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    Indian College Basketball Tournament to be televised on Ten Sports

    Abhishek Bachchan with the University of Madras team.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    We are being informed that the UBA All India University Basketball Championship 2014-15 that was held in Sathyabama University, Chennai earlier this year, will finally be televised on Ten Sports. The glitzy tournament, that had an international production crew flown in from USA, with Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Evelyn Sharma in attendance, will see on-air promotions aired as of this weekend. The UBA is also the group seen as promoting India’s first Professional Basketball League, that is slated for launch later this summer. UBA’s...

  • End In Sight?

    FIBA letter Recognizing Govindraj faction’s BFI claims released

    Shot in the arm: Karnataka Basketball Association President K Govindraj has released a letter allegedly from FIBA, that officially recognises his claim as  new BFI President.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    The media cell of the Karnataka Basketball Association released a letter today, from the International Basketball Federation, ‘FIBA’, according official recognition to the Govindraj camp from the South. As we are all aware, the last few weeks has seen Indian basketball face uncertainty due to competing claims from rival factions towards the top posts in the Basketball Federation of India (BFI). One faction was led by Maharashtra Basketball Association’s President Ms Poonam Mahajan and former CEO, BFI Ms Roopam Sharma. The rival...

  • Court Craft

    How hard are you willing to work to get better?

    Dribble Academy girls working hard, training smart and putting in their reps. Image courtesy: Dribble Academy Facebook page.
    by Pradyut Voleti

    Since you’re reading this post I’m assuming you are serious about basketball and you want to find ways to get better. It could be either wanting to improve your dribbling skills or it could be wanting to get better on defense. Whatever skill you want to work on you must understand that it requires commitment, dedication and persistence. Without these three, it’s impossible to get better at any skill. The first key to improving any skill in basketball is repetition: you got to do the same drill a thousand times and maybe more...

Indian College Basketball Tournament to be televised on Ten Sports

Abhishek Bachchan with the University of Madras team.

We are being informed that the UBA All India University Basketball Championship 2014-15 that was held in Sathyabama University, Chennai earlier this year, will finally be televised on Ten Sports. The glitzy tournament, that had an international production crew flown in from USA, with Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Evelyn Sharma in attendance, will see on-air promotions aired as of this weekend. The UBA is also the group seen as promoting India’s first Professional Basketball League, that is slated for launch later this summer. UBA’s emphasis has been on developing TV exposure to Indian basketball events and its stars, and if the trailer below is anything to go by, the full match videos promise to herald a new era of exciting...

Basketball 3, Pune-2, May 24, 2015

Pune, Mumbai SW hoopsters emerge champions

Mumbai, May 24: Pune and Mumbai South West hoopsters emerged champions, winning the girls and boys’ (level-1) titles respectively in the 32nd Maharashtra State Inter-District Youth (boys & girls) Basketball Championship, organised by the Maharashtra State Basketball Association (MSBA) and played at the Police Gymkhana courts. In the girl’s final, Pune recorded...

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Vaishakh Nambiar believes in being Fundamentally Sound

This profile was originally in Tadpoles magazine and can be accessed here.  In the beginning, Vaishakh Nambiar was just one of the...

Kerala Basketballer Anna Scores 1200/1200 in the 12th Examinations

Anna Rose Thomas

(With inputs from Babykutty): Perfectly balancing academics and sports, Kerala basketballer Anna Rose Thomas, a school girl from Little Flower Higher Secondary School Koratty, garnered a full series of A+  scores in her SSLC Exams. Little Flower is one of the cradles for school level basketball in the southern state. Thomas, who played more than 30 to 40 tournaments a year and...

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An Indian Team Huddle. Image courtesy: Ms Chawn Hoffert Flemming

Indian Basketball Players Association (IBPA) coming soon?

A couple of weeks ago, ousted national women’s head coach Francisco Garcia put up a post on Facebook, highlighting...