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MSU #1 in Big Ten media poll, Cash 1st Team All Big Ten

This is conducted now by The Athletic and the Columbus Dispatch (used to just be the latter, IIRC). 28 media members from around the conference coverage area participated. Order of Finish 1. Michigan State 2. Michigan 3. Indiana 4. Nebraska 5. Purdue 6. Wisconsin 7. Maryland 8. Ohio State 9. Minnesota 10. Iowa 11. Penn […]

For anyone thinking MSU might have gotten in the muck re: Bowen

Per Adam Zagoria Interesting quote from Steve Haney, attorney for Christian Dawkins: ‘Michigan State was one of the only schools that was NOT GOING to pay Brian Bowen to go there’ Haney listed MSU, Arizona, Oregon, Texas and Creighton as his final 5 before he picked Louisville in June 2017. Now I’ll tell you that […]

Freshmen

I’m not one to take a ton from early indicators but…the annual individual photos of the players in their uniforms are starting to trickle out. So one thing you can see is physical development from their final year in HS. It won’t ever be a huge factor for Loyer but he does look as if […]

Positives

1. Receivers – As good as advertised. How many tough catches did they make tonight. Tremendous concentration, hands and *strength* 2. Lewerke in the clutch – Certainly not his best game but I have the same feeling with him in tight situations I had with Cook…just feel like he’s going to make the plays you […]

NCAA Clears MSU Athletics of Any Wrong-Doing in Nassar Scandal

The ESPN headline (and it is on the front page link) is nice, but the article takes shots by offering quotes from the ESPN OTL sources indicating that they were either not contacted by the NCAA for the investigation or that they complained to MSU and the NCAA and didn’t receive feedback. It puts forth […]

Hearing That MSU in Really Good Shape With Drew Timme

Spoke to a guy in the Metroplex yesterday, says Izzo has gone full blast after Timme and MSU in great shape right now with him. Just on the surface, Gonzaga, MSU and Purdue make a lot of sense for him. All have traditions of utilization of big men (programs and the current coaches). All have […]

Hell of a year for Spartan athletics

Everybody knows what the football team did in flipping the script to go 9-3. Men’s basketball is having a tremendous start to their season. However, there’s been a lot of other good things going on in the AD. – Men’s soccer suffered a heartbreaking loss to perennial power Indiana in an NCAA quarterfinal game this […]

Top 10 CBB Coaches Heading Into 2017-2018

As I went to rank who I think the top 10 college basketball coaches are heading into this year, what you can’t judge with a stat is what a guy does with talent. I think even in basketball that’s a little bit easier to assess when you’ve only got five guys on the court at […]

Duke Thoughts

Some really good things and some really (and naggingly consistent) bad ones on display tonight in a 9 point loss. Some quick thoughts… – The game was lost in that 2 minute and change sequence where it went from tied to Duke up 11. That was it…I think it never got closer than 6 and […]

Atlantis Thoughts

Some quick thoughts on the three days in total. – I said before the tournament started that 2-1 would be a success. It is. For this team, the conditions they’re playing under in terms of travel, depth, etc. it’s a positive. It actually played out the way I was inclined to think it would in […]

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