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Canadian Basketball Building Blocks: Before Wiggins, Bennett, Thompson

Posted on August 31, 2017

Before Lebron and Durant, there was Kobe Bryant. Before that there was Michael Jordan. Prior to MJ, it was Magic Johnson and Larry Bird…and so on. Over the years, the torch is passed on from generation to generation, while each legacy is acknowledged and celebrated. For Canadian basketball, it is important that hoops enthusiasts today are aware of the past, and the rich history of individuals that contributed in a major way to the development of the ...


Bleeding Red and White: An Oral History of Team Canada’s Head-to-Head with the Dream Team

Posted on August 22, 2017

Twenty-five years ago, the greatest basketball team was assembled. The USA Dream Team. Thanks to a rule that allowed professionals to represent their country in 1990, the Americans were allowed to field an All-Star team that left the international basketball community in awe, and in its wake en route to a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. The Dream Team made its debut during the 1992 Tournament of the Americas in Portland at the Memorial C ...


In Canada’s National Basketball Championship, the Madness Is Muted

Posted on March 22, 2017

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The most successful men’s college basketball team of the 21st century opened its title defense on Thursday in front of about 400 people. The Carleton University Ravens were seeking their 13th national championship in 15 years at the Final 8, Canada’s version of March Madness, in a small arena where the loudest noise came from players yelling out defensive assignments. As the United States prepares to immerse itself in its ...


TRISTAN THOMPSON, OTHERS EMBRACE NEW BEGINNING

Posted on November 3, 2016

TORONTO (FIBA Americas Championship/FIBA World Cup) – There are positive vibes in Canadian basketball right now and not just because of the women’s Olympic team, or the country’s under-17 sides. Allison McNeill’s women reached the London Games via the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Ankara and then made a solid run to the Quarter-Finals. At the FIBA U17 World Championship in Lithuania (29 June to 8 July), the Canadia ...


PRIME MINISTER, JUSTIN TRUDEAU CONGRATULATES RON FOXCROFT ON RECEIVING THE GOLD WHISTLE AWARD

Posted on September 16, 2016

The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has recently presented Hamilton native, Ron Foxcroft, with the prestigious Gold Whistle Award. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in officiating, and is considered the highest honor an official can receive. For more information on Foxcroft’s Gold Whistle selection, please click here. Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau sent the following message to congratulate Foxcroft on the accomplishment. ...


Team Canada fails to reach Rio, 2016 Olympics: Next Focus: ‘Re-load’ for Tokyo, 2020:

Posted on July 12, 2016

Team Canada fails to reach Rio, 2016 Olympics: ...


NASO Announces Foxcroft Named Gold Whistle Recipient

Posted on January 15, 2016

RACINE, Wis. — Ron Foxcroft, Hamilton, Ontario, president and founder of Fox 40 International, has been selected by the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) as the recipient of this year’s Gold Whistle Award, which is officiating’s highest honor. The award will be presented Tuesday, Aug. 2, in San Antonio during the Celebrate Officiating Gala, which wraps up the 2016 Sports Officiating Summit. “A primary determinant in awarding anyo ...


Vancouver Basketball Showcase

Posted on December 16, 2015

                                 For Immediate Release: December 16, 2015 NCAA Division I Basketball Bound for Vancouver Two-Eight Team Tournaments – Men’s and Women’s – Launch in November 2017 VANCOUVER, B.C. – Premier basketball is back in Vancouver. Local officials, along with U.S.-based bd Global, announced that eight men’s and eight women’s basketball teams will descend upon the 2010 Olympic City in November ...


NY Times: Another major CDN connection to Basketball

Posted on December 15, 2015

Shrill? To N.C.A.A. Tournament Referees, It’s Symphonic By JOHN BRANCH The tournament has a familiar refrain created by a specific model of whistle, the Fox 40, and this year it is being used to automatically stop the game clock. ...


The First Basket in NBA History – Scored in (Toronto, Canada)

Posted on December 15, 2015

The First Basket in NBA History ...

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