This is a banner week to be a Michigan State University alum. The men’s basketball team is in the final four. The women’s basketball team is in the final four. And, obviously with far more importance than either of those, the MSU debate team just finished in the top eight at the National Debate Tournament. The team of Aaron Hardy and Shaun Van Horn lost in the quarterfinals to Berkeley, but finished the season ranked 4th based upon overall results. The team is coached by my good friend Will Repko, who won national coach of the year a few years ago and led MSU to a national championship in 2004.