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Winner of Detroit Grand Prix poster competition announced
DETROIT - The official commemorative poster of the 2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear was chosen from five designs created by students at Detroit's College for Creative Studies.
Allie Fedak's entry was chosen as the winning poster design. Fedak is a junior at CCS and is from Canton.
“I wanted to create the most ideal celebration of the Grand Prix possible, with the car crossing the finish line and also in the Winner’s Circle, with everyone holding up their trophies triumphantly, with the historic Scott Fountain restored and shooting out water and looking absolutely beautiful," Fedak said.
The design will be featured during the upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear from May 31 through June 2 on Belle Isle.
The finished poster design will be officially unveiled April 30 during the annual Grand Prix media lunch.
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CHICAGO — As he stepped up to cut down the nets after winning the Big Ten tournament final 65-60 over Michigan, senior guard Matt McQuaid paused and pointed to his teammate, redshirt junior forward Kyle Ahrens. “Arnie, this is for you,” he said.
The Spartans cut down the nets for Ahrens, who suffered a badly sprained left anklewith 4:34 left in the first half.
For Ahrens, but because of McQuaid.
The Duncanville, Texas, native scored a career-high 27 points on 8-15 shooting, including 7-13 from three-point range. His three with 2:02 remaining cut Michigan’s lead to 60-58, and sparked the 10-0 MSU run that closed the game.
“When I came out (of the tunnel after receiving medical treatment) and I saw he had 21, I thought it was his number, like he had 20 or something,” Ahrens said of McQuaid. “Then he hit a three and I looked up, and I was like, ‘What?’ I’m so happy for him. He deserves it. We call him ‘Big Shot’ for a reason.”
McQuaid was the only MSU player to hit a three-pointer after the Ahrens' injury. The rest of the team finished 2-10 from behind the arc.
“Each and every day, somebody steps up,” junior point guard Cassius Winston said.
Winston assisted on all seven of McQuaid’s made three-pointers.
“Nobody else was making shots, we tried to put him in different spots and roll him up,” MSU coach Tom Izzo said. “Cassius found him and it was like those two are connected like Steve Young and Jerry Rice. It was unbelievable.”
His three just seconds after the game resumed following Ahrens' injury brought the energy back into a United Center that had fallen silent.
“It was very emotional for me since we’re such good friends,” McQuaid said. “(We have been) roommates since my freshman year, we’ve been through a lot together… I just wanted to leave it all out on the court for him.”
Michigan center Jon Teske said he doesn’t think Michigan could have played McQuaid differently.
“He’s a tremendous player,” Teske said. “He got shots, but I don’t think there was anything wrong with our defense. When Cassius found him open in the corner, I mean, he’s a tremendous shooter. He’s gonna knock down those shots. That’s what he’s there to do.”
McQuaid played a career-high 39 minutes.
“Some love it, some like it, some live it and Matt McQuaid lives it,” Izzo said. “If there’s ever a guy that deserved to have what happened to him today, it’s Matt. We asked him to do a lot defensively … I don’t know how many minutes he played, but it was a lot at a high level and he made some big, big shots.”
2018-19 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Team
-Lions fans, when it comes to the NFL Draft, do not inhale the second hand smoke- Opinion by Roy J. Akers
Many NFL fans and Lions fans in particular, pay attention to the various mock drafts from ESPN to the local blowhards. Well, its all a smokescreen.
The team and Lions GM Bob Quinn and Lions coach Matt Patricia could care less what you think outside of following the team in the eight dormant months until the September opener.
I have seen where the Lions will take the following players in mock drafts, but in the end unless they trade down, it will be a defensive lineman or perhaps LSU cornerback Greedy Williams.
I have seen mock drafts that connect
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa to the Lions. Really! Tight ends never go this early and unless Hockenson is the second coming of Rob Gronkowski or Kellen Winslow, Quinn will not go down the slippery slope of greasing the skids to getting himself fired.
Kyler Murray- Love the kids arm and athleticism and his decision making for a college QB is off the charts. Saying that, draft pundits are relieved he came in the combine at 5'10" which an inch or two taller than some feared. His body type is something I fear will make him more the next Robert Griffen than Russell Wilson. Besides, Stafford's contract makes him untradable and the Lions still think they could make a run with number nine.
The funniest mock draft is the combine man child D.K. Metcalf. He is built like a locomotive and can chase down trains with a single bound and some teams will put this second round talent into the top five and I say let this happen and let a team take him.
In the end, the Lions will go back to the post-combine war room and will do one of the following:
80%- They will take the best fit defensive lineman left at number eight.
10%- Take Greedy Williams to bookend with Darius Slay
10%- Trade down and pick up an additional pic and perhaps take Metcalf, Hockenson or another player like Jonah Williams, the OT from Alabama. As of now, Williams is tagged to go just inside the top ten.
The Lions do not plan on drafting in the top ten again anytime soon and do not want to screw this draft up but this is the Lions so this option is not off the board.
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