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As diehards of this site (Mom? Are you there?) already know, The Hoops Manifesto runs a College Dunk of the Year Tournament every spring. Our next nominee for the 2012/13 edition is Michigan State's Adreian Payne.
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Derrick Nix and Keith Appling are apparently not happy with one another right now. This scuffle happened during a timeout in the second half of the Michigan State vs Memphis game.
The Memphis Tigers were eliminated from the NCAA March Madness tourney today courtesy the Michigan State Spartans. Well, Tigers senior D.J. Stephens, who averaged 2.6 blocks this season and is coming off an 8-block performance against the St. Mary’s Gaels, swatted the Spartans Adreian Payne’s hook shot with the animosity of someone scorned by impending defeat. Check the video...
D.J. Stephens cordially invited Keith Appling to his block party — and Appling accepted.
Stephens showed off an incredible vertical leap on his first-half block of Appling. Stephens is just 6-foot-5, but he averaged 2.44 blocks per game in 2012-13. The Memphis guard/forward has three blocks in the first half against the Spartans.
Check out Stephens’ fingertips rejection of Appling...
Michigan State guard Keith Appling is confident the shoulder injury that knocked him out of Saturday's victory against Memphis won't stop him from playing in the NCAA tournament's round of 16.
Appling hurt his right shoulder with 8:35 left in the Spartans' 70-48 win. He left the court about a minute later, and didn't play again.
He was injured while trying to...
We’re in the thick of perhaps the greatest four day stretch of sports all year. That being the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. (Those games played earlier in the week will always be “play in” games to me.) So, that means it’s time to get hit with all the interesting tidbits about players family, childhoods, upbringings and sorts of off the court stuff. Friday...
Memphis' resident jump-man D.J. Stephens would like to formally invite the Michigan State Spartans to his block party.
In another basketball universe, one where ACLs stay intact, Maryland and Michigan State are seeded first and second instead of fourth and fifth.
One can only imagine what a game it would be if all the players in dress clothes were wearing uniforms instead when the Terrapins and Spartans meet Monday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
''It would be interesting to...
Welcome to the Fallout - Saturday edition.
There's Battle lines being drawn.
Alabama officially names Bill Battle as its new athletic director. (al.com)
Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel's spring break gets covered by TMZ.com. which I hear is like Deadspin for Hollywood, or something like that.
Gary Harris scored 16 of his career-high 23 points in the first
half to help third-seeded Michigan State cruise past sixth-seeded
Memphis 70-48 on Saturday, putting the Spartans in the round of 16
for the fifth time in six years.
The top tight end out of Ohio visited Michigan State this weekend and gave SpartanDigest.com the latest on his visit.
Since his first year as head coach at Michigan State, Mark Dantonio has built a solid pipeline to Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller High School. On Thursday night, Dantonio reached back to the Southwest Ohio power extending an offer to FOXSportsNEXT.com four-star outside linebacker Sam Hubbard.