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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.

UCF President campaigning for school to join Big 12

The University of Central Florida has started running a campaign to join the Big XII. An ESPN report states that UCF President Join Hitt has written a letter to Oklahoma State President Burns Hargis regarding UCF's chances to join the Big XII. Hitt cites the growth of...

DSN’s 2016 NBA Finals Preview: Can the Warriors finish off a legendary run?

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The 2016 NBA Finals will pit the defending champion Golden State Warriors against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second year in a row. We break down the series for the key matchups, series plotlines, and key players to watch throughout the...

Former Baylor head coach Art Briles releases statement regarding firing

The Baylor Bears have been on blast for the last week. The news came out of systematic cover-ups in regards to sexual assault allegations of their football players. This has caused firings, resignations, and re-evaluations throughout the athletic department and the university as a whole....

Could Heisman hopeful Baker Mayfield play for Michigan in 2017?

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...

Georgia AD apologizes to athletic board over Ludacris’ contract

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The Georgia Bulldogs athletic director Greg McGarity is apologizing to his athletic board for a contract made the rapper Ludacris earlier this year. According to an ESPN report, Ludacris was given $65,000 to perform at the Bulldogs' spring game while also being given liquor and a box of...

Michigan spent nearly $350,000 on spring break trip

The University of Michigan spent their fair chunk of change this past winter. Expenses reported by Detroit Free Press put the spending totals for U of M at $348,553. According to the report, Michigan spent the $348,553 on: "Facility rentals, housing and meals totaled $146,912. The airfare, which...

Ole Miss self-imposes sanctions against athletic programs

The University of Mississippi has placed self-imposed sanctions against both their women's basketball team and their football team in the form of a post-season ban and forfeited scholarships respectively. This isn't the first time that these NCAA allegations have run through the news however. Below...

Which will be the biggest game in 2016: MICH-MSU, OSU-MSU, or MICH-OSU?

The Big Ten East in 2016 is sure to be one of the most hotly-contested divisions in college football. Ohio State seems to be on a relative downturn after consistency to the nth degree under Urban Meyer. This could be the first year under Urban...

Dan Gilbert must make peace with DCFC before MLS arrives in Motor City

There has been no shortage of news in the recent months about Dan Gilbert's intention to bring the MLS to Detroit. He has partnered with Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Pistons executive Arn Tellem to create a plan to turn the Wayne County Jail...

Braylon Edwards encourages Jim Harbaugh to hold competition to wear No. 1

The No. 1 has been a hallowed number at the University of Michigan. According to MGOBLUE, the No. 1 has been worn by 12 different players in the program's history. The number was popularized when Michigan All-American receiver Anthony Carter donned the number from 1979-1982. Since Carter...

Big Ten alters replay system for 2016 football season

A lot of changes have been made in recent months as college football awaits its return at the end of August. The NCAA continues to try and tweak their system to better improve the product and major conferences are taking the initiative as well....

On This Day: Ty Cobb hits 1,000th extra base hit for MLB record

On this day in 1925, the great Ty Cobb became the first player in baseball history to hit 1,000 extra base hits in a career. Cobb hit a double in the Tigers' 8-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox to reach the milestone. "The Georgia Peach"...

Expansion to 16: Which schools belong in the Big Ten?

Talks are racking up that mega-conferences will be coming in College Football. The Big Ten could possibly be adding an additional two members for the conference to expand to 16. So which schools should be added to the best conference in the country? Which schools...

Leicester City finishes biggest Cinderlla story in sports history

Leicester City F.C. has won the English Premier League title. Many of us here stateside have received unsolicited news regarding this upstart soccer club across the pond. What many of you may not know however is that Leicester (pronounced Lester) City's win in the Premier...

EDITORIAL: Like it or not, soccer is coming to the Motor City

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MLS Detroit video details development plans (video)

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Wednesday was the day many soccer fans had been waiting for in Detroit. The MLS finally released a video and coordinated with Dan Gilbert to show concrete details on the plan to bring MLS to the state of Michigan. The video above illustrates a very...

Dan Gilbert presents detailed plan on bringing MLS to Detroit

Things are starting to heat up in the "MLS to Detroit" conversation. As previously reported by DSN, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores have banded together to push forward efforts to bring Major League Soccer to Detroit. On April 27th, Gilbert and Pistons...

Big Ten Conference in talks for huge TV deal with Fox Sports

According to a CBS Sports report, the Big Ten Conference is in the midst of negotiating a six-year TV deal with Fox Sports. The two sides are reportedly in talks with Fox and its sports off-shoot FS1 to carry approximately 25 football games and 50 basketball...

Eastern Michigan contemplating football program shutdown

There have been some very rough times in Ypsilanti, Michigan for Eastern Michigan University. According to a scathing piece by CBS Detroit, EMU has lost approximately $52 million in the last two athletic seasons. Attendance and performance of the football team have been primary culprits for...

Detroit City FC’s “Northern Guard Supporters” hesitant on DCFC representing Detroit in MLS

The talks of an MLS team coming to Detroit have racked up within the past week. MLS Commissioner Don Garber has stated Detroit as a possible expansion squad as the team plans to grow to 28 teams. https://twitter.com/JeffreyCarlisle/status/720703979869442049 There have been constant movements, talks, and plans...

MLS Commissioner mentions Detroit as possible expansion location

As hype continues to grow for Detroit City FC, talks have continued around Detroit possibly attaining an MLS team. Fans from around the metro-area have been very vocal in their support of an MLS team coming to the Motor City and national media outlets...

2015-16 Big Ten Power Rankings for CFB, CBB combined

As alignment has slowed and college athletics begins a new era, the Big Ten has risen as one of the top athletic conferences in the country. The Big Ten has its own network, a bevy of powerful programs, and a national imprint known to...

Michigan players, sports personalities blast NCAA for ban on satellite camps

The NCAA ban on satellite camps has drawn the ire of many involved in the Michigan Wolverines and the Big Ten. Locally, radio hosts at 97.1 and 105.1 have sounded off against the ban, Wolverines and Spartans alike. Now, the players who are a part...

Jim Delany fails Michigan and Big Ten in response to NCAA satellite camp ban

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 NCAA...

Updated ESPN FPI rankings have Michigan finishing 10-2, winning Big Ten Title

Spring is here and with it starts the speculation and projection of spring games, the start of football practice, and the culmination of signing day and recruits starting to file into their respective schools. With college football finally waking up after a long winter...

U-M basketball assistant coach Lavall Jordan to become head coach of UW-Milwaukee

According to a CBS Detroit report, six-year assistant coach Lavall Jordan will be leaving the University of Michigan to head the UW-Milwaukee basketball program. Jordan was brought in by Wolverines head coach John Beilein to head recruiting efforts and work in the development of the...

LOOK: Northern Michigan University brings flare with logo makeover

There's a storm brewing in the Upper Peninsula. Wildcats are coming... And with them, they bring a whole new redesign to their original athletics logo. The Northern Michigan Wildcats have been a part of the school's overall revamp and remaster of the Marquette-based University's...

WATCH: The best of 2016 March ‘Sadness’

The month of March was over. Those in Philadelphia, Durham, Syracuse, and Norman had a pretty good month for the most part. East Lansing, Austin, Lexington, and Tucson didn't have the same experience, unfortunately. The above video is for all of the have-nots of March....

Villanova ‘Piccolo Girl’ gets sweet redemption one year later

Everyone remembers the saddest example of March Madness chaos. Roxanne Chalifoux was receiving all of the cyber sympathy and virtual hugs of basketball fans after a tragic reel was shown when her top-seed Villanova Wildcats lost in the round of 32 to 8-seed NC State 71-68...

Detroit City FC international friendly with Manchester, England squad nears

Detroit City FC continues to impress. They have already matched and exceeded the funding to renovate their new home, Keyworth Stadium. To celebrate the new opening for the squad, Le Rouge will be facing off against an international team from Manchester, England. The opposing team...

Detroit City FC garnering national and international attention

There is a storm brewing in the soccer community of Detroit. They have rallied together and have created something truly special in Detroit City FC. We at DSN have continued to follow the progress and growth of the soccer club from its humble starts at...

Possibility of Chelsea-Real Madrid match could be played at Big House this summer

Per The Detroit News, there is speculation about the possibility of another marquee international soccer game to be played at Michigan Stadium this summer. The reported match-up would slate international soccer darling Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid squad against storied Chelsea F.C.. The International Champions...

Which Spartan loss was worse: 2015 Cotton Bowl vs ‘Bama, or NCAA Tournament vs MTSU?

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.   Boy, 2016...

WATCH: UConn drains 70-foot buzzer beater to send game vs. Cincinnati to fourth OT

The UCONN Huskies and Cincinnati Bearcats faced off in the American Athletic Conference Quarterfinals Friday afternoon. In typical UCONN fashion, the game wound up to be an instant classic with both teams duking it out for four extra overtime sessions. Late in the third overtime,...

Lovie Smith is a game-changing hire for Illinois and the Big Ten

The University of Illinois hasn't had a good go of things in football for awhile now. After the fiasco with former head coach Tim Beckman, Illinois hired in former interim HC Bill Cubit to a two-year extension. It, unfortunately, seemed like the days of the...

Conference Tournament Preview – Big XII

The Big XII was by far the best conference in America this year. Six teams in the conference are ranked in the AP Top 25, eight teams have winning records and seven of those teams are likely to get into the NCAA tournament. Players...

Denzel Valentine named USA Today First-Team All-American

The 2015-16 season was the year of the senior. USA Today released their list for the All-American teams Monday. Of the fifteen players represented on the three teams, nine of them were seniors. These players included Denzel Valentine, Buddy Hield, Yogi Ferrell, and Malcolm Brogdon amongst...

6 Early predictions for the 2016 Big Ten football season

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Detroit City FC meets fundraising mark for new stadium renovations

Keyworth Stadium is getting a few upgrades! The rapidly growing semi-pro soccer team Detroit City FC have reached another milestone. After a successful public fundraising program, the team was able to exceed it's $400,000 goal and begin renovations on their new home in Hamtramck.  More than...

Detroit City FC head coach Ben Pirmann returning for fourth year

Detroit City FC has been a very successful squad since its inception in 2012. Le Rouge has had much of this major success due to their leading man, head coach Ben Pirmann. Under Pirmann, DCFC has enjoyed the taste of victory as of late. https://twitter.com/DetroitCityFC/status/693891099635511296 That is an asburd...

Top 15 college football programs this century

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Former UCONN, Maryland coach Randy Edsall hired by Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have made yet another front office move; hiring former UCONN and Maryland head coach Randy Edsall. Edsall will be serving as Lion's Director of Football Research. The hire comes after an already busy January for new GM Bob Quinn. Before hiring Edsall, Quinn...

University of Cal admits to liability in 2014 death of Ted Agu

In 2014, the death of Ted Agu came as a saddening surprise to the California Golden Bears football team. Recent developments in the ongoing lawsuit between Agu's parents and the University of California have revealed a sobbering truth; the athletic department knew of Agu's sickle...

Ole Miss notified of ongoing NCAA investigation into three varsity sports, including football

Ole Miss seems to be in a bit of trouble with the governing body of college athletics. News first broke of the allegations by the NCAA on Friday by Yahoo's Pat Forde. The allegations span the football, women's basketball, and track & field programs of the...

5 prime locations for an MLS Detroit team

Soccer has been fairly popular in the city of Detroit for some time now. Success by local teams like the Michigan Bucks and Detroit City FC have garnered attention from some of the higher-ups in the Major League Soccer. The MLS has become the largest growing sports...

Should eSports be embraced by sports fans?

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MLS expansion plans could bring a team to Detroit

The MLS has announced that they will be expanding their league even more than originally anticipated. In early December, the MLS owners at the Board of Governors meeting expressed great enthusiasm for an expansion of the league from 24 teams to 28. This expansion would also propel...

The moral dilemma of football fandom

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...

Connor Cook decides against Senior Bowl participation

Connor Cook will not be participating in the 2016 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The top rated senior QB prospect declined an invitation and was replaced by Arkansas QB Brandon Allen. After suffering a hefty right shoulder injury in mid November, Cook has been relatively inactive...

2015-16 bowl season proved once and for all that the MSU-UM rivalry matters most

The bowl season is present to create a final story to each college football team. For some, the final chapter of the season can be filled with grand spectacle and positivity heading into next year. For others, the bowl season can be wrought with...

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