Basketball

Black History Month – Female Athletes Who Changed the World

Can you imagine a sports world without the Williams sisters, Jackie Joyner Kersee or Gabby Douglas? It’s pretty difficult to picture, but there once was a time when women weren’t allowed to compete.  And there was also a time when black athletes weren’t allowed to be on the same playing field as white people. Fortunately, …

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Michelle Campbell

Meet Euroleague Star & WNBA Alumni Michelle Campbell

International Basketball star and WNBA alumni Michelle Campbell is an avid advocate for the growth, empowerment and development of women’s self esteem. Michelle conducts yearly basketball camps and events geared specifically toward speaking to young adults and teens about the importance of loving one’s self and celebrating the skin they’re in at a time when social …

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Lauren Hill

WNBA players honor Mount St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill committed to Mount St. Joseph to play basketball on her 18th birthday. Less than two months later, she learned that a brain disease called DIPG would kill her in less than two years. Last month, an MRI revealed that her tumor had grown and that she probably would not make it to the …

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Indira Kaljo

Pro basketball player banned from court over head scarf

Hi, everyone! My name is Indira Kaljo, and I am a 26-year-old professional basketball player. I started playing basketball in America at the age of nine after my family was forced to leave our home in war-torn Bosnia when my grandparents were murdered for being Muslim. My love for the game has allowed me the …

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Jaden Newman on GMA

9-Year-Old Girl Youngest Ever Recruited by a College Hoops Program

Jaden Newman is pretty awesome. The nine-year-old a point guard at Downey Christian School in Orlando, FL, became the youngest person ever recruited by a college program when the University of Miami sent her father Jamie a letter officially expressing their interest. The Hurricane’s assistant coach Derrick Gibbs, who helps coordinate recruiting efforts for the …

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WNBA stars vs. men from “The Bachelorette”

Confession: I occasionally watch “The Bachelorette” (moreso than “The Bachelor”  which I dislike for so many reasons). While the show is better seen as a cautionary tale about the perils of being too desperate for love, when taken with a gigantic grain of salt there are episodes that satisfy a certain guilty pleasure. Tonight, television’s most popular reality dating series’ is set to feature a …

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March Madness

Bball Lovers: March Madness Special

Who doesn’t love March?  Spring time.  St. Patrick’s Day, American Red Cross month, Women’s History month and of course,  March Madness. March Madness starts when 64 NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball teams are selected to go to the “Big Dance”—the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship tournament —and ends with the Final Four battling it out …

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Oregon State Women's Basketball

Buffet’s Billion Dollar Challenge Excludes Women’s Bracket

Over the weekend the NCAA Tournament men’s brackets were finalized, which means the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge has opened. Backed by Warren Buffett, the challenge will pay anyone who can pick a perfect bracket a billion dollars. That is not a typo. It is a billion with a B, nine zeroes. The women’s bracket, …

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