Author Matthew Baron

10 entries

Surprise, Surprise

College basketball has its fair share of surprises. Usually they don't happen until the buzzer-beaters and Cinderella stories of March. But occasionally, something will happen during a game, even as subtle as a player coming off the bench, that will surprise everyone. Eli Holman had been "granted a leave of absence"...

You Might Be At A Between-Semesters College Basketball Game!

When you have more middle school students playing at halftime at your game than college students in your cheering section...you might be at a between-semesters college basketball game! University of Detroit Mercy (5-8) vs. Alabama State (2-8) is an example of your prototypical game that occurs over Christmas...

Death Star Trench Run on the Kobayashi Maru

Star Trek or Star Wars? Among nerds, this is the equivalent of Coke vs. Pepsi or Edward vs. Jacob. But what's funny about science fiction (or rather fiction in general) is that the themes and plot lines of futuristic adventures in the cosmos always end up applying to real life in modern times. Western Michigan...

Clash WITH The Titans

Normally when we do these write ups, themes and bi-lines in the game have a tendency to appear on their own. These themes are what make for good writing and what make out game recaps so fun to write. How we can look for the human element and the inherent drama of sporting events and create a creative piece of...

Overtime is a dish best served cold...

Have you ever gone to sign in to something, and catch a glimpse at the guest list, and see who is also going to be attending or is already there, and you just know you're in for one hell of a night? That's what happened last night when I went to watch my Western Michigan Broncos (8-9) travel to Ypsilanti, Michigan...

Styles Make Fights

Just another conference game in the Horizon League like any other. Two .500 teams with closely matched conference records fighting in an up-and-down league where anything can happen. Unless you have an absolute stud on your team like a Norris Cole or Gordon Heyward, nobody is running away with this league! The...

The Ray McCallum Jr. Show

When you start coming to games at the same arena, with the same team, the result is not that much different that the last. This is my 5th time covering the University of Detroit Mercy Titans at Callahan Hall, and quite frankly, nothing ever changes. Everything gets tired out: the same starting five, the same dance...

The Mix-Reghi Effect

Whenever Steve Mix and Michael Reghi of SportsTime Ohio show up to your game, you know craziness is about to ensue! Television coverage always has a habit of highlighting match-ups and bringing that added atmosphere of excitement to a game. But whenever Mix and Reghi show up for a MAC game, they somehow take it...

Almost gave another one away!

For some odd reason, this game between the Titans of Detroit Mercy and the Phoenix of Green Bay had a weird vibe to it. I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it was the fact that UDM has won 5 out of their last 6 games now? Maybe it was the noticeable absence of the UDM dance team? Maybe it was the surprisingly...

Last Gasp at Relevance

Savage Hall at the University of Toledo is one of the toughest places to play in the MAC. Going into Saturday night, the Broncos of Western Michigan were foundering below .500, a few games out of first in the MAC West Division, which every year is always up for grabs, usually with mere days left in the regular...

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