BeerCityHoops GR Cyclones

Cyclones are brewin’ up in Beer City

Grand Rapids, MI — The Grand Rapids Cyclones are alive and well! The local semi-pro team will kick off its’ second season as part of the Premier Basketball League this year with a limited road game Season. The PBL team is highlighted by Jerrell Sanders, a Ferris State Bulldog last seen playing for the Grand Rapids Drive. Randy Jefferson return from last […]

BeerCityHoops GR Cyclones

Cyclones fall to Admirals, 120-99

The Grand Rapids Cyclones fell to 0-2 on the PBL season Saturday night. Visiting Benton Harbor, the Cyclones walked away with a 120-99 loss to the Lake Michigan Admirals. Ben Fuller led the Cyclones with 25 points, but it wasn’t enough, even with the 22 points that Anthony Brown chipped in. Ryan Klingler stepped in to […]

BeerCityHoops GR Cyclones GR Danger

Weather cancels weekend games for GR Danger(ABA), GR Cyclones(PBL)

This weekend’s basketball games for the ABA‘s Grand Rapids Danger and the PBL‘s Grand Rapids Cyclones are postponed due to weather and travel concerns for their respective opponents. The Danger were to take on the Indiana State Warriors at Grace Bible College on Saturday, January 16th. No makeup date for the game has been set. They […]

BeerCityHoops GR Cyclones

Cyclones fall to RiverHawks in 2016 opener

The Grand Rapids Cyclones opened their 2nd season in the PBL Saturday night in Illinois against the Danville RiverHawks at the David S. Palmer Arena, falling 118-103. Danville got off to a good start in the first quarter, leading 31-24, and won the second quarter by ten points to go up 61-44 at halftime. The third quarter was […]

BeerCityHoops GR Cyclones

Grand Rapids Cyclones return to floor in PBL 2016 tonight

Grand Rapids, MI — The Grand Rapids Cyclones are alive and well! The local semi-pro team will kick off its’ second season as part of the Premier Basketball League tonight against the Danville (IL) RiverHawks. The PBL team is highlighted by Jerrell Sanders, a Ferris State Bulldog last seen playing for the Grand Rapids Drive. […]

BeerCityHoops GR Cyclones

Cyclones and PBL return to GR in 2016

After solving their internal ownership issues, the Grand Rapids Cyclones are returning to the court next spring. Back on November 12th, the schedule for the Midwest division was announced from the Premier Basketball League’s front office in Chicago. Midwest division play will begin after new year and will wrap up regular season play on April 10th. PBL Commissioner […]

BeerCityHoops GR Cyclones

Will Cyclones dissolve?

The future of the Grand Rapids Cyclones and their affiliation with the Premier Basketball League (PBL) appear over as the ownership dilemma continues between Adam Chrisco and the club’s current acting staff. The Lake Michigan Admirals, the PBL’s nearest franchise to Beer City, play in St. Joseph, MI. The Admirals, who just announced try-outs for the 2016 […]


Podcast: Lewis Shine from the Lima Express

Lewis Shine joined me on the Beer City Hoops podcast earlier this week to talk about his team, the Lima (OH) Express. While some of you remember the Express playing in the PBL, they’ve recently made the move to the MPBA looking for a more competitive league, adding “the last five titles in the PBL […]

BeerCityHoops GR Cyclones

Cyclones ownership drama in GR

Who is running the Grand Rapids Cyclones? After recently drafting 3 players in the PBL draft, the decision-making arm of the Grand Rapids Cyclones is currently going through some changes, whether wanted or necessary. The new deal with ESPN3, the addition of the Tobacco Road Basketball League and the influx of near D-League talent still available […]

BeerCityHoops GR Cyclones

Cyclones select 3 in PBL Draft

The Grand Rapids Cyclones of the Premier Basketball League selected three players in the annual Draft. This year the draft was held less than two weeks after the PBL Combine in Chicago, IL. With the 5th pick overall, the Cyclones selected Rupert Rose, a 5-11 guard from Grambling State University. At 14, they selected Alvin Nance, […]