Michigan State AD Mark Hollis did nothing wrong when he tweeted Michigan guard Trey Burke. However, because this is college basketball, and because this is big business, everything's much more territorial.
If the conversation ends here, the problems underlying the divide will continue. I just hope Jalen Rose and Grant Hill hug it out and get back to the work of helping the black community figure out what's really going on.
When LZ Granderson was growing up in Detroit, the state clearly belonged to Michigan, with the likes of Gary Grant and Desmond Howard owning the national spotlight. Today, the state may very well belong to State.
Jay Riemersma isn't the first candidate to remind voters that he's a former pro athlete. Figuring out how much a political career is about an individual and how much is about the people he represents is tough enough without that distraction.