Category Archives: basketball

1957 College Basketball All-Americans with Wilt Chamberlain on The Ed Sullivan Show

The 1957 College Basketball All-Americans with Wilt Chamberlain on The Ed Sullivan Show on March 24, 1957. Ed, being a former sportswriter, would always have sports figures on his show. Wilt Chamberlain is seen in his college uniform. Chet Forte went on to be the director of Monday Night Football and Baseball for ABC. Frank Howard would go on to a successful baseball career, Hot Rod Hundley would become a longtime play-by-play announcer in the NBA. Elgin Baylor would become, along with Wilt, one of the all time greats in the NBA. Ed mispronounces a few names along the way.





“Sports Talk” Guest WCHE Sports Talk Host Bill Werndl

Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk with Philly sports talk host (WCHE) Bill Werndl about the players turning down the latest proposal to start the baseball season plus the chances of the NFL starting, NHL and NBA resuming and more. (www.dougmilesmedia.com)





Remembering the great Wes Unseld who passed away at 74

Remembering the great Wes Unseld who passed away at 74. He was one of the best rebounders of all time. Played his entire career for the Baltimore/Washington Bullets.





“Sports Talk” with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 6-2-20

Philadelphia Broadcaster Hall of Famer Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk about the latest proposal from the players and owners to get the season started, the NHL playoff plan, U.S. Open Tennis possibilities and remember some vintage hockey with the 75 Flyers and the 70 Bruins.





“Sports Talk” Remembering the 1970 N.Y. Knicks Championship

Doug Miles goes back in the sports time machine 50 years to May 8, 1970 to remember the N.Y. Knicks vs. L.A. Lakers in game 7 from Madison Square Garden in NY City. Known as the “Willis Reed” game.






50th Anniversary of the NY Knicks First NBA Championship

50 years ago on May 8, 1970, the NY Knicks won their first NBA championship in a classic game at Madison Square Garden over the Los Angeles Lakers. Known as the “Willis Reed Game”, here is the original broadcast as aired on ABC with Chris Schenkel and Jack Twyman.






“Sports Talk” Guest Philly Basketball Legend Sonny Hill

Philadelphia basketball legend Sonny Hill who was the first black color analyst on CBS NBA Game of the Week and longtime radio broadcaster in Philadelphia joins Don Henderson and Doug Miles to talk about basketball, Wilt Chamberlain, Earl Monroe, Bill Bradley, the Eastern and Baker Leagues and more.






“Sports Talk” Guest ESPN College Basketball Analyst Jimmy Dykes author “The Film Doesn’t Lie: Evaluating Your Life One Play at a Time”

Doug Miles talks with ESPN College Basketball broadcaster and former Coach Jimmy Dykes about his book “The Film Doesn’t Lie: Evaluating Your Life One Play at a Time”. Book link at www.coachjimmydykes.com






Don Henderson Speech Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame

Congrats to my broadcast colleague Don Henderson who was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame this weekend.Don was the longtime broadcaster for the Philadelphia 76’ers and Temple Owls basketball, hosted Phillies pre and post-game shows, did TV and Radio sportscasts and hosted shows from Philadelphia Park and Atlantic City racetracks.

American Athletic Conference Announces 2019-20 Hoop Home and Away Matchups

(Tampa, FL) The American Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday the home and away opponents for the 18-game men’s basketball conference slate for the 2019-20 season.

Conference teams will play seven of their 12 league foes twice and four opponents once each.

USF will play home and away games against War On I-4 rival UCF, UConn, ECU, Houston, Memphis, SMU and Wichita State. The Bulls will play Cincinnati and Tulsa only at the Yuengling Center and will only play Temple and Tulane on the road.

Game dates, tip times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

USF enters the 2019-20 season returning all five starters from a team that won the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) championship and set a single-season school record with 24 wins. In addition, USF featured the top turnaround in the NCAA by winning 14 more games than it did over the course of the 2017-18 season. Under the direction of third-year head coach Brian Gregory, USF brings backs 92.4 percent of its scoring, 94.6 percent of its rebounding and 90.3 percent of its minutes.

Guard Laquincy Rideau earned AAC Defensive Player of the Year honors after pacing the league with 2.9 steals per game. Rideau registered 101 steals and finished the year with the fourth-most of any player in the NCAA and the most single-season steals in conference history.

Forward Alexis Yetna was tabbed the 2019 American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year after finishing the season tops in the league in rebounding with 9.6 per game and pulling down a single-season league record 346 boards. Yetna also added 12.3 points per game and paced the conference with 15 double-doubles.

Fellow guard David Collins was also tabbed All-AAC Third Team after leading USF and ranking 12th in The American in scoring with 15.9 points per game. Collins poured in 587 points last season to finish with the ninth-most points scored in a single season in league history.

2019-20 Conference Home & Away Opponents: UCF, UConn, ECU, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Wichita State
2019-20 Conference Home Only: Cincinnati, Tulsa
2019-20 Conference Away Only: Temple, Tulane