BLACK MONDAY 2018 Gary Norris Gray-BASN- Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-At the end of the season the coaching carousel began to turn with 32 teams with only one Black General Manager Chris Grier of the Miami Dolphins and two surviving Black head coaches, Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Tomlin and Los Angeles Chargers Anthony Lynn . Successful and […]Read more "THE NFL’s BLACK MONDAY: 2018"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus When BASN Newsroom (aka the Black Athlete Sports Network) began years ago, our basic premise was to celebrate the past, present, and future history of sport’s most innovative and imitated being — the black athlete. As another year begins, we take a look back at some of the […]Read more "BASN Remembers: Who Left Us In 2018"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Pokey Chatman played then coached at Louisiana State University. She was ousted after allegedly dating one of her players. This was one of the most disappointing moments in college women’s basketball. This issue raised its head again at Penn State University and divided the team Rene Portland had a […]Read more "BLACK WOMEN IN BASKETBALL PT. IV"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.- History was made when C. Vivian Stringer became the first Black female coach to win 1,000 games with Cheyney State-HBCU, Iowa and Rutgers. Stringer is the third female coach to achieve this goal. The current head coach of Rutgers University can be called the Queen of the women’s […]Read more "BLACK WOMEN IN BASKETBALL PT. III"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND – These are the ladies that have taken the second half in hand and guided young women in the sport that they love with leadership. They will carry on the tradition of C. Vivian Stringer, Dawn Staley, Carolyn Peck, and Marion Washington. Michelle Clark – Heard of the Western Kentucky […]Read more "BLACK WOMEN IN BASKETBALL PT. II"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — In the basketball world, African American females are still having a difficult time acquiring or keeping head coaching jobs. Head Coaches have to be perfect to stay in one spot. These women have to do their jobs on the floor and raise a family too. They have […]Read more "BLACK WOMEN IN BASKETBALL PT. I"
ATLANTA – The North Carolina A&T Aggies captured its third Celebration Bowl title in four years with a 24-22 win over Alcorn State on Saturday afternoon at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Aggies led the entire game, but it was Malik Wilson’s 79-yard game winning return with 38 seconds left in the third quarter that […]Read more "Dynasty: North Carolina A&T Wins Third Celebration Bowl In Four Years"