RECAP: Week 1 of Lions Training Camp

The 2022 Lions are out of the gate and have officially completed the first week of the 2022 training camp in Allen Park, MI. While there are a number of new faces, the question always persists if it will be another year of “the same old Lions.” While fans balance hopeful optimism with historic cynicism,

OLSM Star Pitcher Brock Porter Signs with Texas Rangers

Brock Porter was recently drafted #109 by the Texas Rangers after being projected to go much higher. The Gatorade National Player of the Year had committed to Clemson after an incredible career and senior campaign. However, Porter said he would not sign at the slot amount and instead go to college. The Rangers negotiated and

What to expect of Goff in year 2

Jared Goff came into Detroit with high hopes, but middling expectations. The young quarterback was not long removed from a Super Bowl appearance, but the LA Rams decision to move on was troubling for an organization that had just drafted him in recent years. The trade was part of a deal that sent veteran Matt

Predicting Every Game of the 2022-2023 Lions Regular Season

The revamped Lions are looking to make sizable gains this upcoming season. My prediction is they trade games the first quarter of the season before falling to 2-4 in a loss to Dallas. Things will start to click for the young team and they will eventually pull even at 7-7 against the Jets and end

Forecasting Week Two of MHSAA Football

Game of the WeekIt may be July, but the days are quickly passing like a 7 on 7 tournament happening all over the Mitten state as teams prep to chase their dreams at a state title. While some may have more reasonable hopes of achieving that dream, squads of helmeted teens prepare, nonetheless, to take

Hofmann: Detroit Lions Will Exit Bottom-Dweller Status in 2022

The Lions are coming off of a disappointing season in 2021-2022 after finishing with the second worst record in the league at 3-13-1. This was expected by most of Lion nation and was viewed as a tank season by many fans. Although the team’s record was in the gutter, they showed flashes of being a


Detroit also signs 12 undrafted rookie free agents Allen Park, Mich.— The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed the following 2022 NFL Draft picks: DL Aidan Hutchinson – MichiganWR Jameson Williams – AlabamaS Kerby Joseph – IllinoisTE James Mitchell – Virginia TechLB Malcolm Rodriguez – Oklahoma StateLB James Houston – Jackson StateCB Chase Lucas – Arizona State In addition, the Lions have signed the following undrafted rookie free

Unity Christian Freshman Arie Landstra Sinks Hole in One

Arie Landstra began developing a love for the game of golf at a young age during outings to the course with his father. 8 years later, the Unity Christian freshman is in his first year of high school golf as part of the Crusader junior varsity golf team. The individual nature of the game appeals

Top 35 Girls Basketball Players We Saw This Season

Player of the Year – Abbey Kimball, West Catholic (Senior)Our player of the year is senior West Catholic guard, Abbey Kimball. While she came in second to Detroit Edison senior, Ruby Whitehorn, in the Miss Basketball standings and her Falcons lost to Edison in the state championship, she was the most complete and skilled player

Kent City Did It Again

There are few teams that lost as much as the Kent City Eagles did last spring as two all-time Kent City greats, Kenzie Bowers and Jenna Harrison, graduated. The two school and state record holders left the small town of Kent City, Michigan to continue their basketball careers in the collegiate ranks (Bowers at Illinois

Clean Sweep for Area Girls Basketball

The talents of west Michigan girls basketball were on full display Tuesday night. Kent City traveled an hour south to face Schoolcraft in the quarterfinal for a second year in a row, Rockford welcomed East Lansing just down the road at Calvin University and West Catholic faced undefeated Edwardsburg in Wayland. A year after Kent

Northview Advances to Face West Ottawa

The gym was electric on Tuesday night in Grand Haven, MI. Elite basketball talent was on display all evening and four teams entered the confines of Grand Haven High School with plans to leave with berths into the regional championship. The unfortunate nature of the post-season meant that two teams would be leaving empty-handed. Wyoming

Kenzie Bowers and Illinois State Redbirds are Going Dancing

Just a year removed from leading the Kent City Eagles to their school’s first ever state championship game, Kenzie Bowers is flying high again as a true freshman with the Illinois State Redbirds. ISU just punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament after stunning victories in the Missouri Valley semifinal and final games. Though Bowers’

Area Teams Prepare for Big Playoff Matchups

Boys Basketball Roundup Northview will have one of the best showdowns in the area as they face a battle-hardened Muskegon team in Grand Haven. Despite being favorites for much of the season and knocking off several giants throughout the regular season, Northview will have their hands full with Muskegon and stellar forward Ethan Hill. Northview

Kent City Eagles Continue Journey

Despite a very aggressive Covenant Christian team, the Eagles continued their journey towards the grand prize, a State High School Championship. Covenant Christian led most of the first quarter, with the Eagles trailing close behind. But soon the tide changed and the Eagles took off. Lexi Bowers finished with 19 points, but it was Madelyn

Potter’s House Raises Banner and Downs Grand River Prep for Homecoming

There is an adage that spans the parlance of the battlefield to the chessboard to the gridiron: the best defense is a good offense. Well the Potter’s House Pumas set out to prove two things on Friday night at “The House.” The first was that the age old phrase fits the confines of the hardwood

Comstock Park JV Basketball Takes Two Over Sparta

Rivalries always add an extra spark to the gym and Thursday night’s contests were no different in Comstock Park. Despite things being icy outside, the gym was on fire all night with stellar play on the court and excited fans in the stands. The Comstock Park boys junior varsity fought off surge after surge by

Kelloggsville Rockets Grounded in League Play at Sparta

It didn’t take long for the Sparta Spartans to make it obvious that the Rockets were not cleared for takeoff on Thursday night. Sparta got a bucket to fall and immediately put on the full court pressure, which proved too much for the Kelloggsville backcourt. That, in turn, led to chance after chance at putting

Michigan MAC Men’s Hoops Struggling

In recent years, the Michigan MAC was in the thick of things and managed signature upsets if not outright success, but countless transfers have left things more in doubt in the 2021/2022 season. Central Michigan (2-12 overall, 1-2 conference) and Western Michigan (4-13 overall, 0-6 conference) are at the very bottom of the MAC. The

Birds of a Different Feather: Kenzie Bowers Thriving at Next Level

Four-time all-state guard, Kenzie Bowers, traded the red, white and black of the Kent City High School Eagles for the red, white and black of the Illinois State University Redbirds when she committed to the Missouri Valley Conference Division 1 program during her senior campaign. The standout guard became as big a household name as

MSU Spartans Standout Backs Out of Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl Game

Junior Spartan star running back, Kenneth Walker III has announced that he will be entering the NFL Draft and forgoing his final year of collegiate eligibility. He has also announced that he will be withdrawing from participation in the team’s Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl game against Pitt to focus on combine preparation. The move is a

Mona Shores Scales Huge Deficit for 1-Point Victory Against Grand Haven

Mona Shores fell behind by double digits in the first half before mounting an incredible comeback that pulled them within striking distance just before entering the halftime break. Both teams ratcheted down their defenses in the second half and points came with great difficulty. Through several lead changes, Mona Shores found themselves up by a

Going Bowling: All FBS Michigan Football Programs Earn Bowl Bids

It will be a busy holiday season for each of the Michigan FBS programs. Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan all qualified and will participate in bowl games. No. 2 ranked Michigan (12-1) will play on Friday, Dec. 31 against No.2 Georgia (12-1) in the Orange Bowl being played at Miami

Sparta Seals Victory Over Visiting Greenville

It did not take long for Sparta to assert themselves on Friday night as the visiting Greenville Yellow Jackets were hit early and often with a tenacious flurry of two-way basketball. The early push paid dividends and seemed to shock the vaunted Yellow Jackets. The Spartans took a lead into the half and momentarily fell

Potter’s House Dominates Muskegon Catholic Central

New seasons bring new challenges and while some teams return key pieces, almost all teams must readjust or retool their identities after graduation strikes. The Potter’s House Pumas were no exception on Tuesday night with the graduation of towering center Gift Okampo last spring and a knee injury to veteran varsity guard Gabby Baez. Despite

Kent City Back Again with Win over Muskegon

A year after a state final exit, losing two 4-year starters and a tumultuous off-season that ended with the exit if veteran coach, Scott Carlson, the Kent City Eagles seemed to have more questions than answers going into their season opener at Muskegon High School. The Eagles dominated the matchup last winter and put many

Michigan Outside Hitter Capture Earns Weekly Big 10 Award

Sophomore outside hitter, Jess Mruzik, earned Big 10 player of the week. The recognition wraps up the final week of regular season play for the Wolverines. • Averaged 4.38 kills and 2.63 digs per set with a .368 hitting percentage last week as Michigan closed out the regular season with a pair of wins and

Grand Rapids Catholic Central Sinks the Mariners to Earn 3rd Straight Title

It may seem a bit odd to claim the defending back to back MHSAA Division 5 state champions had to overcome incredible adversity this season to claim their third straight title. However, early this season, the Cougars were delivered a significant blow when senior quarterback Joey Silveri was sidelined for the season with a knee

Detroit MLK withstands Comeback Attempt and Goal Line Stand against Dewitt

The Detroit Martin Luther King Crusaders seemed poised to dominate the defending Division 3 champions, Dewitt Panthers, in the 2021 high school football swan song and both teams have fans one last ride to remember. Despite being heavily in control of the momentum and direction of the game, Detroit MLK was on the receiving end

Pumas Set Course Ablaze at Michigan International Speedway

Lezawe Osterink, better known to his friends as Moses, arrived at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) with a clear eyed view to be the first across the finish line on Saturday morning in the Division 4 cross country state finals. That vision was realized and his time of 15:50 put the small school standout among

State Champions: Potter’s House Victorious over Everest Collegiate Academy

One word, perhaps, best defines the 2021 Potter’s House Pumas boys soccer team: Pressure. The elite squad helmed by head coach Mike Colago and assistant coach Chris Reinsma, has embraced pressure as part of their identity during their incredible postseason run in both terms of its application to their opponents and their own ability to

Kent City Returns with State Finalist Trophy in Tow

There is an old adage in basketball: end on a make. The quip relates to players’ seeming necessity to not end a shooting session or practice until they can end on a made basket. The final score did not reflect the outcome the Eagles had hoped it would as Grass Lake held on for the

Eagles Fly High on way to State Championship

The Kent City Eagles (21-0) received their first real test of the post-season against undefeated Calumet High School, but answered the call to hand the Copper Kings their first loss of the season in the state semi-final game. Calumet ends their season with a record of 20-1. While much of the Kent City plaudits are

Kent City Punches Ticket to Final Four over Schoolcraft

Kent City achieved the seemingly impossible task of holding a quarterfinal qualifying opponent to zero points for an entire quarter to open their Elite 8 contest with Schoolcraft High School on Monday night. The teams met in Portage and filled “The Igloo” with hopeful fans and players a single game away from a trip to

Kent city Takes Total Control to Win Regional over Covenant Christian

One need only watch a few moments of Kent City’s warmups on Wednesday night to see that the Covenant Christian Chargers were going to have their hands full. The Eagles were lighting up the nets well before game time and the hot hands didn’t cool when the clock started ticking. The Eagles took the opening

Kent city Advances Past Western michigan Christian to Regional Final

A year after being the unfortunate recipient of a Round of 32 showdown with then state ranked #1 Pewamo-Westphalia as the #2 ranked division 3 team in Michigan, the Eagles managed to overcome a significant size differential and keep things interesting long enough to blow the lid off the scoreboard and catch fire in the

4th Time’s the Charm… Again

The 2021 senior class of girls basketball players at Kent City has been on the right side of quite a few wins in the past four years. The Division 3 District 74 championship game on Friday night was yet another notch in that long list of victories the Eagles have claimed during that span and

Zeeland East Sends Seniors Out with a Win Over Muskegon

Friday night was humming in Zeeland as the Big Reds of Muskegon came to town to face off with the Zeeland East Chix women’s basketball team on Senior Night. Senior night festivities had no sooner ended than the Chix found themselves in a deficit and serious foul trouble with senior forwards Shelby Ulven and Audrey

Morley Stanwood Boys Win on the Road in Kent City

The Morley Stanwood Mohawks and Kent City Eagles put on a great performance in “The Nest” at Kent City High School on Wednesday night. The Mohawks looked prepped to put a stamp on things with a full quarter to go, but some costly turnovers and some desperation play on Kent City’s end made things interesting

Kent City Girls Withstand Mohawk Surge to Remain Unbeaten

The #2 ranked Division 3 Kent City varsity girls basketball team got their first test of the season last night when fellow CSAA conference power, Morley Stanwood, came to town. While Kent City has run through the competition so far this season, their schedule gets intentionally harder in the coming weeks with contests against Morley

Potter’s House Keeps Rolling Against Lakeview

The undefeated Potter’s House Pumas invited the visiting Lakeview Wildcats to “The House” on Tuesday night for a non-conference JV-Varsity girls basketball double header. The first matchup of the night had all the drama and action one could want from a junior varsity contest. The Pumas got the jump on the Wildcats and roared out

Brauher Tops 1000 in Convincing Mohawk Victory

One word describes Morley Stanwood’s performance against the Evart Wildcats on Monday night: Efficiency. Things looked evenly match in the early minutes, if one didn’t look up at the scoreboard, but the constant pressure from the Morley Stanwood defense, unrelenting ball movement & a diverse palate of scorers on offense had the Mohawks in charge

Holton Boys Defeat Kent City in CSAA Defensive Showdown

Friday night was a hotly contested battle between the visiting Red Devils of Holton High School and the hosting Eagles of Kent City. While the teams split contests last year, with the Eagles walloping the Red Devils in the first matchup and losing a closer contest a month later, both teams have largely retooled in

Familiar Faces Share Milestones as Kent City Girls Best Holton

Kenzie Bowers and Jenna Harrison have become so synonymous with Kent City varsity basketball in the last four years, that one just assumes they will be back again next year. The two guards have played with such poise and skill throughout their four year varsity careers that they could have been confused for seniors many

Kent City Breaks Hart but not Broken Hearted on Valentine’s Day Eve

Kent City girls basketball was back in action on Saturday afternoon with a JV-Varsity doubleheader against the visiting Hart Pirates. The JV Eagles were less than a week removed from the unheard of, a basketball shutout, against Lakeview. However, the Hart junior varsity dominated their way to victory behind stellar performances from the trio of

Hunter Dickinson Nets Freshman of the Week Honors for 2nd Straight Week

Hunter Dickinson has been named Big 10 Freshman of the Week for the second time in as many weeks. The 7’1” center from Alexandria, VA AVERAGED 19 points on 68% shooting, 7 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots in wins over Toledo (4-3) and Penn State (3-2) to help the Maize & Blue remain undefeated and

Fifth Annual Big Ten Women’s Basketball Preview Tips Off Wednesday

ROSEMONT, Ill. – With the 2020-21 women’s college basketball season rapidly approaching, the Big Ten Conference will hold its annual Women’s Basketball Preview this Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 11-13. Now in its fifth year, the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Preview continues to reimagine the traditional preseason media day event, expanding it into several days of coverage dedicated entirely to all

Big Ten Men’s Basketball 2020-21 Preseason Honors Announced

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Iowa senior center Luka Garza has been chosen as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year heading into the 2020-21 men’s basketball season, as voted on by a panel of conference media members. Garza was selected as the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2019-20 after leading the Hawkeyes to a

Big Ten Hockey Preseason Honors & Poll

Big Ten Hockey Preseason Honors ROSEMONT, Ill. – Minnesota was tabbed the favorite in the 2020-21 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll, the conference announced on Monday. The coaches also selected Preseason All-Big Ten teams, highlighted by a pair of 2019-20 individual award winners. Michigan was selected second in the preseason poll, with Notre Dame and Ohio

Michigan State Walloped by Iowa

Just one week ago, the Michigan State Spartans celebrated a dominant upset over in-state rival Michigan Wolverines. The effort netted the Spartans a Freshman Player of the Week Award and ignited hopes that things were heading in the right direction behind the arm of junior quarterback, Rocky Lombardi. Week 3 buried those hopes under a

Michigan Falters Against Hoosiers

Joe Milton topped 300 passing yards for a second straight week on just 18 completions and junior wide receiver Ronnie Bell pulled down 6 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown, but the Michigan Wolverines lost their second in as many weeks. Indiana dominated from the opening and held off a late surge by the

MSU WR Named Freshman of the Week

Ricky White (Marietta, GA) has been named Big 10 Freshman of the Week after setting a Michigan State freshman record with 196 receiving yards in the Spartans upset victory over Michigan. The freshman averaged an astounding 24.5 yards per catch, which included a 30-yard touchdown reception, 50-yard reception that set up a Spartan field goal

Michigan State Stuns Michigan in Week 2

MSU quarterback, Rocky Lombardi, delivered a stellar performance, culminating in 323 passing yards, 3 touchdowns and a 27-24 victory for the visiting team over the Michigan Wolverines. MSU wide receiver, Ricky White, was Lombardi’s primary target, hauling in an astounding 196 yards on 8 catches (24.5 avg.) and one touchdown. Michigan quarterback, Joe Milton, hurled

Big Ten Network Unveils New Logo and Brand Identity

Rebranding Campaign Launches With Start of 2020 Big Ten Football Season CHICAGO, Ill. – Today, the Big Ten Network unveiled a new logo and brand identity with the kickoff of the 2020 Big Ten football season. The transformation is intended to provide brand consistency and highlight the network’s position as the home for Big Ten Conference

Kent City Rolls In Showdown with Lakeview Volleyball

JV and Varsity programs both garnered victories over visiting Lakeview High School volleyball. The night was capped with the Eagles completing the clean sweep of the Wildcats and digging deep into the rotation on “Dig Pink” night, which featured both teams sporting special pink jerseys with Kent City’s bearing the names of loved ones impacted

Kent City Fends Off Morley Stanwood in Opener

Friday night brought fans their first taste of high school football this fall in a CSAA matchup between the visiting Kent City Eagles and the hometown Morley Stanwood Mohawks. The Eagles managed to hold the Mohawks out of the end zone after a long drive in the first quarter that stalled with a strong goal

HS Football Makes its 2020 Debut Tonight

When the class of 2020 graduated and athletes walked off their respective fields, diamonds and courts for the last time a bit earlier than planned, many had to assume their senior year would be among the most unique in history. Six months later, the argument could be made that the class of 2020’s swan song

Shocking Development out of the Big Ten Conference

Just two days after the Mid-American Conference announced it would forego fall sports and instead choose to reschedule games to the spring, the Big Ten Conference appears poised to cancel fall sports as well. The Detroit Free Press reports that the Big Ten has voted to cancel fall sports and most shockingly of all, Big

Mid-American Conference Postpones all Fall Sports

The Mid-American conference and its three Michigan member schools (Central, Eastern & Western) have announced that fall sports will be cancelled this fall and rescheduled to the spring. The move comes just days after it was announced that Western University would maintain its lucrative matchup with Notre Dame. However, with most member schools losing their

Michigan & Michigan State Football Announce Updated Schedules


MHSAA Releases Updated Guidelines for Fall Sports

As students prepare to enter the 2020-2021 school year and athletes ready themselves to participate in early-season practices and tryouts, the MHSAA has a released their updated guidelines for fall sports programs. The full text of the release is below. Dear MHSAA Community, The Representative Council met this morning to discuss fall sports.  Here is

Top Prospects 16U-Houseman Takes 1st of 64 Teams in Byron Center

The Top Prospects 16U-Houseman softball team battled back from a 6th inning deficit in the tournament quarterfinal to pull things even with two 2-run homers (Emma Houseman & Kylie Gould) heading into the final inning. The squad pulled ahead in the final inning and carried that momentum into back to back shutouts in the semifinal

Kent City Completes Season Sweep of Morley Standwood to Win District Final

Just under a year ago, the Kent City Eagles competed in a post-season matchup in which they controlled things most of the way until poor free throw shooting allowed the visiting team to overtake them in the final minute. That team was eventual state champion Pewamo-Westphalia, and while there is no guarantee the regional win

Kent City Advances to District Final with Win Over Hesperia

The gym at Kent City High School could have been temperature controlled off the scorching hot shooting of the Kent City Eagles, alone, on Tuesday night in their opening match of post-season play. Any energy savings that were accumulated earlier in the week were quickly spent on Thursday night as the Eagles went stone cold

Michigan Sweeps Women’s Gymnastics Weekly Honors

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 3, 2020 Wolverines’ Brooks, Wilson and Wojcik claim weekly awards Gymnast of the WeekNatalie Wojcik, Michigan  So. – Douglassville, Pa. – 21st Century Cyber Charter School – Spanish Won two of her events and the all-around to help the Wolverines defeat New Hampshire Claimed the outright title on bars (9.950), floor (9.950)

Michigan Senior Molly Garrett Named Big 10 Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Michigan senior Molly Garrett (Winter Springs, FL) has garnered Big 10 Lacrosse Defensive Player of the week honors on March 3. The senior midfielder, three-time letter winner and two-time team captain helped Michigan defeat Albany 12-11. She controlled eight draws, picked up two ground balls and scored one goal. Her eight draws marked the fourth

2020 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament Coverage on BTN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 3, 2020 Semifinals and championship game to air live on BTN and the FOX Sports app CHICAGO, Ill. – With the bracket set for the 2020 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, BTN today announced its coverage plans for the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship game taking place over the next three weeks. This

Michigan and Michigan State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 2, 2020 Player of the Week Cassius Winston, Michigan StateG – Sr. – 6-1 – Detroit, Mich. – University of Detroit Jesuit – Major: Sports Management Averaged 20.0 points, 7.5 assists, four rebounds and shot .524 from the field in a 2-0 week for the Spartans Posted 20 points, five rebounds and

2019-20 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Honors Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 2, 2020 ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten Conference announced its 2019-20 women’s basketball all-conference teams and individual award recipients on Monday during BTN’s Women’s Sports Report. Iowa senior guard Kathleen Doyle was chosen as Big Ten Player of the Year by both the conference coaches and a select panel of Big Ten media members,

2020 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Bracket Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 1, 2020 ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten Conference has announced the full bracket for the 27th Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi that will take place March 4-8 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Maryland (25-4, 16-2 Big Ten) is the No. 1 seed for this year’s tournament after securing

WMU Upsets NIU with Jared Printy Three Pointer in Final Seconds

The Broncos jumped out to a comfortable lead that got as high as twelve points in the first half and eighteen points in the second. The hot start was crucial against the visiting Northern Illinois Huskies who came into the game boasting a 17-11 (10-5) record, while Western Michigan 11-17 (5-10) at tipoff has struggled

WMU Stampedes NIU with Electric Performance by Jordan Walker

The Western Michigan University women’s basketball team took care of business on Saturday afternoon and defeated the visiting Huskies of Northern Illinois University. The Broncos effort can be summed up in just two words: Jordan Walker. Walker was an absolute whirlwind that the Huskies could not contain. The guard scored 17 of WMU’s first 21

Wisconsin Stuns Michigan at Home

Fans packed the stands for a sold out game at Crisler Arena expecting to cheer their Michigan Wolverines to victory over the visiting Wisconsin Badgers basketball team. Wisconsin had other plans, however, and delivered one of their finest performances of the season to upend the home squad and send fans home wondering what might have

Zeeland East Exacts Revenge on Holland Christian

There is a long-standing cliche trotted out by coaches in locker rooms across the country and in just about all competitive sports. “The only people that believe we can win are in this locker room.” The phrase has taken a variety of forms over the years, but always comes back to the same theme: We

MI Herald Tribune: 2020 MAC Women’s Basketball Top Performers

As the NCAA basketball regular season comes to a close for the women of the Mid-American Conference, we have finalized our first and second team awards, as well as superlatives from the league’s best players and arenas. First Team G – Molly Davis (CMU) G – Micaela Kelly (CMU) G – Jordan Walker (WMU) F

MI Herald Tribune: 2020 MAC Men’s Basketball Top Performers

As the NCAA basketball regular season comes to a close for the men of the Mid-American Conference, we have finalized our first and second team awards, as well as superlatives from the league’s best players and arenas. First Team G – Michael Flowers (WMU) G – Ty Groce (EMU) F – David DiLeo (CMU) F

Final Minutes Swing in Favor of Toledo at Western Michigan

Saturday marked the first of several must-win games for teams battling to clear their way into the MAC tournament when the Toledo Rockets (12-14) came to Kalamazoo, MI in a face-off with the Western Michigan Broncos (11-15). Each squad looked to gain a victory in what was sure to be a close contest. Toledo won

Michigan Senate Bill Proposes Amateur Athlete Likeness Commercialization

Democratic State Senator Adam Hollier of Detroit has proposed Senate Bill 660, which would extend likeness commercialization rights to all amateur athletes, regardless of level or league. While similar legislation has been proposed recently in the state supporting the measure for college athletes, Hollier thinks such a measure does not go far enough and would

Eastern Michigan Beat Broncos in Dominant “Super Hero” Day Performance

The Eastern Michigan Eagles asserted themselves against the visiting Western Michigan Broncos from the opening tip and did not look back in their second in-state rivalry game of the week. A crowd gathered to support the home team on “Super Hero Day” chalked full of Super Heroes greeting children in the stands and fun games

Akron Women Hold on after 4th Quarter EMU Comeback

The opening game for Eastern Michigan’s “Super Hero” Day did not disappoint. Fans sat side by side with Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Spider-Man and other super heroes as they cheered on the hometown Eagles taking on Mid-American Conference foe, Akron. The 12-11 Eagles and 10-12 Zips have both hovered around the .500 mark

Kent City and Morley Stanwood Split in Rematch

After a matchup in recent weeks in which the Lady Eagles dismantled the previously undefeated Mohawks of Morley Stanwood, the second contest proved to be a more closely fought game. The biggest difference in the rematch between KCHS and MSHS was undoubtedly the shooting percentage by the Kent City girls. In the first matchup, the

Michigan Tabbed Big Ten Baseball Favorite

For Immediate Release via Big Ten Conference ROSEMONT, Ill. – Michigan was voted the preseason favorite to claim the 2020 Big Ten Baseball Championship as selected by the conference coaches and announced on Wednesday. The coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three students from their own squads to a Preseason Honors list. 

Eastern Michigan Beats Shorthanded Chippewas at McGuirk

The crowd at McGuirk arena gathered for a MAC conference showdown between in-state rivals Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan University on Tuesday night. The CMU Chippewas were riding high and hoping to continue their momentum against the visiting Eagles as they prepare for a run in March. However, the contest was not without some added

Morgan & DiLeo Lead Chippewas to Statement Win Over Bowling Green

Central Michigan University (12-8, 5-2) was currently in the MAC West lead after coming alive in recent weeks of conference play. Tuesday night provided the matchup of the week as MAC East leader, Bowling Green (17-5, 8-1), arrived in Mt. Pleasant coming off a huge comeback victory against Buffalo for a showdown with conference title

Rivalry Week Ends with CMU Victory Over WMU

The Greeks & Persians, Frazier & Ali, Red Sox & Yankees… While Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan may not seem like a worthy addition to this list, to those who have ties to either school will certainly disagree. The triad of Mid-American Conference Michigan schools (Central, Eastern and Western Michigan) have a heated rivalry that

Women’s Big Ten Tournament Tickets on Sale

(PRESS RELEASE) Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Single-Session Tickets on Sale Saturday, February 1st.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Single-session tickets for the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament are on sale starting Saturday (Feb. 1) at 10 a.m. (ET)/9 a.m. (CT). The tournament, set for March 4-8 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, will mark the 23rd time the tournament

Potter’s House Splits with Fruitport Calvary in Homecoming Contests

For fans of high school basketball, there was no better place to be on Friday night than “The House” at The Potter’s House High School in Wyoming, MI. Tucked behind a classic brick church and various commercial buildings, The Potter’s House doesn’t scream its presence in its physical stature, but what it does do is

Central Michigan Men Hold On against Ball State

After the first game of the day in which Central Michigan women dazzled the home crowd against Toledo, the men kept things going strong into the evening in their conference matchup with visiting MAC West leader, Ball State. Trailing the Cardinals by just a game in the division, both teams seemed to be riding different

Central Michigan Women topple another MAC Giant to maintain 1st Place

If you are waiting for the Central Michigan women to slow down or show their mortality in this tough stretch of opponents, you will have to wait at least a little longer. The Chippewas have faced a grueling schedule of top MAC West opponents in recent weeks and found ways to win them in convincing

Western Michigan Hockey Dominates Colorado College for Second Straight Night

The weather outside was frightful. Vehicles were piling into ditches, snow was piling into large drifts and the Western Michigan Broncos were piling goals on the scoreboard. WMU kept things rolling on Saturday night with the second straight victory over the visiting Colorado College Tigers at Lawson Ice Arena. The Broncos controlled the puck for