Up Three, Time Running Out, Do We Foul? The First Comprehensive CBB Analysis " Harvard Sports Analysis Collective
Fouling when down 3 not nearly as effective a strategy as TV announcers would have you believe. Looking into whether calling a timeout when you're down by 3 is a good thing or not next. Intuitively, I think not; more likely to get a good look when the defense is scrambling. Glad Izzo went against his usual instincts vs. Maryland, needless to say.
'GameDay' slate means even more longing - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN'GameDay' slate means even more longing - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
MSU the only team involved in two GameDay games--one home (Illinois), one away (Purdue).
Izzo-Fife bond forged in respect | The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN
Fluff, but you can't beat Izzo fluff.
Robbie Hummel is back! - Hammer and Rails
Purdue fans excited, obviously.
Future Spartan Lawrence Thomas can do it all for Detroit Renaissance | detnews.com | The Detroit News
Another reason Gholston at DE makes sense; we've got a pretty good linebacker coming in next year.
Scout.com: Preview 2010 - The Top 100 Players
Our current pretty good linebacker ranked as the best player in the entire country. Was skeptical when I first saw this, but you can make a plausible argument given that 2 of the next 4 players are also Big Ten guys (Clay/Clayborn). (HT: SpartyOn37)
Opponent preview: Michigan State Spartans| NBC Sports - College Football - Inside the Irish
ND blog seems fairly confident they'll beat us, although they point out it'll be Dayne Crist's first road game.
Along The Olentangy - For Ohio St. Buckeyes Fans
SBN back in the Ohio State blogging game. "Along the Olentangy" doesn't have same ring as "On the banks of the Red Cedar" IMO.
Alvarez: UW and Iowa to go separate ways
Big Ten will not be keeping it simple, stupid. Article implies they're taking the win-loss data very seriously; MSU in bottom 4-team tier. Going to 9 conference games starting in 2015.
Please, Big Ten: Set your championship game free - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF - Yahoo! Sports
Definitive take on the topic. Michigan and OSU should be in the same division, continue to play final week of the season.
Tea leaves say Iowa in division with Nebraska, Michigan, MSU, Illinois and Northwestern | GazetteOnline.com
[Added] Alvarez's comments, along with Brandon's recent comments about Michigan and OSU being split up, making this scenario look more likely. A bit of a tough break if Wisconsin is really our fixed rival, as that would mean playing 4 of traditional 6 upper-division teams every season.