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Linking Laconically Is Catching Up

While March Madness was going on, a lot of stuff happened.  Here's our best attempt to get back up to speed.  HOUSEKEEPING NOTE: Our new twitter account has the same name: @theonlycolors.  Follow that to keep up with the blog.

Unlikely star shines for Michigan State women basketball team in opening round win | -- The unlikely star was Taylor Alton, who poured in 14 after averaging 3.4 points in the last five games in MSU's 69-66 first round victory over Northern Iowa.  They'll be playing...

MSU's next opponent: Green Bay's unbeaten streak hits 21 | Detroit Free Press |  Their 59-55 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock was their first victory of less than double digits since January 27th against Butler.

Big Ten Hockey Official: Now About Logistics -- MGoBlog  -- I was planning to write a post on this but Brian did too good a job covering what the divisions might look like once Big Ten play starts in 2013.

Ron Mason said he gave his two cents about Michigan State's next hockey coach | Detroit Free Press |  Mark Hollis is expected to name a coach sometime this week.

Sources: Montgomery a candidate for NIU job | Daily Chronicle  It would be a move back to the MAC; before he was an assistant coach for MSU Montgomery was on Central Michigan's coaching staff for four years.

MSU men's basketball: Appling, Payne, Nix will all be key to 2011-12 hopes | Lansing State Journal |  -- Payne needs more strength, Nix needs to lose weight, Appling needs to hone his point guard bona fides, the sky is blue.  The real meat is in the sidebar which breaks down next year's roster.

MSU men's soccer: Former Spartan standout back in the MLS | Lansing State Journal | Greg Janicki plays for the Vancouver Whitecaps, the newest MLS team.  For more on the Whitecaps, check out the SB Nation blog Eighty Six Forever.

MSC Smokestack to come down -- Sad, but it wasn't cost feasible to keep it up.  The white "MSC" bricks are being saved for future use.