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For Michigan State signee Kenny Kaminski a season lost due to a football injury has not stopped him from working on other skills he’ll look to use at Michigan State in the near future. Spartan Digest spoke with Kaminski on Monday afternoon.

Live blog: Spartans, Wolverines battling at Crisler Center

Free Press special writer Nick Meyer will live-blog tonight's basketball game between Michigan and Michigan State. Discuss the action here.

Becca Mills provides Spartans with spark when rest of offense goes cold

Sunday's game was on the line, and freshman Becca Mills and senior Lykendra Johnson switched places. Mills was on the floor, Johnson on the bench. "Becca was scoring the ball," said Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant. "She came in and gave us a huge spark. Without her offense, we wouldn't be in the position to even care about a defensive rebound."

Michigan State Basketball: Izzo Talks Michigan Rivalry (Video)


Both teams are ranked, adding heat to Michigan-Michigan State rivalry

For the first time since 1998, a Michigan-Michigan State basketball game will matter. Well, maybe that's a little dramatic, but tonight's 7 o'clock tip at Crisler Center adds an element unseen in those 13 years -- each team is ranked.

NFLPA: 1on1 with Keith Nichol

Los Angeles, CA - FOX Sports Next's Kristen Kenney talks to Michigan State wide receiver Keith Nichol after day one of the NFLPA collegiate bowl practice.

Tom Izzo curious to see how Spartans handle first loss in two months

Michigan State coach says loss at Northwestern was a "decent loss," if the Spartans take the right lessons away from it.

Spartans, Izzo share the blame

With less than 4 minutes left in a three-point game, the player Michigan had the most trouble with Tuesday night at Crisler Center took a seat on the bench. Derrick Nix had scored 13 points and had helped Michigan State dig out of a nine-point hole and take a three-point lead. The No. 9 Spartans didn't score another basket as MSU lost its third straight to No. 20 U-M, 60-59.

Grinz On Green: Effort Will Be Key Tuesday

One item in Michigan State's game plan for Michigan is being emphasized more than any other. Yes, shot selection, limiting turnovers, taking advantage of screens, boxing out and rebounding will be important when the Spartans visit the Wolverines: Energy.

What to watch today: Michigan and Michigan State rekindle rivalry at Crisler Arena

There's a lot going on for a Tuesday night, like the Pistons-Rockets and the Red Wings-Stars, but we're going to have to go with the third option, Michigan State at Michigan. There's always interest in this matchup, especially since the Wolverines won both games against Tom Izzo's guys last season. Which means the Spartans now know how U-M feels in football. 7, ESPN.

Football. Cunningham, Nichol Prepare For Postseason All-Star Games

Michigan State fifth-year senior wide receivers B.J. Cunningham and Keith Nichol have accepted invitations to play in postseason all-star games, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21. Cunningham, MSU's all-time leader in receptions (218) and receiving yards (3,086), will participate in the 87th East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., while Nichol, who set...

Michigan-Michigan State rivalry hits an all-time high

Games between the schools carry so much more meaning than ever before.

Top NU reserves Marcotullio, Cobb may miss Wisconsin game

Wildcats' RPI remains healthy, howeverBeating Michigan State was good for the health of Northwestern's RPI, an important gauge of its NCAA tournament chances.

Fifth-year senior Austin Thornton doesn't pass up leadership role with Michigan State

Thornton credits a "receptive" group of young players for the Spartans' early success.

M. Basketball. Grinz On Green: Lessons To Be Learned

The lesson was one the newcomers hoped to avoid throughout the course of their Michigan State basketball careers, but at least now they know. This is what it feels like to lose to Michigan
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