"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Simply stated. Sparty takes their injured and needing-sympathy team to Iowa City for a classic Big Ten showdown. Right now, ESPN.
There are other games but this is the best one of the night. Go Hawks.
Black Heart Gold Pants has a new podcast up. Go for the opening theme song, stay for some MSU vs Iowa hoops talk. Michigan gets quite a few mentions considering.
Right after the dunk around 1.29.30 (slap's at 1.29.43 to be exact), if I played for State and a Dwight Schrute look a like came that far on my court to slap the floor, I'd sprint over there and run him over. Of course that is probably because I have difficulty thinking rationally about Tom Crean.
Seriously though, what an idiot. It's one thing when 18-22 year old kids do stuff to get pumped up, but that guy is a joke out there.
This post was totally not worth the effort, sorry.
This could be the best episode ever. Sweep of Iowa and MSU in the same week both top-10 teams. Episode recaped the games and had some sweet postgame interviews. Love John Beileins attitude of never being satisfied i love this team. Enjoy!!
The list of star players not present in East Lansing was staggering Saturday: Branden Dawson, Mitch McGary and Adreian Payne all were out for two teams that have been the walking wounded for most of the season.
Spartans point guard Keith Appling played, but his wrist was in such bad shape he could barely shoot.
That left Nik Stauskas and Gary Harris with the opportunity to fill the void.
The two guards went back and forth for most of the game in a matchup that often left them one on one, but in the end, it was the Michigan guard Stauskas who was blowing kisses into the crowd at the Breslin Center.
Stauskas finished with 19 points against Michigan State and 26 against Iowa on Wednesday for two of Michigan’s three consecutive wins over ranked teams. The week, in which Stauskas shot a combined 15-of-26 from the field, earned the sophomore Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors.
“We knew he was going to have to pick his spots but he hit some daggers that were tough shots with Gary all over him,” Michigan coach John Beilein said. “It was a great matchup of two really good players and that was a pretty efficient game by Nik.”