Nick Baumgardner and Shawn Windsor and Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 10:46 AM EDT Mar 21, 2019 NCAA tournament: West Region First round: No. 2 seed Michigan Wolverines (28-6) vs. No. 15 seed Montana Grizzlies (26-8) When: Approx. 9:20 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa. TV: TNT. Radio: WWJ-AM (950). WTKA-AM (1050). More on the matchup: Michigan vs. Montana: 3 keys to victory, prediction U-M's problem in NCAA tournament: Pebble in their shoe Jeff Seidel U-M 68, Montana 50: This is a game that Michigan needs to play, just to forget the three painful losses to Michigan State. Michigan has to get right. The trio of MSU disasters exposed all of U-M’s warts. Could Michigan go on a long run? Yes, if everything clicks. But at this point, with the MSU losses so fresh in mind, it’s hard to see that happening. Shawn Windsor U-M 68, Montana 57: Montana has speed and quickness. It has the benefit of playing U-M a year ago. But the … [Read more...] about Michigan basketball: NCAA tournament game predictions
Chris Solari and Jeff Seidel and Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 10:46 AM EDT Mar 21, 2019 NCAA tournament: East Region First round: No. 2 seed Michigan State Spartans (28-6) vs. No. 15 seed Bradley Braves (20-14) When: Approx. 2:45 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa. TV: CBS. Radio: WJR-AM (760). More on matchup: Michigan State vs. Bradley: 3 keys to victory, prediction Spartans baffled by seeding. Tom Izzo had different message Shawn Windsor MSU 67, Bradley 60: The Spartans get to play their doppleganger. So say the Braves. Bradley digs running and man defense as does MSU. MSU just does it all better. The score could be more lopsided but the Spartans don't blow teams out. More: Predicting the winner for every game in NCAA tournament Jeff Seidel MSU 79, Bradley 60: The Spartans won’t have any trouble with Bradley. MSU’s bigger goal should be to rest Cassius Winston as much as possible. The Spartans look like they are … [Read more...] about Michigan State basketball: NCAA tournament game predictions
Matt Charboneau and James Hawkins The Detroit News Published 4:01 PM EST Jan 15, 2019 Michigan State beat writer Matt Charboneau and Michigan beat writer James Hawkins of The Detroit News offer their game-by-game predictions leading into the first meeting between the Spartans and Wolverines on Feb. 24 at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Michigan (Hawkins) ►Saturday at Wisconsin: Winning at the Kohl Center has never come easy for Michigan, but Jon Teske should be able to keep up with do-it-all big man Ethan Happ and give him a tough time. Win. ►Jan. 22 vs. Minnesota: The Wolverines have been unbeatable at Crisler Center this season and the Gophers haven’t won in Ann Arbor since 2011. Look for both streaks to continue. Win. ►Jan. 25 at Indiana: A combination of revenge, a raucous environment and a healthier Hoosiers team could prove to be a difficult mix for Michigan to overcome. Loss. ►Jan. 29 vs. Ohio State: The conference road hasn’t been too … [Read more...] about Prediction: Michigan State, Michigan will both be 15-1 in the Big Ten when they play for the first time on Feb. 24
Will Hobson, The Washington Post Published 8:01 am PST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 A file photo of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game in 2016. The bowl's executive, Jim McVay, makes $1 million a year. A file photo of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game in 2016. The bowl's executive, Jim McVay, makes $1 million a year. Photo: Chris O'Meara, Associated Press Photo: Chris O'Meara, Associated Press Image 1 of / 37 Caption Close Image 1 of 37 A file photo of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game in 2016. The bowl's executive, Jim McVay, makes $1 million a year. A file photo of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game in 2016. The bowl's executive, Jim McVay, makes $1 million a year. … [Read more...] about He runs one amateur football game per year. He makes more than $1 million.
Mick McCabe Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 1:00 PM EDT Oct 24, 2018 Only one person we know is crazy enough to attempt to pick all 128 first-round playoff games and that is our Son of Swami. In each district, the No. 1 seed is listed first and hosts the No. 4 seed. The No. 2 seed hosts the third seed. Next week the highest remaining seed hosts the district final. More: Michigan high school football: Mick McCabe's final state rankings All games are Friday at 7 unless noted. Division 1 Region 1 District 1 Rockford (5-4) at Traverse City West (7-2): Rockford Files 28, Cherry Festival 14. Holland West Ottawa (6-3) at Hudsonville (6-3): Ice Cream 24, West Out of Here 20. District 2 Kalamazoo Central (6-3) at Saline (8-1), 1, Saturday: Saline Solution 31, Derek Jeter High 14. Brighton (7-2) at East Kentwood (8-1), 1, Saturday: Kentwood Office Furniture 39, Brighton Beach Memoires 28. Region 2 District 1 Grand Blanc (5-4) at Lapeer (9-0): Le Perrier 31, … [Read more...] about MHSAA football playoffs: First-round games predicted