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Sarunas Jasikevičius, one of the most decorated players in European basketball history has formally announced his retirement. It feels like Saras has been a veteran for ages and that’s probably because he has been. At 38 he’s finally hanging up his kicks to work as an assistant coach with Zalgiris Kaunas, with whom he won […]
It’s been a rough start to the season for Union Olimpija. The Slovenians were winless through six games in the ABA Liga and looked certain to go 0-7. Then this happened. The form? ugly. The chances that goes in? Close to non-existent. The final score? Union Olimpija wins 78-76 over Buducnost. Talk about team that […]
In advance of the draws on Thursday, Euroleague basketball have announced the seeds of the 22 Euroleague teams that will be divvied into four divisions in the 2010-11 season, as well as the 16 teams competing for the remaining two EL spots in the Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. This seedings do not of course determine the […]
In tandem with the Euroleague Final Four games going down in Paris this weekend runs the Nike International Junior Tournament, a competition between eight of Europe’s top youth club teams. BallinEurope managed to catch the majority of play in three games yesterday and so a few brief notes for you today. In the opener, defending […]
The numbers are in and if one thing can be said about Euroleague 2009-10 this early on, it’s that this association is hardly free of the specter of economic woes. After Partizan and Alba Berlin set attendance records in 2008-09, this season has heretofore seen a most remarkable downturn in paying fandom with Lottomatica Roma […]
The week in Euroleague action is a bit top-heavy this week both figuratively and literally: Eight of the 12 games scheduled will be going down on Wednesday night, and most of these figure to be blowouts of the highest order. The bookmakers over at Euroleague/Ball in Europe sponsor Sporting Bet have double-digit pointspreads set for […]
The swine flu – officially called the H1N1 virus – reached two more basketball players in Greece as Euroleague side Maroussi will be without Michalis Pelekanos and Kostas Kaimakoglou with the illness. Also in the news, Spanish star Pau Gasol returns for another test in acting and Euroleague to offer viewers first hand access.
A couple of lower-profile signings were finalized by Euroleague teams yesterday as squads continue to fill out their rosters. In Lithuania, Martynas Pocius returned home after four years as a Duke University Blue Devil, signing with Zalgiris Kaunas on a three-year deal. Meanwhile, Pawel Kikowski jumped from current Polish Cup titlist Kotwica Kolobrzeg to Union […]
Yes, yes, it’s waaaaaaaaaay too early to be making serious predictions about specific games in the 2009-10 Euroleague regular season, but a leisurely look at the newly-released schedule reveals some clear highlights that’ll have Euroleague fanatics marking their calendars early. BallinEurope will be watching the following, for sure.
Euroleague officials have released the schedule for the 2009-10 regular season. The big league will be tipping things off in Tel Aviv with Maccabi hosting Union Olimpija Ljubljana on October 15 – just three months from now…
The Euroleague 2009-10 season has begun! This morning, the Euroleague announced the groupings for the ten-game competition this autumn. Naturally, the pools are totally enticing and some great fodder for watercooler discussions for months. (Heck, they’ll have to be.) The groups look like this:
To torment and tease those of us – and by “those of us” here, i mean “every Euroball fan” – who can’t wait for the Euroleague, Eurocup, and FIBA EuroChallenge championship draws set for Wednesday at 1pm CET, FIBA Europe and Euroleague yesterday released the names of the participating clubs in the three competitions.