2007, 2013, 2014 & 2015 – Seth Davis

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.

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Our leadership team gave their Monday night to attend the Visioning Launch Lab, getting ready for the start of the new Rotary year on July 1st. 🎉🎉

What an amazing and dedicated group! Can’t wait to see what all they accomplish this year! #agentsofchange #peopleofaction
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Happy #MemberMonday honoring one of our Rotarians.

Dr. Mouzon Biggs, Jr., is inspiring on many levels and we are blessed to be able to call him a fellow Rotarian.

Anytime it is announced that Mouzon will be speaking it brings anticipation that you will hear something grand, something that will leave you thinking about what has been said. We all know Mouzon speaks from the heart and presents in a thoughtful, inspirational and well-meaning way. Mouzon inspires me to “keep doing the next right thing” and "keep swinging for the fences” as he so amply displays this motto in his day to day life. Thank you Mouzon for being you.

Upon retiring as Sr Pastor at Boston Avenue Methodist Church Mouzon said: “I never walked into the pulpit that I didn’t do the best I knew how to be as faithful to God’s word as I knew how. I never promised a home run, but I did promise to swing as hard as I could. I think I managed that.”

I think we can all agree he did that and so much more.
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June 14, 2004

15 years ago today, Past President Jimmie Saied celebrated his final birthday at the 11th Annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards Banquet directing "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

2004 Iba Chair, Linda Bradshaw, introduced him with the following:

"Our finale is a tribute to our honorees with a presentation that is a testament to his own life. A gentleman and patriot beyond description was born this very day, June 14, 1915 on Flag Day. He carried the torch to Washington to witness the signing into law signifying that "The Star and Stripes Forever" become the official march of the United States of America. He has thrilled thousands for decades with his characterization of John Philip Sousa through the concerts he has conducted across this great country. I'm proud to celebrate his 89th birthday with him tonight. He is my dearest and personal friend. Please welcome, Maestro James G. Saied."
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The Rotary Club of Tulsa, with sincere appreciation, presents the “James G. Saied Service Above Self…And Then Some” Award to Rotarian and Past President Charles B. Wilson, Jr.

For continuing to serve his club with leadership counsel and enthusiasm long after serving as club President, 1996-97;

For strengthening the club by initiating several membership initiatives that led to more and higher committed members that reflect the vitality and diversity of our community;

For his numerous leadership positions on the board and club committees, including the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards, where he chaired the event and served on the organizing committee for all 25 years;

For his leadership coordinating Rotary’s support for the transformational OU-OSU Bedlam Clinics;

He is exceptionally qualified to receive the club’s highest honor.

Congratulations!
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