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  1. A special time for Michigan State

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It's that time again in college basketball. Izzo Time. Time for the Michigan State Spartans to shed their worries, to play at a dramatically different level, to become the most stubborn out in the postseason. Time for big shots ...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  2. Championship Week: Big Ten basketball tournament primer

    Pat Forde

    There is dominance at the top, drama in the middle and desperation at the bottom as the Big Ten tournament gets underway.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  3. Pat Forde: Breaking down the top college basketball teams for 201...

    Pat Forde

    Pat Forde breaks down his 10 top contenders for 2010-11, plus another baker's dozen that could make some major noise.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2010
  4. NCAA tournament: Need a Final Four rooting interest? Use Pat Ford...

    Pat Forde

    Ditch those office-pool allegiances and make a quantified, objective choice on who to root for this weekend in Indianapolis.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2010
  5. NCAA tournament: Tennessee hopes to interrupt Michigan State's ri...

    Pat Forde

    It's become an annual rite of spring, seeing Michigan State playing for a Final Four berth. While the Spartans aim for familiar territory, Tennessee aims for history.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2010
  6. NCAA tournament basketball: Forde Minutes: Big Dance edition

    Pat Forde

    Welcome to the Big Dance Edition of Forde Minutes, where we find the bracket to be an absolute work of art.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2010
  7. Forde Minutes: Cribs edition

    Pat Forde

    In honor of March, The Minutes is going into triple OT -- that's right, 55 minutes -- paying homage to the game's greatest venues as well as previewing early mid-major conference tournaments.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2010
  8. Forde Minutes: Chemistry lesson

    Pat Forde

    From the bloodied bluebloods to chemistry class to a dozen of the best games left, The Minutes clocks it all.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  9. Forde Minutes: 40 names, games, teams and minutiae making news in...

    Pat Forde

    From boisterous managers to mid-major studs to former No. 1 duds, The Minutes clocks it all.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2010
  10. Taking issue with Sagarin's all-time college basketball rankings

    Pat Forde

    Pat Forde loves the first 1,195 pages of the "ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia." But when it comes to Jeff Sagarin's all-time rankings, well ... let the debate begin.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2009
  11. Red-hot college basketball rivalries for the 2009 season

    Pat Forde

    When it comes to red-hot rivalries for the 2009-10 season, Tobacco Road takes a back seat to Kentucky and Louisville.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  12. Final Four: Big Ten getting blown out in title game … shocke...

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- The Big Ten tradition continues. Tradition of being bum-rushed out of a national championship, that is. Michigan State is following the beatdown trail blazed by Ohio State in football and basketball -- two lopsided losses in the BCS Cham...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  13. Final Four: Michigan State Spartans staff supports Tom Izzo Time

    Pat Forde

    Thanks to a dedicated and hardworking staff, Tom Izzo is at his best during the tournament when preparation time is condensed to a maximum of 48 hours.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2009
  14. NCAA tournament: Michigan State Spartans heading to a home-cooked...

    Pat Forde

    Tom Izzo has already accomplished plenty in his career, but Michigan State's win over Louisville might be his best work.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  15. NCAA tournament: Rick Pitino, Tom Izzo meet for the first time

    Pat Forde

    At long last, two of the pre-eminent coaches in the game -- Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo -- will match wits, wardrobes and signature playing styles.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  16. Forde Minutes: 10 story lines for the stretch run

    Pat Forde

    From the stretch-run story lines to the multi-bid monopoly to the underachievers, The Minutes runs through it all.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2009