Memorial Day Special – May 29, 2017

Jack is joined today on this Memorial Day 2017 edition by:


CHRIS DUFRESNE, longtime L.A. Times sportswriter and co-founder of a new site,, on the Ball family, the Los Angeles Lakers’ retooling and L.A.’s rival college QBs, USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen.

DAVE HEEKE, East Lansing native, Albion College grad, former CMU A.D. and first-year A.D. at Arizona, on the Wildcats’ athletic program, revenue realities and expectations

BOB McGINN, Green Bay Packers beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the past 26 years and Super Bowl author, on the Packers organization, QBs and key moments

BIG TEN Over/Unders 2017: Jack’s and Graham Couch’s predictions for all 14 teams

ALAN TRAMMELL, all-time Tigers shortstop, 1984 World Series MVP and special assistant to the team president, on his 20-year career, baseball beanings and the future

JUD HEATHCOTE, iconic head basketball coach at Michigan State for 19 seasons and soon-to-be 90-year-old, on the NBA Playoffs, the year’s top draft picks and his birthday

GUS GANAKAS, MSU institution in different roles since the 1940s, on his Marine Corps service, his path to East Lansing, basketball greats from the past and Jud Heathcote


JUSTIN ROSE, reporter, weekend anchor and Sunday host of The 7 Sports Cave (WXYZ TV, Detroit)

TOM CRAWFORD, Jack’s longtime radio partner “Blue Belly Tom”

GRAHAM COUCH, sports columnist for the Lansing State Journal

MICK McCABE, “The Son of Swami,” legendary sports writer and prep guru for the Detroit Free Press for 47 years

MATT SHEPARD, two-time Michigan Broadcaster of the Year, studio host/reporter for FOX Sports Detroit, and play-by-play voice for Michigan basketball, EMU football, the Detroit Lions and the Big Ten Network.

FRED HEUMANN, sports director for WLNS-TV (channel 6), baseball diehard, lifelong follower of Detroit teams and “We Are There!” practitioner for many decades


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