By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus After an opening week that saw the NFL’s 10 starting Black quarterbacks go a collective 7-3 (including a season-opening matchup between K.C.’s Patrick Mahomes and Houston’s DeShaun Watson), there was more history set to be made in Week Two. Entering Sunday’s contests, there were four scheduled head-to-head matchups between the […]Read more "The NFL Field Generals Report: Week No. 2"
By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus A new NFL season gives us another opportunity to celebrate the black field generals of pro football. Every week after all the action, BASN Newsroom will give a different look at the brothas under center. With all the former and defending MVP’s, first-round picks, and other standouts in uniform, 2020 […]Read more "The NFL Field Generals Report: Week No. 1"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Guess what? Neither Roger Federer, nor Rafael Nadal, nor Novak Djokovic won the US Open on Sunday. That could be a story in and of itself. After all, they had won the last 13 Grand Slams. That’s a bunch of years. Instead, Dominic Thiem defeated his buddy Alexander […]Read more "An historic finish at The Open"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — The cream usually rises to the top. And it did Saturday at Flushing Meadows. Naomi Osaka overcame a blistering start by Victoria Azarenka to defeat the 2-time Grand Slam champion 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Not since 1995 had a US Open Champion come back from an opening set deficit. It was […]Read more "Another title for Osaka"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Both players played great. One of the players came up bigger on the biggest points. That was No. 3 seed Serena Williams, as she defeated No. 15 Maria Sakkari of Greece, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 to book a spot in the US Open quarterfinals. It will […]Read more "100 & counting: Serena beats Sakkari, advances to Open quarterfinals"
The two keys for Williams throughout were both her serve and perhaps more importantly her calm, despite building a big first set deficit. Williams hit 12 aces and ripped a 122 mph serve.Read more "Serena outlasts Sloane to advance at The U.S. Open"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — The Scot is a fighter. He has been his entire career. And now, playing with a metal hip after hip surgery, Andy Murray on the comeback trail outlasted 49th-seeded Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the first round of the U.S. Open. He saved one […]Read more "Murray’s Comeback"
What we all witnessed regarding the vigilante death of George Floyd and what we have been subject to seeing far too often over the years pertaining to black men and boys is in direct alignment with the destruction of the black male image.Read more "We the People"
EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, BASN Newsroom honors the accomplishments of these great athletes and their dedication to military service in a story that first appeared on the site in May 2006. By Tony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus When it was all said and done, they chose […]Read more "BASN Classics: They Chose To Serve"
To say sports fans have undergone extreme withdrawal symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic would be a major understatement. However, later this week, they may get their first reprieve.Read more "HBCU NFL Draft Capsules: Special Teams"