HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL ROOKIE LEAGUE

Contributor - Robert Bradley

NRL FRANCHISE CHRONOLOGY 2001

2001
In-   Baltimore Blaze      2001 -           [charter franchise]
      Delaware Destroyers  2001 -           [charter franchise]
      Gotham City Knights  2001             [charter franchise]
      Philadelphia Force   2001 -           [charter franchise]
      Washington Justice   2001 -           [charter franchise]
Out-  Gotham City Knights                   [disbanded during season]


NRL LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP 2001

BAL - Baltimore Blaze [Baltimore, MD]        2001 - Present
DEL - Delaware Destroyers [Bear, Delaware]   2001 - Present
GOT - Gotham City Knights [New York, NY]     2001
PHI - Philadelphia Force [Philadelphia, PA]  2001 - Present
WAS - Washington Justice [Washington, DC]    2001 - Present
2001 - BAL  DEL  GOT  PHI  WAS


NRL HOME ARENAS 2001

BLT - CCBC Cantonsville Gymnasium
DEL - Delaware Technical and Community College - Stanton
GOT -
PHI - Community College of Philadelphia
WAS - University of District of Columbia


NBL YEARLY STANDINGS 2001

2001 NBL              W  L   Pct.  GB
Philadelphia Force    8  0  1.000  .. 
Baltimore Blaze       5  3   .625   3 
Washington Justice    3  5   .375   5 
Delaware Destroyers   2  6   .250   6
Gotham City Knights*  0  4   ....  ..

*Gotham City disbanded during the season
NRL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - SEMI-FINALS
7Aug01 Baltimore 104, Washington 96
7Aug01 Philadelphia 106, Delaware 95

NRL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
9Aug01 Baltimore 100, Philadelphia Force 93
2001 NRL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 
July 1, 2001 - Frank McQueen, Baltimore
July 8, 2001 - Tai Crutchfield, Philadelphia 
July 15, 2001 - Fred Warrick, Philadelphia
July 22, 2001 - Leslie Ballard, Baltimore 
REGULAR SEASON SCORES
Aug  3, 2001 Washington 126, Baltimore 117
Jul 24, 2001 Delaware 118, Washington 116
Jul 26, 2001 Philadelphia 104, Delaware 83
Jul 27, 2001 Philadelphia 118, Baltimore 117
             Washington 126, Delaware 111
Jul 19, 2001 Baltimore (W), Delaware (L)
Jul 20, 2001 Philadelphia 95, Washington 91
             Baltimore 154, Gotham City 121
Jul 21, 2001 Delaware 115, Gotham City 96
Jul 13, 2001 Baltimore 126, Delaware 119 (OT)
             Washington 105, Gotham City 71
Jul 10, 2001 Philadelphia 97, Washington 93
Jul 12, 2001 Philadelphia 116, Baltimore 114
Jul  5, 2001 Baltimore 114, Washington  101
             Philadelphia  105, Delaware  104
Jun 26, 2001 Philadelphia 104, Delaware 83
Jun 29, 2001 Baltimore 114, Washington 97
2001 NRL REGULAR SEASON RESULTS
     Tue, Jun. 26   Delaware 83 at Philadelphia 104
   Fri, Jun. 29   Baltimore 114 at Washington 97
   Thu, Jul. 5   Washington 101 at Baltimore 114
   Thu, Jul. 5   Philadelphia 105 at Delaware 104
   Tue, Jul. 10   Washington 93 at Philadelphia 97
   Thu, Jul. 12   Baltimore 114 at Philadelphia 116
   Fri, Jul. 13   Delaware 119 at Baltimore 126 (OT)
   Fri, Jul. 13   Gotham City 71 at Washington 105
   Thu, Jul. 19   Baltimore (W) at Delaware (L)
   Thu, Jul. 19   Gotham City (L) at Philadelphia (W)
   Fri, Jul. 20   Gotham City 121 at Baltimore 154
   Fri, Jul. 20   Philadelphia 95 at Washington 91
   Sat, Jul. 21   Gotham City 96 at Delaware 115
   Tue, Jul. 24   Washington 116 at Delaware 118
   Thu, Jul. 26   Delaware (L) at Philadelphia (W)
   Fri, Jul. 27   Philadelphia 118 at Baltimore 117
   Fri, Jul. 27   Delaware 111 at Washington 126
   Fri, Aug. 3   Baltimore 117 at Washington 126
2001 NBL PLAYOFF RESULTS
   Tue, Aug. 7    Delaware 95 at Philadelphia 106 (Playoff)
   Tue, Aug. 7    Baltimore 104 at Washington 96 (Playoff, Philadelphia)
   Thu, Aug. 9    Baltimore 100 at Philadelphia 93 (Championship)
BALTIMORE
   Fri, Jun. 29   Baltimore 114 at Washington 97
   Thu, Jul. 5    Washington 101 at Baltimore 114
   Thu, Jul. 12   Baltimore 114 at Philadelphia 116
   Fri, Jul. 13   Delaware 119 at Baltimore 126 (OT)
   Thu, Jul. 19   Baltimore (W) at Delaware  (L)
   Fri, Jul. 20   Gotham City 121 at Baltimore 154
   Fri, Jul. 27   Philadelphia 118 at Baltimore 117
   Fri, Aug. 3    Baltimore 117 at Washington 126
   Tue, Aug. 7    Baltimore 104 at Washington 96 (Playoff, Philadelphia)
   Thu, Aug. 9    Baltimore 100 at Philadelphia 93 (Championship)
DELAWARE
   Tue, Jun. 26   Delaware 83 at Philadelphia 104 
   Thu, Jul. 5    Philadelphia 105 at Delaware 104 
   Fri, Jul. 13   Delaware 119 at Baltimore 126 (OT)
   Thu, Jul. 19   Baltimore (W) at Delaware (L)
   Sat, Jul. 21   Gotham City 96 at Delaware 115 
   Tue, Jul. 24   Washington 116 at Delaware 118 
   Thu, Jul. 26   Delaware (L) at Philadelphia (W)
   Fri, Jul. 27   Delaware 111 at Washington 126
   Tue, Aug. 7    Delaware 95 at Philadelphia 106 (Playoff)
GOTHAM CITY
   Fri, Jul. 13   Gotham City 71 at Washington 105 
   Thu, Jul. 19   Gotham City at Philadelphia 
   Fri, Jul. 20   Gotham City 121 at Baltimore 154 
   Sat, Jul. 21   Gotham City 96 at Delaware 115 
PHILADELPHIA
   Tue, Jun. 26   Delaware 83 at Philadelphia 104
   Thu, Jul. 5    Philadelphia 105 at Delaware 104
   Tue, Jul. 10   Washington 93 at Philadelphia 97
   Thu, Jul. 12   Baltimore 114 at Philadelphia 116
   Thu, Jul. 19   Gotham City (L) at Philadelphia (W)
   Fri, Jul. 20   Philadelphia 95 at Washington 91
   Thu, Jul. 26   Delaware (L) at Philadelphia (W)
   Fri, Jul. 27   Philadelphia 118 at Baltimore 117
   Tue, Aug. 7    Delaware 95 at Philadelphia 106 (Playoff)
   Thu, Aug. 9    Baltimore 100 at Philadelphia 93 (Championship)
WASHINGTON
   Fri, Jun. 29   Baltimore 114 at Washington 97
   Thu, Jul. 5    Washington 101 at Baltimore 114
   Tue, Jul. 10   Washington 93 at Philadelphia 97
   Fri, Jul. 13   Gotham City 71 at Washington 105
   Fri, Jul. 20   Philadelphia 95 at Washington 91
   Tue, Jul. 24   Washington 116 at Delaware 118
   Fri, Jul. 27   Delaware 111 at Washington 126
   Fri, Aug. 3    Baltimore 117 at Washington 126
   Tue, Aug. 7    Baltimore 104 at Washington 96 (Playoff, Philadelphia)
NRL AWARD WINNERS 2001

NRL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
2001 - Fred Warrick, PHI

NRL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1Jul01 - Frank McQueen, BAL 
8Jul01 - Tai Crutchfield, PHI 
15Jul01 - Fred Warrick, PHI 
22Jul01 - Leslie Ballard, BAL

ALL-NRL TEAM
Leslie Ballard, BAL
LaRon Cephas, DEL
Eric Evans, PHI
Antar Parkman, BAL
Eric Poole, WAS
Andre Howard, PHI
Fred Warrick, PHI
Jason Williams, WAS
Erik Woods, DEL