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My name is Ryan, I'm the Pistons editor for DSN. My hobbies include listening to better music than you and watching unhealthy amounts of Always Sunny.

Season Preview: Michigan Wolverines Men’s Basketball

College basketball is just around the corner and one of the most intriguing teams in the country is the Michigan Wolverines. After being riddled with injury's last year, the Wolverines turned a better-than-expected performance in the Big Ten Tournament into a NCAA Tournament bid. This...

Season Preview: Michigan State Spartans Men’s Basketball

College basketball is finally back, and the Michigan State Spartans will get their long-awaited opportunity to wash last year's first round NCAA Tournament upset against No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State University out of their mouths. There is just as many questions as there...

NFLPA “actively looking” at using marijuana as a pain-management tool

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in five states, and the NFL Players Association is apparently taking notice. With a growing number of advocates, including current and former NFL players, George Atallah, the NFLPA assistant executive director of external affairs, told the Washington Post Wednesday...

The Lions will honor 150 military personnel at Nov. 20 game against the Jaguars

If you don't have tickets to the Lions November 20th game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, you may want to hop on StubHub now. The Lions have announced that they're going to be honoring more than 150 active military and veterans at the game as part...

The curse is broken! The Cubs win the World Series

Holy cow, Harry Caray! 108 years is all it took for the Chicago Cubs to finally capture another World Series trophy. All they had to do was eliminate a 3-1 series deficit against the American League pennant winners, Cleveland Indians, and win a championship-deciding Game...

Highlights: Pistons hold Knicks scoreless in final 5:40, come away with third straight win

Coming into this game, the Pistons had held two straight opponents under 85 points, which is a sharp contrast to their opening night performance against the Toronto Raptors. While they didn't hold the star-studded New York Knicks to under 85, they did something that's arguably...

Pistons choose not to extend Caldwell-Pope, Bullock

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Monday at 11:59 pm marked the deadline for the Detroit Pistons to sign both their shooting guards to contract extensions. That deadline came and went, and now both starter Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and reserve Reggie Bullock will become restricted free agents next off-season. Pistons coach and...

Highlights from the Pistons 98-83 win against the Milwaukee Bucks

It was a good one at the Palace tonight as the Detroit Pistons went to work on the Milwaukee Bucks, and won their second straight game. This win puts the Pistons at 2-1 on the season, and the Pistons have won those two games...

FLASHBACK: Former Tigers OF J.D. Martinez recreates ‘The Sandlot’ with awesome Halloween costume

Halloween is officially here, Nation. And today, we honor one of Detroit's most beloved players and his outstanding creativity for the festivities. We throw it back to this time a year ago. Former Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez and some of his friends -- along with...

Kid Rock and the Pistons team up for AWESOME hype video

Detroit native and rock legend Kid Rock partnered up with the Detroit Pistons to put together a hype video sure to get the Palace and homes rocking as the Pistons take on the Orlando Magic tonight in their home opener. https://twitter.com/DetroitPistons/status/791767202877759488 The Pistons started the season out...

Dear Spartan fans: Wolverines deserve to talk

Dear fellow Spartan fans, This does not apply to the majority of you who have taken your 2016 medicine with dignity and grace. The Spartans are one of the worst teams in the conference this year coming off a season in which they made the...

Lions will reportedly keep Jim Bob Cooter even if Caldwell gets fired

Ever since Jim Bob Cooter took over as the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator, the Lions have gone 10-6, and quarterback Matthew Stafford has been playing the best football of his career. The Lions front office has reportedly took notice. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, team...

Crain’s: Pistons move to downtown Detroit could be announced within days

A big announcement regarding the future of the Detroit Pistons could be coming within the next few days. According to Crain's Detroit Business, sources say talks between Pistons' ownership and Olympia Entertainment are nearing the final stages in a deal that would bring the Pistons...

2016-17 Detroit Pistons season preview

It's finally back. DEEEEEEEEE-TROIT BASKETBALL!!! is here again, and the Pistons look to build on a successful 2015-16 that saw them get into the playoffs for the first time in seven years, only to be swept by the eventual champion Cleveland Cavaliers. As much as...

Rip Hamilton: The 04 Pistons would beat the current Golden State Warriors

Richard Hamilton
Members of Detroit's last championship basketball team have been making headlines recently. First, former Piston forward Tayshaun Prince said the Pistons of the mid-2000s era could have won four titles if they had drafted Carmelo Anthony over Darko Milicic with the second pick in the...

Tayshaun Prince: The Pistons could have won 4 championships if they drafted Carmelo Anthony

Darko Milicic Draft
With the Detroit Pistons season right around the corner, the inevitable reminder that they drafted Darko Milicic No. 2 overall instead of Carmelo Anthony,  Dwyane Wade, or Chris Bosh in 2003 is sure to come, and boy did it ever. However, this time was different....

Why Week 7 is a must win for the Detroit Lions

Did you realize it's already Week 7 of the National Football League? The regular season is almost halfway over and it doesn't feel like it was that long ago that many Detroiters, myself included, had written the Lions off. Truthfully, it wasn't. At the end...

Deandre Levy: ‘If my heart wasn’t in football, I wouldn’t be here.’

When the Detroit Lions signed linebacker DeAndre Levy to a four-year, $33 million dollar extension last summer, they thought they were locking down one of their core defensive players for the future. Instead Levy, one of the league's best linebackers when healthy, has played...

Michigan State linebacker Riley Bullough to start against Northwestern

A bit of good news came across the wire for the Michigan State Spartans (2-3, 0-2 Big ten) ahead of their homecoming contest against the Northwestern Wildcats. Middle linebacker Riley Bullough will get the start after missing the last three games (all losses) with...

Should Grant Hill have his jersey retired with the Pistons? He thinks so

The Detroit Pistons have been criticized for not being very selective about whose jersey they retire. On one hand, jersey retirement is usually only reserved for those who are held in basketball lore across the entire NBA. On the other hand, the Pistons can retire...

Is Jim Caldwell running for President? Because he’s full of shit

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. We...

WATCH: Bills QB Tyrod Taylor lines up behind wrong lineman, inevitable occurs

Study your playbooks, kids, and know where to lineup. Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor said hike before he was ready and set. It's almost hard to believe this is something that happened real life instead of being some sort of Madden glitch. https://twitter.com/NFL_Memes/status/785228281197002753

Detroit Lions Game Preview: Week 5 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (3-0) @ DETROIT LIONS (1-3) WHERE: Ford Field – Detroit, MI  KICKOFF: 1:00 p.m. EST WEATHER: Dome TV/RADIO: WJBK-TV FOX 2/News Talk 760 | WJR-AM LINE: Eagles -3.5, Over/Under 46 Injury Report Philadelphia POS. NAME INJURY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY STATUS DT Bennie Logan calf not listed LP NP Questionable TE Zach Ertz rib FP FP FP S Chris Maragos elbow FP FP FP RB Ryan Mathews ankle FP FP FP CB Leodis McKelvin hamstring FP FP FP G Isaac Seumalo pectoral FP FP FP Detroit POS. NAME INJURY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY STATUS DE Ezekiel Ansah ankle NP NP NP Out TE Eric Ebron ankle/knee NP NP NP Out LB DeAndre Levy knee/quad NP NP NP Out RB Dwayne Washington ankle NP NP NP Doubtful S Don Carey ribs NP NP LP Questionable WR Marvin Jones Jr. foot NP LP FP Questionable S Tavon Wilson neck LP FP FP Questionable CB Nevin Lawson illness NP FP FP Three things to watch for:  “Next...

Lions injury report: Ansah, Levy, Ebron ruled out against Eagles

  As if taking on the 3-0 Philadelphia Eagles wasn't challenging enough, the Detroit Lions will be without three of their key players. Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (ankle), linebacker DeAndre Levy (quadriceps), and tight end Eric Ebron (knee/ankle) have all been ruled out for Sunday's...

Ish Smith has early chance to prove himself

The NBA season hasn't even started yet and the Detroit Pistons have already suffered a major setback. When news broke on Wednesday that starting point guard Reggie Jackson could miss 6-8 weeks with left knee tendinitis, a lot of the optimism surrounding a Pistons team...

Lions DeAndre Levy partners with group to test forgotten rape kits in Detroit

With the Detroit Lions seemingly willing to break their "zero tolerance players" on non-impact players, linebacker DeAndre Levy is taking an actual "zero tolerance" stand against domestic violence and sexual assault. Levy is partnering with the Detroit Hustles Harder clothing line to sell "Our Issue" T-shirts....

Spartans get sacked in overtime, lose to Indiana 24-21

The Michigan State Spartans and Indiana Hoosiers competed for the Old Brass Spittoon in a game there was no excuse to be watching, considering it was going up against the Clemson-Louisville match-up. Alas, the game was played, and after an ugly 60 minutes,the two...

What Ameer Abdullah’s injury means to the Lions offense

There's still no word on how long Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah will be out with what appears to be an ankle/foot injury he sustained in the Lions Week 2 loss to the Tennessee Titans. What is known however is just how important Abdullah...

REPORT: Lions HB Ameer Abdullah in walking boot following injury

More bad news for the Detroit Lions following Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the Tennessee Titans. Lions running back Ameer Abdullah was seen wearing a walking boot after the game, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Abdullah limped off the field after this second quarter run and didn't return to...

Detroit Lions Game Preview: Week 2 vs Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans  (0-1) @ Detroit Lions  (1-0) WHERE: Ford Field, Detroit, MI. KICKOFF: 1:00 p.m. EST WEATHER: Dome TV/RADIO: WWJ-CBS 62/News Talk 760 | WJR-AMLINE: Lions -6, Over/Under 47.5 Injury Report Tennessee Derrick Morgan LB Hamstring Out Kendall Wright WR Hamstring Out Detroit  DeAndre Levy LB Quad Doubtful Ezekiel Ansah DE Shoulder Questionable Adairius Barnes CB Ankle Questionable Cole Wick TE Shoulder Questionable Three things to watch for:  Can the defense prove last week was just a hiccup? – As...

WATCH: Is this the greatest catch of all time?

Ohio State receiver Noah Brown put everybody who has ever caught a football to shame with this insane touchdown catch against the Oklahoma Sooners. https://twitter.com/CFBONFOX/status/777338124993040384

LOOK: Colorado has fun with their depth chart before Michigan game

Sports are a tremendous thing that have the ability to connect people like few other institutions in the world. The one thing sports has always been lacking however, is humor. The University of Colorado's football team looks to change all that. Prior to this Saturday's contest...

10 ways to improve the Detroit Lions off the field

There have been a lot of gripes about the Detroit Lions in-game performance over the last 58 or so years, and rightfully so. The team has only won one playoff game in that span, and once went an entire season winless which is a...

Biggest Detroit Tigers second half moments heading into September

Don't look now, but after spending all season in and out of the playoff picture, the Tigers are finally planted in a tie for the second Wild Card spot. It took a series of streaks, come from behind victories, and overcoming injuries to have the inside position...

5 Bold Predictions for Michigan State in 2016

The Michigan State Spartans have built their current college football powerhouse off of the constant disrespect they receive nationally. Pundits and publications never seem to get the Spartans rankings, or the name of their head coach, correct. One would think that after winning the Big...

Jim Caldwell praises Taylor Decker, says he is ‘doing awfully well for this stage of the game’

By now, it's no secret that the Detroit Lions plan on starting rookie Taylor Decker at left tackle this season. Decker was the No. 16 overall pick in April's NFL Draft. What does remain a mystery, though, is just how far along Decker is....

As the season approaches, Michigan’s QB situation remains a mystery

Michigan has been receiving a lot hype this offseason, ranking in or around the top five in many preseason polls. Head coach Jim Harbaugh took a team that went 5-7 a year before and turned them into a 10 win team overnight. Michigan also returns a...

Ian Kinsler reflects on the trade that brought him to Detroit

Second baseman Ian Kinsler may very well be the Detroit Tigers MVP this season. He's everything you want in a player. A consistent bat, steady glove, and respected club house presence. As more time passes, he's being recognized by Tigers fans for something else....

2016-17 NFC North Preview

The NFC North was filled with all types of surprises last season. The Green Bay Packers narrowly survived a second-half meltdown. The Detroit Lions cleaned house in the front office and open 2016 with a new regime. The rise of the Minnesota Vikings and...

Rankings of all Detroit Lions in Madden 17

Madden 17 comes out August 23rd, and we know all of you will be heavily using the Lions. The Lions rank at 80 overall as a team, and by no surprise, defensive lineman Ezekiel Ansah and cornerback Darius Slay are the highest-rated players at 90. To...

Verlander goes 7 strong, Tigers lose 3-1

Coming off a deflating fifteen inning loss, the Detroit Tigers took at field and sent ace Justin Verlander to the mound. The Seattle Mariners countered with Felix Hernandez in what looked like one of the best pitching duels of the season on paper. Both...

Gameday Thread: Game 114, Detroit Tigers @ Seattle Mariners

Detroit Tigers (61-52) @ Seattle Mariners (59-53)  First Pitch: 10:10 ET Pitching Matchup: Justin Verlander (12-6, 3.52 ERA) vs. Felix Hernandez (6-4, 3.55 ERA) TV/Radio: FS-D/97.1 The Ticket Weather: Clear skies. Low 67F. Winds light. Lineups: Detroit Tigers 1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B 2. Tyler Collins (L) CF 3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B 4. Victor...

Detroit Pistons News: Happy birthday, Andre Drummond!

Andre Drummond Kings
How's that song go? Nobody likes you when you're 23. Well that's a load of bull because Detroiters love them some Andre Drummond. The big man turns 23 years old today and is coming off a season where he averaged 16 points and 15...

Darius Slay changes the name on his jersey to honor his father

It's been an off-season of change for Detroit Lions cornerback, Darius Slay. On July 29th, he signed a four-year extension with the Lions worth $50 million, and now he's got a new jersey to go along with his new deal. Slay's No.23 jersey will now...

Larry Warford is not playing Pokemon Go because of potential mind-control

Pokemon Go took the world by storm this summer, and the Detroit Lions were no exception. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has already stated his displeasure with teammates playing the uber-popular app, and one of his offensive lineman is very much on his side, albeit for a different...

[WATCH] KHL player executes perfect javelin style shoot out goal

https://twitter.com/HeyBarber/status/760147991793631232 Vladimir Tkachyov of the Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL in Russia is the most creative man to ever lace up hockey skates. Tkachyov was participating in a fan event shoot out when he rushed the goalie, lifted his stick horizontally in his hands and...

BREAKING: Lions finalizing a deal with wide receiver Anquan Boldin

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Lions are finalizing a one-year deal with 13-year veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/757994470033928192 Boldin formerly played under Lions coach Jim Caldwell during his time with the Baltimore Ravens, where he enjoyed great success. A three time pro-bowler, Boldin has over 1,000...

MSU hires former Lions interim GM Sheldon White as consultant to football program

After getting canned in favor of Bob Quinn this off-season, former Lions vice president of pro personnel and interim general manager Sheldon White has found a new home with Michigan State. The Spartans hired White as a consultant to the football program. https://twitter.com/JimRuss1/status/756578794555736064 White was with the...

Michigan State, Penn State to play at the Palestra in 2017

Always one of the most notable schedulers in college basketball, Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has done it again. On January 7, 2017, the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team will square off against the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Palestra in Philadelphia, MLive...

Arian Foster set to workout for Lions

Former Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is scheduled to workout with both the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions this week, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/754833210358403072 The former First Team All-Pro has twice lead the league in rushing touchdowns (2010,2012), and once lead the league in...

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