The conference also revealed tip times and network assignments for select non-conference games. The Big Ten schedule gets underway with all 14 teams playing one conference home and road game between Dec. The conference season starts on Friday, Dec.
Growing up on the west side of Saskatoon, Michael was introduced to the stereotypes surrounding Indigenous peoples and saw first hand the dangers of substance abuse. Instead of giving in to the temptations, Linklater turned to basketball as a safe haven and pledged to abstain from the substances that took much of his family away from him.
While serving as a role model on the hardwood, Linklater also travels to Indigenous communities across the province teaching youth fundamental basketball skills and advocating for sober lifestyles.
The level of play is getting higher, and young basketball players are seeing their own potential to play post-secondary and beyond. I was impressed by how the league was run.
According to Michael, the organization was successful in connecting with the community. Michael is a recipient of the Tom Longboat Award, along with the Indispire Award, both applauding Canadian Indigenous athletes for their involvement in their communities.
He was also named to the Saskatchewan CBC Future 40 Under 40, adding to a long list of accomplishments recognizing his charitable work. For the complete CEBL season schedule, click here.
Saturday, May 30, 4 p.
The announcement comes one week after the CEBL announced its first expansion franchise, the Ottawa BlackJacks, which joins the league for the season. While our second season does not tip off until May, we are well positioned for success both on and off the court.
This collaboration is an example of our ongoing commitment to men's and women's basketball, and allows us to create valuable connections with local communities of all sizes.
We've seen how this sport has the power to unite and bring people from across the country and all over the world together.