Found January 05, 2013 on Diehardsport:
The Michigan State Spartans are off to a bit of a rocky beginning having already lost 3 games to start the 2012-2013 basketball season. Losing last year’s centerpiece, Draymond Green, has badly hurt them.  MSU was hopeful that Sophomore forward Branden Dawson, who tore his ACL last season and was lost for the year, could fill some of Green’s void.However, It’s plays like these by Dawson that will not help his cause. After a Gary Harris 3-pointer, Dawson appears to throw a punch at Matt Carroll’s stomach. Without a good TV angle and much of a reaction from Carroll, it’s unclear if Dawson landed the punch.Michigan State easily handled Purdue, 84-61. This play by Dawson, which will likely not receive him any suspension, will overshadow the victory for the Spartans.Michigan State has reviewed an under the basket video of Branden Dawson and didn’t see a punch. No further action required.— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) January 5, 2013
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Michigan State Player Branden Dawson Punched Purdue’s Travis Carrol

Michigan State sophomore forward Branden Dawson dropped 14 points in their win over Purdue yesterday.  He also had the only landed punch of the night.  Travis Carrol caught the brunt of that punch.  Carrol tried to block out Dawson on a Gary Harris three-pointer, and Dawson didn't like it.  Pretty pathetic on his part.  Learn how to control your temper buddy.  The block...
SWING AWAY

MSU player throws punch at Purdue player

Tom Izzo has been looking to get sophomore forward Branden Dawson playing with more fire, and it seemed he found it in the second half in the Spartans victory over the Boilermakers. Dawson already has history with Purdue, as he spurned the university in his home state to attend MSU, and he barked at Matt Painter during a game last year. But he cranked it up a notch or two on Saturday...

Michigan State Basketball: Gary Harris leads Spartans past Purdue

On Saturday, the 18th ranked Michigan State Spartans, coming off of a loss to Minnesota on Tuesday, took on the Purdue Boilermakers in their B1G home opener. Purdue came into the game at 7-6 and were coming off of a huge upset win at home against Illinois and were hoping to continue this streak on Saturday against another ranked foe from the B1G conference. However, it was all Michigan...

Michigan State DE Gholston turning pro

Michigan State defensive end William Gholston is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Gholston says in an open letter released by the school that he is excited about the future and promises to represent the school with ''class, dignity, and professionalism.'' Gholston is one of three Michigan State underclassman to announce his intentions to turn pro...

2013 NFL Draft: Three Michigan State Spartans opt for 2013 NFL Draft

As teams are concluding their seasons, wrapping up bowl games, this is the time of the year that juniors decide whether they will return to college for their senior season or opt for the 2013 NFL Draft. Three members of the 2012 Michigan State Spartans have opted to enter the NFL lottery in April. RB Le’Veon Bell, DE Will Gholston and TE Dion Sims. The decision for Bell to enter...

William Gholston, in Letter to Michigan State Fans, Confirms Decision to Enter NFL Draft

Michigan State defensive lineman William Gholston officially announced his intentions to enter the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday, via a letter released by the athletic department. In it, Gholston thanked the Spartans fans for their support, then explained his decision. Here’s the text of the letter, courtesy of BTN.com: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone...

Ohio 2014 Standout To Visit Spartans

One of the top 2014 prospects from Ohio has plans of visiting Michigan State soon.

Gholston Declares For NFL Draft

Friday saw another of Mark Dantonio’s top performers make public his decision to forgo his final year at Michigan State as defensive end William Gholston used Twitter to let Spartan fans know his decision.

Open Letter From William Gholston

Michigan State defensive end William Gholston releases the following open letter about his decision to forgo his senior season.

Spartan Jump Shots, Boilermaker Edition: Purdue vs. Michigan State Preview

The road was very unkind to the Michigan State Spartans early in the 2012-13 Big Ten season, as the Spartans wilted late in Williams Arena against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, dropping their first conference game of the year in tough fashion 76-63. Fortunately, there now exists a perfect opportunity to rebound, as the Purdue Boilermakers come to town, owners of an average 7-6 record...

Michigan State Basketball: No. 18 Michigan State Spartans host Purdue in Big Ten home debut

EAST LANSING — If the opening week of Big Ten basketball is any sign of what is to come, then we are in for one special season. The No. 18 Michigan State Spartans (11-3, 0-1) are coming off a 76-63 loss against No. 9 Minnesota, and the Boilermakers (7-6, 1-0) upset No. 11 Illinois at home on Wednesday. If Purdue plans on spoiling Michigan State’s Big Ten home opener they’re...
Spartans News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.