The Links: Benton Harbor native is one of the greatest 76ers of all-time and is Trey Burke the best in the country?

December 23, 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. Numbers [...]

Oakland and Eastern Michigan battle between Mid-Majors should be interesting

December 20, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Eastern Michigan hosts Oakland University on Saturday in what should be an interesting matchup — Eastern as the school with a rich basketball history, Oakland as still [...]

Former Oakland University star Mike Helms helping expand the game in Canada

December 13, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes One of the not so subtle facts about playing professional basketball in other countries is the need for the players to not only perform for their teams, [...]

Reggie Hamilton’s spot on a new team could displace another Michigander

December 7, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Earlier this week, I mentioned that former Oakland University star Reggie Hamilton could be changing pro teams in Italy. International basketball news site Sportando reports that is [...]

2012-13 Detroit high school basketball preview

December 7, 2012 in High School

In our college basketball previews last month, we were able to take a close-up look at every college team in the state. Obviously, with mainly a staff of one right now, [...]

2013 Michigan Mr. Basketball Rankings: Preseason edition

December 6, 2012 in High School, Power Rankings

By Patrick Hayes The 2013 senior class in Michigan is one of the best in recent memory — so strong, in fact, that it lost two top sure Division I [...]

BallinMichigan College Power Rankings, Week 3

December 5, 2012 in Division I, Division II, Division III, JUCO, NAIA, Power Rankings

Our weekly Division I, II, III, NAIA and JUCO power rankings, which run every Wednesday. By Patrick Hayes It’s still a little bit early for any team to be running away [...]

Greg Kampe: “Our non-conference win-loss record is irrelevant in the big picture”

December 4, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Oakland University coach Greg Kampe has always been known for his tough non-conference scheduling, and this season is now different. Oakland has already played Boise State, Pitt, [...]

Former Oakland star Reggie Hamilton could be changing pro teams

December 1, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Former Oakland standout Reggie Hamilton, the nation’s leading scorer last season, is on the verge of leaving one team in Italy for another, according to Sportando, an [...]

Valentine brothers to face off tonight in Oakland vs. Michigan State game

November 23, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Tonight’s Michigan State vs. Oakland University game in East Lansing will have an interesting individual matchup. Drew Valentine is a senior for Oakland and his brother, Denzel [...]