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Writer of all things college sports including, but not limited to, Michigan State football and basketball, college football in every facet, and hard opinions about the Big Ten and college sports in general. Also, an avid soccer and NBA fan with a deep knowledge-base that hopefully translates well to all of the fans reading. Thanks for the time and effort in reading my work! It means a lot to get the support for the thing I love most.

WATCH: Chicago Bear’s Danny Trevathan makes one of the dirtiest hits in recent memory

The rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears has always been quite contentious. These two storied franchises have fought over NFC North supremacy for decades. On Thursday Night, the matchup between Aaron Rodgers' crew and John Fox's squad wasn't what one...

College Five: The games to watch in Week 4 of college football

Finally, the full Big Ten season is here! There are major headlines for the Big Ten as league play starts and the real teams show who they are. Rutgers has been hit with NCAA sanctions, Nebraska fired their athletic director for the fall of...

College Five: The games to watch in Week 3 of college football

Things started to fall into place for the College Football Playoff picture in Week 2. Clemson showed their defense hadn't missed a beat, Baker Mayfield staked (HA!) his claim for the Heisman, Notre Dame continued to flounder, and USC finally overcame a dreaded rival...

College Five: The games to watch in Week 2 of college football

The first weekend of the college football season sure lived up to its billing. We had a double OT thriller on Labor Day, an epic comeback by the Chosen Josh Rosen, and marquee performances from some of the nation's best. Going into Week 2,...

College Five: The games to watch in opening weekend of college football

College football is officially a week away. There are preliminary games amongst smaller schools this Saturday, August 26, but the real action doesn't start until that upcoming Thursday, August 31. When the Labor Day weekend starts, college football is back in full swing. Below are...

Michigan, Michigan State fans rank on opposite ends of ‘Happiness Index’ by ESPN

ESPN decided to rile up all kinds of emotions before the college football season starts on August 26th. The worldwide leader in sports created a ranking system of the "happiness" of every fan base in college football. Their list included every FBS program and uses...

EDITORIAL: How does Kyrie Irving trade to Boston affect the Detroit Pistons?

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons
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. The...

Editorial: The modern athlete is finally choosing to speak out and we should listen

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.   There...

The NBA is having the best offseason Twitter war, and it involves cereal

NBA teams need to fill the vacuum of the offseason with some form of entertainment. Many try to speculate on tweets, run away from LeBron James, or simply hang out during the summer. What many geniuses at the marketing department of NBA teams have...

WATCH: Andre Drummond proves his worth, almost loses to “The Hangover” actor 1-on-1

Andre Drummond has been many things for the Detroit Pistons. He has been a bright spot and a sore spot for the Motor City, specifically with his effort and pure athletic ability. Videos like you see below can take either of those paths of...

MSU sits in top 5 of latest “way-too-early” poll by ESPN; Michigan unranked

NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Michigan State
After the NBA Draft declaration period ended, players who did not sign agents were given the chance to go back to school and a few big names decided to do just that. ESPN's Myron Medcalf decided to put together the all too perfectly named...

Chelsea cancel championship parade in light of Manchester attack

Chelsea F.C. had themselves a very successful 2016-2017 campaign in the English Premier League. They finished first in the league and won their first EPL title since 2014-2015 and have the chance to win the FA Cup for the first time since 2011-2012 this...

The best internet reactions to Cleveland’s 44 point beatdown of the Boston Celtics

The internet can be a very creative and sometimes utterly hilarious place. Sports, in particular, has brought pages like NFL Memes, NBA Memes, and MLB Memes to give us perfect reactions to things that happen in the day-to-day world of sports. Last night, this creativity...

Chris Ilitch says soccer would be “great for the city of Detroit”

With the recent news that Comerica Park would be hosting the International Champions Cup, it seems the attitude to bring soccer to Detroit is strengthing. Chris Ilitch, CEO and President of Ilitch Holdings Inc. that scheduled the soccer match in Comerica Park, expressed a great deal of...

Former Louisville guard, potential lottery pick Donovan Mitchell speaks highly of Pistons

There hasn't been a lot of positive vibes coming out of the Detroit Pistons organization in 2017. Out of a seemingly unlikely source, one NBA prospect decided to give Pistons fans something to finally feel good about. Sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell from Louisville had a...

FIFA decides to fast-track joint US-Mexico-Canada bid for 2026 World Cup

FIFA has decided to move forward with their host bidding process for the 2026 World Cup. According to a report from The Guardian, FIFA voted almost unanimously to hasten the process for determining the hosting rights for 2026. Of the 209 voting members, 93% of them voted...

UEFA Champions League semifinalist Juventus shows interest in playing in Michigan

Juventus F.C. is one of the major soccer clubs in Europe. The Italian squad is currently in the midst of a UEFA Champions League run that has them potentially moving onto the UEFA Champions League title match. That honor is a major accomplishment for European...

Detroit Lions Senior Personnel Executive Brian Xanders abruptly steps down

The Detroit Lions have reportedly lost Senior Personnel Executive Brian Xanders. According to numerous reports, Xanders stepped down from his role with the Lions after staying with the organization since 2013. https://twitter.com/freepsports/status/860160366625644545 https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/860160879387607040 Xanders joined the Lions after working as General Manager for the Denver Broncos from...

Leicester City fight off elimination, advances in UCL with 3-2 aggregate win vs. Sevilla

Leicester City hasn't had a great 2016-17 campaign after winning the English Premier League in shocking fashion last year. The English club are a meager 7-6-14 (W, D, L) in the EPL and currently (as of March 14th, 2017) sit 15th in the league table. Leicester...

WATCH: Barcelona pulls off one of the biggest comebacks in sports history

The last few years of sports have given us some impeccable moments. Teams have blown 3-1 series leads, 28-3 halftime leads, 15 point leads with less than 90 seconds left, and now apparently a 4-0 goal aggregate. In modern sports, no lead is safe...

6 things to know for ‘Champ Week’ in college basketball

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Illinois vs Iowa
The college basketball season is winding down to Selection Sunday. Conference championships will be played to fill the 32 automatic bids for all conference winners in their respective tournaments. For those who haven't followed too closely to the sport until its most infamous month,...

WATCH: Little fan is the only one who can retrieve game ball

Basketballs can bounce into very unusual spots. During a game between Fresno State and Boise State in the Mountain West Conference, the ball decided to go into hiding. After a high bounce, the ball became stuck between the shot clock and the back frame of...

WATCH: Togo striker Francis Kone saves opposing goalkeeper’s life after collision

People in the emergency services understand just how important it is to act quickly when someone's life is in danger. Whether that is a fall, cut, collision, or medical emergency, time is an important factor that first-responders must take into account. Togo footballer Francis Kone displayed...

LOOK: Villarreal infuriated after game officials are spotted with Real Madrid merchandise postgame

Soccer has a long and dark history of matches being either fixed, wagered upon, or outright manipulated by special interest. FIFA, in particular, has a black stain on their reputation after rampant institutional bias, illegal bribery, and money laundering were revealed by US investigators back...

LOOK: English soccer team vandalizes own coach by mistake

Soccer fans are well renowned for their passion for the clubs they support. There have been many documented cases of English Premier fans taking things to another level to show their fandom for their team. One such fan base of Crystal Palace FC decided...

6 worst trades in Detroit Pistons history

With the trade deadline coming quickly on the 2017 NBA season, we at DSN took a look back at the trade history of the Detroit Pistons. Many times, the trade deadline proved to be extremely beneficial for the Detroit Pistons under "Trader Jack" Jack...

4 potential landing spots for Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond could potentially be departing the Motor City. Rumors have been swirling that Stan Van Gundy has not turned away trade talks regarding Detroit's star center. This brings many questions to light, especially which trading partners could the Pistons potentially work with. Below...

What is the estimated cost to have an MLS team in the Motor City?

News: Detroit Auto Show
The Wayne County Jail Site has been one of the most fought over locations in Metro Detroit in some time. While the county seem steadfast in finishing their project, the citizens of Metro Detroit have had the attitude that something else must be done....

Detroit Catholic Central football coach Tom Mach retires

Detroit Catholic Central have been one of the major stalwarts in Michigan high school football. The school have won 11 state titles and have backed up their place within the state with a 13-1 campaign this past year, albeit ending with a 49-20 loss...

BREAKING: Dan Gilbert proposes solution to Wayne County Jail Site dispute

There has been no secret how badly the Detroit-to-MLS efforts need the Wayne County Jail Site. In our list of the three biggest obstacles for the MLS effort, we cited this debacle over the site just south of Ford Field as a major hurdle that...

DSN’s Super Bowl LI Preview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HUF3Yw7h-8 Game Preview Teams: New England Patriots (14-2) vs. Atlanta Falcons (11-5) Location: NRG Stadium- Houston, Texas Time: 6:30 PM ET Broadcast: TV-FOX & streaming live on FOX.com Radio-Detroit AM 1270 or local Westwood One affiliate, TuneIn Radio's Premium NFL station, SiriusXM Radio Line: -3 Patriots Over/Under: 59 Brief: The 51st Super Bowl...

3 biggest obstacles to Detroit receiving an MLS team

The Detroit efforts to bring the MLS to the Motor City have been well-documented by us at Detroit Sports Nation. The city and its local sports fans by and large seem supportive of the movement and all eyes are looking squarely at the ownership group...

WATCH: Hate soccer? Try Ultimate Tazer Soccer

Many sports fans in America are not fond of the game known as soccer. It is considered a weak sport that promotes soft play, flopping, and overall un-American sports values. One sport, however, has come out of the frays of the internet to appease...

Detroit Sports Nation’s guide to soccer

Like it or not, soccer is growing in America and coming to Detroit. Many who have heard about the world's most popular sport seem to have a lack of real knowledge about it. With the very real possibility of the MLS coming to Detroit, we have...

The application process for MLS expansion to Detroit is almost here

We may finally be coming closer to Detroit finally receiving an MLS team. After the initial plan was presented by Dan Gilbert and his business group to bring MLS to Detroit, news had remained pretty quite on those efforts. The primary point of contention had revolved...

WATCH: Unusual final handshake results from Siena-Rider skirmish

The final handshake is a show of good sportsmanship after a long fought battle between two respected opponents. What happened between Rider and Siena didn't lead to this mutual sign of respect however. Both teams had their disagreements in the last two minutes after...

Former LSU head coach Les Miles open to WMU job

The departure of P. J. Fleck from Western Michigan University has left the program with a lot of questions for the future. We have even speculated on who would be the best candidate to take over the Broncos program. With all of this worry and speculation,...

P. J. Fleck trying to bring “Row the Boat” to Minnesota

P. J. Fleck doesn't want to go quietly into the night. The former Western Michigan coach is now trying to bring his famous slogan to his new job, according to an ESPN report. Fleck stated he is trying to work out receiving the rights from Western...

Top 10 games from the 2016 College Football season

2016 brought many memorable moments for college football fans. A Louisville Cardinal won the Heisman trophy. Ohio State and Michigan revitalized their rivalry in controversial fashion. Alabama torched all of its competition on their way to yet another College Football Playoff appearance. The question comes...

FIFA announces World Cup will expand to 48 teams

Big changes have been announced regarding the world's most popular sporting tournament. The FIFA World Cup will be expanding to 48 teams in 2026, according to an ESPNFC report. https://twitter.com/fifamedia/status/818753191449948160 https://twitter.com/CNN/status/818882218097405952 The vote was put in place in Zurich, Switzerland during a FIFA Council meeting and was unanimously...

WATCH: Clemson students react to game-winning touchdown

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The 2017 National Championship Game was an epic clash between two giants. Alabama and Clemson shared blows in the final four minutes of an instant classic down in Tampa. With only six seconds on the clock, Clemson star QB Deshaun Watson rolled to his...

2017 National Championship Game Preview

Game Preview Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, Florida When: 8:00 PM ET Spread: Alabama -6.5 Over/Under: 51 Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN2 & ESPN Radio, also simulcast on WatchESPN   The Rundown We have ourselves a unique national title game; the first rematch in college football history in a national title game. Nick Saban...

Doomsday Report: 5 potential replacements for P.J. Fleck

P.J. Fleck has departed for "greener pastures." He has left behind a strong yet brief legacy at Western Michigan University. A steady improvement year after year and the "Row the Boat" mantra came from the enigmatic former leader of the Broncos. But now that...

Spiderman shows displeasure with official’s call during FA Cup [Video]

The FA Cup is a big deal for English soccer. It is a tournament involving every club in the English (European) football system. It is the oldest tournament association football tournament in the world and means a lot to every team who participates. A match...

Matthew Stafford’s progression MUST include a playoff victory

It's clear that Matthew Stafford has improved drastically in the last few years. National media outlets have even gone so far as to discuss his candidacy for NFL MVP earlier this season for his play. Under offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, Stafford has seen...

Throwback Thursday: America’s favorite soccer broadcaster once talked about calling a college football game

Ian Darke is the face of soccer broadcasting in the United States. The famous English broadcaster has been with ESPN for their coverage of the FIFA World Cup since 2010. His voice has been one of exuberance for many soccer fans in America and it...

Identity Crisis: Which superhero teams would each Michigan team be?

Superheroes have become increasingly popular in recent years. Box offices have blown for folks rushing to see the Hulk, Batman, Captain America, and many others. These superhero teams we see on film and in the comics are very similar to sports teams. They have a...

Top 10 Michigan sports moments since the Detroit Lions last hosted a playoff game

January 8th, 1994. It's been quite a long time since the Detroit Lions have hosted a playoff game. We have had a lot of fantastic events happen with our favorite teams in Michigan in that time frame. The Lions, on the other hand, have been...

Doomsday Report: Who would replace Mark Dantonio at Michigan State?

We have already speculated on who would replace Jim Harbaugh if the NFL rumors earlier this month had been true. For fairness sake, we have mocked up a list of candidates for the Michigan State side of the equation in the circumstance that Mark Dantonio departs...

The sports world remembers NBA media icon Craig Sager

The sports world was rocked today as longtime Turner Sports NBA reporter Craig Sager died at the age of 65 after a long battle with leukemia. The entire world of sports came together to pay tribute to one of the NBA's most beloved icons....

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