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January 11, 2011 12:00 AM

BCS national championship: Local teacher enjoying atmosphere in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Like many Auburn fans before Monday’s BCS championship game, Jimmy Thompson was unsure whether his flight back to the snowy South would depart as scheduled.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.

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