By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Here are more examples of how Black athletes changed the games and continue to show their greatness under fire. Now think about the mental and physical issues white players and athletics never understand and never have to go through to play the game they love. BASEBALL Major League […]Read more "The Rules Have Changed, Again (Part Two)"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Sports used to be a safe haven for Black athletes, not anymore. African Americans athletes mastered and continue to master the game or position; they improved their skills with each passing year in spite of the racial overtones. These athletes once again had to be better than average, better […]Read more "THE RULES HAVE CHANGED, AGAIN (Part One)"
Just a Boston Strangler Away By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN NEWSROOM PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) As I write this the Philadelphia 76ers are down three games to zip to the Boston Celtics. They may get swept or stave off elimination for one more game. What’s most important here, however, is […]Read more "Just a “Boston Strangler” Away"
Of Eunice, The “Rain” and Other Things By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief basnnewsroom.com PHILADELPHIA (basnnewsroom.com) All of us should never have heard of Nina Simone. A few weeks ago, that den of dubiousness known as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presented its Class of 2018. The […]Read more "Of Eunice, The “Rain” and Other Things"
Robert T. Green is one of the country’s most outspoken voices for the rights of student-athletes in college athletics today. As the CEO of Pre-Postgame, Inc., Green is an expert on the business of sports, from high school to college, as well as those few who are fortunate enough to seek professional careers. We are […]Read more "Green To Conduct Weekly Live Podcasts On The Business Of Sports"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — As we speak, the hours left in the 2017 sports scene are dwindling down to a precious few. Between the usual amount of upsets, buzzer-beaters, fantastic finishes and out-and-out robberies, there were several special moments from the last 12 months. K.D. and the Warriors got […]Read more "BASN Reveals The Talented 10 of 2018"
EDITORS’ NOTE: Over a decade ago, BASN ran a three-part series entitled “The Women of The Negro Leagues”. It focused on three great female pioneers of the historic baseball league. One of the women written about was Mamie “Peanut” Johnson who passed away earlier this week on December 19th. Today, BASN Classics looks back at […]Read more "BASN Classics: The Legacy of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — Welcome to the opening phase of championship weekend. Two crowns will be handed out on Saturday in Fort Valley, Georgia, and Salem, Virginia. And for the winners, it could be the start of something big. Tuskegee and Fort Valley State will meet at 2 p.m. […]Read more "HBCU Football Spotlight: Week 11"
WACO, TEXAS – John Merritt, former head coach at Jackson State and Tennessee State, has been named the American Football Coaches Association’s recipient of the 2017 Trailblazer Award. The award will be presented, posthumously, at the AFCA Honors Luncheon on Monday, January 8, at the 2018 AFCA Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Merritt passed away on December […]Read more "Legendary HBCU Coach Merritt Selected As 2017 AFCA Trailblazer Award Winner"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — It’s the first weekend of November football and the preliminary start of the championship stretch. While the MEAC and SWAC still have a few weeks in the regular season, it’s the final week for the SIAC and CIAA as their championship games will be played […]Read more "HBCU Football Spotlight: Week 10"