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Allen, who had three sacks in the Big Ten Championship game, is part of the Spartans' linebacker group that should only improve.
BEST OF MAXIM
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Last season was the most disappointing in Tom Izzo's 16 years as Michigan State's basketball coach.
The Spartans were ranked No. 2 in the preseason, but chemistry issues led to an underachieving 19-15 record and a first-round knockout in the NCAA Tournament.
This season appears to be going in the opposite direction. The Spartans weren't ranked...
Michigan State junior defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, who anchors a Spartan defensive unit that leads the Big Ten in rushing defense (104.3 yards per game), total defense (272.7 ypg.) and sacks (41), has been named First-Team All-American by The Associated Press. The 6-foot-3, 310-pound Worthy has produced at least a tackle for loss in eight of MSU's 13 games this season.
Michigan State University got some national airtime this weekend in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch lampooning a student television program at the school and its stereotypical depiction of Japanese culture.
With finals week going on at Michigan STate, it's time for a final exam on the Spartans sports scene for the semester.
For the second straight week, a Michigan State basketball player has been named Co-Big Ten Men's Basketball Player of the Week, as Draymond Green was honored Monday by the conference office. Green averaged 24.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two Spartan wins. Keith Appling was honored last Monday.
A pair of former Michigan State players received chances with NBA teams on Sunday.
Saturday's win at Gonzaga shows how much the Spartans have grown since season-opening losses to North Carolina and Duke.
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Michigan State gymnastics sophomore Taira Neal and freshman Alina Cartwright were selected as Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch for the upcoming 2012 season, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. The Spartans were picked eighth in the preseason Big Ten coaches' poll.
The Spartans, off until Saturday's game against Bowling Green, figure to break into the national polls today.
Michigan State volleyball senior Jenilee Rathje was named to the AVCA Division I Third-Team All-America, announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) today. Rathje is the ninth All-American in program history and the first named to one of the top three teams since Ashley Schatzle in 2007.
Spartans are No. 21 in the AP and No. 23 in the USA Today polls.