Thursday State Sports Summary
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 06:24:34 EDT


WE START WITH THE TIGERS…….WHOSE GAME IN CHICAGO AGAINST THE
WHITE SOX WAS RAINED OUT LAST NIGHT. AS A RESULT, THAT CONTEST
WILL BE MADE UP AS PART OF A DOUBLEHEADER TODAY. CASEY MIZE WILL
GET THE START IN GAME #1, WHILE MATTHEW BOYD WILL GET THE START IN
GAME #2. FIRST PITCH IN GAME #1 IS AT 5:10……


BARRING A TRADE, THE LIONS WILL HAVE THE #7 PICK IN TONIGHT’S
OPENING ROUND OF THE NFL DRAFT. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PLAYERS
WHO COULD BE AVAILABLE WITH THAT SELECTION………..INCLUDING
ALABAMA WIDE RECEIVER - AND 2020 HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER - DEVONTA
(DUH-VON-TAY) SMITH AND NORTHWESTERN’S RASHAWN (RAY-SHAWN)
SLATER……….WHO IS PROJECTED AS A TACKLE OR A GUARD AT THE NFL
LEVEL………


THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS OWN THE #1 OVERALL PICK, AND THEY’RE
EXPECTED TO TAKE CLEMSON QUARTERBACK TREVOR LAWRENCE………


THERE WAS A TRADE IN THE NFL YESTERDAY……AS THE CAROLINA
PANTHERS DEAL TEDDY BRIDGEWATER TO THE DENVER BRONCOS. DESPITE
THE MOVE, BRONCOS’ G.M. GEORGE PATON (PAY-TON) SAYS THAT THE
BRONCOS COULD STILL TAKE A QUARTERBACK WITH THE NINTH PICK IN THE
FIRST ROUND……….


THE PISTONS WILL CLOSE OUT A SHORT, TWO-GAME HOMESTAND WITH A
CONTEST TONIGHT AGAINST THE DALLAS MAVERICKS. TIP-OFF FROM LITTLE
CAESARS' ARENA IS AT 7……..


ALSO IN ACTION TONIGHT ARE THE RED WINGS, WHO WILL BATTLE THE
HURRICANES IN CAROLINA. THAT CONTEST WILL ALSO GET UNDERWAY AT
7……..


YET ANOTHER MICHIGAN STATE PLAYER - QUARTERBACK THEO DAY -
ANNOUNCES ON SOCIAL MEDIA LAST NIGHT THAT HE’S ENTERED HIS NAME
INTO THE NCAA’S TRANSFER PORTAL. DAY BECOMES THE NINTH PLAYER TO
TRANSFER FROM THE SPARTANS PROGRAM SINCE LAST WEEKEND’S SPRING
GAME IN EAST LANSING.




   

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