GRAND HAVEN TWP. — It had been 693 days since Grand Haven’s last OK Red football victory, on their way to a playoff berth.
Free Press writer Rainer Sabin answers three questions after Michigan football defeated Washington, 31-10, Saturday in Ann Arbor.
EAST LANSING — Michigan State football head coach Mel Tucker rotated his defensive and offensive linemen liberally at Northwestern. Not so much so at other positions.
SPRING LAKE TWP. – For the first 24 minutes on Friday night, Grabinski Field was swelling with adversity – the Lakers were tested and were searching for a breakthrough on a night honoring the third class of Spring Lake athletic Hall of Famers.
Grand Haven's annual Bucs Pride football game took place Friday night at Gene Rothi Field. Survivors took a lap before the game, then the Buccaneer players wore purple jerseys featuring the names of those who have battled cancer.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — After running solely as a fundraiser last year, the annual Bucs’ Pride football game on Friday night will have an extra-special meaning for a pair of Grand Haven players.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas chapter of the NAACP and a group of students have filed a federal civil rights complaint against the University of Texas for its continued use of school song “The Eyes of Texas,” which has racist elements in its past.
DETROIT — A suburban Detroit mortgage company led by a former Michigan State walk-on will pay $500 a month to all football players and members of the men’s basketball team.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari said he contracted COVID-19 after being vaccinated, but pointed out he is relieved the shot did its job in leaving him with mild symptoms.
It’s almost as if the NFL is emulating college football heading into the 2021 season. Yes, the Buccaneers are the defending champions and the Packers deservedly have title aspirations.
After a much-needed long weekend, student-athletes can settle in and prepare for the long grind of the school day and spending time with friends and teammates on their teams.
SPRING LAKE — Whatever questions there were about game speed, about readiness, Spring Lake answered them in six plays on Thursday night.
ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State’s 2021 season-opening football game versus Edinboro scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m., has now been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols within the Edinboro football program.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. – There have been plenty of reasons why Grand Haven football seemed to be behind the 8-ball over the past year.
Two weeks ago, Muskegon Orchard View’s decision not to field a varsity football team had a knock-on effect. In turn, it’s created a Week 1 headache for Spring Lake.
Grand Haven's football program held its photo day Saturday, followed with an open practice and an intrasquad scrimmage. The Buccaneers open their season Thursday, Sept. 26 at home against Reeths-Puffer.
MUSKEGON — In a highly-anticipated district final nine months ago, then-junior quarterback Elliot Riegler was thrown into a situation as tough as can be faced on a football field.
FRUITPORT — Developing a team dynamic was one problem that by their own admission, Fruitport football never really seemed to solve last season.
SPRING LAKE — In the midst of a season where uncertainty was the name of the game, winning in the state playoffs provides crucial momentum for any program.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — There may not be many worse times to install new systems in football than the middle of a pandemic that forces learning online.
Spring Lake's football and soccer teams commenced their seasons on Monday, aiming to build off promising playoff appearances from last year. Both teams will feature heavy senior classes this year, as they begin their regular season in just a few short weeks.
It’s been about a year since a dark cloud hung over Michigan’s high school sports calendar. As teams began fall practices in 2020, there was apprehension in the air: Would the fall season be affected by COVID-19? Would it be played at all?
Ashton Lepo has been head and shoulders taller than his classmates for a long time. He was taller than his dad early on in middle school, and that came in handy on multiple occasions.
Jahlani Tavai’s future with the Detroit Lions seems murky as a scheme-specific linebacker who has struggled in his first two NFL seasons.
Even if you haven’t seen the rumors and speculation the Detroit Lions are interested in trading down from the No. 7 pick in the first round of the NFL Draft, you probably could have reached the conclusion by following common sense.
CHICAGO (AP) — An off-campus shooting left two Central Michigan University students, including quarterback John Keller, hospitalized Sunday for gunshot wounds.
Growing up in the state of Michigan, it's hard not to keep up with its most famous football programs. Thousands of fans pack the stands each weekend, and the Big Ten has plenty of television coverage week in and week out during football season.
The general consensus was that this year’s Super Bowl advertisements weren’t that super, but the judges still found something to like during a local marketing agency’s ad rating party Sunday night.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — At the end of a process that has taken place almost entirely online, Wednesday marked an exciting day of closure for a handful of Grand Haven High School student-athletes.
ANN ARBOR (AP) — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing after several positive tests for the new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate.
ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan has decided to stick with coach Jim Harbaugh, finalizing a new, five-year deal that cuts his guaranteed compensation but gives him an opportunity to make up for the financial loss if he can start winning championships.