1. NCAA Bracket 2012 Predictions: The Midwest Region, Pick-by-Pick Analysis

    The Midwest bracket is the bracket of names. Every year one bracket has a gravitational pull toward the legendary names...

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  2. NCAA Bracket 2012 Predictions: The East Region, Pick-by-Pick Analysis

    The breaking news of Fab Melo’s ineligibility certainly adds glimmering intrigue to a region that is now anyone’s for the taking. I, in fact, thought this was the least likely bracket to chalk prior to the Melo announcement...

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  3. NCAA Bracket 2012 Predictions: The South Region, Pick-by-Pick Analysis

    John Calapari has to be fumed at the committee’s decision to give the No. 1 overall seed the toughest bracket. To pair Kentucky with No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Baylor, No. 4 Indiana, No...

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  4. NCAA Bracket 2012 Predictions: The West Region, Pick-by-Pick Analysis

    The West, as it looks in a flipping notebook of scouting reports—“plays fast,” “best transition team in the nation,” “not happy unless running,” ...

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  5. Michigan State Football: A Red Storm Rising

    Picking up where I left off previously, there is no connection to the Tom Clancy novel of the same name (as the title). I mean, would I really link a Jack Ryan Clancy book to a non-Jack Ryan Clancy book? Come on now...

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  6. Michigan State Football: The Spartans See Red Ahead

    Ohio State is the only Big Ten team Mark Dantonio has not beaten in his time at Michigan State. This week to inspire the troops around one word, focus, he exonerated the players from their media obligations...

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  7. Michigan State Football: The Spartans O-Line Is a Nightmare Without a Kick

    When I was in the fourth grade trying out for little league football, I wanted so badly to be a quarterback. I would throw the ball to myself in the backyard simulating crowd noise with that throaty exhale dreamers do...

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  8. Michigan State Football: Just Another Notre Dame Week

    It’s the best football game of the year if you’re Ryan C. Zerfas! Let’s remain diligent on everything that’s happened so far in this very young season, yet it’s hard to deny the omnipresent college football superlatives...

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  9. Notre Dame vs. Michigan: Can the Wolverines Keep the Pace?

    Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly knows exactly what Michigan head coach Brady Hoke is going through. Just one year ago, Kelly was the new man on campus trying to resurrect one of ...

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  10. Michigan State Football: Things to Look for Against Florida Atlantic

    I have no inclination towards being an uppity Spartan hipster and/or negative Nancy. I really don’t want to be negative at all. It hurts the soul...

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  11. Michigan State Football: Youngstown State Post-Game Analysis

    I didn’t bother previewing the Youngstown State game, because I viewed it as more of a scrimmage that counts, rather than a football game. Unfortunately, for Spartan Nation, this was a football game...

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  12. Michigan State Football: Unit by Unit Breakdown, Defense, Part 2

    I’m going to pick up where I left off and cover the defensive units as well as the special teams. Let’s not waste any time! Defensive Line Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi is blessed with the opposite problem of the offense...

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  13. Michigan State Football: Unit by Unit Breakdown of the Offense, Part 1

    Eleven wins. A share of the Big Ten Championship for the first time since 1990. The right to retain the all-mighty Paul Bunyan Trophy with a third-straight win against Michigan...

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  14. Michigan State Football: Camps of Green Under Friday Night Lights

    The time is NOW, Spartan Nation. One cannot deny the effervescent ambiance of fall football dawning upon us. With every rising of the sun, we stand a nanosecond closer to kickoff...

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  15. NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: The Zerfas Breakdown of the Southeast Region

    This is the upset bracket, no question about it. It’s like the tournament made a junk drawer for underprivileged tournament teams. Everybody has a chance here. First Round Pittsburgh over UNCA...

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  16. NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: The Zerfas Breakdown of the Southwest Region

    All the experts picked Kansas to win it all. It seems like they come into every tournament with more chips than everyone else, but rarely seem to cash in on it like you’d think they would...

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  17. NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: The Zerfas Breakdown of the West Region

    The West plays pretty straight forward. Duke was the fourth No. 1 seed, but they were blessed with BY FAR the easiest road to the Final Four. A major upset by Oakland knocks off Texas and the rest is pretty close to chalk...

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  18. NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: The Zerfas Breakdown of the East Region

    The East Region is perhaps the strongest of the four regions, which is counterintuitive considering this region is built around the committee’s proposed No. 1 overall seed, the Ohio State Buckeyes...

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  19. Michigan State Basketball: The Legend of Kalin Lucas

    Michigan State sure has a rich history of legendary point guards. Magic Johnson, Scott Skiles, Mateen Cleaves, Drew Neitzel (perhaps more of a local legend), and without reservation ...

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  20. Michigan State Basketball: Tom Izzo Should Decline a NCAA Tournament Invitation

    According to ESPN bracketologist (I love that this is a legit J-O-B!?) Joe Lunardi, as it stands right now (it updates every nanosecond), the much maligned Michigan State Spartans ...

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  21. Michigan State Basketball in a State of Shock

    A program once known for its blue collar work ethic, March Madness magic, rebounding prowess and championships (national and Big Ten) with the “Flintstones” has found a new geological destination: Rock bottom...

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  22. Michigan State Basketball: 2011 Campaign Requires Victory in Champaign

    The Michigan State Spartan basketball team is up-and-over the halfway point in the 2010-2011 basketball season yet still in search of a season defining victory. Some might argue the victory against No...

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  23. Michigan State Football: The Year in Review 2010

    Coming into the 2010 campaign, Michigan State had a chip on its shoulder. Previously, Mark Dantonio’s teams were known for winning the games they had to and getting crushed by those who were elite...

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  24. Michigan State Football: Hop On the Rich Rodriguez Bandwagon, Time is Wasting!

    With all the success the Michigan State football program has had as of late, it’s easy to overlook a major factor to this success, because he’s not a Spartan— Rich Rodriguez ...

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  25. Michigan State Football: Betters, Take the Spartans and 6.5 Points On the Road

    Rodney Dangerfield made a stand-up career talking about “not getting any respect.” Mark Dantonio is busy cultivating a magical season out of Dangerfield’s potion...

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