College Basketball

MSU beat Iowa 75-61.  Travis Trice led the Spartans with 25 points and hit 7 of 8 from 3-point range. Denzel Valentine had 18 with 8 rebounds.  Branden Dawson scored 14 and had 15 rebounds. The Spartans host Northwestern on Sunday.  We’ll have a chance for you to win tickets coming up.

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Michigan hosts Minnesota on Saturday at 1 pm. We’ll have a chance for you to win tickets coming up.  Former Michigan player Jon Horford who transferred to Florida has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.

Buffalo is at Western Michigan Saturday at 1pm.

CMU is at Ball State at 4:30 Saturday.

EMU is at Miami of Ohio.

Pistons

The will host the red-hot Atlanta Hawks tonight at The Palace, as they go for 8 straight wins. The Pistons have recalled rookie guard Spencer Dinwiddie from Grand Rapids of the NBA D-League.   Dinwiddie played four games with the Drive after being sent down by the Pistons last week.  The Pistons host Brooklyn on Saturday night.

Red Wings

The Red Wings are in Washington on Saturday night.  The Detroit Red Wings have recalled Teemu Pulkkinen from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins and placed Johan Franzen on injured reserve.  Pulkkinen has 20 goals in 33 games for the Griffins this season and is second in the AHL with 39 points.  Franzen suffered an upper body injury Tuesday in Edmonton and did not play against Calgary Wednesday night.

High School Basketball

Here’s the schedule, subject to change due to the weather:

Harper Creek at Pennfield, our scheduled radio game at 7:06 on WBCK.

Lakeview at K-Central

GullLakeatBattle CreekCentral

Marshallat Lumen Christi

Will Carleton at Calhoun Christian

Coldwater Delton Kellogg at Parchment

MapleValleyat Stockbridge

MarshallAcademyat Barry Co. Christian

K-Christian at Olivet

Girls Basketball

GullLakeat B.C. Central

Harper Creek at Pennfield

Lakeview at K-Central

Bellevueat St. Philip

Marshallat Lumen Christi

Will Carleton at Calhoun Christian

Jonesville at Athens

Bronson at Mendon

Climax-Scotts at Camden-Frontier

Jackson NW at Coldwater

Delton Kellogg at Parchment

Reading at Homer

MapleValleyat Stockbridge

Marshall Academy at Barry Co. Christian

K-Christian at Olivet

Union CityatQuincy

Litchfield at Tekonsha

Big Ten Coaching Changes

University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh has named D.J. Durkin as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the Wolverines.  Durkin has spent the last five seasons with the University of Florida.    He also spent three seasons with Harbaugh at Stanford.

Fox Sports is reporting that Michigan State is expected to hire former Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mark Snyder for its defensive staff vacancy. Coach Mark Dantonio said earlier this week he planned to hire an assistant coach who could work with the front seven of his defense, linemen and linebackers,that was also well-versed in special teams.

Snyder, 50, certainly fits the bill, as he has an extensive coaching background that includes nine years as an assistant in the Big Ten, from 1996-2004 at Minnesota and Ohio State.  The Spartans promoted secondary coach Harlon Barnett and linebackers coach Mike Tressel to co-defensive coordinator positions when defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi was hired as Pitt's head coach.  Barnett was also named MSU's assistant head coach.

NABF World Series Meeting

The SMABA, the NABF World Series tournament committee will be hosting a meeting for preparation for the NABF World Series on January 10th. The meeting will be held at Jack Pearls Team Sports and will begin at 10:30 AM. The meeting is open to anyone interested in assisting with the World Series. The 102nd NABF World Series will be August 5-9 at the Bailey Park Complex.

NFL Playoffs

On Saturday:

Baltimoreis atNew Englandat 4:30pm

Carolina is at Seattle…

Dallas is at Green Bay on Sunday at 1.

Indianapolis at Denver on Sunday at 4:20.

Football Playoff

Ohio State and Oregon are set to clash for the irst-ever College Football Playoff national championship on Monday night. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, who coached against both teams this season, has been tapped by ESPN to participate in the network's coverage.

Tigers Spring Training

42 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in

Lakeland.