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Michigan Sports

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 ...

Huskies Hockey: Michigan Tech gearing up for rivalry series against Wildcats

HOUGHTON — It’s rivalry week. Michigan Tech (5-6, 3-5 WCHA) enters the weekend home-and-home series against No. 19 Northern Michigan with some momentum after sweeping Lake Superior State last week. Puck drop is 7:07 p.m. Friday in Houghton and 6:07 p.m. Saturday in Marquette. It’ll be ...

Duclair, Senators beat Red Wings 4-3

DETROIT — Anthony Duclair and his teammates wanted to make sure D.J. Smith got a win in his first game as a head coach in the area where he grew up. Duclair had two goals and an assist, and the Ottawa Senators held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 Tuesday night. Smith grew up in ...

Dantonio says he plans to return as MSU coach

EAST LANSING — Mark Dantonio made his clearest statement yet about his future, saying he intends to be Michigan State’s coach next season. Dantonio had been vague recently when the topic had come up, but Tuesday he quickly said “yes” when asked if he planned to be the coach for next ...

College Volleyball: Huskies look to send off seniors with a win

HOUGHTON — It has been a long time since the Michigan Tech Huskies women’s volleyball team has had a senior class with a winning record. In fact, you have to go to back to the class of 1997 to find the last senior class that finished at MTU with a winning record. Head coach Matt ...

After big weekend, MTU’s Bliss named WCHA Forward of the Week

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech’s Trenton Bliss was named the WCHA Forward of the Week, the league announced Monday. Bliss led the nation with two game-winning goals on the weekend. He scored three goals to help the Huskies sweep Lake Superior State. Bliss, an Appleton, Wisconsin, sophomore, ...

Tech’s Ark named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech quarterback Will Ark was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Ark helped lead the Huskies to a 34-21 win over Northwood University this past Saturday. This is the second Player of the Week award for Ark in 2019 as ...

Huskies’ women edge Minnesota State, 80-75

MANKATO, Minn. — The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team held on for an 80-75 non-conference win at Minnesota State Monday night. The Huskies built a 44-24 lead at halftime and stopped at second half charge by the Mavericks to preserve the victory. “I was really proud of the way our ...

Winona State edges Huskies’ men, 62-59

WINONA, Minn. — The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team fell for the first time in the 2019-20 season with a 62-59 non-conference loss at Winona State University Sunday afternoon. “Credit goes to Winona State who hit a couple of deep and highly contested three-point shots down the ...

College Football: Tech holds off Northwood, 34-21

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies closed out their 2019 football season on a high note Saturday while at home in Kearly Stadium. The Huskies (5-5, 3-5 GLIAC) defeated Northwood University 34-21 to close out the season. “We knew this was going to be a tough game,” said Huskies head ...

Huskies beat Lake Superior State 2-1 for weekend sweep

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Michigan Tech hockey team picked up a WCHA series sweep at Lake Superior State after a 2-1 win Saturday. Brian Halonen and Trenton Bliss scored the goals and Matt Jurusik stopped 34 shots at Taffy Abel Arena. Michigan Tech (5-6, 3-5 WCHA) got its first sweep since ...