Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball
The Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball was an award that was presented annually by the Chicago Tribune to the Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten Conference for both men's and women's basketball in the United States through 2007. The Chicago Tribune awarded the Silver Basketball for men's basketball beginning in 1946. The Silver Basketball for women's basketball was first presented in 1988. The awards were voted on by the head coaches of the Big Ten basketball teams and the Chicago Tribune staff.