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Michigan Sports

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 ...

College Football: Finlandia falls to Alma, 46-0

ALMA — Finlandia sophomore Kenny Kujawa tied a school record as the Finlandia University football team lost 46-0 to Alma on Saturday afternoon at Bahlke Field. Kujawa became the first Finlandia player to have over 800 career receiving yards in a season. “We fought hard today,” said ...

Huskies’ offense shows, sink Lakers 4-2

SAULT STE. MARIE — Michigan Tech’s offense finally broke loose with a 4-2 win over Lake Superior State on Friday, ending a three-game losing streak. Underclassmen were again the story of Tech’s offense. Sophomore Trenton Bliss scored two goals and freshman Logan Ganie added his first ...

Michigan-Michigan State rivalry goes beyond just the games

ANN ARBOR — When Michigan faces Michigan State, the actual 60 minutes of football are only part of the show. Pay close attention to what's done pregame and said postgame. The participants tend to remember. Consider last year's matchup in East Lansing: Well before kickoff, Michigan State ...

College Football: Huskies wrap up season at home against Northwood

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies will close out their 2019 football campaign this weekend at home against Northwood University. With a win, MTU (4-5, 2-5 GLIAC) will finish the season at the .500 mark — a step above last years 4-6 record. The Huskies enter the final week of the year on ...

MTU’s De Marchi named to CoSIDA Academic volleyball All-District team

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech junior Laura De Marchi has been named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball First Team. De Marchi is a setter from Milan, Italy, and holds a 3.83 grade-point average in Biomedical Engineering. De Marchi leads the GLIAC in assists per set (11.70) and ...

College Hockey: Finlandia still learning lessons early

HANCOCK — After opening the season on the road with a pair of losses against Wisconsin-River Falls, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team had visions of opening the home portion of their 2019-20 season on the right foot. Then, Friday night happened. In 31:54 of action, junior goaltender ...

Prep Football: Copper Kings hosting Glen Lake in state quarterfinal

Calumet’s season, as many predicted, continues in the Division 6 state quarterfinals this weekend. The Copper Kings (10-1) host Maple City Glen Lake (10-1) in a regional final at 1 p.m. Saturday. Calumet put Menominee in a vice grip last week with a 39-14 win. Maple City Glen Lake edged ...

Huskies Hockey: Tech visits LSSU

Michigan Tech has already experienced some of the highs and lows that come during a nearly 40-game season. Despite the Huskies (3-6, 1-5 WCHA) losing the last three in a row, six of their past seven games, and being outscored 16-6 in those losses, they seemed to turn a corner last ...

College Football: FU aiming for 1st win in season finale

HANCOCK — Finlandia University will try to avoid a second straight winless football season when it travels to Alma College for its season ending game Saturday. Lions coach Travis Wiltzius said in spite of his team’s 0-9 overall record (0-6 in the MIAA), he has seen progress. “We’ve ...

Injured Stafford may miss another Lions start

DETROIT — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford seems to be a step closer to missing another start. Stafford did not practice with teammates Wednesday, a few days after hip and back injuries stopped his streak of 139 consecutive starts counting the playoffs. Stafford watched as ...

College Basketball: Lakeland men take down Finlandia, 90-74

HANCOCK — A bigger Lakeland University men’s basketball team hammered Finlandia University on the boards Tuesday night and emerged with a 90-74 win. “We played hard but not always smart,” said first-year Lions coach Sam Casey. “But they did outmuscle us under the basket.” An ...