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The Savior of the Spartans: Michigan State will live or die by Branden Dawson

Branden Dawson’s junior season didn’t exactly go as planned. Last season, Michigan State got off to an 18-1 start led by the experienced core of Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Dawson. With the Spartans sitting at No. 3 in the nation, it looked like coach Tom Izzo had himself another title contender. Soon injuries would pile up to the Spartan’s Big 3 and a shift in momentum was in store. Payne missed time ...

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Big Ten Basketball Preview Part Five: Michigan State and Michigan

*This is part five of a six part series previewing each Big Ten team. Part one, Monday: Nebraska, Penn State Part two, Tuesday: Northwestern, Purdue Part three, Wednesday: Iowa, Illinois Part four, Thursday: Minnesota, Wisconsin Part five, Friday: Michigan State, Michigan Part six, Saturday: Ohio State, Indiana 4. Michigan State The mastery of coach Tom Izzo was on full display once again in 2011-2012 for t ...

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Heartbreak for the Wisconsin Badgers

Regardless of geographic alliance we all remember the first time we had a sports team give us a punch in the stomach. For me that moment is easy, it was January 3rd, 1999. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs after a Jerry Rice fumble was egregiously missed by the referee. Four plays later Terrell Owens would catch a Steve Young pass over the middle and s ...

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Big Ten Breakdown: Week 5

After the buffet of blowouts last weekend, the Big Ten finally opens up conference play this weekend.  Purdue is the only idle team this week, coming at a perfect time after the Boilermakers were upset against Toledo last week. As far as the rest of these matchups, at least two of these games should prove to be wire jobs.  Wisconsin will meet  Michigan State, in what could be the best game of the day.  The ...

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