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Writer of all things college sports including, but not limited to, Michigan State football and basketball, college football in every facet, and hard opinions about the Big Ten and college sports in general. Also, an avid soccer and NBA fan with a deep knowledge-base that hopefully translates well to all of the fans reading. Thanks for the time and effort in reading my work! It means a lot to get the support for the thing I love most.

Ole Miss notified of ongoing NCAA investigation into three varsity sports, including football

Ole Miss seems to be in a bit of trouble with the governing body of college athletics. News first broke of the allegations by the NCAA on Friday by Yahoo's Pat Forde. The allegations span the football, women's basketball, and track & field programs of the...

5 prime locations for an MLS Detroit team

Soccer has been fairly popular in the city of Detroit for some time now. Success by local teams like the Michigan Bucks and Detroit City FC have garnered attention from some of the higher-ups in the Major League Soccer. The MLS has become the largest growing sports...

Should eSports be embraced by sports fans?

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MLS expansion plans could bring a team to Detroit

The MLS has announced that they will be expanding their league even more than originally anticipated. In early December, the MLS owners at the Board of Governors meeting expressed great enthusiasm for an expansion of the league from 24 teams to 28. This expansion would also propel...

The moral dilemma of football fandom

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Connor Cook decides against Senior Bowl participation

Connor Cook will not be participating in the 2016 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The top rated senior QB prospect declined an invitation and was replaced by Arkansas QB Brandon Allen. After suffering a hefty right shoulder injury in mid November, Cook has been relatively inactive...

2015-16 bowl season proved once and for all that the MSU-UM rivalry matters most

The bowl season is present to create a final story to each college football team. For some, the final chapter of the season can be filled with grand spectacle and positivity heading into next year. For others, the bowl season can be wrought with...

Firings in Cleveland and Tampa Bay make Caldwell’s return more essential

If there is one clear message throughout pro sports it is this; you better get winning or you better get packing. This message couldn't be more clear than on "Black Monday" and the subsequent week after in the NFL; a period where NFL teams...

Green Bay’s Micah Hyde makes incredible interception! (video)

The bout between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers has been built with immense hype. There is a divisional title and seeding on the line for the 2016 NFC Divisional Playoffs. With the Vikings winning the battle 13-3 midway through the third quarter,...

WATCH: TCU pulls off largest comeback in NCAA Bowl History; beats Oregon 47-41 in triple OT

Gary Patterson and the #11 TCU Horned Frogs went into half-time down 31-0 to the Oregon Ducks. They were in much of the same situation that Michigan State was in on New Year's Eve. Nothing seemed to be working, and Oregon QB Vernon Adams...

‘Tis the season for Tom Izzo to play Christmas songs on the accordion (video)

What can't Tom Izzo do? He dresses up, rides motorcycles, wins in March, and now can play a musical instrument? The jack of all trades in Breslin Center showed off yet another skill to his ever-growing application for "Most interesting man in the world". Here...

WATCH: MSU’s Demetrius Cox makes crazy interception in end-zone

Michigan State and Iowa are trading punches. The Spartans have had a few lucky breaks against the Hawkeyes with two turnovers in the first half. MSU Safety Demetrius Cox made an incredible play in the second quarter with the Hawkeyes driving. After a major hit...

Jim Caldwell will be rooting for alma mater Iowa against Michigan State this weekend

Jim Caldwell just keeps digging a hole between himself and Detroit Lions fans. This time around, he decided to fight against the State of Michigan and the Michigan State Spartans by saying he will be rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes to win the Big...

WATCH: Western Michigan reveals amazing bowl announcement

The Western Michigan Broncos have a lot of style. Ever since head coach P. J. Fleck "rowed" into Kalamazoo, the Broncos have been on the forefront of uniqueness in college football. This time around, Fleck and company decided to make a bowl announcement video for...

Top 10 Big Ten football games this century

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The Big Ten has had some impeccable match-ups since the century started. With the Michigan-Ohio State match-up looming, it would be a good time to recollect on the best conference in America's greatest games in recent history. Whether it was the clash of the...

Can Michigan State-Ohio State become a legitimate rivalry?

In recent years, the Ohio State and Michigan State games have been some of the most important games in the Big Ten. Their match-ups have featured two very drastic ideologies, schools, and fanbases. The struggle has been with the entire Big Ten, but Michigan...

Key players to watch for in Spartans/Buckeyes showdown

National attention has now turned to the Big Ten again. For the third time, Michigan State is going to be on College Gameday for their year-long anticipated match-up against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The reigning national champs tout some serious talent both on offense...

“The Touchdown Detour”: Michigan State gets robbed on winning touchdown at Nebraska

The officiating this year has been really bad in college football. This time around, the Michigan State Spartans were victims to a pretty egregious call. With only minutes left in the game, Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. drove the Cornhuskers down the field with a...

PREVIEW: (7) Michigan State at Nebraska

Who: #7 Michigan State Spartans (8-0) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-6) Where: Memorial Stadium- Lincoln, NE When: Saturday, November 7th at 7:00 PM ET TV: ESPN Weather: Clear at 46 degrees with 6 mph winds Latest Line: Michigan State -4.0   The#7 Michigan State Spartans head to Lincoln, Nebraska to prove their...

WATCH: Chaos, controversy follow Miami/Duke ending

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For the 3rd straight week, we've witnessed an amazing ending in college football. First, it was the botched punt for Michigan State. Then, it was Georgia Tech blocking a field goal and returning it for a touchdown. And on Saturday, the University of Miami (FL)...

Glover Quin involved with investment groups for FanDuel and DraftKings

The daily fantasy league industry has been in a PR nightmare the past few weeks. Whether it was insider trading from employees or arguments involving the legality of the business, FanDuel and DraftKings have been under a lot of heat for these topics. Now it...

ESPN prepares for major layoffs, Sportscenter alterations

Via reports from Yahoo, ESPN in the midst of preparing for some major layoffs. The worldwide leader in sports has been prepping for this major purge by notifying employees of the changes. Their reasoning for the changes were stated to The Big Lead: "ESPN has historically embraced...

Regardless of your allegiance, October 17th is the start of something great for the state of Michigan

College Gameday in Ann Arbor. National Attention throughout ESPN, Yahoo, NBC, and CBS. A 3:30 PM ET kickoff sure to be one of the highest viewed games in rivalry history. We as Michiganders are very blessed to be having October 17th, 2015. This week has...

Mike Hart comments on U-M/MSU rivarly, regrets ‘Little Brother’ comment

It has been eight years since the infamous phrase of "Little Brother" was uttered by Michigan RB Mike Hart. Since then, Hart has been extremely active in the football community. After three years playing for the Indianapolis Colts, he has had roles as offensive...

Stanford’s trick play turns into the best play of the year! (video)

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While many of you were sleeping, the Stanford Cardinal faced the UCLA Bruins. Midway through the third quarter, the Cardinal were up by 18 and wanted to widen the gap against the Bruins. To open up the game, Stanford attempted a reverse pass play...

Magic Johnson statue is vandalized, spray paint reads “Beat State”

There has been a real security issue for the Michigan State statues this fall. It was rumored that the Sparty and Magic Johnson statues were guarded 24/7 to protect against vandals. Unfortunately for Spartan fans, that hasn't been the case. For the second time this year,...

Governor Snyder says “Go Blue”, says rivalry is great for the state of Michigan

The lines have been drawn in the sand of the Great Lakes State all week. Friendships have been tested, news networks have been criticized and attacked for favoritism. It seems that the entire state is captivated by this latest installment in the battle for...

October 25th, 2008: The day Michigan State fought back

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After such an infamous battle in 2007 and a phrase that defines the rivalry to this day, 2008 seemed like it was going to be more of the same for Michigan State. Despite a bowl appearance by the Spartans and a 7-5 regular season,...

October 30th, 2004: The night Braylon Edwards crushed Spartan Nation

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The night was young. The unranked Michigan State Spartans had surprised college football and jumped ahead on the #11 Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor 27-10 with 8:43 left in the fourth quarter. And then, as this rival has so many times before, reality set...

10 reasons I hate Michigan Wolverines football

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5 things that must happen for a Spartan victory in Ann Arbor

Michigan State has had all year to hear about October 17th. They have been disrespected and disregarded as Jim Harbaugh took the state of Michigan by storm. The media frenzy around this game will be immense due to the hometown kid finally "bringing balance"...

October 17th will be Mark Dantonio’s most unique game of his tenure

Saturday has been looming in the minds of all of us for some time. Mark Dantonio vs. Jim Harbaugh. Michigan's defense vs. Michigan State's running game. Jabrill Peppers vs. Aaron Burbridge. The match-ups are plentiful and so are the storylines. However, one thing about this...

LOOK: Detroit’s Campus Martius already prepping for the MSU/Michigan game

How excited are you all for the Michigan/Michigan State game? So excited that you'll play on a Michigan and Michigan State embroidered football field? Well if that's your style, then Campus Martius is the place to go. Downtown Detroit is getting in on the festivities by...

NCAA revises its previous position; lets Leonard Fournette sell his game jersey for South Carolina relief efforts

The NCAA has its flaws. They seem to be devoid of reason in certain topics regarding a number of topics. One that seems to be #1 on their list is the rule that "student-athletes" cannot make money off their likeness or attire. They enforce...

ESPN is distancing itself from FanDuel and DraftKings

With a bevy of reports and legal action being brought upon FanDuel and DraftKings, expect their advertisements to go down. This will start first and foremost with ESPN. The announcement came via Outside the Lines Bob Ley during October 6th's episode where Ley stated "ESPN...

FanDuel and DraftKings are hit with class action lawsuit

Both FanDuel and DraftKings have been in the news lately for allegedly being involved in insider trading. There have been numerous players that have gained thousands of dollars who were also employees of both companies. On top of the mounting scrutiny over daily fantasy leagues,...

Vegas odds for a Pistons NBA title in 2016: Not great

What odds would you give the 2015-2016 Detroit Pistons on winning the NBA title? Does Stan Van Gundy have the magic to turn the Pistons into the second coming of the Detroit squad that reigned supreme throughout much of the 2000's? Well, for this year...

DraftKings employee wins $350,000 on FanDuel, raises regulation concerns

Pro Football Talk just released a report over concerns of inside information surrounding both FanDuel.com and DraftKings.com. These concerns started when it was revealed that "Both companies have acknowledged that a DraftKings employee won $350,000 at FanDuel. That raised big questions about whether people...

Is Mark Dantonio laying off the gas til October 17th?

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Toledo Rockets football gets into AP Top 25 for only 2nd time in 15 seasons

It has already been a great season for Matt Campbell and his Toledo Rockets. This week, the AP released their Week 6 Top 25 rankings and the Rockets place in at the #24 slot. Campbell is in his fourth year as Rockets HC and...

Suh is at it again, this time his victim is NYJ QB Ryan Fitzpatrick [VIDEO]

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As should be no surprise to anyone, Ndamukong Suh is at it again. This time, in international waters. The embarrassing act comes this time as Suh is running out of bounds against the New York Jets. As Suh runs out of bounds, he seemingly...

Detroit sports gambler sentenced in Toledo Rockets bribery case

Detroit gambler Ghazi "Gary" Manni has been sentenced to a 70-month jail sentence as a result of his plea deal with his involvement in fixing University of Toledo sporting events from 2004-2006 along with other various crimes as well. The report via ESPN includes details...

Big Ten Non-Conference Wrap-up: Surprises, Disappointments and Awards

After a third of the season, the Big Ten race is starting to take form. Many teams have pleasantly surprised while others have severely underwhelmed. Michigan State and Ohio State have proven to be in the top tier of the country while the rest...

Simulating machine runs through CFB Playoff scenarios for Michigan State and Ohio State

Speculation is the name of the game in sports. More discussion is made about what "could be" rather than what is. In that tradition, we bring to you the far too early simulation of what would occur if the college football playoff were this...

WATCH: Rutgers interim head coach Norries WIlson gives the best postgame press conference ever

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The Rutgers football program has had a rough go of it. The university has already undergone player suspensions, dismissals, and an investigation into an academic scandal with head coach Kyle Flood. The result of the investigation prompted the school to suspend Flood for three...

NCAA denies Michigan State change from home blue line to “green” line

The NCAA has laid the proverbial hammer down on the Michigan State hockey program. Despite a request by AD Mark Hollis, the NCAA has ruled that a change from the traditional blue line to "green" line for the Spartans cannot occur. Their statement is...

Rutgers University should be kicked out of the Big Ten

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Ndamukong Suh isn’t listening to Miami’s defensive play calls

The Miami Dolphins defense has underwhelmed thus far this season. With Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, there are rumblings of discord in the Miami locker room. The Dolphins D gave up a total of 396 yards of total offense and had no...

Detroit City FC moving from Detroit to Hamtramck

Who here has heard of Detroit City FC? Raise your hand. For those of you that don't, Detroit City FC is a Detroit (obviously)-based soccer team that has played their home games at Cass Tech since its inception in 2012. DCFC plays in the...

Michigan dismisses offensive lineman Logan Tuley-Tillman

According to a CBS Detroit report, the University of Michigan has dismissed junior offensive lineman Logan Tuley-Tillman from the team. This announcement was made via press release on Thursday. Here's what the release stated: “Logan Tuley-Tillman has been dismissed from the football team for conduct...

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