MSU Drops Kangaroos (Notes)

Reporting Live From Breslin, This is Jerel Worthy from Gillian Van Stratt of SpartanMag on Vimeo. This video adequately summarizes the Spartans’ win against UMKC on Monday. Also, “The only thing better than seeing a walk-on play is seeing one score. Keenan Wetzel with his first points as a Spartan” does a pretty nice job […]

Spartans Snapshots (Dec. 19 edition)

Freshman wide receiver Caesar undergoes surgery Juwan Caesar had foot surgery Friday to repair a previous injury that had not healed properly. The 6-foot-4 Caesar , a three-star recruit in 2011 out of Miami Coral Park High School, broke his foot in his senior year and had a cast on it, but the Michigan State […]

MSU 74, Bowling Green 60: The kids are more than alright

There is something about Branden Dawson. Maybe it’s his freaky athletic abilities. Could be his smooth slashing ability that has flashes of Raymar Morgan. Might be how Tom Izzo has started running the backdoor alley-oop to his star freshman (a la Durrell Summers). But what you see of the guy wearing No. 22 between the […]

Georgia: The Good, The Bad and The Noteworthy

(Check out notes from LSJ’s Joe Rexrode from the Mark Dantonio presser this afternoon. This is the first time Dantonio has spoken to the media since the loss in the Big Ten Championship Game.) As the Spartans begin their bowl preparation, I opened up a bit of my own prep and spent time watching the […]

MSU in the news (Dec. 15 edition)

FOOTBALL ESPN”s Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg grades the Spartans in a season report card. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. ranks Jerel Worthy as the No. 22 prospect for the 2012 NFL Draft. Interesting take in the Detroit News on how Urban Meyer impacts recruiting for Michigan and Michigan State — ties in well with what I […]

Recruiting matters, but not in the rankings — in the final result

It used to be — back before Al Gore invented the InterWeb — no one knew much about the incoming football players each year. Now, we know so much about each and every individual, it has almost reached the level where you know a player’s favorite breakfast cereal. Is this ridiculous? Yes. Does it mean […]

Izzo recruiting in Grand Rapids tonight

Finals week at MSU gives not only the players a week off, but also the coaches. Tom Izzo took that chance to get out to Grand Rapids tonight to watch a high-profile recruit in action. Grand Rapids Christian’s sophomore Drake Harris is a four-star shooting guard and is playing at Rockford tonight — where Izzo […]

Five Georgia questions with Bernie’s Dawg Blawg

As part of the leadup to the Outback Bowl, I have teamed up with Bernie’s Dawg Blawg to help our readers better become familiar with the opposition. So I answered five questions he had about Michigan State — here are my responses — and he broke down the Georgia Bulldogs by answering my questions. Here are his […]

Spartans Snapshots (Dec. 12 edition)

Spartans move into Top 25 After defeating Gonzaga on Saturday night, the Michigan State men’s basketball team moved to No. 21 in The Associated Press Top 25, and No. 23 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. The Spartans are off until Saturday, when they face Spartans move into Top 25 After defeating Gonzaga on Saturday […]

Green and gang show something, take down Gonzaga

The Draymond Green show was just as it should have been and the rest of the Spartans jumped on board. His play, but more importantly, his leadership was outstanding and around him, we started to see some pieces come together. In a game in which key players Branden Dawson, Keith Appling, Brandon Wood and Travis […]

Expect to see…Gonzaga Edition

1. A Stockton dropping dimes and wearing normal-sized shorts. David Stockon, a sophomore point guard for the Zags and the son of short-shorts wearing Hall of Famer  John Stockton, has only partially followed in his father’s footsteps. He is tied for the team lead with 2.7 assists per game — but does so wearing the […]

Frustrating Spartans bring memories of 2007, Final Four runs

This Michigan State basketball team is frustrating. To fans. To its coaches. To the players themselves. If you didn’t hear, Draymond Green lit into his teammates in a players’ only meeting after the Spartans defeated Central Connecticut State 89-69 on Wednesday night. Supposedly he was shouting so loudly, that it could be heard through the […]

Spartans WILL

It often takes a good reminder of how much more important than sports life truly is. If there is one thing that is entirely representative of this fact, it is this video. This MSU student, Jacob Schemmel, made this video and yesterday posted it to YouTube and since then, it has taken off and views […]

Questions facing MSU

1. Pat Narduzzi. It has been reported that he interviewed at Illinois — and rumor has it, he is rather interested in the job. Frankly, him leaving is not good news for MSU based on what we saw from the defense this season under his tutelage. Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has been quoted as […]