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Sports: MSU to Honor Heathcote; NFL Starts Tonight

 

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Michigan State legendary basketball coach Jud Heathcote died Aug. 28 in Spokane, Washington, at the age of 90.   Coach Tom Izzo’s team will wear patches throughout the upcoming season to honor his former boss and mentor.

Izzo talked about it on the school’s website.  

“Jud might be gone, but he will live on as a part of our basketball program and our university as we dedicate the upcoming season to his memory. Every time we take the court, the patches on the uniforms will remind us of the man who set a great foundation for anything we accomplish now. I can’t wait for that Tribute Game against Purdue. I look forward to seeing so many of his former players paying their respect to a man to whom they owe so much. I know that weekend will involve amazing stories, laughter and tears.

The Feb. 10 home game against Purdue also has been named the Jud Heathcote Tribute Game. Michigan State says that date coincides with the annual reunion of former Spartans players.

NFL Football

The NFL gets underway tonight as the Patriots host the Chiefs.

The NFL says the Miami Dolphins’ season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be postponed until Nov. 19 because of Hurricane Irma.  Week 11 had been a bye week for both teams.

The Lions start the regular season this Sunday as they host the Arizona Cardinals.  The Cardinals have won the past seven meetings.

Patrick O’Donnell, Tim Kidder and Steve Beck all won tickets to the game on the WBCK Morning Show. Be listening Friday to win two tickets to Sunday’s game at Ford Field.

Tigers      

The Tigers lost to the Royals, 13-2.  The Tigers tied the game at two on an Ian Kinsler home run in the fifth.  Matt Boyd started for Detroit and pitched six innings, allowing two runs and leaving in the 7th with two men on base. Kansas City broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the seventh.  They added seven more in the eighth.   

The Tigers have an off day today.  They head to Toronto this weekend.   Buck Farmer starts for the Tigers.  We’ll bring you the end of the game, following High School Football on 95.3 WBCK.

The Cleveland Indians won their 14th in a row and have and 11 game lead in the Central Division.   Former Tiger Doug Fister gave up one run over 7 innings to lead Boston over Toronto, 6-1.  Boston leads New York by 4 games in the American League East.  Former Tiger Alex Avila’s RBI triple gave the Cubs a 1-0 win over the Pirates and now lead the NL Central by 4 over Milwaukee.  The Dodgers, Nationals and Astros are all running away with their respective divisions.  The D-Backs won their seventh in a row thanks to a two-run homer by former Tiger Cameron Maybin.

MSU

Michigan State hosts WMU this Saturday

Hear the game at 2pm on 95.3 WBCK.  Paula Garrett called in and won a pair of tickets to the game from 95.3 WBCK.  Hear the Mark Dantonio Show Thursday night at 7pm on 95.3 WBCK.

Michigan

Michigan hosts Cincinnati on Saturday.  Hear the game at 11am on 104.9 the Edge.

US Open

For the first time in 36 years, it’ll be an All-American Women’s Quarterfinal at the U.S. Open.   Madison Keys will face No. 20 CoCo Vandeweghe; right after ninth-seeded Venus Williams faces unseeded Sloane Stephens.   Three of the four are African Americans.

In the Men’s Quarterfinal, Juan Martin del Potro will face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.

High School Football

Week 3 of the High School Football season gets going on the radio this Friday night, as Lakeview is at Battle Creek Central.

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