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"Hey, Grandpa!" hollered Michigan State assistant coach Dane Fife, trying to get the attention of starting shooting guard Austin Thornton. "Save some for (later)!"
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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:
Outsmarted, outhustled and even outrebounded for most of the game, Michigan State snapped back to stun Minnesota. But in between laments about his team's performance, Spartans coach Tom Izzo offered his due praise. Sometimes, the most important wins aren't pretty at all. Keith Appling and Brandon Wood both scored 13 points to key No.
The Michigan State men's swimming and diving team stands in tenth place after the first day of competition at the Big Ten Championships on the University of Iowa campus. The Spartans broke the varsity school record in the 800 Freestyle Relay with a time of 6:27.14 to take sixth place and giving them a total of 26 points on the day.
Michigan State travels to Greenville, S.C., for the fifth straight year this weekend to play in one of the finest baseball parks in all of Minor League Baseball, Fluor Field at the West End. The Spartans will play a doubleheader on Friday, facing Miami-Ohio (2-1) at 1 p.m. and then Furman (2-3) at 5 p.m. MSU will then face Furman Saturday at 4 p.m. and Miami-Ohio on Sunday at 12 p.m.
Keith Appling and Brandon Wood both scored 13 points to key No. 6 Michigan State's 66-61 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night, helping the Spartans keep their hold on first place in the Big Ten.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Tubby Smith responds to the media after a heartbreaking 66-61 loss to the Michigan State Spartans.
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.
Ball State's women's gymnastics team will compete at Michigan State Friday night and at Western Michigan Sunday afternoon.
It's a dilemma some Michigan State fans are grappling with: How can they enjoy the Red Wings in the Winter Classic when it's in the dreaded Big House? One fan asked Grantland.com about the quandary, and it was fielded by hockey writer/MSU alum Craig Custance.
Desmond King makes it no secret about his interest in Michigan State. King spoke with Spartan Digest following Monday’s Best of the Midwest Combine.
Michigan State hopes to bring a fourth Big Ten title back to East Lansing by sending fifty-eight athletes to Lincoln, Nebraska. Action is slated to start on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th with both days of competition beginning at 10 a.m.