Impressive roster of players assembled for Michigan State alumni game

December 10, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Michigan State will host an alumni game at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Jenison Fieldhouse, and the rosters for the game (although they are subject to [...]

Clips of Charlie Bell, Morris Peterson, Shannon Brown, Jason Richardson and Maurice Ager used by MSU to inspire Branden Dawson

November 7, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Tom Izzo has always welcomed and sought out the advice of his former players during his tenure at Michigan State. But, via Chris Solari of the Lansing [...]

Tom Izzo sees a bit of Charlie Bell when he looks at Gary Harris

October 24, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has a tendency to compare his young players to former Spartan greats, whether the comparison is always apt or not. Draymond Green [...]

Team led by former JUCO, NAIA players wins Flint pro-am championship against star-studded roster that included Draymond Green, Charlie Bell

August 13, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes The Flintstones and Flint’s Michigan State connections have given the city a little bit of regional and even national prominence at times over the last 12 years [...]

Flint basketball community remembers Jody Allen

July 16, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes The names of Flint basketball players who went on to successful college and pro careers are familiar ones. But the talented players who don’t make it out [...]

Can the historic Flint Pro-Am be revived?

June 7, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes In my introductory post when BallinMichigan launched, I mentioned that one of my greatest disappointments in my short newspaper career is that by the time I’d made [...]

2003 Michigan Mr. Basketball Remix

April 7, 2012 in Cover Story, High School, Mr. Basketball Remix

Regularly, will look back at the yearly Mr. Basketball award with the benefit of hindsight. These posts will look back at the top five finishers at the time, provide [...]