Thursday, February 22, 2024



Is Richardson more of a man after NBA draft?

NEW YORK - For Jason Richardson, I bet last night’s NBA Draft was a lot like my bar mitzvah when I was a 13-year-old with a face full of acne. Just to clarify for those of you unfamiliar with bar mitzvahs, it’s not when a Jewish boy is circumcised - rather it’s when he earns the status of manhood in the eyes of his religious community, regardless of his maturity level. Just to clarify for those unfamiliar with the NBA Draft, it’s not the circumcision of college basketball players either.


The Cold War on record-setting pace

The ticket sale count for the MSU vs. Michigan hockey game in Spartan Stadium is at 43,500, sports information director John Lewandowski said. That number would break the North American record for attendance at a hockey game, which stands at 28,183, set at the ThunderDome in St.


Pistons needed colors revival

It’s the sort of nostalgia that any avid sports fan - like me - needs.Detroit Pistons president Joe Dumars announced Monday that the burgundy and teal uniforms the Pistons have sported for the last five seasons will be replaced with the comforting red, white and blue of Piston championships past.


Lugnuts prevail in 11 innings

It was what a typical summer day at Oldsmobile Park should have been. The sun warmed the field, cool refreshments quenched the thirsts of young fans and the Lugnuts came back in extra innings to earn a win.The Lugnuts provided a Summer Fun Day when center fielder Mike Mallory launched a home run over the left field wall to give the Lugnuts an 11-inning, 6-5 victory over the Fort Wayne Wizards - the squad’s second-straight win.“In that situation, I was looking for a fastball, and all I needed to do was make contact,” Mallory said.“It feels good right now.


Graduation rates could impact postseason

A new suggestion from an athletics commission may force schools to emphasize education as much as sports. In an announcement made Tuesday, the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics said colleges with low athlete graduation rates should be banned from postseason play. “We’re not in the entertainment business, nor are we a minor league for professional sports,” the Rev.


West Michigan beats Lugnuts behind Baugh

COMSTOCK PARK - The second half of the Lansing Lugnuts’ season began this weekend, but the Lugnuts failed to climb out of the basement of the Midwest League’s Eastern Division by dropping three of four games to West Michigan. After posting a 28-45 record in the first half of the season, the standings were reset this weekend as Lansing (1-3) capped the series with a 4-1 loss to the Whitecaps on Sunday in front of 8,963 fans at Old Kent Park.


Wyandotte goalie inks Letter of Intent with U

MSU hockey head coach Ron Mason announced Friday the signing of 6-foot-2, 190-pound goaltender Matt Migliaccio for the 2001-02 season. Migliaccio, 20, was a member of the America West Hockey League’s Bozeman Ice Dogs last season, posting a 20-12-2 record with a 2.88 goals against average, a .913 saves percentage and three shutouts. Putting his pen to the paper of his National Letter of Intent was not a problem for Migliaccio. “It’s awesome,” the Wyandotte native said.


Spartan recruit picked by Hurricanes

Kevin Estrada may have heard his name called in the NHL Entry Draft this weekend, but he still plans on playing hockey in East Lansing next season. In the third round of Saturday’s 2001 NHL Entry Draft in Sunrise, Fla., the Carolina Hurricanes selected the speedy left wing with the 91st overall pick. But that won’t stop the 5-foot-11, 185-pound 19-year-old from playing in Munn Ice Arena next season. “The (Hurricanes) want me to go to school and develop,” Estrada said Sunday from Florida.


Michigans top high school QB prospect considering U

Farmington Hills Harrison senior Drew Stanton, Michigan’s top high school quarterback according to AllianceSports, is seriously considering verbally committing to MSU for the 2002 season. Stanton, who led Harrison to the Class A state title in his junior season last year, told The State News on Tuesday that the four colleges that top his list are MSU, UCLA, Oregon and Florida.


Woods had believers until U.S. Opens end

Tiger Woods is said to be the most dominating athlete in today’s sports world. Is this a reasonable proclamation to make, or is it just another attempt to hype an already incredible athlete in this ego-infested society?There is no doubt Eldrick “Tiger” Woods has made a profound impact on the game of golf.


Charity golf tourney raises money for kids

LANSING - Area residents can play golf and help a great cause at the same time from July 14-16. The 3 Course Challenge, established by Lansing entrepreneur Chris Holman, will be held to benefit the Sparrow Foundation’s Coaches for Kids Fund and Athletes for Kids.


Hall named captain

In this situation, “C” follows directly after “A.” MSU hockey coach Ron Mason announced Wednesday that senior right wing Adam Hall will be the team’s captain for the 2001-02 season.


Heathcote proud of Snow as ex-Spartan heads into Game 4

Even though it’s the middle of June, former MSU basketball coach Jud Heathcote can’t seem to stop thinking about snow.That’s because Eric Snow, Heathcote’s point guard from 1991-95, is averaging 13 points per game for the Philadelphia 76ers in this year’s NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.But Snow’s recent success in the NBA is no surprise to Heathcote - or is it?


High school all-stars set to play in Lansing today

Many of the area’s best high school baseball players will take the field this afternoon in the 28th annual High School Seniors All-Star Game. The doubleheader is sponsored by the Old-Timer’s Baseball Association and will be held at Kircher/Municipal Field, at the intersection of Clippert Street and Michigan Avenue in Lansing.


Lugnut duo headed to Ohio for All-Star Classic

The Lansing Lugnuts will be represented by two players at the Midwest League All-Star Classic on June 19 at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio. Shortstop Luis Montanez and pitcher Aaron Krawiec were the only Lugnuts selected to compete in the annual game. Montanez will be the East All-Star team’s starting shortstop.


Taylor survives first cut

MSU sophomore point guard Marcus Taylor was selected as one of 16 finalists for USA Basketball’s World Championship for Young Men team Sunday, after a weekend-long tryout at the U.S.