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November 2, 2017, 12:23 pm

Bombs Away – Madison QB Brown Barreling Over The Competition

The Brown Bomber is alive and well and living in Madison Heights.   No, legendary Detroiter and heavyweight boxing champ Joe Louis hasn’t come back from the dead.   We’re talking about Madison Heights Madison High School’s junior quarterback Austin Brown, one of the most explosive football players in the state these days. The bombs he’s dropping ...

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November 1, 2017, 12:30 pm

Rerouting To Cheeseland – Clarkston Cager Currie Says ‘On, Wisconsn’

He’s staying in the Big Ten. He’s just moving addresses.   Cheese, anyone?   Clarkston basketball star Taylor Currie committed to the University of Wisconsin Tuesday, a month after he de-committed from the University of Michigan. The 6-foot-9 Currie is one of the best big fellas in the state.   On Clarkston’s Class A state title team last winter, he ...

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October 27, 2017, 12:00 pm

Burney’s Football Playoffs Picks – Flyng Towards Ford Field

The Picks   Division 1 State Champion: Detroit Cass Tech Comments: Not as dominant as in the past handful seasons, but I’m still rolling my dice with the CT blue-chip machine   Division 2 State Champion: Detroit King Comments: Can you say THREE-PEAT?   Division 3 State Champion: Muskegon Comments: I see REDDDDDDDDDDDDD………’Nuff said!!!   Division 4 State ...

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October 21, 2017, 1:00 pm

Scouting The City – Detroit PSL Pigskin Power Pack

A 10-pack of football prospects from the PSL Burney has his eyes on right now:   Tyrece Woods (Detroit King LB) – Beast mode every snap   Jerrod Vines (Detroit Central WR) – The JUICE IS LOOSE……….enough said!!!   Elijah Griffin (Detroit East English Village CB) – Sticky cover corner with supreme natural instincts in the secondary   ...

Basketball

October 19, 2017, 4:00 pm

Williams Shows His True Stripes Are In Cleveland, Zebras Guard Going To CSU

The road to Cleveland will go through Wayne, Michigan this winter.   On Thursday, Wayne Memorial senior basketball star Rashad Williams committed to Cleveland State, pulling one of the state’s most diversely-skilled backcourt prospects off the recruiting board.   The 6-foot-3 Williams is a combo guard with equal ability to run the point for a team and shoot ...

Basketball

October 16, 2017, 5:00 pm

Hoopster Bulletin Board – Movement In Class of 2020 & More

Two of Michigan’s top sophomore boys basketball players will be in new uniforms this winter. Rising-star forward Isaiah Jackson is now at Old Redford and heating-up-in-a-hurry point guard Lorne Bowman is now at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s. The 6-foot-7 Jackson played at Rochester Lutheran Northwest last season.   Bowman prepped in the PSL at Detroit Western in the 2016-2017 campaign. Considered ...

Football

October 10, 2017, 2:35 pm

Head Of The Class – The Coach Herrington Elite

Burney’s Top 10 Farmington Hills Harrison Hawks Football Players of All-Time   1. Mill Coleman (QB) – They called him “The Thrill” for a reason, check the OBSCENE stat line!!!!   2. Drew Stanton (QB) – Still making a living under center in the NFL   3. John Miller (RB-S) – Simply put, THE OG of Harrison greats……..started ...

Football

October 5, 2017, 1:05 pm

Central To The Issue – ‘Juju’ Jordan Wowing With His Arm

The juju is cooking in “The D” lately — Think a smorgasbord of a fall feast with all the trimmings. Spells are being cast on opposing secondaries in PSL pigskinland these days and people need to take notice.   I’m talking about Detroit Central quarterback El-Julian (Juju) Jordan displaying wizardry under center. This kid is the REAL DEAL to say ...

Basketball

October 4, 2017, 4:20 pm

Wading His Way To The Steel City – Skyline Basketball Standout Headed To A-10

If he’s good enough for NBA superstar LeBron James, he’s good enough for Ann Arbor Skyline’s Brandon Wade.   Over the weekend, Wade, Skyline’s star 6-foot-1 ½ guard, committed to play his college hoops for Keith Dambrot at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Dambrot, James’ coach in high school at St Vincent-St. Mary’s in Akron, Ohio in the early ...

Football

September 27, 2017, 11:00 am

The Prep Ticker – Pigskin Pledges & Hooping Out Of The Mitten

News and notes from around the MHSAA football and boys basketball scene   College Pigskin Commitments:   Oak Park junior quarterback Dwan Mathis committed to Michigan State over the weekend prior to the Spartans home game versus Notre Dame.   Mathis, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound dual threat under center had previously been committed to Iowa State. His Oak Park Knights ...

Basketball

September 20, 2017, 11:13 am

Nets Will Be Torched In Virginia – DC Hoopster Blair Picks William & Mary

William said to Mary: Give us Quinn.   And he did.   Dearborn Divine Child senior basketball star Quinn Blaircommitted to William & Mary in Virginia over the weekend, capping his recruiting process prior to the start of the 2018 campaign. The sharp-shooting 6-foot-6 small forward pumped in 23 points per night last season and is one of ...