As I articulated in the first part of this feature, the Michigan State college basketball season is ostensibly over. (Follow that link for more detail, but if your only colors are green and white I’m warning you now: “there’s no comfort in the truth, pain is all you’ll find,” as George Michael told us in the 1980s) State's packing it in is no longer news to anyone close the … [Read more...] about Michigan State is a Program in Severe Crisis, but What’s Next?
Last March, Michigan State Spartans star Durrell Summers saw a breakout NCAA Tournament propel his NBA Draft stock. A probable second round pick, Summers instead came back to school, and now sees his stock falling. The primary questions that surround his potential -defense and heart- are now flaring up again. And Summers isn't getting any help from his own Head Coach Tom … [Read more...] about Relationship Between Michigan State’s Leading Scorer and Head Coach Getting Frosty?
By Paul M. Banks Welcome to a new quasi-weekly feature where we discuss some of the biggest topics in the Michigan State Spartan world, including the insight and observations of legendary MSU coach Tom Izzo. In this edition, we talk about the idea of a successful sports team becoming a battered city's salvation. Despite what ESPN, the Chicago Tribune and other corporate … [Read more...] about Fridays with Izzo: Sports “Saving” a City Storyline