Outlawz take care of allstar team
January 31, 2004
The Johnson County Outlawz took care of business Saturday night 106 to 68 they played all 12 players and the triangle offense, looked as if nothing could go wrong at times captain Brent Nugent said we didn't have it at times but we know we can get better and will look to do so co captain Tim Lane said we took a look at every player on the roster so we could see what certain players would do when faced with some pressure next up will be the Dallas Diesel on Sunday February 8th at 4:00 pm in Cleburne.
Outlawz rob the Regulators 78-74
February 8, 2004
In a hard fought game the Johnson County Outlawz held on to win a very good game after being up by as many as 14 points they trailed by 6 with 3:15 left in the game the Regulators had come back led by Dayo Holloway but they couldn't finish Holloway went to the line twice in the last 1:27 of the game and missed the free throw shot that would have iced the game,Brent Nugent of the Outlawz led his team down the court and got the points when they needed them most Brian Owens hit a big 3 point shot and Tim Lane had a must have 2 pointer.Regulators guard David Peoples came down and shot a 3 point attempt but missed and they had to foul to breakup the fast break of the Outlawz with 59 seconds left the game was tied 72 all another missed shot by the Regulators sealed the win for the Outlawz who are now 2 wins up.
Regulators ride rough shot on allstars
February 9, 2004
The Tarrant County Regulators were a little upset after losing to the Johnson County Outlawz they went out and just beat down the Cleburne Allstars 113-72 Demetric Shaw Jesse Clinton and company made sure they didn't have the let down they had while losing to rival Johnson County,Clinton seeing his first action with the team was not 100 percent but 75 percent of his game is going to be strong enough to help us Tom Robinson said Clinton did pickup where he left off last season blocking shots and causing rebounding problems for the opposing team.Team captain Dayo Holloway said we will see the Outlawz again and that will be the only loss we will have to them for the season ,next up for the Regulators will be the T-Express on Thursday night in a benfit game for the northside Girls and Boys club of Fort Worth and Sunday A Guarantee will get their first look at the Reglators in Fort Worth at the sycamore community center,while the Johnson County Outlawz will lock up with the Dallas Diesel at 4 pm in Cleburne.
Regulators fall 91-92
February 12, 2004
In what came down to the last minute of the game and some fouls the Regulators gave up an 11 point lead and again some missed free throws and bad last second choices they lost 91-92 David Peoples and Ronald Brennigan had a hot shooting night hitting big 3 point shots, Maurice Shannon had a big night Dimitri Kelly came down with 50 seconds left in the game and passed the ball out of bounds to no one as he jumped in the air and had no where to pass the ball on a 3 on 1 break by the Regulators that turnover gave the Express a chance to close out the game from the line .Coach Tom Robinson said it was a tough loss to lose that way after leading by 11.
2005 Pro/Am division set
February 13, 2004
In 2005 the revamped league will have one division for pro/am play and 2 amateur divisions for college level players the western division will have 5 pro players on each team and 5 amateur and 1 development player the north and south division will have amateur players that can move into the pro/am division.In the pro/am division the pro players will be paid by the month at the rate of $1,400.00 over the 20 game season the league has a cap on the total amount the player can make for the season The amateur players have team player insurance coverage we are a minor league system and will reflect that in our system we want players to keep working hard to get to the top of the food chain in pro basketball and not see this as their last stop our season will be 3 months and end with the single elimination playoff tournament June 25-26 2005 and the RDBL championship will be July 9th.Teams in the pro/am division are
Rockwall Firebirds,Tyler Statesmen,Waco Pirates,Odessa Badboyz,Johnson County Outlawz,Tarrant County Regulators,Midlothian Rattlers.
Outlawz fall to Diesel
February 15, 2004
The Dallas Diesel lead by head coach Willie McCray opened the game up early and never looked back as they played a well planned game on both ends of the court and beat the undefeated Outlawz 119-114 the Outlawz were behind by 15 and 12 points and only got closer in the final minutes the Diesel will face the A Guarantee team on Sunday in Dallas A Guarantee fell to the Regulators 81-76.
Regulators Guarantee win
February 15, 2004
The A Guarantee team was looking forward to this game and thought it would be easy the Regulators are a marked team each game is personal to any team we play said Holloway and A Guarantee gave a good effort but could not put the Regulators away Charles Smith and John Thompson alone with Dayo Holloway and Maurice Shannon ran rough shot in the low post and that was the difference.The multiple defense of the Regulators help change the game as they went into a 1-2-2 from the 2-3 final score 81-76 Holloway said players on this team must think we are marked.
Outlawz Guarantee battle
February 21, 2004
The Johnson County Outlawz took the game to the Guarantee team which have some former Outlawz players on the roster the defense showed up and shut down the Guarantee offense which never got going Tim Lane Brian Owens James Whitfield led the way the win put them back on track after the loss to the Diesel final score was 85-64 over the Guarantee.
Regulators win over allstars
February 21, 2004
The Regulators win 91-86 Moe Shannon had one of his better games as he was a factor on both ends of the court Charles Smith also had a big game the defense shut down the allstars when they needed to Tom Robinson said this is what we wanted to see a better defensive effort.
Diesel ride over the Firbirds
February 22, 2004
The final score was 91-72 the front line of the Diesel was just to much Firebirds guard Mike Clayton had some big 3 points shots but it was not enough the game started out with the Diesel going up 20 -4 and they really looked back from that point on a rally by the Birds came up short as they could cut the lead to 10 and could never get any closer Willie Jones and Ray Thomas put some points on the board but they didn't play well enough to win the Diesel are looking for the show down with the Regulators in a few weeks.
Diesel roll on !!!!!!!!!
February 28, 2004
The Diesel roll over A Guarantee 91-81 the Diesel look to be getting stronger as they keep their strong inside game going they simply stay on the board the team out rebound every team they play coach Willie McCray said we stress the rebound and smart play.
Outlawz hold up Firebirds
February 28, 2004
D.Martin had a pretty good game in helping his team defeat the birds 108-74 the offense was just smoking the 3 point shooting was well over 60 percent as the Outlawz played solid defense and out rebounded the Firebirds who just could not get it going Shaun Freeman hit some shots to try and keep it close but again they could not stay within 10 points of the Outlawz Ryan Murrow played hurt but still came up big and had one dunk team captain Tim Lane did everything he could to keep his team on the job at hand and win the game.
League founder to teach college course
March 2, 2004
RDBL founder Will Williams will teach a television class on a college campus starting in 2005 while visiting the chamber and talking with chamber president Nell Dixion the dean of continuing education walks in while the two had never met they had heard of each other after the introduction the two talked and afterwards Williams was offered an opportunity to do something he never envisioned that was to teach a class on his speciality television Williams who owns a production company that specialize in covering pro minor league sports .I look forward to this opportunity and think that I bring something to the table that the students don't know about the industry also this continues to validate what I tell students when I speak at schools (elementary and high schools) always be prepared so that when the opportunity comes you know what to do with it,luck is one thing being ready is the best thing.
A Guaranteed win!!!!
March 7, 2004
106-69 The helpless Firebirds could never catch up as A Guarantee got thier first win in three games they went up 22-5 early in the first period and then didn't look back next up will be the rematch with the Outlawz who beat the easy in the first meeting.The only bright spot for the birds was Shaun Freeman who had most of there points by connecting on his hot shooting for 27 points.
Panic will see what they have !
March 9, 2004
The Dallas Panic will have a tough 2 game swing as they play the Regulators on Thursday March 25th at 7:30 pm at the Haws Athletic Center in downtown Fort Worth the game will be televised and they turn around 2 days later to take on the Johnson County Outlawz in Cleburne,Texas at 7:30 pm.
Regulators heading into showdown
March 9, 2004
The rematch with the rival Johnson County Outlawz will come Friday March 19th at 7:30 pm in Fort Worth,Texas at the Bertha Collins Sports Complex home base for the Regulators the game will be televised tape delay on cable both teams have improved since that early meeting which the Outlawz won by 4 points.
Regulators upset by A Guarantee
March 14, 2004
We may have been looking forward to much to the showdown on Friday night with the Outlawz but no excuses they came too play we shot 35 percent from the field and let them control the boards on both ends of the court they could do no wrong everything they shot fell through the hoop,they played much better than have been playing and are much better team than they were in our first meeting.Shots right under the basket miss fired time after time team captain Dayo Holloway said and we must learn to play solid defense when our offense isn't working and that will keep us in the game guard/forward Charles Smith kept his game up he had 20 points but he didn't enough help Holloway had 15 points.Final score 96-86 Adrial Coleman who played last season with the Regulators had a big game he hit 14 points from the guard position for A Guarantee.
March 19, 2004
100-99 over Qwest International Travel team in Houston,Texas top score's Kevin Risher 21 Cortez Bond 19 James Hankins had 16 and the game winner at the buzzer coach Willie McCray said he was proud of the team because we never gave up.
Regulators fall in rematch
March 19, 2004
In the rematch that both teams have been looking for the Outlawz simply out played the Regulators to the tune of 84-74 the 10 point win was done by some strong defense and out standing free throw shooting as a team and the Regulators didn't hit enough free throws to even look as through they could get the win but early in the thrid period it started to look as though they would get it done after coming from 10 points down at the half they tied the game and then went into melt down after that but it was entertaining as the Regulators dance team performed at halftime Dayo Holloway of the Regulators led all both teams in scoring with 26 points James Whitfield led the Outlawz with 17 Tim Lane who had one his better games had 15 for the Outlawz D. Martin had 15 points from his small forward position.Tapes of the TV game can be had for $15.00 this includes shipping.
Outlawz fall to Guarantee
March 21, 2004
100-91 The Johnson County Outlawz had a 13 point lead and let the game get away from them as the A Guarantee team got hot and cut into the lead and took over the game they had waited for this rematch after losing in the first game between the two teams.
Regulators poor shooting continues to Panic
March 25, 2004
The Dallas Panic came to play from the start they jumped out to a 18 to 2 lead and held on from there as the Regulators came back to tie the game and the lead went to both teams until the Regulators went cold on the shooting and the Panic found the basketball more than the Regulators final score 78-61 as the last 2:50 was shot from the line the Regulators didn't hit the free throws and the Panic did as they went on to win Ryan Mulcahy hit 24 points for the Panic Ronald Brennan led the Regulators with 25 points.Next up for the Panic will be the Johnson County Outlawz it should be a good battle.
Dallas Panic hold up Outlawz!!!
March 27, 2004
The Dallas Panic came to play and play they did with a balance attack from the floor no one player took over the game Tyrone Price did some damage rebounding and passing the ball but as ateam they shot over 60 percent from the field they almost didn't miss and the Outlawz while showing they can play from behind could not adjust enough to get the win final 104-81.
Price on Diesel to high for A Guarantee
March 29, 2004
The Diesel roll over the A Guarantee who had won three in row 100-104 was the final score .
Outlawz let A Guaranteed win slip away
April 4, 2004
The Johnson County Outlawz led most of the game but didn't get to the line to secure the victory neeeding one foul to be in the bonus from the middle part of the third period they fell to get to the free throw line to put the game away instead they shot three's and you know what happens if they don't fall the A Guarantee team had fast break opportunities and missed a few but hit enough to get back in the game and steal the victory with one minute left on the clock final 73-70 it was a tough loss for the Outlawz who out played the A Guarantee all the way the Outlawz players took the loss hard as some sat on the bench for five minutes after the game was over.
RDBL pro/am classic coming
April 13, 2004
In July of 2005 the RDBL will have a televised pro/am classic weekend in Fort Worth,Texas the annual game will be play'ed on Friday and Saturday each year and will attract some of the top teams from around the USA their will also be RDBL junior tournament held the same weekend for youth players.
Outlawz new head coach
April 15, 2004
The Johnson County Outlawz will have a new head coach for the 2005 season interm coach Tim Lane did a good job this season but the team will need a non player head coach to keep moving forward Lane may be a player assistant next season if he is sign'ed the team has already started looking at positions that they need to fill inorder to get to the top a true center and a power forward are on the list the guard play was good this season with James Whitfield and point Brent Nugent up top but the team lost some games this season because of no low post player to take over the game when the three's stop falling they couldn't out rebound opponets.Chris Lewis is one of the coaches the team is looking at he brings a lot of knowledge with him and contacts with solid players.
Outlawz looking at Lane in small roll!
April 17, 2004
Tim Lane will play the small forward position on the 2005 team roster he had to play center this season but the team is already working on putting the pieces in place that it will need to keep improving a true center and a power forward are high on the list and then it's about a solid second line of players that can contribute another true point guard is needed Brent Nugent will be resign'ed at the point and will battle for the starters roll with who ever the team brings in the shooting guard position will be a battle as well James Whitfied was the starter this season and had his high's and low's but he is a player and we know he will step his game up he had things going on this season so his game was off a little .D.Martin and Ryan Murrow while are good players but what position do they play both can play small forward or guard and the young players who improved this season Juillan Johnson and Franks the 3rd showed they can get better both are guards it will be interesting to see with all the new players that will come into training camp in February how it shakes out the one thing that is for sure is that the team will be better.
Regulators give up 18 point lead
April 22, 2004
In a game that was clear on the out come from the opening tip changed in the last 3 minutes of the game a foul call that Regulators David Peoples thought was a call for him went to a technical shot for the A Guarantee team and a 2 point swing Peoples went to the line to shoot 2 free throws made the first shot when the officals stepped in and made a call that the wrong player was shooting the ball and it was done on purpose. Regulators Ronald Brenning was the player that should be shooting they said and called a technical foul on the Regulators A.D. Coleman made both of his free throw shoots to put the A Guarantee ahead by 5 points and the game.The Regulators led by Dayo Holloway and Ronald Brenning scoring at will and when they wanted too the lead by halftime was 10 and the Regulators looking as if it was just a matter of running the clock out the A Guarantee team made a run but could not cut the lower than 8 points as the Regulators kept scoring but in the last 3 minutes some turn overs by the Regulators gave the A Guarantee the chance they needed as the lead was cut to 3 points with the Regulators looking like they were about to close the game out from the line when the call came from the officals final score 75-70 Holloway finished with 22 points for the Regulators,the loss left coach Tom Robinson shaking his head and saying this team hasn't got the finish the job when you have team down set of mind .But he said I'm happy that this is over so we can get to work closing the holes in this team some players looking to be on the team next season attended the game and as players will do they can hardly wait to get into off season workouts with the team to hopefully help close those holes in the team.
6'9 forward Kory Browning possible Outlawz
April 24, 2004
The off season moves have already started as the Johnson County Outlawz start to build up the weakness'es they had Kory Browning is 20 years old and 6'9 has great jumping skills the new coach is in the fold and has a 7 foot center ready to go the team has 6 positions to fill at this point and tryouts and training camp will go a long way to close those positions.
TV game tape for sale
April 26, 2004
Game video of the RDBL Tarrant County Regulators 2004 TV games can be yours for $15.00 that includes shipping charges send a money order and infomation to league or email and we will contact you on how to get one.
RDBL summer league play
April 27, 2004
The RDBL summer league will have 6 games this summer game dates are June 13 and 27 players wanting to show there skills to team scouts will have the chance to do that on these dates teams will be setup and players will play a double header on these days .Any player wanting to tryout for the league should play in the summer league games for a chance to get invited to training camp in February of 2005.The Sycamore Community center located at 2525 East Rosedale street in Fort Worth,Texas starting at 5:30pm email or call if you should need directions there is no charge for summer league camp.
League Pres speak to senior class
May 6, 2004
League founder and president Will Williams will speak to a group of 12th grade students who are about to graduate from the Fort Worth school system I was asked to be a speaker on the 19th of May I don't have a pre determined message but one thing I will cover is the idea of never giving up. To reach your goal you must be determined Williams said i speak to groups all of the time but this is a big deal to me I get a chance to put a message in some young people's mind about the world of adult life so I'm looking forward to it.
Odessa Badboyz getting ready
May 13, 2004
In 2005 the Badboyz are looking to have a big season and hopefully the league championship home games for the team will be held on the Odessa college campus they will make a friday night trip to Fort Worth,Texas to play the Tarrant County Regulators May 6th in a live TV broadcast game.
Diesel looking to help high school players
May 17, 2004
On Saturday May 22nd the Dallas Diesel will showcase local city high school players trying to help them look for college opportunities they will play RDFL rookies in a game at 12 noon after that game the featured game of the Lady Diesel vs the Houston Jaguars will take place.Location of the games will be Fretz Community center at 6950 Belyline Road in Dallas.
Leigh's Ali sponsor
May 18, 2004
The RDBL have an exclusive uniform deal with the clothing company that will start in the 2005 season league teams will wear warmup and game uniforms provided by the company,and will be the league uniform company.
Beaumont Bandits 2005
May 20, 2004
The RDBL will welcome the Bandits for the 2005 season Waco Pirates,Tyler Statesmen,and Rockwall Firebirds will all battle the Bandits within the division which will include the Tarrant County Regulators ,Johnson County Outlawz,Odessa Badboyz,Midlothian Rattlers the 2005 season tips off April 2nd.
40 minutes to win!!!!!
May 21, 2004
The RDBL tournament on the 19th of June in Cleburne,Texas will be a single game loser go home tournament since we are using the tournament as more of scouting tool we decided not to water it down by having the teams lose two games to be out of the tournament teams have one game to prove they have it or not. Three RDBL teams will play in the tournament this year the Dallas Diesel,Tarrant County Regulators,and Johnson County Outlawz the rest of the teams are the area local community teams we are looking for players and promoting the league at the same time we know that those teams will have some of the area college players on them who may have played pro ball overseas or somewhere before and are looking for opportunites some of which they don't know how to go about getting themself's seen we don't charge a fee for the players to be in it we are looking at making money from them each team pays $25.00 to play in the tournament which will start at 10:00am.
Summer league games ready
May 24, 2004
Rattlers,Regulators,Outlawz,Firebirds,Pirates will be watching summer league play of players looking to be on a roster for the 2005 season Sunday June 13th and 27th is summer league play as teams look to add players in positions that could take them to the championship.
Players attending summer league
May 28, 2004
Players attending summer league games should bring their A game attending the summer games will be a local agent looking for talent that he can help get to the next level if the players skills should say i have what it takes to go to the top.
2005 RDBL Championship
June 21, 2004
The RDBL 2005 season will have a 20 game regular season and a single elimination tournament the regular season champion will get a bye to the championship game vs the tournament champion whoever wins the regular season will host the championship game.
Rattlers add players
July 1, 2004
Midlothian Rattlers add Ryan Murrow a shooting guard small forward who averaged 16 points per game last season as a member of the Johnson County Outlawz and Tim Lane small forward power forward type of player Lane was a big part of the Outlawz offensive punch last season as well averaging 12 points per game the two alone with Jeppi Carnigie who was released by the Outlawz before the season will look to help the expansion Rattlers,Demitri Kelly of the Regulators was expected to be traded to the Rattlers he plays shooting guard or the point guard.
RDBL teams play CBA
July 23, 2004
The Tarrant County Regulators will travel to Rockford,IL to take on the the Lightning Saturday November 6th the Regulators will be starting off season workouts in August while looking at new players trying to make the roster team scout Tom Robinson said we have had 3 free tyrout camps and seen some good talent.We will take 11 players to Rockford and we intend to play well enough to win we know they have a good team and we will be up to the challenge we have some defensive things we want to work on in this game.Also the Johnson County Outlawz will take on the Michigan Mayhem a new CBA team for the 2004-05 season new coach Chris Lewis will find out if he has some of what he needs in that game as the Outlawz get ready for the 2005 season with new shooting guard Ronald Brennan who was involved in a deal that sent James Whitfield to the Regulators alone with Leonard Frank a point guard.
League merger off !
February 1, 2005
After a few weeks of conversation the merger sort of talks were discontinued what happen is the RDBL and ABA were not becoming one league but the logo and name was going to be used within the RDBL name while the two kept their idenity.But after a few weeks of bad press and other things going on within the ABA the name didn't seem to have that much going for it so the conversation went dead Williams said Joe Newman said he wanted to be in the spring/summer mix and so we visited about the possiblity of using the name with ours but after things started to fall apart in the ABA and Newman not wanting to answer questions on how to fix the the bad press we thought it best we stay apart after all we have what they don't TV coverage even though before the ABA season started they were saying they had ESPN and other TV media coverage.We broke off talks and wished each other the best one thing is for sure it takes a lot to operate a league but if teams are not ran by people who really know what it takes to make it all happen things can go bad really fast and we don't want to be the biggest spring/summer league just one that can finish the season with all the teams intact Williams said.
February 4, 2005
The rematch against the K-104 Allstars was a battle down to the wire. The Regulators lead the entire game, at one point by 10 points but the Allstars would not quit. In the last three minutes of the game the Allstars came back with a two point lead. But with 1 minute 10 seconds in the game Julius Johnson whet to the line for the Regulators but missed both shots while in the bonus. The Allstars then took posession of the ball which was stolen by Robert Williams who was then fouled by the Allstars.After a brief moment of confusion by the official's on weather to call a continuation foul the Regulators took a timeout to settle Williams down he then went to the line and hit both freethrows to give the Regulators a 1 point lead with 6 seconds left on the clock and the win 77-76.
Press Release-League changing direction
February 15, 2005
After three years of building and having conversation with other minor leagues of basketball the RDBL will play on as an independent with two teams playing under the banner as a player development system.We have held talks with the USBL and what was like a bad dream ABA one set of talks were merger the other joining the league with four RDBL teams moving into the other league the RDBL was formed as a pro/am which allows the teams to operate and make a profit teams play game on television in there local market the Tarrant county Regulators will have shown 8 television games this season the fan base has grown each season and even more people watch the delayed braodcast of the games which allows the team to get sponsors.RDBL president Will Williams who is a TV sportscaster and owns a TV production company has said after visiting in conversation with other league's that since those league's are not in the business for the teams to become a better business for the owner he will wait until the right mix for both parties come alone after all we are already making a profit those teams operate in the Red we did try to schedule games with a few of them and they can't make trip's to us but we can travel to them.The CBA is the best one out there but all of those teams are too far away for a team in Texas to play a season with the cost on the teams would drive them out of business I would like to see the USBL which we had conversation with start a South division it would cut the travel on teams down and the teams from what should be a East would not see those teams until playoff time but those talks broke off after the over priced franchise fee couldn't be work'ed out so for now the 2006 RDBL season will consist of the Tarrant County Regulators and Johnson County Outlaws playing a 20 game independent schedule to showcase the teams players the teams will play any team from anywhere and all home games are televised with a plan to show selected road trip games on tape delay in those markets.The NDBL has had some contact with the league after all we do have something there teams don't we televise the games and any sports team needs that to generate money.The other two markets that will have RDBL teams still playing in 2006 are Odessa,Texas and Beaumont,Texas.
Regulators fall to Diesel
February 25, 2005
The rivalry has really started now the Tarrant County Regulators had not lost to the Diesel until they met on Friday night the Diesel showed up late for a televised game at the Regulators home court when the game was started both teams looked out of sink for a while but the Diesel went on to defeat the undefeated Regulators 80-57 some of the Regulators players said after the game that we expect teams to at least show up on time knowing that we televise our home games.
Regulators mark down Diesel
March 26, 2005
In a pre Easter battle the Tarrant County Regulators went into Dallas to avenge their only loss of the season the result was a victory over the home Diesel and the Refs who kept the Diesel in the game by calling some fouls that even had Diesel fans shaking there head coach Tom Robinson almost got ejected from the game as he question'ed some the calls out on center court. But the Regulators stayed focused on the task at hand and took the Diesel out 100-95 David Johnson had what was his best game with about 5 monster dunks that had Diesel fans giving him his props Kenneth Johnson played big as he scored and rebounded on both ends of the floor new team member Robert Allen hit a couple of big three point shots and Brandon Paige played what was his best game as his defense and a couple of big shots in close help make the difference.
Regulators down Outlawz
March 31, 2005
The Regulators led the entire game but had trouble in the third period when they only hit one basket they at the half 44-22 and let the Outlawz dig there way back into the game by the close of the third period Johnson County had the score down to 46-38 John Thompson of the Regulators said we just couldn't make a shot even from in close.Brandon Paige came on as he and Robert Allen started to get the scoring back on track in the fourth period to help clos out the Outlawz charge 69-58 up next for the Regulators will be the Hawks on Thursday April 7th at the Haws Athletic Center home of the Regulators the televised game will start at 7:00pm.
Regulators fall to upset
April 7, 2005
The upset was on from the opening tip the Regulators didn't have as a team a good shooting night as small forward John Thompson led the team with 17 points the Hawks came in with a allstar team and just out hustled the Regulators on the boards in what was a home game for the Regulators the Hawks had a vocal group of fans who were loud and into the game the televised game was played with a lot of contact as the head offical who was not the regular offical for Regulators games allowed a lot of contact by both teams but the Regulators lost because they couldn't score even from the foul line they missed shots coach Mason Bulkner said we will move on from what was just one of nights .Our players know every team that comes in here to play us will be up for the game and give us their best game we can't have off nights and win.
Regulators take out Frenzy
April 15, 2005
The final 63-56 as the Regulators took out the Frenzy who came in intending to pull off another upset after the Regulators fell the week before to the Hawks who they were expected to beat the Frenzy got off to good start but couldn't hold up on the defensive end in the game they also ran out of gas so to speak as the got tired in the third period.Coach Mason Bulkner said we condition hard and expect it to show during the game Kenneth Johnson and Vincent McCown led the way as the Regulators ran out to a early lead and never looked back next up for the Regulators will be the Southwest Oklahoma Lightning in Fort Worth Thursday April 21st at 7:30pm.
April 21, 2005
The Lightning and Regulators exchanged baskets in the first period as the Regulators went by 10 points but the Lightning fought back to close the lead and get even after that the shooting for both teams went out but the Lightning were able to do something no other team has done this season against the Regulators they were able to get the fast break going and that ended up being the difference as bot them shot under fifty percent from the free throw line and the field but those layups by the Lightning were hard to over come by the Regulators who went down by as many as 14 points but closed it to 8 points with a 10 6 run late in the 4th period .Kenneth Johnson had his best night as a Regulator scoring 25 points with point guard Vincent McCown putting in another 16 points but without any Regulators shooting good from the outside the comeback fell short 93-75 was the final Regulators coach Mason Buckner said they have a season'ed team our young players learned a few things tonight the future matchups we have with them will be good for the fans.
Regulators will open with Lightning
August 17, 2005
The first televised game of the 2006 season for the Regulators will be against the Oklahoma Lightning on Friday January 20th a team that came into Fort Worth last season and took them out with the fast break offense they were the only team that was able to run that attack vs the Regulators all season.The Second game on the schedule is the Houston Blaze January 27th that will be a very good test to see where we are with our team said Tom Robinson.
Regulators play with NDBL
September 2, 2005
The Regulators continue to grow as a organization the first two games of the new season will take place with NDBL people looking on as the Regulators will take on two teams in December the first will be December 8th vs the Oklahoma Lightning at the Fort Worth Convention Center at 4;30pm with the new Fort Worth Flyers NDBL team facing Florida right after the Regulators game and the second game will be Tuesday December 27th at 4;30pm with the NDBL Flyers taking on the team from Tulsa after the game at 7pm you will be able to see two games for the price of one and both organizations benefit from the games Todd Spear president of the Flyers said this is a win win for both of us the Regulators have been around for 3 seasons going into their 4th year and have grown each year we think they have a solid group of players and we are always looking at talent.
Regulators play December 8th
December 4, 2005
The Tarrant County Regulators will play before the NDBL Flyers team in Fort Worth,Texas on Thursday December 8th at 4pm the game will feature former ABA allstar player Donald Harris who was part of the Texas Tycoon team last season he is part of the Regulators and will be scouted by the NDBL Flyers team for a team spot team brass said we are always looking for ways to showcase our players who can play at the next level.
Harris put up 26 in loss
December 27, 2005
In the showcase game vs the Houston Blaze Donald Harris hit 26 points as the Regulators lose a tight one 62-59 the two teams will meet January 27th in Fort Worth again as the Regulators get into season play Harris didn't play as well as he would have liked but he was not alone as the pressure from having NBA scouts in the crowd and NBDL coaches was just too much for some of the players but this chance is why they play this game to get seen and move up the food chain.
Regulators fall in Lawton Oklahoma
January 28, 2006
The Regulators went into Lawton looking for win's but were dealt a blow as they were defeated by Oklahoma Pawnee after the Regulators had defeated the OKC from Oklahoma, Byron Tucker put up 13 points in the loss as Dayo Holloway had 9 points pawnee had there way in the box as no Regulator could stop their power forward.The Regulators also lost to the Dallas Sun in the round robin tournament team coach Mason Bukner said we were let down by the losses as we knew those teams would play there best games we just didn't get it done as we are still trying to find the right mix with the players we have this season.
Regulators owner Burn'ed
February 8, 2006
Regulators Owner Will Williams was burn'ed on the right side of his face on Wednesday infomation on his condition was not released but he is expected to make a full recovery.
2007 Season ?
June 12, 2006
The Tarrant County Regulators have gone independent but will continue to play under the RDBL name as it will still be used to develope talent the team is a waiting news from teams that are part of the USBL who are talking about forming a new league that will consist of 12 teams in 2007 or 2008.But if that league doesn't come to be then the Regulators will play a open schedule vs College's and other minor league team from across the country.
Regulators owner to host D-League show
August 6, 2006
Will Williams owner of the Tarrant County Regulators will host a 30 minute weekly Tv show about the Fort Worth Flyers D-League team Williams also will do play by play for the team again this season on the home games Tv broadcast .The new show will have Williams interviewing player's team brass and other's involved in the league I'm looking forward to it as it will also give me the opportunity to place a bug about one of my own player's who should maybe get a look.
Regulators crush rival !
September 19, 2006
In an early exhibition game the Regulators were hitting in the Zone as they went on to crush the K-104 Players a local radio team who has never beat the Regulators 97-53 Damion Ellison led the way with thunderous dunk's and out side shooting.
Regulators owner on NBA TV
December 5, 2006
Tarrant County Regulators owner Will Williams and his broadcast partner will make there national debut on NBA TV on Friday December 8th the game between the D-League Fort Worth Flyers and Bakersfield Jam played on December 1st in Fort Worth was broadcast live by the pair from the Fort Worth Convention Center it will be replay'ed tape delay on NBA TV at 4pm Eastern time.Williams has also interview'ed Toros coach Dennis Johnson and Flyers head coach Sidney Moncrief on the 30 minute pre game game show Inside Flyers Basketball which airs each week in Fort Worth,the Regulators will also play a pre game before the Flyers at the Convention Center we had one player get his look from this game on last season Donald Harris got his chance as he was invited to workout with the Flyers.
Regional Development Basketball League returns
June 14, 2007
The Regional Development Basketball League will return in 2008 the developmental league was started by Businessman Will Williams in 2003 it took off then Williams who started the league but wasn't interested in running it then decided to close shop and focus on his team the Regulators the league was put together for young talent to continue to develop their skills in and he needed a league for his team to play since none were around the Dallas Fort Worth area .The Regulators televised their home games and built a natural rival in the Dallas Diesel but the league suffered because Williams didn't put more time in building it but he did build the Regulators who over the years have played before the NBA scout's in a game before the D-League Fort Worth Flyers,the league is scheduled to return in 2008 with 12 teams and will have teams from Oklahoma,Texas,Arkansas,Missouri,and Louisana.Players will have no more experience than one season of professional ball and each team will be allowed 2 veteran players on the 10 man roster.A commissioner will be named in about 2 weeks and the 2008 season will be slated to start in April and the rivalry between the Regulators and Diesel will return.
Regulators game moved to December 27th
December 9, 2007
After the Fort Worth Flyers cancel'ed their game the Regulators now will play on Tuesday December 27th at the Fort Worth Convention Center team brass said we look forward to playing our game but we also have been watching the Flyers and some things are not looking as bright as they said they would be as they find out just showing up and saying we are the feeder to the NBA doesn't get you a fan base as they have average'ed less than 400 fans per game.The Regulators are looking forward to there season opener January 20th vs the Oklahoma Lightning.
Outlawz may return !
March 5, 2008
The Johnson County Outlawz basketball team lived for one season but may make a return in 2009 as part of a new league.
RDBL Returns as a Summer League !
March 12, 2009
The Regional Development Basketball League will be returning for Summer league action in 2009.
The league will only play in the Summer and with a short season of games .
RDBL Returns in 2010
December 2, 2009
More news to come but the RDBL will return in 2010.
Outlawz return !
April 3, 2010
The Johnson County Outlawz will return to the RDBL alone with a possible 10 other teams .
Talks have began and plans are to have the league back and playing in the Winter.
League to change direction
June 27, 2010 – 08:26 PM
The Regional Development Basketball League will move into a new stage of operating as it return .
The league will feature club basketball teams and tournaments starting in the Summer of 2010, our plans are to showcase talented players who have dropped through the system while the concept is nothing new the way we intend to do it will be.
RDBL league teams will also play a short season during the Summer of 2011.
Players age 18 to 24 will be where the league will focus efforts.
League changing focus
February 9, 2011 – 02:48 PM
As the economic winds of change continue to blow through business and change the way of conducting it, the RDBL has decided to move into a new direction as well.
The league will feature but one club and that organization will move forward as a Academy team made up of players age 18 thru 21 looking to continue playing the game of basketball,while attempting to gain a trip onto a college program.
The RDBL Basketball Academy will focus on recruiting high school talent that is passed up for many reasons and give those young Men a second chance to build upon their skills,The organization will be located in West Texas as it's home base.
The RDBL was founded and had it's start in the Fort Worth,Texas area after the league stopped play in 2006 the Tarrant County Regulators continued to play a few exhibition games then shut down in 2007, in order to decide what the league and one of its more known organizations would do for future growth, league founder Will Williams thought the league should move toward younger players which was the focal point in the development of the RDBL but deciding how to go about that wasn't easy.
But after reforming the league with Six new organizations and the Regulators in 2010 then deciding not to move into the season as the economic conditions weren't getting better for minor league sports as a business,it was decided that the league would become a new way of out reach and more community based, Williams who has been through Eight months of health recovery issues from surgeries.
Thought that if he brought the league back it should do more than play for wins and he had received emails from players looking for ways to get that second chance,the Regulators will return under the RDBL Basketball Academy Regulators name in 2011 a new team site will launch and linked with the old team and RDBL site which shows the history of the organization.
Look for the team to start play with a Summer program and build into season play by late Fall as the Red,Black and Silver runs again,thanks to all who have supported the organization over the years.
April 29, 2013 – 02:00 PM
Regulators prep return set for 2013 -2014 basketball season.
Former Regulators player John Thompson returns to become a coach? He will coach one level of the academy program no decision on what level as of this announcement the Regulators have a 12u 18u high school and a college prep level alone with the girls 12u program .
Announcement of prep level he will coach to be announced soon. Thompson was a solid player for the Regulators pro/am club and should be a very good coach .
Combine 21u Basketball
September 20, 2017 – 05:02 PM
All participating players will be tested through the Combine 21u basketball system.
More information on the testing system will be added to the new site listed in links.
The 19u league will test players specific to being prospect level talent, for professional basketball.
Combine coming soon, open and free.
Dayo Holloway Returns?
Former Regulators standout player Dayo Holloway could return to share his knowledge about the game of basketball, but more importantly his off the court experience with academy participates and staff.
Will Williams said the two have had some conversation to seek out interest, Holloway says he has interest in sharing his knowledge and wants to teach the game both on and off the court to young talent.
Outlaws rough up the Regulators
May 22, 2003
Led by Dayo Holloway Damon Ellison and Derrick Allen the Outlaws out rebounded out shot and just out played the Regulators in the long awaited showdown Holloway had 27 points the Regulators Dimitri Kelly had 15 points Jesse Clinton and John Thompson 13 and 11 but it was not enough the uptempo Outlaws ran and pushed the ball each time they had it and they played team defense. The rematch will come after the Outlaws take on the T-Express on thursday May 29th and the K-104 Radio station team on June 5th both games are at the Haws Athletic Center downtown Fort Worth,TX.
Pre Easter games
April 15, 2003
The games of the week will find the Regulators taking on the Allstars who put up 134 points and still lost the Regulators will be looking to rebound from a loss as well losing to the Fastbreak by 9 points .In the other game the Diesel will try to keep the winning spirit by taking out the Fastbreak the Diesel scored 149 points but gave up 134 they will need some more defense to win this week .Both games are thursday April 17th at 7:30 pm check teams sites for locations of games.
Former Dallas Cowboy to sign book
March 28, 2003
Michael Downs will be at the Tarrant County Regulators game on April 3rd when they take on the Dallas Diesel in Fort Worth,Texas at the Haws Athletic Center the 7:pm game will find Downs signing his new book the Fruits of Faith ,Hope and Love for info go to teams site in links on this site.
Regulators ride on Diesel
April 3, 2003
Before a home crowd the Regulators used a few different systems to confuse the Diesel by running zones 1-3-1 2-3 and some matchup zone coverage they had the Diesel offense off balance the entire night as they rolled to a 54-47 victory.
Outlaws on the lose!!!!!!
April 9, 2003
The Johnson County Outlaws will play a few games to setup the base of the team for the 2004 season when they will open up Damon Ellison 6'4 181 lbs will help what should be a very good team June 12th they will play the Tarrant County Regulators in a benefit game in Cleburne,Texas.The Outlaws will play in the Central Division in 2004.
RDBL and city youth basketball camp
April 16, 2003
The city of Fort Worth,Texas youth basketball program and the RDBL will conduct a youth clinic on June 7th at the Haws Athletic Center the free clinic will be for players and youth coaches that are part of the Youth Sports Program sponsored by the city. Athletic Superintendent David Parise thought it would be a good fit if the two organizations could get together on a project like this.
diesel fall to Stars
April 24, 2003
The Dallas Stars who will run until you can't, ran the Diesel off the court in a matchup teh Stars will face the Outlaws in agame on May 1st both team run it could come down to who has the ball last.
K-104 Radio Station to take on Regulators
April 9, 2003
Thursday May 1st the K-104 Radio station will venture into the RDBL to take on the Regulators in a benefit game at the Haws Athletic Center in Fort Worth,Texas at 7:30 pm. Both teams will be playing to win while having some fun come join the fun with Throwdown Sam and others from the station with the ringers as they give their all to knock off the Regulators.
Regulators have a really bad day
April 24, 2003
A rematch game against the Allstars turned into a bad night for the Regulators no player scored more than 10 points and they only scored 44 points in a 57-44 lost the defense was well where was the defense . And to top that off no one could find a scoring touch it was not the night they had hope for after losing in the first game with the Allstars by 3 going down to the last seconds in the game next will be a benefit game vs the K-104 Radio team on May 1st at home.
Regulators Fastbreak game of the week
April 5, 2003
The Tarrant County Regulators will face the Dallas Fastbreak in the game of the week for the RDBL in Fort Worth,Texas at 7:00pm downtown at the home court of the Regulators Haws Athletic Center thursday April 10th tickets are $5.00 Adults $2.00 Students with ID Card this game will feature Zodrick Green of the Fastbreak a very good 3 point shooter.Regulators guards led by James Whitfield and Zo Ochiobi and Gabriel Madrid will have their hands full on the defensive side of the game.
Fast Break to much for Lakers
October 26, 2002
Zoderick Green,Johnny Tyson, and Dennis Malone help push the Dallas Fast Break past the Arlington Lakers. Green with his NBA three point shooting was just to over powering the Lakers led by as many as 10 with 7:21 going by in the opening half, with 1:07 left in the first half Green hit a 3 point shot that pushed the lead to 42-33 at the half. In the second half Johnny Tyson had a big dunk at the 6:31 mark and another big dunk came by Dennis Malone to finish off the Lakers who had led again with 11;18 left in the game 54-52 it would be the last time they would see a lead Fast Break coach Ernest Weaver said his team did what they had to when they needed to .
On the move
October 27, 2002
Johnny Phillips 6'10 250 lbs Texas Tech has played in the USBL and now headed to the NDBL member of the Arlington Lakers these are the type of players in the RDBL guys who are trying to make a move into the upper levels of the system we also have players who play in the oversea's system. Ryan Marrow is another player trying to get in the system at 6'5 190lbs and a guard type from Hill jr. college he is working hard on his game in hopes of catching someone's eye to get a chance that's all these players want is an opportunity.
Wendell Johnson has a plan!
October 27, 2002
Head coach of the Dallas All Stars has a plan his system of a team is simple press,play defense and run an up tempo offense attacking the rim on every trip down the court,each player on his team should be able to play any position on the court he looks for players who like to play defense it will interesting to see what his team does as the season moves along.
Tony Conley-BPI President
October 27, 2002
Basketball Players Inc. the scouting service of Tony Conley who is in contact with players looking for a way to get seen.This is what his business does for high school to college players.
Dallas Stars to strong for Bluechip
October 27, 2002
The Dallas Stars might have a claim to title with weapons at every position they are young and fast after blowing away the Bluechip leading at the half by 52-23 they will take on the Arlington Lakers Nov.2nd at 7:00 pm .Game of the week FT.Worth Firm/Crush vs FT.Worth FrontLine at 9:00pm.
South Dallas Stars sends a message
November 13, 2002
In an early season showdown the young Stars team showed that they will have to be taken very serious by any team wanting to win the title.They blew the Allstars away early and never looked back 91-74 and the game was not that close they put down dunks and 3 point shots as they ran up and down the court on the surprised Allstars and their coach who had said he would put them in check with his veteran team.The Stars and Fastbreak are on a course for the league championship but many contenders still stand in the way .Also the Bluechips were sent packing by the Razorbacks 95-76 as they try to get into the elite team status,Firm/Crush and Lakers both had down games as the Firm/Crush won by the score of 53-44 Firm/Crush knocked off the Fastbreak in the season opener but have not looked like an top team as of yet while the Fastbreak team reloaded and have not looked back since.
Pro/Am Regulators set to play in Fort Worth
November 17, 2002
The Tarrant County Regulators will open up the league Pro/Am division play saturday April 5th in Fort Worth site to be announced soon.Deidrick Diaz will be the teams GM of basketball operations and youth out reach coordinator.
Dallas Diesel rolls into league
November 22, 2002
GM Willie McCray thinks his team will be ready for the season.
Metro Allstars new name
December 1, 2002
The Dallas Allstars have a new name the Metro Allstars will be the teams new name owner Wendell Johnson has made the move and they have new colors as well.In other league action the South Dallas stars continue to ride rough shot over the local division teams while getting ready for the leagues Regional play starting March 15th 2003.The South Dallas Stars were upset by the Arlington Lakers leaving only one undefeated team the Ft.Worth Firm/Crush the upset have all the teams looking for the playoffs with renewed hope.Before the win by the Lakers on Dec.1 every team said they could but nobody had done it beat the Stars who love to run their up tempo game has been to much for all who thought they had a plan to defeat them.
Regulators in talks with former TCU player
December 1, 2002
Also the team is about to sign the teams first head coach GM Deitrick Diaz and CEO Will Williams think they may have found the guy for what the team is going to need for the talent they are putting together. We will be very good nothing less is expected we both have big expections.In other team news former front office man with both the Ft.Worth Cats pro minor league baseball team and Ft.Worth Brahmas pro minor league hockey team has been added as GM of corporate marketing David Boyd has relationships with the business community in the city and knows what we as a organization are trying to do CEO Will Williams said he and i have a good working relationship already we will have big fun bringing this project together.
December 2, 2002
The Johnson County Outlaws are looking to sign one of the top players in college basketball last season to the roster details will be forth coming soon but 6'5 guard Ryan Murrow will be on the roster RDBL contenders better call the law .
Regulators sign power game
December 3, 2002
At 6'7 240 lbs Ben Jackson will be an inside force for the team he has played professional basketball in Turkey,played college ball at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Emporia State University.Was newcomer of the year 1st team all midwestern collegiate conference along with the other players we are signing this will be a team the other teams will have to bring their A game to play team brass say.
Ruston Louisiana ready to run
December 5, 2002
The Ruston Louisiana team will be ready for the 2003 season owner Tim Wright who will be the youngest owner in the league says we will show up and play hard. He has not yet decided on his teams head coach. Something else about Tim that will be different from other owners is he is still in college attending Louisiana Tech he graduates in the spring.Team will be named SharpShooters team colors unknown at this time.
League games to be televised
December 5, 2002
RDBL action can be seen weekly on cable TV in the teams markets the Tarrant County Regulators will start the teams GM & Coaches show in January 2003 on cable channel 28 in Fort Worth,Texas with game action to be seen on channel 24 and CCT Sports 31 .League CEO Will Williams said this type of marketing will help us as a league grow into the premier minor league basketball program in the USA we don't want to be the biggest just the best and we understand it will take time to get there we are in no hurry.
A press conference will take place in mid December
December 9, 2002
A league press conference will take place with team owners and some players attending date and place to be announced on December 13th.Up date on press conference it will be December 20th 11;00am at the Bertha Collins Sports complex in Fort Worth,Tx 1501 MLK Freeway Southside Youth Association President Patrick Brown and Ricky Warren will attend to represent the organization who will be announced as the Regulators community reinvestment plans are announced.
RDBL-V I P newsletter
December 9, 2002
The official league newsletter will be the fan news outlet for the league.
League Pres to host book show
December 26, 2002
In Febuary 2003 Will Williams RDBL CEO and Founder will host the Cable TV show Books in Review on Charter Cable. His guest will be former Dallas Cowboys football player Micheal Downs who played from 1981-88 with the team he has wrote a new book called Fruits of Faith hope and Love Inspirational stories from current and former team players.
Aztecas of Wichita,Kansas coming to ball
December 31, 2002
Coach Martinez and his team will be trying to man handle the RDBL teams .The Aztecas will bring lots of hustle and hard play to the court.
San Antonio Knights
February 4, 2003
The Knights will defend the central division starting in the 2004 season the ownership thinks they will bring some good action to the city that already has a good NBA team.While we are doing this at a much lower scale our goal is a quality team that our fans can enjoy.
San Antonio Rush
February 4, 2003
Talks are being held that could bring in another San Antonio team the Rush organization is very well put together and we are looking at adding 2 more teams that would bring the total to 30 so they might join the league in 2004 we will have to see what to much growth would do for the league.
CD the real games not on the field
February 7, 2003
This CD tell's anyone who is in sports as an owner or GM how to make money with TV yes the same game the big leagues are playing can be played by you at the minor league level put together by TV sports broacaster Will Williams who covers the minor league and colleges tells you how the TV game can be added to your team taking it from a hobby to a business and that should be the only reason you own a team.At $15.00 the CD takes you into the entire setup even small colleges can turn a profit email us for info on how to order your copy money orders only.
Diaz out of league
February 7, 2003
The leagues first interm commissioner is out he also was to be the Tarrant County Regulators GM we will miss his involvement,but the league will be fine as we move on said league CEO Will Williams this sort of thing can happen in business.As the league continues to get ready for the up coming season we expect to have a great season and looking toward the 2004 season when we will have as many as 28 teams trying to win the championship.The future is very bright this league went from concept to a full league in less than a year after Williams did a newspaper interview in the Fort Worth Star telegram in June of 2002 the local division was started just to get the word out the league was coming.The Regional division is where the league was going all along and it is now in place.
RDBL internet venture
February 12, 2003
A website is in the works that will replay league games 7 days a week 24 hours a day it will not only show games but inside the teams . What goes on that the public doesn't get to see or here it will cost $5.00 per month to subscribe to the site league CEO Will Williams said we have a good minor league product why not take it worldwide along with the television this league will be marketed in ways no minor league teams have done before now.Infomation on how to sign up and more email us the site should be ready in time for the season which tips off in March.
Italian basketball interested
February 25, 2003
The Italian basketball community has taken an interest in the league our players must step up this is why they play to get someone to notice their game.
Regulators fall by 3
April 17, 2003
The Metroplex Allstars with there big frontline gave the Regulators trouble all night while they didn't takeover the game they hit the foul shots when they needed them and it was just enough to hold off the Regulators Forward Jesse Clinton had a big game on both ends of the court the game came down to the last 3 seconds in the game Brian Owens was put in to get a chance at his specialty the 3 point shot but the in bound pass was stolen and he never got the opportunity final 82-79 the 2 teams will meet in Dallas on thursday night April 24.
Outlaws to test Fastbreak
April 17, 2003
Damon Ellison and the rest of the Johnson County Outlaws will test the Dallas Fastbreak in a league game on saturday afternoon April 26th at 12:00 noon in Dallas.
Diesel hold up Outlaws
May 1, 2003
The Dallas Diesel hold off a rush by the Johnson County Outlaws 71-66 the Outlaws got off to a fast start but without a big man in the middle they couldn't hold the lead the off season will fix that problem they are to be ready to go in the 2004 season opener February 21st every team that has seen the Outlaws have been impressed and say that team will be one to contend for the league title in 2004 so hold on to your pockets when they come to play.
2004 schedule to start February 21st
April 29, 2003
The 2004 playoffs will start May 29th with the top 2 teams in each division playing a best 2 of 3 format with the championship game to be played June 12th weekend it will take 18 wins to be called Champions. The 12 game regular season will start in February and end May 22nd.
RDBL Summer League
April 22, 2003
The RDBL will sponsor a summer league for players and independent teams wanting to play we will use the summer games to look at talent and scout for the unknown players who are out there who might be able to help our league and teams the summer league play will start in June interested players and teams should contact us quickly in order to get in .
Thompson has 22 in win
May 1, 2003
Forward John Thompson played his best game yet as he was almost a one man wrecking crew ,with Jesse Clinton inside blocking shots and causing problems for the K-104 team Thompson and Landris Johnson pretty much had their way Dimitri Kelly added 15 points and some heads up defense. The K-104 team likes to run but could not get started the Regulators who use zones and man defense kept them off track by playing a zone the whole game the 104 team came from 10 points down to tie the game with less than one minute left in regulation which ended 80-80 a 5 minute overtime was then played and the Regulators took over the game again never looking back final 91-88 it was a team effort as the 104 team didn't go deep into their bench in the second half the Regulators played the whole team and those few seconds of rest helped more even though they lost leads each time the rotation of players was made.Zo Ochiobi came up big on a few plays he made and he was having a good shooting night he hit baskets when we needed them the most at times Thompson said.Laying in wait next will be the rematch with the Dallas Diesel who the Regulators defeated in their first meeting.
Regional Womens Basketball League
May 13, 2003
In July of 2003 a womens basketball league will start to take shape the RWBL will play a short season this summer and start to get ready for a full season of play in 2004 the womens league will be very competive we expect to have 12 teams for the 2004 season and grow into a 22 team league by 2006.
Video of televised Regulators games
May 9, 2003
$12.00 includes shipping watch the televised games of the Tarrant County Regulators during the 2003 season send money orders only to G.Entertainment P.O.Box 2961 Cleburne,TX 76033 week to 10 days for delivery.
Outlaws will make 2 TV appearences
May 13, 2003
The Johnson County Outlaws will be seen twice on cable TV on May 22nd they take on the Tarrant County Regulators and June 5th the K-104 Radio station team comes into the RDBL again looking for some revenge after losing to the Regulators in a game this season.Both games are at the Haws Athletic Center in downtown Fort Worth.
RDBL summer league coming
April 29, 2003
The Regional Development Basketball League will have a summer scouting league for players the season will start in June and end with an allstar game along with the championship August 2nd the league is open to any open team.We will be looking at players and developing league players who would need extra work on their game play the 6 game season will start June 7th until August 2nd cost of a summer league team spot will be $150.00 the championship game will be broadcast on cable in the Fort Worth Dallas area.Contact the league at 1-866-206-9073ext.4399
RDBL Jr. coming
May 13, 2003
The RDBL will have a open Jr. division coming age 18-20 the summer league will kickoff in late June players who play in the Jr division will be trying to do 2 things one improve their game the 2nd for those trying to to get into college somewhere to get someone to see they may deserve another look and for others maybe a chance to stepup into the RDBL by training camp time.
1st Annual RDBL ShowTime Tournament
April 29, 2003
The 1st annual tournament will feature teams from all over the USA July 18th and 19th will have the double elimination play going cost for a team will be $300.00 with the championship game to be rebroadcast on cable and a money game championship . The RDBL and Raw Talent Sports will have the annual tournament which will have events going on as well the tournament will be held in Cleburne, Texas team cutoff will be 20 teams.
Outlawz held up!!!!!
June 5, 2003
The K-104 team came to revenge a loss to the RDBL when the Tarrant County Regulators took them out in a game ,this time the Johnson County Outlawz were out shot K-104 team leader Tim Franks would not let them lose this time he did everything he could to keep his team in the game they led the entire 1st half at one point by 20 points but the Outlawz took the lead with 1:50 left in the 1st half .And open the 2nd half with as much as a 6 point lead but gave up getting to the line and took outside shots way to many times as the final was 91-74.
2004 Schedule Dates
May 8, 2003
RDBL 2004 season will open with league training camp January 16th .
Regular season dates 14 games
Top 2 teams in each division playoffs start
May-29-30 best 2 of 3 series
2nd round of playoffs
June-5-6 best 2 of 3 series
League Championship best 2 of 3 series
2004 summer league play open to any teams
August-7 top 2 teams championship and summer league allstar game.
Teams that will have 5 home televised games in 2004 are The Tarrant County Regulators -Johnson County Outlaws-Arlington,TX Cobra,Dallas Diesel-Odessa,TX Badboyz with other teams to have coverage as well.
Youth clinic with city job well done
June 7, 2003
The RDBL and the city of Fort Worth,TX put on a very good youth basketball clinic for ages 6 and up the 2 hour clinic was a hit for all .Regulators Coach Tom Robinson and team ball boy Phillip Robinson made sure that things went well Tom tracked time at each station and worked a couple of stations to keep things moving.
Making of the player
June 21, 2003
The 30 minute show will start taping in January 2004 when a player will be followed through training camp and workouts meetings with agents and coaches from other pro leagues about his chances of taking his talents to the next level his dream of playing in the big leagues of pro basketball .The show will be co produced by G-59 Sports television productions and the RDBL films the player will be one who league officials feels really have the talent to attempt and reach his dream it will be 13 weeks and air bi weekly on cable.
Regulators player signs with USBL team
March 31, 2003
Johnny Tyson has signed with the Texas Rimrockers of the USBL he has his opportunity the question will be is he ready only time will answer that but he has gotten the chance and thats all any player can ask for.That is why each player in this league is ask'ed to be at the top of his game .
Diesel steam roll Allstars
April 10, 2003
The Dallas Diesel rollover the Metro Allstars 148-134 in a high scoring game nobody wanted to play defense the Diesel face Showtime next in what should be another high scoring game.
League to be revamped for 2005
October 9, 2003
The RDBL will have a new look after the 2004 season League founder Will Williams said things will look different for the 2005 season,we are making plans for the divisions to change as new teams will be ready to start their run in the league .Since we play from February thru May weather is better in those early months in the lower states when it comes to travel on the roads in a bus league.The new look of teams will be listed at a later date of the 2004 season.
RDBL Founder to be involved with USBL
October 16, 2002
Looking to the next venture RDBL founder has moved to grow the league through TV coverage of games in 2003 timing is everthing and being able to move when the opportunity presents the chance for you is aways a good thing. Will Williams heads up Guilliaum SportsGroup that looks for sports joint venture opportunities.
Regulators have training facility
August 1, 2003
The Tarrant County Regulators will have a complete complex weight room showers meeting room practice and game gym also a training room all just east of downtown Fort Worth,TX .The 2002 season was just the start of what we wanted to get done first we had a season to let the public know we were for real about this now with this deal we have everything in place to build a good program and the level of players we will go after from here on will show we want to win ,the team will hold it's mini camp in the new complex in mid September and all 2004 home games but 2 will be held at the complex it will also be open for athletic training to the public the Regulators will share the complex with The Regulators football team and EL Diablos class A baseball team all are part of the Guilliaum Sports Group Ownership. Each team has it's own locker room area and will operate in the complex starting in September to start getting ready for what looks to be a very good 2004 season.
League CEO set to interview Mick Foley
June 27, 2003
RDBL CEO will host the Books In Review cable TV show former WWF superstar wrestler turned author Mick Foley who has seen every book he has written go to number one on the best sellers list will sit down to talk about his latest book(Tietam Brown) with Williams on August 7th.Williams who has interviewed sports and public figures for books and non book shows.
Outlawz Warriors to do battle
August 26, 2003
The Johnson County Outlawz will take on the West Virginia Warriors in the 2004 season this is a good opportunity to see where these young players are at this stage of the team.The Outlawz will be a first year team even though they played some games last season the games were played to let the public know we were coming in 2004 we had players working out and thought it would be a waste not to get them some playing time in a game setting a spokesperson for the team said.Our main focus will be to add to small forward Damon Ellison his game will get to another level with a good supporting cast.The team will take their show on the road to Virginia May 1st in Clarksburg the fast pace outlawz will have to slow down a little in 2004 they will have what was missing last season a big man in the middle and with Ellison at the small forward look out.
Regulators to visit Missouri
August 27, 2003
Maryville may not be the same after the Regulators ride into town May 1st to take on the Hawks in what should be a good basketball game the Regulators will open mini camp in October and training camp opens in December as they open up Jauuary 8th at home vs the T-Express.
Regulators and Outlawz set to play in Owensboro
September 4, 2003
The Owensboro Pro/Am basketball tournament in Kentucky July 6-11 will see the Tarrant County Regulators and Johnson County Outlawz playing from July 9-11 teams from all parts of the USA will be at the tournament.We look forward to this as a way to see if our players stackup to other Pro/Am league players in the USA.
Roger Nichols and his Hawks fly into Texas
September 11, 2003
The Hawks have already played 2 exhibition games and have looked strong Owner and Head coach Roger Nichols down played the wins but that team has some talent and they look to bring the high flying act to Texas May 15 and 16th as they take on the Regulators and Outlawz.
League will feature 20 teams for 2005 season
October 24, 2003
The revamped RDBL will feature 20 teams starting in 2005 and will play from March thru June. The Regional setup by the league will allow for out of division play by teams as a 14 game season format will be used.The league will feature a July Pro/Am Tournament yearly starting in 2004 to take on teams from across the US and Mexico.
Hawks take flight on college team
November 6, 2003
The Hawks took to the sky as they were to much for the Rehma Bible college team in a pre season game for the college 82-57 Roger Nichols said his team still needs some improvement but he is happy about the win,They played the ABL Kansas City Steers and lost Nichols said the size difference was what we did not have a answer for. They will face the Rockford Lightning of the CBA in their next game and also have a game vs a USBL team on the schedule .The Hawks will look to continue a solid build up as they get ready for the 2004 RDBL season which they hope to win the North Division.In other league news talks have began on a joint venture that will have the Tarrant County Regulators sharing a basketball Hockey arena with a minor league hockey team that the two organizations will co- own .
Outlawz look to back court
November 7, 2003
Brent Nugent will bring exicitement to the court his ball handling skills and no look passes will cause problems for teams he has great court presence and knows where the open player is at any given moment,Antwain Bates has spent the off season working out and his game should be good alone with James Whitfield and some young players who should bring a solid mix to the team coach Bernard Combs said he is looking forward to a good competive training camp the team may lose Damon Ellison who they were counting on at small forward position Combs said we will have to see if things workout for him .We are planning to install the triangle offense so we need players who have some good footwork.
Regulators look at another guard
November 7, 2003
Rahim Washington ,3rd all time leading scorer in Neumann College history could be signing with the team he has been 1st team all Pac 4 years in a row with an 18 point average and solid defense he could help our triangle offense a great deal said Tom Robinson team scout and this season we are planning on using the triangle defense with zone and man looks from it as well as screen over switch so players who can move will be very important on both ends of the court.The numbers look good on Rahim and video tells us he can play.We are looking to have a set of guards that can both sometime play the point while the ball is in play we feel this will open up opportunites for the other players when both guards are on the court together during a game when we go to that look.Craig Brandon is a playmaker guard we are intending on using a lot he is young so mistakes come with him but what he can do will off set that.
The Law will visit RDBL!!!!!!!
November 11, 2003
The Tarrant County Sheriff department basketball team will face the Regulators and Outlawz in 2004 while we repect the law enforcement people for the job they do off the court when they visit to play we surely don't intend to lose to them.Said Tom Robinson and Bernard Combs it will be a game we will want to win just as much if we were playing each other refering to the Outlawz and Regulators.Robinson and the Regulators will be ready Combs coach of the Outlawz said when March 6th comes and they visit Cleburne we want them leaving town unhappy about the game but glad they came to the city.
Training camp opens
December 8, 2003
Teams start to gear up for the 2004 season the Missouri Hawks have been having a good development training season going 8 and 4 while looking at players who could be on the final roster team GM Catherine Nichols have worked some magic to have the team ready to go for the 2004 season.Head coach Roger Nichols have seen some solid play from his players and expect to be very good for the season.In other league news the Johnson County Outlawz players took a test before the teams training camp on sunday December 14th the 10 question player profile gave team brass a look inside the players mental ability on and off the court head coach Bernard Combs said we just want to know who we have on the team and what we can look for from a player in situation's on and off court also the Tarrant County Regulators will open up training camp on sunday December 14th the new look Regulators will be looking for players to add with returning players John Thompson and Landris Johnson.
Murrow and Whitfield now Outlawz
December 10, 2003
Ryan Murrow and James Whitfield will both play for the Johnson County Outlawz in the 2004 season a trade that sent both players to the team may comeback to hunt the Regulators Murrow had a per game average of 12 points and Whitfield when he wasn't assisting averaged 14.The Regulators look to add two new guard tandems to their roster and had to move some players to make room while we will miss Whitfield 's leadership and Murrows will to win, we could not keep them and add some much needed depth said team scout Tom Robinson we think our new players will help us very quickly and we picked up Dayo Holloway in the trade that should help us in the low post area Point guard Craig Brandon will have to grow up quick to fill Whitfield shoes until our situation with the two new guards is complete and join us with veteran playing experience.
Outlawz will scrimmage the law sunday
December 31, 2003
The Johnson County Outawz will scrimmage the Tarrant County Sheriff's department basketball team on sunday January 4th at 6:00pm in Cleburne,Tx the Outlawz look to have a strong team the new triangle system on defense and offense seem to be working out well as the team practices have been intense with some fights and rough play going on in team scrimmages a control half court defensive practice against the Regulators got a little to intense on December 28th.We want that intense play but the players must gain control and not get out of hand we are getting there it is training camp and players are trying to get noticed said Ryan Murrow.
Comedian to perform at games
December 8, 2003
Comedian Larry woodard will perform at halftime during the Tarrant County Regulators and Johnson County Outlawz game and the Regulators vs the Tarrant County Sheriff's department benefit game and the Regulators vs the K-104 Radio station team.
Boo Townsend may be a Regulator
December 11, 2003
Nilzarrel (Boo) Townsend a 6'1 guard from Columbus,Ohio may join the team he has experience from the Huntsville Flights of the NDBL and CBA Rockford Lightning he would be a good addition to our back court said team scout Tom Robinson we will see what we can do to sign him,the Tarrant County Regulators held a team meeting on December 10th to set the tone for the 2004 season Robinson who is also a police officer told the players who ever was not giving a all out effort would find him looking a little closer at them,the joke was to loosen up things and let them know we will have a good time but we also want to win and that is there business when at practice and game time Robinson said.
RDBL heading west
January 22, 2004
Arizona will look at being a part of the league for 2005 we are growing and will up date our 2005 teams on the site soon while a possible merger is still in the works and we would love to add to what the USBL have we also know we are a growing minor league and with our TV in place we know in a few years we can grow as big as we want to this league was put together for two reasons first as a regional league for players to show case there skills second for the owner who take risk in the business of sports to make enough revenue to make his investment worth while.Each team has the opportunity to do that with there local TV coverage as league founder and a TV sports broadcaster and producer the inside information on how the industry works help the league and teams we have a five year growth plan and by year five more people will know who the league is we feel by being a pro/am league we could do everything a owner envisions when they are thinking about owning a franchise said league founder Will Williams.
Regulators sign Shaw
January 26, 2004
Local talent Demetric Shaw has signed to play for the Tarrant County Regulators Shaw attended local basketball power house Dunbar High school and Kent State he has also played in the USBL and NDBL even though we have not signed other notable players who also have that kind of experience he is right in our back yard a home town talent.We have changed our 2004 schedule for this merger said team scout and coach Tom Robinson if we don't get things worked out for the USBL then this doesn't change our game plan for what we are building in the Regional Development Basketball League we like what Shaw brings to the team his leadership is a value along,we open up with a benefit game at the Girls & Boys club in north Fort Worth,Texas on Thursday February 12th vs the T-Express game time is set for 7:30 pm.
Dexter Edmond could be with Outlawz
February 25, 2004
Dexter Edmonds 5'11 point guard from Ellendale,ND will be joining the team for the 2005 season with an average of 20 points and 3.5 assist with good court vision.
Gabor Sallay from Hungary in the middle
April 13, 2004
21 year old 6"11 center Gabor Sallay of Hungary could be a Regulator for the 2005 season the team is looking to close up it's weakness'es and the center position is one that is going to be fix"ed before the 2005 season team scout Tom Robinson said he is a solid player that could help we are needing to fix holes in our system and we will start by getting a much needed center.The power forward and point guard positions will be taken care of as well we have a good group of players that play big but we need for these positions to be solid for our triangle to hit it's full potential on offense while Gabor is not the only center we are looking at he is high on the list of 5 we are going to go after and a 7"0 has just come to our attention that we will take a look at he is 21 years old and lives in the local area so we will take a close look at him this summer.
Regulators get bad news on Sallay
April 15, 2004
Tom Robinson head scout found out that one of the big men he is looking at for the 2005 season has a foot fracture and will take time to get well Gabor Sallay of Hungary the 6'11 center forward is on the teams list of big men to fit in the middle of their triangle offensive system.The Johnson County Outlawz are looking at local big man Johnny Tyson at 6"10 he can handle the ball in the low box Tyson played in the USBL in 2003 and will end up on someone's team again this season team officials said but we look forward to visiting with him before the Outlawz go to training camp in February 2005.Tyson played in the RDBL with the Dallas Fastbreak half of the 2003 season before moving into the USBL with the Texas Rimrockers who have since folded he was released from the Rimrockers and was picked up by another USBL team he averages 10 points a game and will hit the boards for rebounds.
RDBL teams could join the USBL in 2005
December 23, 2003
Teams could be making jump to USBL by 2005 season The two sides are talking and we have some of the same things in mind when it comes to minor league basketball so we thought it wouldn't hurt to look at the idea.Will Williams founder and president of the RDBL said that we like to see the players get the opportunity to showcase their skills in ways for the right people to see them and this deal can be put together we would have both sides win we have four teams that would help make up a division in the USBL for the 2005 season and we have players already that would make the base roster for the 4 teams and build from that.
RDBL scouting tournament 40 minutes to win!
June 16, 2004
The Tarrant County Regulators dance team will perform at the tournament at 3:15 the tournament will feature some good local talent and RDBL teams looking to add talent for the 2005 season the tournament will tip off at 11:00am with the Johnson County Outlawz vs the Rec league Fort Worth Kings the games will be held at the Cleburne middle school gym located at 1710 Country Club Road the A guarantee will take on the Dallas Diesel at 12:15.
November 14, 2004
The RDBL will join forces with another minor league basketball league and both will benefit from the deal which will just add the logo and name of the other league to it's banner .The deal will allow for instant name ID for the RDBL which is still in the growing process the announcement will be made public in the next few weeks.