Detroit Mercy shuts down women’s basketball season after alleged abuse from coach

Some disturbing allegations have prompted the shutdown of the University of Detroit Mercy women’s basketball season. The parents of all 14 players penned a letter to university officials alleging that head coach AnnMarie Gilbert created a program rooted in “fear” and subjected her players to “emotional, mental and physical abuse”. “It has become painfully obvious … 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

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

REPORT: Detroit Mercy head coach Bacari Alexander remains suspended indefinitely

Detroit Mercy is off to a good start on the hardwood this season, collecting wins in four of their first six games. However, the Titans have been without head coach Bacari Alexander in the previous five games. Alexander was reportedly suspended prior to the team’s November 13 game at home against Michigan-Dearborn and has yet … 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

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

DSN Exclusive Interview: 97.1 The Ticket’s Dan Leach

The sports airwaves in Detroit are dominated by 97.1 The Ticket, the leading sports station in the area. With opinionated and engaging show hosts as well as being the home of Red Wings hockey and Tigers baseball, there are few that don’t have WXYT programmed into their saved radio presets. Nearly everyone who currently or … Read more

W2W4: Michigan/Detroit Mercy and Michigan State/Oakland at Little Caesars Arena

On Saturday, college basketball is taking over Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit as four of the state’s Division I men’s hoops programs will partake in a doubleheader showcase. A formal announcement was made back in April by Olympia Entertainment, a joint conference featuring all four coaches — Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Michigan’s John Beilein, … Read more

Michigan Roundup: One last push before conference tournaments begin

It’s been a whole three weeks since we last checked in on our five Michigan mid-majors in college basketball. And since there are only two weeks remaining (one for the Horizon folk) in the regular season, we’ll get you caught up to speed. Now for one-bid leagues like the Mid-American Conference and the Horizon League, … Read more