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Diamond Jubilee Comes To An End, Michigan And Michigan State Basketball

Luke Ghiardi, Alex Tiseo and Ryan Ranguette

Marquette, MI – 11/14/17 – After 123 years the football rivalry between Marquette Senior High School and Negaunee High School will no longer be. The rivalry in 1965 decided on a trophy for the winner each year, that trophy became known as the Diamond Jubilee. The game between the two teams each year brought the community together, memories and bragging rights for the following year. High Schools in the Upper Peninsula this fall have been switching conferences and eliminating games that have been on their schedules for years. Another game affected by all the change has been the game between the Kingsford Flivvers and Iron Mountain. Football is king in the Upper Peninsula and the slightest of change can make a big impact on communities. Marquette Senior High School Athletic Director spoke of the change in schedules for Marquette and his displeasure with the ending of the rivalry. One thing is for sure, after 123 years, the streak will come to an end.

The Michigan Wolverines basketball team took on a team in the state on Monday, the Central Michigan Chippewas. Michigan Wolverines Muhammad-Ali Abdul-Rahkman dropped 17 points while Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews added 13 in the 72-65 Wolverine victory. Central Michigan put up a fight taking the lead 8 different times, they were led by Shawn Roundtree who added 21 points on 7 of 11 shooting and 4 of 6 from downtown. The Wolverines continue play on Thursday when they host Southern Mississippi at 7 pm.

The #2 Michigan State Spartans square off tonight against the #1 Duke Blue Devils at 7 pm in the Champions Classic. The Spartans come in at 1-0 on the season while Duke comes in at 2-0. Michigan State is 1-1 when they’re involved against a team in the top 2. Duke and Michigan State are both 3-3 in Champions Classic Games.

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