Posted January 17, 2017

​​D​elta Community College visits Wednesday night at Ballenger Field House to face Mott Bears in MCCAA battle of one loss teams

   FLINT — The Mott Bears have a big battle Wednesday night at Steve Schmidt Gymnasium inside Ballenger Field House on the campus of Flint's Mott Community College. It will be a 7:30 pm battle of once-beates teams in Eastern Conference action between the two Michigan Community College Athletic Association teams when Delta Community College visits Flint.  Click Here to Read More


​Posted on January 17, 2017

Detroit Red Wings host Boston Bruins Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena 

  DETROIT —- The Boston Bruins will visit Joe Louis Arena Wednesday night for an 8 pm contest. The game will be presented on national television by the NBC Sports Network, so there will be no local broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit. The Red Wings (19-19-6) will be trying to get over the .500 mark as they continue in their bid to make the playoffs for the 26th consecutive year. 


Posted on January 17, 2017.

EMU nips Western Michigan 86-80 behind sophomore star James Thompson's big night

   YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University stayed in a first-place tie in Mid-American Conference men's basketball Tuesday by beating arch rival Western Michigan 86-80 in Ypsilanti. EMU is 4-1 and tied with Ball State for first place in the MAC's West Division. EMU was led by sophomore James Thompson IV of Baton Rouge who was 10-of-12 from the floor with a season-high 26 points to go with 11 rebounds.


Posted on January 17, 2017

CMU loses 98-83 at Ball State but nation's No. 1 Divisin 1 scorer Marcus Keene fires in 29 points

   MUNCIE, INDIANA ​— Central Michigan's Chippewas faded after a strong start and lost 98-83 to Ball State Tuesday night on the road in Mid-American Conference men's basketball action. They were led by Marcus Keene's 29 points which came despite playing on an injured ankle. Keene is the leading scorer in the nation for the Chips who fell to 1-4 in MAC play and 11-7 overall. Braylon Rayson added 20 points and David DiLeo 14 points as CMU drilled a season-high 17 3-pointers.

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Posted January 21, 2017

​​Mott Bears set up 1st place hoops showdown with Macomb County

  PORT HURON —- Officials at St. Clair Community College picked Saturday night to honor some of their all-time greatest athletes, and they could have used some of them against men's basketball powerhouse Mott Community College. The visiting Bears rolled to an 85-69 in Port Huron at St. Clair CC's new field house. Click Here to Read More

 Skippers. The loss was the fifth time in six games since a 6-5 start overall for the hosts who fell to 1-5 in the Eastern Conference of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.while Mott improved to 4-1 in conference play and 14-3 overall. The Bears host unbeaten Eastern Conference leeader Macomb County on Wednesday night at 7:30 pm in Flint at Steve Schmidt Gymnasium inside Ballenger Field House.


Firebirds drop 4-1 affair on home ice to one of OHL's elite teams

    FLINT — Making the playoffs in the Ontario Hockey League is within their sights, but Saturday night gave the Flint Firebirds a measuring stick on how much better they must play to contend for the Robertson Cup. The Erie Otters, now 31-10 after a 4-1 victory in Flint, have one of hte OHL's best records and proved why while dominating Saturday night in Flint's building at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center.  Click Here to Read More


Michigan beats MSU in hockey OT battle for second time this season 

   EAST LANSING ​—The Michigan Wolverines beat the Michigan State Spartans 3-2 in an overtime shootout Saturday night in front of a packed house at Munn Arena in East Lansing. The Wolverines won after being shutout 3-0 Friday night at Yost Arena in Ann Arbor. 

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Posted January 17, 2017

​Michigan nearly pulls upset over Big Ten hoops leader at Wisconsin

  MADISON, WISCONSIN — The Michigan Wolverines blew a late 8-point lead in a near upset at Wisconsin Tuesday night over the Big Ten Conference leaders. The Badgers used a 12-0 run to eventually win 68-64 to remain on top in the Big Ten standings with a 4-1 record. Michigan was trying to even its conference record at 3-3.


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Posted January 17, 2017

​Delta visits Wednesday night at Ballenger Field House to face Mott in MCCAA battle of one loss teams

  FLINT — The Mott Bears have a big battle Wednesday night at Steve Schmidt Gymnasium inside Ballenger Field House on the campus of Flint's Mott Community College. It will be a 7:30 pm battle of once-beates teams in Eastern Conference action between the two Michigan Community College Athletic Association teams when Delta Community College visits Flint.  Click Here to Read More

Posted January 17, 2017

Genesee native Tom Gores takes page out of Uncle Tom Joubran's book in sticking with Stan VanGundy as coach of struggling Pistons

   Tom Gores learned a lot from his uncle while growing up in Genesee. His lessons began while sweeping floors in Tom Joubran's grocery store. Tom and twin brother Alec have often praised their late uncle for giving them a pretty good education while watching him build and operate a business empire. Showing loyalty to employees was a staple of Joubran's way in steering so many businesses to success. I guess that's why Tom Gores isn't paying attention to my disgust for his basketball coach. If the billionaire wants to stick with VanGundy, I guess it's time for me to shut up on the subject.   Click Here to Read More


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Posted January 17, 2017

​​Red Wings host Boston Bruins Wednesday night at Joe Louis 

  DETROIT —- The Boston Bruins will visit Joe Louis Arena Wednesday night for an 8 pm contest. The game will be presented on national television by the NBC Sports Network, so there will be no local broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit. The Red Wings (19-19-6) will be trying to get over the .500 mark as they continue in their bid to make the playoffs for the 26th consecutive year.


Firebirds drop 4-1 affair on home ice to one of OHL's elite teams

    FLINT — Making the playoffs in the Ontario Hockey League is within their sights, but Saturday night gave the Flint Firebirds a measuring stick on how much better they must play to contend for the Robertson Cup. The Erie Otters, now 31-10 after a 4-1 victory in Flint, have one of hte OHL's best records and proved why while dominating Saturday night in Flint's building at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center.  Click Here to Read More


CMU loses 98-83 at Ball State but Marcus Keene fires in 29 points

   MUNCIE, INDIANA ​— Central Michigan's Chippewas faded after a strong start and lost 98-83 to Ball State Tuesday night on the road in Mid-American Conference men's basketball action. They were led by Marcus Keene's 29 points which came despite playing on an injured ankle. Keene is the leading scorer in the nation for the Chips who fell to 1-4 in MAC play and 11-7 overall. Braylon Rayson added 20 points and David DiLeo 14 points as CMU drilled a season-high 17 3-pointers.

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