While the spring sports season for Michigan’s high-school athletes was taken away by the coronavirus pandemic, there is still plenty of hope that the fall will be able to go on.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Landon VanBeek, like many high-schoolers across the country, is quickly becoming a master of “new” technology.
Spring Lake’s lone football final appearance came in 2000, a 12-2 year that had come on the backs of three straight 3-6 seasons. A main reason for that was a standout class of 2001 on the field, with Art Anderson among the best of them all.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — There was smooth sailing for Grand Haven football coach Mike Farley through the first half of March. After returning to the Buccaneers on Feb. 19, he met with players on March 10 with a plan in place to begin teaching after spring break.
Michigan offensive lineman Jon Runyan Jr. was hanging out in his backyard Saturday afternoon, composing a text to his agent, when he received a phone call from Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Charley Casserly had two deals worked out before the 1999 NFL draft and one target he was trying to get – Georgia cornerback Champ Bailey.
It’s still up in the air as to what football will look like this fall. If schools are back in session, area high schools will prepare for another year of action.
ALLEN PARK – In NFL circles, it’s often said you don’t fully know what you have in a player until after three seasons. With that in mind, we’ve long preferred holding off on grading a draft class until that much time has passed.
ALLEN PARK — Over the next several days, leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft, we’re taking a position-by-position look at the Detroit Lions’ roster and evaluating how the team might address each unit.
In his first public comments since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh discussed the potential resumption of sports during a podcast appearance with Jay Nordlinger, a childhood friend and senior editor of the National Review.
Bob Quinn hung an “open for business” sign on the No. 3 pick in next month’s NFL draft, but as with most of the country, the coronavirus could force him to close up shop.
ALLEN PARK – The Detroit Lions have addressed a big need with an even bigger body, agreeing to a two-year deal with 345-pound nose tackle Danny Shelton.
Mike Farley previously guided Grand Haven’s varsity football team to 44 total wins, three playoff appearances, a pair of playoff victories and an O-K Conference championship.
Michigan State has hired Colorado football coach Mel Tucker, ending a wild seven-day search to replace Mark Dantonio, who abruptly and surprisingly retired on Feb. 4 after 13 seasons.
A day after Michigan State was spurned by Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell for its head football coaching job, a Board of Trustees member pushed back against criticism of the university and said MSU does not want a “waffling flake” as a head coach.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday, ending a 13-year run in which he guided the Spartans to heights they hadn't reached in decades.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Uncomfortable and under duress for much of the game, Patrick Mahomes suddenly recaptured his mojo — and lifted Andy Reid and the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory — the team's first NFL championship in a half-century.
Sunday’s Super Bowl between Kansas City and San Francisco will be No. 11 in Miami, breaking a tie with New Orleans for the most-used host city for the sport’s biggest game.
After last year’s Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event on the American calendar should see a few more points on Sunday evening. The Los Angeles Rams were a high-powered offense heading into Super Bowl LIII, but couldn’t find a way past the New England defense as the Patriots won a dull 13-3 game.
A newly hired offensive coordinator for the Grand Valley State University football team is already on the outs after telling a student newspaper he wants to get dinner with Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany responsible for millions of deaths.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Grand Haven varsity football head coach Joe Nelson announced Tuesday that he is stepping down after three seasons in charge.
Nick Koski stood in the front row at Ford Field on Sunday afternoon, about 20 feet from Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford, and he held a sign that read: "Martha sell the team."
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ohio State is two wins away from having a shot at winning a second national championship in five seasons and a third title this century.
GRAND HAVEN — Tonight, the Grand Haven football team will play in their first district final football game since the 2009 team took on Rockford. The 2009 team was the first Grand Haven team to make the playoffs since 1999, so these two teams are similar in the way they ended long playoff dro…
GRAND HAVEN — It had been a decade since Grand Haven’s last playoff victory in football, back when the Bucs’ current players were still in elementary school.
GRANDVILLE -- A big night from the Grand Haven defense and a huge rushing game from Connor Worthington led the Bucs to their first playoff win since 2009. Grand Haven defeated Grandville in the pre-district game 28-7 Friday night.
BYRON CENTER — Any underdog needs the small details to go their way, be it bounces or turnovers. Spring Lake didn’t get any of that on Friday night, and Byron Center proved their undefeated record didn’t come cheaply in a 49-14 rout of the Lakers.
GRAND HAVEN – For the first time since 2011 the Grand Haven Buccaneers football team will be playing postseason football. Grand Haven will take on a familiar foe in the Grandville Bulldogs.
SPRING LAKE – Despite a handful of projections placing Spring Lake with the state's top team in Muskegon, the Lakers will play another undefeated team on Friday: Byron Center.
SPRING LAKE – It was the last time at Grabinski Field for Spring Lake’s seniors on Friday night. After setting out to change the culture surrounding their program following two difficult years, the Lakers’ 35-7 win over Holland Christian was a marker of their success.
GRAND RAPIDS - The Grand Haven Buccaneers football team won their fourth straight game after beating Grand Rapids Union 37-6 Friday night. With the win, the Bucs finish out the regular season at 5-4 and give themselves a shot at making the playoffs.
SPRING LAKE – The Lakers were at home Friday night taking on conference rival Grand Rapids Catholic Central. The Cougars hot offense could not be cooled off by the rain and sub 50 degree weather as they ran away with a 42-14 victory.
GRAND HAVEN – There are momentum swings, and then there are whatever Friday night was. Grand Haven’s back-and-forth win over Caledonia came on Homecoming night, in a must-win scenario. Having a small margin for error didn’t seem to rattle the Bucs too much on an important night in their season.
SPRING LAKE – It was a throwback performance from the Spring Lake football team on Friday night. In 2000, the price of a gallon of gas was right around $1.50. That happens to be the last time the Lakers beat a private-school team.