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  1. Michigan State Spartans determined to avoid leadership issues thi...

    Myron Medcalf

    Players and coaches agree that Michigan State had leadership problems that impacted the team last year. But they're determined to avoid the same issues in 2014-15.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  2. Michigan State has grit that Iowa lacks

    Myron Medcalf

    They just have something that's difficult to explain. These incomplete, oft-injured, Big Ten-contending, won't-go-away-even-on-the-road No. 7 Michigan State Spartans. Somehow, they knocked off No. 15 Iowa in Iowa City on Tuesday during a brutal Bi...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  3. Path to the Draft: No. 16 Michigan State

    Myron Medcalf

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  4. Five observations from Saturday late games

    Myron Medcalf

    Five observations from Saturday's evening games: 1. Hinkle Magic is real. It had to end this way. We'd been spoiled with a wonderful day of college basketball -- treated to so many thrilling matchups that it was hard to keep up. Nevertheless, e...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  5. Branden Dawson denies punch claim

    Myron Medcalf

    The combination of social media and YouTube can turn online audiences into instantaneous judges and juries. That certainly occurred over the weekend when Branden Dawson and Travis Carroll tussled for position in No. 22 Michigan State's 84-61 win o...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  6. How No. 1 will fall: Michigan State

    Myron Medcalf

    The first obstacle for a team facing the Spartans doesn't involve points per possession or field goal percentage defense. It's a toughness issue. The Spartans can bully teams with their brawn. Draymond Green & Co. have embraced Tom Izzo's philosop...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  7. Big Ten tournament: Friday preview

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The top dogs arrive Friday, which creates a variety of interesting matchups for the second day of the Big Ten tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Here's the rundown of Friday's games: No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 8 Iowa (noon...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  8. Lessons learned from Indiana's win

    Myron Medcalf

    What if? What if Tom Crean brings this team to the NCAA tournament? What if he can produce this effort beyond the walls of Assembly Hall? Indiana roughed up the Big Ten's bully, Michigan State, on Tuesday night during a 70-55 victory in the not...

    Blog | February 28, 2012