The Spartans, despite struggling, stayed together to the bitter end

PHOTO: Michigan State coach Tom Izzo with freshman Coen Carr. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN CHARLOTTE -- – Michigan State’s season turned disappointing from the start. There is no disputing that summation – not from coach Tom Izzo or his players. But it never turned ugly with finger-pointing. That’s another way, oddly enough, to characterize the season. The Spartans could have easily folded — starting in November as a preseason No. 4-ranked team and just about anytime…

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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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Take a break from a long season to wistfully imagine Tom Izzo as Michigan State’s football coach

PHOTO: Tom Izzo leads the Michigan State's football team onto the field as a guest captain. Visit my homepage at TomShanahan.Report. By TOM SHANAHAN It's been the worst of times in Michigan State football’s strange season abnormally stripped of stability, so let's take a break from the heartache and wistfully imagine this was the best of times: Tom Izzo is the Spartans’ head football coach, and he's leading the players out of the tunnel to face Michigan Saturday…

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