Wednesday State Sports Summary
Wed, 10 Mar 2021 06:39:32 EST


LET’S OPEN WITH COLLEGE BASKETBALL……..AS TODAY WILL BE A PRACTICE
AND TRAVEL DAY FOR MICHIGAN AND MICHIGAN STATE........AS THOSE TEAMS
CONTINUE TO PREPARE FOR THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT, WHICH BEGINS
TONIGHT IN INDIANAPOLIS........


MEANWHILE, A PAIR OF MICHIGAN WOLVERINES EARN SOME NICE HONORS
YESTERDAY….AS HUNTER DICKINSON WAS NAMED AS THE CONFERENCE’S
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR, WHILE JUWAN HOWARD WAS NAMED THE BIG
TEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR……


MICHIGAN ATHLETIC DIRECTOR WARDE MANUEL - ON A CONFERENCE CALL
WITH REPORTERS - SAID THAT HIS GOAL FOR JIM HARBAUGH AND THE
WOLVERINES’ FOOTBALL TEAM IS A SIMPLE ONE THIS FALL: WIN. MICHIGAN
POSTED A 2 AND 4 RECORD LAST SEASON, A SEASON THAT ENDED
ABRUPTLY IN LATE NOVEMBER, DUE TO AN OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 WITHIN
THE WOLVERINES' PROGRAM......


THE LIONS DECIDE TO NOT USE THE FRANCHISE TAG ON WIDE RECEIVER
KENNY GOLLADAY YESTERDAY…..WHICH MEANS HE’LL BECOME A FREE
AGENT, WHEN THE NEW LEAGUE YEAR BEGINS IN THE NFL NEXT WEEK…….
TWO FORMER PLAYERS WITH LOCAL TIES - BEN WALLACE AND CHRIS
WEBBER - HEADLINE THIS YEAR’S 14 NOMINEES FOR POSSIBLE
ENSHRINEMENT INTO THE NAISMITH MEMORIAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME.
THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CLASS OF 2021 WILL BE MADE ON
MAY 16th……


BLAKE COLEMAN’S GOAL AT THE 2:17 MARK OF OVERTIME WOULD GIVE THE
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING A COME-FROM-BEHIND 4 TO 3 WIN LAST NIGHT OVER
THE RED WINGS……


THE TIGERS IMPROVE TO 6 AND 2 IN GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE PLAY…..AS THEY
DEFEAT THE NEW YORK YANKEES, 6 TO 5, YESTERDAY IN LAKELAND…….


KANSAS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR JEFF LONG - DOING SOME DAMAGE CONTROL
YESTERDAY - SAID THAT THEY VETTED LES MILES ‘THOROUGHLY’ BEFORE
HIRING HIM AS HEAD COACH IN 2018 AND DIDN’T FIND ANY ‘RED FLAGS’
DURING THAT CHECK. MILES WAS FIRED EARLIER THIS WEEK……AFTER A
REPORT SURFACED LAST WEEK THAT HE WAS WARNED IN 2013 ABOUT HIS
INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR TOWARDS FEMALE STUDENTS, WHILE HEAD
COACH AT LSU………




   

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