GAME DAY: Michigan Wolverines afternoon matchup against Northwestern

Make no bones about it.  The Michigan Wolverines must win today’s matchup against Northwestern in a big way. The Michigan Wolverines arrived in Evanston, Illinois yesterday afternoon, in preparation for today’s matchup against the Northwestern Wildcats.  Although the Wolverines enter this game as heavy favorites (-28) on a five-game win streak (2011-2015), they cannot overlook their … Read more

LOOK: Michigan State with higher odds than Michigan to win 2019 title

The Michigan Wolverines gave it an unbelievable run to the national championship game this season, but that came to a screeching halt on Monday when they fell 79-62 to Villanova, who hoisted their second national title trophy in three seasons. Not long after the Wildcats’ victory, the betting “experts” out in Vegas released their early … Read more

Michigan basketball clearly owns the state but can they own the nation?

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Michigan State

If you follow college hoops, it’s pretty obvious that the University of Michigan owns the state. But on Thursday night, the Wolverines have a golden opportunity to move one step closer to owning the nation when they square off against Texas A&M with the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament on the line. Is owning … Read more

3 Things we know about Michigan State hoops thus far

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Kansas vs Michigan State

The college basketball season is underway and some teams have already made big impressions, both good (Duke University, 8-0 on the year) and bad (University of Arizona, 3-3 on the year). The Michigan State Spartans began the season with the usual “Tom Izzo Grind” schedule of facing Duke the second game of the year, then … Read more

FLASHBACK: No. 2 Michigan State takes down No. 1 Kentucky in Champions Classic

There’s really no better way to ring in the new college basketball season that with an onslaught of hoops games to open the year. Said games are often highlighted by various early-season tournaments, none more noteworthy than the annual Champions Classic. The event, which takes place just days into a new regular season, has been … Read more

Michigan State checks in at No. 2 in preseason AP Top 25 for college hoops

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Michigan State

We’re just less than two weeks away from the start of the 2017-18 college basketball season. One team that is expected by many to be contending for a national title is Michigan State. Led by Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo and superstar sophomore Miles Bridges, the Spartans are among the nation’s favorites. And to … Read more

Bracket Breakdown: Favorites, sleepers and bracket-busters in the Tournament

NCAA Basketball: Final Four Championship Game-Villanova vs North Carolina

Okay so you’ve had some time to digest everything. You have probably gone through a couple drafts, had to scribble out some picks or even trash a bracket completely and start from scratch. I can hear the paper crumbling as we speak. Relax, Nation. We got you covered. We will be providing you a crash … Read more

5 for 5: Top 5 Plays from Week 5 of College Football

Week 5 brought with it a sense of real purpose. Three top-10 matchups were played and many teams showed whether they were really pretenders or competitors. Michigan and Wisconsin duked it out in Ann Arbor, Clemson and Louisville had an ACC shootout, and Washington shut down one of the best players in the country. Things … Read more

GALLERY: College football helmets get the “rival colors” makeover

NCAA Football: Orange Bowl-Michigan vs Florida State

If you are a huge college football fan and have allegiance to a specific team, the photos that follow are sure to make certain fan bases a bit uncomfortable. Thanks to some pretty creative work by designer Cameron Nolley, we now know what our favorite college team helmet would look like with our rivals colors. … Read more

Spartans to extend ‘Champions Classic’ with Duke, Kansas, Kentucky through 2019

One of the things that makes college basketball great is the countless opportunities for exciting non-conference games, even before the big dance in March. Many of these take place early on in the season with tournaments spread throughout the country for a two-week span. They serve as a good measuring stick for coaches to see … Read more

2016 Conference Preview: ACC

Last season, the Atlantic Coast Conference sent nine teams to bowl games, ten games in total with the Clemson Tigers being the representative in the College Football Playoff. Riding an undefeated regular season into the National Semifinals, they made quick work of the Oklahoma Sooners down in Miami before coming up short in the national championship game … Read more

Spartans, Tom Izzo tested early and often with ‘Death Row’ November slate

College basketball has started up again on Friday and among the highlight games in primetime will be the No. 12 Michigan State Spartans playing No. 10 Arizona in Honolulu as part of the Armed Forces Classic. Anyone who is a fan of Michigan State basketball and follows even the littlest of nuances that define Spartan … Read more

NCAA Tournament: Power Rankings for the Sweet 16

The first weekend of the NCAA Men’s Division-I Basketball Tournament is what ultimately gives it the nickname ‘March Madness’. The ‘Cinderellas’ show up as huge underdogs and for one game, they put it out all on the line and pull off stunners. In this year’s tournament, 13 lower seeds won their first round matchups. Of … Read more

Conference Tournament Preview – ACC

[tps_header]For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference was largely top-heavy every season on the hardwood, dominated by the rivals of Tobacco Road – North Carolina and Duke. However, the arrival of powers from the original and now fizzled-out Big East combined with new faces making some noise has made the ACC has been one of the deepest … Read more

Preseason AP CBB Rankings: Spartans, Wolverines both in Top 25

The calendar has already turned to November, which means the college football season is winding down and starting to get very interesting. It also means the college basketball season starts up very soon. The 2015-’16 campaign on the hardwood begins November 13th. On Monday, the Associated Press released its preseason top 25 rankings. The Michigan State … Read more