Sports

10:00 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Ballpark Ready for Whitecaps' Opener Three Months After Fire

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Work is still ongoing but home opener will be played Tuesday
COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Denny Baxter made the promise, and on Tuesday he backs it up. The co-owner of the West Michigan Whitecaps and thousands of baseball fans will enter the gates to the once fire-damaged and now renovated Fifth Third Ballpark in time for the Detroit Tigers affiliate's home opener.
4:56 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Kalamazoo Central Grad Helps Dayton Advance in NCAA Tournament, Mentioned in Presidential Tweet

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Devin Oliver says challenged President Obama to game of one on one when they met at graduation in 2010
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Dayton senior basketball player Devin Oliver, a Kalamazoo native, helped lead the Flyers to a 55-53 upset win over Syracuse on Saturday in Buffalo and it caught the attention of President Barack Obama. The president tweeted from the White House account, "Congrats to the Dayton Flyers on a huge upset win!
6:04 am
Fri March 21, 2014

WMU Men's Basketball Season Ends with Loss to Syracuse in NCAA Tournament

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Broncos finish season with a record of 23-10
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BUFFALO, N.Y. - It was evident right from the start that Western Michigan is not a team built for what it faced Thursday at First Niagara Center. The Broncos are a team built to grind out wins in the Mid-American Conference, not on the biggest stage in college basketball.
6:13 am
Thu March 20, 2014

WMU Plays Syracuse in NCAA Tournament Thursday Afternoon

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Tip off for the first round game in Buffalo is scheduled for 2:45p.m.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Western Michigan men's basketball team is set to take on Syracuse in the second round of the NCAA tournament Thursday. The Kalamazoo Gazette's David Drew is getting ready for the game and he took a moment to talk about the game with Mike Waters, who covers the Orange for Syracuse.com.
7:07 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

WMU Men's Basketball to Play Syracuse in First Round of NCAA Tournament

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Broncos are making their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2004
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan men's basketball team will face Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Buffalo. The Broncos are making their fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament and earned a spot in the big dance by defeating Toledo, 98-77, in Saturday's Mid-American Conference Tournament to receive an automatic bid.

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