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Bowling on TV goes live for next 2 weeks

February 2, 2015 Football is now completely over and done, mercifully after that stupid pass call at the end of the game by Seattle blew their back-to-back Super Bowl championships on Sunday night and made me look... more »»

Coaches’ box rule needs enforcing

February 1, 2015 It’s right there in the Michigan High School Athletic Association 2014-15 “Coaches Guidebook” in Appendix F under basketball, Section II (A): “A 14-foot coaching box for regular season and tournamen... more »»

Mattison sparks Wildcats

February 1, 2015 MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team needed overtime to do it, but came away with an 88-79 victory over visiting Northwood in GLIAC play Saturday. more »»

Patriots responsible for footballs they use

January 29, 2015 Every year that I’ve had the privilege of sitting in the Mining Journal Barcalounger as the Armchair Quarterback, I’ve taken a look at the silly bets Las Vegas and online sites offer to gambler. more »»

Virch’s practice makes him perfect

January 26, 2015 Practice really does make perfect, at least it can on the bowling lanes. more »»

Players should do better on boards

January 25, 2015 When I was a teenager, I played some organized basketball. Nothing higher in high school than junior varsity ball. I could have played varsity, but chose not to. That’s a whole different stor. more »»

Memories flood back with old-time bowling ball

January 19, 2015 Thanks to Journal sports writer Craig Remsburg, I have an off-the-beaten-path bowling column topic today. more »»

Road teams have big hills to climb

January 15, 2015 Sorry I won’t have too many really insightful things to say about the NFL conference championship games to be played Sunday, except that it seems odd that the West Coast game would be played first... more »»

Cold, hard cash nice present in Holiday Doubles

January 12, 2015 Now it’s no surprise that Justin Stephens of Negaunee did well in the scratch division of the Holiday Doubles bowling tournament held at Marquette County’s two bowling centers from late November... more »»

Will Lions be able to learn from loss?

January 11, 2015 There are lessons to be learned by the Detroit Lions after their gut-wrenching 24-20 NFL wild-card playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday: 1. Football games last four quarters, not just two. more »»

Timing a tad off for Ice Bowl II

January 8, 2015 If you’re a Packers fan at least into your 30s, you surely remember that stretch in the mid-1990s when your favorite team had to play the big, bad Dallas Cowboys in the regular season every yea. more »»

Connolly back in high score stratosphere

January 5, 2015 Pat Connolly had a streak to remember for a lifetime back in the 2004-05 season, and it looked like he might have to remember it for that long. more »»

Dantonio leading Spartans

January 4, 2015 He stood on the sideline Thursday, showing little emotion. more »»

What’s a Lions fan to do?

January 2, 2015 So what to make of the latest Detroit Lions’ stomping incident, this time by defensive standout Ndamukong Suh on the leg of Packers quarterback and MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers? I was on board with... more »»

Bad nights best left in rearview mirror

December 29, 2014 Perseverance is the theme of today’s column, and just to change things up a bit, this column deals with that subject on a personal level for me along with what I saw the pro bowlers do on TV Sunday... more »»

If ya’ ask me, cut Raiola!

December 26, 2014 If ya’ ask me — and no one asked me, but I’ll tell ya’ anyways — I’d cut ‘im right now! Sorry, that’s me quoting me when I heard myself telling someone what I thought about this whole Dominic Raiola... more »»

High school season into full swing

December 22, 2014 Thank you to Marquette Senior High School head bowling coach Hope Virch for getting me results during the past week from a high school bowling match held at Iron Mountain on Dec. 13. more »»

Has Dombrowski made moves that will improve the Tigers?

December 21, 2014 Dave Dombrowski has made some astute trades over the last several years. more »»

Playoff motivation doesn’t always help

December 18, 2014 We’re finally getting down to the nitty-gritty in the NF. more »»

Stephens was just getting warmed up

December 15, 2014 Justin Stephens was just warming up when he bowled perfect 300 games in back-to-back weeks starting the night before Thanksgiving at Superior Lanes in Marquette. more »»



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