5 Things for Feb 18: Keith Appling’s Season is In Jeopardy
1. Some bad news for the MSU hoops team: the Lansing State Journal reports that there is a possibility Keith Appling could be shut down for the season. In that article, MSU coach Tom Izzo says that Appling's status is uncertain for Thursday's game against Purdue, and it appears that he is questionable for Sunday's game against Michigan.
2. In high school basketball last night, Pewamo-Westphalia handled Bath 66-18. Fulton beat Montebella, which means that those teams are tied atop the CMAC with 11-1 conference records.
Tonight, The Game 730 AM travels down to Jackson to broadcast the Lumen Christi-Waverly game. If Waverly can pull off the upset, they will be tied for the lead in the CAAC Gold standings.
3. The elimination round for Men's Olympic Hockey starts today. The Americans play tomorrow at noon, and will face the winner of the Slovakia/Czech Republic game. If they win, there could easily be a semifinal matchup between the United States and Canada.
In other hockey news, the Detroit Free Pressreports that Henrik Zetterberg will fly home from Sochi on Thursday for further medical evaluations on his injured back.
4. Baseball is right around the corner, and one of the AL East's contenders fortified their rotation last night. Fox Sports reports that the Orioles agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with Ubaldo Jiminez.
5. The Pistons return from the all-star break tonight and play the first of two straight games against Charlotte.
Steve Miller is on-air from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. producing 'Mad Dog in the Morning' on The Game 730 AM. He also co-hosts Prep Basketball Weekly from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays, and can be heard on high school basketball broadcasts. Follow him on Twitter @SteveMilllerWVFN.