Sports: Wings, Pistons, Big Ten action Tonight
The Red Wings host the Blues tonight. Petr Mrazek will get the start in goal. The Red Wings will be without forward Drew Miller and defenseman Niklas Kronwall due to injuries. Miller's season is likely over after undergoing surgery to repair his left ACL and torn meniscus and he is expected to be out between four and six months.
Kronwall had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair a knee issue and could be sidelined for up to a month. According to head coach Jeff Blashill, Kronwall had a procedure done on the same knee a few years ago and has been playing with pain this season.
The Pistons, 22-and-19 on the season, are back in action tonight when they start a four-game road trip with a stop in Houston. The Pistons will also visit the New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz before returning home.
Ohio beat Western Michigan 82-64 on Tuesday night.
Akron beat Eastern Michigan 92-88.
Northern Illinois held off Central Michigan 75-70.
Number-11 Michigan State (16-3, 3-3) hosts Nebraska (11-8, 3-3) tonight in big ten basketball action. #11 Michigan State hosts Nebraska tonight. Broadcast time is 5:30pm on WBCK.
The Michigan Wolverines (13-5, 3-2) will play host to Minnesota (6-12, 0-6) tonight. Tip-off at the Crisler Center is 8:30 p.m.
Schwarts gets Philly Job
The Philadelphia Eagles are hiring former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz as their next defensive coordinator. He spent 2015 as a consultant for the NFL's officiating department. Schwartz guided the Buffalo Bills' defense to an NFL-best 54 sacks in 2014. The 49-year-old spent five seasons as head coach of the Lions.
This Sunday, New England is at Denver at 3pm, and Arizona is at Carolina at 6:40pm in the Conference Championship games, to see who plays in Super Bowl 50.
Sturgis beat the visiting Lakeview Spartans 49-44 in a game heard on WBCK.
Marshall defeated Charlotte, 82-78, in overtime to go 7-2 on the season. Jacob Brubaker led Marshall with 29 points and nine rebounds.
Climax, now ranked 5th in the state, beat Calhoun Christian 80-25. Dallas Froberg had 18.
Parma Western 59, Harper Creek 49.
Jackson Northwest 55, Pennfield 44.
Marshall Academy 63, Factoryville 26.
Loy Norrix 73, Gull Lake 46.
Union City 49, Reading 35.
Delton Kellogg 71, Martin 52. Cogan McCoy with 23.
Bellvue 82, Litchfield 43.
Olivet 79, East Jackson 68.
Concord 68, Athens 39.
Union City 49, Reading 35
Tonight…. Battle Creek Central is at St. Joseph
Marshall moves to 9-1 with a 56-12 win over Charlotte. The Redhawks just got an honorable mention in state rankings. Gerogianna Pratley had 13 for Marshall.
Jackson NW 52, Pennfield 33.
Climax-Scotts 67, Calhoun Christian 14. Taylor Macomber with 19.
Martin 37, Delton Kellogg 36.
Olivet 58, Galesburg-Augusta 16.
Wednesday marks 30 Days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland.
The Associated Press (AP) and Michigan Radio Network contributed to this report.