This is it folks! March Magic Hoopfest is back, and I, for one, am really excited. Why? I'll tell you. Because this time of year we are barraged by basketball - from the big NCAA tournament to the professional ranks to the prep teams fighting for supremacy - but it’s still too cold to get out in the driveway and shoot around, or challenge your buddy to a game of around-the-world. Hoopfest is a sure sign of spring and brings that feel of a basketball free-for-all indoors.

March Magic Hoopfest is a true celebration of basketball, and what better possible timing? Mid-March is the best possible time for basketball, I mean every hoop-lovers dream. You've got prep basketball playoffs going on and the college ranks are preparing for the big tournament, brackets are flying around and everybody is keeping their eye on their favorite team and learning about the match-ups with possible opponents.

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) and the Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) held its annual meeting on February 22nd, and announced both good news for the local economy and recognized numerous individuals with awards for vision, dedication and loyalty throughout the year.

The 2018 Winter Olympics have taken over the world with its colorful characters and fantastic feats of athleticism. It's an awesome time to feel part of this global community but more than that it’s so impressive to see these incredible athletes perform. The passion, excellence and dedication these men and women pour into their events is at the heart of what makes sports so great.

NUWAY Wrestling, America's Premier Wrestling Association, is coming back to the Lansing Center for some of the best youth wrestling competition in the country. The NUWAY Wrestling ChristmaSparty (a youth wrestling tournament featuring over 1,200 wrestlers from across the country) will bring the Lansing Center to a fever-pitch December 16-17, 2017.

Maybe you've heard about Michigan State's basketball teams this year?

Tom Izzo's squad is a national title favorite and the Spartans are led by Miles Bridges, the consensus player of year in the Big Ten and the country.