Monthly Archives: September 2014

AUSTRALIANS APPOINTED TO KEY FIBA COMMISSIONS

FIBA's Central Board convened its first meeting of the 2014-2019 term of office under the leadership of newly-elected President Horacio Muratore on Saturday 13 September in Madrid.

Challenge ahead for Opals duo after WNBA title glory

Jayco Australian Opals stars Erin Phillips and Penny Taylor are riding high are guiding the Phoenix Mercury to the WNBA Championship, but the time to celebrate will be short-lived as the duo prepare to fly to Paris this week.

Opals star duo close in on WNBA Championship

Fresh from being named in the Jayco Australian Opals Team for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women star duo Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips have moved one win away from the WNBA Championship.

JAYCO OPALS TEAM NAMED FOR FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the Jayco Australian Opals Team to compete at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey.

STATEMENT ON 2014 FIBA WORLD CUP GAME AUSTRALIA V ANGOLA

Basketball Australia categorically rejects any suggestion that the Australian Boomers were a party to contriving the result of the 2014 FIBA World Cup game between Australia and Angola.

Airbnb Boomers go down to Turkey

Two three-pointers in the final minute has guided Turkey to a 65-64 win over the Airbnb Australian Boomers in the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Barcelona this morning.

Game Day Preview: Experienced Turks Like it Slow

Watch the Airbnb Boomers Round of 16 clash against Turkey LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on ABC at 3:55AM AEST Monday 8 September.

Basketball legend Andrew Gaze named 2014 Australian Father of the Year

All-time Australian basketball great Andrew Gaze AM has been named 2014 Australian Father of the Year by children's charity The Shepherd Centre in honour of his devotion to his family, and his significant contribution to Australian sport.

AIRBNB BOOMERS FACE TURKEY LIVE ON ABC

The Airbnb Australian Boomers have arrived in the picturesque city of Barcelona ahead of their Round of 16 clash with Turkey at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Message to fans from Jayco Opals star Lauren Jackson

Australian Jayco Opals star Lauren Jackson is out of hospital and recovering well following surgery earlier this week. Today she released the following message of thanks for her supportive fans.

UPDATED 2015 AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE

The 2015 Australian Junior Championships schedule is now complete, with Basketball Australia today confirming the Under 20s and Ivor Burge Championships will be held in Dandenong next February.

Airbnb Boomers to meet Turkey in Round of 16

The Airbnb Australian Boomers are Barcelona bound after finishing third in Group D to setup a crossover with Turkey in the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.

Game Day Preview: One last dance for qualified Airbnb Boomers

There is one more dance in the studio before hitting the main stage, and the Boomers’ partner will be Angola for that final go-around.

Airbnb Boomers grind out win over Mexico

The Airbnb Australian Boomers have made it three wins on the bounce, fighting off a determined Mexico to record a 70-62 victory in their penultimate Group D game at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup overnight in Gran Canaria.

Jayco Opals star duo advance to WNBA Finals

The WNBA Championship awaits Jayco Australian Opals duo Erin Phillips and Penny Taylor, with the Phoenix Mercury securing passage to the WNBA Finals after 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx in the deciding Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals series.

Game Day Preview: Mexican Flair and Discipline Awaits Airbnb Boomers

Toppling Lithuania was arguably the Airbnb Boomers greatest win since the 2000 Olympic Games quarter-final triumph over Italy, but there is no time to celebrate.

Brilliant Boomers claim defining win over Lithuania

It was a performance for the ages as the Airbnb Australian Boomers produced an inspired four-quarter effort to defeat Lithuania 82-75 at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Gran Canaria, Spain in the early hours of this morning.

GAME DAY PREVIEW: AIRBNB BOOMERS, LITHUANIA BOTH READY TO TURN SCREWS

It’s the date any Australian basketball fan circles on the calendar.