Tom Izzo certainly wasn’t happy with the fact his team lost both of its games last week, but after Sunday’s loss at Ohio State, it wasn’t just the players he was disappointed with – he included himself in the criticism. The biggest issue against the Buckeyes was the ball screen defense, and on Monday’s Big … Continue Reading →
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Michigan State faces a tough road test with a 4 p.m. game today against Ohio State. Follow the action here with live updates by Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News.
After a rough 1-3 stretch, Michigan tries to make it two Big Ten wins in a row in a 1 p.m. game against Illinois today at the Crisler Center. Follow the action here with live updates by Rod Beard of The Detroit News.
Could there be another Wheatley playing football at Michigan? Former Michigan standout Tyrone Wheatley, now a Buffalo Bills assistant coach, was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame earlier this month and spoke proudly of his five children. His oldest son, Tyrone Jr. – he goes by T.J. – is a 6-foot-6, 225-pound tight … Continue Reading →
There’s no doubt there was plenty of hair pulling and nail-biting over Michigan State’s loss to Indiana on Tuesday. Not because the Spartans lost as much as this team again showed how good it can be by almost beating the top team in the nation on a night it simply did not play well. Is … Continue Reading →
There’s more than first place in the Big Ten at stake tonight at the Breslin Center in the showdown between Michigan State and Indiana. The outcome will have an impact on seedings in the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. Indiana is ranked No. 1 in the week’s Associated Press poll and Michigan State … Continue Reading →
Finding the positives for Michigan State in its 75-52 blowout over Michigan on Tuesday wasn’t hard. What was hard was trying to narrow down what were the most impressive. Keith Appling and Gary Harris won the battle of the guards with Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. hands down. Appling had 11 points and was … Continue Reading →
Former Michigan basketball standout Jalen Rose will emcee the annual “Mock Rock” on Monday. The Michigan student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) will host its annual variety show at Hill Auditorium. Mock Rock is a fund-raiser for Mott Children’s Hospital and features skits from Michigan’s student-athletes. Money raised also will go to the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy … Continue Reading →
Drake Harris says his plans haven’t changed, however everything else he has said makes you think otherwise. Harris is the two-sport star from Grand Rapids Christian who has committed to play football and basketball at Michigan State. But in the past few days he’s announced he’s opening up his recruiting and will take at least … Continue Reading →
Former Michigan players Tyrone Wheatley and Scot Loeffler, also a former assistant coach with the Wolverines, likely are moving to new coaching jobs. Wheatley, the former running back, is expected to join Doug Marrone’s with the Buffalo Bills as a running backs coach, according to several published reports Monday. Wheatley had been at Syracuse since … Continue Reading →