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  1. Crying Foul! Part of Coach Izzo's "March Madness" MethodRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Only Colors

    Coach Tom Izzo's not fouling against Minnesota may have cost the Spartans another game, but, was this choice just a part of his method toward "March Madness?" As we all know, Coach Izzo has historically chosen to defend rather than foul when up by three in late-game situations. Perhaps I'm too analytical, and maybe of a different sporting time than some out there, but here's a question I have to the coaches, like Coach Izzo, who choose to play defense rather than foul when up by three points in the closing seconds of a game.

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  2. Michigan State's Bryn Forbes knows season-low minutes tied to inadequate defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | MLive.com

    Bryn Forbes sat alone in front of his locker, a towel wrapped around his waist and a blank stare on his face. Minnesota had just dealt Michigan State a 96-90 overtime defeat, and Forbes was fully aware he was more a part of the problem than a part of the solution in the estimation of his head coach.

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  3. After giving up 96 points to Minnesota, Michigan State turns focus to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | MLive.com

    Tom Izzo said he never looked at the game film from Michigan State's Thursday loss to Minnesota, instead instructing his staff to remove it from his computer. He remembered well enough what went wrong that night.

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  4. Illinois team desperate for wins sees young shooters fadeRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | USA Today

    Illinois is fighting for a shot at the NCAA tournament while missing the scoring that kept the team afloat in January. With leading scorer Rayvonte Rice out almost all of that month, sophomores Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill carried Illinois' offense.

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  5. Give Me Dat Honeycrisp! MSU 4 Minnesota 2Read the original story

    15 hrs ago | The Only Colors

    For the first time since the inception of the B1G Hockey Conference the Michigan State Spartans have won a regulation game over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Spartans utilized a strong team effort on defense and an impressive forecheck to defeat the Gophers 4-2 on their home ice.

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  6. Athlon Sports: Oregon Enters Spring Practice Ranked Eighth, Behind Michigan State and USCRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Autzen Zoo

    Dec 27, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; USC Trojans quarterback Cody Kessler smiles after the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2014 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. The Trojans beat the Cornhuskers 45-42.

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  7. College basketball insider: Four Big Ten teams bouncing on the bubbleRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Coach Matt Painter has Purdue tied for second in the Big Ten, but the Boilermakers still have work to do if they are going to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012. Michigan and Nebraska and the Gophers have hit unexpected rough patches and find themselves needing a huge Big Ten tournament run to make it into the Big Dance.

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  8. Gophers, after best win of season, have long week offRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | TwinCities

    Michigan State has been playing arguably the best defense in the Big Ten, yet it didn't matter Thursday night in East Lansing, Mich., where the Gophers beat the Spartans 96-90 in overtime. The same University of Minnesota basketball team that had given up a combined 33 three-pointers in two recent turned the tables, shooting 52 percent from the field and making 35 free throws after halftime in the program's biggest win this year.

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  9. Michigan State's big men ready for test in Wisconsin's Frank KaminskyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2014 | MLive.com

    Michigan State forward Matt Costello knows all too well the dilemma of trying to guard Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky. "It's tough to take away things because he's got so many moves," Costello said.

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  10. Seeding Scenarios: Who needs what over the last week for a Big Ten Tournament bye?Read the original story

    Yesterday | The Crimson Quarry

    With a week left in the regular season, the Big Ten is a mess of twisted steel. But no worries! We're here to sort it all out for you.

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  11. Tom Izzo Shocked as Michigan State Fouls Minnesota on Two Late Three Pointers, Loses in OvertimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Big Lead

    Michigan State and Minnesota faced off on Thursday night in East Lansing. Down 77-72, Minnesota needed multiple 3s to win the game.

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  12. Alvin Ellis III provides first-half spark for Michigan State but still searching for nicheRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MLive.com

    It was only seven points, and it was only five minutes, but it was a light at the end of the tunnel for Alvin Ellis III, who has had a quiet sophomore season since suffering a high ankle sprain in Michigan State's season-opening game at Navy. Ellis scored his season-high seven points on 3-of-3 shooting against the Minnesota program he originally signed with before being granted a release when former Gophers coach Tubby Smith was fired in March of 2013.

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  13. Michigan State Football Recruiting: Felton Davis III Film BreakdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Isportsweb.com

    This week K'ylon and I take a look at the film for incoming wide receiver recruit, Felton Davis III. Felton is a composite 4-star recruit and is the 22nd ranked WR in the country.

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  14. Kornacki: Dawkins, Rahk Provide Story of Hoops SerendipityRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MGo Blue

    Freshmen Aubrey Dawkins and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman came from opposite sides of the country to converge on the same roads that led to opportunity on the University of Michigan basketball team. Neither was on the recruiting radar when last season ended for the Wolverines.

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  15. Late-week projections reflect LSU in stronger shape after road win at AuburnRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times-Picayune

    LSU coach Johnny Jones chirps at SEC ref and Denham Springs native Mark Whitehead in College Station earlier this month. Jones' team is inching ever closer to safe footing for NCAA Tournament consideration and has a big chance to take a step forward Saturday against Ole Miss.

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  16. Defensive lapses cost Michigan State dearly against MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MSNBC

    While their overtime loss to Minnesota is unlikely to hurt Michigan State when it comes to reaching the NCAA tournament, the defeat is one that can impact the Spartans' seeding. And what made matter worse for Michigan State is that the loss featured some bad decisions late in regulation.

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  17. Projecting the 2015 Big Ten Basketball Race: February 27Read the original story

    Yesterday | The Only Colors

    A painful collapse puts MSU back on the bubble and all but ends any faint title hopes. Maryland 59, Wisconsin 53 Northwestern 72, Indiana 65 Iowa 68, Illinois 60 Ohio State 81, Nebraska 57 Minnesota 96, Michigan State 90 Purdue 92, Rutgers 85 This was a week for weird.

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  18. #B1GFridayFive: Redshirt seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ESPN

    It's Friday, which means it's time for one of the Big Ten Blog's newest regular features: #B1GFridayFive. We begin the end of each week with a new topic in hopes that it will inspire you to join the conversation, pass it along, our tell us how dumb and biased we are.

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  19. Richard Pitino: Minnesota beat 'gold standard' Michigan State to snap 15-game Breslin...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MLive.com

    Minnesota coach Richard Pitino knows a marquee victory when he sees one, by the very nature of being the son of legendary coach Rick Pitino. The Gophers coach made sure to pay his due respect to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo after Minnesota pulled off a come-from-behind 96-90 overtime victory at Breslin Center on Thursday night.

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  20. March Madness 2015: Teams That Could Beat Kentucky Early in NCAA TournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BleacherReport

    It seems everyone is starting to assume Kentucky will run through March Madness as undefeated national champions. However, the great thing about the NCAA tournament is anything can happen.

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