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Lions host Albion with snowy weather in forecast

HANCOCK — While another cold and snowy weekend appears to be in the offing, the Finlandia University football team isn’t overly concerned about it. The Lions (0-8, 0-5) host rugged Albion College (6-2, 3-2) Saturday in their home finale. FU coach Travis Wiltzius said his team is taking ...

Michigan bill could let college athletes earn money

LANSING (AP) — Michigan is the latest state to consider letting college athletes be paid following the introduction of bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would allow them to cash in on the use of their name, image and likeness. The bills, which are modeled after a new California law but ...

Copper Kings, Lakes eyeing football district championships

Calumet and Lake Linden-Hubbell both play in Saturday games for a district title. In Division 6, the Copper Kings (9-1) host Menominee at 1 p.m. Saturday while the Lakes (7-3) play a Division 8 matchup at the same time at Ishpeming. Calumet is coming off a convincing 42-14 win over Negaunee ...

Losing Bachie the latest blow for Spartans

EAST LANSING — It’s been over a month since Michigan State won a football game, and the news off the field hasn’t been any better. Now the Spartans are dealing with the loss of standout linebacker Joe Bachie, who was declared ineligible by the Big Ten after testing positive for a banned ...

No. 2 Kentucky holds off No. 1 Spartans

NEW YORK — Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky’s latest freshman star, scored 26 points and the second-ranked Wildcats opened the season with a 69-62 victory against No. 1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden. The Nos. 1 and 2 teams opened their seasons ...

College Football: No. 2 Bulldogs gash Tech, 52-0

HOUGHTON — From the opening drive to the closing minute, the Ferris State was in control. The No. 2 Bulldogs (9-0, 7-0 GLIAC) shut down Michigan Tech 52-0 in the snowy matchup. The Michigan Tech Huskies (4-4, 2-4 GLIAC) never found a rhythm offensively, while Ferris State’s offense ...

Huskies Hockey: Fighting Hawks edge MTU 3-1 in US Hockey Hall of Fame Game

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Michigan Tech hockey team fell 3-1 to No. 14 North Dakota on Saturday at Ralph Engelstad Arena in the annual US Hockey Hall of Fame Game. “Our guys played hard tonight,” Tech coach Joe Shawhan said. “We just haven’t learned how to step it up when our best is ...

College Football: Adrian overpowers Finlandia

HANCOCK — If there is such a thing as a moral victory, the Finlandia University football team may have gotten one Saturday afternoon at snowy McAfee Field. The Lions (0-8, 0-5) battled a much bigger Adrian College team most of the way on the cold, blustery afternoon, finally losing a 48-24 ...

Huskies Hockey: MTU visits North Dakota

Michigan Tech hockey faces No. 14 North Dakota today in the US Hockey Hall of Fame Game. Opening face-off is 8:07 p.m. today. It’s the first matchup between the schools since 2013 and the 249th meeting in program history. It’s the Huskies’ second appearance in three years in the US ...

Prep Volleyball: Panthers split season finale

DOLLAR BAY — The volleyball regular season came to an end on Friday as the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers took on the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts and the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes. They won their first game 3-0 (25-14, 25-10 25-0) against Dollar Bay and lost their second game 3-0 ...

College Football: Tech hosts unbeaten Ferris State

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies return home this weekend for a big GLIAC matchup against the Ferris State Bulldogs. The Bulldogs are unbeaten and ranked second in NCAA Div. II football. The Huskies (4-3, 2-3 GLIAC) come into Week 8 after a tough 21-12 loss to Ashland a week ago. ...

MSU’s Bachie ruled ineligible after positive test results

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie was declared ineligible Thursday by the Big Ten after testing positive for a banned supplement. The school said it will appeal. Bachie, a senior with 36 tackles and with 3 1/2 sacks, made the second team on the AP’s list of ...

FU football hosts Adrian College amid snow forecast

HANCOCK — Travis Wiltzius isn’t a big believer that bad weather can help a football team. But the Finlandia University coach and his struggling team (0-7, 0-4) will take whatever edge is available Saturday when the Lions host Adrian College (3-4, 2-2). With snow flurries and swirling ...

Michigan WR Sainristil fled Haiti as child with family

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan receiver Mike Sainristil made the most of his opportunity in perhaps the biggest win of the Jim Harbaugh era at the school. If his family hadn't fled Haiti, his life likely would be much different. "I am glad we left because in America, you have more chances to ...

Tech volleyball ranked No. 21

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech volleyball team is ranked No. 21 in this week’s AVCA Top 25 poll, jumping a spot from last week. The Huskies (18-4, 10-1) have won seven straight matches. Tech was No. 22 last week, No. 24 on October 15, No. 21 on September 9, and has received votes in every ...

Lions get much needed win vs. Giants

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions wrapped up a turbulent week with an important victory — thanks to another sharp performance by Matthew Stafford. Stafford threw an ill-advised pass early on that was intercepted, but he played well the rest of the way, throwing for 342 yards and three ...

Huskies Hockey: Parrottino’s hat trick helps Tech split vs. Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Tommy Parrottino buried two goals in the second period and one in the third to lead Michigan Tech to a 4-2 win against No. 17 Bowling Green on Saturday at the Slater Family Ice Arena. Parker Saretsky also scored and Robbie Beydoun had 25 saves in his first start of the ...

MTU football loses at Ashland

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Michigan Tech football team fell 21-12 at Ashland University in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies (4-3, 2-3 GLIAC) fell behind 21-0 in the third quarter, but battled back with a couple of touchdowns in the second ...

MTU women’s hoops to host Lions

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team hosts Finlandia at 6 p.m. Friday in its second exhibition game of the 2019-20 schedule at the SDC Gym. Admission to the game will be a cash or canned goods donation to the Husky Food Access Network. Cash donations are accepted at the ...

Stafford, Lions spill Giants

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions were waiting for the right time and team to try a trick play they've worked on in practice recently. Early in the fourth quarter Sunday, the New York Giants proved to be the perfect opponent. Matthew Stafford threw a 41-yard flea flicker to Kenny Golladay ...