Found December 15, 2012 on Banks Of The Red Cedar:
Tuskegee at #19 Michigan State (8-2), 9:00 PM, ESPNU Tonight at the Breslin Center Jenison Field House, the Spartans will play a basketball game for the first time since 1989. They’ll face Tuskegee, but that’s not the real story line. The real story line is the lasting memories that are still floating in the air of the stadium, from the “Game of change” in the 60′s when Loyola, a team with black players, faced a segregated Mississippi State team to the Magic Johnson era in the late 70′s. But this blog isn’t about memories, this blog is about the sports. Learn about the opponent The Tuskegee Golden Tigers are a Division II school and I really can’t find anything about them, statistics wise. I had to go to their official website to find out their team nickname. Yes, really. Spartans Keys to the Game The Spartans, basically, need just play the game and they’ll win. There’s no certain things from Tuskegee one needs to watch out for, so if the Spartans can just not take it too easy they’ll win. The worst thing a team can do is not take a game seriously (you saw what happened earlier this year with Texas and Chaminade, right?). This team also should realize how cool it is to be able to partake in a game at Jenison and not take it for granted.

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