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Delvon Roe is the epitome of what a Spartan is meant to be.

When a Spartan goes to battle, pain is often inflicted, but it does not deter from the fight.

On Thursday, Delvon announced before his Spartan Family that the pain, the toll, and the physical struggle had become too much.

“I started playing basketball because I loved the game,” Roe said in a statement. “But the pain has taken that away and forced me to always think about just getting through the next few minutes or the next game. I don’t want to just ‘get through’ anymore. I’ve played on a leg and a half for most of my career, and that’s not fair to my teammates as they go through the daily grind.”

And not one person can blame him for the conclusion he came to this week.
In December of 2007, Roe first injured his right knee at the beginning of his senior season at St. Edwards High School in Lakewood, Ohio.

But the injuries didn’t end there. During the 2009-10 season he played through excruciating pain for a majority of the season, keeping the news from his coaches until the NCAA Tournament rolled around.

He’s had surgeries on both of [..]

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Zach Randolph has been smiling a lot in Memphis

For the longest time it seemed as if Spartan fans were the only ones who knew the type of All-Star player that Zach Randolph is. Until this postseason, he was probably the most underrated player in the NBA, mostly due to playing in Memphis.

But now, after a season in which he averaged 20 points per game, the 10 year NBA vet and former Spartan is finally getting the recognition he deserves.

Going up against Tim Duncan, Antonio McDyess and the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round, Randolph brought down the dynasty. His splits in that six game series were 21.5 points and 9.2 rebounds. And now thru 4 games against the Oklahoma City Thunder he's scoring 26 points and grabbing 14 boards per game.

The recognition is coming for Z-Bo, and here are some links I found on his basketball prowess:

A Memphis Hero

Truehoop Breakdown on Zach

Can anyone stop Zach?

-Adam Ruff

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Brandon Wood and Dane Fife have made the 2011 off-season a big success

Tom Izzo LOVES the transition game.

Rebound. Outlet pass. Score.

From Mateen Cleaves to Kalin Lucas, the transition game at MSU is fast and efficient. It wears opponents down and dizzies them just the same.

While a down 2010-11 season (at least by MSU standards) was no doubt a surprise, everything that has transpired since their first round NCAA tournament loss to UCLA is not. And you can credit Izzo’s off-season transition game for that.

After the first round tourney game was over and after the lights were turned off, Izzo met with “his” media until the team left the arena. And one of the things he said has stuck with me ever since.

“There’s going to be a commitment in this program. There’s going to be commitment all the way around. I just wanna let you know, that right now everybody’s back. Right now everybody’s on a one year scholarship. Right now, I hope Hollis puts me on a one year contract…because we’re gonna get after it a little bit and figure it out.”

Now, Tom Izzo is an emotional guy, we all know that. And after the season ending loss, there’s no question that he was emotional. But [..]

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Brandon Wood will add talent and experience to a young MSU roster in the 11-12 season. (Photo: Valpo Athletics)

It’s official. Brandon Wood is a Spartan.After weeks of speculation and rumor, Valpo sent out a statement on Friday announcing that Wood will receive his degree this month and then transfer to […]

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Tom Izzo and Dane Fife will be a familiar sight on the sidelines this season (Photo: MSU Athletic Communitcations)

PPTPW. Players Play. Tough Players Win. Coach Tom Izzo built the Michigan State program on this mantra and he just hired his new assistant, Dane Fife, based on it as well. Fife has the attributes of […]

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The 2010-11 basketball season was a year of change. Chris Allen, Korie Lucious, and Garrick Sherman were the players that left MSU for one reason or another. And after MSU's first round exit of the […]

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The Spartans hope to use another brutal Non-Conference Schedule to prepare for a 3rd straight Final Four

Adam Ruff/Spartan Sports NetworkMichigan State's basketball schedule has finally been announced. It's taken a little longer than usual to become public, but you can assume it's because the Spartans […]

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