April 07, 2011
Dr. George W. Tinsley, PHD H, a member of the NCAA Men’s Division II Champion Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers in 1966, 1968 and 1969, is set to be inducted into the Kentucky Black Sports Hall of Fame (May 7th) and the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame (June 8th) Classes of 2011. Tinsley was a two time All American at Kentucky Wesleyan and is still the all-time leader in rebounds with 1,115 and fourth in points with 2,014 leaving his mark with the team and being honored into the Kentucky Wesleyan All-Century team.
February 24, 2011
Monday evening, May 9th
LaQuinta Inn – Coral Springs with
George Tinsley, Sr.
The MBA is pleased to announced that George Tinsley, Sr., Past President of the National Basketball Retired Players Association and a highly successful businessman will be the keynote speaker at the MBA Welcome Barbecue this year.
To learn more about George, click here.
December 17, 2010
When Dr. George W. Tinsley, PHD H. was a freshman at Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1967, his team won the NCAA Men’s Division II Basketball Championship. A freshman starter, he and his team were invited on a once-in-a-lifetime trip as ambassadors of basketball, playing against club teams in Europe and Africa. The trip changed his life on several levels: (1) As an African-American growing up in Smoketown, an innercity neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky, touring Africa during the rise of the Black Power movement in the U.S. gave him a newfound appreciation of the opportunities offered by the United States; (2) being in the limelight increased his self-esteem and diminished the sting of being a poor boy growing up on food stamps and subsidized school lunches, wearing hand-me downs; (3) he discovered the woman he thought was his mother was actually the elderly baby sitter his mother had left him with when he was 7 months old and had never returned to pick up.
December 08, 2010
Dr. George W. Tinsley, PHD H. was selected to be an honorary co-chair for the Division II NCAA Championship Festival. The event was held November 30 – December 4 in Louisville, Kentucky. The festival featured 70 teams and over 800 student athletes vying for the championship title in various sports.