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Michigan State University

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    College Football, Week 5: The Weekend In Tweets, Vines, and YouTube

    September is almost over, and this week the calendar will flip to October, which is the de facto beginning of fall, and in college football, the de facto beginning of the real regular season. Yes, we've seen a rise in the number of power conference teams willing to take on other prominent power con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    The Big Ten Is Terrible, So Maybe The Longhorns Would Fit Right In

    Back in 2010, when the wheels of realignment began to slowly grind college football's conference structure into the made-for-TV, geography-agnostic menu of fabricated rivalries, rumors abounded that the University of Texas would get the ball rolling by joining forces with the Big Ten. Largely a Mid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    2014 Heisman Odds: Three Sleepers Who Are Off The Board

    How do we know the college football season is almost here? Well, not all that long ago, it would have been because the best of the preview magazines were hitting the stands -- Athlon, Lindy's, Street & Smith's. When you saw the cover with the best player of whichever the hottest team in your region ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    The United States of Desserts: Shoofly Pie

    In this series, we examine the history and origins of famous sweets, confections, and desserts associated with American states. I can't write about the pie without hearing the song in my head. Shoo, fly, don't bother me, Shoo, fly, don't bother me, Shoo, fly, don't bother me, For I belong to some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: A Story Of The Worst Sibling Ever

    It happens for many families at Thanksgiving. What, on paper, looks like it should be a time to enjoy the company of relatives, maybe even reconnect with those you've lost touch with, turns into old wounds torn open. Fights, arguments, and an airing of grievances that would make Frank Costanza pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    John Shango: 14 Quotes From A Certifiably Insane Dallas Cowboys Fanboy Video

    Since the advent of the internet, more specifically YouTube and social media, as a means for virtually anyone with a laptop and a nearby wi-fi connection to convey his or her thoughts, it seems as though the best way to get noticed is to perform the following sequence: 1. Scream your thoughts as l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    The 2012 Season Preview: The Texans Will Be Super If...

    Two days are left. After eight long months away, that's all that remains before the most anticipated season in Houston football history finally kicks off. Even the 1993 Oilers, whose brilliant 11-game win streak ended with a home loss to Joe Montana's Chiefs in the divisional round of the playoffs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    The School That Holds The Record For First-Day License-Plate Sales In Texas Is...Ole Miss?

    MyPlates.com, the private company that offers Texans vanity plates of all types, sells a lot of school plates. Plates for th eUniversity of South Carolina just went on sale (and no, you can't get COCKLUVR even if you're a rabid Gamecock fan). They've been doing it for a while now, and have compile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    9 Notable Texas Deaths of 2011: Football, Gay Rights & Fodder for JFK Conspiracists

    Texas gives to the world, and eventually the people who do the giving die. Such was the case in 2011, when at least nine notable Texans joined the Choir Invisible, the Great Majority, the dead. Without them, there would no Weed-Eaters, and perhaps the greatest college football/politician scandal ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    KTRH All But Says Goodbye to News, Welcomes More Right-Wing Blather

    The Houston Chronicle's David Barron just reported that longtime KTRH news anchors J.P. Pritchard and Lana Hughes are leaving the station in favor of new hosts Mike Patrick and Lois Melkonian. In case you need an introduction to Mike Patrick, check out the above video where he personifies the term ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    FAIR-y Tales: Bookworms

    White-nationalist reads in the United States and Europe reflect anti-migrant hatred in a grim economy.

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Game Time: Areans Vs. Crittenton In Pistols...And We're Off And Running In 2010

    ​Happy New Year to all of you. Quick question -- what is the record for breaking a New Year's Resolution that doesn't involve alcohol, drugs or sex? Because I just ate a Chipwich for breakfast...just wondering. Well, 2010 is here, and that means we get to hit the reset button on "Surreal Story of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Tough Stretch For UH Begins This Weekend

    Photo courtesy UH​The Cougar basketball team is taking on the Mississippi State Bulldogs tomorrow afternoon, and it's this game, probably more than any other non-conference game, that head coach Tom Penders has been pointing his guys toward. This is the game he discussed the most in off-season cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Better Uses For $4.5 Million Than "McLane Stadium" At Michigan State U.

    Apparently Michigan State University is going to name its new baseball stadium McLane Stadium. That's because Drayton paid $4.5 million to build the stadium. And Drayton gave them the money because he was a MSU grad student. So it's nice to see Drayton giving a little back to the community. Of cours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    NCAA Finals: Technically, That Was a Basketball Game

    I've got a bit of a tradition. Every NCAA Men's Basketball title game, I get together with one of my best friends, Jodie. College basketball to her is like baseball is to me. So every year, more or less, since 1990, we've gotten together to watch basketball. Including last night. Though what we ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Miller's Crossing

    Frozen, cloned or retooled, Miller Quarles plans to live forever. But time is running out.

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    September 2, 1999

    Race Cars

    If you're black or brown, driving a nice car will get you noticed by police in Houston

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    March 4, 1999

    Adding It All Up

    What does it really mean to pass the TAAS?

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Lost in the Cause

    In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.

  • News

    June 6, 1996
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