Farewell, Joe Louis Arena: The top moments, memories, photos and more

It’s time to say goodbye to Joe Louis Arena. The Detroit Red Wings play their final game there Sunday against the New Jersey Devils, a day that’s sure to be emotional for everyone involved, from the organization to the players, from the arena workers to the fans. Here at the Free Press, we’re trying to send off “The Joe” the best we can, through a nostalgic look back at the greatest moments, plus a recollection of our favorite memories from a variety of perspectives and more photos than you can handle.

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Spartans’ Denzel Valentine out 2-3 weeks after knee surgery

Eron Harris is expected to start in Denzel Valentine’s place for the Michigan State basketball team.

Source: Spartans’ Denzel Valentine out 2-3 weeks after knee surgery

Just when everything was clicking on all cylinders for MSU’s mens basketball team, we get some bad news like this. I hope this isn’t the start of injuries hitting the team like it did in 2013 that hampered the Spartans and likely was a factor in the team not getting to the Final Four. Valentine is the team’s best and most important player. The good thing if you can say that, is the timing of this injury is that it’s early in the season and not a serious injury that end his season. This means that others will have to step up.

This gives Eron Harris a chance to really play into the comfort zone that he needs to help the team continue their quest to a national championship. Freshman Matt McQuaid may also benefit with more playing time as well.

ESPN headline praises Spartans while tweaking Jim Harbaugh

Is ESPN trolling Michigan, maybe just a little?”Who’s got it better in football and basketball than Michigan State? Nobody,” the headline says at espn.com.That’s a play on one of those iconic Harbaughisms, of course. MSU liked it so much, the school’s official football Twitter account tweeted it out, too. Who’s got it better in football and basketball than Michigan State? Nobody https://t.co/GXRaaKeQO4#Spartans#ReachHigher — Spartan Football (@MSU_Football) December 15, 2015

Source: ESPN headline praises Spartans while tweaking Jim Harbaugh

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Looks likes ESPN finally gives the Spartans a little bit of praise on the success of both the football and basketball programs. It’s nice since the football team has a chance to be national champion and the basketball team is ranked number 1 following last years’ run to the Final Four.