Final Four runs don’t mask problems in college sports

Sports 04/04/19, 16:22

One team's coach got kicked out of the sport for three years, and two of his assistants have been named in bribery scandals. Another team's coach is the most high-profile name in an athletic department scarred by its handling of a massive sex-abuse scandal.Few would argue Auburn's Bruce Pearl and ...

FINAL FOUR: 3 newcomers, one standby arrive in Minneapolis

Sports 04/04/19, 15:52

Tom Izzo certainly knows his way around the Final Four, even if the longtime Michigan State coach had never toured U.S. Bank Stadium until the Spartans arrived for practice Thursday.The rest of his coaching compatriots? They could probably use a road map.It's not just getting around that is challenging, though ...

Group aims to celebrate T-ball’s roots in Albion with museum

Sports 04/04/19, 15:01

Some of the first T-ball players are working to create a museum to commemorate the sport's roots in southern Michigan.Lonnie Spencer played on some of the original T-ball teams in Albion. Spencer told the Battle Creek Enquirer that he and other residents want to build a museum to educate the ...

Flint water crisis takes center stage in new play

Entertainment 04/04/19, 14:49

The Flint water crisis has been the subject of several documentaries and even a network drama, but now the issue is taking center stage in a new play at the University of Michigan.Playwright Jose? Casas spent nearly three years interviewing more than 80 people in order to create his new ...

Auburn, Virginia, MSU, Texas Tech arrive at Final Four

Sports 04/04/19, 12:00

Auburn, Virginia, Michigan State and Texas Tech have arrived in Minneapolis for the Final Four.Teams will practice on Thursday and hold open-to-the-public workouts on Friday. The national semifinals are on Saturday, when Auburn faces Virginia and Michigan State takes on Texas Tech. The championship game is on Monday.The last time ...

A guide to the teams, players and coaches at the Final Four

Sports 04/04/19, 02:25

The NCAA Tournament needed a little time to warm up.There were a few upsets, some close games and breakout performances, but not the usual wow factor we expect in the early rounds.Once the bracket hit the Elite Eight, the madness returned to March.FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file ...

Morant, Williamson among finalists for John R. Wooden Award

Basketball 04/03/19, 20:20

Duke teammates RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson are among the 10 players named to the John R. Wooden Award All American team, representing the top vote-getters to earn college basketball's player of the year honor.Others on the team announced Wednesday are: Brandon Clarke of Gonzaga, Carsen Edwards of Purdue, Rui ...

Michigan scrambles to find home for parolee; US won’t deport

U.S. 04/03/19, 14:00

The state of Michigan is placing a frail paroled prisoner in an assisted-living center at taxpayer expense after the federal government declined to deport him to Cuba, officials said.Prudencio Loyrafuls' life sentence for drug crimes was reduced in December by then-Gov. Rick Snyder, an exceptional decision that made him eligible ...

Michigan St’s Tillman forced to grow up fast on, off court

Basketball 04/02/19, 19:20

Xavier Tillman has had to grow up fast on and off the basketball court.The Michigan State forward was forced to transform from being a role-playing reserve to a key starter late in the regular season when Nick Ward broke his left hand.Tillman became a father as a senior in high ...

Duke freshmen Williamson, Barrett top All-America team

Sports 04/02/19, 11:02

The season did not end as Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national championship and their bid came up short with a loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight.Williamson and Barrett still managed to make a bit of history.The Duke ...

Coaches gearing up for demands of the Final Four

Sports 04/01/19, 18:25

Dick Bennett's fingerprints will be all over this year's NCAA Tournament.The former longtime coach has ties to three of the four coaches in Minneapolis this week, one by blood.Bennett's son, Tony, coaches Virginia. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl used to coach against Bennett while at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Even bought one of Bennett's ...

Investigators: Michigan school improperly stored chemicals

Health 04/01/19, 11:19

Michigan health officials found that a suburban Detroit high school had been improperly storing chemicals in its science labs during an investigation that was spurred by concerns about a high number of cancer diagnoses among staff.The Detroit Free Press reports that the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the ...

Michigan State-Duke helps boost NCAA Tournament TV ratings

Sports 04/01/19, 10:53

Michigan State's dramatic NCAA Tournament victory over Duke drew a 10.5 television rating, the highest for a late Sunday regional final in 14 years.CBS Sports and Turner Sports say Nielsen ratings for the entire tournament are up 8% from last year at 6.7, heading into Saturday's Final Four.Ratings represent the ...

Final Four field boasts tough defenses, veteran lineups

Sports 04/01/19, 02:20

The Final Four features tough defenses, a surging team that hasn't lost in five weeks and one Hall of Fame coach.Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech and Auburn earned their trips to Minneapolis for this weekend's national semifinals by emerging from regions filled with high seeds. The Cavaliers are the last ...

Zion, No. 1 Duke miss out on Final Four in loss to Spartans

Sports 04/01/19, 02:15

Twenty minutes after his first and, in all likelihood, last season at Duke ended with an Elite Eight exit, Zion Williamson trudged through an arena hallway, his head down.Following closely behind was teammate RJ Barrett, another fabulous freshman for the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall seed. Two other members of ...

Mantha’s 1st NHL hat trick helps Red Wings beat Bruins 6-3

Hockey 03/31/19, 21:19

Taro Hirose scored his first NHL goal early in the third period, just 8 seconds after Anthony Mantha completed his first hat trick and the Detroit Red Wings went on to beat Boston Bruins 6-3 on Sunday night.Mantha scored twice in the opening period to give Detroit a 2-0 lead ...

Zion, No. 1 Duke miss out on Final Four in loss to Spartans

Sports 03/31/19, 19:50

Twenty minutes after his first and, in all likelihood, last season at Duke ended with an Elite Eight exit, Zion Williamson trudged through an arena hallway, his head down.Following closely behind was teammate RJ Barrett, another fabulous freshman for the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall seed. Two other members of ...

Michigan State coach Izzo joins Final Four first timers

Sports 03/31/19, 18:53

Tom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot in the Final Four.The trip is always emotional, but Izzo has done it before. This will be his eighth Final Four and a chance for a second national championship.The other ...

Michigan State knocks off Duke 68-67 to make Final Four

Sports 03/31/19, 18:31

Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four.The do-everything point guard took over the game when his team faced its biggest deficit and led second-seeded Michigan State to a 68-67 victory over overall No. 1 seed Duke on Sunday in the East ...

End of content

No more pages to load