Linking Laconically is drying tears

Gregory Shamus

WORTH NOTING: This post was created at 10:30 on Tuesday night. The irrational sadness still is strong.

Spartans fall to Indiana 72-68 | Spartan Sports Page
ALL OF THE SAD.

Michigan State alumni, fans donate more than $1,000 in food to Izzone members waiting outside hours ahead of Spartans' showdown with Indiana | MLive.com

"Hundreds of sandwiches, dozens of pizzas and more were sent to Izzone members as they waited outside the Breslin Center Tuesday afternoon ahead of fourth-ranked Michigan State's clash with No. 1 Indiana."

MSU's Izzo proud how protege Crean has restored Indiana's winning ways | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com

"When you have that many former assistants around the country, you're bound to go to head-to-head at some point. For the most part, Izzo has dominated his former protégés."

Michigan State's Gary Harris named Big Ten's freshman of the week | MLive.com

Rightfully so.

Michigan State's Tom Izzo 'ecstatic' about Indiana's Tom Crean success as new rivalry takes shape | MLive.com

"Izzo says he remains friends with Crean after seeing what Indiana has built in advance of the two top-five teams squaring off on Tuesday at Breslin Center."

Mateen Cleaves, Steve Smith Inducted Into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame - Michigan State Official Athletic Site

"Former Michigan State men's basketball All-Americans Mateen Cleaves and Steve Smith were inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Monday night at a ceremony in Detroit's Max M. Fisher Music Center at Orchestra Hall."

Indiana's Cody Zeller dishes out compliments to Michigan State's Derrick Nix, Adreian Payne | MLive.com

"Zeller might have heard about Nix's comments about his draft stock last week, but praised the Michigan State center as part of the reason he got better as a player after reviewing a loss at Breslin Center last season."

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