Linking Laconically is Wearing Lederhosens

Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Almost time for basketball in Germany!

Michigan State's Tom Izzo thinks new-look, unranked Connecticut is 'awfully good' | MLive.com
"The Huskies no longer have Jim Calhoun, but under new coach Kevin Ollie are expected to play fast and physical against Michigan State."

ESPN.com writer picks Michigan State as sleeper to win national championship | MLive.com
It'll be a tough road to the championship, but it can be done.

Bracketologists agree: Michigan State is a preseason No. 3 seed slated to play in Auburn Hills | MLive.com
"ESPN.com and SI.com have the Spartans listed behind Indiana and Ohio State, with Michigan also being a No. 3 seed."

Spartans' Mark Dantonio says he has talked to Big Ten about questionable calls | Michigan State Spartans | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
"Dantonio did make clear, at today's news conference during MSU's bye week, that he looks at the loss more for what MSU failed to do as a team."

Michigan State's Taiwan Jones a little 'star' struck, Nebraska claims Spartans' defense wore down | MLive.com

He couldn't really believe Martinez was ACTUALLY that good...

Michigan State's Tom Izzo wants freshman Denzel Valentine to cut turnovers | Michigan State Spartans | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

"'This isn't high school.' That was Michigan State senior center Derrick Nix's message to freshman guard Denzel Valentine after a sluggish 62-49 exhibition win over St. Cloud State on Friday."

Johnny Adams, Darqueze Dennard won't pin Michigan State loss on officials | Michigan State Spartans | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

"No matter how many times Johnny Adams and Darqueze Dennard watch the plays, no matter how much they talk about it, they won’t change the results." A professional move by the two players who were the biggest parts of the questionable calls.

Hey Joe: Monday mail moves past the officiating (sort of) | Hey Joe blog | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

"I’ve received a lot of emails since MSU’s 28-24 loss to Nebraska, and most of them have been related to officiating."

Is there life after Green? " Big Ten Network
The DRAYMOND GREEN effect.

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