For whatever reason, there hasn't been much worth linking to of late. Apparently, the internet has run out of things to say about MSU sports. Not to worry, we'll have some real, live athletic competition to discuss in just 48 hours. And my colleagues will have some things to say about the game in the next 40 or so hours (staring with a TOC interview exclusive, coming very shortly). Anyway, here are a few links about which we can wax laconically:
Returning starters equals expected improvement. Except when it doesn't. - The Only Colors
More mathematical musings from our man, CPT Hoolie.
Lots of talent but no clear No. 1 among MSU’s running backs | detnews.com | The Detroit News
Larry Caper to run "violent"?
MSU Football Adds "Silver Lining" Decal to Its Helmets - MICHIGAN STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Michigan State University = THE university of the state of Michigan. Or something like that.
Other coaches weigh in on playing multiple quarterbacks early - AnnArbor.com
Jim Tressel: "You hope that someone would emerge and you hope that that would happen naturally. You want to try and not (have) it being viewed as simply a coaching decision."
No attrition at Michigan State, no problem? - MLive.com
Lack of unhappy players = no scholarship for D.J. Young.
Week 1 Big Ten Preview - Hammer and Rails
First up: IU-Eastern Kentucky tonight on BTN.
BTBS National Preview, Part Two - Rock M Nation
A formula of some sorts says we're going to go 6-6.
Fans of MSU football unite | the HUB
Tailgating primer. (Note: The original/print version of this article indicated the U-M game would be an 8:00 kick-off; with two night kick-offs already on the slate, it doesn't seem likely that'll be the case, and the article's since been revised.)
The Other Side of Spartan Sports: Pizza Pizza
I love Mike Illitch, but this does not add to the appeal for a Big Ten team to go play at Ford Field.
Springfield Armor select 7-footer Marcus Campbell with No. 1 pick in NBA D-League expansion draft - MassLive.com
Marcus Taylor sighting; D-League expansion draft, of all places. (HT: Paul T)
Trey Zeigler Eyes Spring Decision | UM Hoops.com
Still a plethora of schools on his list, but making unofficial visits to MSU and U-M in the next couple weeks.