1. "

    Some schools are football schools.

    Some schools are basketball schools.

    Only 1 school is Michigan State University.

    "

    - The Black Sheep MSU (via sportsaccordingtoagirl)

    Might want to work on the logical flow in this tautology.

  2. Spartans look to invert A/TO ratio from last seasonLast year was a major anomaly for the Michigan State Spartans. As Diamond Leung of MLive.com…View Post

    Spartans look to invert A/TO ratio from last season

    Last year was a major anomaly for the Michigan State Spartans. As Diamond Leung of MLive.com…

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  3. "EAST LANSING — Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is always up for a little playful ribbing, but when the topic turns to the Spartans’ athletic rivalry with Michigan, Izzo doesn’t take any guff."

    "EAST LANSING — Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is always up for a little playful ribbing, but when the topic turns to the Spartans’ athletic rivalry with Michigan, Izzo doesn’t take any guff."

  4. "It’s a good way to tell who’s going to be loyal during the season, because if you’re not willing to spend one night outside with friends then you’re probably not going to be willing to wait outside in line before a game."

    "It’s a good way to tell who’s going to be loyal during the season, because if you’re not willing to spend one night outside with friends then you’re probably not going to be willing to wait outside in line before a game."

  5. Former college basketball player brings anti-bullying message to students | Local & Regional | KATU.com - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon

    “A lot of people said ‘you’re crazy, you’re not gonna end up playing at Michigan State. You have no chance.’ Let alone having people tell me I wouldn’t graduate from college.”

    Ianni did play basketball for Michigan State, where he recently graduated. His team won two Big Ten conference championships.

    Now he’s back on the court for a very different reason. He’s a motivational speaker who talks to gyms full of kids about bullying.

    He arrived at Mountain View Middle School in Beaverton on Tuesday for a mother he’d never met. Laurie Ranslam has an autistic son who attends that school.

    “About two weeks ago he was pushed down on the playground and hit,” Ranslam said. “This happens.”

    She put her hope in the six-foot-nine Ianni, who’s made a career telling kids to stand up to bullying. 

  6. Watch your ass, Morgantown. East Lansing is coming for the couch-burning title.
“MSU basketball losses and couch fires have coincided since at least 1999, when students and residents in East Lansing rioted following a Spartans loss in the Final Four. Similar incidents much smaller in scale have occurred since, in tandem with MSU wins and losses.”
http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2013/03/live_coverage_police_in.html

    Watch your ass, Morgantown. East Lansing is coming for the couch-burning title.

    MSU basketball losses and couch fires have coincided since at least 1999, when students and residents in East Lansing rioted following a Spartans loss in the Final Four. Similar incidents much smaller in scale have occurred since, in tandem with MSU wins and losses.”

    http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2013/03/live_coverage_police_in.html

  7. “Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans are at it again.  The Spartans have lost just once in 2013 (at Indiana), and they play the Hoosiers tonight in a heavy-weight tilt in East Lansing.  IU and MSU are tied at the top of a strong Big Ten conference.  All this considered, Michigan State joins IU, Miami-FL, and Florida as a No. 1 seed in today’s bracket.  Duke, Michigan, Gonzaga, and Louisville (among others) are chasing. Those four fall into spots five through eight on the current s-curve.  Kansas and Syracuse could also re-enter the No. 1 seed debate over the next few weeks.  Arizona has fallen off a bit, but it’s not impossible for the Wildcats to regain some traction if they win out.”
(via Michigan State grabs No. 1 seed in latest bracket projection | CollegeBasketballTalk)

    Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans are at it again.  The Spartans have lost just once in 2013 (at Indiana), and they play the Hoosiers tonight in a heavy-weight tilt in East Lansing.  IU and MSU are tied at the top of a strong Big Ten conference.  All this considered, Michigan State joins IU, Miami-FL, and Florida as a No. 1 seed in today’s bracket.  Duke, Michigan, Gonzaga, and Louisville (among others) are chasing. Those four fall into spots five through eight on the current s-curve.  Kansas and Syracuse could also re-enter the No. 1 seed debate over the next few weeks.  Arizona has fallen off a bit, but it’s not impossible for the Wildcats to regain some traction if they win out.”

    (via Michigan State grabs No. 1 seed in latest bracket projection | CollegeBasketballTalk)

  8. A reader wants help identifying this player, seen in the latest NCAA March Madness video. His jersey tells us definitively that he’s a Spartan, and it looks like his number starts with 3. On last year’s roster, that leaves only Brandon Wood, but if the NCAA used players from past seasons, that opens up the possibilities.
The face isn’t immediately tripping my memory, so if some of you MSU bloggers out there can give me (and anon) the definite answer, then this whole Tumblr thing will have been proven worthwhile. Right?

    A reader wants help identifying this player, seen in the latest NCAA March Madness video. His jersey tells us definitively that he’s a Spartan, and it looks like his number starts with 3. On last year’s roster, that leaves only Brandon Wood, but if the NCAA used players from past seasons, that opens up the possibilities.

    The face isn’t immediately tripping my memory, so if some of you MSU bloggers out there can give me (and anon) the definite answer, then this whole Tumblr thing will have been proven worthwhile. Right?

  9. "

    “I don’t know if it’s us as players, I don’t know if it’s Michigan State, I just don’t know what it is,” Nix told reporters on Thursday. “I just feel like none of us get credit.

    “If Michigan would have won, Trey Burke would have been God, Tim Hardaway would have been God, Glenn Robinson would have been God … we won, and they didn’t even show our highlights, it’s pitiful.”

    "

    Derrick Nix believes Michigan State is still being overlooked | CollegeBasketballTalk

  10. “We did it again.
We forgot about Tom Izzo and Michigan State.
The consensus this season has been that the Big Ten is a race that’s going to come down to Indiana and Michigan. But here we are a week into February and it’s the Spartans that are sitting all alone in first place after their 78-65 win over Purdue in Mackey Arena on Saturday afternoon.”
(via Michigan State moves into sole possession of 1st in the B1G race | CollegeBasketballTalk)

    We did it again.

    We forgot about Tom Izzo and Michigan State.

    The consensus this season has been that the Big Ten is a race that’s going to come down to Indiana and Michigan. But here we are a week into February and it’s the Spartans that are sitting all alone in first place after their 78-65 win over Purdue in Mackey Arena on Saturday afternoon.”

    (via Michigan State moves into sole possession of 1st in the B1G race | CollegeBasketballTalk)