Detroit Sports Nation http://detroitsportsnation.com Giving the fans a voice Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:11:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Giving the fans a voice Detroit Sports Nation no Giving the fans a voice Detroit Sports Nation http://detroitsportsnation.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://detroitsportsnation.com Huge Hits and Fights Compilation (2013 Season) http://detroitsportsnation.com/videos/nwebb/huge-hits-fights-compilation-2013-season/23552/ http://detroitsportsnation.com/videos/nwebb/huge-hits-fights-compilation-2013-season/23552/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:11:32 +0000 http://detroitsportsnation.com/?p=23552 A compilation of some of the hardest hits and fights from the 2013 NHL season.

 

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Harbaugh With Another Steal, Ulizio Commits to University of Michigan http://detroitsportsnation.com/college-sports/ddrysdale/harbaugh-another-steal-ulizio-commits-university-michigan/23497/ http://detroitsportsnation.com/college-sports/ddrysdale/harbaugh-another-steal-ulizio-commits-university-michigan/23497/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:30:30 +0000 http://detroitsportsnation.com/?p=23497 One day after University of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh picked up his first 2 recruits, he was at it again. He was able to steal a 3-star offensive tackle, Nolan Ulizio, from Connecticut.  Ulizio, a 2-star player, is not exactly a household name in the world of recruits, but Harbaugh saw something he liked and made the offer.  Ulizio confirmed via Twitter that he would be attending Michigan this fall.

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Ulizio is only the 222nd ranked offensive lineman according to 247sports.com, but he has good size and the potential to get bigger.  He is currently 6-5 and weighs 285 pounds, and has an athletic type of body. This means that he has the potential to put on some weight while attending Michigan.  

Ulizio joins defensive end Reuben Jones and quarterback Zach Gentry as recruits that committed to Michigan this week.  Overall, Michigan now has 9 commits for the class of 2015.  Strap on your seat belts folks, Jim Harbaugh is driving the bus  and things could get interesting. He seems to have a knack for getting the recruits he wants.

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Lions' Stafford Named Offensive MVP in First Pro Bowl Appearance http://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-nfl/ddrysdale/lions-stafford-named-offensive-mvp-first-pro-bowl-appearance/23531/ http://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-nfl/ddrysdale/lions-stafford-named-offensive-mvp-first-pro-bowl-appearance/23531/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:51:54 +0000 http://detroitsportsnation.com/?p=23531 Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford made the most of his first Pro Bowl appearance as he was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player after throwing for 316 yards, the 2nd most ever in a Pro Bowl history.  Stafford completed 15 of 25 passes and threw 1st half touchdowns to Emmanuel Sanders and Jimmy Graham as Team Irvin defeated Team Carter 32-28.

Lions receiver Golden Tate also stood out in his first Pro Bowl as he lead Team Irvin in receiving yards with 98 on 2 catches.

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Augustin Scores 35, But Pistons Fall to Raptors 114-110 http://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-nba/rake2204/augustin-scores-35-pistons-fall-raptors-114-110/23500/ http://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-nba/rake2204/augustin-scores-35-pistons-fall-raptors-114-110/23500/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:26:36 +0000 http://detroitsportsnation.com/?p=23500 One day after losing starting point guard Brandon Jennings to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury, the Detroit Pistons found themselves with their backs up against the wall, squaring off with the Toronto Raptors - the third best team in the Eastern Conference.

Jennings' backup, D.J. Augustin, did his part by scoring a career-high 35 points, but it wasn't enough as the Raptors held off the Pistons 114-110.

The Raptors took control early and held it for most of the evening, working to a five point lead at half before gently sliding it near double digits for the majority of the second half.

An Anthony Tolliver triple with a touch under five minutes remaining in the fourth cut the Pistons deficit to five, capping an 8-2 Detroit run. The Pistons eventually whittled the lead down to three with under a minute remaining, but the Raptors were able to seal the deal at the free throw line.

In all, Augustin was 12-20 from the floor, 5-9 from the arc, and a flawless 6-6 from the free throw line. He also chipped in 8 assists and 4 rebounds for good measure. Greg Monroe contributed 21 points and 16 rebounds.

DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Key Notes & Observations

  • The Pistons' de facto backup point guard, rookie Spencer Dinwiddie, was largely ineffective in 11 minutes of play, scoring 2 points on 1-4 shooting.
  • Anthony Tolliver was once again effective off the bench, with an increase in minutes resulting in 9 points and 6 rebounds.
  • Rounding out the bench, Jodie Meeks struggled to find his groove, hitting just 2-13 and just 1-8 from deep. He finished with 9 points.
  • Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas once again put together a big performance against the Pistons, following up his career-high 31 point effort in their last matchup with 20 points and 11 rebounds Sunday night.

Next Game: Tuesday, Jan. 27; Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers; 7:30, FSD, NBA TV

 

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The SNL Cast Shows Hilarious Take on Deflate Gate http://detroitsportsnation.com/videos/tnewville/snl-cast-shows-hilarious-take-deflate-gate/23467/ http://detroitsportsnation.com/videos/tnewville/snl-cast-shows-hilarious-take-deflate-gate/23467/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:00:36 +0000 http://detroitsportsnation.com/?p=23467 Deflate gate is the next big thing in the NFL. What would have been another blemish on the conscious of football has quickly become little more than a bad punch line. Some people honestly believe that Tom Brady is a cheater, and others just want to giggle at him explaining what happened to his balls. Good job Saturday Night Live, we now have new ammunition for our deflate gate jokes.

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