I hope it's Appling and Harris. That would cripple their team.
2 Michigan State Basketball Players get into a fight in State College.
This isn't OT.
Were there Ski Masks involved?
I bet Harris was throwing a fist pump that cannot possibly be misconstrued as a punch.
no fist pump to the groin can be a punch! who would do that?
That wouldn't be too smart if it was Harris. He's got a bum shoulder from what I hear.
These guys will be suspended for forgetting that it's members of the school's other teams you're supposed to beat up.
Says it was Dawson and Payne.
When I read it I assumed they were fighting somebody else, but they were fighting each other. That's awesome.
Also funny, the tweet right before the breaking news about the fight was that Tom Izzo got some sort of humanitarian award. Sweet.
Breslin Center camera's are powerful and will reach State College and show no punches were landed.
It was just a necessary roughness. Izzo teaches 40 minutes of toughness, on or off the court.
Probably not a huge deal unless one of the players seriously hurt the other...as much as I love Sparty tears, I am pretty sure players on most teams in America have gotten into a pushing match/tiff with a team member in their career
but usually it doesn't result in property damage or a call to local police to investigate. I fought my best friend at a basketball camp at K once but we were careful not to break the trophy case nearby and we were only 15 at the time. Most grown men at least choose to take their fights outside.
It's okay, you guys. None of the punches thrown will actually be considered punches.
This could be the turning point in the season where this team either takes off to success or angles down to failure.
Well, the Penn State police are looking into this, so we know nothing will happen.
You win the day, sir.
That post alone proves that only 5 up votes are not justice for original humor. Post of the day right there!
looks like a non-event. Anyway, I want Penn State to beat them at full strength so hopefully no suspensions.
I could give a damn if PSU beats a troupe of four-year-old girls wearing Spartan uniforms over tutus so long as they win. If you're worried about Sparty excuses, they'll have them regardless of what happens.
I know I'll be a huge PSU, Nebraska, Northwestern and Iowa fan, especially against IU, Illinois, MSU, OSU, Minnesota and apparently Wisconsin. That goes doubly true when the former teams are on the road.
The more losses at the top of the conference, the bigger the window for M to win it, and if MSU trotting out "a troupe of four-year-old girls wearing Spartan uniforms" helps, so be it.
We need to hope that Wisconsin can come back down to life a little bit here after the huge win last night. As they were not a team that I had previously expected to be someone to worry about at the end of the season. Meaning, they may knock a team or two off, like last night. Not a team that we had to worry about tying for or competing for the championship out right against, considering we only play them once and on the road.
the news in Happy Valley but something else doesnt...... nevermind!!! Same old Sparty HAHAHA Silly Little Brother
What's your beef with boobs, man?
Their upcoming schedule is Ohio State, @Wisconsin and @Indiana. So if there is going to be any discipline, it will surely happen tonight. Perhaps Izzo will drop the hammer and force them each to ride the bench until the first TV timeout.
same old sparty.
NBCSports is on this - (LINK)
Supposedly, it happened on the second floor rotunda of the hotel, it did get physical and one player was shoved into a wall. The police were called but the article says no arrests were made nor charges filed as of this afternoon anyway. It mentions there were minor cuts sustained by both players but they did not seek attention. No names yet either.
RT @diamond83: Tom Izzo said scuffle was between Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson.
— Scott Bell (@sbell021) January 16, 2013
another thing to note according to a tweet I saw, neither player will start. So, they can be expected after the first media timeout? Real humanitarian of Coach Izzo
The program is falling apart in front of our eyes. Just joking, it's Michigan State. Drinking, fighting, rolling SUV's. Who cares?
Careful on the rolling SUV's comment...
He will not start Payne or Dawson!! haha
But this does not deserve a suspension for either player unless someone else was hurt or involved. It was between two players, this kind of thing happens in practice all the time and nobody says a word because it doesn't matter.
i'll be honest, getting into a fight with a teammate isn't that big of a deal. not suspension worthy.
its in your house behind closed doors!! I think when your on the road, you represent your school and your team! Just my 2 cents, I think its a big deal!
I don't think it is, or should be, a big deal. But i respect the fact that others (you among them) may think othwerwise. I don't understand, though, being ok with a tussle at home vs on the road. It should be a consistent standard. If in-fighting is a huge deal the location shouldn't matter (i concede there are a few exceptions but a hotel room is not among them). If you aren't ok with them fighting on the road then you shouldn't be ok with them fighting at home.
Your right, maybe I just explained myself wrong! I know my kids act very different at home than they do when they are at their friends house. Very well behaved away from home but bad ass kids at home ha. I just think its much harder to bury this when your away from home, so its harder to throw under the rug, I guess. I know its MSU but they should try and compose themselves for the image of the school. IMO
It isn't suspension worthy, but it is a big deal. The team, the team, the team.
So they're sitting out the first five minutes?
Yeah, this is not a story. Appropriate punishment from Izzo.
More discipline issues for Izzo. Its becoming an epidemic.
even spartans don't like spartans
Runner up for post of the day
keep moving, people.
but I just got my popcorn! At least let me finish my popcorn!!
Sorry goblueattorney if I just negged you, I was doing something while on my phone not looking and I accidentally hit moderate. It doesn't say what I hit just "comment moderated. I apologize if it's bad.
is the equivilant to a generic +1 vote.
his link on his twitter account takes you nowhere