Monday, January 7, 2013
No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama meet in Miami on Jan. 7 in the title game.
Will the next BCS national champion be the top-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish or will the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide, the defending national champions, pick up its third national championship title in the past four years? We'll find out Jan. 7. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. CST on ESPN. Here are five things to know about this year's BCS matchup: This article originally ran on the Dacula Patch.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is hosting its second annual Battle of the Fans.
There's no doubt that Ferndale students know how to support their sports teams. But, does Ferndale have the best fan section around? Now you've got a chance to prove it. The Michigan High School Athletic Association is hosting its second annual Battle of the Fans and is ready to highlight the best student cheering sections across Michigan. To enter, follow these rules: The MHSAA Student Advisory Council will choose five finalists. MHSAA officials will visit each school on a Friday game night to see the fan section in person. The winner will be announced on Feb. 22 and will be invited to the Class B Boys Basketball Semifinals at the Breslin Center on March 22 to be recognized and receive a championship banner. "Sportsmanship is an …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Here's where to find all of the collegiate bowl games leading up to the Jan. 7 BCS Championship.
It's the most wonderful time of the year for college football fans: Bowl season! The 2012 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision bowl game schedule has been under way since Dec. 15, when Arizona edged Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl and Utah State routed Toledo in the Potato Bowl. Thirty-three games remain on tap through the Jan. 7 National Championship between Notre Dame and Alabama. The gridiron action resumes tonight, however, when San Diego State faces Brigham Young University at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Michigan schools are well-represented in this year's bowl game schedule, too. Here's what to look for- Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (Detroit): Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Tempe, AZ): Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL):
Monday, October 29, 2012
Patch samples local reaction on Twitter following the Detroit Tigers 4-3 loss Sunday to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.
Local Tweeters took to the Twitter following Game 4 of the World Series to offer their take on the Detroit Tigers being swept, and the future of the team. Here is a sampling of some of local Tweets from Tweeters in Patch communities:
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Local reaction on Twitter following the Detroit Tigers 2-0 loss Saturday ranges from offering batting tips to hope the impossible can happen.
Twitter users took to the social media website following Game 3 of the World Series and shared their thoughts on the team and predictions for the remainder of the series. Here is a sampling of some of local Tweets from Tweeters in Patch communities: What are some of our favorite Tweets? Share them on Patch.
Tigers face elimination today in Game 4 of World Series at Comerica Park.
The Detroit Tigers face elimination today in Game 4 of the World Series, beginning at 8:07 p.m. The San Francisco Giants hold a 3-0 edge in the best-of-seven series heading into today's game. World Series records: The Tigers won titles in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. The Giants franchise -- in New York and San Francisco -- won titles in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954 and 2010. Starting pitchers: Max Scherzer (16-7, 3.74 ERA regular season; 1-0, 0.82 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Matt Cain, (16-5, 2.79 ERA regular season; 2-2, 3.52 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 8:07 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a free …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tigers look to dig out of 0-2 hole in series vs. San Francisco.
The Detroit Tigers took a beating this week in San Francisco, and are looking to dig themselves out of a hole back home Saturday in Detroit for Game 3 of the World Series, beginning at 8:07 p.m. World Series records: The Tigers won titles in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. The Giants franchise -- in New York and San Francisco -- won titles in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954 and 2010. Starting pitchers: Anibal Sanchez (9-13, 3.86 ERA regular season; 1-1, 1.35 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Ryan Vogelsong, (14-9, 3.37 ERA regular season; 2-0, 1.42 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 8:07 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tigers gear flies off store shelves, outsells World Series opponent's wares.
The Detroit Tigers return home this weekend for Game 3 of the World Series down 0-2 against the San Francisco Giants, but the team's merchandise sales continue to ride a hot streak. The Tigers are No. 2 in Major League Baseball in merchandise sales, behind the New York Yankees, whom the Tigers swept in the American League Championship Series, and just ahead of the Giants, according to the Detroit News. The sales give the Tigers an 11 percent market share of MLB merchandise sales, compared with the Yankees' 33 percent and the Giants' 7 percent, the report said. Employees at Fanatic U say the biggest sellers amongst Tigers merch has been the locker room T-shirts players sported after winning the ALCS, and the official playoff hoodies worn …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
It's time for Detroit area fans to rally. Post your photos and let's show the Bay Area just how "fanatic" you are about the Tigers.
The World Series is a best of seven-game series and diehard fans know that the Tigers have been grinding out victories all season long. So don't panic about the losses so far to the Giants. Let's show our Tigers that we're behind them all the way. Starting Oct. 25, and running through the last out of the series, fans of both teams will be competing head-to-head to see who can post more photos on their respective Patch sites showing team pride. The side with the most uploaded images wins. There are no cash or prizes. It's about showing that our pride matches the prowess of our baseball team! So get busy. Dig out those ballpark photos and post 'em on Patch. Show your favorite T-shirt or hat or replica jersey. Impressive bar in the basement? …
The Detroit Tigers are in San Francisco today for Game 2 of the World Series. Here's where you can follow the game when it starts at 8:07 p.m.
The Detroit Tigers' quest for a World Series title resumes Thursday in San Francisco with Game 2. The Giants lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. Starting pitchers: Doug Fister, (10-10, 3.45 ERA regular season; 0-0, 1.35 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Madison Bumgarner, (16-11, 3.37 ERA regular season; 0-2, 11.25 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 7:30 p.m., with opening pitch scheduled for 8:07 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a free audio stream. Subscribers to MLB.TV's Postseason Package can watch a delayed broadcast beginning 90 minutes after its conclusion (only international viewers can watch it live, due to Fox's broadcast rights), or can stream the …