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Michigan State Basketball: Three bold predictions for the rest of the season

Michigan State is firmly on the bubble with a 14-9 record and eight games remaining in the regular season. The Spartans have played better of late, but still have long way to go so check out three bold predictions for the rest of the Big Ten Season. Spartans land a top three seed in the Big Ten Tournament MSU currently sits at fifth in the Big Ten Conference behind Wisconsin, Maryland...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans beginning to stand together

A week and a half after wasting a 30 point outing from Miles Bridges in an 84-73 loss, it appears as though the Spartans have gotten the message; if they want to make the tournament, it will involve more than just watching Bridges fly around. A bonafide superstar can do a lot for a basketball team, more than in any other sport, but they can’t do everything. The same goes for Miles...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State's Ward blatantly trips opponent, gets tech

Michigan State was assessed a technical foul late in the first half of their game Tuesday night against rival Michigan because of a trip by Nick Ward.Michigan missed a shot and there was a scramble for a loose ball, which resulted in a foul on the Spartans. The game was breaking for a timeout, leading Moritz Wagner to head to the Wolverines’ bench. As he took a few steps in that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MSU suspends football staffer, athletes in sex assault probe

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Three Michigan State University student-athletes are suspended from team activities and removed from on-campus housing as part of a sexual assault investigation. The school says in a release Thursday that a staff member associated with Michigan State's football program also has been suspended. Police are expected to forward reports in the case to prosecutors...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

3 football players, 1 coach at Michigan State suspended due to sexual assault investigation

As police investigate a possible sexual assault, three unnamed Michigan State football players and one coach were suspended Thursday.The sexaul assault was reported in late January, and the players being investigated have been removed from their dorms and are barred from any team activities.As you can tell, the details of this situation are pretty vague at this point. However, we...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Will the Spartans make the NCAA tourney?

Michigan State basketball has had an up-and-down season and the Spartans are hoping to put it together for an NCAA Tourney bid. I’ll put it all out on the line — yes, trolls, you may tweet at me (sigh, the life of a troll) — if the Spartans get it together, they will be a […] Michigan State Basketball: Will the Spartans make the NCAA tourney? - Spartan Avenue - Spartan Avenue...
Via Spartan Avenue
9 days ago

Michigan State rocked by sexual assault investigations

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State University, known for its leafy campus, years of basketball success and a heritage that goes back to Abraham Lincoln, is dealing with a different image these days: allegations of sexual assault by a sports doctor and a separate sexual assault complaint against three football players who have been evicted from campus housing. Michigan State...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Final score predictions vs. Iowa

Michigan State basketball hosts Iowa on Saturday night and here’s what the Spartan Avenue believes the final score will be. Michigan State has a critical game approaching on Saturday night as Iowa comes to town. The Hawkeyes, like the Spartans, are sitting squarely on the bubble heading into the middle of February, looking to make […] Michigan State Basketball: Final score predictions...
Via Spartan Avenue
8 days ago

WATCH: MSU Gymnastics Earns a Season High in Close Loss to No. 7 Michigan

On Alumni Day, Michigan State gymnastics earned a season-high score of 195.625 in a loss to No. 7 Michigan at Jenison Field House on Saturday. The Wolverines won the meet with a score of 196.025.
Via Michigan State Spartans
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Spartans roll over Michigan 4-1 at Yost

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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan State defeats Iowa 77-66 (2/11/2017)

The Spartans (15-10, 7-5 Big Ten) won for a third time in four games, defeating Iowa 77-66. Miles Bridges scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half and finished with 11 rebounds and four blocks. Michigan State plays Ohio State on Tuesday night at home, the second game of a five-game stretch with four at Breslin Center.
Via Michigan State Spartans
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Recruiting: Breaking down Emmanuel Flowers’ game

Michigan State recruiting picked up a commitment from two-star safety Emmanuel Flowers on National Signing Day. Emmanuel Flowers was a late addition to the 2017 recruiting class, and could be the elite defensive back the Spartans are desperate for. Must Read: MSU Recruiting: 7 ideal 2018 football additions I coached in California for several years […] Michigan State Recruiting...
Via Spartan Avenue
7 days ago

Michigan State's Merchant returns from medical leave

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant has returned from her medical leave of absence to coach Sunday's game against No. 3 Maryland. It was Merchant's first game back since she coached at Rutgers on Jan. 14. Merchant fainted during a home game against Illinois on Jan. 1 and was later taken to a hospital for tests and kept overnight as a...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant returns from leave of absence

Michigan State women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant returned to the sidelines for the Spartans’ game against Maryland Sunday after taking a medical leave of absence last month. In the Spartans’ game against Illinois on Jan. 1, Merchant fainted during the game and was immediately evaluated by the school’s medical staff on the court before walking to the locker room. The...
Via Excelle Sports
6 days ago

No. 3 Maryland beats Michigan State 89-72

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Brionna Jones had 28 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 3 Maryland beat Michigan State 89-72 on Sunday, spoiling coach Suzy Merchant's return to the sideline for the Spartans. Jones, who came into the game with the top field goal percentage in the nation at 69.2 percent, upped that mark by going 9 for 12. She made her first seven shots from the floor and...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Takeaways from the win over Iowa

In a must win game, Michigan State came out with a lot of energy and took down the Iowa Hawkeyes by a final score of 77-66 on Saturday night. The Spartans put together one of their most complete performances of the season and there were a few takeaways as a result. The first being that the freshman are as advertised. Miles Bridges, Nick Ward, Josh Langford and Cassius Winston combined...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Izzo always gets in when on the bubble (Freep article)

It is not normal for a Michigan State Basketball fan to worry about their Spartans making the tournament this late in the season…..but it is also not the first time this has occurred. 22 years of coaching and 19 straight tournament appearances has given MSU head Tom Izzo an experience at every type of scenario his team could possibly be in. Izzo’s teams have been on the bubble...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State a 10 seed in latest USA Today bracket projections

Michigan State keeps their tournament hopes alive after Saturday’s win over Iowa. There has been plenty of talk surrounding the Michigan State Spartans about whether they will or will not make the NCAA Tournament that is less than a month away. USA Today helps quiet some of the critics by letting fans know they have projected Michigan State as a 10 seed, with as noted, less than...
Via The Only Colors
6 days ago

Michigan State Basketball: 3 things we learned from Iowa win

Michigan State basketball hosted and took down Iowa on Saturday evening and here’s what we learned from the victory. What a season it has been for Michigan State basketball. The Spartans were 4-4 at one point and eyeing a losing record heading into conference play, but four wins in five games changed that. They then […] Michigan State Basketball: 3 things we learned from Iowa...
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6 days ago

Michigan State AD cancels trip, focuses on job on campus

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) NCAA Tournament selection committee chair Mark Hollis has cancelled a planned trip to focus on his job as Michigan State's athletic director. Spartans basketball coach Tom Izzo says Hollis was looking forward to traveling through 12 states in a 12-day span later this month to watch college basketball games. Hollis has more pressing matters on campus....
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Sloppy play falls on veterans’ shoulders

As much as we’d like to blame Michigan State basketball’s slew of freshmen, the upperclassmen are responsible for the recent sloppy play. It’s easy to look at the elevated turnover numbers and blame the influx of freshmen. Last year’s Michigan State basketball team averaged just 12 turnovers per game and this year’s is already up […] Michigan State Basketball: Sloppy...
Via Spartan Avenue
5 days ago

Michigan State Basketball a 10-seed in Joe Lunardi’s latest Bracketology

Joe Lunardi listed Michigan State basketball as a No. 10 seed in his latest ESPN Bracketology, facing Iowa State in the first round. It’s been an up-and-down season for Michigan State basketball, to say the least. There has been chatter around the college basketball landscape about the Spartans potentially missing out on the NCAA Tournament […] Michigan State Basketball a 10...
Via Spartan Avenue
5 days ago

REPORT: Michigan State suspends women’s gymnastics coach

Michigan State University has suspended women’s gymnastics coach Kathie Klages, according to the Lansing State Journal, while former team doctor Larry Nassar is being investigated for sexual assault. The email, which was obtained by the State Journal, was sent around 2:15 p.m. on Monday from Associate Athletic Director Richard Bader to several people associated with the team...
Via Excelle Sports
5 days ago

Michigan State AD Mark Hollis cancels trip, focuses on job on campus

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- NCAA Tournament selection committee chair Mark Hollis has cancelled a planned trip to focus on his job as Michigan State's athletic director. Spartans basketball coach Tom Izzo says Hollis was looking forward to traveling through 12 states in a 12-day span later this month to watch college basketball games. Hollis has more pressing matters on campus. Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State suspends coach linked to abuse complaints

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State has suspended its women's gymnastics coach, a week after she was accused in a lawsuit of downplaying complaints about sexual abuse by a sports doctor. University spokesman Jason Cody says Kathie Klages was suspended Monday. He offered no details and didn't say whether the suspension was related to Dr. Larry Nassar. Nassar is a former Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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