Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hollis challenges Heeke, Brandon on Twitter

In an interesting development between peers, Michigan State Athletic Director, Mark Hollis, issued a friendly challenge to CMU AD Dave Heeke and Michigan AD David Brandon on his twitter account.

@Dave_Heeke @DaveBrandonAD Twitter challenge to U 2 to bring any 3 alums from UR Univ. with U to East Lansing for a four-man best ball.

Heeke answered the challenge

@MSUAD @DaveBrandonAD Sounds great, the Chippewas are in! Should be great fun w/ great people!

Brandon also accepted

@MSUAD @Dave_Heeke Twitter challenge accepted - I'm in! July is good. One of my alums who will be joining us played in this year's Masters!!

Now, in terms of the actual golf challenge, CMU is in a tough place as MSU and Michigan have golf programs that have put out some pretty talented players. Heeke will have to really do his research.

On another note, it is interesting that Hollis reached out to CMU, but not Eastern or Western.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MTSU AD defends himself

Here is a good article that I think sums up the position of all of these AD's that have been put in question for their participation in the Fiesta Frolic.|newswell|text|Sports|p

It is important for AD's like Dave Heeke to be at "convention-like" events such as these because how else is he going to land scheduling with teams like N.C. State and a future Big XII opponent. Just some more food for thought.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Heeke mentioned in Fiesta Bowl scandal story

Dave Heeke's name appeared in a story about the Fiesta Bowl scandal as he was part of of the NCAA panel that attended "Fiesta Frolic".

Here is the story, courtesy of ESPN:

Not much really Heeke can do about this. He was treated to the event, it just now raises questions about the panel's ability to rule on whether the Fiesta Bowl keeps it license.

Heeke was actually present at the event for conference meetings. The Fiesta Frolic has been a yearly event for all athletic directors and head football coaches, but because Heeke is part of this NCAA subcommittee, his name got picked out for the story. Heeke wasn't invited to the event because he is part of the committee, it was because he is an athletic director.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Staten appears in police reports

This came across my desk this afternoon, so I felt I should at least mention it. It was listed in our cops and courts reports for today:

Armond K. Staten, 21, Mt. Pleasant, malicious destruction of a business equal to or greater than $200, $450 fine and costs, four months' probation.

Doesn't sound like any major act, but not good to have another player showing up in the court reports right after the whole Fraser situation. Especially a veteran guy that is expected to be a possible captain for the season.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Clash at Comerica Live Chat

Join me at 6:30 p.m. for a live chat during the Clash at Comerica baseball game featuring Central Michigan and Michigan State.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Kashawn Fraser in legal trouble

Central Michigan University senior defensive end Kashawn Fraser has been suspended indefinitely from the football team following a domestic violence and OWI convictions that occurred since the start of the year.
According to Isabella County court documents Fraser has been sentenced and convicted with domestic violence.
"We have been aware of the situation from the outset, and Kashawn has been subject to internal discipline within the program,” CMU football coach Dan Enos said in a press release statement. “He is currently under an indefinite suspension, and his future with the program is being evaluated on a daily basis."
The domestic violence incident took place on Jan. 9 of this year in the 1800 block of Liberty Dr.
According to court documents, Fraser had an argument that turned physical with his girlfriend of three years. Fraser’s girlfriend, a former CMU women’s basketball player accused him of grabbing her by the shirt, throwing her to the floor, and dragging her around the bedroom on the floor by her shirt. Fraser was also accused of slapping her with an open hand to the neck/face area a couple of times, according to court documents.
Fraser accused his girlfriend of pushing him and slapping him in the chest twice prior to the altercation. Fraser’s male roommate separated the two and held them back until police arrived.
Fraser plead no contest to the charges and was found guilty on Mar. 8. Fraser was sentenced to nine months of probation and $963 in fines.
Additionally, on March 5 of this year, Fraser was arrested by the CMU Police Department for Operating While Intoxicated at 2:20 a.m. near Crawford and Broomfield Streets.
According to court documents from the Isabella County Court he was arraigned on March 10, 2011 and pled guilty to the charges on April 6, 2011.He was a minor at the time of arrest. His 21st birthday took place on March 26.
The charge was reduced from Operating While Visibly Impaired. Fraser was originally sentenced to 93 days in jail with credit given for one day served. The jail time has been suspended given Fraser completes all the terms of his sentence. Some of those terms include a 6-month probation, court fees, and participation in the Alcohol Highway Safety Education Program. He has already completed a victim impact panel. Fraser cannot drink alcohol or be near it until his probation ends in October.
Fraser was also previously suspended by the team for the 2010 season opener against Hampton due to a violation of team policy
Fraser, a native of Coconut Creek, Fla. was absent from the beginning of spring practices last month but has since been present at the practices without taking part in any team activities.
The senior has 44 tackles and five tackles for loss in his career. He has also picked up six fumble recoveries and four-and-a-half sacks.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

CMU Spring Game Live Chat

Join me starting at 7:30 p.m.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Practice Live Chat

Join me, starting at 9 a.m. for a live chat during CMU's spring practice on Saturday

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