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College / Mar 28, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Why Top Seed Virginia Will Fall To MSU Tonight

Tony Bennett, Joe Harris

Virginia, winners in 18 of their last 19 games, won the ACC regular season title as well as the ACC Tournament but have been disrespected for most of the season. The Cavaliers aren’t your flashy historic program with a long list of NBA players or a ton of banners hanging from the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena. However, Tony Bennett‘s team has taken the nation by storm this season, dominating the ACC and leading the Cavaliers to their first Sweet 16 since 1995. But the chances of them going further, even with the No. 1 seed, don’t look good. Read More »

College / Feb 6, 2014 / 4:30 pm

10 Schools With The Best Shot To Win An NCAA Championship This Year

Nik Stauskas

We have entered the dog days of February and the madness is only a month away. This is the time of the year contenders separate themselves from the pretenders. Below is a list of teams that have the best chances of advancing to the Final Four and winning a national championship. These teams include programs that have coaches with a winning history and the recipe that will lead them to Arlington in early April. Read More »

College / Nov 18, 2013 / 10:15 am

Michigan St. Fans Trick Columbia Into Consecutive Shot Clock Violations

Michigan State Columbia

During Friday’s Michigan State Columbia almost-upset, where the Ivy Leaguers held a seven-point advantage in the second half, the Spartans crowd played a hand in their team’s avoidance of said upset. If you went to a state school and your Ivy League friends give you a hard time about this, make sure to forward them this highlight. Read More »

College / Nov 13, 2013 / 12:45 pm

10 Takeaways From The NCAA’s Exciting Champions Classic

Jabari Parker

The Champions Classic lived up to its huge expectations last night when Kentucky and Michigan State battled down to the wire followed by the Freshman led Duke and Kansas teams battling onto the final minutes. With so much to talk about, we thought it only fair to provide 10 takeaways from the NCAA’s thrilling opening doubleheader. Read More »

College, Video / Nov 12, 2013 / 10:15 pm

Michigan State’s Branden Dawson Throws Down The Alley-Oop

Branden Dawson

Branden Dawson leaves Kentucky’s John Calipari in disgust as he finishes off this huge slam during Michigan State’s 10-0 run to start the game. Dawson also tipped in an offensive rebound to seal the game for the Spartans as No. 2 Michigan State defeated No. 1 Kentucky 78-74. Read More »

College / Nov 5, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Michigan State Debuts College Hoops’ Craziest Uniforms

Michigan State

This summer Duke unveiled its plans to practice at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg in mid-October following a day of military training — obstacle course, two-mile run, push-ups, etc. The Blue Devils aren’t the only team to pay tribute to the military this season, however, and when Michigan State does, they’ll be wearing some of the wildest, yet somehow fitting, uniforms I’ve ever seen. Read More »

College / Oct 15, 2012 / 11:30 am

Video: Tom Izzo Appears at Michigan State Midnight Madness Dressed as Iron Man

tom izzo iron man michigan state midnight madness

When you are arguably the best basketball coach on the planet, you can do pretty much anything and it will be cool. Example: Tom Izzo “arrived” at Michigan State’s Midnight Madness from the rafters dressed as Iron Man (with his family members dressed as other members of the Avengers) to “save Sparty from the Big 10 Legion of Doom.”

The best part is that this was reportedly the actual suit worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the first two movies. Watch it here: Read More »

College / Aug 17, 2012 / 4:00 pm

College Super Tournament Of Nike Schools Is Close To Happening

Michigan State

Sixteeen Nike-sponsored universities from eight college conferences are getting closer to creating a branded tournament as a tribute to Nike co-founder Phil Knight in 2017, ESPN reported yesterday. The names, as expected, are some of the biggest headliners in college basketball — Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky included. Technically, it will be two eight-team tournaments because NCAA rules prohibit two teams from the same conference playing at the same regular-season tournament. Working around that means the party for Knight’s 80th birthday is ready to go, as long as it can find a TV partner (and ESPN is very interested). Read More »

Smack / Mar 23, 2012 / 1:19 am

Chris Kaman Steals Chris Paul’s Homecoming; Michigan State Gets Rocked

Chris Paul

It’s true what Thomas Wolfe wrote, that you can’t go home again. OK, so saying New Orleans is Chris Paul’s home is a definite stretch, but when you spent your whole career someplace, it’s more than just a stop on a map. Read More »

High School / Aug 4, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Chicago’s Jabari Parker Shows LeBron Why He’s No. 1

Jabari Parker

If you follow high school basketball at all, you’ve probably heard of Jabari Parker, the standout rising junior who is near the top of all the recruiting boards for the Class of 2013. Some call him Grant Hill with a jump shot, and that’s because his versatility and aggressiveness is only a sign of things to come. Read More »