The Links: The surprising Darius Morris and the leadership of Keith Appling

December 2, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state, a day late this week because of the holiday weekend. Chris Webber is writing an autobiography that could include his side [...]

Jimmy King and the ‘Cultures of Basketball’

November 28, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Friend of the site Yago Colas, the University of Michigan professor who developed the ‘Cultures of Basketball’ course, has an excellent piece at The Classical on former [...]

Jalen Rose calls Michigan’s Fab Five the original Miami Heat

October 22, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Detroit native Jalen Rose was on the B.S. Report with Bill Simmons last week and, as Rose always is in that format, he was highly entertaining. You [...]

Chris Webber, Emmy Award-winning ‘Hoop Dreams’ director team up to form new production company

October 19, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Chris Webber and Peter Gilbert, who was the award-winning producer/director of amazing basketball documentary Hoop Dreams, recently announced they’ve formed a partnership to launch a new multi-media [...]

Will the Washington Wizards regret trading Flint native JaVale McGee?

October 6, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Kyle Weidie and his colleagues at Washington Wizards blog Truth About It have been doing a really interesting rundown that ranks all of the players who have [...]

The Links: Detroit Mercy will play Syracuse and is Chris Webber a Hall of Famer?

September 16, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. Saginaw native and former Notre Dame star Tory Jackson almost ‘fell off his couch’ when learning that Notre Dame would move [...]

Looking back on Chris Webber’s rocky rookie season

September 7, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Many Michigan fans still have a bit of an uncomfortable relationship with Chris Webber, but another fanbase, the Golden State Warriors, watched their team experience a rocky [...]

Grant Long, Loy Vaught, Mark Macon and hometown reunions with the Detroit Pistons

August 27, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes The Detroit Pistons have a long list of in-state college and high school players who have played for the team in recent years, including Chris Webber, Mateen [...]

The Links: Saginaw Valley State hosting open tryouts, Horizon League schedules are out and Michigan and Michigan State all-time programs ranked by ESPN

August 26, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. Will regional re-alignment help Calvin find regional games? (Forever Faithful) Eastern Michigan ‘All-Access’ is going to premiere on Fox Sports Detroit. [...]

The ballers’ rapper, Jon Connor

August 18, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes I wrote about Flint hip hop artist Jon Connor a couple years back at the Flint Journal, and one of the reasons I wanted to write that [...]