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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.
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Free Press special writer Nick Meyer will live-blog tonight's basketball game between Michigan and Michigan State. Discuss the action here.
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.
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.
Michigan State coach says loss at Northwestern was a "decent loss," if the Spartans take the right lessons away from it.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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...
Games between the schools carry so much more meaning than ever before.
Wildcats' RPI remains healthy, howeverBeating Michigan State was good for the health of Northwestern's RPI, an important gauge of its NCAA tournament chances.
Thornton credits a "receptive" group of young players for the Spartans' early success.
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