The State News :: Spartans fall to OSU, still swipe title
Tough one-point home loss, but outright champs nonetheless. Kudos to the ladies. ALSO: See Witless Chum's FanPost on the game.
Pitt climbs into top spot of College Basketball Power Rankings - Luke Winn - SI.com
MSU not so good on the road.
Weber, Izzo form two-man support group - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Izzo's problems with underachievement more of a short-term issue than Weber's.
Big Ten rankings: No. 18, Kirk Cousins - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
"Cousins took another step forward and guided Michigan State to its first Big Ten championship in two decades. He passed for 200 yards or more in seven games and put together one of the best statistical seasons in team history, ranking among the Spartans' top 10 in completion percentage (second at 66.9), pass completions (third with 226), passing yards (third with 2,825), touchdown passes (tied for fourth with 20), total offense (fourth with 2,689 yards) and pass attempts (sixth with 338). Perhaps more impressive was the fact he played the second half of the season with a sprained shoulder and a sprained ankle."
Magic Johnson Named Big Ten Icon No. 2 - Big Ten Network
Deserving choice obviously, although I think he's become a bit less of an icon at MSU now as the Izzo era has gone on. Show airs at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Ohio High School Hoops: Trice is Nice
Travis Trice putting up some big numbers as high school career nears completion.
- ADDED: Mr. PSL: Brandan Kearney | Next Generation Sports This happened last Friday, but is worth adding here in the spirit of good news for next year's basketball class. At halftime of the game where his Detroit Southeastern team won the Detroit PSL championship, MSU signee Brandan Kearney was given the Mr. PSL award for this season. Good pictures of the event in this article. (Con-T)
ADDED: College Coaches On The Hot Seat - RealGM Basketball Blog
Dan Hanner in his new digs with a statistical look at 4th-year coaches on the hot seat.
Brady Hoke Doesn't Want His Players To Forget How Much Mark Dantonio Likes Beating Michigan - Motown Lowdown - SB Nation Detroit
Hey, look at that: We're one of Michigan's football rivals. Now we can die.
Your take on Michigan State's sport identity - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
That age-old debate: Football school or basketball school? In terms of on-field/court success, it's basketball in a landslide, of course. But, despite my basketball-first mentality, I find the football-school arguments pretty convincing. Not a lot of schools put up the football attendance numbers MSU does, despite a relative lack of success in recent decades. And you can't beat the buzz of a football Saturday on campus. Countervailing fact: the lack of sell-outs down the stretch in a 11-1 regular season--although the economy was no doubt a factor. Only solution to the quandary: post a poll and argue about it in the comments all day.