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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).

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...

MLB Hall of Fame: Tigers’ manager Ausmus on 2016 ballot

On Monday, Major League Baseball announced its 2016 Hall of Fame ballot. There are 32 names in total, 15 of them being first-timers. Among the newcomers - Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus, 46, played an 18-year big league career from 1993-2010. He spent ten of those...

LOOK: U-M, MSU stadiums made out of Legos!

Sports fans around the world have different ways of expressing their love for their favorite sport to follow. From helmets to jerseys, to game memorabilia and crafted pieces, the mementos kept by fans can be quite remarkable. One man decided to construct pieces for football...

WATCH: D-III team with serious trickeration on PAT attempt

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Football at all levels across the country has reached that point in the season where it is playoff time or nearing it. In the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (D-III), the St. Thomas Tommies (no joke, that's their name) were on the verge of clinching a...

Twitter explodes following MSU-Nebraska controversial ending

  On Saturday night, the Michigan State Spartans suffered their first defeat of the 2015-'16 football season, falling 39-38 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the road in Lincoln. Nebraska scored 12 points in the final two minutes of the game, capped off by a controversial touchdown with 17...

Thursday’s firings a sign of things to come for Lions?

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.   On...

Lions owner Martha Ford’s statement on firings

The Detroit Lions are on a bye week after their dreadful 1-7 start.....thank the Lord. Or should we say, Ford? However, that did not stop the ownership from assessing where they stand as a franchise. On Thursday, the organization made some bold and rather surprising moves,...

Boston’s Jae Crowder hits full court shot [VIDEO]

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The 2015-'16 NBA season is a just a little over a week old. A lot of teams and individual players have gotten off to blazing hot starts while others are a little slow and sluggish out of the gate and already having to play...

D.J. Augustin takes about ten steps for layup [VIDEO]

Officials miss calls all the time in sports, it is human nature. Umpires miss calls at first base while some NFL referees are more lenient than others with holding penalties. The referees on the hardwood are prone to miss a call or two every now and...

MSU’s Cook, Calhoun nominated for national CFB awards

The Michigan State Spartans football team and head coach Mark Dantonio are sitting comfortably #6 in college football's top 25 after week 9. After a much-needed bye week to heal up as much as possible and rally the troops, MSU will hit the road again for their...

Tigers decline option on Nathan; add Cessa to 40-man

With the 2015 baseball season now behind us, the offseason revamping for teams is underway. The front office for the Detroit Tigers has already made some notable moves to their roster: https://twitter.com/anthonyfenech/status/661653838781280256 https://twitter.com/anthonyfenech/status/661654094214512640 Luis Cessa made 25 starts in both Double-A and Triple-A for the Tigers and New York Mets...

Denzel Valentine ranked No. 3 player in college basketball

Michigan State basketball season officially kicks off just 10 days from today. The team has some high expectations, as usual, being the steady powerhouse program they are. The recruiting classes that head basketball coach Tom Izzo has reeled in for the next few seasons have increased said expectations. One mainstay of...

Preseason AP CBB Rankings: Spartans, Wolverines both in Top 25

The calendar has already turned to November, which means the college football season is winding down and starting to get very interesting. It also means the college basketball season starts up very soon. The 2015-'16 campaign on the hardwood begins November 13th. On Monday, the...

Daniel Norris: “I am Cancer Free”

MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays
It was less than two weeks ago that the Detroit Tigers young left-hander Daniel Norris announced he had thyroid cancer. He detailed that he had been enduring it throughout the 2015 baseball season and reiterated that doctors told him that he could finish out the season...

Three Tigers named finalists for Gold Glove Award

The offseason for the Detroit Tigers began a little sooner than most people would have predicted. With the postseason winding down, the various awards will start being handed out to players across the league for their excellence both on and off the field in 2015. On...

Tigers minor league All-Star team

This season, MiLB.com is perusing through the minor league system of all thirty Major League Baseball organizations, to see who stood out the best and who has the most promise moving forward. Coming into the 2015 season, the Detroit Tigers had the worst farm system...

GAMEDAY: Indiana @ No. 7 Michigan State

Who: Indiana Hoosiers (4-3; 0-3) at Michigan State Spartans (7-0; 3-0) Where: Spartan Stadium - East Lansing, MI When: Saturday, October 24th at 3:30 PM ET TV: ABC/ESPN2 Weather: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5 PM, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 PM. High near...

World Series: Mets and Royals set to duke it out

In this corn....err, dugout: A team that had the worst offense in all of baseball prior to the trade deadline. A team that not only saw changes to the roster, but the culture and attitude within the clubhouse. A team that nobody expected to...

Ilitch pushed to re-sign Victor Martinez, not Dombrowski

There's no need to sugarcoat it, the 2015 season for the Detroit Tigers did not go the way the team and the fans envisioned. What seemed like a promising and successful campaign after an 11-2 start to the season, turned into a slow and painful...

Detroit Tigers off-season baseball update

The 2015 season did not go according to plan for the Detroit Tigers. There was a silver lining in it all, however, as the West Michigan Whitecaps did come away with the Midwest League (Low Class-A) championship  in late September. It certainly provided some promise for...

Is Michigan State’s TD the greatest play in CFB history?

The wild ending between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans sent not just the college football world, but the entire sports world, into a frenzy Saturday night. The Spartans recovered a fumble on a botched snap as Michigan was getting ready to punt the...

Dantonio nicknames final play from Saturday’s win over U-M

This past Saturday marked one of the better and more hard-fought games between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans. That was before the wild play at the end of the game that sealed the shocking victory for MSU and made the game itself an instant...

10 Most thrilling games for Michigan State in the Mark Dantonio era

NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State
One can safely assume that fans of Michigan State football are anxious for the 2017 season to start. None more so though than head coach Mark Dantonio, who has had to deal with a multitude of off-the-field headlines controlling the program. Dantonio will look to...

Daniel Norris reveals he’s battling thyroid cancer

Detroit Tigers 22-year-old starting pitcher Daniel Norris has revealed on his Instagram page that he has thyroid cancer. According to Norris, he was aware of the growth developing during his time with the Toronto Blue Jays, before he was traded to Detroit as part of a package for David...

LISTEN: Amazing game-ending calls on U-M, MSU radio

If you missed the ending of the latest edition in the rivalry between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans on the gridiron, then I'm really too sure what to say....other than not to worry, we got you covered. Whether you watched it unfold live or...

5 keys to a Michigan State victory on Saturday

As the build up to the 3:30 PM kickoff on Saturday between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans continues throughout the week, so does breaking down every aspect between the two in-state rivals. The Spartans and head football coach Mark Dantonio are still undefeated and remain...

Wild and bizarre 7th-inning in Rangers-Blue Jays ALDS

Wednesday was a day of series-deciding games in the American League portion of the playoffs. The Toronto Blue Jays were hosting the Texas Rangers in the final game of a best-of-five set in one of the AL Division Series match-ups. Let's fast forward to the top of...

Cubs home run ball being preserved and protected [VIDEO]

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In Game 5 of the NLDS on Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 to clinch a spot in the National League Championship Series, eliminating the Cardinals from the playoffs in the process. In the bottom of the seventh inning, one of the Cubs' outstanding...

CBSSports ranks Michigan State 11th best basketball program

It may be the heart of the college football season, but before you know it, the college basketball season will be starting back up. For the Michigan State Spartans and head basketball coach and March mastermind Tom Izzo, expectations are still high coming off a miraculous Final...

LOOK: Connor Cook falls victim to Twitter with ‘chip on shoulder’ comments

I don't know if you guys and gals out there were aware, but this weekend is the latest installment of the rivalry on the gridiron between the 12th ranked Michigan Wolverines and the 7th ranked Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans are coming in undefeated at 6-0 but like...

ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight.com: Pistons could be ‘less terrible’ this year

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The Detroit Pistons finished 32-50 last season under first year head coach Stan Van Gundy, but he and other Pistons executives have been busy in the offseason, re-configuring the roster to fit Van Gundy's very particular style of play. Now, just weeks away from the 2015-16 regular season,...

Van Gundy learns from Lions: ‘You can’t beat yourself’

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In the midst of beginning his second year at the helm, Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy has taken a liking to observing and supporting local teams. That's why, following his own team's turnover woes early this preseason, Van Gundy was able to relate as...

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