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MSU Graduate. Just a city boy born and raised in south Detroit. Baseball is life, a pitcher at heart. Freelance writer for MIPrepZone (The News-Herald, Dearborn Press & Guide).

Player Profile: Cameron Maybin

Player: Cameron Maybin Born: April 4, 1987, in Asheville, NC Position: Outfielder Bat/Throw: R/R Drafted: 1st round (10th overall) pick by the Detroit Tigers in the 2005 June amateur draft. Career Highlights Career .251/.313/.366 slash line in first nine major league seasons Career .989 fielding percentage 2nd in Range Factor per 9 innings...

DSN NFL Picks: Week 14

On Thursday, it seemed that the Detroit Lions were going to win their fourth straight game and move to 5-7, sweep their rivals from Green Bay for the first time in 24 years, and make the NFC playoff picture even more of a mess than...

Player Profile: Francisco Rodriguez

Player: Francisco Rodriguez Born: January 7, 1982, in Caracas, Venezuela Position: Relief pitcher Bat/Throw: R/R Drafted: Signed by Angels as an amateur free agent in 1998 Career Highlights 6-time All-Star Career 2.69 ERA in 14 seasons Led American League in saves in 2005, '06, and '08 7th all-time in career saves with 386...

Five years later, it’s gut check time for Michigan State

Michigan State Spartans head football coach Mark Dantonio is in his ninth season leading the green a white. Hard to believe it's been that long already, after all, he's already taken the Spartans to eight straight bowl games. The Spartans ended up on the wrong...

Major League Baseball issues recommendations regarding fan safety

The 2015 baseball season brought forth plenty of storylines, for good or bad. One in particular that got the attention of Major League Baseball was the alarming number of fan injuries from foul balls or broken bats. There were roughly a dozen incidents where fans...

Spartans QB Connor Cook wins ‘Golden Arm Award’

It's hardware week in college football. Now that the regular season has finished up, the nation's best teams have some much-needed time for preparation and rest before their bowl games. For the Michigan State Spartans, they will be heading into their college football playoff semifinal match...

Tigers interested in signing J.D. Martinez to long-term deal

Day 1 of 4 of the MLB Winter Meetings was underway on Monday in Nashville. Many teams were involved in multiple rumors and discussions for players, including the Detroit Tigers. Tiger general manager Al Avila has already addressed some major needs that hurt the team in 2015....

Spartans open up as big underdog to Alabama

The college football playoff is set and the Michigan State Spartans will be playing in the Cotton Bowl Classic for the second straight season. This time, they draw the feared Crimson Tide of Alabama and former MSU head coach Nick Saban. Las Vegas already has released some...

Steph Curry balls even as a young’n [VIDEO]

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry might have the best hands in the game today and the bucket looks as big as the ocean when he shoots the basketball. Basketball runs through the Curry family bloodlines. Just see this video of Steph and his brother Seth...

CFB Playoff – Spartans vs. ‘Bama, Clemson vs. Oklahoma

The conference tournaments are all set and it is officially bowl season. It is also 25 days until the two national semifinals in Miami and in Arlington, homes to the Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl. For the average college football fans, apologies go to...

Big Ten Championship Preview – (5) MSU vs. (4) Iowa

2015 Big Ten Championship: #5 Michigan State Spartans vs. #4 Iowa Hawkeyes Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis Kickoff: Approx. 8:17 PM ET on FOX Current Line: MSU -4 O/U: 50.5   The East Division champion Michigan State Spartans come in having won three straight games to close out the regular season,...

WATCH: Spartans open up game with no-dribble alley-oop

When the new college basketball rankings come out next week, the Michigan State Spartans will presumably be slotted at the #1 spot. And when you are 8-0 and playing the best basketball in the country, you gain a level of confidence and chemistry that could...

DSN College Picks: Week 14

The curtain has come down on another crazy college football season and come Sunday, we will know which four teams will be participating in the college football four-team playoff. One of the teams in contention is the Michigan State Spartans, who will be playing in one...

DSN NFL Picks: Week 13

Hope you didn't upset too many family members over the holidays and have to hurt someone for that last turkey leg, Detroit sports nation. The Detroit Lions steamrolled a dysfunctional Philadelphia Eagles that is spiraling out of control fast. Now the Lions will welcome in the Green Bay...

The last time Connor Cook played Iowa….

The 2012 season for the Michigan State Spartans was a difficult one. A year before, the team finished 11-3, short of a Big Ten title but capped the 2011 season with an Outback Bowl victory over Georgia, sending off seniors Kirk Cousins, Keshawn Martin, Edwin Baker,...

Detroit Tigers non-tender Alburquerque, Feliz

The Detroit Tigers have made some roster moves on Wednesday regarding some of their arbitration-eligible players. https://twitter.com/DetroitTigersPR/status/672185342712225792 This move by the Tigers makes both Al Alburquerque and Neftali Feliz free agents. Alburquerque, 29, spent the last five seasons with the Tigers. His best year was in 2014, when he compiled...

WATCH: Connor Cook talks with SVP on SportsCenter

The Michigan State Spartans earned themselves a Big Ten East division and a date with the Iowa Hawkeyes for a shot at the Big Ten title and a spot in the college football playoff. The unquestioned leader is senior quarterback Connor Cook, who came back for the team's...

2015 All-Big Ten teams: Michigan, MSU well-represented

The 2015 Big Ten regular season has come to a close, and there is more than a conference championship on the line in Indianapolis on Saturday when the Michigan State Spartans square off against the Iowa Hawkeyes (8 PM on FOX). On Monday and Tuesday, both the...

JUST IN: David Price signs 7-year deal with Red Sox

On Sunday, the Detroit Tigers reeled in a big fish on the market and filled a big hole in the rotation, signing free agent Jordan Zimmermann to a 5-year deal worth $110 million. On Tuesday, arguably the biggest free agent pitcher signed with his new long-term club. Former...

What would a ‘March Madness’ format for the College Football Playoff look like?

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. College...

Too much bowling? Multiple teams with 5-7 record will play in bowl games

The college football regular season is coming down the home stretch. This upcoming weekend, the slate of games consists predominantly of conference championship games, seven to be exact. The Sun Belt conference and Big XII conference are also in action, finishing out their regular season...

Former Lions GM Matt Millen ‘apologizes’ to city of Detroit

Since Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford abruptly fired two high-ranking members in the front office following a bludgeoning in London, the team has won three straight games and it seems a fire has been lit under their rear ends. As the search for a new General Manager...

WATCH: Paint chips fly off Oklahoma player’s helmet after big hit

It was rivalry week in college football this weekend. Arguably the biggest and most important game on the slate was "Bedlam", the annual game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The winner clinched the Big XII title. When you get two teams...

Preview: The 112th Edition of ‘The Game’

#8 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #10 Michigan Wolverines Where: Michigan Stadium - Ann Arbor, MI Kickoff: Noon ET Weather: A slight chance of showers before 11 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. North northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Line - O/U: OSU...

Draymond Green sings MSU’s praises following Izzo’s 500th

The Michigan State men's basketball team spent their Thanksgiving out in Orange County, California. They played in the first round of the Wooden Legacy tournament on the campus of Cal. State Fullerton and throttled Boston College, 99-68. Senior star Denzel Valentine notched his second triple-double of the...

Tom Brady the turkey terrifies his kids [Video]

When New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady is not on the field racking up touchdowns and wins without breaking a sweat, he is off the field serving as a full-time husband and father. And apparently a turkey. Since he was not participating in any of the...

JUCO CBB player takes blow to head, still drains corner three! [VIDEO]

How many times have you played in a game and you got injured, but you just had to keep on playing to help your team win? You have to commend athletes for showing some grit and toughness, but in today's day and age, when coaches...

DSN College Picks: Week 13

It is a rivalry week in college football. It is also the final week of the regular season for the majority of FBS schools. Two of the rivalry games take place right here in the Mitten State. The latest chapter in "The Game" between...

DSN NFL Picks: Week 12

It's Thanksgiving weekend in the NFL. That means three games to keep you occupied while trying to fight that one family member for the last turkey leg or piece of pie. The Detroit Lions have won two straight games (Huh?) and now have their annual Thanksgiving...

Fan pours beer on basketball player in Australia [VIDEO]

This is why we can't have nice things, because of people like this gentleman. In a basketball game 'Down Under,' one player falls down out of bounds and into the nearby boards. One man sitting in the first row behind the boards then proceeds to...

Detroit Lions? Playoffs? It’s very possible

After getting dump-trucked by the Kansas City Chiefs 45-10 across the pond in London three weeks ago, team owner Martha Ford abruptly fired now former team president Tom Lewand and General Manager Martin Mayhew. Since then, the Detroit Lions have won back-to-back games for the first time since winning in weeks...

Detroit City Council approves transfer of Tiger Stadium field

Big news coming out of Detroit on Wednesday, as the City Council green-lighted the transfer of the old Tiger Stadium lot that had been vacant for years. There had been a plan in place for the Detroit Police Athletic League to construct new headquarters around...

Carmelo Anthony takes at least eight steps, gets no call [VIDEO]

The group of individuals who claim to call themselves umpires, referees, officials, etc. continue to dig themselves into a deeper hole each and every day. The latest blunder involves an NBA superstar, Carmelo Anthony. Anthony and his Knicks were down in South Beach taking on the...

CFB Playoff Rankings: Spartans, Wolverines both in Top 10

The latest college football playoff rankings have been released. There is a lot of shake up all over, headlined by the Michigan State Spartans winning a monster game on the road and knocking off the undefeated defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes. The top two teams remained the...

MSU linebacker Ed Davis may return for 6th season

Going into the season, Michigan State Spartans linebacker Ed Davis was set to be a super-senior star and be the glue to keep the defense steady and stout. Unfortunately, he suffered a knee injury during training camp back in August, putting him on the shelf for...

Chances of Tigers bringing back Soria very unlikely

The Detroit Tigers made a couple smaller deals last week that flew under the radar. With the annual Winter Meetings still two weeks away, the team has already made some moves to solidify some holes left by free agents. One of those being the acquisition...

MSU’s win vs Buckeyes was preview of 2016 QB battle

Going into last Saturday's game against the #3 Ohio State Buckeyes, the Michigan State Spartans were given little to no chance of winning, regardless of who you asked. Considering that both teams have played with fire all season long, the Spartans did not have star senior...

Lloyd McClendon back with Tigers, named Mud Hens manager

Former Detroit Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon had been managing the Seattle Mariners the last two seasons, before being let go after the 2015 season. When the team changed up the front office, they decided to part ways with McClendon. It did not take the man they call...

Minor League Update: Tigers finish up in Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is an off-season league for players in the minor league system of MLB teams that takes place during the autumn months after the Major League Baseball season concludes. It's a league of six teams, each having rosters consisting of players...

Which Detroit team will win a title next?

The last time the city of Detroit had a chance to bring home a title was in 2012 when the Detroit Tigers made it to the World Series but were ultimately swept by the San Francisco Giants. The last time the Motor City was given the title of...

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema wants a ‘B1G/SEC Challenge’

The college football season is winding down and the playoff picture is starting to take shape. Actually, it's still a jumbled mess with a lot of room for chaos to occur. The College Football Playoff Committee spends night after night breaking down the nation's best...

DSN College Picks: Week 12

It was by and large a solid week for our DSN staff picking some of the college games around the country. The Michigan State Spartans won rather handily, albeit not pretty while the Michigan Wolverines had to come from behind and needed overtime to notch their eighth win...

DSN NFL Picks: Week 11

Hell officially froze over in the frozen tundra that is Lambeau Field last Sunday, as the Detroit Lions won on the road vs the Packers for the first time since 1991, moving to 2-7 on the season. Most of our writers didn't have the...

Lions’ playoff odds are NOT the worst in the league!

So you're telling me there's a chance.... Fans of the Detroit Lions probably all checked out after the first few weeks of the season. They played one good half in San Diego, got into a shootout resulting in a victory of their hated rivals from Chicago,...

Denzel Valentine’s senior season could be filled with ‘Magic’

In case you were too locked into the college football playoff race, the latest NFL news and notes, or following your favorite team in the NBA or NHL, the college basketball season kicked off last Friday. Most teams around the country have played at least...

Sacramento Kings have new halftime hit – Baby Races!

When you go to sporting events, halftime is a good time for many to go reload on food and drinks, use the restroom, etc. Many will still sit in their seats and enjoy whatever the home teams have in store in terms of entertainment. Sometimes...

How Michigan State can still make the College Football Playoff

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. Last...

J.D. Martinez named 2015 ‘Tiger of the Year’

This is the time during the baseball offseason where the best and brightest players from this past season are being rewarded. On Thursday, the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America voted for their 'Tiger of the Year' and the winner was none...

Tigers have an eye on Hisashi Iwakuma?

The Major League Baseball GM Meetings are underway in Boca Raton, Florida. With the Winter Meetings taking place in Nashville in approximately a month, this is the 'calm before the storm' in the baseball offseason. Detroit Tigers General Manager Al Avila has been adamant since late...

Pirates claim Tigers’ RP Guido Knudson off waivers

There has been another subtraction to the Detroit Tigers roster Monday afternoon. https://twitter.com/anthonyfenech/status/663824900184932352 https://twitter.com/anthonyfenech/status/663825484027789312 The Pittsburgh Pirates have an outstanding reputation for developing young pitchers and revitalizing older, seasoned ones so I'm sure they're okay with taking him. Guido Knudson does have his named etched into a really unfortunate an...

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