Linking Laconically is loaded

Steve Dykes

Today's Linking Laconically should keep everybody busy for a little while, as there is plenty of reading material (partly because I missed yesterday. Sorry.). Tom Izzo, who must being making sure he's not forgotten, highlights the day after making the media rounds the last couple days. If you weren't feeling great about the upcoming season and the future of the basketball program, Izzo should help diminish those concerns, all while reminding you why he's one of the best things to happen to MSU athletics.

Michigan State's Tom Izzo sees national title on horizon: 'We're gonna find a way to win another one' | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

In the next two years would be nice, but no rush.

Michigan State freshman Lowrawls Nairn providing new energy to summer workouts | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Nice to see Tum Tum and Marvin Clark hit the ground running.

MSU recruit Justice Alexander discusses choosing football, MSU over basketball aspirations | Lansing State Journal | lsj.com

Definitely appears to be a great fit.

MSU's Drummond, U'M's Funchess are Sporting News preseason first-team All-Americans | Detroit News | detroitnews.com

Three other Spartans made the second and third teams.

B1G leaders seek athlete welfare upgrades | ESPN Big Ten Blog | espn.com

It's like they can see money leaving their pockets.

Now-healthy Keith Appling hoping pre-draft workouts earn him NBA opportunity | MLive | mlive.com

Us too, Keith.

Fourth-down play still eats at Hyde | Fox Sports | foxsports.com

I can't believe they didn't give him the ball either.

Counting down MSU's top 50 basketball players all-time: No. 17 — Horace Walker | Couch on Fire | lsj.com

So many rebounds.

Tom Izzo's garage gets a makeover (with photos) | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

That's more like a guest house.

Tom Izzo Q&A: On recruiting, misses, beer, the NBA and more | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Because who doesn't want more Izzo?

Duncan Keith Claims Second Norris Trophy | MSU Spartans | msuspartans.com

And Torey Krug makes the All-Rookie Team.

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