Game Balls Week 2: Our weekly high school hoops honor roll

December 16, 2012 in Game Balls, High School

Welcome to a new weekly feature at BallinMichigan. Every Sunday, we’ll do this ‘honor roll’ post highlighting some of the top high school performances from around the state during the [...]

Magic Johnson, Mateen Cleaves, Glen Rice, Shane Battier among NCAA’s top 75 players in March Madness history

December 11, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes As part of its celebration of 75 years of March Madness this year, the NCAA released a list of its top 75 players in March Madness history [...]

Game Balls Week 1: Our weekly high school hoops honor roll

December 9, 2012 in Game Balls, High School

Welcome to a new weekly feature at BallinMichigan. Every Sunday, we’ll do this ‘honor roll’ post highlighting some of the top high school performances from around the state during the [...]

2012-13 Flint area high school basketball preview

December 3, 2012 in High School

In our college basketball previews last month, we were able to take a close-up look at every college team in the state. Obviously, with mainly a staff of one right now, [...]

Should Michigan State retire Terry Furlow’s jersey?

November 28, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Earlier this year, Steve Finamore wrote a great story about one of the most underrated players the state of Michigan has produced, the late Terry Furlow. Eric [...]

Mateen Cleaves talks anti-bullying, also will be inducted into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

November 14, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Former Michigan State Spartans Mateen Cleaves, who played at Flint Northern, and Steve Smith, who played at Detroit Pershing, are among the inductees in this year’s class [...]

Former Michigan coach Bill Frieder discusses his Flint roots

November 7, 2012 in Division I, High School

By Patrick Hayes Before Bill Frieder became the coach at Michigan — and was famously forced out at Michigan by Bo Schembechler for flirting with the Arizona State job and [...]

Video: Mateen Cleaves takes the Big Ten Network to Flint

October 24, 2012 in Professional, Video

Flint Northern and Michigan State great Mateen Cleaves took a Big Ten Network film crew to Flint as part of BTN’s LiveBIG series. Cleaves talks about the many problems his [...]

Video: Mateen Cleaves speaks at Gerald R. Ford Middle School in Grand Rapids

October 10, 2012 in Professional, Video

Video of Flint Northern and Michigan State basketball great Mateen Cleaves speaking to kids at Gerald R. Ford Middle School in Grand Rapids to help them celebrate receiving a Gold Award [...]

Tom Izzo on Mateen Cleaves: “Once he has your back, he is a rock for you”

October 6, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Former Flint Northern and Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves was recently honored with the Patrick J. McGinnis Community Hero Award by the Boys and Girls Club of [...]