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One of Europe’s first national tournament champions of 2012 will be crowned on Sunday in England as Birmingham hosts the British Basketball League Cup Final featuring the table-topping Newcastle Eagles (11-1) against the Plymouth Raiders (6-2). Included in the festivities will be the 2012 BBL dunk contest and the “BBL Babes Cheerleaders,” of whose identity […]
British Basketball League wrap: Raiders advance in Trophy; Wildcats in historic win; Heat still winless
Things in the British Basketball League are heating up, with BBL Championship and Trophy Quarterfinals matches aplenty going down last weekend. BallinEurope’s man over there, Sam Chadwick, rounds up the action for us this morning. For all things BBL, read more below the break!
UK-based Sporting Life recently posted an couple of articles regarding the odd state of the national program and which insinuate FIBA’s greater concern with basketball in the country. On Monday, the ‘paper presented a long interview with FIBA secretary-general/International Olympic Committee inspector Patrick Baumann. Among other issues, Baumann spoke at length about what he and […]
While basketball continues to grow all over the Continent, reaching the popularity level of no. 1 or 2 sport in nearly every country from Portugal to Russia, the countries of the British Isles have notoriously lagged behind in hoops enthusiasm. Maybe it’s simply the overwhelming lure of traditional pastimes like soccer, rugby, cricket and Gaelic […]