Found December 20, 2011 on Fox Sports Detroit:
EAST LANSING, Mich. Trenton Robinson, one of Michigan State's senior captains, admires teammate Isaiah Lewis for his constant tenacity, every game and every practice. "If he's going to mess up, he's going to mess up 100 mph," Robinson said. "He goes hard all the time." Occasionally in sports, that type of determination can lead to your downfall, too. In Lewis' case, it happened at the worst possible time for the Spartans. His running-into-the-punter penalty will be remembered as the final dagger for Michigan State, wiping out a long punt return and allowing Wisconsin to run out the clock, in a heartbreaking 42-39 loss in the Big Ten championship game earlier this month. Instead of possibly ending the program's 24-year Rose Bowl drought, Lewis and the Spartans are headed to the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., to play Georgia on Jan. 2. "You just have to move past it," Lewis said Tuesday, the first time he's talked to the media ...

Michigan State Football: Cousins Talks About 2011 and Outback Bowl

Michigan State Senior Quarterback, Kirk Cousins, reflects on the 2011 season and the Spartans’ upcoming Jan. 2 game with No. 18 Georgia in the Outback Bowl.   (Footage by: Jon Coffey/ Follow @jon_coffey  

Michigan State Basketball: Derrick Nix “50/50″ to Play Against Lehigh

Tom Izzo spoke to the media after practice Wednesday morning.  One of the topics he addressed was Derrick Nix’s ankle.  Here is what he had to say: Lehigh is not a bad team, and will be a decent challenge for the Spartans.  They are 9-3 and lost at St. John’s and Iowa State by single digits.  They do not have a ton of size down low, but if MSU overlooks them this game could...

Michigan State OL Ray wins Courage Award (AP)

Michigan State offensive lineman Arthur Ray has won the Courage Award given by the Football Writers Association of America for his comeback from cancer. Ray signed with Michigan State as a highly recruited lineman from Chicago in 2007, but was soon diagnosed with cancer in his left leg. He had nine surgeries -- including four bone grafts -- underwent chemotherapy and dealt with several...

Cox Talks Michigan State

Michigan State hosted one of the nation's top ranked safeties on an official visit over the weekend. caught up with Demetrious Cox to see how the visit went.

Michigan State O-lineman wins courage award after cancer battle

How about a more uplifting update today? Michigan State lineman Arthur Ray Jr. has received the 2011 Discover Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award for his battle with bone cancer in his left leg. Ray, who signed with Michigan State in 2007 but never played a down until this season, went through nine surgeries, chemotherapy and couldn’t walk…

College basketball roundup: Michigan State women open Caribbean Classic with 72-45 win over Colorado St.

The Michigan State women's team opened the Caribbean Classic with a 72-45 win over Colorado State on Tuesday at the Moon Palace. The Spartans (8-4) had a balanced offensive attack, with six players scoring at least eight points, and they showed intensity on defense, forcing 27 turnovers by the Rams (3-8).

Michigan State Spartans Links: Bulldogs' size 'hard to duplicate' for bowl prep

In preparing for Georgia, the Spartans are finding out just how big the Bulldogs are.

Metro + state: Metro+state

BASEBALL: Michigan State junior third baseman Torsten Boss has been named a third-team preseason Louisville Slugger All-America as selected by Collegiate Baseball.

Spartans notes and quotes from Monday night's win

Here are notes and quotes from Michigan State's 89-54 win over Missouri-Kansas City Monday night at the Breslin Center:

One Night Only

Game #8-271: Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos at Michigan State SpartansDecember 19, 2011 8:30 pmBreslin Events CenterBBState Stats/RecapIn my review of a Michigan game a few days ago, I went over just how I became a Michigan State fan. This left me in a bit of a situation on Monday night, when I got tickets for Missouri-Kansas City's visit to MSU -- I've been a Spartan fan...

No. 19 Michigan St. 89, UMKC 54

APNewsNow. No. 19 Michigan St. 89, UMKC 54. With AP Photos. Branden Dawson got off to a great start in the first few minutes and scored a career-high 16 points to lead No. 19 Michigan State past UMKC 89-54 on Monday night. Dawson had eight quick points and finished 8 for 12 from the field for the Spartans (10-2), who have won 10 straight. Brandon Wood also had 16 points, including...

Football. Arthur Ray Jr. Wins 2011 Discover Orange Bowl Courage Award

Michigan State's Arthur Ray Jr. has been named the winner of the 2011 Discover Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award. Ray, a senior offensive lineman from Chicago, returned to football this season, four years after bone cancer derailed his career. The award will be presented Jan. 3, 2012, at the AVMed Orange Bowl Coaches Luncheon in Miami; Ray will be honored again Jan. 4 on the field...

Derrick Nix a 50-50 shot at playing in Spartans' nonconference finale against Lehigh after ankle injury

Nix was held out of the Spartans' practice Wednesday. Izzo called the injury "nothing bad."

Michigan State working on 2013 football recruits while finishing off 2012 class

Several 2013 recruits attended the men's basketball game against Bowling Green.

No. 19 Spartans Make It Ten Straight, Rout UMKC 89-54

Branden Dawson got off to a great start in the first few minutes and scored a career-high 16 points to lead No. 19 Michigan State past UMKC 89-54 on Monday night.
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