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"Waterboy" helped inspire Spartans | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com Rest assured the football staff will not rest until all football movies released in the '90s have been mined and exploited. Next up -- "The Last Boy Scout"!
Demands on athletics directors resemble CEO challenges – USATODAY.com A great national article on Mark Hollis's achievements as athletic director, with a bit on Dave Brandon as well. It seems like Hollis should be making closer to what Brandon's making, shouldn't it?
Dantonio presser bullet points - LSJ Blogs: Hey, Joe A bit more on Dantonio's press conference yesterday, with even more emphasis on Kirk Cousins needing to loosen up a bit. Has Dantonio tried the same speech Eric Taylor gave Matt Saracen about getting a girl in the backseat of a car? That seemed to work pretty well.
Big Ten awards race tracker - Big Ten Blog - ESPN Jerel Worthy is listed for Defensive Player of the Year and Marcus Rush is second for Freshman of the Year.
Week Six F/+ Rankings - Football Study Hall Michigan State moves up to 20th in Bill Connolly's F/+ rankings. For all the Football Outsiders' NCAA rankings, go hyuh and hyuh.
Will playing on a ship affect a jump shot? - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN Lastly, the folks over at ESPN have the courage to address the issues you vaguely thought could be issues.