Skip Bayless to leave ESPN

According to the Hollywood Reporter, long-time ESPN personality Skip Bayless will not be returning to the sports giant after his contract expires in August. ESPN to part ways with Skip Bayless — Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) April 26, 2016 Bayless has worked with ESPN on opinion-based shows like First Take for twelve years. The network released the … Read more

Curt Schilling fired by ESPN following anti-transgender Facebook post

Former World Series MVP Curt Schilling has been fired by ESPN following an anti-transgender Facebook post that he made. On Wednesday, ESPN released the following statement regarding the situation: “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.” The termination comes … Read more

Tigers climb in latest ESPN power rankings

It’s early. It’s very early. That being said, after a 7-4 start to the season, the Detroit Tigers made a move in the latest ESPN MLB Power Rankings. After coming in at No. 10 last week, the Tigers are now up to the No. 7 spot and don’t plan on stopping there. Here is what … Read more

Should eSports be embraced by sports fans?

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. Video games are a very large part of the cultural pantheon … Read more

ESPN prepares for major layoffs, Sportscenter alterations

Via reports from Yahoo, ESPN in the midst of preparing for some major layoffs. The worldwide leader in sports has been prepping for this major purge by notifying employees of the changes. Their reasoning for the changes were stated to The Big Lead: “ESPN has historically embraced evolving technology to smartly navigate our business. Any organizational … Read more

ESPN is distancing itself from FanDuel and DraftKings

With a bevy of reports and legal action being brought upon FanDuel and DraftKings, expect their advertisements to go down. This will start first and foremost with ESPN. The announcement came via Outside the Lines Bob Ley during October 6th’s episode where Ley stated “ESPN today continued running commercials for the two main daily sports fantasy … Read more

Michigan breaks into ESPN Top 25 Power Rankings

The ESPN Power Rankings are out for this week and the University of Michigan Wolverines has busted into the Top 25 and is sitting pretty at #23. After dropping the first game of the year to Utah, Michigan has been playing very well and has rattled off three straight victories. The most recent victory, a complete domination of the … Read more

Will Joe Nathan lose his job as closer this season?

Last winter the Detroit Tigers were in need of a closer, so they went out and signed 39-year old Joe Nathan, who was coming off back to back all-star seasons with the Texas Rangers. Nathan had 80 saves and an average 2.09 ERA in two seasons with Texas. Many fans agreed with this move because Nathan was one of the league’s top closers at the time, and many were familiar with him because he spent seven years with AL Central Division rival Minnesota Twins.

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Mark Dantonio disagrees with ESPN that MSU is trending down

If you recall, ESPN Insider put out a piece a couple of weeks ago that listed 10 college football teams that are trending down. The article was written by ESPN Insider Travis Haney, and believe it or not, Michigan State was one of the programs that made the list. On Tuesday night, head coach Mark Dantonio … Read more

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May is ‘National TV Month’ for Tigers

The Detroit Tigers will dominate the Sunday Night Baseball games on ESPN this  May. ESPN released the schedule and has Detroit in 3 out of 5 featured games that month. The 4-peat Central Division Champions will be nationally televised for games with Kansas City, St. Louis, and the Los Angeles Angels on May 10, 17, and … Read more