Izzo: Lucious to play against Indiana | detnews.com | The Detroit News
The specific reason for his one-game suspension still hasn't been disclosed, but it must have been minor. With a reinstated Lucious and the unstoppable force that is Mike Kebler competing for playing time, Kalin Lucas looks to be the odd man out.*
The dogmas of the quiet past | Inside the Hall | An Indiana Hoosiers basketball blog
On deck: Indiana, where the natives are getting very restless.
It’s Gonna Be a Hell of a Week and Then We’ll Party | Eleven Warriors
On double deck: Ohio State, where things are considerably more sanguine. Also, holy crap, sign me up for the Club Tril party.
Nebraska willing to listen if Big Ten calls - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
This is probably less likely than Mizzou, because in terms of money, the St. Louis and Kansas City markets >>> the Omaha and Lincoln markets. But personally, I'd take Nebraska over Mizzou. The move would obviously be meh in basketball terms, but spectacularly awesome for football. And, there's a natural potential rivalry with Iowa, just as there is for Mizzou (Illinois) and Pitt (PSU). Worth pursuing. (Note: this may or may not be the official TOC position. I suspect that my more basketball-focused colleagues might not be so interested.)
MSU should be forthright regarding status of football players | detnews.com | The Detroit News
Lacy sticks with the story; I don't really have a problem with that, because there's still so much that we don't know about the incident and aftermath. Looks like there might be some communication issues within the football program: "'(Dantonio) hasn't told (the players involved in the fight) much about our futures,' said Smith. 'He just told us to keep our heads up and deal with the situation.'"
The State News : Lots of hockey left, but MSU should be 'in'
The hockey team had a good weekend without even playing: Ferris State split with LSSU, and Nebraska-Omaha swept Michigan. FSU is MSU's biggest competition for 2nd in the conference, and even a struggling Michigan team is a dangerous Michigan team. (Aside: U-M needs to win the conference tournament now to avoid missing the NCAA tournament for the first time in 20 years.) MSU is now tied for 9th in the Pairwise rankings; a home-and-home series with a struggling FSU team beckons, and then the team finishes the regular season with a highly sweepable series against Bowling Green.
Pershing, Cody net title game | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
Swoon: "After scoring only four points in the first quarter, Appling took command and help drive the Doughboys into the Detroit Public School League championship game with a 74-58 win Saturday over King. Appling finished with 40 points, scoring 13 points in the second quarter and 16 in the third."
Four chase Mr. Basketball nod | detnews.com | The Detroit News
Appling, Saginaw Arthur Hill guard and USC commit Maurice Jones, Detroit Country Day guard Ray McCallum, and Mt. Pleasant forward Trey Zeigler. Tom Markowski (author) considers Appling the favorite.
The Mid-Majority : Hello, I'm Not Kyle Whelliston
Ex-Wonk running the show at the Mid-Majority this week. We'll find out if Gasaway knows as much about Monmouth as he does about Michigan State. (Spoiler: probably, which is scary.)
Five lessons from a fake selection committee - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Good insight from Eamonn Brennan on the tournament selection process. Bad news for Northwestern fans.
Linking Laconically Wants More Corn