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Michigan Sports

Girls Basketball: Calumet takes down Gremlins

CALUMET — The opening minutes of the Calumet Houghton girls basketball game on Tuesday were not pretty. Easy shots were missed and the ball was turned over at both ends of the court. It took a long 2:10 for either team to score. The first shot fell from Marybeth Halonen in the form of a ...

Prep Hockey: Gremlins hammer Miners, 6-2

HOUGHTON — It’s not often that when two teams play to a 6-2 score in a high school hockey game, both coaches feel the opposite way of how conventional wisdom says they should feel. But that’s exactly what happened Tuesday evening at Dee Stadium. The Division 3 No. 5 Houghton Gremlins ...

Lions add defensive coordinator Undlin

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired Cory Undlin to replace Paul Pasqualoni as defensive coordinator. Matt Patricia added the former Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs coach to his staff on Monday. Patricia and Undlin started their NFL careers together with the New England ...

Red Wings’ Bertuzzi selected to his first All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) — The host St. Louis Blues will have three players at NHL All-Star Weekend. Captain Alex Pietrangelo, goaltender Jordan Binnington and playoff MVP Ryan O’Reilly will represent the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues for All-Star festivities Jan. 24-25. Forward David Perron ...

Gov. Whitmer signs legislation legalizing sports betting in Michigan

LANSING — Today, Governor Whitmer signed bipartisan House Bills 4311-12, 4916-18, 4307 and 4308 into law, which legalizes internet gaming and sports betting through Michigan's casinos. Revenue from online gaming and sports betting will support the school aid fund and First Responder Presumed ...

Lowly Lions lose to Broncos, 27-17

DENVER (AP) — By his own critique, Drew Lock’s celebratory shuffle dance was shaky at best. His fancy footwork on the field, though, was anything but jittery. The rookie quarterback stood out even above those hard-to-miss, all-orange uniforms worn by the Denver Broncos. Lock threw a ...

College Football: San Diego State routs Chippewas, 48-11

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Coming into the New Mexico Bowl, San Diego State's defense was the focus. The Aztecs ranked second in the nation in rushing defense and second in rushing yards allowed per carry. But San Diego State's offense, with only an average of 19 points-per game, ranked among ...

De La Salle says football coach out; 3 students sue

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A highly successful football coach is out at a Detroit-area high school, weeks after De La Salle Collegiate forfeited a playoff game amid an investigation about players hazing teammates. De La Salle told parents in an email Monday that Mike Giannone is no longer at the ...

Boys Basketball: Houghton slips past L’Anse in opener, 50-46

HOUGHTON — Tuesday night’s game between the Houghton Gremlins and the L’Anse Purple Hornets had all the trappings of an opening game of a high school boy’s basketball season. Missed shots, mindless fouls and turnovers. However, in the end the Houghton Gremlins came out on top with ...

Michigan poised to legalize sports, online gambling

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s Legislature voted Wednesday to legalize sports betting and internet gambling, expanding options for gamblers in a state with three commercial casinos in Detroit and two-dozen tribal casinos elsewhere. The bills reflect a compromise with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ...

Ghormley, De Marchi get All-Region volleyball honors

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech volleyball’s Laura De Marchi and Olivia Ghormley of the Michigan Tech volleyball team were named All-Region by two different organizations on Wednesday. Both juniors were honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and the Division II Conference ...

Buckeyes’ home airport X’s some M’s ahead of rivalry game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The hometown airport of the Ohio State University Buckeyes is marking the days leading up to the team’s most anticipated game of the season with some visual antics. John Glenn International Airport has placed X’s over some highly visible M’s around the terminal ...

Ohio State’s talent rises to topple rival Michigan regularly

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Ohio State has turned one of the greatest rivalries in sports into a one-sided series against Michigan by simply having more talent on the field. That seems to be true throughout the rosters and it makes the largest difference on the offensive and defensive lines, where the ...

Baby steps for Finlandia hockey as they look to improve

HANCOCK — Finlandia Lions men’s hockey coach Joe Burcar has seen a lot in his hockey career. He was part of good Houghton Gremlins hockey teams, he coached Finlandia to its first playoff appearance and its first playoff title. He has also spent significant time developing some top young ...

Huskies rally to beat rival Wildcats, 3-2

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech’s offense showed up in the third period with a two-goal comeback to beat rival Northern Michigan 3-2 in WCHA action Friday. The win is Michigan Tech’s third straight, while Northern has lost two straight. The Huskies (6-6, 4-5 WCHA) have scored nine goals in the ...

NCAA denies waiver appeal from Spartans’ Hauser

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was taught by his mentor, the late Jud Heathcote, to give back to the game by being part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Hall of Famer is choosing not to do that anymore. A frustrated Izzo said Thursday he was ...

Blue Jackets rally, beat Wings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boone Jenner, alone in the right corner, collected a long pass from Oliver Bjorkstrand from just below the blue line and snapped off the prettiest shot of the night during a third-period rally Thursday night. Jenner’s snipe under the bar past Jimmy Howard came 63 ...

College Hockey: Finlandia women continue progress

HANCOCK — With losses of 6-3 and 4-0 at Aurora last weekend, head coach Matt Marchel was pleased to see his Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team take another big step. While they are still 0-5 on the season and 0-2 in NCHA play, the Lions are beginning to find the net, which is ...

College Hockey: Lions’ men back on the road, still seeking 1st win

APPLETON, Wis. — After taking some large strides last season, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team has a tough time matching that progress through the first six of the 2019-20 season. It has not helped that the Lions have faced some stiff competition in Wisconsin-River Falls, now ranked ...

College Volleyball: Tech wins, advances in GLIAC tourney

HOUGHTON — For two sets, the No. 23 Michigan Tech Huskies women's volleyball team looked like they were going to glide through their GLIAC Tournament quarterfinal match with the seventh-seeded Grand Valley State Lakers in the Wood Gym. When the dust settled, the Huskies emerged with a 3-1 ...