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College Basketball 2017, Week Ten!

January 9, 2017

The Spartans managed a victory at home over Rutgers (Wednesday) then fell on the road to Penn State (Saturday).  Despite the loss, the Spartans are tied for first in the Big Ten (with Minnesota, Purdue and Nebraska, each with only one loss so far at this early juncture in the season). Hang on, it could be a wild ride this year.  The Big Ten only has three (3)  teams currently in the AP top-25: Wisconsin (#13), Purdue (#20), and Indiana (#25).  And, the number of undefeated teams among the top-25 has dropped to two (2): Baylor (#1), and  Gonzaga (#5).

Next up for the Spartans: at home against Minnesota (Wednesday) then on the road to Ohio State (Sunday).    Go Green!

The upsets this week included:
Villanova (#1) losing to Butler (#18).
West Virginia (#7) losing to unranked Texas Tech by one (1) point in overtime.
Louisville (#9) losing to Notre Dame (#23).
Virginia (#11) losing to unranked Pittsburgh.
Wisconsin (#13) losing to Purdue (#20).
Virginia Tech (#21) losing to unranked NC State.
USC (#23) losing to unranked California by one (1) point.

The close calls this week (won by six points or less [two scores] or in overtime) included:
Baylor (#2) defeating unranked Iowa State by two (2) points  then defeating unranked Oklahoma State by four (4)  points..
Kansas (#3) defeating unranked Kansas State by two (2) points.
North Carolina (#14) defeating unranked Clemson by three (3) points in overtime.
Butler (#18) defeating unranked Georgetown in overtime.
Purdue (#20) defeated Ohio State by only one (1) point.
Notre Dame (#23) defeating unranked Clemson by five (5) points.

Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Florida State (#12) defeating Virginia Tech (#21)
Wisconsin (#13) defeating Indiana (#25).

” . . . and thy Praises M.S.U.!”

December 13, 2015

Congratulations to the Michigan State Spartan football team who have made the College Football Playoffs (#3 seed) and will play the Crimson Tide of Alabama (#2 seed) in one of the semi-final games on New Year’s Eve!

Now that the college football season has concluded (except for the plethora of bowl games, of course) and the college basketball season is beginning to gear up for the 2016 conference season, allow me the privilege of sharing a new version of the Michigan State University’s Alma Mater: MSU Shadows by Joshua Davis.  Go Green!

College Basketball 2016, Week Three!

November 23, 2015

127Michigan State faced an early test this week against Kansas (#4) at the State Farm Champions Classic in Chicago.  The Spartans did not look sharp (numerous turnovers and fouls) and trailed most of the game.  But they were able to come from behind to win.  The Spartans also had no trouble at all in their win over Arkansas Pine Bluff later in the week.  The Big Ten currently has five (5) teams in the AP top-25: Maryland (#3), Michigan State (#13), Indiana (#14), Purdue (#21), and Michigan (#24).  And even though the season has barely gotten underway, we have already experienced a slew of upsets, so these rankings are quite apt to change.  Ah, the parity in college basketball continues to confound.

Next up for the Spartans: the Eagles of Eastern Michigan University (tonight) and the Eagles of Boston College (Thursday).  Go Green!

The upsets this week included:
North Carolina (#1) losing to unranked Northern Iowa by four (4) points.
Kansas (#4) losing to Michigan State (#13) by six (6) points.
Virginia (#6) losing to unranked George Washington by five (5) points.
Wichita State (#9) losing to unranked Tulsa.
Utah (#16) losing to unranked Miami.
Baylor (#20) losing to Oregon (#25).
Butler (#22) losing to unranked Miami.
Michigan (#24) losing to unranked Xavier.

The close calls this week (won by six points or less [two scores] or in overtime) included:
Maryland (#3) defeating unranked Georgetown by only four (4) points.
Duke (#5) defeating unranked Georgetown by only two (2) points.
Oklahoma (#8) defeating unranked Memphis by six (6) points.
Utah (#16) defeating unranked San Diego State by five (5) points.
Utah (#16) defeating unranked Temple by six (6) points.
Vanderbilt (#17) defeating unranked Stony Brook in overtime.
Oregon (#25) defeating unranked Valparaiso by six (6) points.

Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Kentucky (#2) defeating Duke (#5).

Go Green! Go White! Beat Blue!

October 9, 2010

The Big Game today is at the Big House in Ann Arbor!  MSU vs. U of M.  High powered offenses will rule the day and whoever has the ball last could determine who will win this game.  It will all boil down to execution . . . it always does.  For the third time in the history of this rivalry, both teams are undefeated entering the game at 5-0; both teams have already narrowly defeated Notre Dame this season (Michigan State in overtime on a fake field goal — very dramatic); both teams are ranked in the top twenty-five; both teams have game-changing quarterbacks; Denard Robinson is having a Heisman kind of year and is one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the nation; Michigan State’s rushing defense is also highly ranked in the nation; Michigan’s pass defense is horrible.  By the end of this game today, we may all need a roborant.  Go Green!

roborant

\ROB-uh-ruhnt\, adjective, noun;
1.  Strengthening, restoring vigor.
noun:
1.  A strengthening medicine, a tonic, a restorative.