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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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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Brings Holiday Spectacle to Grand Rapids on Sunday [Video]

If you've never seen the Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform, don't even bother imagining what might unfold.

It is something seemingly slightly beyond the realm of reality being brought to Grand Rapids for Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Van Andel Arena.

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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: Bill Burr Talks Neat Versus Funny, First Ladies and Twitter Wars [Audio]

Comedian and actor Bill Burr joined us on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" this morning.  

Burr was promoting his fourth hour-long comedy special, "I’m Sorry You Feel That Way," which premieres on Netflix today!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for December 5

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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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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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: Lisa Kudrow Talks ‘The Comeback’ and Mean Tweets [Audio/Video]

We were joined on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today by actress, comedian, writer and producer Lisa Kudrow.

While she is best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the NBC sitcom "Friends," she called in to promote her work on the HBO series "The Comeback," which airs Sundays at 10 p.m.

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