EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — On the night Michigan State retired his number, Draymond Green told a funny story about a recent pickup game. At issue was Green’s No. 23, which is also worn by current Spartans standout Xavier Tillman. “He was talking junk, and I said, ‘You’re going to take that number off,'” Green […]


FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves’ hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that included the testimony of the […]

We have to admit that until this story we had never heard of Malik McDowell, an NFL player with a massive build. Now that we have, all we can say is that this guy is lucky to be alive. Once you check out the video of McDowell, 23, fighting a cop and resisting arrest, it’s not […]

College football owns Labor Day weekend and has turned it into five-day football holiday. Sure, it would be nice to have a few more of these enticing neutral site games played on campuses instead of NFL stadiums. Looking at you Alabama, Florida State, Michigan and Florida. And for every juicy nonconference opener, there are a […]

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday charged former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves with sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman who said she was driven to a Michigan motel and attacked. Arrangements were being made for Cleaves, 39, to turn himself in to authorities, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement. Cleaves was […]

Duke’s 66-52 victory over Gonzaga solved the remaining mystery of which teams will participate in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four. Texas native Justise Winslow…

  Willie Thrower was a pioneering football player who broke barriers in football at the college and professional level. Thrower was not only the first Black quarterback to play for the NCAA’s Big Ten conference, he was also the first Black quarterback to play in the National Football League. Thrower was born March 22, 1930 […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship over defending champion Louisville. In what has become an annual March Madness tradition at the White House, Obama filled out a bracket in a segment broadcast on ESPN Wednesday. Florida and Arizona rounded out Obama’s Final Four picks. […]