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Race for the Roses 2012: Week 7

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With three weeks to go, it's time to break down all the scenarios for teams advancing to Indianapolis.

Race for the Roses 2012: Week 6

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Just when you thought the division races were over ...

MSU 16, Wisconsin 13: Kneejerk Reactions

Immediate postgame thoughts on a potential season-salvaging win in Madtown.

Race for the Roses 2012: Week 5

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The East race (among eligible teams) is all but over, and the West could be all but decided this week.

Michigan 12, Michigan State 10: Kneejerk Reactions

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Immediate thoughts on another "close but no cigar" loss.

Race for the Roses 2012: Week 4

One spot in Indy has been all but wrapped up. Three teams have separated themselves from the pack in the race to claim the other. Let's consult the computer.

Iowa 19, Michigan State 16: Kneejerk Reactions

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What went wrong? A better question might be what didn't go wrong. Time to sort through the wreckage.

Race for the Roses 2012: Week 3

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One game creates a huge swing in the East race, while the West looks even more unpredictable than it did last week.

Race for the Roses 2012: Week 2

One week of Big Ten games in the books, eight to go. A favorite has already emerged in the East without playing a conference game, while predicting the West verges on drawing names out of a hat. Let's check the odds.

Ohio State 17, MSU 16: Kneejerk Reactions

Immediate postgame thoughts on a disappointing start to the Big Ten season.

Race for the Roses 2012: Week 1

After a chaotic non-conference season, the Big Ten race looks wide open. We crunch some numbers in order to attempt to handicap the race to Indianapolis.

Notre Dame 20, MSU 3 - Kneejerk Reactions

After the Spartans' 20-3 loss to Notre Dame, the defense looks conference championship-caliber, but it's clear that the offense will need to improve if Michigan State is to win the Big Ten.

MSU 17, Boise State 13 - Kneejerk Reactions

Five thoughts about Michigan State's 17-13 victory over Boise State to open the season.

Race for the Roses 2012: A Look at the Conference Schedule

In the races for the Big Ten division titles and for bowl eligibility, who got a favorable conference schedule and who drew the short straw?

Post-eclipse Sunday night open thread

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Post-eclipse Sunday night open thread

Spartan Hockey eliminated from NCAA tournament in first round

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3-1 loss to Union in the first round. Still, after where the hockey program was the past couple years, making the tournament at all is something of a moral victory.

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Final Pick 16 Standings

Despite the end of our run, the contest must go on. Standings prior to the Sweet 16 are here. There were 66 possessions in the final. Final Standings Name Points Tiebreaker m...

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Pick 16 Standings - Updated Through Sunday

This post will be updated daily during tournament action. Old standings will be left in place, but the newest will be on top. Standings After Round 2 Name Points Teams Remaining wbrianr ...

Hockey Bubble Talk: Waiting and Hoping

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Michigan State's CCHA tournament run may be over, but the season may not be just yet. What should Spartan hockey fans be rooting for this weekend to reach the NCAA tournament?

The Fifth Annual TOC Pick 16 NCAA Tournament Contest

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A slightly different take on the traditional NCAA tournament picks contest. Choose 16 teams and get points for every win based on their seed.

Selection Show Open Thread

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With the double championship in the nation's strongest conference and nine RPI top 25 wins, our case for a 1 seed is a strong one. The sheer number of losses could be a negative factor, but...

Hockey Bubble Talk: CCHA Quarterfinals

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What should Spartan hockey fans be rooting for this weekend? An in-depth look at the Pairwise Rankings and what it means for Michigan State.

Big Ten Bradley-Terry Bracket Odds

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Breaking down the odds in the Big Ten tournament according to the modified Bradley-Terry method.

Hockey Bubble Talk: March 2-4 Edition

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A look at the Pairwise Rankings with an eye toward Michigan State's chances of reaching the NCAA tournament.

Projecting the Big Ten Basketball Race: The Home Stretch

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Projecting the final two weeks of the Big Ten basketball season, with game-by-game odds and overall title chances.

Hockey Sweeps Alaska, In Position for Bye to CCHA Quarterfinals

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Making sense of the chaos of the CCHA standings with one week to go. What does Michigan State need to do to get a bye?

Weekend Recap: Hoops Wins at OSU, Hockey Splits with Michigan

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Recapping a great weekend for the Spartans' men's basketball and hockey teams, as the former beat #3 Ohio State and the latter split with #3 Michigan.

Hockey Bracketology

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We're the 4 seed (lowest) in the East by the USCHO projection; first-round matchup with Mass-Lowell, with Union and BC in the other half of the region. Big series this weekend with Michigan - at Munn tonight (7:35 ET, BTN), Joe Louis tomorrow (same time, Fox Sports Detroit). They've been on a major roll since the GLI, aided by Jon Merrill's return from a coach-imposed suspension and some great play from Shawn Hunwick in net. Chris Brown, their second-leading scorer, will be out tonight due to picking up a game DQ for fighting last weekend against Miami. Despite being a matchup of the teams at #3 and #7 in the conference standings, we actually have the two best goal differentials in conference play (Michigan +19, MSU +8; Ferris and Western, the conference leaders, are both at +7). A sweep could vault us up as high as second place; a split probably keeps us in the bracket for next week.

Takin' Care of Business: MSU 77, Penn State 57

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Recapping possibly the most nerve-wracking 20-point win ever.

Half Full of Glass: MSU 64, Michigan 54

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Breaking down the Michigan State-Michigan basketball game from the weekend. In a word: rebounding.

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