DALLAS — Three writers — Alex Scarborough and Jake Trotter of ESPN.com and Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports — each claimed two individual awards and Glenn Guilbeau of USA TODAY Network/Gannett Louisiana repeated as a first-place winner in the 25th Annual FWAA Best Writing Contest.
ESPN.com writers collected 10 individual or co-bylined awards, including 1-2-3 sweeps in the Game Story and Enterprise categories.
First-place winners will receive game balls, certificates and cash prizes. Second and third-place winners will get certificates and cash prizes. Honorable mention award recipients will receive certificates. All will be recognized at the annual FWAA Awards Breakfast on Jan. 8, 2018 in Atlanta.
Second Place — Alex Scarborough, ESPN.com
Third Place — Jake Trotter, ESPN.com
Honorable Mention — John Feinstein, Washington Post; Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports; Matt Fortuna, ESPN.com; Rich Scarcella, Reading Eagle
Second Place — Mike Vorel, South Bend (Ind.) Tribune
Third Place — Nate Mink, The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.)/Syracuse.com
Honorable Mention — Alex Scarborough, ESPN.com; Jake Trotter, ESPN.com; Daniel Uthman, USA TODAY
Second Place — J.P. Scott, Athlon Sports
Third Place — Ryan McGee, ESPN.com
Honorable Mention — Matt Hayes, Bleacher Report; Ivan Maisel, ESPN.com
Second Place — Mark Schlabach and Paula Lavigne, ESPN.com
Third Place — Kyle Bonagura and Mark Fainaru-Wada, ESPN.com
Honorable Mention — Harry B. Minium Jr., Norfolk Virginian-Pilot; Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports; Pete Thamel, Sports Illustrated; Michael Casagrande, AL.com/Alabama Media Group; Jack Ebling and Joe Rexrode, Dog Ear Publishing; Andrew Greif, The Oregonian