Author Archives: Max DeMara

Changes In Time, Basketball Have Helped Ensure No ‘Palace Malice’ Repeats

If you’re from the state of Michigan, you likely remember what you were doing the night of Friday, November 19, 2004. It’s become one of sports’ few ‘where were you’ moments. Perhaps you were going out to dinner, entertaining friends, … Continue reading

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Spartan Jump Shots, Blue Devils Edition: Michigan State vs. Duke Preview

After finding a mildly-successful start to the basketball season with a 64-59 win over Navy, the Michigan State Spartans prepare for their next challenge, which comes in the always difficult Champions Classic. Lying in wait this year are the Duke … Continue reading

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From the Spartan Sideline, Terrapin Edition: Michigan State vs. Maryland Preview

For the first time in their history, the Michigan State Spartans will tangle with the Maryland Terrapins in a battle of fellow Big Ten foes. The Spartans will be looking to bounce back in short order after falling flat against … Continue reading

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Michigan State Spartans Can Bury “Same Old Spartans” Forever With Strong Finish in 2014

Defining the term “Same old Spartans” as it relates to Michigan State Spartans’ football can be a very complicated task. Many hold that a Michigan State team acting as in an SOS fashion would lose big games on a national … Continue reading

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From the Spartan Sideline, Buckeye Edition: Ohio State vs. Michigan State Preview

After a week to rest their bones following a hard-hitting affair against the Michigan Wolverines, the Michigan State Spartans get back to work this week in East Lansing. And the task posed by the road team is stiff. Who’s waiting … Continue reading

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Early College Football Rankings Should Mean Nothing to Fans and Michigan State Spartans

We interrupt this program to bring you another wildly premature look at the future. Tuesday night, there was no change. The Michigan State Spartans remained eighth overall in the College Football playoff poll. So commence with the necessary levels of … Continue reading

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2014 Detroit Pistons’ Season Preview: Setting the Stage for the Return of Detroit Basketball

Entering the 2014 NBA season, there is a palpable sense of excitement in Detroit, because the Detroit Pistons might finally be on the path back to team relevancy. During the offseason, team owner Tom Gores got serious, luring Stan Van … Continue reading

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From The Spartan Sideline, Wolverine Edition: Michigan vs. Michigan State Preview

The time is finally here to once again celebrate Michigan and Michigan State week, the one time of year the Great Lakes state is completely flipped on its axis and filled with vitriol prior to one special Saturday afternoon. As … Continue reading

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