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Progress report/Michael Bleach

December 17, 2013 When I was in high school, there were few days I dreaded more than the mid-semester parent-teacher conferenc. more »»

Bull shootout/The Red Line

December 12, 2013 It didn't take a lot of effort to find the similarity between the 2-2 tie Bemidji State and Michigan Tech skated to on Friday night and the 2-2 tie Bemidji State and Michigan Tech skated to Saturday... more »»

Tigers make the right moves/Paul Peterson

December 11, 2013 The below-zero temperatures and growing snowbanks tell us that baseball season is a long ways off. more »»

A short trip on the bullet train/Michael Bleach

December 10, 2013 To pay homage to sports writers of yesteryear, we are kicking this column old school and breaking down Michigan Tech athletics bullet-point style. more »»

Making a list and checking it at least once/The Red Line

December 5, 2013 They tell me these days someone is making a list and checking it twice. I'm not that person, because far too often, I make a list, or a page or an article and only check it once. more »»

A weekend of football worth relishing/Paul Peterson

December 4, 2013 One has to go back a long way to remember a football weekend as satisfying as this past one. It started on Thanksgiving (for Detroit Lions fans) with a 40-10 beatdown of the Green Bay Packers. more »»

Husky hockey coming around/Michael Bleach

December 3, 2013 On the surface, the Michigan Tech hockey team's 6-8-2 record is nothing to get excited ove. more »»

Return of the reuben dip/The Red Line

November 29, 2013 Before I'd even got to the bottom of the basement steps: "Hey Brandon, good to see you! It's over there," Bill said. more »»

Good coaches can be hard to find/Paul Peterson

November 27, 2013 How important is a good coach? That's a question that has been asked ever since the first sporting event was held — probably a couple thousand years ago. more »»

Black and Gold Friday/Michael Bleach

November 26, 2013 Thanksgiving is here. Don't let the snow and single-digit temperatures fool you. more »»

A safe season/The Red Line

November 21, 2013 Consider the following as winter sports seasons begin this weekend throughout the Copper Country — all those injuries you see on the court or ice, they don't just resolve themselves on their own. more »»

A joyless victory/Paul Peterson

November 20, 2013 It should have been one of the highlights of an athletic career. My John A. more »»

A hand-check Tech can cash?/Michael Bleach

November 19, 2013 It's time for everybody's favorite parlor game: Guess the unintended consequences from a well-intended rule change! With college basketball finally under way, two storylines have dominated the... more »»

Next man up/The Red Line

November 14, 2013 I think we can all agree last Sunday's Packer game against Philadelphia was painful to watch. more »»

Bobby Layne curse might be ending/Paul Peterson

November 13, 2013 As curses go, the one invoked by former Detroit Lions quarterback Bobby Layne has been a dandy. No, it hasn't been as enduring as the “Billy Goat” hex on the inept Chicago Cubs. more »»

Even higher heights for Tech soccer/Michael Bleach

November 12, 2013 Two weeks ago I took this space to deliver some much-needed praise for the job coach Michelle Jacob and the Michigan Tech women's soccer team had performed, transforming from program inception to... more »»

The Red Line/Brandon Veale

November 7, 2013 I've spent a lot of time in the car lately, what with the All-U.P. football meeting in Marquette last week and the first of two district tournament trips to L'Anse on Tuesday night. more »»

Interviews highlight of the job/Paul Peterson

November 6, 2013 Most writers in the news and sports business are required — by job description — to conduct interviews. Now, there are some interviews that can be difficult. Try talking to an astrophysicis. more »»

Tech men playing a new way/Michael Bleach

November 5, 2013 It is a story as old as Naismith. Local college stud graduates or leaves for pros. Local newspaper write story that usually involves the words, “replacing X points and X rebounds per gam. more »»

Common Core Copper Country quiz

October 31, 2013 Being that I spend a lot more time in local schools than the average citizen (particularly the ones that don’t have teaching degrees), I believe in the importance of education. more »»



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