It’s here. Call it fortune, call it mystique, but at the end of the day, it discovers a way to routinely set the stage where some of the finest moments in collegiate basketball are stamped in history.
Greenville graduate Tyler Keselring was anxiously waiting to hear his name announced for an at-large bid to the NCAA wrestling championships on Wednesday. The Central Michigan senior instead saw two wrestlers he defeated during the regular season earn at-large bids for the championships March 19-21 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
The winds of change are blowing once again in the Motor City. So, prepare those Taylor Swift ballads, kids, but remember, it’s not you, it’s him. Just as the Detroit Tigers have settled in to accepting the absence of Max Scherzer, they may now be in the perfect position of offering a pint of Ben & Jerry’s to their football neighbors — the Lions — across the street as they prepare to deal with a departure of their own.
Tyler Keselring doesn’t want his wrestling career to be finished. The Greenville graduate and Central Michigan University senior is anxiously awaiting Wednesday afternoon to find out if he has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA wrestling championships March 19-21 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Professional sports, in any walk of life, are a curious thing. Each embodies its own complexities, its own rituals and finds its own identity in the culture it creates.
Spring training is a time of optimism for Major League Baseball fans, players, management and even media. It’s a fresh start, with new hopes and new dreams. The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising — at least in Arizona and Florida — and optimism is bursting at the seems.
You may have heard the phrase, “A tiger can’t change his stripes.” Simply put, the intrinsic heartbeat cannot be changed, but no one said a few grooming tips can’t be offered.
Torrey Davis/Lake Forest College: The Greenville graduate, a junior, started the Forester’s season finale at Carroll University on Saturday. Davis scored six points and grabbed four rebounds in the 75-61 loss…
Honestly, I expect to see near that same number following Saturday’s tournaments. This year, though, could produce the area’s first individual state champion since Greenville’s Jordan Thomas (189 pounds in Division 2), Lakeview’s Jordan Betham (152 in Division 3) and Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber (103 in Division 4) all won state titles.
Walking into Fifth Third Ballpark that August evening, the buzz was hard to ignore. With 8,000-plus fans crowding into their seats, the West Michigan Whitecaps prepared to move a step closer to their playoff push.