The Lions beat the Bears 34-17.  The Bears jumped out to a 14-3 lead after a quarter, but it was all Detroit after that.  Calvin Johnson hauled in 11 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Matthew Stafford completed 34 out of 45 passes for 390 yards and two touchdowns. Joique Bell averaged four yards a carry, running for 91 yards and two touchdowns. The Lions racked up 474 yards of offense and the defense intercepted Jay Cutler twice. The 8-4 Lions host Tampa Bay a week from Sunday.


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The Eagles beat the Cowboys 33-10 to take over first place in the NFC East.

The Seahawks beat the 49ers 19-3.

College Basketball

Michigan State beat Rider 77-45 at the Orlando Classic. MSU raced to a 10-point lead in the first eight minutes and went into the break ahead by 21. Denzel Valentine scored 19 points and Bryn Forbes added 15. The Spartans plays Marquette tonight.  Broadcast time is 8pm on WBCK, and the final game  in Orlando will be on Sunday. The WMU Broncos lost to Long Beach State, 73-55.

The Michigan Wolverines take on Nicholls State tomorrow in Ann Arbor.

Red Wings
The Red Wings skate against the Devils in New Jersey tonight.

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at the Palace, as Detroit tries to break a 6 game losing streak.    They’re 3-12 on the season so far.  Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings could be a game time decision with a sprained thumb. Golden State comes in for a game on Sunday.   The Lakers are at the Palace on Tuesday.

College Football

Western Michigan hosts Northern Illinois at 11am on Military Appreciation Day at Waldo Stadium.   WMU, Northern Illinois and Toledo are all 6-1 in the MAC and tied for the division lead.  Toledo plays at Eastern Michigan today.

The Michigan Wolverines are at Ohio State Buckeyes tomorrow.   It’s a must-win for the Wolverines to have any hope of a bowl invite, and some speculate that it could be Brady Hoke’s last game as head coach.   Broadcast time 11am on Mix 104.9 WBXX.

Michigan State visits Penn State tomorrow afternoon.  Hear the game at 2pm on WBCK.

NABF Meeting Sunday

Should Battle Creek host the NABF World series this August?  That’s to be decided at a public meeting Sunday at Full Blast.  The 11:30 meeting will see a discussion and vote on the proposed contract to host the  NABF World Series August 5-9 at Bailey Park.  All SMABA members are encouraged to attend and the meeting is open to the public.