Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round. By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.
Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker. Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft? It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.
Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account. Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile. By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more...]
It’s never too early to start thinking ahead. Here is an early projection of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracketology. You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi three of the past four years. Be sure to check back at The Sports Bank throughout the college basketball season for weekly updates.
Before his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, President Obama wanted to take in some college basketball. To calm down before giving his high profile speech, Barack Obama wanted to watch ESPN, so he could see the Michigan State Spartans take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in a battle of top 15 teams. His staffers shot it down, instead of watching UI vs MSU, they took control of the television and told the most powerful man in the world to watch C-SPAN instead,
Jayru Campbell is a four-star 2015 QB out of Detroit’s Cass Tech High School. He’s committed to play his college football for Mark Dantonio at Michigan State. This cell phone video (originally posted to Instagram but quickly removed) shows Jayru Campbell picking up and slamming a school security guard down to the floor. It was brought our attention by Chat Sports.com
Chat Sports also spoke with Cass Tech who confirmed that Jayru Campbell was arrested for assault today. They are also claiming that MSU will reportedly consider pulling Campbell’s scholarship; directly because of this incident. Other reports indicate that Jayru Campbell is suspended.
When will Michigan State Center Adreian Payne return to action for the #4 Spartans? Probably not Saturday night versus Illinois that’s for sure. MSU Coach Tom Izzo said last night after the 54-40 victory (yes, this game was just as boring and painful to watch as the final score indicates, the Spartans had six airballs and shot 13% from three point range) at Northwestern that Payne will have another x-ray on Friday and that he has no clue when Adreian will return.
Tom Izzo said something last night at his postgame press press conference that I’ve been saying for years. Even though Tom Izzo and I are from different generations, he agrees with me that “these kids today.” Well, I may sound like a “hey, you kids, get off my lawn” curmudgeon, but Izzo and I see the youth of America in similar lights. Izzo, who is usually soundbite gold, gave us this gem in Evanston, IL following his #4 Spartans 54-40 win at Northwestern.
You know how I say that 99.99999999% of all sideline interviews are completely worthless and dumb as down to Duck Dynasty levels of pure idiocy? Well, here Tom Izzo gives us the 00.000000001% sideline interview that’s not only good, it’s golden. The Tom Izzo “looks could kill” glare still photo from this exchange was trending on Twitter last night. Everyone enjoyed it.
Well, maybe not Tom Izzo, but you’ll enjoy the video below.
Note: projections will not include my predictions for the Big Ten basketball tournament, nor any March Madness predictions.
Michigan State football could end up #2 or #3 in the final college football polls. They were #4 in the BCS before they vanquished #5 Stanford, and with Alabama losing badly in the Sugar Bowl, not to mention a drop coming to the national title game loser and voila. Look at where Mark Dantonio has the Michigan State football program now! Oh, if only for those 5 pass interference calls at Notre Dame Stadium back in September!
Of course, elite teams find a way to win in spite of bad breaks and questionable calls. Michigan State football was not elite on that Saturday in South Bend, not even close. However, the team improved greatly as the season went on. For the first third of the season watching MSU try to complete a forward pass was the most excruciating thing possible. Yet from November on, Michigan State QB Connor Cook was racking up 300 yard passing games.
The 100th ever Rose Bowl commences in just two days. The Grand Daddy of them all, and the final one before the playoff era comes to college football. Michigan State is here for the first time since 1988. This year’s slogan was “Chase It.” In 2011, it was “P4RB: Prepare for Rose Bowl.” Now it’s finally here. At my first and only Rose Bowl there was a Stealth Bomber fly-over, which tells you everything you need to know about the hype for this one.
Or the national title game which will occur at the very same Rose Bowl stadium 5 days later.
Therefore, we’ll keep the intro short.
With Michigan State playing in Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, the last Rose Bowl before the college football playoffs start, Michigan State has earned it’s first ever BCS bid. Which means you’ll MSU Motion, the Michigan State dance team, as well as the Michigan State cheerleaders on the national stage. It’s quite common to see that during the Final Four, the brightest lights of college basketball.
Now we’ll see the Michigan State hotties on the brightest lights of college football.