MSU at #16 Purdue Game Thread
Feb 19th, 2017 by Kindle

The Boilermakers outrebounded the Spartans, 36-23 in East Lansing. Izzo wants his players to change that, specifically on the defensive glass to prevent kick-out shots from the perimeter. Izzo said his big men need to “be a little smarter in there.”

On Saturday, Michigan State (16-10, 8-5 Big Ten) faces its toughest test of Big Ten play: a road game at Purdue (21-5, 10-3)

  • Purdue has won four straight games and vaulted to a three-way tie with Maryland and Wisconsin atop the conference standings.
  • Michigan State has only faced one of the three so far this season. Purdue came into East Lansing on Jan. 24 and handled the Spartans, 84-73.  That game was tied at 39 at the half.

• All five of Purdue’s losses this season have come by single digits. Caleb Swanigan, a one-time MSU commit, leads the Big Ten and ranks second nationally in rebounding at 13 per game. Swanigan ranks second in the conference in scoring at 18.7 points per game.

Who: Michigan State at Purdue.
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Breslin Center in East Lansing.
TV: ESPN (and WatchESPN).
Radio: Spartan Sports Network, WJIM-AM (1240)/WMMQ-FM (94.9) in Lansing, WJR-AM (760) in Detroit, WBBL-FM (107.3) in Grand Rapids, Sirius XM Ch. 80.
Line: Purdue -9.
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Who is calling the Iowa basketball vs. Michigan State game?

Dave Flemming will handle play-by-play for ESPN with Dan Dakich providing analysis. Will Tieman handles play-by-play with analyst Matt Steigenga on the Spartan Sports Network.

tOSU @ MSU – A Little Bit Of BBall To Divert Our Attention?
Feb 14th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

The Buckeyes invade East Lansing to take on the Spartans. For the better part of almost two decades these teams clashed each season with conference title implications on the line. However in 2017 the Acorns (15-11 5-8 B1G) currently in 11th place in conference standings and Spartans ( 15-10 7-5 B1G) currently in 5th place conference standings battle with no such implications.

However, for MSU followers the game is important possibly only because it will act as a diversion from the disturbing news coming out of East Lansing.

The 9PM (EST) game will be broadcast on ESPN. As we are all too aware the 7PM Game broadcast on ESPN will likely run over, so we recommend being ready to record/watch ESPNNews for the first 15-20 minutes of the Spartan game.

As a matter of record TUS has complete faith and offers a full vote of confidence in USMC(retired) continuing in his role as our Ambassador to College Sports Announcers and Referees.

Travel Ban – Self Imposed?
Feb 13th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

Today, Michigan State University’s Athletic Director Mark Hollis cancelled his 12 day 12 State tour to watch basketball games as head of the NCAA Men’s Tournament Selection Committee. Hollis desires to stay in East Lansing to focus on his obligations on campus.

In short, MSU Athletics is in a mess on a number of fronts while under the direction of Mark Hollis.  This is a rather remarkable reversal is standing given MSU’s and Hollis’ rise and standing nationally over the last 20 years.  Under the well mannered, considerate, and many would argue visionary Hollis – MSU has been the darling of college sports in the 21st Century.

So TUS Membership if you were Hollis what would be your next steps?

Temporary End To Bad Things Related to MSU
Feb 9th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

MSU Levels

I hereby order through Executive Authority  quin ius habent accusandi an end to all things bad related to Michigan State University (MSU) Sports for a Temporary Period.  Temporary Period for this Executive Order is defined as 18,250 Earth days.

During the Temporary Period I will establish from time-to-time alternate levels of measurement, standards, and otherwise excellent lines of thinking – Sicut non est esse simpliciter et sine provocatione praesertim per GoStateGo .

During the Temporary Period as a matter-of-record MSU – ac inter Non solum autem USMC (erant) – is the victor in all events and is not subject to lawsuits, investigations, retribution, and or anything otherwise construed by me (via Twitter if needed) as negative from any party, including but not limited to scUM supporters.

I do this for the safety of MSU, TUS and the greater good.

p.s. Buy all things branded as GM Voices products.

p.s.s. this Executive Order is not a Ban.

MSU at Michigan Game Thread
Feb 7th, 2017 by Kindle

Michigan State basketball vs. Michigan:  Game time, TV channel and how to watch online

None of MSU’s current starting five have seen a defeat at the hands of the Wolverines, a streak that can continue until next season as the Spartans (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten) gear up to take on U-M (14-9, 4-6 Big Ten) Tuesday night. The State News tells us it has been 1,081 days since the last time the University of Michigan Wolverines defeated MSU.

None of MSU’s current starting five have seen a defeat at the hands of the Wolverines, a streak that can continue until next season as the Spartans (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten) gear up to take on U-M (14-9, 4-6 Big Ten) Tuesday night. The State News tells us it has been 1,081 days since the last time the University of Michigan Wolverines defeated MSU.

Time & TV: 9 p.m. ET tip-off–ESPN

RADIO: For Michigan State: The game can be heard on radio over the 38-affiliate Spartan Sports Network, including flagship stations WMMQ-FM (94.9)/WJIM-AM (1240) in Lansing and WJR-AM (760) in Detroit.

It can also be heard on Sirius/XM Channel 84.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 7

Location: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor.

The line: Michigan is favored by 4 points.

Broadcasters:  Dan Shulman will handle play-by-play for ESPN with analyst Dan Dakich and reporter Molly McGrath. Will Tieman will call play-by-play with analyst Matt Steigenga on the Spartan Sports Network. Matt Shepard will handle the play-by-play duties with analyst Terry Mills on the U-M Radio Network.

In the last 2 games MSU has seemingly righted the ship, as the team had eight double-figure scorers in beating Michigan and Nebraska. Freshman point guard Cassius Winston has scored 26 points with 7 assists.

Each of U-M’s starting five are shooting north of 40 percent from field goal range and the Wolverines come in leading the country in fewest turnovers per game and are also shooting a conference-best 79.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Full article HERE

Go green!

Friends of mine are there
Feb 5th, 2017 by USMC Retired


One Down X Many To Go?
Feb 2nd, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

The MSU Spartan Men’s Basketball team beat a sub .500 squad on the road four days after vanquishing an opponent at home that cannot garner a victory in an away game.  Oh, I apologize – to the less than handful of members who still read and comment on this site – for impersonating Chris Solari with this lead.

Moments after MSU took down Nebraska by 11 in Lincoln, TUS Compliance Leadership texted me “One Down” as a simple [sic., polite] reminder my prediction of the Spartans almost certain demise was a bit pre-mature.

MSU leaves Pinnacle Bank Arena – gosh the naming rights for the Huskers arena does not seem appropriate – at 14-9 and 5-4 in the BIG. While the Tim Miles led Huskers – who had beat the Spartans three times in a row – fall to 10-12 and 4-6 in the BIG.

Before I ask my key question of TUS membership, I would like to point out it appears I have received a Full-Body-Triple-Blood transfusion from JerseyJohn, JustABum and USMC(retired).  How can I tell?  Because during the contest I lost my cool when announcers Reese Davis, and Fran Fraschilla spent 7/8ths of the time discussing Duke, ACC, Kentucky and Fran’s 12 minutes of his coaching career in Lincoln.  WTF, WTF, WTF! Okay, back to our regularly scheduled Post.

Question members… how many games will MSU Men’s basketball play in the 2016-17 season (not including exhibition contests)?

Lower Stars = Brighter Future or Flame Out?
Feb 1st, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

The headlines for National Signing day in College football included Michigan State University.  And why?  One of MSU’s likely signees of  a Letter of Intent was in jail and did not send in his notification of commitment.

Mark Dantonio built a powerhouse program at MSU in the first part of  the 21 century with 20ish national rankings.  This year’s class is currently ranked (by the services) in the low 30’s.  MSU sits 6th in the BIG Conference in these popularity polls behind – tOSU, UofM, Penn State, Maryland and Nebraska.

So Membership, what is the implication of the drop?


Where Will Your Wallet Take You for Spring Vacation?
Jan 26th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

Normally [and in some respects feels as if always] a large fractional percentage of TUS Membership gets together during the NCAA Basketball Tournament at the site (Sub Regional, Regional, Final Four) hosting MSU’s drive to the National Championship.  In many respects a road trip to March Madness is effectively our normal Spring Vacation.

In 2017, the new normal may be no appearance by the Women’s or Men’s basketball team.  This condition for 2017 is not only possible, it sits somewhere between likely-to-certain.  Wow, this is hard to believe from such a storied program.  But hey lets not forget – Little Nappy at Paris (LNAP) lost to Clark at Waterloo (CAW) even though Joe Lunardi and KenPom gave Clark 0.001% chance of winning and advancing to the next round.

Given there might be an opportunity to expand your horizons and travel to a non-basketball tournament city for a vacation this spring; where would you (or are actually planning to) go?

Boilermakers @ Spartans Men’s Basketball Gamethread
Jan 24th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

Purdue heads to East Lansing to take on the Spartans at the Breslin.

Gametime:  7PM (EST)

National Broadcast: ESPN2

Announcers: Dan Shulman, Dan Dakich and Molly McGrath.

I have two question for which I want answers from every member of TUS as part of their 1st comment.

  1. Final Score Prediction
  2. Based on MSU Football Recruiting news of the past few days, Mark Dantonio’s new nickname should be: A.) d’Poacher, B.) d’Flipper C.) Other (you provide the new nickname)
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