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 , 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.