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Who's at fault in Thomas Kithier saga? Everyone, and it stinks

December 16, 2017 by Luxora Leader

It stinks that such a talented young man, who has signed to play basketball at Michigan State, by the Michigan High School Athletic Association for violating the link aspect of the athletically motivated transfer rule. It stinks that Macomb Dakota ...

Kithiers line up legal professionals, put together lawsuit vs. MHSAA

December 16, 2017 by Kaplan Herald

Ineligible high school basketball star Thomas Kithier and his family have hired two attorneys who are planning to file a lawsuit against the Michigan High School Athletic Association over its controversial transfer ruling. Kithier transferred from ...

Thomas Kithier household hires outstanding attorneys to assist combat for eligibility

December 16, 2017 by Kaplan Herald

The Michigan State basketball signee and his family have hired prominent trial attorneys Ven Johnson of Johnson Law, PLC, and Steve Fishman in hopes of overcoming a ruling made by the Michigan High School Athletic Association that . The hiring was ...

Thomas Kithier and the hypocrisy of the student athlete

December 16, 2017 by The Only Colors

The Only ColorsThe Michigan High School Athletic Association has deemed Kithier ineligible this season. But that's ok, because it's all for the greater good of the “student athlete.” Kithier, a MSU signee and three-star recruit, is one of the best players in Michigan ...

High Profile Trial Attorneys, Ven Johnson and Steven Fishman, Hired by High School Basketball Star Thomas Kithier

December 16, 2017 by MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN Editorial) DETROIT, Dec. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent Trial Attorneys Ven Johnson of Johnson Law, PLC and Steve Fishman announced today that they have been hired by 18-year-old high school senior Thomas Kithier and his family to help him ...

Clarkston board member calls for resignations after Thomas Kithier decision

December 15, 2017 by Luxora Leader

Clarkston Community Schools is not giving up in its pursuit to make senior basketball player Thomas Kithier eligible for this season. At a school board meeting on Monday night, the board unanimously passed a resolution advocating for the reinstatement ...

Chip Valley schools: We won't lie about Thomas Kithier, followed rules

December 15, 2017 by Luxora Leader

Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education president Ron Roberts addressed the controversy involving Michigan State basketball signee Thomas Kithier, who transferred from Macomb Dakota to Clarkston over the summer. Kithier, a senior, by the Michigan ...

Jason Mitchell: Schools of choice green lights high school athletic transfers

December 15, 2017 by Herald Palladium

In Michigan's schools of choice world, folks can't have it both ways. That doesn't mean they won't try – particularly in the realm of high school athletics. Many people are fired up about the recent decision by the Michigan High School Athletic ...

Couch: Thomas Kithier eligibility fight should be a basic school-choice issue

December 14, 2017 by Lansing State Journal

Lansing State JournalFull disclosure: I hate schools of choice. I hate what it's done to the district I grew up in. I hate that one day I might have to use it with my own children. I resent districts that benefit from it. I'm sad that we ever felt the legislation was ...

Geoff Kimmerly Explains Thomas Kithier MHSAA Ineligibility Ruling

December 14, 2017 by WKAR

WKARThomas Kithier, a Michigan State men's basketball commit, was ruled ineligible by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) after deciding to transfer to Clarkston High School from Macomb Dakota. Clarkston Community School stated in a news ...

Thomas Kithier family pleads case to school board

December 14, 2017 by Luxora Leader

Clinton Township — Thomas Kithier sat with his parents in the Chippewa Valley Schools Administration Building Monday night, listening to people speak on his behalf to try to persuade the school board to OK his transfer from Macomb Dakota High to ...

Pat Caputo - Dakota, Clarkston, MHSAA need to look in mirror about Thomas Kithier situation

December 14, 2017 by The Oakland Press

The Oakland PressDAVID DALTON - FILE PHOTO Thomas Kithier, during his playing days at Dakota High, looks to make a move in a game against Romeo last season. I feel bad for everybody involved in the Thomas Kithier situation. I feel bad for Kithier because he is not ...

Wojo: Thomas Kithier case is one of excessive punishment

December 13, 2017 by The Detroit News

The Detroit NewsThis is what happens when rules and rivalries get twisted, when feelings get hurt, and when adults wield authority at their convenience. Fair play is the basis of all competition, and rules matter. But so does this: What's fair for the player involved ...

Kithier's parents speak out, Clarkston board member calls for resignations at Dakota

December 12, 2017 by"(Dakota) has let other students transfer, and they let several football players go, so why aren't they letting Thomas transfer?" Karl Kithier, Thomas' father, mentioned the situation is something "an 18-year-old high school kid should not be in" while ...

MHSAA further explains Kithier decision; Izzo comments on situation

December 12, 2017 by The Oakland Press

The Oakland PressThe Kithier family has not informed the MHSAA that the entire Kithier family has since made the move into the Clarkston School District and Kithier's mom filed an affidavit as recently as Nov. 13 stating that her and her husband were not residing with ...

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