Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press

Shawn Windsor

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Recent articles by Shawn:

Detroit sports are terrible. But one day, it will make winning that much sweeter

Detroit's misery index: The Lions stink, the Red Wings and Tigers are worse, and the Pistons middling. Oh, and then there's Michigan and MSU football. → Read More

Michigan State basketball a long way from figuring out who it is

Michigan State basketball is 5-3 after Tuesday's blowout loss to Duke at Breslin Center. → Read More

Jim Harbaugh's legacy more than Ohio State failure: Michigan football good, just not elite

Michigan football is back to being ... well, pretty good. Jim Harbaugh just can't figure out beating powerhouse Ohio State. → Read More

Opinion: Latest loss shows Michigan is nowhere close to Ohio State, and it's getting worse

Michigan is still nowhere close to Ohio State. In fact, the gap might be as great as it has been in years after Wolverines lost by 29 points Saturday. → Read More

Predictions: Michigan football will tantalize, and Michigan State just has to get it done

Shawn Windsor makes his picks, with Michigan keeping it close against Ohio State but still falling short in the big rivalry matchup. → Read More

Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh is right. It's time to expand College football Playoff

If the NCAA took Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh's advice, the Wolverines might be playing for a playoff spot Saturday against Ohio State. → Read More

Michigan football 'ascending' into Ohio State, just like Jim Harbaugh always knew it would

Jim Harbaugh saw Michigan had turned the tide even in its football loss to Penn State, with confidence growing as it prepares for Ohio State. → Read More

Michigan, Michigan State football picks: Back to the same old story

Michigan is playing strong, and Michigan State is looking to hang on in this weekend's slate of Big Ten games, as Shawn Windsor makes his picks. → Read More

Opinion: College basketball lost its pied piper in Michigan State's Tom Izzo. It's the NCAA's fault

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is sick of the NCAA's inconsistency. So much so that he lessened his voice in the sport that defines him. → Read More

Michigan State's Mark Dantonio deserves one more chance to rewrite his ending

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio wants to complete the circle. He's done enough — and won enough — to earn the chance to do it. → Read More

Michigan State's slump pulls the curtains to find Mark Dantonio no longer the wizard

Mark Dantonio once had Michigan State football at the top of the national scene, but that magic appears to be fading. → Read More

Michigan State football in rough shape, and probably won't be much better next year

Free Press columnist Shawn Windsor answers three questions after Michigan State football lost to No. 14 Michigan , 44-10, Saturday. → Read More

Michigan football officially owns the Michigan State rivalry again

Michigan football annihilated Michigan State in every facet on Saturday at Michigan Stadium, asserting its top position in the rivalry. → Read More

Michigan vs. Michigan State football predictions: This won't be pretty

Free Press sports writers and columnists predict the outcome of Saturday's rivalry game between Michigan and Michigan State → Read More

Michigan football vs. MSU feels like a foregone conclusion. And that's too bad

The Michigan-Michigan State football rivalry is better when players and coaches are spouting off. This year's game has lacked buzz. → Read More

If Detroit Lions sign Colin Kaepernick, they would be taking a chance, and making a stance

The Detroit Lions could use another quarterback. Matthew Stafford is recovering from a fractured back. So why not Colin Kaepernick? → Read More

Detroit Lions dodging Matthew Stafford questions can't mask reality of 3-5-1

The Detroit Lions are avoiding addressing Matthew Stafford's back injury, but it's no use hiding his importance, or that the football team is 3-5-1. → Read More

Detroit Lions and Jeff Driskel only made you yearn for Matthew Stafford

With Matthew Stafford injured, Jeff Driskel had to jump into the fray, and the Detroit Lions had a predictable loss to the Chicago Bears. → Read More

Michigan State football has a lot to prove — like showing it can score a TD

Michigan State football has something to prove. Like showing it can score a touchdown. And beat a surging Illinois squad. → Read More

Michigan State basketball's Tom Izzo was angry after Tuesday's loss. He should be.

This was a Hall-of-Fame coach angrily explaining why Michigan State basketball wasn't quite ready for the length and talent for Kentucky. → Read More