Author Archives: Max DeMara

Spartan Jump Shots, NCAA Tournament Edition: Michigan State vs. Oklahoma Preview

Last Sunday, the Michigan State Spartans won another slugfest against the Virginia Cavaliers to advance to the Sweet 16 for the third year in a row. Waiting for them are another top seed, the Oklahoma Sooners, who have had an … Continue reading

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Detroit Red Wings Should Ride Goaltender Petr Mrazek, Not Jimmy Howard, Into Playoffs

The Detroit Red Wings haven’t been setting the world on fire down the stretch lately, and that has plenty to do with many elements including the goaltending of Jimmy Howard. Howard has started the last three games, and two have … Continue reading

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Michigan State Basketball is Lucky to Have Tom Izzo at the Helm

You don’t know what you have until it’s gone. How many times has that phrase been uttered in life only to go completely ignored or not accurately comprehended or appreciated? Plenty of times in my life, to this point, I’ll … Continue reading

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Spartan Jump Shots, NCAA Tournament Edition: Michigan State vs. Virginia Preview

Despite leading most of the way and even seeming to flex their muscle at times, the Michigan State Spartans had a very interesting finish against the Georgia Bulldogs, nearly collapsing down the stretch to lose the game. The Spartans hung … Continue reading

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Spartan Jump Shots, NCAA Tournament Edition: Georgia vs. Michigan State Preview

The Michigan State Spartans were crushed, losing in overtime to the Wisconsin Badgers to be defeated in the Big Ten championship game. Michigan State rebounded later Sunday night to grab a seven seed, however, and will face the upset minded … Continue reading

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Detroit Red Wings May Have Found Their Brad Stuart in Marek Zidlicky

All the way back in 2008, nobody knew for sure if the Detroit Red Wings could win the Stanley Cup. They had come close to doing so during their run in 2007, but fallen apart down the stretch. The 2008 … Continue reading

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Spartan Jump Shots, Big Ten Tournament Edition: Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Preview

Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans led a furious comeback from being 16 down in the first half to grit out a close win over the Maryland Terrapins. That sets up an unlikely rematch for the Big Ten title, as the … Continue reading

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Spartan Jump Shots, Big Ten Tournament Edition: Michigan State vs. Maryland Preview

The Michigan State Spartans got themselves off to a good start in the Big Ten tournament, blasting the Ohio State Buckeyes start to finish on Friday and advancing to the semifinals for the fourth straight year. Waiting for them is … Continue reading

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