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BBL
July 18, 2021
Johnson Jumps To Tyneside

Newcastle Eagles have landed their first signing of the season and it’s an exciting one to tip things off. A new Eagle, but not a new face to the BBL or Vertu Motors Arena. Corey Johnson makes the jump to Tyneside after two successful seasons at league champions Leicester Riders. The 6’5” shooting guard is…

BBL
May 14, 2021
Report: Eagles Make The BBL Play-Offs Final

The sporting public of Leicester may well shake in fear when they hear the name of Newcastle called as their direct opponents. After Newcastle Eagles women’s team took down Leicester Riders in the WBBL Play-Off Quarter-Final earlier in the month, the men’s team followed suit. Squeezed in between the two hardcourt heroes’ wins was also a…

BBL
May 13, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders (BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals 2nd Leg)

It’s win or go home time for Newcastle Eagles tonight as they head into the second leg of the BBL Play-Off semi-final against Leicester Riders trailing by a single point following Tuesday’s first leg. Tonight’s game is a one-off. Win and progress, draw or lose and the season is over. The win has to be…

BBL
May 12, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 77-76 Eagles (BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals 1st Leg)

Ian MacLeod paid tribute to his never-say-die Newcastle Eagles after the BBL’s most successful franchise recovered from a 20-point deficit to keep their playoff dreams alive. Leicester Riders will be wondering how they failed to take a double-digit lead into tomorrow’s semi-final second leg following a lightning opening to a see-saw clash. But Newcastle bounced…

May 11, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders (BBL Play-Offs Semi-Final 1st Leg)

Newcastle Eagles playcaller Ian MacLeod is ready to put his reputation on the line in his latest bid to outsmart British basketball’s most decorated active coach. The popular Geordie faces Leicester Riders’ Rob Paternostro twice in three days as the BBL playoff semi-finals take centre stage. And with a gripping season series tied at 3-3,…

BBL
May 7, 2021
May Madness BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals Set

Following last night’s results in the quarters, the May Madness BBL 2021 Play-Offs Semi-Finals have been confirmed by the league as follows – based upon Championship finishing position seeding: Leicester Riders (1st) vs Newcastle Eagles (4th) London Lions (2nd) vs Plymouth Raiders (3rd) Tip-off times for the two legs of each semi-final at Leicester Riders’…

WBBL
May 1, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 73-79 Eagles WBBL (Play-Offs Quarter-Final)

So this is May Madness. Newcastle Eagles captain Ali Gorrell had promised to bring the chaos to the WBBL’s newly branded playoffs. And as late gatecrashers to the post-season party, Gorrell and co. proved that the impossible is possible. Never before has a number seven seed sunk a number two side in the WBBL playoffs. But step…

WBBL
May 1, 2021
Photos: Eagles WBBL vs Leicester Riders (Play-Offs Quarter-Final)

Our Newcastle Eagles WBBL team are through to the May Madness Play-Offs Semi-Finals after a history making win over the Leicester Riders. Check out the story of the game in this selection of photos from the game at our Vertu Motors Arena.   Read the full report and see highlights on the game page.

BBL
April 23, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Worcester Wolves

Newcastle Eagles go into tonight’s BBL Championship game at Worcester Wolves looking to build on the momentum of last week’s excellent double-winning effort. The Eagles had a tremendous home win a week ago over champions-elect Leicester Riders by 90 – 80 and then followed it up in Glasgow with a last-gasp 85 – 83 win…