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Michigan State and Michigan would not play each other in the NCAA Tournament unless both teams advanced to the finals, but that doesn’t mean their fans aren’t paying attention to one another. The Spartans and the Wolverines are playing at the same venue in the opening round, which has led to some creativity.
On Wednesday, we told you how Michigan State fans have been buying South Dakota gear in anticipation of the Jackrabbits’ first-round game against Michigan. The following photo, which was posted on Reddit Thursday morning, appears to show that Wolverines fans wasted no time firing back.
According to various people on Reddit and Twitter, the Sparty statue on Michigan State’s campus has been decked out with Valparaiso gear. Michigan State is facing Valparaiso in the first round.
There’s no way of knowing for sure if it was Michigan fans who did the vandalizing, but they’re certainly the prime suspects. The Spartans and the Wolverines may be five wins away from a potential meeting,...
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Michigan State (25-8) and Valparaiso (26-7) officially kick off the Round of 64 for the 2013 NCAA Tournament today in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The winner gets the victor between Memphis and Saint Mary’s. Here’s some info on the game, including where you can find it both on TV and online:
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan
Michigan State is absolutely demolishing Valparaiso in today’s opening game of the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Thankfully, the all-star duo of Bill Raftery and Verne Lundquist is on the call, providing at least a little entertainment for the fans.
After Michigan State attempted (and failed on) one alley-oop attempt, the Spartans tried another, much to the dismay of Lundquist...
Michigan State and Michigan are on opposite sides of the NCAA Tournament draw, so they won’t face each other unless they make it to the championship game. But both teams happen to be playing in the same venue for their first-round games, leading several Spartans fans to get creative.
According to Keloland.com, South Dakota State’s campus store has been flooded with orders for...
Michigan State and Valparaiso are squaring off in the round of 64 as we speak. But the action started last night on Michigan State’s campus.According to Twitter user @Jourd_, he and his brother were on Michigan State’s campus last night and found the Spartan statue draped in Valparaiso gear. So they did what any Spartan fan would do. they cleaned the statue up and went to Twitter...
Ohio offensive lineman Alex Dalton learned more about the interest Michigan State has in him on Wednesday.
We’re in the thick of perhaps the greatest four day stretch of sports all year. That being the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. (Those games played earlier in the week will always be “play in” games to me.) So, that means it’s time to get hit with all the interesting tidbits about players family, childhoods, upbringings and sorts of off the court stuff. Friday...
Michigan and Michigan State are poised to make deeps runs in the NCAA tournament after impressive victories at the Palace on Thursday.
Valparaiso fans trolled this Michigan State statue hard before the two teams met in the Round of 68 of March Madness.
Out with the Leaders and Legends divisions and in with the…severely stacked East Division and Wisconsin/Nebraska cakewalk West Division.
According to an ESPN.com report Tuesday, the divisions are likely to be divided based on geography with an East and a West. Michigan State and Michigan would both be in the Eastern side. The divisional breakdown...
No. 3 seed Michigan State overcame a cold start in the second round of the NCAA tournament to handle the No. 14 seed Valparaiso by a final score of 65-54 Derrick Nix proved unstoppable inside to lead all scorers with 23 points and 15 rebounds.
Michigan State junior Keith Appling and sophomore Branden Dawson speak after the Spartans win over Valparaiso.
Since his first year as head coach at Michigan State, Mark Dantonio has built a solid pipeline to Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller High School. On Thursday night, Dantonio reached back to the Southwest Ohio power extending an offer to FOXSportsNEXT.com four-star outside linebacker Sam Hubbard.