Semi-Update on Caleb that Spartan fans may like

May 17th, 2015

We just received a call (not a text, you young bucks) from our very reliable source that Swanigan has been in contact this weekend with the Michigan State basketball staff. Issues are trying to be resolved and we are told that Michigan State is officially back in the mix for his possible commitment to the Spartans. But before we as Spartan fans get too exicted, there is the x-factor: Tom Izzo. Our source does not know those details but Izzo and Swanigan have some things to work out first.

Here are the other teams possible involved:

Purdue fans, words can’t put into words what we heard about Caleb’s possible commitment to Purdue.

Cal-Berkley Gold Bear fans, you guys still have a chance but getting him to your campus is equivalent to navigating through more potholes than the east side of Detroit.

Kentucky, you are guys for obvious reasons are still the leader because your program can give him the best possible living situation, the best food (allegedly), playing time (maybe true when comparing to MSU), and without a doubt the possibility of being a first round pick in the NBA draft after his freshman year of college.

The odds of where Caleb commits as of 05/17/2015:
Michigan State: 35%
Cal-Berkeley: 10%
Kentucky: 55%

Caleb Swanigan the Final Countdown! Izzo and Caleb on a Phone

May 15th, 2015

Many rumors continue to circulate about the recruitment of five star big man Caleb Swanigan and his still possible re-commitment to Michigan State University. Let’s start off reminding our readers that he reclassified to be eligible to play college basketball this upcoming season. He is young and many of our readers including ourselves were not the most mature teenagers when we were growing up. We also, except a select few, were not named Mr. Basketball of Indiana which the fans of the state who reside in Indiana value high school basketball over football unlike most states. Now let’s go back to and pay close attention to what he had poster on his Twitter account over a month ago.
On April 10th 2015 he tweeted, “Next year I will be going Michigan State University. Once a spartan. Always a Spartan”. Imagine yourself in his shoes at his age and going through the recruiting process as a 5 Star recruit who could have gone (until Cal-Berkley ran out of scholarships) to virtually any college. Anyone close to the situation knows that he has not had the “Leave it to Beaver” upbringing. Let’s get off of our high horses and stop posting on message boards and tweeting out certain hastags that put this young man in a negative light.
Now let’s switch gears to what Tom Izzo said on May 6th “I really can’t talk about it but we’re kind of going through a little bit of a thing…” on 92.1-FM in Lansing. “So nothing I’m worried about but I just can’t talk about it, guys.” Here is a ray of sunshine Spartan fans, “Michigan State still can have Caleb Swanigan on their roster this upcoming season.” Yes we and Rico Beard are on the same page. Our very reliable source from the Indianapolis area confirms that Michigan State has a chance folks. Instead of intelligently discussing what could transpire between Caleb and Michigan State we figured to make up a make believe conversation that goes something like this…

Tom Izzo, “Hey Caleb what’s happening?”
Caleb, “Nothing much coach, I was thinking”
Izzo, “Stop, you had me at when I saw your cell phone on my called ID”
Caleb, “You serious coach?”
Izzo, “No I am not serious, Caleb! I am still upset with you about what went down between us.”
Caleb, “My bad coach, I just have a lot going on and I may have demanded too much.”
Izzo, “You think? Do I look like the head coach of the University of Kentucky?”
Caleb,” (He laughs, gives a little chuckle) Coach, have you seen their players dorm set up? I don’t want to live in Wonders Hall eating at that not so delightful cafeteria, you feel me?
Izzo, “Hey, I grew up in the upper peninsula”
Caleb, “Coach, I have heard that story literally a hundred times. I understand you did not have an amazing upbringing but neither have I. I just want good food, a nice dorm room with no roommates, and a parking pass for on campus parking”
Izzo, “Kid you are driving me insane! Are you going to be a Spartan or not?
Caleb, “(He gets excited) you mean, you are giving me that last scholarship after all I have did to you?”
Izzo, “Look, I would get phone calls past midnight about Mateen and whatever God only knows what for and by who was calling me about what he may or may have not did and I named my son after him.”
Caleb, “Good times, I will be up in East Lansing again in late August and I will fax my letter of intent at 11:59 pm on May 19th.”
Izzo, “Your killing me like Jamie Fox did to Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday!”
Caleb, “They became boys by the end of the movie!”
Izzo, “(with a sigh) I know, I really want that second national championship”
Caleb, “Cool, Michigan State the 2016 Men’s Basketball National Champions!”
Izzo, “We better be!”

Alright now down to business let’s play where will Caleb end up?
Roosevelt Barnes acting as Swanigan’s legal guardian still as we here from our Indianapolis source is perfectly fine with Caleb re-committing to Michigan State. We are also hearing that Caleb when it comes down to it, wants to be a Spartan. However, it is not that simple. We should all know by now that Caleb is not a big fan of cafeteria food, yes and would he have like to have his own dorm room with no roommates, and that Caleb wants to play the 4 rather than the five and that he wants to be a starter from day 1. But the real question is, will Tom Izzo reach out and work things out with Caleb. If so, Caleb becomes a Spartan after all.

Purdue fans, there is still hope. Would Caleb like to play in the state of Indiana? Yes. Would Roosevelt Barnes be opposed to him going to Purdue? No. Would it be the easiest and quickest path to him committing to a university with as little drama as possible before May 20th? Yes. However, if he really wanted to be a Boilermaker, wouldn’t he have done so by now? Yes!

Cal-Berkley Gold Bear fans, Caleb has his close friends going to Cal but there is more drama with him going to Cal then there is him going to Michigan State. We are too exhausted to go into detail.

Kentucky, you are to Caleb as head bands are to Lebron James, you don’t necessarily want or need each other but you are like smoke is to fire. Kentucky can offer everything Caleb wants. We mean everything and no we are not implying you know what. We are taking about the living situation, the food, the playing time, the possibility of being a first round pick in the NBA draft after his freshman year of college, and more.

The odds of where Caleb commits:
Michigan State: 25%
Purdue: 10%
Cal-Berkeley: 15%
Kentucky: 50%

You know the saying, if we are wrong, we don’t want to be right! Well, we think he goes to Kentucky but hoping that he ends up in East Lansing. We out!

Sincerely,
The 4th Meal Club (Don’t forget about us)

Caleb Swanigan the truth about what really happened…

May 12th, 2015

Many rumors have been circulating about the recruitment of five star big man Caleb Swanigan and his commitment and then de-commitment to Michigan State University. On his Twitter account he posted on April 10th 2015 “Next year I will be going Michigan State university. Once a spartan. Always a Spartan”. However, much has changed since that tweet and many fans of Michigan State want to know why. On May 6th Tom Izzo said, “I really can’t talk about it but we’re kind of going through a little bit of a thing, football’s been through it,” Izzo said on “The Drive with Jack Ebling” on 92.1-FM in Lansing. “So nothing I’m worried about but I just can’t talk about it, guys.” Well then came the confirmation shortly after that he took “MSU Commit” off of his Twitter bio. The sirens and tweets by so called ESPN experts confirmed Swanigan’s
de-commitment from the Spartans. First let’s address the myth’s and lies as seen below

1. Roosevelt Barnes is making Caleb go to Purdue: Absolutely FALSE
His legal guardian, former Detroit Lions and Purdue linebacker Roosevelt Barnes acting as Swanigan’s legal guardian had signed the Letter of Intent to Michigan State and was just waiting for the Caleb’s signature. Caleb’s own father were completely fine with Caleb going to Michigan State and not a living soul knows his mom’s stance, but that’s not saying she is against her son going to MSU.

2. Swanigan demanded a chef, private apartment, only play the four, and at least 30 minutes a game and Izzo said adidos! Mostly FALSE
Has our source said that Caleb may have been a little stuck up, yes. However, he never told Izzo that he wanted his own personal chef and for him to live in a private apartment. It is known that Caleb is not a big fan of cafeteria food, yes and would he have like to have his own dorm room with no roommates, yes but not the outrages lies that have been spread. Now what may be true is that Caleb wants to play the 4 rather than the five and that he doesn’t want to sit the bench but the words, “I have to play the four and I have to play at least 30 minutes every game” never came out of Caleb’s mouth.

3. Swanigan to Purdue is a done deal! False
No one believes this to be true. Who knows where he lands next but nothing is a done deal.

Finally the truth!!!
According to our source that main reason he de-committed is that he did not want to come up to East Lansing this summer. He wanted to report in August right before their trip to Italy. Caleb really wants to spend time in Indiana with his friends, etc. and travel a little as well. It is known that Izzo highly prefers that his players after their month off, come up to East Lansing and prepare for the season, just ask Gavin Schilling. Caleb does have that “One and Done” mentality and that “I expect to be the big man on campus” but that does not make him a bad guy. That just makes him a teenage basketball recruit in the year 2015 that many schools would kill (like Purdue) to have on their team. No one is going to change the way Tom Izzo recruits and one thing is for sure, Izzo never 100% promises any recruit unlimited playing time and Izzo wants “gym rats” players and live, eat, and breathe basketball.

What’s next? The Division I basketball late signing period runs from April 15 to May 20. There is a very slight chance that Izzo calms down and Caleb realizes that the grass is not always greener on the other side. One thing is for sure, Caleb is not talking and only he knows what he is going to do. Until his signs on the dotted line, we will all wait and see.

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Predictions: June 22nd 2013

Jahlil Okafor, 6-10 center, Chicago Whitney Young 10%

Tyus Jones, 6-1 point guard, Apple Valley, Minn 5%

Cliff Alexander, 6-8 forward, Chicago Curie 95%

Kevon Looney, 6-8 forward, Milwaukee Hamilton 15%

Devin Booker, 6-3 guard, Moss Point, Miss 35%

Reid Travis, 6-7 forward, Minneapolis De La Salle 40%

Tyler Ulis, 5-8 point guard, Chicago Heights Marian 100%

Jaylen Johnson, 6-9 forward, Ypsilanti 100% (If Izzo wants him, he will go Green)

Josh Cunningham, 6-7 forward, Chicago Morgan Park 50%

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2012-2013 Schedule

September 23rd, 2012

November

Fri. 2 ST. CLOUD STATE (Exhib.) East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Fri. 9 vs. Connecticut (Armed Forces Classic) Ramstein Air Base, Germany TBA
Tues. 13 vs. Kansas (Champions Classic) (ESPN) Atlanta, Ga. 7 p.m.
Spartan Showcase presented by Auto-Owners Insurance
Sun. 18 TEXAS SOUTHERN East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Tues. 20 BOISE STATE East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Fri. 23 OAKLAND East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Sun. 25 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Wed. 28 at Miami (Fla.) (ACC/Big Ten Challenge) (ESPN) Miami, Fla. 7:30 p.m.

December

Sat. 1 NICHOLLS STATE East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Wed. 5 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Sat. 8 LOYOLA (CHICAGO) East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Jenison Weekend
Fri. 14 MICHIGAN STATE ALUMNI GAME (Jenison Fieldhouse) East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Sat. 15 TUSKEGEE (Jenison Fieldhouse) East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Tues. 18 at Bowling Green Bowling Green, Ohio TBA
Sat. 22 TEXAS East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Mon. 31 at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. TBA

January

Sat. 5 PURDUE East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Thurs. 10 at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa TBA
Sun. 13 NEBRASKA East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Wed. 16 at Penn State State College, Pa. TBA
Sat. 19 OHIO STATE East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Tues. 22 at Wisconsin Madison, Wis. TBA
Sun. 27 at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. TBA
Thurs. 31 ILLINOIS East Lansing, Mich. TBA

February

Wed. 6 MINNESOTA East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Sat. 9 at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. TBA
Tues. 12 MICHIGAN East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Sat. 16 at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. TBA
Tues. 19 INDIANA East Lansing, Mich. TBA
Sun. 24 at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio TBA