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The Historical Basketball League - Part 1

Blue Ridge Public Radio - NPR Station
By: Matt Bush

The Historical Basketball League (HBL) is a proposed sports league that would be the first to pay college players as they receive their education. [continued reading...]


Ohio Lawyer May/June 2018

Beyond the Courtroom - Ricky Volante and the Historical Basketball League
By: Zoe Legato

This could be what finally ends the charade of amateurism...[continue reading...] (Pages 18-20 online version)


The News & Observer

Allow college athletes to make money off their names or face legislation, NC Republican warns NCAA
By: Brian Murphy

WASHINGTON - The chairman of a powerful group of Republicans in the U.S. House called on the NCAA to allow college athletes to profit from their name [continue reading...]


WTOP Washington's Top News

Column: The NCAA is desperate for reform, but it’s still not ready for it
BY: NOAH FRANK

WASHINGTON — Let nobody convince you that the NCAA system is working. [continue reading...]


Huffington Post

The Plot To Put Amateurism And The NCAA In The Past
BY: TRAVIS WALDRON

College basketball — played by (honest) professionals. Just like the olden days. [continue reading...]


USA Today

NCAA's stance against one and done — 'We don’t want you' — doesn't make sense
BY: DAN WOLKEn

The decision by McDonald’s All-American Darius Bazley to forego his college [continue reading...]


Locked on Warriors (Podcast)

Dubs Getting Healthy – Collegiate League to Pay Ballers, Eyeing Warriors to Partner
By: Aliko Carter Ft. Ricky Volante and RalpH greene

The second and third segments are an interview with the CEO and CMO of the Historical Basketball League, Ricky Volante and Ralph Greene. [continue reading...]


Forbes

Historical Basketball League: Exposing The False Choice Between Education And Income
BY: ALIKO CARTER

The Madness of March is in full swing. High seeds have fallen, and brackets have been busted across the land. [continue reading...]


Statesman

SXSW PANEL PROBES ALTERNATIVES TO COLLEGE FOR TOP BASKETBALL PLAYERS
By: Danny Davis

For years, with athletes unable to jump straight from high school to the NBA, the discussion of college basketball players making money in their trade has remained a hot topic. [continue reading...]



Sports Talk Florida

IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE TO MARCH MADNESS? 
BY: EVAN WEINER

The celebration of men’s college basketball starts with the First Four in Dayton, a shiny marketing tool unveiled by the NCAA when it added more teams to the revenue generating for everybody but the players Men’s Basketball Tournament [continue reading...]


The Undefeated

#PayThatMan: Four proposals for compensating college athletes
By: Jesse Washington

The college football championship shows how much money flows to successful coaches and schools — but not to the players [continue reading...]


Front Office Sports

NEW BASKETBALL LEAGUE WANTS TO PAY STUDENT-ATHLETES UPWARDS OF $100,000 A YEAR
BY: JUSTIN HERRIN

The Baldwin Wallace University School of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences (HPESS) presented a panel discussion on amateurism and paying college athletes with the founding executive leaders of the new Historical Basketball League (HBL), which aims to operate outside of the NCAA-controlled varsity athletics system and compensate its players [continue reading...]


The Plain Dealer

'Conversations' to address pay for college athletes: Around The Town
By: Rich heileman

This event, which is free and open to the public, will host a discussion on amateurism and paying college athletes with executive members of the Historical Basketball League [continue reading...]


Daily Beast

FORGET BRIBES, THE REAL NCAA CRIME IS EXPLOITING ATHLETES
BY: ROBERT SILVERMAN

Andy Schwarz was having trouble formulating his thoughts.

An antitrust economist with a subspecialty in sports economics, he’d spent the last couple of hours chewing over the news that ten individuals, including four men’s college basketball assistant coaches from prominent programs, representatives from apparel companies, business managers had been arrested on Monday, charged with bribery, fraud, and corruption [continue reading...]

 

PRESS RELEASES


THE HISTORICAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE HIRES NBA CHAMPION DAVID WEST

November 18, 2018

THE NEW LEAGUE JUST TOOK A SIGNIFICANT STEP TOWARDS SOLIDIFYING ITS ROLE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY

The Historical Basketball League (HBL) is the first college basketball league to compensate and educate its players based on their market value. [continue reading…]


The HBL and McGowan PAE Finalize Partnership

March 27, 2018

The Historical Basketball League (HBL) announced a partnership with McGowan PAE (Professional Athletes & Entertainers), a division of The McGowan Companies. [continue reading...]


The HBL Elite 25 – Class of 2019

February 1, 2018

The Historical Basketball League released the HBL Elite 25 High School Basketball Players for the Class of 2019. The list is now available thanks to Gerald Cannon of Ballers Bridge! The list can be found here.