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July 11, 2024: We are lucky to have the best expert in the legal field, Professor Michael McCann, join us for a deep discussion on what is happening to the NCAA from a legal perspective. Professor McCann was on the legal team for Maurice Clarett's when he sued the NFL and helped write the book on Ed O'Bannon's legal challenge for NIL. Today's discu…
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July 5, 2024: Robbie Hummel returned to the show again to talk Big Ten Hoops, Purdue making the Final Four, the prospects of Zach Edey in the NBA, and what went wrong with Michigan State last year. Robbie brings his usual honest and folksy analysis to college basketball with a small dose of Indiana Hoosier shade. Are you looking for collegiate appa…
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June 27, 2024: It might be the off season but that doesn't mean Michigan State's coaching staff isn't busy working on its future roster. With the era of the transfer portal, roster construction has changed and the importance a staff puts on new recruits has altered. The Spartans, however, have been operating similar to how they have in the past wit…
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June 20, 2024: College basketball analyst and ESPN commentator, Jay Bilas, returns the show to discuss the college basketball landscape again. After our discussion with Jay last summer, we wanted to get his expanded thoughts on the direction the NCAA athletics has moved over the past year and where it is headed. The House decision is awaiting appro…
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June 13, 2024: One of the worst kept secrets came to fruition as Tom Izzo and the Spartans officially named former UM assistant coach, Saddi Washington, as a new assistant coach. Despite his 8 year stint in Ann Arbor, Saddi actually has very deep ties to Michigan State as his father, Stan, was a former star at MSU from 1964-66. Saddi Washington wil…
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June 6, 2024: We were joined again this week with prolific sports columnist Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News to talk college hoops. DeCourcy is also a regular on the BTN so he follows the Big Ten very closely as well as the college basketball landscape in general. We talked about what the Big Ten expansion means for basketball by adding a famed p…
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May 30, 2024: Summer brings us time to reflect on the Spartan teams of the past and current events in the college basketball world. Today, we decided to riff off a column by Graham Couch from the LSJ and look back at past MSU teams to rank which teams were the best that never won it all. Although the LSJ column focused just on past Izzo teams, Rod …
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May 23, 2024: One of the new additions to the Big Ten this year will be the USC Trojans. Best known for their football, the Trojans have had some success on the hard court as well. Especially located in Southern California, USC has access to some great talent and money. However, USC just had their long time coach, Andy Ensfield, depart for other op…
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May 14, 2024: Today, the MSU Spartans landed what appears to be the last piece of the roster puzzle in 7 foot 240# Szymon Zapala. With this center, addition it appears that Tom Izzo has added depth inside without upsetting the dynamics in the locker room with Kohler and Cooper. Zapala played his first three seasons at Utah State in a limited role b…
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May 9, 2024: The Washington Huskies are joining the Big Ten which has obvious implications from a football standpoint. But what about in hoops? The Huskies are not known for great basketball but Seattle produces a lot of solid talent. Washington is in transition as it moves to a new coach who will try and right the ship, score some talent in the po…
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May 2, 2024: Beginning this fall, UCLA leaves the PAC-12 and joins the Big Ten to create an 18 team mega-league. The move was obviously spurred forward by football and the Big Ten's lucrative TV rights but there are obvious implications for basketball. Although UCLA is a decent football program, their basketball heritage is one that will boost the …
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April 23, 2024: Portal season (roster season) is in full swing and Michigan State added a player today from the University of Omaha, Frankie Fidler. Now, ordinarily one wouldn’t look to the Summit League for talent but Fidler is an exception. Fidler is a 6’7” 200# wing who averaged 20.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg, and 8 free throws a game while shooting 45/36/84…
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April 17, 2024: College basketball roster season is officially open now that the NCAA tournament is over. Every team is active trying to acquire the right players to complete their team. Players still have until the end of April to enter the transfer portal so we expect a lot of movement yet. As for MSU, the Spartans seem to be looking to add a lar…
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April 11, 2024: Now that we've done our season recap for the Spartans, we turned to the rest of the Big Ten including Michigan's historically bad (putrid?) season. Purdue and Illinois had very good seasons whereas Maryland and Ohio State underperformed. Nebraska and Northwestern built on last year and had some success that carried them into the NCA…
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April 6, 2024: Now that the season is over, it’s time for coaching moves and roster changes for college basketball. A few days ago, assistant coach Mark Montgomery was named the new head coach for the University of Detroit-Mercy. He was formerly a head coach at Northern Illinois. His vacancy will leave room for Izzo to add a new coach to the staff.…
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March 28, 2024: Michigan State ended the 2023-24 season 20-15 and 10-10 in the Big Ten. It was a year in which expectations were sky high coming off a Sweet 16 exit and impressive performance from the MSU backcourt led by AJ Hoggard. The 2023-24 year had all the signs of what might be a deep tournament run and competing for the Big Ten with almost …
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March 23, 2024: Michigan State’s season comes to an end after losing to North Carolina 85-69 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The first half saw huge swings in the lead as MSU went from up 12 to down 9 at half time. The story of this game was much the same as it was in many games throughout the season - inconsistent point guard play. The…
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March 22, 2024: Tom Izzo and the Spartans easily dispatched a Mississippi State team in the first round of the tournament to earn an opportunity to make its second straight sweet 16. Next up are the mighty Tar Heels from North Carolina who were regular season champs in the ACC and earned the number one seed in the West. MSU is 0-5 against the Heels…
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March 21, 2024: Michigan State and Tom Izzo continued their first round dominance with a drubbing of number 8 seed Mississippi State, 69-51. It was a game that MSU led wire to wire and was never really pushed except for a few brief moments at the end of the first half where Mississippi State scored back to back 3s to cut the lead to 5 before Malik …
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March 19, 2024: We are joined once again by expert bracketologist, Dom Lese of Bracketometry.com, to go over what the heck happened with the NCAA selection committee this year. Dom tells us that one of the problems this year was that one of the long standing metrics for evaluating teams was removed and not replaced because Sagarin no longer worked …
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March 18, 2024: Michigan State returns to the NCAA Tournament for the 26th consecutive year and as a 9 seed will face 8th seeded Mississippi State from the SEC. Both teams come in with less than spectacular records but are teams who could be dangerous. Both MSU's arrive with similar offensive and defensive ratings although they get there different …
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March 17, 2024: Well, Michigan State once again is dancing in March for their 26th consecutive appearance as the 9 seed in the West against Mississippi State out of the SEC. Their second round opponent would likely be North Carolina if they advance in the games in Charlotte, NC. It was a topsy turvy couple days as just about every potential bid thi…
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March 16, 2024: Michigan State lost in a quarterfinal matchup with Purdue 67-62 thanks to some poor shooting and even poorer officiating. We don’t often attribute losses to officials - and even this one we will place more of the blame on the team than the officiating - but it is hard to not see the calls in this game as contributing in a significan…
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March 14, 2024: Michigan State defeated Minnesota in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis 77-67 to all but lock up Tom Izzy’s 26th straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Despite trailing by 2 at halftime, MSU’s guards went to work and dominated the second half scoring over 30 points in the paint and pulling away from the Gophers …
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March 13, 2024: Bracket Dom, America’s number one bracketologist according to Bracket Matrix, joins us again to go over all the NCAA tournament seeding scenarios for MSU and the rest of the Big Ten. For Spartan fans worried about MSU’s tournament streak….well, let’s just say a win over Minnesota in the first round would help. As for the rest of the…
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March 12, 2024: Michigan State begins its postseason Thursday at noon (11 CT) in Minneapolis as the 8 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. MSU doesn't usually play on Thursday but we all know how this year unfolded and they find themselves probably not with a do or die game against the Gophers. However, to avoid working up a sweat Sunday during the sele…
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March 11, 2024: Get ready for the 2024 Big Ten Tournament hosted in Minneapolis for the first time ever. First place Purdue looks to repeat as tournament champ and continue its dominance of the league this year. As for the rest of the Big Ten, who knows how it will proceed? We handicap the games and feel that there is often not a whole lot of diffe…
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March 10, 2024: Once again, Michigan State showed its inconsistency in closing the regular season at Bloomington with a loss 65-64. The start to the game was terrible, the middle of the game was one in which the Spartans were humming at both ends allowing a 17 point deficit to become a 7 point lead midway through the second half only to be squander…
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March 8, 2024: Michigan State looks to close out the regular season Sunday in Bloomington against Indiana for the teams’ only matchup of the year. Indiana is riding a 3 game winning streak and MSU has only won one of their last four. Like most of the Spartans’ season, it is anyone’s guess which MSU team shows up. Hopefully the Spartans will bring t…
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March 6, 2024: Despite 2-17 shooting behind the arc, Michigan State managed to pull off a win over Northwestern on Senior night in East Lansing, 53-49. The Spartans made up for their dreadful shooting with sound defense and dominating the ‘Cats on the boards with 19 offensive rebounds and an overall rebounding edge of 12. Malik Hall chipped in 15 p…
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March 4, 2024: Michigan State will host its final home game of the year as it welcomes a depleted Northwestern team on senior night. The Wildcats will be without guard Ty Berry lost for the season with a torn knee meniscus and starting center Matthew Nicholson with a broken foot he sustained in their last game against the Hawkeyes. Questionable but…
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March 3, 2024: Michigan State once again headed to Mackey arena and once again unable to finish the job. Despite shooting over 40%, not turning over the ball, and keeping pace on the boards, the Spartans were just not able to keep pace offensively with Purdue. MSU will now return home for Senior night against Northwestern before finishing the seaso…
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February 29, 2024: Well, the game that's been circled on the calendar since the schedule came out in the Fall is finally here - the trip to Mackey Arena against the Purdue Boilermakers. Purdue is easily a one seed going into the NCAA tournament and should win the Big Ten barring a late season collapse. The chances of Michigan State pulling off this…
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February 27, 2024: We are once again joined by famed bracketologist, Dom Lese, who is now America's number one bracketologist ranked by Bracket Matrix. Dom gave us the lowdown on the field of 68 including in depth dives into Michigan State, the Big Ten, the conference spread and mid majors. Surprisingly, he laid out his case for why he predicts the…
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February 25, 2024: Michigan State’s struggles continued as they lost on a last second three by Ohio State at home, 60-57. It was a game in which the Buckeyes never led until time expired and they had to complete a 22-7 run over the last 11 minutes of the second half to defeat the Spartans. Michigan State led most of the game comfortably but were ne…
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February 23, 2024: Michigan State is wrapping up the regular season soon and will have its next to last home game this Sunday against struggling Ohio State. Despite getting an improbable upset over visiting Purdue, the Buckeyes have had a very disappointing season. So bad, in fact, that head coach Chris Holman was let go a week ago leaving the team…
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February 20, 2024: Michigan State inexplicably drops a home game to the Iowa Hawkeyes which ends the win streak at 3. Despite shooting 50% behind the arc, the Spartans were unable to guard anyone in a phone booth and Iowa was able to get just about anything they wanted in the first half. Now the Spartans will have to regroup and find a way to win a…
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February 19, 2024: Michigan State is now carrying a three game win streak and hope to extend that with back to back home games against Iowa and Ohio State. It will be the only matchup against both teams and first up is the Hawkeyes who are struggling to emerge from the middle of the pack of the Big Ten. Characteristically, this is another bad defen…
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February 17, 2024: Michigan State completed the season sweep of the hapless Wolverines by winning at Crisler arena 73-63 in a late night Saturday matchup. It was a game where MSU did not play particularly well yet cruised in with a 10 point win on the backs of its defense holding Michigan scoreless over the final 7 minutes of play. The Spartans rec…
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February 16, 2024: Michigan State will try and keep to its winning ways on the road as it heads to Ann Arbor for a possible sweep of the Wolverines. Michigan’s season is probably best described as tumultuous. Juwan Howard started the season out after heart surgery then became the assistant coach (but still got tossed from a game). And then the susp…
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February 14, 2024: Michigan State headed to Happy Valley on Valentines day in hopes of getting its second road win and didn't disappoint Spartan fans. Career high scoring from Malik Hall with 29 points and then 10 rebounds led the way for the visitors and 16 first half points from Jaden Akins put the Nittany Lions on their heels. Perhaps just as im…
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February 12, 2024: Michigan State heads back onto the road where they have struggled this season to face Penn State. MSU handled the Nittany Lions easily in their first matchup in East Lansing where the Spartans cruised in with a 31 point win. However, Penn State is playing better and has won 3 of its last 5 and has been dangerous at home. MSU and …
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February 10, 2024: Michigan State found a way to win at home by beating a very talented and athletic Illinois team that should help the Spartans in their seeding for the NCAA tournament. The likely quad 1 win should safely put MSU in the field and gives them some important momentum heading into a 2 game road stretch against Penn State and Michigan.…
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February 8, 2024: The regular season of the Big Ten is a long slog and Michigan State is feeling that this year. Road games have been challenging for the green and white but they have played very well at home. They will look to continue that home cooking this Saturday as the Spartans look for a big win over top ranked Illinois. The last time the te…
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February 6, 2024: Once again, MSU failed to get the job done on the road dropping a close fought game to the Golden Gophers, 59-56. It has been a nightmare winning games on the road for just about every Big Ten team although both Rutgers and Indiana managed to get the job done tonight off their home floors. The loss could almost entirely be attribu…
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February 4, 2024: Just like with the Maryland game, Michigan State faces another Big Ten team that they just played. This time, the contest will be in the opposing gym as the Golden Gophers welcome in MSU on Tuesday night. Minnesota will face a little different challenge with the return of starting point guard, Elijah Hawkins. Minnesota has played …
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February 3, 2024: Although it might not look like it from the final score, MSU’s 63-54 victory over the Terrapins was a closely fought rock fight. Maryland did exactly what they set out to do - create an ugly grind out game. Unfortunately for them, it wasn’t enough as the Spartans put together an 11-0 run with under 6 to go to put away the turtles.…
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February 1, 2024: It will have been less than two weeks since Michigan State last played Maryland but they will find themselves matched up this time in East Lansing. Maryland will be trying to return the favor to MSU by getting a road win while the Spartans attempt to start stringing together some wins and put themselves into the top tier of the Bi…
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January 30, 2024: Michigan State played in state rival Michigan late Tuesday night and ran away from the Wolverines in the second half 81-62. After trailing by 2 at the half, MSU blitzed Michigan right from the start and built a comfortable double digit lead early and never really allowed UM back in the game. The game was notable for it being Tom I…
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January 28, 2024: Michigan State will try and get back to its winning ways against rival Michigan at the Breslin Center on Tuesday. Michigan’s team and program is reeling with suspensions, losses piling up, and a coach who seems to have lost his team and control. It appears that the Wolverines are prime for beating to a hungry Spartans team looking…
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