Travis is a 2002 graduate of Purdue University with a B.A. in Communications and minors in Creative Writing and History. He founded the Purdue college sports blog 'Off the Tracks' before moving to SB Nation's umbrella and renaming the blog Hammer & Rails. Travis coordinates SB Nation Indiana's college and high school football coverage. Yes, even the Indiana University coverage (though it pains him to do so). Travis can be barked at on Twitter by IU and Purdue fans alike at @HammerAndRails
Michigan tries to maintain second place in the conference tonight at home.
Detroit can move into a tie for first in the Western Conference with a win over the Islanders.
Michigan State faces a tricky Iowa team with first place in the Big Ten on the line.
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Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose led the Bulls past the Pistons at the United Center.
Both Michigan and Michigan State have solid NCAA resumes so far, setting them up for a deep run.
Detroit is still seeking its first road victory of the 2011-12 NBA season.