Found March 15, 2013 on Hoops Manifesto:
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 Keith Appling. The internets are ablaze due to this dunk Keith Appling threw down a few minutes ago against Iowa.  Many are calling it the Dunk of the Year.  You be the judge:

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