For Immediate Release:
Indianapolis, Indiana – Today the American Basketball Association(ABA) announced that ESPN3 – ESPN’s multi-screen sports network – will live stream a selection of the ABA’s First to 50 regular season games. First to 50 is the ABA's new modernized take on basketball which will premiere to the nation on ESPN3 this fall. This will be the historic league’s 50th anniversary season and the 17th season of play since being revitalized in 1999.
"This new agreement makes ESPN3 the home of the 2017 ABA finals and semifinals," stated ABA CEO & cofounder Joe Newman
ESPN3 will live stream the ABA’s First to 50 regular season games from early November until March 5 leading to the ABA playoffs. Live coverage will include defending ABA champion Jacksonville Giants, South Florida Gold - ABA, Steel City Yellow Jackets, Jersey Express Professional Basketball 'Official' Page, The Chicago Steam Basketball Team and more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Baltimore, MD - The Baltimore Hawks is pleased to announce the start of season three as a member of the American Basketball Association (ABA). The Hawks will kick off the 2016-17 Season with a rematch against Rival, DMV Warriors! Scheduled for Saturday November 5th, the game will tip-off at 6:30 PM at St. Frances Academy located at 501 E. Chase St. Balto., MD 21202. Get your tickets now!
The 2016-17 Hawks features an abundance of talent which includes several returning players, which is led by last years leading scorer, Dishawn Bradshaw who contributed 27 PPG for the Hawks in 2015-16. In addition, some key newcomers include Brooklyn, NY native and 2014 NJCAA MVP Eian Davis from Albertus Magnus College; and Maryland natives, Akeem Echols from Shaw University and Edward Oliver of Goucher University.
Many of you probably remember the original ABA, the league that brought you the red, white, and blue basketball; The Slam Dunk Contest, 3 Point Shot, and legends like: Dr. J, George Gervin, Mel Daniels, Rick Barry, David Thompson and many other players who went to great fame when the ABA merged into the NBA when the Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets, and Indiana Pacers joined the league. Well, in 2000, 16 years ago, the ABA was reborn - and that's the league our team is a part of. Ticket prices had escalated to the point that it was almost unaffordable for families to enjoy exciting professional basketball - plus there was such a huge abundance of talent available. The ABA addressed both of those issues - and now gives more players an opportunity to play at the professional level than any other sports league in history. Plus, we've made it the most affordable professional sports league ever with ticket prices at $10 for adults, $5 for kids - making it possible to enjoy great basketball for every member of the family.
So join your Baltimore Hawks for an guaranteed action packed season! For more information including Roster, Full Schedule, and more visit us at www.baltimorehawks.com. Also stay updated with us through social media on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube accounts!