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A bizarre and still-unfolding Manti Te’o story took the sports world by storm on Wednesday. In case you somehow missed it, Deadspin reported that Lennay Kekua, Te’o's “girlfriend” did not exist.
The news of Kekua’s supposed death broke just hours after Te’o's grandmother passed away (that one’s legit) and mere days before Notre Dame went into East Lansing and knocked off Michigan State, 20-3. Te’o had 12 tackles in that game.
Afterward, he spoke with ESPN about his emotional week — and credited, in part, his “girlfriend’s family” with getting him through to the game. The video’s below, and it’s just another twist in a story that may never be fully explained.
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Tom Izzo’s Michigan State Spartans may be a little distracted during Wednesday night’s game at Penn State, if events from earlier in the day carry over.
From the Centre Country Report in State College, Pa.:
BREAKING: #PennState university police investigating fight between 2 #MichiganState basketball players today at Nittany Lion Inn. No arrests
— Centre County Report (@CentreCountyRep...
Spartan junior Klarissa Bell (above) finished with a game-high 25 points last night in Michigan State's 65-54 victory over Iowa in East Lansing. 3 came immediately before half-time.
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Michigan State coach Tom Izzo released a statement today saying that Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne were involved in a fight Wednesday in the second story lobby of the team hotel.
Izzo said, “I’ve spent my entire afternoon meeting with the players involved and they are both sincerely remorseful.”
Izzo said that neither player will start tonight and they will both pay for...
Michigan State forwards Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne were involved in a scuffle at a hotel before Wednesday night's game that led to police responding to the altercation.
Spartans coach Tom Izzo said in a statement that the scuffle started with the off-campus roommates needling each other and led to a dented wall. He said Dawson and Payne will pay for any property damage...
Adreian Payne scored 20 points after spending the first half on the bench following a morning scuffle with teammate Brandon Dawson, and No. 18 Michigan State held on for a 81-72 victory against Penn State on Wednesday night.
Payne, a sturdy 6-foot-10 forward, made up for lost time by dominating the post in the second half. He had 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting in a stretch of six...
On Wednesday, a pair of Michigan State basketball players were involved in an altercation which resulted in a busted lip and a dented wall.Head coach Tom Izzo identified the players as forward Branden Dawson and center Adreian Payne via statement. Neither player started the Spartans' game against Penn State on Wednesday as punishment."A scuffle that began as two players...
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, an eight-time national Coach of the Year and the longest-tenured Big Ten men’s basketball coach ever, will be honored at the 2013 College Basketball Awards April 15 in Oklahoma City as the recipient of the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award.
Izzo, who has spent nearly two decades as the head coach at Michigan State and has led his team to...
By Hod Rabino
After deciding to transfer out of Michigan State, Brandan Kearney planned to embark on a tour of a few schools before he settled on the program of his choice. As it turns out, the first stop on that circuit was the team he ultimately chose. Earlier this week, Kearney talked to Devils Digest about his decision to be part of the Arizona State program...
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