Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio will earn $3.64 million in annual compensation after agreeing to an amended contract following the school’s first Rose Bowl victory in over a quarter-century.
Tom Izzo might add another item to his resume this season – Ladder Salesman of the Year.
Linebacker Max Bullough, the former Michigan State star, showed up but repeatedly refused to answer questions about his Rose Bowl suspension, choosing instead to say NFL teams already knew the answer.
Caris LeVert scored 14 points for Michigan in the first half, when no other player on the team even sniffed double digits, and he scored even more down the stretch.
Relevant on a national scale, the Wolverines look even stronger in their own state.
Even Tom Izzo found it fitting that the lights suddenly turned off during his post-game press conference.
Nik Stauskas scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, and No. 20 Michigan beat No. 13 Michigan State 79-70 on Sunday to take over first place in the Big Ten.
Gary Harris scored 25 points, Adreian Payne added 23 and No. 13 Michigan State hit a school-record 17 3-pointers in a 94-79 victory over Purdue on Thursday night.
Unlike Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Michigan coach John Beilein uses Twitter, and like Izzo, Beilein does not appear to be a huge fan of the social media site.
The same duo whose presence made Michigan State a Final Four contender now faces limitations that could derail the team’s tournament hopes.