Impressive roster of players assembled for Michigan State alumni game

December 10, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Michigan State will host an alumni game at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Jenison Fieldhouse, and the rosters for the game (although they are subject to [...]

Hoop Convos: John Girdwood discusses ‘Our Dreams’ film

December 10, 2012 in Cover Story, Hoop Convos, Professional, Video

There are few things better than getting philosophical about the game of basketball. In ‘Hoop Convos,’BallinMichigan will do just that, engaging in (hopefully) meaningful, free-flowing conversations with compelling writers and thinkers [...]

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (@TheMadAnts) hosting open tryouts in Michigan

September 7, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Bobcats, are hosting an open tryout in Southfield, [...]

Jackson C.C.’s James Johnson transfers to Livingstone College

June 25, 2012 in Cover Story, Division II, JUCO

By Patrick Hayes Jackson Community College standout James Johnson will finish his college basketball career at Livingstone College, a Division II school in North Carolina. Johnson, a Saginaw Heritage graduate, [...]

Can the historic Flint Pro-Am be revived?

June 7, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes In my introductory post when BallinMichigan launched, I mentioned that one of my greatest disappointments in my short newspaper career is that by the time I’d made [...]

EPIC NIGHT! Flint Northern vs. Powers Catholic, Feb. 2, 2010

May 4, 2012 in Cover Story, EPIC NIGHT!, High School

Welcome to our newest BallinMichigan series, ‘EPIC NIGHT!’ This recurring feature will be a first-person account of some of the greatest high school basketball games that we’ve witnessed firsthand. I [...]