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

NFL Draft Roundup: Players from state of Michigan who were drafted or signed

The NFL Draft has come and gone. Of the 256 draft selections made from Thursday through Saturday, a total of seven players from schools in the state of Michigan were formally drafted this weekend, plus a whole host of others who went undrafted later signed with teams. Add in all the players from the mitten that … Read more

D2 Football: Bulldogs, Lakers get ready for Division 2 playoffs on Saturday

It’s time for football playoffs! The two lower divisions of college football begin their multi-week playoff tournament this weekend. At the Division II level, two Mitten-made teams in the Ferris State Bulldogs and the Grand Valley State Lakers are participating in this year’s 28-team knockout stage. And wouldn’t you know it, they’re in the same region. … Read more

Grand Valley State unseats Michigan as winningest program in college football

So as any general college football knows, the Michigan Wolverines are regarded as one of the premier college football programs in the history of the sport and statistically speaking, they are the winningest program in Division I in terms of wins (931) and win percentage (931-331-36, or .731). However, as of last weekend, they have surrendered … Read more

Local Michigan talent selected in 2016 NFL Draft

Plenty of local kids heard their name called during the 2016 NFL Draft. Whether it was during the very first round, or all the way down in the very last round, there were plenty of Michigan based college players’ names being called throughout. Here are the Michigan based collegiate programs and the players from those … Read more

Detroit Lions ‘All Local’ 7-Round NFL Mock Draft

With the 2016 NFL Draft nearly upon us, we are confident that you have probably read more than your fair share of mock drafts, each of which probably had the Detroit Lions selecting a different player. So, we thought it would be fun to create a mock draft for the Lions using only players from … Read more

Lions expand ‘local’ area for predraft workouts

Thanks to a revised definition of Detroit’s local area, the Detroit Lions will be able to invite more players to their predraft workout next week. The change came about after the Lions called the NFL seeking clarification on what is considered “local.” After a consultation with Rand McNally, it was determined that “there wasn’t an intentional … Read more

2016 NFL Scouting Combine schedule

If you’re like us here at DSN, you’re curious about who the Lions are going to be looking at in the upcoming draft, as well as how your favorite collegiate players will do at the next level. Well, here’s some good news. The 2016 edition of the NFL Scouting Combine is scheduled to begin on … Read more

Top 10 NFL Draft prospects from Michigan-based collegiate programs

The 2016 NFL Draft takes place on April 28th through the 30th at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. As with any NFL Draft, plenty of athletes from different schools and different states will be showcased. Here is a look at the Top 10 NFL Draft prospects from Michigan based collegiate programs:   10: Kavon … Read more

MSU, U-M, and GVSU players invited to 2016 East-West Shrine Game

Saturday marked the latest edition of the annual East-West Shrine Game, a postseason All-Star event for seniors across college football to get on the field one more time before potentially declaring for the NFL Draft. Players from Michigan and Michigan State participated in this year’s game, which features some of the top seniors with some upside … Read more