There is no doubt that MSU took advantage of our struggles, and in turn built themselves into one of the better basketball programs in the country. I can admit that, and I can also admit we arent at the level of their program yet. However, with the right coach at the helm, and facilty improvements on the way...its coming. And many people simply dont realize that UM still has a commanding lead in this series.
In fact....of the 20+ varsity sports that MSU and UM compete in, MSU has a winning record all time vs UM in only womens basketball I believe. Yep...its that one sided. And RCMB lurkers..we know this is why the hatred festers. Its why you have to resort to "scUM" and "Wal-Mart Wolverines". Its why you have to convince yourself that having a fanbase composed of only people who attended your university is a good thing. Its why you talk about the "Blue Wall" and complain that Michigan ALWAYS gets all the attention. Thats because Michigan has and always will be the premier university in this state. A school with a stronger athletic history, higher academics, larger fanbase, more prestige, more national attention, higher revenue producing...the list can go on.
There have been some dark days in Ann Arbor the past few years. Even longer in basketball. I think UM and MSU will have some great battles in both football and basketball for years to come, and who knows what will happen. But....remember your place.