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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, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, is also a frequent contributor for 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 is an integral part of the coverage that CBS and Turner Sports provide during the NCAA Tournament. Davis is also a college basketball host and analyst for CBS Sports Network. Courtside with Seth Davis, a weekly, hour long magazine show, just completed its third year.
A 1992 graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in Political Science, Davis worked as a sports reporter at The New Haven Register before joining SI in 1995. He has covered a wide variety of sports during his career, and 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 also has been recognized twice by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and is the author of two books: the memoir Equinunk, Tell Your Story: My Return to Summer Camp (Chandler House Press, 2003), and When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball (Times Books, 2009), a New York Times best seller 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's next book, Wooden: A Coach's Life, the definitive biography of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, will be published in January 2014 by Times Books.
Among other interests, Davis used to perform stand-up comedy in New York City in the mid-1990s. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Melissa, and their three rambunctious sons.