Posted February 20, 2012 on
One year ago Josiah Price wondered if he had the skills to earn a Division One football scholarship. His performance at the Best of the Midwest Combine opened up several doors including one to Michigan State. Price spoke with Spartans Digest about making the circle complete during this year’s combine event.

Drew Sharp: Izzo-Green relationship propels MSU

Proving skeptics wrong never was the finish line for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and his chief surrogate, Draymond Green. Green succinctly framed it for me following the Spartans' victory over Wisconsin last week:

M. Golf. Current Spartans Top Alumni in Green and White Exhibition

The Michigan State men's golf program held the Green and White Alumni Exhibition match on Saturday afternoon at the Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas. The current Spartans shot a 293 to beat the alumni team by eight shots. Senior Chris Mory led the current team with a 1-under par 70, while Jack Newman paced the alumni squad with a 6-under par 65.

No. 15 Louisville Edges Spartan Baseball, 7-6

The Michigan State baseball team lost another tough one-run game on Sunday afternoon, falling to No. 15 Louisville, 7-6, at the Walter Fuller Complex in its final game of the Big Ten/Big East Challenge. The Spartans, who played three of the top programs in the Big East, finished 1-2 at the season-opening event after defeating No. 11 St. John's on Friday, 11-4, but losing to South...

Michigan State women top No. 17 Purdue 67-52 in OT (AP)

Becca Mills scored 17 points and Michigan State beat No. 17 Purdue 67-52 in overtime Sunday. Lykendra Johnson had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Spartans (17-10, 9-5 Big Ten), who scored the first 11 points in overtime and outscored the Boilermakers 18-3 in the extra five minutes.

Huskers Meet Michigan State for First Time

The No. 23 Nebraska women's basketball team closes Big Ten regular-season road action when the Huskers meet Michigan State for the first time in school history on Thursday in East Lansing, Mich.

Austin Thornton is making mark at Michigan State in fifth year

"Hey, Grandpa!" hollered Michigan State assistant coach Dane Fife, trying to get the attention of starting shooting guard Austin Thornton. "Save some for (later)!"

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Opens Up Conference Play

The Michigan State women's tennis team (6-1) hosts No. 11 Michigan (5-3) in its Big Ten conference opener. The match takes place Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility and is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Veterans' help wanted to boost state trooper ranks

The director of the Michigan State Police, preparing to recruit significant numbers of troopers for the first time in decades, is putting out a welcome mat for veterans returning from military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Baseball. Tony Bucciferro Named Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week

Michigan State senior right-hander Tony Bucciferro has been named the Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week, the conference office Monday afternoon. Bucciferro earned the win over No. 11 St. John's in MSU's season-opening 11-4 victory over the Red Storm last Friday at the Big Ten/Big East Challenge. The Joliet, Ill., native retired the first 13 batters he faced and only allowed...

W. Basketball. Suzy Merchant Weekly Press Conference Coverage

Michigan State women's basketball head coach Suzy Merchant held her weekly press conference on Monday, Feb. 20 at Breslin Center. Merchant looked back at the team's two wins this week, including Sunday's Play4Kay win over No. 17 Purdue, while also looking forward to the final two games of the regular season.

Bomb squad disposes of inert grenade launcher

The Michigan State Police bomb squad disposed of a 40 mm practice round from a grenade launcher at a residence in the 2000 block of Henry Road in Port Huron Township Monday evening.

Big Ten set up for fantastic finish (AP)

Michigan State has surged to the top of the Big Ten standings, winning five straight, including a game at Ohio State, to snatch sole possession of first place. Tom Izzo isn't ready to celebrate. "Not even a little bit," Izzo said Monday. The sixth-ranked Spartans aren't comfortable with only a one-game lead over the eighth-ranked Buckeyes and No.

Ready for a tense Big Ten race?

Arc: Michigan State now has a one-game lead over Ohio State and Michigan. But with four games remaining, nothing's a given.

Softball. Softball Succumbs to No. 1 Gators

The Michigan State softball team concluded its series with Florida with a 15-4 loss to the No. 1 team in the country. The Spartans scored more runs on Sunday (Feb. 19) against UF than any other team this season.

No. 7 Spartans drop Purdue to take Big Ten lead

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Austin Thornton scored a career-high 17 points to lead No. 7 Michigan State past short-handed Purdue 76-62 Sunday.
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