Seth Davis is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and best-selling author who has distinguished himself as one of the nation’s foremost experts on college basketball. Davis is currently a Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, where he joined the staff in 1995, and he is a frequent contributor to SI.com, where his popular “Hoop Thoughts” column is a weekly staple during the college basketball season.
Since 2004, Davis has also served as an in-studio analyst for CBS Sports’ coverage of college basketball. He is a regular contributor to CBS’ “At the Half” segments during the regular season, and he is an integral part of the coverage that CBS and Turner Sports provide during the NCAA Tournament. Davis is also a college basketball analyst for CBS Sports Network, and he is the host of the Seth Davis Show on CampusInsiders.com, which was named Best Webisode Series at the 2014 Cynopsis Media Awards in New York City.
A 1992 graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in Political Science, Davis worked for 2½ years as a sports reporter at The New Haven Register prior to joining the staff at Sports Illustrated. He has covered a wide variety of sports during his career, and his work has been recognized numerous times by his peers, including in 2003, when he won first place honors from the Golf Writers Association for a lengthy profile of John Daly. Davis’ work has also been recognized by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Davis is the author of two New York Times best sellers: Wooden: A Coach’s Life (Times Books, 2014), the definitive biography of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, and When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball (Times Books, 2009), which recounts the season leading up to the 1979 NCAA championship game between Magic Johnson’s Michigan State Spartans and Larry Bird’s Indiana State Sycamores. Davis also wrote the memoir Equinunk, Tell Your Story: My Return to Summer Camp (Chandler House Press, 2003).
Among other interests, Davis used to perform stand-up comedy in New York City in the mid-1990’s. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their three sons.