Sports: Wings Blast the Kings
The Red Wings beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2. The Wings had a 4-0 lead in the first period. Gustav Nyquist scored twice in the period on power plays. Pavel Datsyuk had two goals. Tomas Tatar had the other Wings’ goal. The Red Wings will be without forward Stephen Weiss for at least another week. He has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury. Weiss was hurt during a minor league conditioning assignment with the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday. The Wings head to Buffalo on Sunday at 5.
Brandon Out at U of M
Embattled University of Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday. U-M president Mark Schlissel made the announcement at a news conference Friday afternoon. Schlissel says they have heard complaints from the fan base loud and clear and are responding accordingly. But he also had good things to say about Brandon’s work at U of M. Jim Hackett, who played under Bo Schembechler and spent 19 years as CEO of Grand Rapids-based office furniture maker Steelcase, will fill the job on an interim basis. Schlissel said he would begin searching for Brandon's replacement immediately.
In college football,Michiganhosts the Indiana Hoosiers today. The Wolverines are 3-and-5 on the season. The Hoosiers come in at 3-and-4. Broadcast time is 2:30 on Mix 104.9 WBXX.
Michigan State is off this week, getting ready to face Ohio State a week from Saturday in East Lansing.
CMU is at EMU. WMU at Miami of Ohio.
The Pistons’ home opener is tonight against Brooklyn. Detroitwill get Greg Monroe back, after he starts the season serving a two-game suspension after allegations a drinking and driving incident. The Pistons are 0-2 under new coach Stan Van Gundy.
High School Football
Lakeview 14, Mattawan 7. After a scoreless first half, Spartans running back Dre'On Kemp had an 80-yard touchdown run to put them ahead 7-0. Lakeview would score on a two-yard run by Skylar Nichols after a Mattawan botched punt to earn the 14-7 win. Lakeview hosts (7-3) Portage Northern next week
Harper Creek 27, Plainwell 7. Coleton Swims rushed for 198 yards and four touchdowns. Harper Creek is at (7-3) Eaton Rapids next week
Climax-Scotts 22, Pittsford 8. Climax-Scotts takes on Colon(5-3) or Mendon (8-1) - Saturday 1pm
St. Philip 58, Waldron 12. Nick Hurst ran for 303 yards and 6 touchdowns. St. Philip takes on Portland St. Patrick (8-1) or Lawrence (9-0) - Saturday 7pm
Hudson36, Homer 14
Pewamo-Westphalia 39, Union City7
Stockbridge at Olivet at 1pm. Winner goes to Lansing Catholic (10-0) next week.
Colon at Mendon at 1pm.
The Detroit Tigers made several moves on Friday, saying goodbye to outfielder Andy Dirks and keeping relief pitcher Joakim Soria. The Blue Jays picked up Dirks on waivers. The team is exercising a 7 million dollar option to keep 30 year old Soria in the bullpen. They gave up two prospects for him late in the season, but he only pitched in 13 games forDetroit. The Tigers also out righted the contracts of Evan Reed and Don Kelly to Triple A Toledo, and put outfielder Wynton Bernard from Single A West Michigan on the 40 man roster. The Tigers extended one-year qualifying offers to right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer and designated hitter Victor Martinez. They have until November 10th at 5 p.m. ET to accept or decline the qualifying offers. With declined qualifying offers, the Tigers would receive an additional selection at the end of the first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft should Scherzer or Martinez sign with another major league team. Bernard, 24, batted .323 with 91 runs scored, 30 doubles, six triples, six home runs and 47 RBI over 131 games with West Michigan in 2014. He was named the Midwest League Most Valuable Player for 2014, after leading the league in batting average (.323) and hits (164). The Tigers also reinstated pitchers Luke Putkonen, Bruce Rondon and Drew VerHagen and shortstop Jose Iglesias from the disabled list. Lefty Patrick McCoy was grabbed by the Orioles on waivers. The Tigers 40-man roster is now at 36.
The Chase heads toTexasfor the second of three races in the Eliminator Round. Matt Kenseth won the pole for the AAA Texas 500 by the slimmest of margins over Jeff Gordon, while Tony Stewart set a new track qualifying record with a lap at 200 mph during Friday's qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.
The NFC North leading Lions are off this week and host the Dolphins November 9th.
The MSU Hockey team loses its fourth straight, 1-0 toFerrisState.
Billy Hurley posted his second 67 in as many days on Friday and he grabbed a 2-shot lead at the halfway point of the CIMB Classic inKuala Lumpur,Malaysia.
InbeeParkshot 3-under 69 on Saturday and that helped her extend her lead to four strokes after three rounds of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship inTaipei,Taiwan.
Growlers Name Travis Wade Manager
The Kalamazoo Growlers have namedClimax-ScottsHigh Schoolgraduate Travis Wade as its manager for the 2015 Northwoods League season. Wade pitched collegiately atKelloggCommunity Collegebefore transferring toEasternMichiganUniversity. The 39-year-old began his professional career as a member of the 1997 Kalamazoo Kodiacs of the Independent League. He played on the 1999 Michigan Battle Cats of the Class-A Midwest League, as a member of a pitching staff that included former Major League stars Johan Santana and Roy Oswalt.
The WMU Broncos host EMU on November 15th. Win tickets at wbckfm.com
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. inBattle Creek. We’ll announce a new WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week each Wednesday.
Join us at Nottke's Tuesday nights at 6 and hang out with the radio crew on the WBCK/Mix 104.9 Bowling Night. It’s just $10 bucks a person whenever you show up and shoes are included. Come out and join us in the gutter! It’s the WBCK (Mix 104.9) Bowling Night. This Tuesday, at 6 at Nottke's onWest Columbia.