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  1. 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
  2. Izzo is going to make Derrick Nix 'miserable'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Michigan State forward Derrick Nix was one of the 2011-12 season's great redemption stories. Last season, Nix was out of shape, little-used, and at risk of being kicked off the team entirely. This past fall, he returned to the team in the best shape ...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Tom Izzo really likes his team

    Eamonn Brennan

    When we heard from Tom Izzo last season, the tone was usually one of frustration and anxiety. For the first time in a long time, Izzo's team wasn't improving in January and February. It wasn't defending or rebounding particularly well. It wasn't show...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Lucious dismissal latest twist in MSU saga

    Eamonn Brennan

    If your only source of information on Korie Lucious was the Michigan State guard's Twitter feed, you'd probably think Lucious had too many breadsticks at dinner. Late Tuesday night, as Tom Izzo released a statement revealing his season-long dismis...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  9. MSU's Derrick Nix: 'I felt stupid'

    Eamonn Brennan

    This summer, as Michigan State coach Tom Izzo weighed a potentially career-defining move to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Spartans fans held a vigil outside the Breslin Center. Few players were in attendance, but at least one was there. That player was De...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  10. Tom Izzo dismisses Chris Allen

    Eamonn Brennan

    I have to admit: I did not see that one coming. Sure, Tom Izzo was always vague. In retrospect, his non-committal attitude toward Michigan State senior Chris Allen's potential departure from the program -- which Izzo discussed almost immediately a...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  11. Nix thinks Allen will return to Spartans

    Eamonn Brennan

    Michigan State fans are still tentatively hoping for Chris Allen's return, but there's not a whole lot to go on. Tom Izzo has remained vague about his decision, recently telling reporters Allen's status as a Spartan is still "in limbo." In the meanti...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  12. MSU's Nix makes teary Izzo appeal

    Eamonn Brennan

    Michigan State fans don't want Tom Izzo to leave. That's why, 500 strong, those fans organized a hasty rally outside the Breslin Center on Thursday night. They came equipped with signs and chants and a whole mess of green Spartans T-shirts. Oh, and o...

    Blog | June 11, 2010