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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

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  2. 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
  3. Final Four: Looking like 1990 all over again

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- This is starting to feel like UNLV-Duke, 1990. The Runnin' Rebels ran the Blue Devils off the court by 30 in that title game. North Carolina might do worse than that to Michigan State here tonight. The lead is now 20. The largest halftim...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  4. Final Four: All quiet on the Ford Field front

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- It got quiet in here in a hurry. The massive Michigan State throng in Ford Field was silenced rather quickly by North Carolina's opening onslaught. At the under-12-minute media timeout, the Tar Heels lead by 13 and it could be worse if R...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  5. Final Four: These officials have quick trigger fingers

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- The officials for tonight's game are: Tom O'Neill, Curtis Shaw and Tony Greene. All three are veteran refs with ample NCAA tournament experience. For my money, Shaw might be the best in the business. He also has one of the quickest trigge...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  6. Final Four: Former Tom Izzo assistant Tom Crean's key to game

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- A sleek black limo crawled alongside Ford Field about 7 p.m. ET. Out popped Indiana coach Tom Crean, a former Tom Izzo assistant at Michigan State, and his wife, Joani. Crean stopped long enough to pass along his key to the game: the Spa...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  7. Final Four: First-half thoughts

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- Tom Izzo played 11 guys in the first eight minutes. Jim Calhoun played six. We'll see whether the Spartans can wear down the Huskies with numbers, but so far quality is beating quantity by three, 26-23. Michigan State has gotten a huge e...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2009
  8. Final Four: Spartans seem fresher

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- UConn is on the ropes. You can feel it. Michigan State's rotation of bodies appears to be winning the stamina battle, as the Spartans have converted several transition baskets so far this half. They appear to be fresher and faster gettin...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2009
  9. Final Four: Quick start to the second half

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- Michigan State clearly felt great at halftime, running up the Ford Field tunnel with a two-point lead while Connecticut walked back to its locker room. The Spartans got 11 huge points from Raymar Morgan and Korie Lucious in the first half...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2009
  10. Final Four: Tom Izzo at ease during pregam

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- The game officials for Michigan State-Connecticut are John Cahill, Leslie Jones and Michael Stuart. They'll be reffing what could be one of the most physical games of the tournament so far. If Tom Izzo is at all nervous, it isn't showin...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2009
  11. NCAA tournament: Spartans are pulling away

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- This game is on the verge of being over. With seven minutes left, Michigan State leads by a dozen. Louisville seemingly has no answer. Michigan State has reduced Louisville to shooting contested jump shots, and the Cardinals are m...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  12. NCAA tournament: Spartans grab two-possession lead

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- We finally have our first two-possession lead of this glove-tight game. Michigan State converted an Edgar Sosa turnover into a breakaway Durrell Summers slam for a 41-36 lead. It was the first time either team had led by more than t...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  13. NCAA tournament: Suton leading the way for Spartans

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Suton death? Michigan State big man Goran Suton had the half of his life, scoring 17 of Michigan State's 30 points to stake the Spartans to a three-point halftime lead. The senior center killed Louisville from the outside, making thr...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  14. NCAA tournament: Cardinals waiting for Samuels to show up

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Samardo Samuels just shot an air ball. From two feet. With seemingly nobody contesting him. If Louisville loses, shots like that could be what haunt the Cardinals all offseason. Samuels is 0-for-4 from the field so far. Michigan S...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  15. NCAA tournament: There's Magic in the building

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- There is greatness in the house. Magic Johnson just rolled past me in the hallway on a golf cart, wearing his Spartans green. Meanwhile, in the Louisville section is Hall of Fame coach Denny Crum, who took the Cardinals to their t...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  16. NCAA tournament: MSU keeping Louisville offense in check

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- One thing is clear early: Louisville will not be scoring 103 points today. Not on this defense. Arizona gave up uncontested shots left and right to the Cardinals on Friday night. The Spartans are locked down on the Louisville shoo...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  17. NCAA tournament: Cardinals' bench producing

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Louisville's bench has stepped up once again. Backup guards Edgar Sosa and Preston Knowles have checked in and knocked down 3-point shots, helping the Cardinals to an 18-15 lead at the under-eight media timeout. The Cardinals also a...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2009