All competing teams in the National Invitation Tournament will receive
Madison Square Garden Corp., a member of the Entertainment Group of
Gulf + Western Inc., will present $1,000.00 scholarship grants to each of the
Final Four Institutions.
Champion will provide sweat suits to the official parties of the four finalists.
Eastman Kodak will present camera kits to the four finalists' team members.
Wilson will provide travel bags and the Wilson "Jet," the official basketball
of the NIT, to the official parties of the four finalists.
KODAK MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD:
1988: Ralph Miller, Head Coach, Oregon State University
1987: Richard Regan, former Coach and Athletic Director, Seton Hall University
1986: MarvHarshman, former Coach, University of Washington
1985: Lou Camesecca, Head Coach, St. John's University
1984: Bobby Knight, Head Coach, Indiana University
1983: Clair Bee, former Coach, LIU
Howard Cann, former Coach, NYU
Nat Holman, former Coach, CCNY
1982: John Wooden, former Coach, UCLA
1981: Frank McGuire, former Coach, South Carolina
1980: Ray Meyer, former Coach, DePaul Unversity
NIKE-NIT HALL OF FAME:
Lenny Wilkins, Providence College
Larry Bird, Indiana State
Ed Macauley, St. Louis University
Maurice Stokes, St. Francis College, Pa.
Ernie Calverley, University of Rhode Island
Walt Frazier, S. Illinois
George Mikan, DePaul
THE BUD LIGHT AWARD
For outstanding contribution to amateur athletics. The award is a $1,000.00 contribution to a charity of the honoree's choice.
1986: Paul Warfield, Director Player Personnel, Cleveland Browns
1985: Bob Kane, Immediate Past President, Olympic Committee;
Former Athletic Director, Cornell University; Former ECAC President
1984: Edward Steitz, Director of Athletics, Springfield College, Massachusetts
1983: Joe Tomlin, Founder, Pop Warner Football
1982: John Prenderville, Chairman, New York State Athletic Commission
1981: Governor Hugh Carey
THE BUD LIGHT NATIONAL ASSIST LEADER AWARD:
To the player who compiles the hightest assist total in NCAA Division I
TWA-NIT COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD:
Two Tickets to any TWA destination worldwide to the NIT Champion Coach.
M.K.Turk, University of Southern Mississippi
Eldon Miller, Ohio State
Walt Hazard, UCLA
Bill Frieder, Michigan
Boyd Grant, Fresno State University
Dick Versace, Bradley