Monthly Archives: September 2012

Braxton Miller more complete than expected and Spartans missing a Keshawn Martin-type player

I’d seen Braxton Miller play several times before Saturday, last year and this year. I’ve never seen him this effective against a defensive of MSU’s caliber. He’s a phenomenal athlete. But we knew that (though he’s probably stronger than a … Continue reading

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Final thoughts before MSU-Ohio State kickoff

EAST LANSING — Michigan State’s players did their stadium walk and walk-through with their helmets on this afternoon. Probably a time-to-put-our-hard-hats-on-and-get-down-to-business type of message. We’ll see if it works. Taking care of business, for this group, is about catching passes … Continue reading

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Game day eve: Prediction time …

Time for our second week of your analysis and predictions. Most of us, me included, were blindsided by the 23-7 Eastern Michigan result. GreenGuy was the closest, picking the Spartans over EMU, 41-13. Remember, at the end of the season, … Continue reading

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MSU volleyball takes on No. 6 Nebraska tonight on Big Ten Network

For Spartan fans hoping to get a look at this MSU volleyball team against serious national competition, tonight’s a good chance. The 24th-ranked Spartans play at No. 6 Nebraska, beginning at 8 p.m., with Big Ten Network televising the match. … Continue reading

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First thoughts after Dantonio’s presser: Closing ranks and Johnny Adams at wideout?

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio was in a better mood as he met with the media today. As I mentioned in my previous post, he is the sole voice of the Spartans this week, having decided to close ranks … Continue reading

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Nothing from MSU’s players this week and another reason rankings are absurd

Just a heads-up, you won’t hear a peep from Michigan State’s football players this week heading into Saturday’s Ohio State game — unless someone takes to the twittersphere. Members of the media were notified Monday that coach Mark Dantonio will … Continue reading

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Getting a read on the real MSU

Just about every member of the media has picked Michigan State to win each of its first four games, in some cases in convincing fashion. I’ve missed on this group as much as anyone, picking MSU to beat Boise rather … Continue reading

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MSU’s offensive struggles might be even more serious than realized

It was pretty clear after Michigan State’s 20-3 loss to Notre Dame last week, that this Spartan offense was a ways from being explosive. That the passing game isn’t at all efficient against Eastern Michigan here today should be really … Continue reading

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Final pregame thoughts

This doesn’t exactly have the vibe of the game of the day. An hour before kickoff, Eastern Michigan ought to feel right at home. A gray day, a few fans speckled throughout the Spartan Stadium bleachers — it has the … Continue reading

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Game day eve: Time for your analysis

As I begin to figure out what direction to take this blog and how to complement our other features in the LSJ and, my columns included, I know this: I’d like it to be interactive. You know the team … Continue reading

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