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Rough road to positive outlook/Inside the Huskies

February 12, 2013 During his Monday morning radio show, Michigan Tech hockey coach Mel Pearson said Friday night’s 5-4 loss to Alaska Anchorage was tougher to take than the 2011 national championship loss when he was... more »»

The sweet spot/The Red Line

February 7, 2013 Ever hit a golf ball, a softball, a hockey puck so clean you didn’t even feel the impact? I have — right on the sweet spot. And it’s magi. more »»

Tech must maintain momentum/Inside the Huskies

February 5, 2013 Momentum is one of those crazy things in sports. more »»

Exclamation points/The Red Line

January 31, 2013 On our statistics spreadsheets, I mark an exclamation point next to any game that has been rescheduled for whatever reason. more »»

Saturday prep hoops games a natural fit/Paul Peterson

January 30, 2013 The late and great Ed Helakoski was a coach who was light years ahead of his time. more »»

Warning on the Wings/The Red Line

January 24, 2013 The temperature was below zero outside Tuesday and almost everything was postponed locally, which meant it was time for Detroit Red Wings hockey. more »»

Local sports landscape has changed/Paul Peterson

January 23, 2013 The question was posed to me at a long-forgotten basketball game in Chassell what now seems like a lifetime or two ago. more »»

Tech must stop stopping to go forward/Inside the Huskies

January 22, 2013 It seems like every time the Michigan Tech hockey team gets some momentum, it hits a break … in … the … schedule. … Which kind of ruins the whole point of momentum. more »»

The ultimate also-rans/The Red Line

January 17, 2013 When I can carve out the time to do a little reading, I’ve been enjoying “The Ultimate Super Bowl Book” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob McGinn. more »»

Redemption can be found in sport/Paul Peterson

January 16, 2013 Some years ago I can recall a young Houghton High School female athlete who burst upon the local scene as a freshman. She competed in several sports, but excelled in track in particular. more »»

Joy cometh in the morning/The Red Line

January 10, 2013 For a week that had three nights off and a holiday in it, last week felt very long. more »»

Long-range shooters still fascinate/Paul Peterson

January 9, 2013 There’s something about players who can shoot the basketball from long distance. These long-range snipers seem to possess a trait that has fascinated fans for decades. more »»

Bowled over/The Red Line

January 3, 2013 There may be no American sports concept harder to explain to the uninitiated than the bowl system in Division I college football. more »»

It was Tech's year at GLI/Inside the Huskies

January 2, 2013 When Michigan Tech coach Mel Pearson said, “Maybe this will be the year,” before this past weekend’s Great Lakes Invitational, I have to admit, it sounded a little bit like when Detroit Lions fans... more »»

Timing is everything/The Red Line

December 27, 2012 If you catch tonight's grand finale of the MacInnes Holiday Classic, you'll surely learn timing is everything. more »»

Out There/Dan Schneider

December 21, 2012 Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. more »»

Less-timeless TV specials/The Red Line

December 20, 2012 “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was on TV Tuesday night. Sorry I didn’t tell you in time, but hopefully you caught it the first time it aired on ABC the week after Thanksgivin. more »»

Tying up the loose ends of a year/Paul Peterson

December 19, 2012 During the course of a sports year, there are several stories that go to press. Many are done under the stress of a deadline, and more than a few in the late evening hours. more »»

Diagnosing what ails the Huskies/Inside the Huskies

December 18, 2012 At least Michigan Tech won’t have to see Danny Kristo, Corban Knight and Mark MacMillan again (unless the Huskies face North Dakota in the playoffs). more »»

Last minute of hate in this period/The Red Line

December 13, 2012 Just because I write a lot about sports doesn’t mean I’m ignorant of the classics. A personal favorite is George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. more »»



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