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  • Muskegon Big Reds Fall in Division 2 Football Finals

    The Muskegon Big Reds were 2:31 from victory, but fell short in the Division 2 title game on Saturday afternoon at Ford Field in a 35-28 loss to Birmingham Brother Rice. Muskegon quarterback DeShaun Thrower connected with Keondre Craig late in the fourth quarter on a 51-yard touchdown to tie the game at 28. Brother Rice answered with a touchdown return on the ensuing kickoff to take a 35-28 lead. The Big Reds were looking for their first state title […]

  • Cavaliers Get #1 Pick in NBA Draft Lottery, Pistons Will Select 8th

    The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery is in the books and a number of teams have high hopes of using their top fourteen picks including the Detroit Pistons. Detroit has received the eigthth pick in this year’s NBA Draft which will take place on Thursday, June 27th. The Pistons struggled last season by posting a disappointing 29-53 record, just slightly ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the last spot in the Eastern Conference. Detroit’s future and potential is still looking up […]

  • Red Wings Top Blackhawks 3-1, Take 2-1 Series Lead

    DETROIT — Detroit’s youth showed its presence once again as Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored the Red Wings first two goals en route to a 3-1 win over Chicago in game three of the Western Conference Semifinals. Pavel Datsyuk added a third period goal and Jimmy Howard had 39 saves. The Red Wings take a 2-1 series lead after Monday night’s victory. Nyquist, a former Grand Rapids Griffin, tallied his second goal of the playoffs. Detroit will host Chicago […]

  • Tom Izzo on His 2013-14 Squad, Returning Veterans & Playing in Spokane With Jud Heathcote

    KALAMAZOO — One might think spring is a perfect time for Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo to slow down, but Izzo has been busy with appearances and events including Thursday night’s fundraiser for the Salvation Army in Kalamazoo. Izzo was speaking under the platform, “Inspiring Youth to Dream,” where he talked about giving kids opportunities. “We complain about the (youth) a lot and what they do but do they have the same opportunities as us? The answer is […]

  • Big Ten Releases 2014 Football Schedule

    The Big Ten Conference has released the 2014 football schedule that features two new faces in the prestigious conference.  The Michigan State Spartans come into the 2014 season with hopes of improving on a subpar 2013 season. The Spatans finished with a 7-6 overall record but produced a disappointing 3-5 conference record with key losses against Michigan, Ohio State, and Nebraska. Michigan State will open conference play with hopes of avenging one of those three key losses when they host […]

  • 11-Year-Old Fights Brain Tumor, Signs With Ferris State Football Team

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Keegan Bulk is running around Ferris State’s football field. He’s throwing passes, sprinting into the endzone and laughing with his teammates. Keegan did not always have this much energy. He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor a day before his ninth birthday in September 2010.  He went through six cycles of chemotherapy and 30 radiation treatments to his head and spine. Two years later and at 11-years-old, Keegan is cancer-free, and a college football star. […]

  • WMU Alum David Kool Hired as Jenison Boys Basketball Coach

    JENISON, Mich. — David Kool was Western Michigan University’s all-time leading scorer as a player, now he’s hoping to pass on his skills and his knowledge of the game – at the high school level. Kool has been named the next boys basketball coach at Jenison High School. The 25-year-old was previously an assistant at Western Michigan University. As a player at South Christian high school, Kool was named the 2006 Mr. Basketball award winner. “I feel so blessed that […]

  • ESPN’s Dick Vitale Gives Pre-Season Predictions: Says MSU #2, U-M Top 10

    Legendary ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale was in West Michigan on Tuesday afternoon speaking at the Grand Rapids Business conference. Vitale, the former University of Detroit and Detroit Pistons coach, was speaking about the business world but he also gave his opinions on the upcoming college basketball season. The 73-year-old predicted the University of Michigan to be a top ten team in the 2013-14 season, and predicted Michigan State and Kentucky to be the #1 and #2 teams in the country […]

  • Lions Select Ziggy Ansah with Fifth Pick in NFL Draft

    NEW YORK CITY — With the fifth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Detroit Lions selected BYU defensive end Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah. Ansah, who never played football until 2010, was born in Accra, Ghana and grew up playing soccer.  The 23-year-old becomes the first top-five selection from BYU since Jim McMahon in 1982. Ansah had 39 solo tackles and 72 total in three seasons at BYU.