Michigan Roundup: Week 2 Preview for the Chips, Eagles and Broncos

Two of the three ‘Directional’ Michigan schools got off on the right foot last week to open the college football season. It was nearly a clean sweep for the MAC trio, but the (then) No. 4 USC Trojans made sure that didn’t happen. What’s in store for the schools in Week 2? Time for to … Read more

3 Things to focus on for Kansas-Michigan State on Sunday

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Michigan State vs Miami

It definitely was not pretty seeing Michigan State down 10-0 early against Miami and eventually being down as many as 12. But whatever head coach Tom Izzo said or did after that worked, because the Spartans dominated the rest of the game, en route to a 20-point win over the Hurricanes to advance. Now comes … Read more

6 things to know for ‘Champ Week’ in college basketball

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Illinois vs Iowa

The college basketball season is winding down to Selection Sunday. Conference championships will be played to fill the 32 automatic bids for all conference winners in their respective tournaments. For those who haven’t followed too closely to the sport until its most infamous month, we have a guide to the six things you should know … Read more

WATCH: Jayhawks pull off ‘camouflage’ kick return against Iowa State

We are not sure if this was inspired by Veteran’s Day, but on Saturday afternoon, the Kansas Jayhawks attempted and pulled off what can only be described as a ‘camouflage’ kickoff return against Iowa State. Watch as kick returner LaQuvionte Gonzalez of the Jayhawks begins by laying down in the end zone so Iowa State cannot see him … Read more

LOOK: Michigan State to sport black camo uniforms vs. Arizona on Friday

The college basketball season tips off on Friday with just about every Division I program hitting the floor for their first game of the season. Among those will be the No. 12 Michigan State Spartans participating in the Armed Forces Classic and squaring off with No. 10 Arizona. It in the second time that MSU will be … Read more

5 Programs WMU coach P. J. Fleck could leave for

Western Michigan Broncos head football coach P. J. Fleck is a very hot commodity right now in college football. He is drawing the same hype and praise that Chris Petersen, Kyle Whittingham, and Charlie Strong received before they moved to the Power Five. Fox Sports even did a full editorial on the success of Fleck at … 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

Nation’s No. 1 recruit Josh Jackson commits to Kansas

The long awaited announcement of where No. 1 recruit Josh Jackson is taking his talents next season has finally come to fruition as the 6-foot-7 shooting guard/small forward made his commitment on Monday night via his Twitter account. Next year I will be attending Kansas University 💙❤️ #RCJH pic.twitter.com/rmBiF85n4J — Josh Jackson (@j_josh11) April 12, … 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

NCAA Tournament Preview – South Region

[tps_header]Excluding the minor technical mistakes made by the tournament selection committee regarding seeding of teams and slotting said teams in certain regionals, the South portion of the bracket features the No. 1 overall seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament – the Kansas Jayhawks. Some are already speculating that the Jayhawks and head coach Bill Self could very … Read more

Conference Tournament Preview – Big XII

[tps_header]The Big XII was by far the best conference in America this year. Six teams in the conference are ranked in the AP Top 25, eight teams have winning records and seven of those teams are likely to get into the NCAA tournament. Players like Buddy Hield, Wayne Selden Jr., Perry Ellis, Georges Niang, and … Read more

Michigan State makes huge jump in latest AP poll

Coming into the season, Michigan State was ranked 13th in the Associated Press college basketball poll and many thought they were a team that would need a bit of seasoning before they really got rolling, especially with the difficult start to their schedule. Well, I think it’s safe to say that the Spartans are seasoned … Read more

HIGHLIGHTS: Denzel Valentine posts fourth triple-double in MSU history

How good was Denzel Valentine last night? In No. 13 Michigan State’s 79-73 victory over No. 6 Kansas in the Champions Classic, Valentine became just the fourth player in school history to record a triple-double when he posted 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists. That’s right. Prior to Valentine, there had been just three … Read more

Ranking Tom Izzo’s Final Four runs; Where does this year fall?

The Michigan State Spartans find themselves back in the Final Four for the seventh time under head coach Tom Izzo. He has made the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in 18 straight seasons, which ranks third active among Division-I basketball programs. The Spartans are a part of the four remaining teams on the season for the first time since 2010. This will be the third time since 1999 that Michigan State will be playing in Indianapolis for the Final Four. In 2000, they took home the title, beating the Florida Gators. In 2010, they lost to national runner-up Butler Bulldogs.

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NCAA FLASHBACK: Trey Burke hits 30-foot shot, leads Michigan past Kansas

  With the University of Michigan officially eliminated from March Madness, we figured it would be nice to throw Wolverine fans (including myself) a bone with this NCAA flashback from the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Trey Burke may not have played for the Wolverines for very long, but there is no question that he made one of … Read more