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  1. Afternoon links: Adreian Payne, Superman

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading ... (And as alweays, submit links via Twitter. Jason King chronicles the friendship Adreian Payne formed with Lacey Holsworth, an eight-year old Michigan State fan fighting for her life. It's a sincere and beautiful bond between ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  2. Izzo: Spartans having 'best summer' ever

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tom Izzo has long since established his reputation for honesty. It's part of why he's so widely respected: With minimal diplomatic exception, he'll tell reporters, fans, staff members and players pretty much what he thinks, whether positive or negati...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  3. Payne's return could make Spartans elite

    Eamonn Brennan

    Sometimes we get too excited about experience. We assume players and thus teams get better with age, and that experience automatically leads to improvement. And it often does! But every year, it seems, a team whose main quality is "everyone is back" ...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  4. Evaluating underclassmen NBA draft prospects who have yet to decl...

    Eamonn Brennan

    With the deadline to declare for the NBA draft looming, Eamonn Brennan evaluates a crop of underclassmen whose decisions could make a significant impact on their college programs, including Syracuse's C.J. Fair and Michigan State's Adreian Payne.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  5. Gary Harris returning to Michigan State

    Eamonn Brennan

    Michigan State will be good again next season. How do I know? It's not exactly a bold prediction; Michigan State is good pretty much every year. But I also know for more concrete reasons, specifically Thursday's announcement from East Lansing that sh...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  6. Best-case/Worst-case: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    As part of our Summer Shootaround series, here are the best- and worst-case scenarios for the Big Ten: Illinois Best-case: No one's expecting much from Illinois in 2012-13, and the reasons are obvious: With zero in the way of fresh blood enteri...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  7. Louisville's D turns in historic performance

    Eamonn Brennan

    PHOENIX -- When Louisville center Gorgui Dieng drained a 3-pointer in the first half of Louisville's 57-44 win over Michigan State here Thursday night -- the first made 3-pointer of his career, and just his second attempt all season -- he smiled. On ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  8. West preview: Michigan State vs. Louisville

    Eamonn Brennan

    PHOENIX -- A little over a month ago -- still weeks before Louisville ran off its six-game postseason winning streak, which includes a Big East tournament title and a spot in the Sweet 16 -- coach Rick Pitino gave his then-struggling point guard, Pey...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  9. What we learned from Saturday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saturday afternoon transitioned into Saturday night as smoothly as Kentucky transitions from an Anthony Davis block to the fast break. In the process, we saw Michigan State defend like crazy at Ohio State, Creighton take a beatdown by Wichita State a...

    Blog | February 12, 2012
  10. Derrick Nix looking downright svelte

    Eamonn Brennan

    Derrick Nix has always had talent. That's never been the question. But Nix has never been able to harness that talent, primarily (though not entirely) because of one simple reason: He's never been in shape. In 2011, when Nix returned from a hiatus...

    Blog | October 19, 2011