Monthly Archives: November 2011

WNBL iTV - Watch Episode 8 tonight from 7:30PM AEDT

Episode Eight of WNBL iTV will air tonight through the WNBL website from 7:30PM AEDT, so tune in to catch all of the latest news and information from around the league!

NBL/WNBL round wrap-up

It was Melbourne’s first Patty-free weekend, and there would be some concern over the result, with the Tigers giving up a 10-0 run to the Kings late in the contest to go down 89-80. The loss sees them move to 6-4 and third place on shaky ground. The search continues for Mills' replacement.

Longley honoured with Guy Pearce & Air Supply in LA

Australian basketball legend Luc Longley will join Emmy Award-winning Australian actor Guy Pearce, multi-platinum soft rock duo Air Supply in being honoured in LA for the upcoming G'Day USA celebrations.

Back in the Day: Top 10 teams in WNBL history

In the spirit of my wise and learned colleague Matthew McQuade’s effort over on the NBL’s website, here then is an educated guess as to the ten greatest teams in the thirty-plus year history of the WNBL. Before readers begin,

Good to be home, writes Liz

Liz Cambage cited meeting the Queen and getting back to business with her Bulleen Boomers as the highlights of her home coming, in the 'Athlete's Diaries' column, of which Cambage is one of the athletes putting one together for the Australian Olympic team's official website.

Survey: the impact of alcohol sponsorship in sport

Researchers from the University of Queensland are undertaking a range of studies examining the impact of alcohol sponsorship in sport upon sportspeople’s and young consumers’ consumption. This is independent research, funded by the Australian Research Council and The Australian Sports Commission. The research outcomes will help inform the debate on whether alcohol sponsorship should be banned or regulated in Australian Sports.

Chambers and Cotter reappointed U19 coaches

After leading the Australian U19 national basketball teams, the Gems and the Emus, to great success at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship of Basketball, head coaches Cheryl Chambers (the Gems) and Damian Cotter (the Emus) have both been reappointed as head coaches of the teams for the next two-year campaign.

Big wraps for Big Ben

Rising star basketballer and member of the 2011 Vic Metro team that took out the U16 national championship this year, Ben Simmons, son of former NBL player David Simmons received big wraps from his high school coach Kevin Goorjian this week, in an article in the Herald Sun newspaper.

Mills' China deal signals growing rivalry in region

With the move of Patty Mills to Chinese Basketball Association club the Xinjiang Flying Tigers this week, although a blow to the local competition in the short-term, it is another sign of the growth of the sport in China, as the rising super-power becomes a new rival for Australia in the region.

WNBL iTV - Watch Episode 7 tonight from 7:30PM AEDT

Episode Seven of WNBL iTV will air tonight through the WNBL website from 7:30PM AEDT, so tune in to catch all of the latest news and information from around the league!

An 'Historic' weekend of NBL & WNBL hoops wraps

The plot thickens across the country in the WNBL and NBL competitions.

Tigers farewell Patty Mills

The Melbourne Tigers Basketball Club has released star point guard Patty Mills from his NBL playing contract effective immediately, allowing him to sign with Chinese club Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.

[Audio] Bogut chats to SEN

Andrew Bogut chats to SEN's Tim Watson and Andy Maher yesterday after the NBA's lock-out continues down its log road.

Back in the Day: Aloisi!

We're back in mid-November 2005, time travellers, and there's plenty of sporting action happening, not just on the Aussie hardwood. BA's historian Nicholas Way looks back on the week that was...

Aussies claim indv. accolades at Asia Oceania Champs

The Australian Wheelchair basketball teams, the Rollers and the Gliders, returned home this week from a successful Asia Oceania Championship campaign, both teams clinching Gold, and both teams subsequently qualifying for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Aussie-Euro Update

The Euro’s currency may be in trouble, but the basketball is as competitive as ever in the region. The NBA lock-out has seen a number of Americans ply their trade over there, including Tony Parker, Deron Williams and Andrei Kirilenko and among them are a number of familiar Aussie faces who we will be following weekly in this very column.

Mills faces off with President Obama

Australian Boomers point guard Patty Mills found one reason to be thankful that the NBA lockout has kept him in Australia, the 23 year old being invited to meet US President Barack Obama in Canberra yesterday.

Watch Episode Six of WNBL iTV here now!

Episode Six of WNBL iTV is out now, so tune in to catch all of the latest news and information from around the league!