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  1. Bedlam in Breslin: Michigan State Steals One at Home

    Shane Ryan

    In the face of insanity, it's important to start with logic. SO. The facts, as they will be presented in various media today, are that the Michigan State Spartans blew a late lead in regulation, barely survived to reach overtime, and then caught fire...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. 10 Takeaways From a Wonderful, Frustrating Night of College Baske...

    Shane Ryan

    The Champions Classic is in the books, with Michigan State surviving against Kentucky and Jabari Parker defeating Andrew Wiggins (historical footnote: Kansas would win the actual game), and, in the true spirit of college basketball, it was both joyou...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  3. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Fall of the House of Hoosier and Other Tho...

    Shane Ryan

    The End of the Great Hoosier Debate Trying to guess the legitimacy of the Indiana Hoosiers has been a season-long brain teaser, and I've consistently taken the "overrated" side of the debate. Every time it looked like I might be right, as with the n...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  4. A Semi-Insane, Semi-Logical Classification of All 68 Tournament T...

    Shane Ryan

    Later this week, we'll get down to actual science and go through every bracket pick by pick. (And don't worry — the rage I feel toward the committee for putting four of the tournament's best teams in the Midwest Region, a.k.a. "The Group of Dea...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  5. The Hardcourt Shuffle: A White Raven Leads Duke Over Miami

    Shane Ryan

    Nobody knew for sure whether Ryan Kelly would play against no. 5 Miami on Saturday. After Duke's loss to Virginia in Charlottesville, the incentive was certainly there. The Blue Devils were reeling; the team's perimeter defense was almost nonexistent...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  6. The Hardcourt Shuffle: The Weekend's Top 10 Games

    Shane Ryan

    Today is the first of March, and so I wish you a Happy March Day. March Day is the lesser-known cousin of May Day, which is a pagan holiday celebrated on May 1. But March Day is far more important because it means we're getting close to the most esse...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  7. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Gets Even More Confusin...

    Shane Ryan

    The Big Ten Road Trip, with all its local comforts, is over, and now it's time to plunge back into the chaos of the national scene. A huge part of college basketball analysis is projecting what will happen in the postseason. It makes sense, because t...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  8. Big Ten Road Trip: Michigan State and the Wolverine Massacre

    Shane Ryan

    I first met Keaton Gillogly, the radio voice of the Michigan State women's basketball team and a below-average pool player, at an East Lansing sports bar called Reno's. He had offered to be my tour guide, and proceeded to do an excellent job. He intr...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  9. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Lands on Its Head

    Shane Ryan

    Today's Shuffle is going to be a quick one — to get your college hoops fix, check out dispatch no. 1 on Indiana-Ohio State from my Big Ten road trip — but, wow, the wheels have really come off, haven't they? Let's do a list of 10 thoughts...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  10. The Big Ten Road Trip: Indiana Levels Ohio State

    Shane Ryan

    If the e-mails I sent to my editors reached a level you might call "pleading" or even "begging," you can't blame me. The college basketball currents had been colliding for three months, creating the conditions for a freak wave that finally crested la...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  11. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Top 10 College Basketball Weekend Games

    Shane Ryan

    Today we're playing Ben Howland ball. No stalls, go go go! Let's get right to the countdown … 10. No. 5 Louisville at Georgetown, Saturday, Noon, ESPN One revelation for me this season is that teams that play very slow, physical styles with...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  12. About Last Weekend: D'Lakers Pick D'Antoni

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The L.A. Lakers hired former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni to replace Mike Brown. In his basement, Dwight Howard took down...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  13. Your Semi-Ignorant Guide to College Football, Week 10

    Shane Ryan

    Let's run down the top 10 games, reveal your perfect Saturday, and keep things quick, breezy, and noncommittal, like the cool person at a party of nerds. The Top 10 10. Pittsburgh at no. 3 Notre Dame Before facing USC in the final game of the ...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  14. About Last Weekend: Cam Goes Marching In

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. A referee was pulled from the Panthers-Saints game when his Facebook profile revealed that he was a Saints fan, and Cam Newton's 324 yards of total...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  15. Your Semi-Ignorant Guide to College Football: Week 3

    Shane Ryan

    Manassas Junction, Virginia, 1861 — It's July 21, and the Civil War is about to begin for real. Union soldiers march south from Washington, D.C., to meet the Confederates, and the feeling throughout the north is that the rebels will hightail it...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  16. About Last Weekend: Hokies Hold On

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Quarterback Logan Thomas led no. 16 Virginia Tech back from the brink of defeat with two key drives as the Hokies beat Georgia Tech 17-14 in overti...

    Blog | September 04, 2012