These were the good guys, the ones you could root for from two states away.
The little brother, the Little Engine that Could, Michigan State went up against the state school with the superior history, famous helmets and bigger stadium. And yet which team couldn’t execute a simple punt on the last play of the game? Which had its basketball banners taken down?
If the athletes in green and white weren’t your thing, the people in charge had to be.
Mark Hollis? Intelligent, sensitive and open, once revealing his struggles with depression. Never ducked a question. Knew everyone’s name. Accomplished enough to be viewed as a potential successor to Big Ten Commissioner Jim...