The battle between the two best players in college basketball, and perhaps the sport’s two best teams, didn’t disappoint late on Friday night. If we’re lucky, the contest in Las Vegas was just a preview of what will make for a tremendous deep NCAA tournament battle come March. Potential top draft pick Paolo Banchero and No. 5 Duke held on to knock...

When Jerry Colangelo was 7 years old, he was given his first basketball, a simple act that ignited the fuse to an extraordinarily successful career in national and international sports. “I smelled the leather, and it was the beginning of a love affair that has lasted a lifetime,” Colangelo tells Fra Noi in a wide-ranging interview about his life an...

The national women's deaf basketball team climbs onto the roof of Europe. In the final of the European Championships, the Italian team defeated a solid and prepared Russia 63-61, after a hard-fought match, and climbed onto the highest step of the podium. "It's a circle that closes - says Beatrice Terenzi - because at home we presented ourselves at...

The long wave of the great Italian summer does not stop, on the contrary. This time it was the national basketball team with athletes with Down's syndrome that triumphed. In front of a friendly crowd in Ferrara, they won the European Championships, beating Turkey in the final. 21 - 12 the final result, which awarded the boys coached by Giuliano Buf...

Most freshmen athletes have the typical first-year jitters adjusting to the pace and style of a college basketball game, but American University sophomore guard Lorenzo Donadio had to adjust during a once-in-a-century pandemic. The entire experience was atypical, Donadio said.  “Last season was the hardest one that I’ve ever had,” Donadio said. “We...

Arizona men's basketball has hired Riccardo Fois as an assistant coach. Fois was previously a player development coach for the Phoenix Suns during the past two seasons. Prior to that, he spent five seasons working at Gonzaga with Wildcat head coach Tommy Lloyd. "Coach Lloyd and I have developed a close relationship over the years, going back to my...

The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Jennifer Rizzotti, president of the Connecticut Sun, will be keynote speaker at a virtual member breakfast next month. The virtual session will be held via Zoom, Sept. 15 from 8 to 9 a.m. “We are very proud of Jennifer’s success as a former UConn Women’s Basketball star and assistant coach...

You’re not going to watch Nico Mannion play basketball this year, unless you’re a fan of international hoops. The Golden State Warriors 20-year old point guard, who was the No. 48 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is signing a deal with Virtus Bologna in Italy’s Serie A, the top professional basketball league in Italy. Because the Warriors extended the q...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates former Chairman Jerry Colangelo on leading Team USA to its fourth consecutive gold in men’s basketball. The gold medal came after an 87-82 win over France on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. “We are extremely proud of Jerry’s accomplishments as executive director of USA Basketball. We salute Je...

Tony Masiello, l’ex-sindaco di Buffalo, NY, è stato recentemente onorato nel “Mayoral Hall of Fame” per il suo servizio alla città per trentacinque anni. Inoltre, è conosciuto per la sua carriera nel basket quando era all’università Canisius College. Per il lavoro da sindaco e il suo atletismo, lui è stato eletto dagli altri “Hall of Fame”, un onor...