Monthly Archives: September 2008

Hoops staying (and coming) home

The MHSAA announced today that the boys basketball finals will remain at the Breslin Center through 2011, and that the girls will return to East Lansing in 2010. Here are the details that will also be in Wednesday’s newspaper outlining … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the electronic notebook

We haven’t done this for a while, and I’ve got some info on Al Horford, C.J. Griffin, and an explanation on our online stats package.

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Get Ranked

Now that we’re a few weeks into the state rankings, here are some teams I hope get the notice they deserve. And please let us know what you think too.

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Another vote for patience

Look at the Grand Ledge football team and coach Matt Bird now!

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(Too much to) Pay to Play

This week’s prep poll asks if the troublesome economy has led to less high school sports participation this year. Is it too obvious an answer?

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Tommie Boyd will be back

And that was the right move by the Lansing School District for an Eastern football program that has had enough disorder over the last decade.

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Sporting Survey

This week’s State Journal reader prep poll (see below in this column) doesn’t have the usual positive lean. But I’ve been wanting to ask this question for a while: In which high school sport do you witness the worst sportsmanship?

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A different way of thinking (and so far, I’m not a fan)

Over the weekend, I was presented with an intriguing theory for managing high school athletes.

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Boys basketball belongs in Lansing

The MHSAA’s contract with the Breslin Center for the boys basketball finals is up after this winter, and some new venues have been thrown around. Let’s throw that idea away and make sure these stay in our backyard.

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Great Interstate Football Debate

Below is a commentary from MHSAA executive director Jack Roberts on out-of-state football showcases, something in which Michigan teams are not allowed to partake. It makes some great points, and generally I agree. But I’m sure there are many of … Continue reading

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