Big Ten Geeks have their preview for MSU up. Travis Walton gets some back-handed compliments.
There’s a new magazine on local sports in the Lansing area called (appropriately) “Sport.” The first issue is available for free preview (hat tip: Joe Rexrode). There’s a good piece by Jack Ebling on the new found continuity in the MSU athletic department (starts on page 16). Key quote:
MSU has had three head coaches in basketball in the last 39 seasons (Gus Ganakas, Jud Heathcote and Izzo). And it has had three hockey leaders in the last 57 years (Amo Bessone, Ron Mason and Rick Comley).
Compare that stability with coup d’etatstyle turnover in the president’s office, the A.D. chair and the football program. With nine presidents, 11 A.D.s and 10 head football coaches in the past 40 years, MSU has averaged a change in one of those jobs every 1.4 seasons.
Hopefully, Mark Dantonio and Mark Hollis pull that figure up over the next decade.