ScuttleBu(r)t: Beatles-like gathering for Tommy, MSU

ScuttleBu(r)t

ScuttleBu(r)t …

Tommy Izzo and his Final Four basketball team received quite the welcome in East Lansing.

After Michigan State dumped top-seeded Duke for the regional title Sunday in Washington DC, the Spartans returned home to the Breslin Center at 1 in the morning and found a jam-packed arena.

“I can’t believe you all came and waited this long,” Izzo told the crowd. “It’s like a concert. Now I know what the Beatles felt like.”

Michigan State meets Texas Tech in the second semifinal tonight. By the way, Duke had won the last two NCAA tournaments held in Minnesota …

Figured my hard-hitting questions would wear down Chris Hofer eventually. Congrats to the Flivver football coach on 33 great seasons …

Milwaukee Brewers have delivered big-time with pocket schedules, sending The Daily News a box-full for our readers. They’re free at the editorial office.

Ironwood’s WJMS remains the only UP station on the Brewers Radio Network …

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard, who deals with Tommy Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans in the NCAA semifinals, gave up beer and sweets for the 2019 season.

From a grizzled sportswriter who usually can’t go a day without a Grain Belt and Twix bar, I’m very impressed …

There’s a chance Menominee may join a Wisconsin football conference for the 2020 season.

WIAA’s football-only conference plan has the Maroons joining the North Eastern Conference with Luxemburg-Casco, Marinette, Freedom, Little Chute, Wrightstown and Denmark.

WIAA Board of Control meets April 16 to vote on the plan. If the Maroons leave the GNC, they need to play four Michigan schools to remain a part of the MHSAA playoff system or receive a special waiver …

Las Vegas sports authority Mel McKinney, right-hand man to the late Dickinson County native and motel mogul Ralph Calcaterra, had North Carolina winning the national championship.

“Now I hope Mr. Tom Izzo takes it all,” reports Mel, whose amazing Vegas success rate can be confirmed by the Carollo boys and cousin Randy …