Posted November 07, 2011 on AP on Fox
Michigan State's unique season opener will be particularly special for guard Austin Thornton. The Spartans face top-ranked North Carolina on Friday in the Carrier Classic, a much-anticipated basketball game on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier. Thornton's older brother Thomas, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, is expected to be there. He's been stationed at Camp Pendleton recently. The carrier will be at its berth at North Island Naval Air Station in the San Diego area. President Obama is expected to attend the game. The USS Carl Vinson is the aircraft carrier from which Osama bin Laden was buried at sea.

MSU's Thornton set for reunion at Carrier Classic

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Austin Thornton is suddenly quite grateful he redshirted his freshman year at Michigan State.

W. Soccer. Spartans Snubbed By NCAA Tournament Committee

The Michigan State women's soccer team, which went 14-6-1 through the regular season and Big Ten Tournament, saw its 2011 season come to a close, as the Spartans were not selected to the 64-team tournament field.

Love Loved Everything About The Spartans

Saturday allowed Ohio 2013 linebacker Courtney Love a chance to get a closer look at Michigan State. Spartan Digest spoke with Love about his visit and the big news that came following.

Gary Harris Visit Journal: Part IV

Five-star shooting guard finished up his official visit tour with a trip to Michigan State. The No. 12 ranked prospect in the country documented his final visit for and talks about the trip as well as his impending commitment to one of his four finalists.

As road demons loom for Iowa trip, Michigan State vows to 'make it personal'

If the Spartans play as they did against the Gophers this Saturday in Iowa City, they will get embarrassed again.

General News. Michigan State All-Access Daily Edition - Tuesday, Nov. 8

In Tuesday's "Daily Edition", get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new camo uniforms the men's basketball team will be wearing aboard the USS Carl Vinson for the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic, find out which Spartans received Big Ten Player of the Week honors in football and men's soccer and hear from women's soccer coach Tom Saxton on his team...

Michigan State Spartans Links: Iowa becoming a familiar road test for Spartans

For the second straight season, Michigan State needs to win in Iowa City to maintain control of their Rose Bowl destiny. Iowa remains a player in the Legends division hunt, setting up another nervous Saturday for the Spartans in Iowa City.

Cousins Knows The End Is Near

Big Ten Conference changes have Michigan State sitting in the driver’s seat heating into this week’s contest against Iowa. Senior quarterback Kirk Cousins reflects upon hitting the road and the end of his Spartans career.

MSU, CMU to meet in another 'Clash at Comerica'

Michigan State and Central Michigan will play another college baseball game at Comerica Park next year.

Teammates praise toughness of Michigan State offensive lineman Joel Foreman

Foreman suffered a rumored rib injury during the first half of Saturday’s win against Minnesota, but returned to the game to make several key blocks.

Video: Harris talks Michigan State visit, decision

Via SpartanTailgateVids on YouTube:

Spartans try on Carrier Classic uniforms in practice

Michigan State tried on its Carrier Classic uniforms during a recent practice, and by the looks of things, they fit just right.

Bullough Ready For Another Chance

Spartans linebacker Max Bullough knows a lot is ridding on Saturday's return trip to Iowa.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Concludes Road Trip at Minnesota and Wisconsin

The Michigan State volleyball team (18-8, 7-7 Big Ten) concludes its road trip this weekend against No. 16 Minnesota (14-9, 7-7 Big Ten) and Wisconsin (14-12, 6-8 Big Ten). The week begins for the Spartans on Wednesday, Nov. 9 with an 8 p.m. contest against the Gophers, before concluding the action on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. against the Badgers.

Spartans take on Hawkeyes in Week 11 contest

Nov 12, 12:00 PM | Turf of Kinnick Stadium Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds 7-2TEAM RECORD6-3 The Hawkeyes will try to win and cover the spread at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Spartans in Week 11 action. The Hawkeyes are 6-3 so far on the season, and 4-5 ATS vs. the number. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 7-2 and 5-4 ATS. Over under...
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