Sports

8:19 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Tigers Host Yankees for Derek Jeter's Final Games in Detroit

The shortstop from Kalamazoo is retiring after this season
In the summer of 1992, the Tigers, like every other organization, were intrigued by a skinny, 17-year-old shortstop from Kalamazoo. His name was Derek Jeter. He hit better than .500 three straight seasons at Kalamazoo Central and was the nation's consensus high school player of the year, winning the honor from three sources - American Baseball Coaches Association, Gatorade and USA Today.
Sports
7:01 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships To Be Held in Kalamazoo

WMU synchronized skaters during summer training camps at Lawson Ice Arena
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

After holding the Midwest and Pacific sectionals in Michigan last year, Kalamazoo has been chosen as the host city for the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in 2016, courtesy of the Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association.¬†Synchronized skating is basically what it sounds like‚ÄĒfigure skating with a lot more people.

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Sports & Games
8:10 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

5 Things You Need To Know About the Highland Games

Michigan Highlanders practice for the highland games at Hughes Park in Hudsonville
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

On Saturday athletes from all over Michigan will come to the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival to participate in the Highland Games. For seven West Michigan sportsmen, the event is a warm up for the Scottish Masters World Championship in September held in Inverness, Scotland.

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6:47 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

WMU Names Starting Quarterback for Season Opener at Purdue

Zach Terrell started six games for the Broncos last season
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Much was made about the quarterback position during fall camp and in the end Western Michigan football coach P.J. Fleck went with experience at quarterback. Fleck on Thursday officially named redshirt sophomore Zach Terrell the starting quarterback for the Broncos' season opener at Purdue on Aug. 30.
7:48 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Few WMU Tickets Left for Opener at Purdue, 12,000 Sold for First Home Game

The Broncos will play their first home game September 20th against Murray State
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Western Michigan football fans looking to sit with fellow Broncos for the season-opener at Purdue on Aug. 30 should think about acting fast. The WMU ticket office said it has 125 tickets left for the Purdue game, which is set to kick off at noon in West Lafayette, Ind.

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