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Jim Schwartz’s ‘Status Under Review’, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen Reports

The general consensus all season, despite the Detroit Lions’ struggles, was that Jim Schwartz would be back as head coach in 2013. Not so fast, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said Sunday. According to Mortensen the Lions have been reviewing Schwartz’s status, and that the Ford family is “unhappy with a tattered team culture.” League sources say that the issues that have troubled...
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December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions: Five Things to Watch

This piece is also published at Lions 101 A disappointing 2012 season finally comes to a close Sunday afternoon, as the Detroit Lions try desperately to avoid carrying an elongated losing streak into 2013. Positive momentum is the biggest reason for the Lions to try and get the job done, in addition to playing spoilers to the Chicago Bears, who need a win to get into the playoffs...
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December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Will Bynum Helps Detroit Pistons Upset Dwyane Wade-less Miami Heat: Video

Will Bynum scored 25 points and dished out 10 assists off the bench to help the Detroit Pistons erase an early 15-point deficit en route to a surprising 109-99 win over the Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade did not play for the Heat — he was serving a one-game suspension for kicking Charlotte’s Ramon Sessions. The Pistons were without guard Rodney Stuckey, who has been dealing with injuries...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Edition: Michigan State vs. TCU Preview

On the heels of a disappointing season that began with much bigger postseason dreams, the Michigan State Spartans now must head to Tempe, Arizona looking to finish strong with two straight wins and more importantly, two straight bowl wins. Feats like that haven’t been accomplished much recently for the Spartans, so despite this bowl’s funny name, there’s no minimizing its importance...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Local Big Ten Hoops Review: Derrick Nix Finally Enjoys Breakthrough Performance at Perfect Time

All anyone could say who’s closely watched the Michigan State Spartans’ basketball team perform for the past four years is “it’s about time!” On Saturday against the Texas Longhorns, big man Derrick Nix finally showed up in a big way, dominating a game from start to finish like he’s long been capable of doing. In Spartan Jump Shots, I had called on him to finally make...
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December 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Question of the Week: What’s the Greatest Sports-Themed Gift You’ve Ever Given or Received?

This week, given the month and current circumstances on the calendar, our question of the week should be considered pretty easy for everyone to answer. What’s the greatest sports gift you’ve ever given or received around the holidays? Perhaps it was just a framed photo for your man cave or woman cave, or you purchased someone an autograph they’d been hunting forever. Maybe...
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December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions: Five Things to Watch Two Nights Before Christmas

This piece is also featured on Lions 101 It’s time for some Monday Night Football on Saturday night, as the Atlanta Falcons, the top birds in the NFC, cruise into town to take on the Detroit Lions. It’s time to officially put this particular match up in the category of games that looked better when the schedule came out last spring. The 12-2 Falcons have held up their end of...
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December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, Longhorn Edition: Michigan State vs. Texas Preview

After a long stretch of playing second tier competition, the Michigan State Spartans close out their non-conference schedule with a bit more of a challenge. Rick Barnes and the Texas Longhorns visit the Breslin Center, and with all their recent success in the head to head match up, you’d figure this challenge would be a stiff one for Michigan State. It might not be as much as in...
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Mariners, Orioles, Padres Reportedly Interested in Rick Porcello

We heard coming out of baseball’s winter meetings that several teams, including a few in the National League, had asked Tigers GM Dave Dombrowksi about Rick Porcello’s availability. With each passing day now, it seems like another of the potential suitors comes to light. To wit: FOX’s Jon Morosi reported Friday that the Mariners, Orioles and Padres all have expressed interest...
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Without Jabari Parker, Michigan State Basketball’s Team Approach Will Still Carry On

I’ve grown to loathe events like this. It seems now, every single time a special, athletically gifted young man goes to make a college choice, rational adults start to act irrationally in the aftermath of his highly publicized, overhyped decision. Prized basketball recruit Jabari Parker picked Duke on Thursday afternoon, ending his extended courtship. Many had thought the Michigan...
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker Chooses Duke Over Michigan State, Others: Video

Jabari Parker, the No. 2 recruit in the nation, announced live on ESPNU Thursday that he would attend Duke next season. Parker selected Duke over Michigan State, BYU, Florida and Stanford. The loss of Parker will be a blow to MSU coach Tom Izzo, who poured a ton of effort into convincing the Chicago Simeon product to come to East Lansing. Video of Parker’s announcement below:
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Michigan Wolverine Luke Glendening Scores on First Grand Rapids Griffins Shift: Video

University of Michigan product and East Grand Rapids, Mich., native Luke Glendening needed just one shift and 2:49 Wednesday night to score his first career AHL goal for the Grand Rapids Griffins. Glendening was recalled by the Griffins from the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye on Monday, then open the scoring in Grand Rapids’ 4-2 win over Rochester. “It’s a little bit of a weight off...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Rumors: Austin Daye on the Block?

Austin Daye finally worked his way back into the Detroit Pistons’ rotation on Monday night, and head coach Lawrence Frank said he’ll use Daye as the backup small forward again Wednesday in Toronto. But is this just part of a plan to showcase Daye a bit in hopes of a trade? In his Yahoo power rankings this week (Detroit’s No. 26), Marc Spears reports, via a source, that the...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Pittsburgh Pirates Interested in Rick Porcello

The Detroit Tigers might move Rick Porcello before the 2013 season begins, but the Pittsburgh Pirates will have to sweeten the pot if they want to add the young right-hander. From Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: #Pirates are interested in Porcello, but Tigers don’t want straight-up swap for Hanrahan — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) December 19, 2012 The...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The Day in the D: Is Detroit Lions’ Ownership Too Complacent With Jm Schwartz?

“The Day in the D”, takes a look back at the five most important local sports stories of the past 24 hours. 1. Are the Detroit Lions’ owners too complacent? Perhaps it’s not a recent story, but it’s been a continuing story in Detroit for decades. The Ford family, owners of the Detroit Lions, are overly complacent with their team, refusing to demand excellence, according...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan Unveils New Uniform for 2013 Outback Bowl vs. South Carolina: Photos

If you’re a fan of traditional college football uniforms … look away. The Michigan Wolverines released Tuesday the first photos of special uniforms and an updated helmet that they’ll wear for the Jan. 1, 2013 Outback Bowl against South Carolina. FIRST LOOK: Special Uniform for 2013 @outbackbowl twitter.com/umichfootball/… — Michigan Football (@umichfootball) December 18...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Local Big Ten Hoops Review: More Basketball Reunions Like Michigan State’s Are Needed

This past weekend, the Michigan State Spartans showed once again why they have one of the top athletic directors in the country on their side in Mark Hollis. Hollis decided to open up Jenison Fieldhouse, sight of so many magical basketball moments in Spartans’ history, for one more game on Saturday night. Designed to celebrate racial integration, Michigan State’s contest against...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

TDSS Roundtable: Are Jim Schwartz’s Days With the Detroit Lions Numbered?

Jim Schwartz has a 22-40 record in his four seasons with the Lions The Detroit Lions’ frustrating season hit another low point on Sunay, as they lost by 28 points to the hapless Arizona Cardinals. There’s little doubt now that big changes are in store for the Lions this coming offseason. But will those moves include a shuffling of the coaching staff? That’s the topic at the...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Schwartz Monday Press Conference Recap, Week 15: 4-10 Just Isn’t Good Enough

This piece is also published at Lions 101 The Detroit Lions suffered their ugliest loss of the season on Sunday afternoon, getting blown out 38-10 by the equally hapless Arizona Cardinals. Despite that, Jim Schwartz kept things as close to business as usual as he could in his shortened Monday presser, and admitted he’s sharing a big responsibility for his team’s multitude of...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Question of the Week: Was Charles Woodson the Last Truly Great Heisman Trophy Winner?

The Heisman Trophy. It’s supposed to be presented to the most outstanding player college football has to offer in a season. But is it? Very rarely. The last time it was came at the conclusion of the 1997 season. Recently, the Heisman has become the most watered down personal achievement award handed out, and the most overrated one to receive. Offensive players who pad their statistics...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals: Five Things to Watch

This piece is also featured at Lions101 This week, with very little to play for in the standings, the Detroit Lions head to University of Phoenix Stadium to take place in the 4-9 bowl against the Arizona Cardinals. There’s not many compelling story lines to follow leading into this match up pitting two underachievers, so fans as well as players might be fighting some pretty severe...
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December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers May Have Overpaid for Anibal Sanchez … so What’s the Problem?

Mike Ilitch (center) celebrated an AL title with manager Jim Leyland (left) and GM Dave Dombrowski. Mike Ilitch wants to win a World Series. That’s it. That is the beginning and the end of this debate over the justification for the five-year, $80 million deal free-agent starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez reportedly accepted Friday to stay in Detroit. Anyone expressing shock over this...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Free Agent Anibal Sanchez Reportedly Down to Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers

The Chicago Cubs and Anibal Sanchez reportedly had reached a deal on a five-year, $75 million contract as of early Thursday night. Not so fast. Both Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported that Sanchez is instead giving the Detroit Tigers one last chance to beat the Cubs’ offer — Nightengale added that the Tigers are believed to have offered Sanchez...
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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Responds to Josh Hamilton Signing: ‘Business Is Business but Don’t Lie’

The Detroit Tigers signed Torii Hunter to a two-year, $26 million deal this offseason — a move that looked like a significant blow to the Los Angeles Angels, until the Angels turned around and landed Josh Hamilton for five years and $125 million Thursday. Hunter reacted swiftly to that news, via Twitter, criticizing Angels owner Arte Moreno. I was told money was tight but I guess...
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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Memories: A New Red Wings vs. Penguins Rivalry Begins (Dec. 13, 2011)

With the NHL lockout dragging on, we’ll take a daily look back at some games from the Detroit Red Wings’ storied history… Baseball is done. For all intents and purposes, football is too. Welcome to the dog days of winter across Michigan. Yes, this is when Hockeytown really starts to miss the Detroit Red Wings while feeling the full effects of another ugly NHL lockout. Don’t...
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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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