Michigan State University

2016 Silver Anniversary Award winner: Steve Smith

Steve Smith relished his time as a student-athlete, and the experience paved the way for a 14-year NBA career and nearly a decade working in broadcasting. Despite those successes, he never forgot his roots and has since donated time and money to the college he remembers fondly.

Swept off his feet

Magic Johnson had just led Michigan State University to a national championship when Hollis arrived as a freshman and, like many eager students, asked coach Jud Heathcote if he could be a team manager. Heathcote treated him like the others. He shut the door. But Hollis came back – six more times, in fact – until Heathcote presented a life-changing offer.

Mark Hollis named chair of Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for 2016-17

Mark Hollis has been named vice chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the upcoming season and chair of the committee for the 2016-17 academic year.

Indianapolis hosts seventh NCAA Final Four, sets records across multiple events

The 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Final Four marked the seventh Men’s Final Four hosted in Indianapolis, setting several attendance and viewership records. The two-session Final Four attendance totaled 143,387, the highest ever attendance for...


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