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UM collapse puts Hoke in dire straits — Ann Arbor - This is as low as it goes, at least so far. This is the stuff that gets a coach fired. Not now, not Monday, but Brady Hoke is on the clock, and it's ticking ominously. It wasn't just the 26-10 loss to Utah, a wet mess halted for two-and-a-half hours by rain and lightning.
Sep 21, 2014

RT @bobwojnowski: UM disaster vs Utah is the type of performance that gets a coach fired. Not sure how Hoke recovers from this. My col:…

Sep 21, 2014

RT @bobwojnowski: UM disaster vs Utah is the type of performance that gets a coach fired. Not sure how Hoke recovers from this. My col:…

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Five -- yes, five! -- quarterbacks play for MSU — East Lansing - Michigan State planned to get plenty of players into the game Saturday against Eastern Michigan, but five quarterbacks was likely far more than anyone expected. That's easier to do when you win by a score of 73-14, and that's just what Michigan State did Saturday.

Former Titans kicker Rob Bironas dies in car crash — Lions tried out veteran kicker earlier this week to try to solve kicking woes. Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas, whom the Lions brought in this week for a tryout, was killed late Saturday night in a single car accident near his home in Nashville, Tenn.

Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon offer 27 mpg highway — General Motors Co. said Sunday that its new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups powered by its 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engines have segment topping highway fuel economy. The Detroit automaker said Environmental Protection Agency ratings for its two-wheel drive trucks powered by the four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission will get 20 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway and get a combined rating of 22 mpg.

Tigers hold off Royals, seize command of AL Central — The Tigers try to make it two in a row over the Central Division rival Royals on Saturday. Max Scherzer starts for Detroit; he will be opposed by James Shields. Tigers at Royals When: Saturday, 1:05 p.m. Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.

Finley: A party for the rest of us — Watching the excellent PBS series The Roosevelts this week, I was reminded that politics in America has not always been about choosing between Republicans and Democrats. At various times in our history, voters have bolted from the dominant parties in favor of something new that promised answers to the needs of the time.

MSU's Macgarrett Kings starting to find redemption — East Lansing - It's hard to look at Michigan State's 73-14 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday and find a standout individual performance. When nearly 70 players get into the game and the production is spread throughout, that's understandable.

Spartans pile up monster numbers on the ground — East Lansing - Through the first two games of the season, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio wasn't exactly thrilled with his running game. The numbers weren't awful, but in his mind, the Spartans weren't getting the consistent production they needed. If Saturday's 73-14 victory over Eastern Michigan is any indication, those running woes might be a thing of the past.

Burning Man lives on after fire goes out — Blakely Slater, a freelance photographer, has made the annual trek to the Burning Man festival four times. Here are her pictures and story of why she and other "burners" return. The streets are gone. The structures removed. But for the few remaining volunteers, most of the thousands of participants have returned to their homes from around the world.
Sep 21, 2014

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A plea for constitutional literacy — Earlier this summer, I managed to perplex, perhaps even offend, a famous TV interviewer when I declared I want a federal government that follows the U.S. Constitution. Seemingly aghast, the interviewer went so far as to suggest my position was a "highly charged thing to say." Imagine that.

Canceled wolf hunt draws no howls — The state's recent decision that there will be no wolf hunt in Michigan this year is getting mixed reactions, despite fear in the Upper Peninsula about the predators. Many U.P. residents have been alarmed by the estimated 636 gray wolves in Michigan and their attacks on game animals, domestic animals and pets.

Business community 'impressed' by Detroit — Detroit - Who says Chapter 9 bankruptcy is a municipal death sentence? Not 64 small business owners who graduated Thursday from the Goldman Sachs-backed 10,000 Small Businesses program, which aims to grow companies and create jobs in Detroit and neighboring localities by teaching practical business skills.

Floods delay Metro Detroit home sales — It's almost like he had a premonition. When John Rospierski, owner of Edwin Anthony Homes, was building the company's latest house in Royal Oak, he put in a special water-powered sump system, raised the furnace on bricks and other features just in case there was a flood. It paid off when on Aug.

Give juvenile lifers a shot at freedom — In 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences without parole for youth offenders - those under 18 years old - were unconstitutional. And yet in Michigan, hundreds of prisoners convicted before that ruling still face life behind bars. The court's ruling, logical and appropriate, only applied to future crimes and sentences.

Chrysler recalls 230,000 SUVS for fuel pump issue — Washington - Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 230,760 SUVs worldwide because a fuel pump problem can lead to stalling. The Auburn Hills unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said it is recalling its 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs - including nearly 189,000 in the United States - because of a possible failure in the fuel pump.