Mirror News Reporter Attends Detroit Lions Draft Party

Detroit Lions helmet with blank draft card in front of it.

The Detroit Lions held their NFL draft party on April 2. I was lucky enough to be one of the only college sports reporters in attendance..

The Stadiums of Detroit

Photo of outside of Joe Louis Arena entrance as seen from the People Mover.

In the city of Detroit sports fans have the Tigers, the Lions, and the Red Wings. Comerica Park, where the Tigers play, opened in 2000, and the Lions’ Ford Field opened in 2002.

From the Hawks to the Pros

Hawks baseball player Kyle Roberts pitching

In the fifth round in the 2016 MLB draft the Texas Rangers took 6’5 left handed pitcher and Henry Ford College student Kyle Roberts. Roberts has been considered a hard thrower topping out this past year at 97 MPH.

Mike and Marian Ilitch: Investing in the Future of Detroit

Construction site of Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

In 1982 Mike and Marian Ilitch bought the struggling Detroit Red Wings for $8 million, which at the time were nicknamed the “Dead Wings” due to the poor performances and lack of playoff appearances.

Hawks Baseball Home Opener

Team photo of Hawks Baseball Team

The Henry Ford baseball team was finally able to hold their home opener on Thursday, April 14. They brought in Macomb Community College for a double-header at Papp Park in Taylor, MI.

Hawks Softball Pitcher Reflects on the Art of Pitching

Hawks Softball team pitcher Hannah Fisher winding up for a pitch.

I am one of the pitchers for Henry Ford and I have been pitching for almost 10 years now. It all started when my father, who is my motivator when it comes to softball, got me into pitching lessons when I was nine years old.

Not Making the Playoffs May Be Good for the Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the first time in 24 seasons. The Red Wings have been a solid team in the NHL since the early 1990s, winning four Stanley Cups in that time.

Cuba Opens its Doors to Major League Baseball

On March 22, 2016, Cuba opened its doors to Major League Baseball, if only for one day. The Tampa Bay Rays took on Cuba’s National team in a game won by the Rays by a final of 4-1.

Playing for Two

Two men pose for a photo, smiling, wearing baseball uniforms.

Devon Smiley was a student at South Haven High School, which is located in western Michigan, about three hours away from Dearborn. He was the starting quarterback of the football team and played on the baseball and wrestling team.

Same Tiger New Stripes

Several Tiger players sit on stage

With the 2016 baseball season fast approaching, the Detroit Tigers are retooled and primed for a brand new season with new players in fold.


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