The Links: Rochester native Walker Russell Jr. gets traded and Central Michigan is the MAC’s biggest surprise

December 30, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. Slow posting will continue on BallinMichigan until after the holiday this week, then we’ll return to a more normal schedule. The [...]

Weekly Awards: Michigan’s Trey Burke, Central Michigan’s Kyle Randall, Madonna’s Bobby Naubert pick up awards

December 18, 2012 in Division I, NAIA

By Patrick Hayes Three college basketball players in Michigan this week won player of the week honors in their respective leagues. Michigan‘s Trey Burke won the award in the Big [...]

1999 Michigan Mr. Basketball Remix

November 27, 2012 in Cover Story, High School, Mr. Basketball Remix

Regularly, will look back at the yearly Mr. Basketball award with the benefit of hindsight. These posts will look back at the top five finishers at the time, provide [...]

Former Mt. Pleasant, Central Michigan star Trey Zeigler suspended indefinitely by Pitt

November 27, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes The University of Pittsburgh has suspended junior Trey Zeigler, a former Mt. Pleasant High School and Central Michigan standout, indefinitely after Zeigler was arrested for allegedly driving [...]

Video: Kyle Randall’s game-winning shot for Central Michigan against Idaho State

November 26, 2012 in Division I

The Central Michigan men’s basketball team picked up a win over Idaho State on Nov. 24, thanks to this game-winning shot by guard Kyle Randall. Here were Randall’s comments on [...]

Michigan native Dan Majerle on Michael Jordan: “If you talk, it gets him more fired up and then he takes it personal and really wants to kill you”

November 19, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Traverse City native and Central Michigan great Dan Majerle was a really good NBA shooting guard in the 1990s. Unfortunately, he shared an era with the greatest [...]

The Links: Jordan Crawford introduces D.C. to that Detroit steez and Greg Kampe closes in on a milestone

November 11, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. Detroit’s Jordan Crawford introduces the world to ‘steez.’ (DC Sports Bog) Jalen Rose once stole Patrick Ewing’s TV and VCR. (Ball [...]

Central Michigan’s up-tempo promise a welcome change

November 8, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes With an untested roster hurt by defections after new coach Keno Davis took over, Central Michigan could be in line for some struggles this season. But one [...]

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 [...]

Michigan State’s Durrell Summers, Eastern Michigan’s Brandon Bowdry and son of former Mr. Basketball Glen Rice among D-League Draft hopefuls from Michigan

November 2, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes The NBA D-League Draft is Friday at 7 p.m. and the league recently released a list of draft-eligible players. Among them were several Michiganders: Brandon Bowdry, Eastern [...]