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Costello, Schilling face telling night vs. Duke

EAST LANSING — For Matt Costello and Gavin Schilling, there is nowhere left to hide.

No more off-the-radar games against inferior foes, or NBA-caliber talent playing in front of them to shield the Spartans from their weaknesses. 146 more words

Michigan State

Game thread: A depleted Pacers team returns to Atlanta

This is a far different Pacers team than the one the Hawks met in the Eastern Conference playoffs in May.

Indiana is without star Paul George (broken right leg) for the season. 224 more words

Game Thread: Hawks' regular season gets underway

The regular season is here.


The Hawks open in Toronto tonight against the Raptors. I was on Toronto radio station TSN 1050 this morning (a blast from the past from my days covering the Thrashers). 673 more words

A preseason recap in advance of opener

We are back from a three-day respite to spend Parents Weekend with my daughter. Mrs. C-Viv is now happy.

Before we move on to the regular season (finally) with the opener on Wednesday at the Raptors, here are some interesting facts from the preseason courtesy of the Hawks PR department: 162 more words

Rick's Top 5 Hawks Questions Entering Regular Season

1. Will the ownership sale and front office controversy be a distraction?

Yes, but it won’t keep the team from realizing its goals. First of all, players play, and the Hawks have players. 188 more words


Opinion: Lack of Star Power Nothing New for MSU

On the surface, it appears as though Tom Izzo has a recruiting crisis on his hands.

The Spartans missed out on yet another top-tier recruit in guard Jalen Brunson, who committed to Villanova University earlier in September. 346 more words

Michigan State Basketball

Eastern Conference Playoffs. 8 Seed: Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks were a very interesting story last year. They started out hot. They looked like the third best team in the East, easily. Then Al Horford tore his pectoral muscle for the second time in his career. 452 more words