Maegan Mathew will be armed with a new "Tom Izzo" sign for Michigan's showdown with Michigan State on Sunday.
Maegan, a 2011 Kingsford grad and member of the University of Michigan's "Maize Rage" student fan section, drew national attention last year when ESPN put her sign, "Sorry Tom Izzo, Iron Mountain Bleeds Blue," on SportsCenter.
With last year's sign ruined during another game, Maegan will display a new one alongside "big heads" of the Wolverine team and coaching staff. I still believe the MSU coach and Iron Mountain native would get a laugh out of the sign.
"I'm ready for an important win," said Maegan, who remains optimistic despite the Wolverines suffering major losses to the Spartans and Penn State. "It's not how many times you fall, it's how many times you get back up, right?
"This team has awesome potential and they know that."
The daughter of Daniel and Jennifer Anderson is a big U-M fan, who traveled to East Lansing for that February slaughter ...
Goodman-Pembine boys basketball coach Paul Whitt thanked everybody involved with the program after the Patriots bowed out in the boys basketball regional semifinals. And that list included his daughter and team statistician Emily.
"I think in addition to the stats, the fact that she has fearlessly ridden countless hours on the bus with the sounds and smells of varsity and jayvee guys warrants her all-state statistician status," Emily's dad and Patriots coach noted.
My utmost appreciation to those who compile basketball statistics and make my job that much easier ...
Jordan McCabe, 14, and the Great Lakes Ballers will stage a basketball dribbling exhibition Wednesday at Marinette's Max E. Peterson Fieldhouse.
McCabe, who once lived in Marinette, has performed at NBA All-Star Games and NCAA Final Fours. The Kaukauna resident has also been to Europe to demonstrate his dribbling skills.
His future plans, much like a former Forest Park school superintendent and basketball coach, are to play for the Duke Blue Devils
Brad Rock, Deseret News, on Dennis Erickson becoming Utah's co-offensive coordinator after many other pro football and college coaching jobs: "Dennis Erickson has pulled up stakes more times than P.T. Barnum."