Will Michigan State be back in 2017?

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With Ohio State, Michigan and now with rise to power by Penn State, the Eastern Division of the Big 10 has become undoubtedly one of the toughest and competitive divisions in college football. If Michigan State wants to stay in the mix with those teams, some hard work has to be done to restore what was built during Coach Mark Dantonio’s helm. Something drastic had to happen this year. A program that went 36-5 the previous three years doesn’t suddenly fall to 3-9 without some internal issues. With that track record, Dantonio and his staff deserve the right to fix it.

Terry in 2017?

Michigan State quarterback Damion Terry got his first start Saturday against Penn State and was impressive. He brings a running dimension to the position that Tyler O’Connor could not and it has been unfortunate that he was never given an opportunity to be given the keys to the offense and start a game. The unfortunate part of this is the fact that he has been injured to some degree his entire career at MSU. Some fans may wonder if he has what in boxing terms a “glass jaw”. Can he stay healthy enough to make it an entire season.

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Well, the 2017 season starts now for the Spartans and the quarterback position will be up for grabs with Terry, Brian Lewerke, Messiah deWeaver and incoming freshman Rocky Lombardi. It seems that Lewerke would be the choice based on his play this season before he got hurt and was lost for the season. The Spartans have an number of areas to chore up for next season, but the QB position is number one

NBA makes slight change to deter Hack-a-Dre fouls

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Source: NBA makes slight change to deter Hack-a-Dre fouls

 

It’s a move in the right direction. I always thought of fouling a player in this manner, slows the game down and provides no entertainment at all.

Mr. Hockey

Gordie Howe, more commonly referred to as “Mr. Hockey” passed away at the age of 88. He played for the Detroit Red Wings for twenty-five seasons during a time when the National Hockey League had six teams, however, his fame extended well beyond Detroit. He is the Red Wings career leader in goals, points, games and most notably, goodwill. He led the Wings to four Stanley Cup titles and his number “9” is probably the most famous number in the city of Detroit. He will always be remembered as one of the great icons in Detroit. Rest in peace, Mr. Hockey.

Passing Of A Legend

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Today the world mourns the passing of a boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, referred to as the “Greatest”. He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1942 in Louisville, KY. ┬áHe won numerous Golden Gloves titles as a youth and would eventually represent the United States in the 1960 Olympic Summer Games in Rome . He won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division. He eventually grew into a heavyweight and quickly made his mark in the sport. He was a brash talker and created hype for his fights by calling the round which his opponent would be stopped.

He won the heavyweight title for first time by beating Sonny Liston in Miami in 1964 as an 8-1 underdog. After the fight, Clay announced that he was member of the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali.Ali was stripe

Ali was stripped of his title in 1967 when he refused induction into the U.S. Army based on his religious beliefs. He lost three and a half years of boxing as a result. Ali had many memorable fights in his career, but is best known for his trilogy with Joe Frazier and the “Rumble in the Jungle” with George Foreman in Zaire in 1974 where he won the title for the second time. He would win the title a third time in 1978 defeating Leon Spinks.

Ali dealt with health problems, most notably, Parkinson’s disease. Muhammad Ali was 74 years old.

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Tigers’ Ausmus in ‘cross hairs’ following 8-3 loss

Detroit lost its sixth straight after a bullpen meltdown in the eighth ruined Justin Verlander’s best start of the year. After 30 games into the season, the Tigers find themselves 2 games under .500 and seven and a half games out of first place. I would say to Tiger fans who were optimistic going into the season regarding the team’s playoff chances, that the season is young and there is a lot of baseball to be played. However, even though the season is young, Brad Ausmus must have concerns because he is on the hot seat.

Source: Tigers’ Ausmus in ‘cross hairs’ following 8-3 loss