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I'm an expatriate Spartan living in Canton, Ohio. I grew up in East Lansing (my father has taught at MSU since 1966) and graduated from Michigan State in 1987. But I've followed Spartan football, and especially basketball, for as long as I can remember. I've still got my 1979 National Championship t-shirt around somewhere. I really appreciate the chance that The Only Colors and SBNation give me to stay connected with Spartan sports while living in Buckeye country.

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Indefensible - Michigan 79, Michigan State 70

Michigan all but eliminated Michigan State's Big Ten title hopes with a convincing 79-70 win in Ann Arbor on Sunday. The Wolverines exploited a crumbling Spartan defense, putting up 1.27 points per...

On the Line: Fouls and Free Throws in MSU's Season

ESPN's John Gasaway wrote recently($) about who's been helped and hurt by this year's NCAA rule changes regarding how fouls are called. He was enlarging on an earlier article by Dan Hanner that...

Preview: Michigan State vs Penn State

The second half of conference play begins for the Spartans

Tum Tum Nairn Senior Mixtape

Here's a senior year mixtape for 2014 MSU PG commit Lourawls (Tum Tum) Nairn from Iowa Elites. Nairn looks just as fast but more polished than we've seen him in previous tapes. Jumpshot looks promising too.

Carolina Blue - UNC 79, MSU 65

Nothing went right for #1-ranked Michigan State as they were beaten convincingly by North Carolina in the Breslin Center Wednesday night. The Spartans showed little energy and produced little...

Steering Clear - MSU 82, Portland 67

Another game, another perplexing struggle with a mid-major opponent. The Portland Pilots, 11-21 last year and projected to be near the bottom of the West Coast Conference this year, gave Michigan...

MSU Signs Lourawls Nairn, Jr. and Javon Bess

Tom Izzo got two guys who fit his system and want to be Spartans in the class of 2014. Javon Bess of Gahanna, Ohio and Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn, Jr. of Bel Aire, Kansas sent in their National...

Tuning Up: Michigan State 98, McNeese State 56

In the first regular season game of the year, and the last before facing #1 Kentucky on Tuesday in the Champions Classic, Michigan State overwhelmed McNeese State and won going away. After the...

Michigan State 29, Michigan 6: Kneejerk Reactions

We'll keep this short and get to the celebration. First order of business: A few bullets: Physicality: Michigan made an issue of physicality in the lead up to this game, declaring they...

Michigan State - Michigan Second Half Game Thread

In a defensive battle it's 13-6 MSU at the half. The Spartan defense has been all over Devin Gardner but two big plays led to field goals for the Wolverines. Connor Cook and the offense weren't...

Michigan State 42, Indiana 28: Kneejerk Reactions

Another encouraging offensive performance results in a 2-0 start in the B1G.

MSU offers 2014 Javon Bess

MSU offers 2014 Javon Bess

Welcome Aboard - Lourawls Nairn

Welcome Aboard - Lourawls Nairn

MSU-WMU: Atypical Highlight Reel

I love football, but I'm really a basketball guy, so I leave the in-depth analysis and X's and O's to the guys who know what they're talking about. (For example, see Heck's recent excellent piece...

Summer Shootaround: Matt Costello

Summer Shootaround: Matt Costello

Summer Shootaround: Russell Byrd

Sixth entry in a co-authored series. Previously: Keith Appling, Travis Trice, Gary Harris, Denzel Valentine, and Branden Dawson. It's hard to remember now that Russell Byrd chose Tom Izzo and...

Summer Shootaround: Denzel Valentine

Denzel Valentine's freshman season set some high expectations

Summer Shootaround: Travis Trice

Travis Trice looks to rebound from an injury-plagued 2012-13 season.

MSU Basketball 2012-13: A Statistical Review

A look at the measurables from Michigan State's Sweet-16 season in 2013.

Destruction: Michigan State 75, Michigan 52

Michigan State overwhelms Michigan with a stunning display of force at the Breslin Center.

Wisconsin Game Day Q & A: Bucky's 5th Quarter

Phil Mitten of the excellent SBNation Wisconsin blog Bucky's 5th Quarter graciously agreed to answer some questions about Wisconsin and Tuesday's first-place showdown game with Michigan State....

Raising Payne: A Spartan on the Way Up

Adreian Payne is making a case to be MSU's top player.

Recap - MSU 84, Purdue 61

MSU rides the hot shooting of Gary Harris to a home win over Purdue.

Game of Strange - MSU 92, Tuskegee 56

Let's look at it this way: The historical importance of the Game of Change was highlighted with great brilliance thanks to its extreme contrast with the quality of the game played to commemorate...

On Pace - How Slow Is The Big Ten?

It's that time of year again, when the days are growing shorter, the leaves have fallen from the trees and the Big Ten is alleged to be playing faster basketball. Just today the Free Press...

Jabari Parker to Decide December 20th

Top-5 player for 2013 - and MSU's only remaining major target in that class - Jabari Parker will finally end the speculation and announce his college decision on December 20th at 3pm at his school....

Ramblin' On - MSU 73, Loyola (ILL) 61

An uninspired but ultimately successful effort from Michigan State nets them a home victory over the scrappy Ramblers of Loyola-Chicago

Michigan State 73, Loyola (IL) 61--Postgame Thread

Postgame comment thread

Big Ten Power Rankings

Roughly halfway through the non-conference slate it's time to take a look at how the conference is shaking out. Purdue's scuffling and Illinois and Minnesota are soaring, but that's really the...

ACC/Big Ten Challenge Q&A: State of the U

The 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge begins today and continues through tomorrow with a total of 12 games between teams in these two power conferences. Michigan State has drawn Miami (Fla.) in...

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