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The Detroit News college football preseason top 25 rankings

The Detroit News college football preseason top 25 rankingsMatt Charboneau breaks down the teams in The Detroit News college football preseason top 25 rankings.
  • College
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Big Ten

The Detroit News' best in Big Ten football

The Detroit News’ best in Big Ten footballMatt Charboneau breaks down the best in the Big Ten by position in football.
  • Big Ten
  • 1 month ago
Big Ten

QB competition marks P.J. Fleck’s second season at Minnesota

QB competition marks P.J. Fleck’s second season at MinnesotaFollowing P.J. Fleck’s whirlwind takeover of the program at Minnesota and a forgettable first year under the fast-talking, fun-loving, full-of-energy head coach, the newness is finally out of the way for the Gophers.
  • Big Ten
  • 3 days, 8 hours ago
College

Thursday’s college football: Maryland father wants Durkin fired

Thursday’s college football: Maryland father wants Durkin firedThe father of Jordan McNair called for the firing of head football coach DJ Durkin on Thursday.
  • College
  • 3 days, 16 hours ago
Big Ten

DJ Durkin still has support among Maryland players

DJ Durkin still has support among Maryland playersMaryland punter Wade Lees said the source of the allegations against coach DJ Durkin came “mainly from disgruntled players.”
  • Big Ten
  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
Big Ten

Wisconsin capable of airing it out with Hornibrook

Wisconsin capable of airing it out with HornibrookThe Wisconsin Badgers are well-equipped to shatter perceptions about their offense this year.
  • Big Ten
  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
Big Ten

Peppers: Durkin's coaching tactics 'felt extreme at times'

Peppers: Durkin’s tactics were ‘extreme at times’Former Michigan standout Jabrill Peppers said he wasn’t a fan of the way DJ Durkin coached when he was defensive coordinator of the Wolverines in 2015.
  • Big Ten
  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
Sports

Get to know me: Broadcaster and candy-corn hater Neal Ruhl

Get to know me: Broadcaster and candy-corn hater Neal RuhlIn an occasional Detroit News series, sports figures share "15 Things You Don't Know About Me."
  • Sports
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
College

College notes: Detroit Mercy hoops to feature almost all-new roster under Mike Davis

College notes: UDM to have almost all-new roster under DavisThere are believed to be just three holdovers on the Detroit Mercy men's basketball team. An official roster should be released later this month.
  • College
  • 5 days, 23 hours ago
More Sports

Sports media: Whitecaps' Dan Hasty named lead voice for UDM basketball

Sports media: Dan Hasty named lead voice for UDM basketballHasty is an up-and-comer in the state broadcasting scene, as voice of the West Michigan Whitecaps. He is a native of Metro Detroit.
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  • 5 days, 10 hours ago
Big Ten

Maryland admits fault in death; DJ Durkin's status TBD

Maryland admits fault in death; DJ Durkin’s status TBDMaryland acknowledged that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept “legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes.”
  • Big Ten
  • 6 days ago
Big Ten

Meyer probe costs $500K but it's about what Ohio State wants

Meyer probe costs $500K but it’s about what Ohio State wantsWhether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to stick with him based on how he’s already been tainted by the scandal.
  • Big Ten
  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
College

Monday’s college football: Ex-OSU assistant Smith faced DUI case

Monday’s college football: Ex-OSU assistant Smith faced DUI caseIn April 2013, Smith pleaded guilty to an amended charge of failure to control and paid a $375 fine.
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  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
College

Drake Harris has high hopes at WMU, ‘never got opportunity’ to shine at Michigan

WMU’s Drake Harris ‘never got opportunity’ to shine at MichiganReceiver Drake Harris is looking forward to his chance to get on the field and produce for Western Michigan.
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  • 1 week ago
Wolverines

UM's Patterson is No. 4 among Yahoo's 'most intriguing' QBs; MSU's Lewerke unranked

UM’s Shea Patterson is No. 4 among Yahoo’s ‘most intriguing’ QBsShea Patterson has yet to officially be named Michigan's starting quarterback, but he's the guy Yahoo!'s Pat Forde would pay to see play.
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  • 1 week ago
Big Ten

McNair lawyer calls for Maryland's DJ Durkin to be fired

McNair lawyer calls for Maryland’s DJ Durkin to be firedThe attorney for the family cited the abusive culture of the program and the team’s failure to properly react after Jordan McNair fell ill on the practice field.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Sports

Metro Detroit community sends local hero Sean English off to Purdue in style

Community sends local hero Sean English off to Purdue in styleSean English stopped to help some strangers, and it cost him his right leg. This weekend, hundreds of strangers returned the favor, helping English, the former U-D Jesuit track-and-field star, fulfill his dream of attending Purdue.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Big Ten

Maryland puts DJ Durkin on leave amid football probe

Maryland puts DJ Durkin on leave amid football probeThe ex-UM defensive coordinator has been put on leave while the school looks into allegations of poor behavior by staff.
  • Big Ten
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
College

EMU notes: Brogan Roback, other ex-Eagles fighting for NFL jobs

EMU notes: Brogan Roback, other ex-Eagles fighting for NFL jobsIf you put stock in training camp depth charts, Eastern Michigan's former players in the NFL are going to be in tussles for jobs.
  • College
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
College

Thursday’s college football: Linemen top NFL prospects list

Thursday’s college football: Linemen top NFL prospects listAllen’s focus and work ethic has made him into one of the best defensive linemen in college football.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Sports

Wayne State, Globetrotters legend 'Jumpin' Johnny Kline dies at 87

Wayne State, Globetrotters legend ‘Jumpin’ Johnny Kline dies at 87A celebration of Kline's life is planned for the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road, on Aug. 25, starting at 10 a.m.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
College

Local college basketball coaches debate sweeping NCAA reforms

Local college basketball coaches debate sweeping NCAA reformsOakland coach Greg Kampe thinks the new regulations are "great," but Western Michigan coach Steve Hawkins isn't quite as sold. The reforms went into effect Wednesday.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
College

Saginaw's Brian Bowen attempts to revive basketball career in Australia

Saginaw’s Brian Bowen attempts to revive basketball career in AustraliaBowen transferred to South Carolina in January following his suspension from Louisville amid the federal probe after news of an alleged payment involving the Cardinals and his father.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
College

Strike a pose! Madonna University to add football in 2020

Strike a pose! Madonna University to add football in 2020It is expected the NAIA school will compete in the Mid-States Football Association. A search for a head coach is under way.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
College

Northwood football player Jacob Van Ittersum comes out as bisexual

Northwood football player, De La Salle alum comes out as bisexualJacob Van Ittersum came out in a tweet in May, then had an essay published Tuesday on the website Outsports.com.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
College

Three ex-Eastern Michigan players on Buccaneers talk about life in NFL

Three ex-Eastern Michigan players on Buccaneers talk about life in NFLWhen the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookies reported for camp, three of coach Chris Creighton's Eastern Michigan players were on the roster – two more than Alabama and Ferris State had, by the way.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Wolverines

Ex-Michigan TE Tyrone Wheatley Jr. transfers to Stony Brook

Ex-Michigan TE Tyrone Wheatley Jr. transfers to Stony BrookTyrone Wheatley Jr., who left Michigan last Thursday, a day before camp opened, will play for Stony Brook this fall.
  • Wolverines
  • 2 weeks ago
Wolverines

Ex-Wolverine QB Wilton Speight hopes to be ‘best guy’ at UCLA

Ex-Wolverine QB Wilton Speight hopes to be ‘best guy’ at UCLAUCLA has a “wide open” quarterback competition that features five quarterbacks, including Wilton Speight.
  • Wolverines
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
College

UM, MSU, other state schools announce 2018 Hall-of-Fame classes

UM, MSU, other state schools announce HOF classesGet to know the newest Hall-of-Famers at UM, MSU, WMU, EMU and CMU. Ceremonies are scheduled for this fall, on home football weekends.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
College

Michigan State No. 12, Michigan No. 14 in preseason coaches poll

MSU No. 12, Michigan No. 14 in preseason coaches pollMichigan State is No. 12, and Michigan is No. 14 in the preseason coaches poll released Thursday.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
High Schools

Michigan State among teams taking notice of Dearborn’s Tommy Guajardo

Michigan State among teams taking notice of Dearborn’s Tommy GuajardoDearborn junior receiver Tommy Guajardo has gained a great deal of confidence after working hard in the weight room and on his game during the offseason, putting himself on the radar of multiple Power Five conference coaches.
  • High Schools
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
College

College notes: Old Horizon League foes highlight UDM's nonconference schedule

Old Horizon League foes headline UDM’s nonconference scheduleThe schedule includes several home games, which isn't the way new coach Mike Davis would've drawn it up.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
High Schools

Detroit Cass Tech star RB Lew Nichols picks Central Michigan

Cass Tech star RB Lew Nichols picks CMULew Nichols, a three-star running back from Detroit Cass Tech, has committed to Central Michigan’s 2019 recruiting class.
  • High Schools
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Lions

Chris Spielman: Ohio State bigger than Urban Meyer

Chris Spielman: Ohio State bigger than Urban MeyerChris Spielman emphasized the seriousness of the issue while also preaching the importance of patience with the fact-finding process.
  • Lions
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Big Ten

Ohio State puts Urban Meyer on paid leave as it investigates Zach Smith case

OSU puts Urban Meyer on paid leaveOhio State head football coach Urban Meyer has been placed on paid administrative leave as the university investigates allegations that Meyer and his wife knew of domestic abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith in 2015.
  • Big Ten
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Golf

Grand Valley golfer Alex Scott shoots 61, wins Michigan Tournament of Champions

Grand Valley golfer shoots 61, wins Tournament of ChampionsAlex Scott, a Grand Valley golfer from Traverse City, shot an 11-under 61 on Wednesday and won the Michigan Tournament of Champions in a playoff over Sam Weatherhead of Grand Rapids.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
High Schools

MHSAA: Versatility trumps specialization when participating in sports

MHSAA: Multiple sports adds game for athletesMHSAA surveys state high schools to check trends in "specialization," saying diversified participation is better training and avoids injuries.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
College

New Oakland AD Steve Waterfield to earn $237K annually on three-year deal

New Oakland AD Steve Waterfield draws $237K salarySteve Waterfield, 46, was hired earlier this month to replace Jeff Konya. He comes from the University of Nebraska.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Big Ten

Tuesday’s college football: Iowa loses player, suspends another

Tuesday’s college football: Iowa loses player, suspends anotherOffensive lineman Tristan Wirfs will be out for season opener after being charged with intoxicated driving.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Sports

Ex-Grand Valley star Marty Carter in critical condition after shooting

Ex-GVSU star Carter shot, in critical conditionMartayveus "Marty" Carter, Grand Valley State's all-time leading rusher, has been hospitalized and is in critical condition after being shot over the weekend.
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  • 3 weeks ago
College

3 from Michigan defense, MSU's Lewerke make Sporting News' top 40

3 from UM ‘D’, MSU’s Lewerke make Sporting News’ top 40Three members of Michigan defense, as well as Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke, are among the Sporting News' top 40 college football players.
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  • 3 weeks ago
High Schools

Dwan Mathis, Sam Johnson lead gifted group of area quarterbacks

Mathis, Johnson lead gifted group of area QBsDwan Mathis and Sam Johnson are seniors and arguably the top quarterbacks in Metro Detroit – if not the entire state.
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  • 3 weeks ago
College

Friday's college football: Saban, Alabama agree to raise, extension

Friday’s college football: Saban, Alabama agree to raise, extensionThe university announced a new eight-year deal worth at least $74.4 million, which would appear to make Nick Saban college football’s highest-paid coach based on annual salary.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
College

College notes: UM's Kim Barnes Arico earns at least $728K under new deal

College notes: Barnes Arico earns at least $728K under new dealThe two-year extension, announced earlier this month, takes Kim Barnes Arico through the 2022-23 season.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Sports

WMU: Tim Lester ready to move on from injury-plagued first season

WMU: Tim Lester moving on from injury-plagued seasonWestern Michigan had 21 players go down with season-ending injuries in his first season as head coach.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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