BallinMichigan College Power Rankings, Week 1

November 21, 2012 in Cover Story, Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, Power Rankings

By Patrick Hayes Welcome to the first edition of our college basketball power rankings. We’ll keep the format pretty simple — top five teams at each level of college ball [...]

Calvin has the roster to attain high expectations this season

November 15, 2012 in Division III

By Patrick Hayes Friend of the site Matt Snyder has an in-depth breakdown of how the Calvin basketball team can reach certain lofty benchmarks this season over at Forever Faithful. Here’s [...]

The Links: Big Ten guards discuss guarding Trey Burke and how the D-League could help Chris Douglas-Roberts get back to the NBA

November 4, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. Saginaw’s Jason Richardson making positive impact on Philadelphia 76ers. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Mott Community College coach Steve Schmidt will have his own [...]

Video: Highlights of Calvin College player Mickey DeVries

October 31, 2012 in Division III, Video

By Jay W. Jensen Highlights of Calvin College player Mickey DeVries during the Moneyball Pro-Am in Lansing. Follow PrepHoopsTV on Twitter and subscribe to the YouTube channel. runs highlight videos of high school [...]

Calvin basketball team returns nine players who have starting experience

October 30, 2012 in Division III

By Patrick Hayes Matt Snyder of Calvin basketball blog Forever Faithful has an in-depth look at Calvin‘s roster this season, including a unique stat when discussing possible starting combinations: I [...]

2012-13 Division III Preview: Calvin returns a lot of size in quest for MIAA title

October 12, 2012 in Division III

It’s hard to believe, but college basketball season is almost here. This week, we’ll preview Michigan’s eight Division III schools. By Patrick Hayes At a glance Coach: Kevin Vande Streek, 18th season [...]

ABA’s Grand Rapids Cyclones getting set for first season

September 27, 2012 in Cover Story, Professional

By Patrick Hayes Starting this season, Grand Rapids will once again have semi-professional basketball. A region that has been home of the likes of the Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA), Grand [...]

Three-point shooting propelled Calvin’s Brian Haverdink to strong second half

September 12, 2012 in Division III

By Patrick Hayes Matt Snyder (a one-time BallinMichigan guest columnist), who runs the Calvin blog ‘Forever Faithful,’ has been looking at comparisons of first half/second half of the season numbers [...]

The Links: Saginaw Valley State hosting open tryouts, Horizon League schedules are out and Michigan and Michigan State all-time programs ranked by ESPN

August 26, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. Will regional re-alignment help Calvin find regional games? (Forever Faithful) Eastern Michigan ‘All-Access’ is going to premiere on Fox Sports Detroit. [...]

Hoop Convos: Ben Gulker of Detroit Bad Boys

August 24, 2012 in Cover Story, Hoop Convos

There are few things better than getting philosophical about the game of basketball. In ‘Hoop Convos,’BallinMichigan will do just that, engaging in (hopefully) meaningful, free-flowing conversations with compelling writers and thinkers [...]