As 2013 comes to a close, The Daily News is taking a look back at the top 10 local sports stories of the year. We counted down from 10 to four earlier in the week. The top three stories feature four teams and many more individuals in outstanding seasons.
Here’s a look at our most-viewed online stories this past year (computer and mobile views combined).
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
When Michigan State University takes on Stanford University on New Year’s Day in the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl, thousands of fans will be watching from the stands within the stadium or from the comfort of their living rooms back home in Michigan. But only a select few will have the rare opportunity to stand on the field itself, to take center stage and be a part of a truly historic event.
A single-story home on Indianhead Lake near Six Lakes was gutted by a Monday morning fire. Belvidere Township Fire Chief Rick Rockafellow said the home, located at 4585 Pawnee Trail, was a complete loss after flames ripped through the inside.
You wouldn’t have faulted Belding boys basketball coach Jeff Wierzbicki if he thought his team’s offense was still on Christmas break. The Redskins had two offensive droughts in their game against Grand Rapids West Catholic on Saturday, but the last one was costly.
Read the funeral notices for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
Attempts by professional sports to rid themselves of performance-enhancing drugs proved futile in 2013, as two different sports were rocked by athletes who were lined to PEDs. That’s why my list of the top 10 national sports stories are led by two prominent stories about illegal drug use in sports.
As 2013 comes to a close, The Daily News is taking a look back at the top 10 local sports stories of the year. We will count down from 10 to four today and reveal the top three local sports stories of the year on Tuesday.
At the end of every year I bring you the top 10 Michigan sports stories. This list will be a little Tigers-heavy, because the Tigers made more news than anyone else in the state.