Showing posts from December, 2016

EuroMillions League - Round Thirteen: Belfius Mons-Hainaut edges Basic-Fit Brussels on Boxing Day

According to the Belgian press, playing on Boxing Day did not make all EuroMillions League actors happy: most foreign players do not have much time to enjoy the holiday season or fly back to their home country to join their family, it also ties clubs' staff and workforce down at a period of the year when most people simply take time to enjoy the holiday season, etc. Bert attended the most exciting match-up of Round Thirteen: the derby game between both mid-range teams Belfius Mons-Hainaut and Basic-Fit Brussels . The game took place at the mons.arena in Jemappes, Belgium in front of a nice attendance on Boxing Day. Swedish talent Dino Pita (6'5", born in 1988) did not play for Brussels (he left the club for family reasons a few days later and was released for the rest of the season) but the visitors could definitely count on their Belgian international point guard Guy Muya (6'4", born in 1993) who was back in action after a few days of rest due to an

College basketball action is well underway in the USA... - First review (November and early December 2016)

Having been a Member of the USBWA-U.S. Basketball Writers Association since September 2003, I usually welcome fall and winter with great enthusiasm since the NCAA basketball season usually starts then. I have always followed college basketball action with great attention. I remember having been a great fan of e.g. Steve Alford of Indiana , Patrick Ewing of Georgetown , David Rivers of Notre Dame , Danny Ferry of Duke , Danny Manning of Kansas , Rony Seikaly of Syracuse , J.R. Reid of North Carolina or Christian Laettner of Duke when they were involved in their own university basketball program. Not to mention that I have often been impressed by coaching legends like Bobby Knight (esp. when he was at Indiana ), Jerry Tarkanian , Mike Krzyzewski , Jim Boeheim , Lute Olson , John Thompson ,  Rick Pitino or the late  Jim Valvano. Now that the 2016-17 NCAA basketball season has just started, I get hooked on YouTube and watch talented young athletes play hoops again. I