TAG: Drew Neitzel

College / Apr 1, 2010 / 9:00 am

Michigan State Will Win the National Championship

Michigan State's Durrell Summers

Why will Michigan State win the national championship? As I sat down and thought about what to plug into the blank document in front of me, I really believed I could finish this post and still feel completely vindicated with a mere two words: Tom Izzo.

Izzo, in my opinion, is arguably the best coach in the nation — a tier accompanied by only a few other greats — and prepares his players like no other. Read More »

College / Mar 25, 2010 / 10:00 am

My Top 10 Favorite Michigan State Spartans of the Past 25 Years

Mateen Cleaves at Michigan State

Mateen Cleaves at Michigan State

This was supposed to be about Georgetown. About Allen Iverson and Victor Page and Joey Brown and the rest of John Thompson‘s finest pupils. But since my Hoyas dropped a doggie-sized deuce in the first round of this year’s Tournament, I had to find new teams to root for as we hit the Sweet Sixteen.

The hometown Huskies were an easy choice, and over the weekend I found myself gravitating toward Michigan State. Read More »

College, Video, We Reminisce / Dec 17, 2009 / 10:00 am

We Reminisce: Kentucky vs. Michigan State 2005 Elite Eight

With Kentucky plowing through everyone this season to a current No. 3 ranking in the country, and their trio of impact freshmen (John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe) playing beyond expectations, it got me thinking about past great UK games. One game in particular will always stand out in my memory: the 2005 Elite Eight, Kentucky vs. Michigan State. Read More »