Tigers Spring Training

The Detroit Tigers 2015 Winter Caravan continues today around Michigan.  The team will wrap up its winter schedule with Tigerfest tomorrow at Comerica Park.  28 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in Lakeland.

 

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College Basketball

The Michigan State Spartans women lost to #7 Maryland, 85-56.  Aerial Powers scored 28 for the Spartans.  The Spartans fall to 9-10 and 1-7 in the Big Ten.

The MSU men travel to Nebraska on Saturday.  Broadcast time is 3pm on WBCK.

Michigan will tip off against Wisconsin at the Crisler Center Saturday.

Western Michigan hosts Akron this Saturday at 2pm at Read Field House.

EMU is at CMU this Saturday at 2pm.

Red Wings

The Red Wings return to the ice next Tuesday in Florida, when they face off against the Panthers.  Detroit heads into the All-Star break in second place in the Atlantic Division, one game behind the Tampa Bay Lightning. The All Star game is Sunday in Columbus.  Goalie Jimmy Howard was the only player from Detroit selected as an All Star, but he will not participate because of an injury.  Detroit will be the only NHL team without a representative at the game. The NHL skills competition is tomorrow.

West Michigan Wolves

The West Michigan Wolves Jr. Hockey team plays in Chicago tonight, in second place, 2 points behind the Wisconsin Whalers.  West Michigan heads back to Wisconsin for Saturday and Sunday battles against La Crosse.  They have 11 regular season games remaining.

Pistons

The Pistons play in Milwaukee on Saturday night and in Toronto on Sunday.

Enos Leaves CMU

Dan Enos has resigned as Central Michigan's head football coach. Enos says he’ll take the offensive coordinator job at Arkansas.  Enos spent the past five seasons at the helm of the Chippewas, leading them to two bowl games and a 26-36 overall record. He was a four-year letterman and a two-year starter at quarterback for Michigan State in the late 80’s.

Gordon to Retire

One of the most recognized names in NASCAR says he will end his full-time driving career.   Jeff Gordon, third all-time in Sprint Cup victories, announced Thursday that 2015 will be his last season.   Gordon has spent his entire 23-year-career driving the 24 car for Hendrick Motorsports. Along the way, Gordon has picked up 92 race wins.

High School Basketball

Thursday, January 22nd

Union City 59, Jonesville 39 (UC 7-1) Jalen Boes had 17.

In girls’ action, North Adams-Jerome beat Tekonsha, 45-22.

Boys Basketball

Loy Norrix is at Battle Creek Central   (BCC 4-6)

Lakeview is at Gull Lake   (L 1-6, GL 0-8)

Pennfield is at Jackson Lumen Christi   (P 6-2)

Climax-Scotts is at St. Philip   (C-S 8-1, St. P 6-3)

Tonight….Marshall at Harper Creek….7:06pm on WBCK.

Calhoun Christian is at Marshall Academy   (CC 1-6)

Bellevue is at Colon   (Be 5-3)

Athens is at Bronson   (Br 1-6)

Comstock is at Delton   (D 3-4)

Galesburg-Augusta is at Parchment   (G-A 1-8)

Quincy is at Homer   (Q 7-0, Ho 6-3)

Maple Valley is at Perry   (MV 1-5)

Olivet is at Stockbridge   (O 4-4)

Jackson Christian is at Tekonsha   (T 2-6)

Girls Basketball

Loy Norrix is at Battle Creek Central   (BCC 4-6)

Lakeview is at Gull Lake   (L 4-3, GL 5-5)

Marshall is at Harper Creek   (Ma 9-1, HC 5-4)

Pennfield is at Jackson Lumen Christi   (P 5-4)

Climax-Scotts is at St. Philip   (C-S 8-2, St. P 9-2)

Calhoun Christian is at Marshall Academy   (CC 5-5)

Springport is at Athens   ( 6-3)

Bellevue is at Colon   (Be 3-5)

Comstock is at Delton   (D 2-6)

Galesburg-Augusta is at Parchment   (G-A 8-3)

Maple Valley is at Perry   (MV 2-7)

Olivet is at Stockbridge   (O 6-3)

Quincy is at Homer   (Q 1-8)

Union City is at Jonesville   (UC 2-9)

Sunday, January 24th

Girls Basketball

Litchfield is at Tekonsha   (T 2-5)

Lions in London

The NFL has announced three more games to be played in London, England next season.  Miami will host the New York Jets October 4th, Jacksonville plays host to Buffalo October 25th, and Detroit will be the away-team against Kansas City November 1st.

Pro Bowl

Hall of Famers Chris Carter and Michael Irvin chose sides for Sunday’s Pro Bowl.

Quarterback Andrew Luck of Indianapolis went No. 1 to Team Carter. Irvin chose Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo as No. 2.  They were the only two quarterbacks left from the original Pro Bowl roster. The other six bowed out, which opened up a spot for the Lions’ Matthew Stafford. The other Lions at the game will be Golden Tate, Calvin Johnson, Glover Quin and Ndamukong Suh, but Johnson won’t play.  The NFL scrapped its AFC vs. NFC format and went to the current system a year ago. The game is being played for one year in Glendale, Arizona, site of next week's Super Bowl, and will return to Hawaii next season.