Michigan State alums miss playing, but above all miss the camaraderie

December 14, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes The big alumni game at Jenison Fieldhouse featuring several greats from Michigan State‘s past is tonight, and Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News talked to a few [...]

Video: Michiganders Glen Rice, Steve Smith reflect on time with the Miami Heat

December 12, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes It’s easy to forget where the Miami Heat started considering their star-studded last few years that have included players like Shaquille O’Neal, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and [...]

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 [...]

Michigan’s gift to Miami: Six of the 25 best players in Heat history are from Michigan

October 23, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes The state of Michigan has several ties to the Miami Heat franchise. As the team celebrates its 25th year in existence, here are the Michiganders who cracked [...]

Charles ‘Cha Cha’ Tucker sought advice from Mateen Cleaves, Steve Smith before transferring

September 11, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes A favorite for the 2013 Michigan Mr. Basketball Award is no longer in the running after Lansing Eastern point guard Charles ‘Cha Cha’ Tucker has enrolled at [...]

The Links: Dan Majerle is a famous GIF and JaVale McGee has impressed The Dream

August 19, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. ‘Wonder’ Dan Majerle, Central Michigan legend and No. 1 seed in SB Nation’s GIF Tournament II. (SB Nation) Two future Olivet [...]

The Links: More reflections on Dan Roundfield, legends returning to Michigan State and Chris Douglas-Roberts’ fancy car

August 12, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news worth mentioning from around the state. A review of Draymond Green‘s performance this summer. (Comcast Bay Area) Dan Roundfield‘s former coach at Central Michigan talks [...]

Steve Smith talks about the Detroit Pershing tradition at Michigan State

June 26, 2012 in Division I, Professional

By Patrick Hayes Diamond Leung of MLive has a story that features Michigan State and Detroit Pershing alum Steve Smith discussing current Pershing Spartans Keith Appling and Derrick Nix: All [...]

1987 Michigan Mr. Basketball Remix

June 1, 2012 in Cover Story, High School, Mr. Basketball Remix

Regularly, BallinMichigan.com will look back at the yearly Mr. Basketball award with the benefit of hindsight. These posts will look back at the top five finishers at the time, provide [...]