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Independents, we salute you

July 4, 2016 It’s Independence Day, a day to celebrate when we became free and independent of British rule. more »»

Column: Anticipation often doesn't measure up to reality

March 11, 2016 Comedian Lewis Black a couple years ago had an outstanding stand-up routine where he talked about anticipation. Anticipation, he said, was the height of existence. more »»

Column: Jets have every right to be an eight-man team

November 16, 2015 The North Central Jets are in the midst of a successful season to say the least. more »»

Big weekend for Big 10, WCHA, NCHC teams

November 13, 2015 Five Big Ten teams and two of the three U.P. more »»

Will Lions' firings make a difference?

November 7, 2015 For a Lions fan like myself, there are only a couple days throughout the season, or decade that are worth looking forward to — the NFL Draft, and firing day. So Wednesday was like Christmas. more »»

Thanks for the memories

August 15, 2015 With a month and a half remaining until I graduated from Grand Valley State University, I made my way into the office of Ric Wesley, who was the men’s basketball head coach. more »»

How did this ever happen?

August 12, 2015 A funny thing occurred to me Tuesday morning, shortly after I sent the daily sports pages off to our printing press. more »»

Area coaches deserve better

June 19, 2015 A community takes issue. A coach is removed. It’s always been this way, but that doesn’t mean it’s right. It’s a simple request — to let the coaches coach, to let the players pla. more »»

Good times at the Gus Macker

June 15, 2015 GLADSTONE — “What do you mean you won’t shake my hand?” “Forget that. All you do is hack and pus. more »»

Districts impress; you’re up regionals

June 3, 2015 Home runs, superb defense, small ball, smart baserunning, shutdown pitching, and even a triple play. more »»

Jets a perfect storm

March 31, 2015 A storm descended over East Lansing over the weekend, and it's not showing signs of disappating anytime soon.  In any storm, lightning strikes before you hear the thunder. more »»

Washing away the past

January 22, 2015 It’s a moment that will be hard to top the rest of the 2014-15 girls basketball season — the Rapid River Rockets winning their first game in nearly three calendar years, in stunning fashion no le. more »»

This column isn't the greatest

November 26, 2014 Being a journalist, I, probably more than most, hold words in high regar. more »»

Prep schedule

November 26, 2014 Prep calendar Friday’s game State football final Division 8 At Ford Field, Detroit Munising vs. Muskegon Catholic Central, 10 a.m. more »»

Still plenty for Spartans to play for

November 26, 2014 EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Being eliminated from Big Ten title contention doesn’t mean Michigan State has nothing to play for. more »»

A look into the All-U.P. selection process

October 30, 2014 There’s no kind of pressure quite like the pressure of nominating and voting for athletes for the All-U.P. team. Choosing the best players in the Upper Peninsula is a difficult and stressful proces. more »»

Big Ten hits rock bottom

September 13, 2014 Last Saturday’s Michigan beatdown at the hands of Notre Dame was one of the worst football experiences that I can recall. more »»

Preserve football memories

August 28, 2014 There aren't too many things, if any, that I miss from high school. That isn't to say I didn't enjoy my time at Bark River-Harris, or the people in my class, because I did. more »»

Tigers GM reaffirms his genius

August 2, 2014 Dave Dombrowski has done it again. more »»

Don't get your hopes up just yet

July 26, 2014 Forgive me if I take this time of year with an unhealthy degree of skepticism. It’s that dangerous time of year when hope springs eternal for baseball and football fans. more »»

Red Wings no longer a marquee free agent spot

July 4, 2014 I should start off this column by first saying, around halfway through it I started to get nauseous. My throat got dry and I swallowed hard before continuing to write. more »»



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Just say no to drug ads

January 5, 2016 They are inescapable. It seems that one in every three commercials on television is an ad for a prescription drug designed to treat everything from high cholesterol to erectile dysfunction. more »

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