Two-sport All-Stater Sarah Marvin of Byron announces college choice

FLINT – When it came right down to it, the colleges recruiting two-sport star Sarah Marvin of Byron didn’t have a chance against the University of Michigan.

Some genuine heavyweight schools were recruiting Marvin, a 2019 Division 3 state shot put and discus champion who last month narrowed her list of candidates to Stanford, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Michigan.

But the rest simply couldn’t match up with Michigan.

Marvin has had lifelong ties to the school – her mother Theresa was a thrower on the women’s track team – older brother T.J. is currently on the rowing team, she loved the coaches and UM’s kinesiology program is perfect for her if that’s the route she decides to go when picking a major.

“It’s just the perfect school,” Marvin said. “It was pretty much just Michigan above everybody else. It is my dream school. I always wore Michigan stuff growing

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The Six Pack: Michigan vs. Minnesota, Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State among best Week 8 college football picks

I cannot tell you how great it is to see Big Ten games back on the slate this weekend. Not just because I grew up in Big Ten country and I love Big Ten football, but because it adds at least seven games to choose from every single weekend from here on out. Add in the fact we’ve got Mountain West games back — late night chasers are back on the board! — and the Pac-12 will soon follow, and it’s beginning to look a lot like a college football season.

And, of course, the more games there are available to play, the more comfortable we can feel about finding games to exploit. So I was not surprised to find myself as excited poring over the board this week as I was, and there are quite a few games I had an interest in. I was able to whittle that

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Newcomer Impact Rankings – Which college basketball freshmen, transfers will lead teams in 2020-21?

Up until now, most preseason player rankings have been separated into categories. Best graduate transfers, best sit-out transfers, best freshmen, even best junior college transfers. But with roster turnover at an all-time high and transfer waivers being granted left and right this fall, it’s time to put all of these players on a level playing field.

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There are a couple of things to note. One, this is a ranking based purely on the impact during the 2020-21 college basketball season. Not recruiting ranking, not pro potential — impact during the upcoming season. For example, North Carolina freshman Caleb Love was ranked behind teammates Day’Ron Sharpe and Walker Kessler in the ESPN 100 for 2020, but Love is expected to be the Tar Heels’ starting point guard this season, while Sharpe and Kessler are going to start off as reserves behind established starters Armando Bacot and Garrison Brooks.

Two,

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Ranking College Baseball’s Potential Strikeout Leaders in 2021

College baseball’s strikeout race is always a star-studded affair, with the top contenders in the mix as first-round draft picks and, typically, fronting the rotation for a team with College World Series aspirations.

Like we did last week with the home run race, here we’re taking stock of some of the top contenders to lead the nation in strikeouts in 2021. Last year’s champion in the abbreviated season was East Tennessee State’s Landon Knack, who was drafted in the second round by the Dodgers. Just off the pace was Louisville’s Reid Detmers, who was drafted 10th overall by the Angels. Minnesota’s Max Meyer and Texas A&M’s Asa Lacy both finished in the top five in the nation in strikeouts and then were also selected in the top five picks.

With so many of last year’s top strikeout pitchers now in pro ball, the leaderboard is sure to look different in

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9 men’s college basketball coaches who could be the next to reach 800 wins

Just nine men’s college basketball head coaches have compiled at least 800 wins in their career, led by Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski at 1,157 entering the 2020-21 season. Coach K is one of four active coaches who have reached the exclusive club, along with Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, North Carolina’s Roy Williams and West Virginia’s Bob Huggins.

The three ACC coaches mentioned above are all inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Huggins was on the ballot for 2020. The five former head coaches who have cracked the 800-win mark have all been inducted — Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Jim Calhoun, Adolph Rupp and Eddie Sutton — so the wins milestone is nearly synonymous with a Hall of Fame career.

There are a few active coaches in men’s college basketball who are within shouting distance of 800 career wins, and one coach could join the club during the 2020-21

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