A year of probation, some community service, and no jail time for TE Dion Sims, with a reinstatement decision to come after sentencing. My best guess is that he's reinstated some time after the bowl game and takes a redshirt this year (to the best my knowledge, he didn't see any game time). Let's hope Sims's second chance goes more like Mark Dell and B.J. Cunningham and less like Glenn Winston and Chris L. Rucker.
Pretty standard deal here, once the OWI was downgraded to reckless driving I didn't expect to see jail time. Lucious pays $903.80, and we all move on with our lives.
All's well that ends well. I know some wanted Izzo to fight this, but there'd be little chance that he would win, and there's no need to prolong this case out any longer than needed. The one thing this team does not need more of this season is drama.
A review of the season so far, with MSU's hot three-point shooting offsetting its less than stellar rebounding. I disagree with the Geeks that MSU's 4th in the Big Ten - of the top teams, Purdue struggles mightily to score at times and who knows what's going on with Illinois. I still think this is a top three team along with Ohio State and Wisconsin.
Some might look at this and the Syracuse outcomes and claim that Michigan is transitively better than MSU this season. Well, MSU didn't struggle to beat Harvard and hasn't lost to a team of UTEP's caliber. Still, credit where credit's due - the Wolverines have looked much better than many have thought so far due to of all things, stingy man-to-man defense.
A round of applause for Joe Tate serving the U.S. in Afghanistan. He'll serve as the honorary captain at the Capital One Bowl before he serves another tour of duty. From all of us at TOC, stay safe Joe.
A fine choice. A list of all the award winners can be found at the link, including the one you've been waiting for all year. We are pleased to tell you that CHRIS D. RUCKER HAS WON THE DOUG WEAVER OIL CAN AWARD FOR TEAM HUMORIST! *faints*
Is it harder to beat the same team twice in one season? The long answer is "yes with an if", the short one is "no with a but".