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Drummond Does Work

This season for the Detroit Pistons has, in many ways, followed the same course as every other playoff-less season at The Palace.

The team currently has a 17-23 record, which earns them seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Considering the fact that the East has four teams with losing records that are currently in playoff contention, these numbers will get them in.

Is that really what the Pistons are about? Read More…

Opinion: Big Ten Hockey’s Original Six Counterparts

As Big Ten hockey starts to heat up, one cannot help but think of the conference’s similarities to the Original Six teams that started the National Hockey League. Both started with six teams, both were upstarts at their inception, and like the NHL, the Big Ten hockey conference has potential to expand and flourish. Don’t think that the similarities stop there, the college teams themselves have stark similarities to their Original Six counterparts. Here are my picks for the Big Ten hockey teams’ Original Six counterparts. Read More…

Weekend Hockey Preview: MSU vs. Penn State

On what may be one of the more critical weekends of this Big Ten hockey season, Michigan State (6-10-3) will host Penn State (4-12-1) for two matchups on Friday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 18 at Munn Ice Arena. The Spartans are coming off of a disappointing weekend in Columbus, Ohio. They went 0-1-1 against the Ohio State Buckeyes, gaining only two points out of a possible six. Read More…

Opinion: Dawson Disappointing but Knows His Role for MSU

In November, I wrote an article about how Branden Dawson would be the X factor for Michigan State this season. At the time, he had been bragging about his new-look jump shot that would transform his game.

As of now, nothing has really changed for the junior from Gary, Ind. Read More…

Opinion: Spartan Hockey Gains Momentum

Despite coming up short at the Great Lakes Invitational over winter break, the Spartan hockey team has a lot of positives to build on, and it appears they are peaking at just the right time.

Big Ten play is about to kick into overdrive, and with four winnable games against Ohio State and Penn State coming up, the Spartans have an opportunity to become a tour-de-force for the rest of the season. Read More…

Bright Spots in a Bleak Season

What was once considered a slow start is now turning into a disappointing season for the Detroit Pistons.

As owners of a 14-22 record and a six-game losing streak after their loss to the Raptors Wednesday, underachieving might be an understatement. There have been a rash of injuries and a few benchings along the way, but the season is still young. Luckily for Pistons fans, there are a few bright spots for coach Cheeks’ squad. Read More…

Marquee Matchup: Aaron Craft vs. Keith Appling

When talking about Ohio State, the first player that comes to mind is most likely point guard Aaron Craft.

In his senior season with the Buckeyes, Craft is the leader of an undefeated and third-ranked team heading into only its second true road game of the season. He is not expected to put up 20 points a night, but defense is how he earns his keep.

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Year in Review: The Biggest Sports Newsmakers of 2013

2013 has been a year of ups and downs for sports. There has been inspiring highs and devastating lows.

Below, Impact Sports looks at 10 of the biggest sports newsmakers of 2013. These newsmakers changed the human eye of sports this year and had an impact on the future of athletics.

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Detroit Lions Season Review – Part 2

The 2008 season that saw the Lions go 0-16 obviously led to a lot of fan upheaval. But it also led to a lot of front office changes.

Long time general manager Matt Millen, head coach Rod Marinelli, and the rest of his coaching staff were all let go.  It was without a doubt the right time for change, and Lions owner William Clay Ford was ready to make that happen.  He hired Millen’s assistant GM Martin Mayhew as the new GM, and from there, they hired highly coveted Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz as their new head coach.   Read More…

Opinion: Lions Season a Success on Thanksgiving

As I watched the Lions get set to take the field against the Packers on Thursday at Ford Field, it dawned on me how important a victory would be for the team. Obviously, being tied with the Bears atop the NFC North with a chance at a second playoff berth in three years, a divisional rival game is important. Obviously, it would be nice to win a game at home on Thanksgiving and avoid losing 10 straight on the holiday. Having the privilege of going to over a dozen Thanksgiving Day Lions games in my lifetime, I could sense something was different about this game. Read More…

Opinion: Solving the Pistons’ Crisis

On Friday night, the Detroit Pistons (4-8) fell short at home to the Atlanta Hawks for the second time in three days. Despite a number of late runs by the Pistons, the Hawks held the lead for the majority of the game and pulled away in the end. The turning point in the game occurred under two minutes to go in the game.

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Opinion: Why Northwestern is Important

It’s easy, both as a fan and a player, to get excited about games that mean so much to your season and your school. We all love the games against Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, and others. But it is hard to get excited for the games against teams like Northwestern, who are at the bottom of the Legends Division. However, next week’s Saturday’s game in Evanston on the November 23 is one that Spartan Nation will have to get excited for because this is an important game…for both teams. Read More…

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