Basketball

  • Steadman looks ahead to new Basketball season

    Steadman looks ahead to new Basketball season

    October 10, 2014 at 11:05 am

    The new season is fast approaching for the University of Sunderland Basketball men’s second team, as they get ready to open their campaign with a home tie against University of York mens 1st team. Last season saw them reach the semi-finals of the National Cup, and they could have an even […]

     
  • Predators coach confident team are improving

    Predators coach confident team are improving

    October 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland City Predators coach Brian Calder is confident his team are continuing to improve, after Saturday night’s league 63-61 defeat to Preston College. The Predators had led by thirteen points with less than seven minutes remaining at CitySpace,but a stunning Preston comeback saw them beaten by just two points. After […]

     
  • Sunderland Predators beaten by Preston in thrilling climax

    Sunderland Predators beaten by Preston in thrilling climax

    October 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Sunderland City Predators suffered a heart-breaking 63-61 defeat to Preston College on Saturday evening, in their long-awaited return to basketball’s National League. The Predators led by a single point with 28 seconds remaining, having battled back from eleven down in the first quarter at CitySpace. Dan Miller hit Preston’s eventual […]

     
  • Sunderland City Predators set for national league tip-off

    Sunderland City Predators set for national league tip-off

    October 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland City Predators are ready to start life in basketball’s National League this Saturday evening, as they become the first team from the City to do so in 20 years. The CitySpace-based team, coached by former Sunderland player Brian Calder, will tip-off their charge in Division 4 North against Preston’s College […]

     
  • 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 […]