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MSU Must "Man Up" To Beat Purdue Sunday

MSU Needs Preseaon Player of Year to Go Off

It will take more than talent for MSU to get back into the conference race. It'll take guts - the crowd at Mackey Arena will make it the most hostile of snakepits that MSU has faced all season.

Michigan State was on cruise control two weeks ago in the conference, riding a 9-0 record and holding onto first place by three games. But that was two weeks ago. Now the Spartans, deep in the throes of a late season swoon have given up control of the race, falling to third place after losing four of their last six including two in a row at home. So, in the words of Judge Joe Brown, it's time... Recommended Stories