Bill Esposito Backbone Award
The Bill Esposito Award is presented to a member who displays sound judgement and unusual courage in taking a stand on intercollegiate athletics which is contrary to public opinion and sentiment or who displays sound judgement and unusual courage in guiding their institutions through difficult public relations situations.
Note: This honor is not awarded each year.
Jeff Nelson (Penn State University)
Donna Turner (Tulane)
Jack Duggan (New Orleans)
Bill Esposito (St. John's)
Frank Boggs (The Daily Oklahoman)