Basketball

  • Ken Nottage on his career dilemma before he became a Sunderland and England basketball star

    Ken Nottage on his career dilemma before he became a Sunderland and England basketball star

    September 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Ken Nottage was a basketball star in the 80s and 90s, rising to prominence in Milton Keynes before moving to Sunderland, going on to claim over 50 caps for England. He was the only English player to top the scoring charts in the English League and, after a 19-year career, […]

     
  • The 1980s Sunderland basketball side – in pictures

    The 1980s Sunderland basketball side – in pictures

    July 22, 2014 at 9:30 am

    The Sunderland side of the late 80s, early 90s regularly competed for cup, league and European honours, and was widely regarded as the hotbed of basketball in the UK.  At its peak, the Sunderland basketball side – which operated under various names – played in front of 5,000 people. With […]

     
  • Sunderland Maestros' Ken Nottage in action in 1984. Photo: Gordon Jones

    Predators bring National League basketball back to Sunderland after 20 year hiatus

    July 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Sunderland City Predators are set to re-introduce National League basketball to the city after a 20 year hiatus. Local players are being called upon to attend open trials for the latest addition to the Predators franchise as they look to bring back the heady days of the 80s and 90s. […]

     
  • Sunderland come up short in women’s Basketball

    Sunderland come up short in women’s Basketball

    April 30, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    University of Sunderland women’s Basketball team fell to a 54-32 defeat against Teesside University in the Tees-Wear Varsity. Despite battling hard, Sunderland were 2nd best for most of the contest, despite briefly threatening to run them close during the 2nd quarter. The start was delayed by over two and a […]

     
  • The SportsByte Show – S2 Episode One

    The SportsByte Show – S2 Episode One

    April 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    The SportsByte TV Show is back! Host Chris Wright presents a show jam packed with news, highlights and interviews. This week features two of the key players from the University of Sunderland’s successful basketball 1st team, who were promoted this season against local rivals Teesside in a dramatic encounter. We […]