When Tom Izzo looks at this current Michigan State Spartans crew, he sees similarities to the 2007- 2008 Drew Neitzel led squad. The coach referenced this at the school’s media day and said that this year’s team is young, gritty but close-knit. Neitzel’s team, and it was his team no doubt, is like the mold of this year’s squad. That final four team had lost its trio of … [Read more...] about Michigan State’s Expectationless 2011-12 Team May Surprise You
On Saturday, suspended Michigan State guard Korie Lucious visited Ames, Iowa. He tweeted about checking out the Iowa State campus, and now it looks somewhat likely he'll join ex-Spartans teammate Chris Allen, Minnesota Golden Gopher transfer Royce White and Penn State transfer Chris Babb. Basically, Fred Hoiberg's program is becoming the refuge for troubled and malcontent … [Read more...] about Is Korie Lucious Going to Iowa St? Refuge of Big 10 Cast-offs
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?
Are things really starting to come unraveled for Michigan State this college basketball season? First, you had head coach Tom Izzo call out his team as a bunch of "pretty boy jump shooters" following a putrid performance at home versus Texas. Then you had a losing stretch which leaves the Spartans just one defeat shy of their loss total from all of last season, and we're not … [Read more...] about Michigan State Dismisses Korie Lucious for the Rest of the Season
It hasn't been the best offseason for Michigan State basketball. First the troubled Chris Allen, who had been in and out of Coach Tom Izzo's doghouse, was kicked off the team. And now backup point guard Korie Lucious, who became a star in his own right during March madness faces a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Kalin Lucas will be running the point again … [Read more...] about Michigan State’s Lucious facing DUI Charges