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Western Michigan Athletics:
Western Michigan dropped another tight battle, falling 2-1 at Michigan State Wednesday.
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Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis says the Spartans will wear camouflage basketball uniforms against North Carolina on Veterans Day. Hollis says the school's equipment manager Dave Pruder worked closely with Nike to design the white jerseys and shorts with a gray-green pattern called urban camo.
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Michigan State's football win over Wisconsin last week on the Hail Mary from Kirk Cousins to Keith Nichol (eventually), is still resonating.
Despite coming off a season of disappointment, Michigan State is still well respected by the conferences media outlets. On Thursday, Tom Izzo was on hand for the annual conference media day.
Michigan State has won 17 of its past 20 games, its best stretch since 1965-66. ... Nebraska has lost 15 of 16 against teams in the top 10. ... The Spartans' penalty-free game against Wisconsin was their first since 1975.
Gholston heard the Michigan State band and figured his teammates had pulled off the win.
The Michigan State women's golf team will play its fourth and final tournament of the fall season this weekend (Friday-Sunday, Oct. 28-30) at the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C. The event, which is in its 10th year, is being held at par 72, 6,208-yard Jack Nicklaus Course at the Country Club of Landfall.
The Michigan State men's tennis team will participate in its final fall tournament this weekend, when they travel to Iowa City, Iowa for the Big Ten Indoor Championships. Play begins on Friday, Oct. 28 and will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 31.
The Michigan State volleyball team (17-6, 6-5 Big Ten) posted a 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-15, 25-22) win over Indiana (8-15, 0-11 Big Ten) to open the second half of conference action in East Lansing. Leading the Spartans offensively were middle blockers sophomore Alexis Mathews and freshman Jazmine White.
Nebraska's QB suggested the Spartans didn't slow Denard Robinson, the wind did, and Keith Nichol didn't get it on the Hail Mary.
Former Michigan State wrestler and NCAA Champion Franklin Gomez won a gold medal at the Pan American Games on Monday in the 60 kilogram/132 pound freestyle division. Representing Puerto Rico, Gomez defeated Guillermo Torres of Mexico in the finals, 4-0, 6-0.
Michigan State plays at Nebraska on Saturday in a key Big Ten Legends division game.
Though they are still only juniors in high school, several class of 2013 prospects already have been offered scholarships to play Division 1 football and the Michigan State Spartans are recruiting numerous players that fall into that category. Below is a look at the prospects that will be some of the most highly recruited players in Michigan over the next 18 months.