Linking Laconically is fine

It's the Monday after the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, and MSU's basketball season is still ongoing. But it's time to start making room for a little football in your life again.

Fresh off leading MSU to its sixth Sweet 16 in the last seven years, Tom Izzo landed his third commitment for next year. It's been a nice few days for the Green and White, but it's time to look ahead to next weekend. The Spartans will be fighting for the last spot in the Elite Eight an Friday, as their game against Virginia won't tip until about 10 pm. That leaves a long time to wait, so we should all be plenty knowledgeable on the Cavaliers by the time the game rolls around.

East Regional Preview: Plenty split on Virginia or Michigan State | CBS Sports | cbssports.com

Real bold prediction in here.

Michigan State returns to scene of February dismay, seeks revenge on Madison Square Garden | MLive | mlive.com

"I don't even want to think about that game."

Michigan State's next opponent: Virginia dominates in win over Memphis | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Think every Wisconsin team of the last 15 years before this season.

Memphis coach Josh Pastner says Michigan State's Adreian Payne the 'X-factor' against Virginia | MLive | MLive.com

Pastner makes Virginia sound a lot better than those Wisconsin teams, though.

Reseeding the Sweet 16 field | ESPN | espn.com

That seems like a bit of a stretch.

MSU football depth chart contains surprises on eve of spring practice | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

In case a tournament run doesn't intrigue you.

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