Michigan Responds on Shane Morris Injury

Did Michigan head coach Brady Hoke knowingly keep Quarterback Shane Morris on the field after a head injury?  On Monday, Hoke said based on everything he knows, Morris has a high ankle sprain, but did not suffer a concussion in the loss to Minnesota on Saturday.  Early this morning, athletic director Dave Brandon said that Morris suffered what he called a "probable, mild concussion."  Brandon admitted to multiple failures in communication and stated there would be protocol changes in the future to prevent another situation like this.

Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings blanked the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 last night in preseason play at Joe Louis Arena.  Nick Jenson and Riley Sheahan scored on power plays in the second and third periods and Tomas Jurco added an empty net goal with less than two minutes left.  Petr Mrazek turned aside all 27 shots he faced on goal.   The Wings host the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow night.  Detroit is 3-1-and-1 in exhibition play.

MLB Playoffs 

The American League Wild Card game takes place tonight as the Oakland A's face the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.  Jon Lester takes the mound for Oakland, while KC counters with James Shields.  The A's are in the playoffs for the third straight year, while the Royals are making their first postseason appearance in 29 years.

Tigers

The Tigers face the Orioles in Baltimore on Thursday.

Game 1: Tigers at Orioles, 5:37 p.m. (if the Royals win the AL wild-card game) or 6:07 p.m. (if the Athletics win the AL wild-card game)

Friday, Oct. 3
Game 2: Tigers at Orioles, 12:07 p.m. (if the Giants win the NL wild-card game) or 3:07 p.m. (if the Pirates win the NL wild-card game)

Sunday, Oct. 5
Game 3: Orioles at Tigers, 3:45 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 6
Game 4: Orioles at Tigers, if necessary, time TBD

Wednesday, Oct. 8
Game 5: Tigers at Orioles, if necessary, time TBD

In the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates host the San Francisco Giants in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday. The winner advances to face the NL East champion Washington Nationals on Friday.  The Dodgers host the Cardinals on Friday.

Twins fire Gardenhire

After 13 seasons, Ron Gardenhire is out as manager of the Minnesota Twins. He had one year remaining on the two-year extension he signed last season.

Lions

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria injured his ankle trying to prevent his puppy from peeing in the house. The team says Fauria missed the Lions' game against the Jets on Sunday because he sprained his ankle after missing the bottom two stairs while trying to stop his three-month old dog from going to the bathroom.  Fauria doesn't have a clear timetable on his return yet.

The Lions play the Bills this Sunday in Detroit.   Buffalo is making a change at Quarterback. Veteran signal-caller Kyle Orton will take over for E.J. Manuel.

Monday Night Football

The Chiefs beat the Patriots 41-14 on "Monday Night Football".    Jamaal Charles reached the end zone three times and ran for over 100 yards.  Alex Smith threw for three touchdowns and 248 yards in the win.

The Kansas City Chiefs fans set a new record during the game.  They broke the Guinness world record for crowd noise in an outdoor stadium, registering 142.2 decibels during the second quarter.  The previous record was set last December by Seattle Seahawks fans in a game against the New Orleans Saints.

Volleyball

Harper Creek beat DeWitt in a tough five-game set.  26-24, 25-27, 25-12, 27-29, 15-8.

Olivia Leson with 40 kills, 14 digs and three aces; Charley Andrews had 17 kills and 18 digs;

Pennfield 3, Kalamazoo Christian 2.  It was 25-20, 21-25, 24-26, 25-22, 15-7. Kaley Jackson with 13 assists; Alexis Stephenson had 13 kills;

Boys’ Soccer

Lakeview 2, Plainwell 0.  Lakeview’s Jaden Sebring and Austin Anderson scored goals. Jake Herbers made six saves in goal.

Harper Creek 0, Coldwater 0 in double overtime.  Jack Bohannon made 8 saves for the Beavers.

Marshall 2, Jackson Northwest 1.  Garrett Surls with two goals for Marshall.

College Football

The No. 10 Spartans start Big Ten play this Saturday night against the league’s only unbeaten team, Nebraska.  The No. 19 Cornhuskers are 5-0, and 1-0 in conference play.   MSU dropped a notch in the rankings, despite a 56-14 win over Wyoming.   You can win two tickets to this Saturday’s game in East Lansing on line at wbckfm dot com and registered.   We’ll draw the winner tomorrow afternoon.

Also this Saturday night, Michigan plays at Rutgers.

Western Michigan is at Toledo, Hope visits Albion, and Olivet is at Adrian.

Pistons

The Detroit Pistons and new head coach Stan Van Gundy begin training camp today.

In the off-season, Detroit drafted Spencer Dinwiddie, signed free agents Jodie Meeks, Caron Butler, D.J. Augustin, Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray.

Gray will miss training camp after suffering a cardiac episode following a workout late last month.  He has undergone an evaluation and will be reassessed to determine a timetable for his return to the team.

Restricted free agent Greg Monroe also signed a one-year qualifying offer over the summer.

Detroit hosts Chicago in the preseason opener October 7th and will start the regular season October 29th in Denver.

 

 

Athlete of the Week

Go on line today to nominate our WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week!  We want to salute local kids who are working hard both on and off the field, and it’s easy to nominate someone you think is deserving of an award.  The winner will get mentioned on WBCK and at wbckfm.com and also get a trophy from Recognition Inc. in Battle Creek.  We’ll announce a new WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week each Wednesday.

 

Win Tickets to WMU/Toledo

WMU hosts Toledo on Saturday October 4th at Waldo Stadium and you can win tickets ON LINE at wbckfm.com.  Just go there now and click to register and you could win!   But you’ve got to do it soon, because we’ll announce the winners starting next Wednesday October 1st.

Bowling Night

Join us at Knotkes Tuesday at 6 for a free game of bowling and hang out with our crew.  Then come out every Tuesday for our 11-week bowling league!

Win a $100 Finley’s Grill & Smokehouse BBQ Tailgate Party!

You can still register for our next tailgate party from Finley’s for the Marshall-Harper Creek Game on October 17th, and we’ll have one for the MSU/Michigan game too!