By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus Once again, we got another mixed bag of happenings for the Field Generals this week. We saw some folks (Russell Wilson, Justin Fields) fall to the injury bug. We saw others (Dak Prescott, Kyler Murray) maintain their early consistency. And it all culminated with another epic Monday Night performance from […]Read more "The NFL’s Field Generals Report: Week #5"
By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus Okay, we’re a month into the season and what have we learned so far. For starters, the guy in Arlington has yet to miss a beat from last season, the little fella in the Valley keeps getting better, and No. 3 in Seattle keeps adding to his Hall of Fame […]Read more "The NFL’s Field General Report: Week #4"
By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus Three weeks into the “biggest season ever” and there seem to be more questions than answers regarding our NFL Field Generals. However, it’s not really a surprise considering the circumstances. My BASN colleague Michael-Louis Ingram always talks about how the first 4-5 weeks of the regular season are almost like […]Read more "The NFL’s Field Generals Report: Week #3"
By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus In a Sunday that saw offensive fireworks in Arizona, Seattle, and Baltimore, the week was dominated by the injury bug that bit some of the Week One starters. In Miami, Tua Tagovailoa was sidelined early (rib injury) in their AFC East tilt with Buffalo. He would be replaced by Jacoby […]Read more "The NFL’s Field Generals Report: Week #2"
As we begin “The NFL’s Biggest Season Ever” over the next 18 weeks, BASN Newsroom will continue to chronicle the exploits of this much maligned, but very talented group. As is its custom, Week One offered all sorts of impressive performances, wild finishes, and all in between.Read more "The NFL Field Generals Report: Week #1"
Coach Connell Maynor and his Alabama A&M Bulldogs claim the number one ranking in the HBCU-Pro Sports Media Association Black College Football Poll for the second consecutive week. The 2020 spring Black College Football Champions are followed by the surging Jackson State Tigers and Arkansas Pine-Bluff ranking third. Florida A&M and Alcorn State round out […]Read more "Alabama A&M and Albany State retain top spots in HBCU-PSMA week two football polls"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — In the most improbable run in history to a US Open final,19-year-old Leylah Fernandez has scored yet another upset, this time over no. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka 7-6, 4-6, 6-4. Sabalenka opened up the match with a 3-0 lead on strong serving and a power […]Read more "Riding The Layla Train: Unseeded Fernandez advances to U.S. Open Final"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — It was only fitting that it was decided by a third set tiebreaker. So little separated the players during the match, played before a near sellout crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium. The undisputed darling of this US Open, Leylah Fernandez of Canada upset 5th-seeded Elina Svitolina of […]Read more "Moving On: Fernandez upsets No. 5 Svitolina, advances to U.S. Open semifinals"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — It was a heavyweight fight in the first round of the US Open. In a match that was contested in sweltering heat in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Sloane Stephens defeated her good friend and fellow American Madison Keys, 6-3,1-6, 7-6. The pair have been known to be practice […]Read more "Friendly Fire In Flushing: Stephens outlasts Keys in Opening Round"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Naomi Osaka, the defending U.S. Open and 2021 Australian Open champion, is the No. 3 seed at Flushing Meadows and will defend her title in a night match on Monday’s opening day of the tourney. Osaka also won the Open in 2018, but has had a difficult […]Read more "Osaka reflects on media frenzy, prepares for U.S. Open"