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  1. A special time for Michigan State

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It's that time again in college basketball. Izzo Time. Time for the Michigan State Spartans to shed their worries, to play at a dramatically different level, to become the most stubborn out in the postseason. Time for big shots ...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  2. Championship Week: Big Ten basketball tournament primer

    Pat Forde

    There is dominance at the top, drama in the middle and desperation at the bottom as the Big Ten tournament gets underway.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  3. Pat Forde: Breaking down the top college basketball teams for 201...

    Pat Forde

    Pat Forde breaks down his 10 top contenders for 2010-11, plus another baker's dozen that could make some major noise.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2010
  4. NCAA tournament: Green provides boost and brains off bench for Sp...

    Pat Forde

    Draymond Green is well-schooled -- he has his mother to thank for that. The Michigan State sophomore gives the Spartans a healthy boost off the bench.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2010
  5. NCAA tournament: Need a Final Four rooting interest? Use Pat Ford...

    Pat Forde

    Ditch those office-pool allegiances and make a quantified, objective choice on who to root for this weekend in Indianapolis.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2010
  6. NCAA tournament: Perfectly flawed Spartans find a way back to the...

    Pat Forde

    It's hard to explain how a Michigan State team that seemed dysfunctional early in the season and is currently riddled by injuries made its way back to the Final Four. But Tom Izzo's teams seem to defy explanation this time of year. They just find a way to win.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2010
  7. NCAA tournament: Tennessee hopes to interrupt Michigan State's ri...

    Pat Forde

    It's become an annual rite of spring, seeing Michigan State playing for a Final Four berth. While the Spartans aim for familiar territory, Tennessee aims for history.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2010
  8. NCAA tournament basketball: Forde Minutes: Big Dance edition

    Pat Forde

    Welcome to the Big Dance Edition of Forde Minutes, where we find the bracket to be an absolute work of art.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2010
  9. Forde Minutes: Cribs edition

    Pat Forde

    In honor of March, The Minutes is going into triple OT -- that's right, 55 minutes -- paying homage to the game's greatest venues as well as previewing early mid-major conference tournaments.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2010
  10. Forde Minutes: Chemistry lesson

    Pat Forde

    From the bloodied bluebloods to chemistry class to a dozen of the best games left, The Minutes clocks it all.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  11. Forde Minutes: 40 names, games, teams and minutiae making news in...

    Pat Forde

    From boisterous managers to mid-major studs to former No. 1 duds, The Minutes clocks it all.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2010
  12. Taking issue with Sagarin's all-time college basketball rankings

    Pat Forde

    Pat Forde loves the first 1,195 pages of the "ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia." But when it comes to Jeff Sagarin's all-time rankings, well ... let the debate begin.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2009
  13. Red-hot college basketball rivalries for the 2009 season

    Pat Forde

    When it comes to red-hot rivalries for the 2009-10 season, Tobacco Road takes a back seat to Kentucky and Louisville.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  14. Final Four: North Carolina Tar Heels had to work for this trophy

    Pat Forde

    Believe it or not, there was some work involved -- some sweat, some anxiety -- for North Carolina in going from landslide favorite to landslide winner of a national title.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2009
  15. 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
  16. 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