Media

We’re only in our infancy, but we’re already received media coverage from national outlets across the country that are excited about our potential. Check out what the media is saying, plus articles about the current HBCU basketball setup, to learn more about our mission and our goals.

VICE Sports: “The plot to disrupt the NCAA with a pay-for-play HBCU basketball league”

What if I told you there was a way to pay men’s college basketball players a fairer portion of the hundreds of millions of dollars they generate, boost the flagging fortunes of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and stick it to the sanctimonious, self-serving quasi-monopolists at the NCAA?

If all of that sounds too good to be true, then you haven’t yet heard from Andy Schwarz. 

Huffington Post: “The NCAA, HBCUs and the lies we tell to get along”

The NCAA-HBCU relationship is one where both sides need to stop lying to each other. The NCAA shouldn’t act like we’re more than a second-string mistress in its business and marketing objectives, and HBCUs shouldn’t act like we care about NCAA compliance and oversight.

And both sides need to stop acting like a relationship that died more than 40 years ago, has the chance to be alive and well into the future.

The Nation: Edge of Sports Podcast with Dave Zirin

Andy Schwarz discusses the HBL with notable sports social justice activist Dave Zirin.

Slate: Hang Up and Listen

Andy Schwarz discusses the HBL on Slate’s sports and society podcast.

HBCU Sports: “Investment group seeking to form HBCU pay-for-play league to attract nation’s best athletes”

This might be just crazy enough to work for HBCUs that have been searching for so long to replicate it’s past glory and influence in college sports.

Front Office Sports: “Is this the way to solve the NCAA pay for play dilemma?”

Andy Schwarz discusses the HBL with one of the top sports business publications in the country.

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder: “Proposed HBCU pro league could shake up NCAA status quo”

Change sometimes comes through “disruption.” Just such change through disruption could result from a new plan to change the NCAA amateur rules whereby everyone gets paid but the players.

ESPN Cleveland

Ricky Volante discusses the HBL with ESPN Cleveland.