Is there a doctor in Michigan State’s Charlotte house?

PHOTO: Dr. Colby Wollenman (the tall one, of course) in scrubs with his colleagues at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Visit my website homepage, Sports news that connects us all| Tom Shanahan Report | Writer of “Raye of Light” By TOM SHANAHAN Paging Dr. Colby Wollenman. Your steady hand under pressure in Michigan State’s 2015 NCAA Tournament first-round win over Georgia in Charlotte is required. Your alma mater has returned to Charlotte for its 2024 tournament opener. Game…

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Izzo’s unique consistency knocking on Final Four doors

PHOTO: Michigan State coach Tom Izzo opened his 25th straight NCAA tournament guiding the Spartans to a first-round win over USC. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN It’s true a Final Four opportunity escaped Michigan State with the Sweet Sixteen loss to Kansas State, but that’s a backwards view – an over-and-back violation of the program’s 25-year streak of NCAA tournament trips. The drought, after all, is only three seasons! Plenty of schools and coaches –…

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Blame fake wrestling for NCAA women’s Final Four sideshow

PHOTO: LSU's Angel Reese (10) and Iowa's Caitlin Clark lifted their sport in the 2023 NCAA women's Final Four, but the discussion later shifted to taunting. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN We should be still awash in the glow surrounding the 2023 LSU-Iowa NCAA women’s basketball title. The parallels with the 1979 Michigan State-Indiana State men’s championship deserve more discussion. When Michigan State’s Magic Johnson faced Indiana’s State’s Larry Bird, the showdown captivated the nation.…

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