Wolverines return to Ann Arbor, but questions remain about next season – Cosy Sports Update


NCAAFB –Wolverines return home to screaming fans after victory over Washington
The national champion Michigan Wolverines have returned home to their Ann Arbor campus. They were met with thunderous applause and screaming fans Tuesday night. The Wolverines beat the Washington Huskies 34-13 in the national championship game Monday. Coach Jim Harbaugh and defensive tackle Kris Jenkins showed their appreciation and thanked the crowd. Quarterback J.J. McCarthy was greeted with chants of “One more year!" The junior said, “I don’t know how I could leave you all.” The university is set to announce details Wednesday morning regarding a formal celebration on Saturday in Ann Arbor.

NCAAFB – Future uncertain for champion Wolverines
Michigan heads into an uncertain future after winning its first national championship in 26 years. Who stays, who goes and is a repeat possible in an expanded and loaded Big Ten that will include the Washington team the Wolverines beat 34-13 in the national championship game? There also could be NCAA sanctions coming. The biggest question after Michigan wrapped up a 15-0 season is the status of coach Jim Harbaugh. He is the top target for NFL teams with head coach openings. Quarterback J.J. McCarthy is among players who are considering whether to enter the NFL draft or return.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Sacramento Kings 131, Detroit Pistons 110

Kings 131, Pistons 110 – Domantas Sabonis’ 37 points leads Kings to wild 131-110 victory over Pistons
Domantas Sabonis scored 37 points, and had 13 assists and 10 rebounds, to help the Sacramento Kings to a roller-coaster 131-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. The Kings trailed by 20 points in the first quarter, led by 15 in the third, let the Pistons tie the game in the fourth and then pulled away down the stretch. Keegan Murray added 32 points and De’Aaron Fox scored 26. Detroit has lost five straight since breaking its NBA-record 28-game losing streak. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 and Jaden Ivey added 22.

San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons, 7:00 p.m.
Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m.
Houston Rockets at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.

NBA – Draymond Green committed to playing without ‘antics’ that have plagued him
Draymond Green is vowing a commitment to playing without the “antics” that have plagued him on the court throughout his career, working over the past month on ways to control his emotions and not let hostility take over. Through therapy, Green says he has learned techniques to better deal with tense moments during games when he has previously lost his cool, embracing the idea of improving himself after being disciplined by the NBA with an indefinite suspension last month. Green insists he has “cost my team enough” and feels a sense of urgency to get back on the court and help the Warriors.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Edmonton Oilers 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1

Oilers 2, Blackhawks 1 – McDavid, Draisaitl score as Oilers beat Blackhawks 2-1 to extend win streak to 8 games
Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl scored goals as the Edmonton Oilers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks The Oilers also won eight straight from Nov. 24 to Dec. 12. McDavid scored the winner by beating Petr Mrazek on a breakaway 1:32 into the second period. He also extended his point-scoring streak to eight games. Chicago’s Jason Dickinson picked up a loose puck and sent a wrist shot past the blocker of Stuart Skinner at 5:52 of the first period to open the scoring. Draisaitl scored his 19th goal of the season to square the score about two minutes later.

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
Central Michigan 80, Eastern Michigan 64
Western Michigan 95, Northern Illinois 90 – OT
Notre Dame 75, Georgia Tech 68 – OT

CMU 80, EMU 64 – Taylor’s 17 lead Central Michigan over Eastern Michigan 80-64
Brian Taylor scored 17 points as Central Michigan beat Eastern Michigan 80-64 on Tuesday night. Taylor had eight rebounds for the Chippewas (7-8, 2-1 Mid-American Conference). Markus Harding scored 17 points, going 7 of 12 and 3 of 5 from the free-throw line. Derrick Butler was 7-of-12 shooting (3 for 4 from 3-point range) to finish with 17 points.  The Eagles (8-7, 1-2) were led in scoring by Orlando Lovejoy, who finished with 16 points and two steals. Julius Ellerbe added 15 points for Eastern Michigan. In addition, Tyson Acuff finished with 13 points, five assists and two steals.

WMU 95, NIU 90 – OT – Artis White, Western Michigan defeat Northern Illinois 95-90 in OT
B. Artis White scored 25 points, including six in the overtime, as Western Michigan defeated Northern Illinois 95-90 on Tuesday night. Artis White was 8-of-14 shooting, including 4 for 8 from 3-point range, and went 5 for 7 from the free-throw line for the Broncos (6-9, 3-0 Mid-American Conference). Seth Hubbard scored 21 points, shooting 8 for 15, including 3 for 8 from beyond the arc. Javonte Brown had 16 points and shot 6 of 9 from the field and 4 for 11 from the foul line. The Huskies (6-9, 0-3) were led in scoring by David Coit, who finished with 32 points and 10 assists. Northern Illinois also got 14 points from Xavier Amos. In addition, Quaran McPherson finished with 12 points.

ND 75, GT 68 – OT – Shrewsberry scores 25 points, Notre Dame ends 2-year ACC road skid beating Georgia Tech
Reserve freshman Braeden Shrewsberry scored a career-high 25 points shooting 7 for 12 and Tae Davis and J.R. Konieczny both recorded double-doubles and Notre Dame beat Georgia Tech 75-68 in overtime. The win marked the Fighting Irish’s first true road win since Feb. 12, 2022 when they beat Clemson 76-61. The win also ended a 13-game road losing streak in the ACC. Julian Roper II’s 3-pointer with 3:53 left in the extra session broke a 66-all tie and Notre Dame led for all the extra session. The Yellow Jackets shot 1 for 8 in overtime and scored just two points.

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
Michigan State 74, Maryland 69
Minnesota 82, Michigan 66

Central Michigan at Akron, 7:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Toledo, 7:00 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green, 7:00 p.m.

NFL – Tennessee Titans fire coach Mike Vrabel after back-to-back losing seasons
The Tennessee Titans have fired coach Mike Vrabel after six seasons with the franchise having won only six of the past 24 games. Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement that she told Vrabel of her decision Tuesday morning. She said it was a decision “as difficult as any I’ve made.” The announcement came a day after the Titans cleaned out their lockers with Vrabel not speaking to reporters. It was the first time in the franchise’s 27 seasons in Tennessee the head coach did not talk with reporters since the team moved to the state from Texas. Vrabel was hired in January 2018 and went 56-48 including playoffs.

MLB – Chicago Cubs agree to contract with Japanese left-hander Shōta Imanaga
The Chicago Cubs have bolstered their rotation, agreeing to a contract with left-hander Shōta Imanaga in their first major offseason roster move. A person familiar with the deal confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it was pending a physical. Terms of the contract are unknown. Chicago had been quiet since it hired Craig Counsell as manager in November, replacing David Ross in a surprise move. The Cubs were in position for an NL wild card last year before stumbling in September, fading to an 83-79 record after finishing under .500 in the previous two seasons.

MHSAA – Michigan High School Athletic Association
Last Night
Boys Basketball
Otsego 45, Lakeshore 43
Michigan Lutheran 65, Countryside 32
Our Lady of the Lake 65, Howardsville Christian 64
Eau Claire 55, River Valley 48
Berrien Springs 41, Buchanan 36
Brandywine 77, Dowagiac 34
Mattawan 77, Plainwell 58
Vicksburg 71, Portage Northern 53
Gull Lake 77, Three Rivers 59
Allegan 57, Constantine 41
Bridgman 69, Kalamazoo Christian 48
Kalamazoo Hackett 57, Coloma 49
Martin at Grand Rapids Wellspring, Postponed
Parchment 54, Bronson 49
Saugatuck 67, Wyoming Potters House 58
South Haven 53, Lawton 42
Schoolcraft 67, Watervliet 35
Centreville 69, Lawrence 41
Cassopolis 71, Marcellus 53
Hartford 68, White Pigeon 63
Bloomingdale at Decatur, Cancelled

Girls Basketball
Lakeshore 55, Otsego 40
Howardsville Christian 41, Our Lady of the Lake 28
Buchanan 58, Berrien Springs 45
Brandywine 41, Dowagiac 22
Mattawan 54, Plainwell 46
Portage Central 54, Edwardsburg 46
Vicksburg 65, Portage Northern 25
DeWitt 60, Gull Lake 22
Colon 52, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 53
Constantine 39, Bridgman 36
Kalamazoo Christian 59, Watervliet 18
Kalamazoo Hackett 40, Coloma 15
Lawton 53, South Haven 41
Schoolcraft 41, Allegan 31
Saugatuck 48, Wyoming Potters House 32
Centreville 38, Lawrence 36
Bangor 28, Comstock 19
White Pigeon 40, Hartford 18
Decatur 45, Bloomingdale 40

Boys Basketball
Lawrence at Gobles, 7:00 p.m.
Comstock at Allegan, 7:00 p.m.
Muskegon Heights at Bloomingdale, 6:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball
Buchanan at Michigan Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.
Fennville at Parchment, 7:00 p.m.

Battle Creek Lakeview, Gull Lake, St. Joseph at Lakeshore, 5:00 p.m.
Decatur, Lawrence at Bangor, 6:00 p.m.
Cassopolis, Marcellus, at Hartford, 6:00 p.m.