Linking Laconically is changing with the seasons

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Since last season, Keith Appling has become much more of a team leader.

Summer wake-up call has changed Michigan State's Keith Appling | Michigan State Spartans | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
"Appling stood in the middle of the locker room Sunday at Indiana after a tough loss in which he'd played his worst game of the season, Byrd and the other Spartans were surprised. Appling apologized -- for playing shaky defense, for fouling out and stranding his teammates against a top-ranked opponent and for not making the game-winning plays down the stretch as he has so often this season."

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo packs a lot into a day's work | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
"Late on Tuesday, on a nasty, rainy night, Tom Izzo stands in a Wendy's on the South side of Chicago. As he shoves a french fry in his mouth he chuckles and says, 'So this is the life of a big-time college basketball coach.'"

Spartan Nation | Tom Izzo Wants it, But For Now Respects the Michigan Wolverines #1 Ranking
It's awesome to see Izzo showing respect for Michigan.

Big Ten rankings: No. 19, Darqueze Dennard - Big Ten Blog - ESPN

"Up next, a guy who describes himself on his Twitter profile as 'a laid back ... kool dude who is nothing short of blessed.'"

Another Spartans Alley Oop - YouTube

Keith Appling throws an alley-oop to Branden Dawson in the second half.

The State News :: MSU, U-M to meet at Joe Louis Arena

"Most MSU student-athletes get the opportunity to face rival Michigan once, maybe twice, a season. After this weekend draws to a close, MSU hockey (7-17-3 overall, 5-12-1-0 CCHA) will have gotten its fifth."

7 Best Spartan Uniforms | Banks Of The Red Cedar
In light of the new uniforms talk, I made a post on my MSU blog about the seven best Spartan uniforms. It's a really old post, but doesn't really have an "expiration date".

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