List of players with Michigan ties who were selected in the MLB Draft

While it does not get nearly the public and media recognition for a number of reasons, the MLB first-year player draft is always an exciting time in the sport, especially for clubs as they welcome in a new wave of prospects to their organization. Here in Michigan, meanwhile, it is always refreshing to see some … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 18

All good things must come to an end at some point. And we’re looking at our final hoops roundup of the season. Thanks a ton to those who enjoy the content. First, let’s congratulate Michigan on another impressive showing in the Big Ten Tournament to earn a second straight conference tournament title heading into the … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 17

Selection Sunday is two weeks away. Will your favorite mitten team make the dance? Mittens says if they’re not Spartans or Wolverines… they’re only making it by winning their conference tourney. Both the Big Ten and Horizon League begin their league tournaments and I’m glad this early start is just a one-time deal for the … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 16

Wait, this is our last regular season hoops roundup of the year? It feels like conference play just started a week or two ago. Yes, sir, the college hoops season is coming to a close. In fact, both the Big Ten and Horizon League representatives here in the mitten wrap up their regular seasons this … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 15

One month from this past Sunday, the field of 68 for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament will be revealed. In fact, it was on Sunday that the selection committee revealed a sneak peek of who the top 16 teams in the tournament — top four in each region — would be if the … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 14

Now with Super Bowl LII in our rear-view mirror, the sports focus turns to college hoops and what should be an exciting finish to the regular season; one that has already been completely unpredictable. This week in the mitten, the trio of Mid-American programs look to continue making one final push; and a colossal top-5 … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 13

With the calendar set to flip to February this week, college basketball action around the country is about to get more intense. Here in the mitten, it will be no different. Notable action this week around the mitten; how two Big Ten clubs fare in some potential trap games, whether one Horizon League team is … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 12

It was not a particularly strong week from the mitten’s seven major college basketball programs. The group managed just a 6-7 record collectively, with two local teams going winless. The action continues this week with key games that will continue to impact the races in the Big Ten, Horizon League, and Mid-American Conference. CENTRAL MICHIGAN … Read more

MUST SEE: EMU student nails 94-foot putt to win $10K

We’ve all seen clips of fans hitting half-court shots to win cash prizes, but how about a full-court putt? The feat was accomplished on Tuesday night at Eastern Michigan University, where student Jake Lackey nailed a full-court putt to win a cool $10,000!  Drive for show, putt for dough… 💰 Check this out! @LackeyJake nails this … Read more

WEEK 7: Eastern Michigan vs. Oakland, Part II; Detroit looks to stop the bleeding

After limited action last week due to fall semesters coming to a close and students taking finals and graduating, college basketball picks up again this week leading up to Christmas. Headlining the action this week is another non-conference, in-state showdown that is a sequel to a prior matchup just two weeks ago. CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS … Read more

WEEK 6: Central Michigan on fire; Oakland, Detroit prepare for showcase at LCA

It’s about that time of the year in college basketball where the schedule begins to lighten up some, literally and figuratively. Many schools are wrapping up the fall semester with final exams this week, which means limited action for the sports teams. This week for the five mid-majors in Michigan, only four of the teams … Read more

WEEK 5: Eastern Michigan, Oakland tangle; Detroit and Western Michigan collide

The calendar has officially flipped to December and we are now on the final swing of non-conference games across the country. Some leagues have trickled in one or two league contests already but by and large, it’s the tail end of “preseason” action, so to speak. The Horizon League and Mid-American Conference programs in Michigan … Read more

WEEK 13: Fired up Chips look to stay red hot, Broncos face high-flying Toledo

Enter the final week of the 2017 regular season in the Mid-American Conference for Central, Eastern and Western Michigan. While none of the trio are in the hunt to represent the division in the conference title game played at Ford Field, they could have a big say in who does this week. CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS … Read more

WEEK 3: Oakland travels to Syracuse and Kansas, EMU hits the road for Indiana

Everybody getting their sea legs back as college basketball is getting underway? Good. I know it can be a mini adjustment being hit with hoops in the midst of college football. But don’t let that affect your mid-week plans to see our five mid-majors. CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS RECAP: Central Michigan (2-1) picked up blowout wins … Read more

WEEK 12: Chippewas, Eagles, Broncos all on the road for mid-week MACtion

Care for some more #MACtion? Well we got you covered. All three schools — Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan — are on the road for games that are difficult in their own way. CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS RECAP: Central Michigan (6-4, 4-2 MAC) picked up a third straight victory last week with a 42-30 win … Read more

Opening Tip: Previewing the 2017-18 season for the Michigan mid-majors

College basketball is back, Nation. Here’s to the defending champion North Carolina Tar Heels and here’s to another, what should be, an exciting and drama-filled season. As is the case every year, some less-than-heralded teams come from no where to make some noise in March. They are often referred to as “Cinderella.” Could the glass … Read more