Posts tagged "izzo"

Michigan State Spartans, NCAA Tournament: In or Out?

In our latest, most up-to-date NCAA Tournament bracket projection, (or college basketball “bracketology” if you will, we have the Michigan State Spartans as a #11 seed. Although the chances of them falling into that final #12 seed line (and perhaps playing within that “First Four”) are still high, even with their 66-61 narrow escape over... Read more »

Brutally Honest 2011 Big Ten Tournament Preview and Predictions

As mediocre as the Big Ten has looked this season (and a major reason why it looks so mediocre is because expectations were sky-high in October) that big muddled middle mush should make for an exciting conference tournament. There really is very little difference between seeds 4-7. And the league is indicative of college basketball... Read more »

Serious Beef Brewing Between Michigan State Coach and Star Guard?

Last March, Michigan State Spartans star Durrell Summers saw a breakout NCAA Tournament propel his NBA Draft stock. A probable second round pick, Summers instead came back to school, and now sees his stock falling. The primary questions that surround his potential -defense and heart- are now flaring up again. And Summers isn’t getting any... Read more »
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Loss in Champaign Huge Setback in Michigan State's Season

A big reason Michigan State won back to back Big Ten titles in ’09-’10 is their superior road record. The last two years MSU is 16-5 away from home. They had a school record 8 road wins in  2009, and followed it up with a 7-2 mark the following season. However, this year outside of... Read more »

Michigan State Spartans have now found the Correct Starting Five

Following Michigan State‘s narrow escape over Oakland on December 11th, I tweeted to my followers what I believed MSU’s starting lineup should be: a three guard cadre of Durrell Summers, Kalin Lucas, Keith Appling with Delvon Roe and Draymond Green up front. I then tweeted an abbreviated/condensed version of why I felt this would work.... Read more »

Northwestern Gives #18 Michigan State a Scare, but Falls by 2

Although the final outcome was still a loss, it was a much more exciting and interesting loss to Michigan State this time for Northwestern, who took one of their toughest Big Ten opponents down to the final possession. No wants to believe in nor accept moral victories, but losing to the #18 Spartans, when your... Read more »
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Michigan State's Leading Scorer Summers needs to Step up Even More

It maybe single digit high temperatures and subzero wind chills in East Lansing, Michigan right now, but the Michigan State Spartans should look to make it Durrell “Summers summer, summertime Time to sit back and unwind” if they are to start living up to their preseason hype. Apologies for quoting Will Smith. Really, that was... Read more »

The #2 Michigan State, Tom Izzo Podcast

At Big Ten Media Day here in Chicago I talked to the leader of the #2 Michigan State Spartans Tom Izzo for 40 minutes, literally. And amazingly, we really didn’t get that much into basketball at all. It was more about the media, the changing nature of it, and how social media affects big time... Read more »

Big Ten Basketball Media Day: Coaches Quote Highlights

Many college basketball experts believe the Big Ten will be the best conference in the nation this year. And on paper, it certainly looks that way, as they have a first team all conference squad of players who have ruled the Big Ten since they were sophomores. Now they have reached their prime. And when... Read more »
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Big 10 Basketball Media Day: Showtime is Already Here!

“Overture. Curtain lights. this is it, we’ll hit the heights.” Yes the Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show opening is how I’ve acquired most of my knowledge of opera and musical theater. Woody Woodpecker and Tom & Jerry chipped in too. You may wonder where these pictures are from? “Tom Izzo Goes to Broadway,” a one... Read more »