The Premier Basketball League today announced that the Buffalo 716ers have reached an agreement with the PBL to return for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Along with the return of the 716ers, the Chautauqua Hurricanes will join the PBL for the new season. Per league policy, terms of the agreements are confidential.
The Buffalo 716ers will return to the PBL after a short summer hiatus away. The 716ers will call the Burt Flickinger Center on the campus of Erie Community College home this season. This move to a modern facility will enable the 716ers to host an ESPN3 contest for the first time in franchise history. The Chautauqua Hurricanes will play Steele Hall Fieldhouse on the campus of SUNY Fredonia. Both franchises will play in the Eastern Conference this season.
“We are excited to rejoin the PBL with our two franchises,” said principal owner Tawan Slaughter. “The PBL has always been home for me and we are looking to compete for a conference title and the league championship this season. Both teams will be a force both on and off the floor. I look forward to the upcoming season and providing our fans and sponsors the best product in the league.”
“We are glad to have Tawan and her two franchises back in the fold in the PBL,” stated PBL Commissioner Dennis Truax. “Her franchises provide the PBL with strategically placed teams, which will help with keeping traveling costs down, while establishing new rivalries due to the proximity of the existing franchises. Buffalo has always competed on the floor and we look to have both them and the new team in Chautauqua play a role in the new season.”
The Charlotte Elite Sign Former ISU Starting PG Anthony Cousin
The Charlotte Elite have announced a major in-season signing after releasing three players in November. The Elite signed point guard Anthony Cousin after a stint in Montenegro and a successful career as an ISU Redbird.
Cousin spent three seasons as either a starting point guard or one of the first assets off the bench. Cousin was known and remembered for his impeccable ability to pass the basketball ending his career as the all-time leader in assists with 168.
The Elite will look to Cousin for a needed level of experience, leadership and court intelligence to help them navigate the tough Southeast division.
Chautauqua Hurricane Hosting Kids Basketball Clinic on December 12th
The newest PBL franchise addition from the Northeast division is holding a Kids Basketball Clinic next week on December 12th.
The clinic will be held at the Boys and Girls Club in Dunkirk, NY from 1 pm- 3pm.
All young Hurricane fans and young basketball players should attend for an informative and exciting basketball experience.
The PBL Announces returning Sponsor: Toast Pain Relief and Dr. Greenfield's Skin Care Products
The PBL and Dr. Greenfield's Skin Care Products are entering the second year of the partnership. Toast Pain Relief products were distributed to players throughout the PBL last season and received very positive feedback regarding effectiveness of the products.
The sponsorship will be continuing into its second year as Toast Pain Relief products will be given to players throughout the league once again. Not only will our PBL athletes have the opportunity to utilize these products but so will our dedicated fans.
In correspondence to this sponsorship, Toast Pain Relief products has offered a coupon discount for all PBL fans when you go through their website and use the code "PBL." This coupon code will save fans 25% on all your Dr. Greenfield's Skin Product needs.
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