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March 31, 2011

No more 50/50; more 50-plus passes?

Here's a press release from MSU on this Downtown Coaches Club business, announcing that there will be no 50/50 raffle during the 2011 football season. This announcement also makes it pretty clear that the DCC will continue to exist.

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10 a.m. is chat time

Join the live chat at the main lsj.com page or here. Quick thoughts on last night's late viewing: Branden Dawson was exactly as advertised, an offensive rebounding demon with the physical dimensions to help MSU right away.

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March 30, 2011

"Si, estayo. Now what do you want me to do?"

Well, things looked good for Missouri this morning. But Matt Painter is staying at Purdue after all. And that's a good thing for Purdue and the Big Ten.

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Wednesday smorgasboard

Bunch of stuff going on. Tom Izzo just said on Tim Staudt's radio show on WVFN 730-AM that he will take his time on the assistant coach search and look "inside the box and outside the box" for the right hire. Kalin Lucas will play in the college seniors all-star game, Friday in Houston at 5:30 p.m. on TruTV.

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March 29, 2011

MSU, HBO and the SEC

Tough viewing decision Wednesday at 10 p.m. The McDonald's All-America Game on ESPN and an HBO Real Sports special episode on college sports. According to this transcript off an advance viewing, a Bobby Williams-era MSU football camp was mentioned for its papery handshakes.

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Random spring football quote

From Pat Narduzzi on Monday: “Marcus Rush is gonna be a great football player for us, it’s just a matter of when. And he’s gonna have a great opportunity this spring. And I could see him moving up the depth chart pretty quick. He’s a football player, he’s smart, he’s physical and we’ll see. He hasn’t shocked me, put it that way. … He’s gonna be a good player for us.”

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March 28, 2011

Programming note: Dawson dunking

MSU recruit and McDonald's All-American Branden Dawson will take part in the pre-game dunk contest, tonight at 7:30 Eastern on ESPN2 -- and he's been practicing.

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Sims back and other football news

Dion Sims is officially back (for spring ball anyway, he hasn't officially been welcomed back for the 2011 season -- yet) and he's listed second on the depth chart behind Garrett Celek (Brian Linthicum is sixth by the way, after Derek Hoebing OR Drew Stevens OR Andrew Gleichert)

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Sherman to transfer

Garrick Sherman will transfer, MSU announced this morning.

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Catching up on hoops

Before a mid-day MSU spring football preview presser that's sure to be newsy. And we start, of course, with Shaka and the Rams. What a Final Four -- the middies on one side, the dirties on the other. UPDATE: But then we come with big news in Atlanta, where former MSU assistant Brian Gregory has accepted the Georgia Tech job.

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