Major-conference teams often have to guard against overconfidence in early-season games against programs from one-bid leagues.
Appling shook off a sprained right ankle in the first half and finished with 20 points to help the 15th-ranked Spartans pull away to beat Oakland 70-52 Friday night.
Many people are on edge after at least 15 shootings in Oakland, Livingston and Ingham Counties this week.
So, how do fans and players feel about the Detroit Tigers ALCS victory? Keep reading.
Miguel Cabrera hit two home-runs and six RBIs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 12-2 on Tuesday night.
Oakland and Macomb county executives say both counties will deploy their deputies with the full expectation of total reimbursement by the City of Detroit.
Reggie Hamilton and Travis Bader combined for 59 points as Oakland, Mich., defeated Southern Utah 76-68 in overtime Wednesday night.
Austin Richie scored 22 points and Mike Douglas added 19 to lead Western Michigan to a 91-76 victory against Oakland on Friday night.
Laval Lucas-Perry scored a career-high 23 points and Drew Valentine had a double-double as Oakland, Mich., shook off Rochester College midway through the second half for a 77-62 victory Tuesday night.
D.J. Cooper scored 18 points Wednesday night as Ohio edged Oakland, Mich., 84-82.