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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...]



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...]


FanBuzz

HBL: HBCU's Opportunity to Fight the NCAA

By: Joseph Nardone

How the HBL is not only trying to pay college basketball players and use the NCAA's weaknesses against it, but lift HBCUs in the process [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...]


WBUR 90.9

HBCUs And Their Role In Disrupting The College Sports 'Cartel'

BY: shira springer

Litigation, Organization, Legislation — Or Competition?

So, what does this have to do with the mess the NCAA is in now?

Well, HBCUs might offer a way out. At least, that’s what an economist, a former Nike exec, a sports and entertainment lawyer and a historian think [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...]


The Sports Law Biz Blog (Podcast)

30: THE HISTORICAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE WITH RICKY VOLANTE

by: Peter ott

In this episode, Peter speaks with Ricky Volante, one of the co-founders of the Historical Basketball League, along with Andy Schwarz and Bijan Bayne. They discuss the background of the basketball league, its current status and future plans to work with HBCUs to set up a league where players can be paid, outside of the NCAA varsity basketball system [listen here...]

Latest Press Releases


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.