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Michigan Presser Today Involving Dave Brandon

It looks like Dave Brandon is on his way out at U-of-M. According to ESPN, Brandon will resign this afternoon. The university will hold a news conference at 1:30. Catch the presser live here on Detroit Sports 105.1. Brandon is in his fifth year as AD. The student body planned to distribute 2,000 "#FireDaveBrandon" T-shirts for Saturday's homecoming game against Indiana. Read more...

Red Wings And Kings Tonight In Detroit

The Red Wings and Kings will drop the puck tonight at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit has won six of its past eight regular-season meetings against Los Angeles. Johan Franzen won't play against the Kings because of a sore groin. Franzen hopes to return on Sunday at Buffalo. Goaltender Martin Jones started in the Kings 3-0 loss to the Penguins last night. Jonathan Quick will return to the L.A. net tonight in Motown. The Red Wings enter the weekend five points behind Montreal in the Atlantic Division. Read more...

Connor Cook Expected Back At MSU Next Season

The Spartans are expected to have Connor Cook under center once again next season. The junior quarterback said after practice on Thursday that he plans to return to MSU for his senior season. Some analysts project Cook as a potential first-round pick in the next NFL Draft. Cook won 11 straight games as the starting QB for the Spartans from Oct. 5, 2013, to Aug. 29, 2014, which is the second-longest streak in school history (Al Dorow, 15 in 1950-51). Michigan State (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) will play host to Ohio State on November 8th. Read more...

Pistons Drop Opener In Denver

The Pistons opened the regular season last night with an 89-79 loss in Denver. Josh Smith scored 25 points, while D.J. Augustin had 15 points and six assists in his Pistons debut. Andre Drummond, who fouled out with 2:58 left in the game, had 11 points and nine rebounds. Rookie Spencer Dinwiddie played seven minutes in his first NBA regular season game. Cartier Martin was inactive for Detroit because of a plantar fascia strain in his right foot. The Pistons will play at Minnesota tonight. Greg Monroe will miss a second straight game because of an impaired driving incident. Read more...

Red Wings Double Up The Caps

The Red Wings beat the Capitals 4-2 last night in Washington. Justin Abdelkader had two goals, while Jimmy Howard made 25 saves. Gustav Nyquist and Pavel Datsyuk also scored for Detroit, Alex Ovechkin had seven shots on goal for the Caps, but did not have a point for a fifth straight game. It's the longest drought of his NHL career. The Red Wings are four points behind Montreal for first place in the Atlantic Division. Detroit will play host to the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night. Read more...

Gordie Howe Suffers A Severe Stroke

Red Wing legend Gordie Howe is resting following a severe stroke suffered on Sunday in Lubbock, Texas. According to his son Dr. Murray Howe, the family is expecting the worst but hoping for the best, saying It's going to be tough to recover from. The 86-year-old Gordie Howe has been battling dementia for several years. He played the first 25 seasons of his career with the Red Wings and remains the club's all-time leader in games played (1,687), goals (786), points (1,809), power-play goals (211) and game-winning goals (121). Howe was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972. Read more...

Spartans No. 8 in Playoff Rankings

The 12-member College Football Playoff selection committee has released the first set of rankings. Michigan State (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) lands at No. 8. Mississippi State was ranked No. 1, followed by Florida State, Auburn and Ole Miss. Oregon was ranked No. 5, Alabama No. 6 and TCU is No. 7. Notre Dame is No. 10, while Ohio State is No. 16. The Spartans and Buckeyes will meet on November 8th in East Lansing. The top four teams in the country, according to the College Football Playoff selection committee, will meet in the first-ever college football playoff at the FBS level in January. Read more...

Pistons 14-15 Season Preview

Questions, statements and exclamations as the Pistons begin their 2014-15 Regular Season. Read more...

Tigers Prospect Moya Named An All-Star

Tigers outfield prospect Steven Moya has been picked to play in the Arizona Fall League's all-star game next weekend. Moya, who was named the Tigers Minor League Player of the Year this past season, hit two home runs on Monday for the Glendale Desert Dogs against Surprise. Moya is expected to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic. Former Tigers catcher Lance Parrish has been named manager for the West All-Stars. Read more...

Fairley To Seek Second Opinion

The Lions are expected to return to play on November 9th against the Dolphins without the services of Nick Fairley. The defensive tackle hurt his right knee during the second quarter of Sunday's win against Atlanta in London. According to ESPN, Fairley suffered damage to the medial-collateral and posterior-collateral ligaments and he will be out for at least a month. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Fairley will get a second opinion real soon. Read more...