I CAN’T…AND YOU WON’T by Patrick Freeman Buffalo Criterion BUFFALO, NY (BASN/Buffalo Criterion) The most recent Buffalo Bills game had more sub plots than The Haves and the Have Nots, a popular series on the OWN Network by Tyler Perry. The beginning of the Josh Allen era as the quarterback for the Buffalo Bills was […]Read more "“I CAN’T…AND YOU WON’T”"
By Eric D. Graham, Staff Reporter NORTH CAROLINA — Is the new Nike commercial featuring Colin Kaepernick a Big Deal or a Big Deal? Why? Because my brother Dr. Umar Johnson says “What they can NOT stop; they co-op.” What do I mean by this? By definition co-opting means to divert or use in a role […]Read more "The Kap Ad: Big Deal Or No Big Deal?"
I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued) By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) Over two years ago, rows of betting machines were lying dormant in parts of Central and Southern New Jersey. After much arm twisting, the road to legal sports betting outside of Las Vegas […]Read more "I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued)"
By Gary Norris Gray STAFF REPORTER As we move into the National Football League’s third season of civil rights protest. Black players on many teams are kneeling or raising their fist, again, when our National Anthem is being played. These current players want America to have a conversation about race in the United States, a […]Read more "AFRICAN AMERICAN ATHLETES ARE TOO BLACK"
By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN NEWSROOM “While I am incredibly appreciative of this opportunity, I have made the decision to publicly decline my invitation to attend the induction ceremony in Canton (Ohio). After visiting Canton earlier this year, I came to the realization that I wish to celebrate […]Read more "Tuned Out: Why Terrell Owens is RIGHT! (Part One)"
LOS ANGELES — National Research Group (NRG), a leading global entertainment strategy and polling firm providing data and insights to a wide range of FORTUNE 500 companies, conducted the first major poll on how attitudes are changing on the key issue of legalized gambling and how gambling could change the consumption of televised sports in the United States. […]Read more "NRG Conducts First Major Poll On Changing Attitudes Towards Legalized Sports Gambling In The U.S."
CHICAGO — First it was Tommy John; now another elbow condition is throwing a curve ball at young baseball players. With more kids playing baseball year-round and throwing at record velocities, ulnar neuritis, also known as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a condition keeping more players off the field. Physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), who are team physicians for […]Read more "What Is Ulnar Neuritis And Why Are More Baseball Players Getting It?"
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared on BASN Newsroom in July 2008. By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — In July of 2008, the WNBA’s New York Liberty met the Indiana Fever in a regular season game that what was called the “Liberty Outdoor Classic” The game was the league’s first regular-season […]Read more "BASN Classics: The Masters Of ‘Outdoor’ Hoops"
TORRANCE, Calif. — A record number of votes helped select a dynamic lineup of marching bands from our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to perform at the 16th Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase on January 27, 2018. The annual event is the culmination of the HBOB program and provides a national platform to […]Read more "Eight HBCU Bands “March On” to the 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase"
Nobody Here Named “TOBY!” By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom (Editor’s Note: The irony of this archived piece has never left, and is even more important now… Here’s a REAL look at what is driving the League through “America’s Team” from Back In The Day!) […]Read more "Nobody Here Named “TOBY!”"