1. One Flaw with the Michigan State Spartans' New Uniforms

    I’ve had a few days to think about and react to the Michigan State Spartan’s new uniforms. And let me tell you, I’m actually pretty pleased. Most of the changes made have been magnified more than they should...

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  2. Michigan State Spartans Football: Exclusive Look from Spring Practice

    Last Thursday I accompanied Joe Rexrode of the Lansing State Journal to the Michigan State Spartans’ practice field. The practice was in preparation of the Green and White game, which took place last Saturday...

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  3. Why Is New Washington Redskin Donovan McNabb Lobbying for Terrell Owens in D.C.?

    In a week dominated by the NFL Draft, a strange rumor out of the nation’s capital spread like wildfire on Tuesday...

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  4. Detroit Lions: Trading Ernie Sims Was a Good Move in the Long Run

    Some people may tell you this is the same old Detroit Lions script. Some may even be so irrational to believe that Matt Millen is still behind the curtain, pulling the strings and sneering wildly with his bushy mustache...

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  5. Michigan State Football: Subtle Changes Make This Year's Team Different

    With spring practices taking place around the country, it’s not too early to look at the Big Ten—and the Michigan State Spartans in particular—when it comes down to football...

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  6. Michigan State's Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers Take After Mo-Pete and Mateen

    In what was a highly anticipated announcement just weeks after the completion of Michigan State’s basketball season, Spartan fans everywhere heard exactly what they wanted to hear...

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  7. Ben Roethlisberger's Off-Field Issues Offsetting On-Field Accomplishments

    I’ll be the first to say I respect what Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has accomplished in the National Football League...

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  8. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Detroit Red Wings-Phoenix Coyotes Preview

    As the NHL approaches its annual playoff season—a postseason unlike any other in sports because of its grueling style—there are many surprising teams who have climbed up the rankings and now formidably challenge for Lord Stanley’s Cup...

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  9. Wild Final Day of NHL Regular Season Had Big Playoff Implications

    In the final day of the NHL’s regular season, there were numerous games with big playoff implications...

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  10. NFL Draft: A Closer Look at How NFL Rookies Are Wildly Overpaid

    Now more than ever, rookies in the National Football League are overpaid. Times have certainly changed over the past few decades, as athletes in all sports have been earning more and more dollars, but this is especially true for first-year players...

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  11. Why the Connecticut Huskies Are Bad for Women's Basketball

    As Geno Auriemma’s Connecticut Huskies rebounded from a dismal—and quite shocking—first half against the Stanford Cardinal to win the National Championship for the second straight year, one thought crossed my mind...

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  12. Looking Ahead: How Good Can the Michigan State Spartans Be in 2010-11?

    In an NCAA tournament wackier than a vacation with the Griswolds, Coach K’s Duke Blue Devils escaped through the flames and the rubble to claim college basketball’s top prize...

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  13. Donovan McNabb Deal Will Haunt Philadelphia Eagles Within Division

    When word spread of the trade between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins, my level of surprise was quite high. It wasn’t because McNabb got traded, but of what team in which he was traded...

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  14. NCAA Title Game: Why the Duke Blue Devils Will Cruise by the Butler Bulldogs

    In an NCAA tournament chalked full of upsets and unlikely teams advancing deep into the bracket, I guess there’s nothing more fitting than one of the all-time winningest college ...

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  15. The Fall of Sparta: Butler Ends Michigan State's Surprising Final Four Run

    It was a situation the Michigan State Spartans were accustomed to in this year’s NCAA tournament. Down one point to a gritty Butler Bulldogs team, the Spartans snag a rebound on a missed Butler shot with just under 30 seconds remaining...

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  16. Michigan State-Butler Preview: Can Sparty Continue To Defy the Odds?

    As if it wasn’t enough for the Michigan State Spartans to lose their best player, Kalin Lucas, in the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament, injuries to Chris Allen (foot) and ...

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  17. Bad News: NCAA Tournament Expansion Would Destroy Best Month of Sports

    Within the last 24 hours, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney has been quoted as saying a 96 team NCAA tournament is “probable” and will be addressed at an NCAA board meeting in Indianapolis at the end of April...

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  18. Tom Izzo's Michigan State Spartans Are an Extension of Himself

    With a trip to the Final Four on the line—and a Tennessee player on it as well—the Michigan State Spartans were in a position to which they were accustomed...

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  19. Tom Izzo Leads the Michigan State Spartans Back To Familiar Territory

    As the majority of the nation put their faith in a bunch of virtual no-names from Northern Iowa, to Las Vegas growing less and less confident about the Michigan State Spartans’ chances, a rather funny thing happened...

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  20. NBA Draft 2010: Will John Wall or Evan Turner Be a Better Pro?

    Even though the college basketball season is enjoying the heart of its schedule, it’s never too early to look ahead. In this case, I am looking forward to the 2010 NBA Draft...

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  21. March Madness: With Kansas Gone, Here Are Five New Tourney Favorites

    With a mutton-chopped Wolverine look-alike and a small player with a long last name, Northern Iowa stunned the Kansas Jayhawks and simultaneously busted millions of brackets nationwide...

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  22. March Madness: How the Michigan State Spartans Move on without PG Kalin Lucas

    Sunday afternoon’s dramatic victory over the No. 4 seed Maryland Terrapins proved a lot about the No. 5 seed Michigan State Spartans. For one, the team showed great resiliency...

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  23. March Madness: Michigan State Sinks Maryland, Kalin Lucas Out for Tourney

    In the blink of an eye, Korie Lucious put the team on his back as he fired from the top of the arc. Everything seemed to stand still except the ball that was spiraling in motion. Ball in...

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  24. Kansas Loss Shows Parity Is Present in College Hoops

    When the NCAA tournament field was announced exactly one week ago, brackets were being printed and winners were already being declared. Then people started to compare their brackets after they filled them out...

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  25. NCAA March Madness: The “Big Least” Struggles Mightily in First Weekend

    As less than three days of the heavily anticipated NCAA tournament have been completed, we have learned quite a bit already. We now realize that mid-majors are about as afraid of power conference opponents as mountain lions are afraid of field mice...

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