The Team

Michigan Sports Beat is a project created by six young journalists with the combined goal of creating the next big Michigan sports blog. The site will include coverage of the Detroit Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers, as well as Michigan and Michigan State athletics. Meet the staff!

Brandon Champion – Lead Lions reporter for the Michigan Sports Beat. Champion is a journalism student at Central Michigan and has covered track and field, soccer and basketball for the Central Michigan Life. Follow Brandon on Twitter: @BrandontheChamp

John Manzo – Lead Pistons reporter for the Michigan Sports Beat. Manzo held the position of Sports Editor for the Central Michigan Life in 2011 and has covered football, basketball and soccer for the CM-Life. Also done some blogging for the Detroit Tigers Scorecard. Follow John on Twitter: @JohnRManzo

Justin Hicks – Lead Red Wings and Tigers reporter for the Michigan Sports Beat. Hicks is a journalism student at Central Michigan University with experience working as a sports writer for the Grosse Pointe News and Central Michigan Life. Follow Justin on Twitter: @justin1Hicks1

Seth Newman – Lead Spartans reporter for the Michigan Sports Beat. Newman is a journalism student for Central Michigan University with experience working as a student life, campus events, and sports writer for Central Michigan Life. Newman has also worked with the Big Ten Conference and Michigan State University for football games. Follow Seth on Twitter: @SethNewman32

Kristopher Lodes – Lead Wolverines reporter for the Michigan Sports Beat. Lodes is a sophomore Editorial Journalism major at Central Michigan University and has covered almost every sport from rugby to football at Central Michigan Life. Follow on Kris Twitter: @krislodes


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