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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.

Go Green! East Lansing rated No. 2 football city, Ann Arbor 29th

As a Michigan State fan, it is my pleasure to announce that East Lansing has been rated the second-best football city in the country!... by Wallethub. According to CBS Detroit, "The study ranked 142 cities based on 11 criteria, including number of NFL or FBS...

Report: Pistons Express Interest in Norris Cole

Norris Cole
With a clear void in the lineup following a season-ending injury to Brandon Jennings, it seems nearly any available guard is being linked to Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons these days. This time around the rumor mill, Cleveland.com has reported that the Pistons are interested in...

ESPN Metrics Still Have Pistons Bound for Playoffs

Memphis Grizzlies Vice President of Basketball Operations John Hollinger created a metric for ESPN during his time with the network that soon became a staple for their website's NBA Page. His Power Rankings utilized his own statistical metric system to rank teams based on multiple categories...

Pistons Form a Wall, and a Trademark

The Pistons have done it. They filed/formed a trademark for the Stan Van Gundy Battle Cry(NSFW)! Courtesy of Detroit Bad Boys, "Anil V. George, Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel for the NBA, filed a trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office on behalf of...

Will Ferrell Drops Cheerleader With Basketball Heater

Unbeknownst to some New Orleans Pelicans fans, Will Ferrell was in attendance Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center to film a scene for his new movie, "Daddy's Home". For the scene being filmed, Ferrell set up for a half court shot and instead opted to peg...

Gores Visits Palace, Praises Surging Pistons

It is no surprise this team has changed. Attendance is up, attitudes are growing more positive, Brandon Jennings is playing out of his mind, and the owner is in the building. That's right, there's been a Tom Gores sighting. Gores attended Wednesday's game and watched as his Pistons...

Stephen Curry’s Mom Fines Him for Turnovers

Stephen Curry's mother has an ingenious plan to keep her son's game in check. Sonya Curry and her son came to an agreement years ago that whenever Stephen committed more than three turnovers-a-game, he owed his mother $100. This would accumulate over the course...

NBA Eastern Conference Standings as of January 20th, 2015

The Detroit Pistons have now reeled off 11 wins in 14 games since the release of Josh Smith. They are steadily improving and building their chances of making the Eastern Conference Playoffs.  All statistics taken from ESPN.com.  EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS Wins Loses Win Perc. Games Back of First Place Games Back for...

Detroit Pistons Get Their Revenge Tonight Against 76ers, Win 107-89

Stan Van Gundy's squad was not messing around Saturday night. After a growing concern of effort getting out of the gates, SVG clearly kicked his starters into shape for this game. Not only was it a revenge game for the dismal OT loss to Philly...

Detroit Pistons Preview: SVG and the Pistons look for 11th win out of their last 13 games vs. the Philly 76ers

The Pistons face off tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers after winning in exciting fashion last night in Indiana. The Pistons have been surging as of late and are looking to win their 11th game in their last 13 to pull even closer to a...

DSN predicts the College Football National Championship Game

The big game in College Football is tonight at 8:30 pm EST, on ESPN. Oregon squares off against the Buckeyes of Ohio State in the first ever College Football Playoff title game. We here at DSN decided to throw in our predictions for the...

NBA Eastern Conference Standings: January 11th, 2015

EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS Wins Loses Win Perc. Games Back of First Place Games Back for Playoffs Points For Points Against 1. Atlanta Hawks 28 8 .778 - - 102.5 97.4 2. Toronto Raptors 25 11 .694 3 - 107.7 101.5 3. Washington Wizards 25 11 .694 3 - 99.9 97 4. Chicago Bulls 26 12 .684 3 - 101.7 98.5 5. Cleveland Cavaliers 19 18 .514 9.5 - 100.2 99.8 6. Milwaukee Bucks 20 19 .513 9.5 - 98.5 97.7 7. Brooklyn Nets 16 21 .432 12.5 - 95.5 97.7 8. Miami Heat 15 21 .417 13 - 93.8 98.2 9. Indiana Pacers 15 24 .385 14.5 1.5 95.3 96.7 10. Charlotte Hornets 15 24 .385 14.5 1.5 96 98.9 11. Detroit Pistons 13 24 .351 15.5 2.5 97.3 99.5 12. Boston Celtics 12 23 .343 15.5 2.5 102.4 103.9 13. Orlando Magic 13 27 .325 17 4 93.6 99.3 14. Philadelphia 76ers 7 29 .194 21 8 90.6 103 15. New York Knicks 5 35 .125 25 12 92.9 101.9

WATCH: ‘Bad Boys’ Pistons fight montage

Following last night's victory, here's some nostalgia for you from the greatest Detroit Pistons team of all time. Enjoy Pistons fans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XNqYf03Qk0

Hollinger: Pistons Now Have Better Odds of Reaching Finals Than Cavs

Do you believe that the Detroit Pistons now warrant comparisons to the Cleveland Cavaliers? Both teams seem to be trending in opposite directions, as the Cavs try to figure out their locker room, and Detroit has Stan Van Gundy screaming an infamous battle cry....

Angry Detroit Lions Fans take to Billboards to Voice Frustration

The Pass Interference that wasn't has riled up many in the city of Detroit. Everyone in the Detroit Media, Jim Caldwell and even Matthew Stafford have fired off about the call and how egregious and infuriating it was. Even five full days since that event, Detroit...

After Winning Seven Straight, Pistons are Showing New Positive Attitude

The tide has shifted in Auburn Hills. Cutting the weight of Josh Smith has brought about a renewed Pistons effort that's led to an impressive seven consecutive wins. Everything seems to be going right these days, and the attitude they've shown throughout has been doubly...

Matthew Stafford Mic’d Up During Controversial No-Call, Heard Screaming “Home Cooking!”

Per a report by CBS Detroit: Tonight's episode of "Inside the NFL" on Showtime will feature audio of a mic'd up Matthew Stafford. Stafford was apparently mic'd up for the big pass interference no-call in Sunday's 24-20 controversial loss to the Dallas Cowboys. In the...

Was this Detroit Lions fan Premature or Passionate?

Most sports fans in America can be described in one word, optimistic. They show up in droves every Sunday or Saturday or whenever a game may be on, and they procede to root and cheer their hearts out for their team. Every sports fan...

Game Preview: Pistons Looks to Continue Streak Against Struggling Knicks

The Pistons go on the road in the faltering New York Knicks' storied Madison Square Garden to hold up their current three-game winning streak. Detroit comes into the game with consecutive victories over Indiana, Cleveland and Orlando. New York enters the game on a nine-game...

Fast-Break Five: What to make of the Pistons’ first thirty games

With the first third of the season already done, the Fast-Break Five has some insight into how the 2014-2015 season has gone for the Motor City. The biggest headline of course was Josh Smith's departure, but many things aside from that move have taken...

Ellis: Detroit Will Be Last Stop For SVG

Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press shared some interesting information about Stan Van Gundy this morning. In his Twitter feed, Ellis states that Stan Van Gundy recently had some discussion with his wife about his tenure with Detroit. https://twitter.com/Vincent_Ellis56/status/549969610330877952 https://twitter.com/Vincent_Ellis56/status/549970005203628032 It will be interesting to see how SVG's...

Pistons Fall to Clippers 113-91 on Final Game of Western Road Trip

Early Tuesday Morning, the Detroit Pistons two-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers. The final margin for the night-to-morning affair in L.A was 113-91 in favor of the home team. The margin was exacerbated by a...

Pistons Win Second Straight, Down Cousins-less Kings 95-90

The Detroit Pistons dominated a depleted Sacramento Kings up front en route to a solid 95-90 victory . The Kings were without their star center, DeMarcus Cousins, who was battling meningitis over the past few weeks and sat out of tonight’s game. His absence was clearly...

What’s Wrong with Andre Drummond?

It is no surprise by now that Andre Drummond is not having a great season thus far. He continues to put up less-than-stellar numbers, especially on offense. It might be that he is really starting to find an issue with the pairings of Josh...

Detroit Pistons-Memphis Grizzlies Recap: Detroit 88 -Memphis 95

The Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies squared off tonight in Memphis.  It was a hard fought defensive match-up with both teams locking each other down for most parts of the game. Andre Drummond continued to struggle tonight as he had substantial foul trouble against...

Pre-Game Preview: Detroit Pistons (3-6) at Memphis Grizzlies (8-1) 8:00 PM ET

After a monumental overtime road victory in Oklahoma City, the Detroit Pistons will be taking their talents east to Memphis. The match-up against the Grizzlies will be, by far, the most daunting obstacle the Pistons have faced all year.  Memphis plays with a ruthless...

Pre-Game Preview: Detroit Pistons (2-6) at Oklahoma City (3-6) 8:00 PM ET

The battle of the lukewarm teams is upon us. This match-up is far less daunting for the Pistons with both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant out. Reggie Jackson will be the only threat to worry about for SVG’s team. The current road struggles will...

Why the Cavs Struggles are no Surprise or Problem

At the start of the 2014-2015 NBA Season many individuals were expecting the Cleveland Cavaliers to take the NBA by storm -- and why wouldn’t they? Adding the best player in the league alongside a very talented point guard in Kyrie Irving and an...

Fastbreak Five through Five: Five Takeaways from the First Five Games of the Season

Five Things We Can Take From the Pistons First Five Games This Season 1. Stan Van Gundy has a long way to go… The 0 - 3 start to the season is obviously concerning. Having such a lack of chemistry is nothing to be alarmed by,...

U of M fans better care about MSU’s success

As a Spartan fan, I have felt the cold, firm grip of the Michigan football program on my school for far too long. Every time my Spartans would beat the spread it was considered a feat, 2004 was simply the best game in the...

Breaking down theUSA Today Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll

The first USA Today Coaches Poll has been released with the top five spots going to Kentucky, Arizona, Duke, Wisconsin and Kansas. Defending champion UCONN find themselves at #15, while Final Four participants Kentucky, Florida and Wisconsin find themselves at #1, #7 and #4 respectively....

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