2013 Michigan Mr. Basketball Rankings: Preseason edition

December 6, 2012 in Cover Story, High School, Power Rankings

By Patrick Hayes The 2013 senior class in Michigan is one of the best in recent memory — so strong, in fact, that it lost two top sure Division I [...]

Mateen Cleaves gives Keith Appling ‘inspiration’ at point guard position

December 5, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes When the Michigan State basketball team doesn’t play well, the players likely get tired — as players of any coach do — of hearing the same criticisms [...]

The Links: The surprising Darius Morris and the leadership of Keith Appling

December 2, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state, a day late this week because of the holiday weekend. Chris Webber is writing an autobiography that could include his side [...]

How will Michigan and Michigan State do in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge?

November 27, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes The annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge starts today and Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports breaks down all of the matchups. He things both Michigan and Michigan State will [...]

The Links: Jason Richardson still has hops and John Beilein knows the value of the alley-oop

November 18, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. John Beilein‘s new love affair with the alley-opp. (Michigan Daily) Jordan Crawford is so hungry to score, he’ll steal your free [...]

DraftExpress profiles NBA prospects of University of Detroit’s Ray McCallum

November 15, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes In their Big Ten NBA Draft prospects preview, NBA Draft site extraordinaire DraftExpress listed Michigan State‘s Keith Appling and Michigan’s Trey Burke among the conference’s top NBA [...]

The Links: Jordan Crawford introduces D.C. to that Detroit steez and Greg Kampe closes in on a milestone

November 11, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. Detroit’s Jordan Crawford introduces the world to ‘steez.’ (DC Sports Bog) Jalen Rose once stole Patrick Ewing’s TV and VCR. (Ball [...]

Michigan State-Oakland game should have plenty of interesting individual matchups

November 10, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Over at The Only Colors, I looked at Michigan State‘s schedule and picked out 10 individual matchups I’m most looking forward to this season, including this one: [...]

Ray McCallum, Keith Appling, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. on Wooden Preseason Top 50 list

November 9, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes The John R. Wooden Award, which is the top individual award in college basketball, announced its top 50 preseason players this week as voted on by the college [...]

Clips of Charlie Bell, Morris Peterson, Shannon Brown, Jason Richardson and Maurice Ager used by MSU to inspire Branden Dawson

November 7, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Tom Izzo has always welcomed and sought out the advice of his former players during his tenure at Michigan State. But, via Chris Solari of the Lansing [...]