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Linking Laconically is staying dedicated

After a season of ups and downs ending in an ACL tear, Branden Dawson has decided to focus on basketball this year.

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Andy Lyons

Michigan State's Branden Dawson shocks Tom Izzo with new level of focus |
Dawson was a slacker last season, but has decided to step up to the plate and stay dedicated this season.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has contract renewed by Board of Trustees |

"'The action was self-evident," Michigan State president Lou Anna K. Simon said. "We're extraordinarily pleased to have Mark Dantonio as our football coach.'"

Michigan State Board of Trustees OKs planning for multimillion-dollar improvements to Munn Ice Arena |

"University officials say some of the nearly-40-year-old infrastructure of MSU's Munn Ice Arena needs replacement."

We did it again: We forgot about Michigan State -

"We did it. Again. We forgot about Tom Izzo and Sparty. It's a cardinal rule, maybe the cardinal rule."

No charges to be filed in Michigan State basketball teammates' 'silly' scuffle at Penn State |

"A Penn State spokesperson said no one involved in the incident at the Nittany Lion Inn last week wanted to press charges as police concluded a criminal investigation."

Jerel Worthy faces battle to return from ACL surgery

"Green Bay - Defensive end Jerel Worthy has undergone reconstructive knee surgery and will have to overcome long odds to play for the Green Bay Packers in the 2013 season."

Michigan State players dig the new Nike Hyper Elite road uniforms, and so does Jay Bilas |

Jay Bilas and the MSU team liked the uniforms, but they didn't grow on me until the game was actually being played.

Detroit Tigers sign former Michigan State standout Jonathan Roof to minor league deal |

"The Detroit Tigers have signed former Michigan State standout Jonathan Roof to a minor league contract, the team confirmed early Saturday."

Michigan State's Gary Harris blocks out the booing and chanting with big-time performance at Indiana |

"Harris, the Fishers, Ind. native, said he didn't hear the Hoosiers crowd chant, "Gary (stinks)," but his 21 points in a losing effort provided quite a response."