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Muir, Bumgarner named for DSA awards

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Veteran sportswriters earn state’s highest journalism award
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NATCHITOCHES — Two very influential figures in the coverage of sports across Louisiana for decades, Baton Rouge sports editor Butch Muir and New Orleans sportswriter Bill Bumgarner, are the winners of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Muir will end a 49-year career this spring when he retires after 32 years in charge of the Advocate’s sports section. Bumgarner is in year No. 40 as an acclaimed New Orleans sportswriter, and is regarded as one of the state’s foremost experts on high school sports.
The Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism is the most prestigious honor offered to sports media in the state.

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