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  1. MSU quarterback race a two-man battle

    Michael Rothstein

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Connor Cook sat at his table in the middle of Michigan State media day last Monday, less than a handful of reporters surrounding the redshirt sophomore quarterback. If there was any question of which quarterback was receivin...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  2. Competitive life for MSU's Bullough family

    Michael Rothstein

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Wearing big snowsuits to deal with the harsh Michigan weather, Max Bullough and his family -- three siblings and two parents -- piled into the car one winter to hunt for a Christmas tree. Max waited for his chance as they se...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  3. 2013 NCAA tournament - Adreian Payne's search for understanding a...

    Michael Rothstein

    Adreian Payne had a simple question for everything: Why? It caused early friction at Michigan State but also helped him grow into an NBA-caliber talent, writes Michael Rothstein.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  4. 2013 NCAA tournament -- Michigan State Spartans' Keith Appling OK...

    Michael Rothstein

    Michigan State junior point guard Keith Appling, who injured his left knee and right shoulder in separate injuries this weekend, should be "fine" to play in the Sweet 16, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  5. MSU versatility keys rout of Memphis

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- There are times Michigan State wants to slow it down, power the ball inside, take a team's attempt at being tough, laugh and move on. These are the hallmarks of a Tom Izzo outfit: toughness, rebounding and a team tha...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Mich. St. 70, Memphis 48

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Some thoughts after third-seeded Michigan State knocked off No. 6 seed Memphis 70-48 in a round of 32 game in the Palace of Auburn Hills. Overview: This was a complete antithesis of style from the first game of the day in wh...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Mich. St. 65, Valparaiso 54

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Quick thoughts from No. 3 Michigan State's 65-54 win against No. 14 Valparaiso in a round of 64 game at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Overview: Valparaiso came out with energy, with focus and, for 10 minutes, a decent defensiv...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  8. Burke steals a signature win for Michigan

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Keith Appling couldn't see it coming. He was looking toward the Michigan State bench, trying to receive one last instruction on whether to call a timeout, and he had a split-second lapse. It was all the time Michigan guard Trey Bu...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Michigan 58, Mich. St. 57

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Quick thoughts following No. 4 Michigan's 58-57 win over No. 9 Michigan State at the Crisler Center on Sunday. Overview: Oh, Big Ten Conference, how everything is becoming so crowded. Indiana clinched at least a share of the...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  10. Rapid Reax: Michigan St. 75, Michigan 52

    Michael Rothstein

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Some thoughts after No. 8 Michigan State's 75-52 pulverizing of No. 4 Michigan on Tuesday night at the Breslin Center. Overview: As Adreian Payne lifted his arms toward the home crowd, trying to get it louder with 7 minutes ...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  11. Top 5 moments: Gibbons beats MSU

    Michael Rothstein

    This week, WolverineNation will look at the five most critical moments of Michigan's 2012 football season (bowl excluded). These aren't necessarily positive or negative moments, but the five moments that most impacted this football season. No. 5 ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  12. The Michigan 10: Week 8 power rankings

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In one day, Michigan vanquished a rival it had not beaten in four seasons, forced the second rushing of the field after a big win in as many seasons, and, perhaps most importantly for the Wolverines, gave themselves control of the...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  13. 3 Up, 3 Down: Michigan 12, MSU 10

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan took a big step toward reaching the Big Ten championship game Saturday, knocking off Michigan State 12-10 and taking control of the Legends Division for at least a week until it faces Nebraska next Saturday. The Wolver...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  14. Michigan defense puts a stop to streak

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- As the sun started to set over Ann Arbor on Saturday night and the student section slowly maneuvered down onto the Michigan Stadium field in a slow-moving field rush, Denard Robinson, large smile on his face, bounced up and down a...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  15. Michigan Wolverines defense emerges as a championship-caliber uni...

    Michael Rothstein

    Against Michigan State, Michigan's defense showed capable enough to win a Big Ten championship whether the Wolverines' offense puts up points or not.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2012
  16. Michigan Wolverines take on Michigan State Spartans

    Michael Rothstein

    Michael Rothstein writes in his Front Four keys to the game that Michigan has its best chance to end Michigan State's four-game winning streak as long as it plays well and keeps on an even keel.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012