The four game losing streak is over for Michigan. The Wolverines blasted Coppin State on Monday night 72-56 in Ann Arbor. Rickey Doyle had 16 for the Wolverines and Zak Irvin added 13. Michigan opens Big Ten play next Tuesday against Illinois.
When the Detroit Lions play the Packers for the NFC North Division title on Sunday in Green Bay, they will be without veteran starting center Dominic Raiola. Raiola was suspended for one game by the NFL for stomping on the ankle of a Chicago Bears player in the Lions 20-14 win last Sunday.
Veteran forward Josh Smith was suprisingly released by the Detroit Pistons on Monday. The NBA team still owes him $27 million over the next two seasons after this year. Smith was signed to a huge four year deal before last season by Joe Dumars, but lasted less than a year and a half in Detroit. He was averaging around 13 points and 7 rebounds a game this season.