Hachimura delivers as Meisei claims high school title

Dec 29, 2014

Hachimura delivers as Meisei claims high school title

Louis Hachimura and Meisei High School came through at the right time — when the championship banner was on the line. With less than a minute left in the game, big man Hachimura blocked a dunk and then moments later made the game-winning basket ...

Oka Gakuen beats Showa Gakuin for Winter Cup girls title

Dec 28, 2014

Oka Gakuen beats Showa Gakuin for Winter Cup girls title

After the game, Shinichi Inoue, longtime head coach for the Oka Gakuen High School girls basketball team, said that his team was “still weak.” The team may not have received enough compliments from its boss. But it will bring another championship banner back to ...

Gordon stars on big stage

Dec 17, 2014

Gordon stars on big stage

In a marquee matchup of American quarterbacks, which likely led fans to expect an aerial game, running back Gino Gordon stole the show with his stellar performance on the ground. Gordon rushed for 112 yards and scored four touchdowns to guide the Fujitsu Frontiers ...

Former NFL player, coach Kaumeyer helps boost Fujitsu's defense

Dec 13, 2014

Former NFL player, coach Kaumeyer helps boost Fujitsu's defense

The Fujitsu Frontiers have found some missing pieces to the puzzle and are a completely different —and better — team this year. And those pieces aren’t just newly acquired American players in quarterback Colby Cameron and defensive end Austin Flynn, both of whom participated ...

Ice Bucks strive to build brand, promote league

Dec 12, 2014

Ice Bucks strive to build brand, promote league

“Hard work, every day.” Huge orange banners bearing this phrase hang majestically on the walls and from the ceiling of the Nikko Kirifuri Ice Arena, the home of the Nikko Ice Bucks hockey club. The motto may sound like a cliche for a sports ...

Revamped Tsukuba Robots fall to 0-17

Dec 6, 2014

Revamped Tsukuba Robots fall to 0-17

Gloria Gaynor’s “I will Survive” was playing in the arena. The Tsukuba Robots intentionally did so and that was their message: they have made a fresh start. The Ibaraki Prefecture-based team played its first game under new management on Saturday, two days after it ...

FIBA hands down Japan ban; JBA sorry

Nov 27, 2014

FIBA hands down Japan ban; JBA sorry

It was something everyone expected to happen, so there shouldn’t have been any surprise whatsoever. That, however, did nothing to lessen the gravity of the situation. The Japan Basketball Association was informed on Wednesday that it’d been suspended by FIBA, the sport’s world governing ...