Chris Vannini is a native Michigander who writes about Michigan State and the Detroit Tigers for a few places, formerly of The Only Colors. This means he lives in a place where hockey is a real sport. As a first-grader, he finished second in a pinewood derby race to a kid who broke lightspeed. But he's not bitter, since he got a cut of the space cash.
Four days before Michigan battles defending national champion Alabama in Dallas, Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint will be in court.
Former U-M golfer Justin Hicks is four strokes behind leader Adam Scott after the first round of The Open Championship.
The Tigers don't have many elite prospects left in their system, but the biggest name yet to see time with the Tigers is third baseman Nick Castellanos.
Max Scherzer threw a gem as the Tigers continued their momentum with a 5-1 win.