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A black and golden era

February 26, 2015 One day in the relatively recent past, I found myself considering the rarity of Michigan Tech basketball clinching GLIAC Tournament quarterfinal home games in both men's and women's basketball. more »»

 
 
 
Some sports feats defy logic

February 25, 2015 There are some athletic feats that just defy logic. Some of the most memorable I can recall happened right here in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Road to a championship

February 19, 2015 My first winter in a ‘new’ car has been a bit of a challenge. Driving in the Copper Country can be a challenge when the roads are clear and there isn’t Portage Lake Lift Bridge Construction going o. more »»

Recent All-Star games a travesty

February 18, 2015 There was a time when I would watch all-star games in every sport. Not any more. These so-called all-star events have become, with the exception of major league baseball, complete travesties. more »»

Favorite records

February 17, 2015 If I say 24, what do you think of? The television show with Jack Bauer? A large container of soda cans or alcoholic beverages? The number of hours in a day? How about the number of wins the No. more »»

Time to have ‘the talk,’ Tech

February 12, 2015 Sit down, junior. It’s time we had a talk. When a hockey team and their record love each other very much, some times something happens that’s called the NCAA Tournament. more »»

Repetition key to free throw success

February 11, 2015 More than a few basketball coaches have lost hours of sleep wondering why their teams can’t make free throws on a consistent basis. more »»

Leadership comes in many forms

February 10, 2015 In several conversations I have had with Michigan Tech hockey coach Mel Pearson, he keeps saying the same thing over and over again, your seniors have to be your best player. more »»

Feverish dreams of Carnival themes

February 5, 2015 Sadly, a wind chill of minus-14 at the time of this writing meant I sat out this year’s Winter Carnival All-Nighter. Do I miss it? You bet. more »»

Truth a casualty in sports today

February 4, 2015 After watching sports longer than I care to remember, one thing stands out: Why can’t the people involved in a game tell the truth once in a while? Take the just completed Super Bowl game between th... more »»

You will remember me for centuries

February 3, 2015 On Saturday night, the 2,897 Michigan Tech Huskies’ faithful who saw their team dismantle the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers, 11-1, were also witness to some pretty special milestones. more »»

Going on the offensive

January 29, 2015 Every evening, when all of that night's basketball games are called in and I'm ready to start writing, I send around an email with our local scores. more »»

Pressures of a perfect season great

January 28, 2015 Over the years, I’ve seen more than a few high school basketball teams try to make their way through an unbeaten seaso. more »»

Thanks for the memories, Columbus

January 27, 2015 While the then-No. more »»

Greatest hits

January 22, 2015 Maybe it’s adulthood, maybe it’s the job, but I find myself having fewer visceral reactions to televised sporting events than I used to. more »»

Recalling ‘real’ home-field advantage

January 21, 2015 The recent “Deflate Gate” charge being looked at by the National Football League is easily one of the most ridiculous claims I’ve ever heard of in the world of sports. more »»

Injuries can prove costly

January 20, 2015 In life, injuries can affect how we handle certain situations. Perhaps we are unable to run due to a Charlie horse, or we are unable to grab a shovel do to an aching back or a bruised ri. more »»

Surviving Bridgepocalypse

January 15, 2015 As you may have heard, the Portage Lake Lift Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday as part of the ongoing refurbishment project. more »»

Scherzer, Suh must be retained

January 14, 2015 Given the nature of professional sports nowadays, it appears certain that the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions will have to dig deep into their pockets very soon. more »»

Huskies need to figure out home games

January 13, 2015 Home, it is where the heart is. In sports terms, home is where a team's fans typically reside. This season, the No. 11 Michigan Tech Huskies have not played in front of less than 3,189 fan. more »»

Never be rude to a sportswriter

January 8, 2015 When considering the results of the Baseball Hall of Fame election released Tuesday, I am aware of one universal truth. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Word of the Day — May 30, 2013

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