New sabermetrics-focused blog on MSU baseball, written by Bless You Boys (and formerly Fire Jim Leyland) writer Mike Rogers. We'll be reading.
Gholston, Bullough seek instant impact - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
MSU football: Spartans just want Gholston on field | lansingstatejournal.com | Lansing State Journal
MSU freshmen Gholston, Hicks getting up to speed | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
Your weekly Will Gholston porn. It was probably inenvitable that there would be lots of fawning stories about him once he started practicing, but the sheer number of them over the past week and a half, along with the completely unanimous "holy hell, he's really good" verdict is quite encouraging. Notably, most stories refer to him as primarily a linebacker and not a defensive end. Also, Bullough and Hicks . . . those guys look pretty good too.
MSU sports blog: Battle to be MSU's starting kicker heats up | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
Fearless prediction: Muma to kickoff, Conroy to handle field goals.
Mark Dantonio hopes for Final Four atmosphere in Spartans' game at Ford Field in Detroit | MLive.com
Nice sentiment, probably not going to happen. Probably was never going to happen when the game wasn't included in the season ticket package.
Spartans cornerback Chris L. Rucker says he's learned from his past, on and off the field | MLive.com
Seems like he's grown up a bunch since last December.
2009: A Look Back at Offensive and Defensive Efficacy " JoePa's Doghouse
Confirms that MSU was almost exactly average last season. From a fantastically entertaining new Penn State blog.
Michigan State is back in its old rut. Can it pass its way out again? - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF - Yahoo! Sports
Old storyline, but Dr. Saturday tells it better than most.
Football: Geography won't drive Big Ten divisions, Delany says - Omaha.com
. . . which I'm uneasy about. Chris at Slow States (who you may know as Run Up The Score, late of Black Shoe Diaries) suggests that MSU might be placed with Penn State, Nebraska, Iowa, Purdue, and Northwestern, with Michigan as a protected cross-divisional rivalry. That'd be a fun, interesting division on a yearly basis.
Michigan State Athletics Announces 2010 Hall of Fame Class -- Michigan State University Official Athletic Site
Quite a class this year: Ron Mason, Steve Garvey, Percy Snow, Lorenzo White, and Ed Budde, among others.
Jay Vincent, former MSU, NBA player, indicted in employment scam | lansingstatejournal.com | Lansing State Journal
. . . and in significantly worse alumni news, Jay Vincent may be a con man! ::facepalm::
Tom Izzo is winning the offseason - The Dagger - NCAAB - Yahoo! Sports
Even more so this year.
I Feel Your Pain, Troy: A Personal Reflection on Troy Woolfolk's Ankle Injury - Maize 'n Brew
Dave gets personal on an issue that strikes awfully close to home for me, too. The injury is far too horrible to consider feeling schadenfreude, but Michigan's secondary is almost non-existent at this point.
Zoltan Mesko—the NFL's Most Interesting Man - WSJ.com
Nope, still the Dos Equis guy.