The State News :: Appling carries torch at point guard position for MSU
Being in the same category as greats such as Scott Skiles, Steve Smith, Mateen Cleaves and Magic Johnson carries a lot of weight. Appling is ready for a challenge.
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"Two words came to mind after one practice display from then-Michigan State freshman Adreian Payne -- the dunks, the blocks, the three-point shots, the 7-foot-1 wing span. Kevin Garnett."
Dantonio is trying to silence all of the critics, stating that this team is still good.
"Football seasons like this one at Michigan State require a little sports psychology. "I'll probably be teaching it here before it's all over," MSU coach Mark Dantonio joked."
Identity- a big question going into this season.
"Nix pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of impaired driving in April and afterward spent time performing community service that helped him become a team leader, according to Michigan State coaches."
"Who would have figured Tom Izzo and the Spartans would end up traveling 4,000 miles to take a trip in a C-130 and the guy at the controls was from Izzo's hometown?"
"MSU guard Keith Appling looks to score more in the new season, which starts Friday against UConn."
"After North Carolina's staff wore combat boots for the Carrier Classic, the Spartans' coaches will wear something similar against Connecticut."