Blandford, MA Basketball


Trip On A Tankful: Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

SPINGFIELD, Mass. - Located in downtown Springfield, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame offers a full history of the sport. The history starts at the beginning with James Naismith himself who invented the game in Springfield in 1891. "Literally three weeks after he invented the game in December of 1891...

Sports Roundup: Prall lands grad assistant job with WNEU basketball; Powers keeps breaking records

Hopkinton’s Marissa Prall recently landed a job as a graduate assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at Western New England University in Springfield. After three years on the Hopkinton High School varsity, Prall went on to play at Regis College in Weston. As a senior last season, she was a captain and starting guard for the first nine games of the season, averaging 4.8 points per game, before she tore her ACL, ending her college playing career.

Basketball Hall of Fame announces plans for 2022 enshrinement weekend

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - The plans for this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement have been released and only some of those events will be taking place in Springfield. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said the Basketball Hall of Fame is contracted to have some of their events elsewhere, but...

HOF: increased business is reason to stop hosting Mayflower Marathon

SPRINGFIELD – As of press time, Rock 102, which sponsors the annual Mayflower Marathon benefiting the Open Pantry, is still looking for a location for this year’s food drive after being told last week the Basketball Hall of the Fame will no longer allow the food drive to take place in its south parking lot.

Fans, Basketball Hall of Fame honor Celtics legend Bill Russell

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - The basketball world is remembering Celtics legend Bill Russell, who passed away Sunday at the age of 88. “There’s no doubt he is one of the true pioneers of the game…His loss is immense to the basketball community and the sports community at large,” said Jason Buckley of Montgomery, IL.

Town by Town: Hoophall Hangouts, Big E tickets, and golf tournament

(WGGB/WSHM) - Town by town is taking you to Springfield, West Springfield, and Longmeadow. Hall of Fame coach George Karl appeared at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Monday afternoon. His appearance was part of this summer’s Hoophall Hangouts series. Karl spent a little over a...

Women’s Basketball Season Ticket Renewals Now Live

AMHERST, Mass. – Fans of University of Massachusetts women's basketball are reminded that season tickets renewals ahead of the 2022-23 campaign are now live and begin at $75 per general ticket and $60 for faculty, staff, senior and youth tickets. All 2021-22 season ticket holders will receive an email from the ticket office with all renewal information for the upcoming season.