After yesterday’s good news that John L. Smith was getting fired, I eagerly anticipated the start of the MSU basketball season last night. Unfortunately, they struggled against Division II opponent Grand Valley State. Yikes. That’s not good. I was all set to laugh at Maryland, who struggled against D-II California (Pennsylvania), but the Spartans are not giving me reason to get excited. Drew Neitzel led the way with 27 points, and Goran Suton had 16, but everyone else barely showed up. It could be a long year.