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What We Learned From Week 15 in College Football: Playoffs Are Here; MSU, WMU, CMU, ND In Bowls

For Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State, the college football championship hunt begins.

Meanwhile, Michigan State, Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Notre Dame are going to bowl games.

As for Michigan fans, sorry but you have to wait until next year.

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NCAA FBS’ First College Football Playoffs Announced: Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Ohio State In

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee this afternoon announced the inaugural College Football Playoffs field.

Selection Sunday put Alabama versus Ohio State and Oregon versus Florida State, with the winners vying for the national championship.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Kalamazoo Hockey Player Says ‘Meow’ Seven Times in Intermission Interview [Video]

What is it about slipping the word "meow" into a sentence that is so damn funny?

We are not sure, but we're happy people continue to do it.

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Mason County Judge Reinstates Pursuing Murder Charges Against Baby Kate’s Father, Sean Phillips

A Mason County Circuit Court judge has ruled prosecutors can pursue open murder charges against Sean Phillips, WZZM-13 reported.

Phillips is the 25-year-old father of Katherine "Baby Kate" Phillips, a 4½-month-old who went missing from the Ludington area in June 2011.

In September, District Judge Peter J. Wadel dismissed murder charges against Phillips, saying prosecutors did not prove Baby Kate had been killed.

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Michigan Senate Approves 4 A.M. Closing Time for Downtown Bars

Michigan cities may have the option of allowing downtown bars to stay open until 4 a.m. on weekend nights under a new bill that passed the Michigan Senate on Thursday.

Senate Bill 247 passed by a 22-14 vote, after an earlier vote failed.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Laila Ali Talks About Her New Show, Her Fighting Career, Curtis Conway’s Eating Habits [Audio/Video]

Early on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today, we talked with retired professional boxer Laila Ali.

She is the daughter of heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali and is married to former NFL wide receiver Curtis Conway, who is one of Free Beer's sports broadcast partners with Compass Media Networks.

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Johnny Manziel Won’t Start, Other Things To Know About NFL Week 14

All NFL playoff spots are still available as the league heads into its final four weeks of the 2014 season. Here’s a preview of Week 14’s most interesting storylines:

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Who Makes the Playoffs? The Big Questions for Week 15 in College Football

After a wild and unpredictable year, it all comes down to this. Here are the top storylines as we look ahead to the final weekend of the college football regular season.

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East Grand Rapids High School Girls’ Swimming’s Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins Named Athletes of the Week

East Grand Rapids girls' swimming and diving's Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins, who each captured two MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 individual state titles in addition to being on two winning relays in leading the Pioneers to a repeat state championship in Oakland, are this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week co-honorees.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Kevin Nealon Talks Hans and Franz, His USFL Career and Terrible Temp Jobs [Audio/Video]

This morning on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we were joined by actor and comedian Kevin Nealon, who is, perhaps, best known for his work on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and Showtime's "Weeds."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: How to Get Rid of That Movember Mustache [Video]

Guys, sad news: It's December. That means Movember is over and it's time to get rid of that upper-lip caterpillar that you've been growing for the last month.

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University of Michigan Football Coach Brady Hoke Fired [Video]

After four seasons at the helm, University of Michigan Football Coach Brady Hoke was let go Tuesday.

University of Michigan Interim Director of Athletics Jim Hackett made the announcement at a news conference in Ann Arbor, saying he had come to the decision on Sunday night.

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