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Michigan State Basketball: Draymond’s road from H.S. unknown to NBA star

Tony Garcia is an MSU writer for the Michigan-based sports website isportsweb.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. Read isportsweb’s column every Monday and follow Tony on Twitter @RealTonyGarcia. Draymond Green is no longer an unsung hero. It has taken nearly three full years, but Draymond Green has done it. Yet again...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 SF Miles Bridges Focused on 5 Schools; Kentucky Included

Five-star 2016 small forward Miles Bridges is currently focused on five schools. The Huntington Prep (WV) wing named a list to 247Sports that included Kentucky, Michigan State, Michigan, Iowa State and North Carolina. All but North Carolina have offered at this point and Bridges plans on visiting each of these schools before making a decision […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 5-Star SF Miles Bridges Reveals His Top 5 Schools

Miles Bridges, a five-star small forward in the class of 2016, has revealed his top five schools to 247 Sports.  It’s a list that’s pretty stacked with blue bloods.  Bridges’ top five schools are: Kentucky, Michigan State, Michigan, Iowa State and North Carolina. The 6-foot-6, 218-pound prospect has a scholarship offer from all of those schools except UNC, which is likely...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Beats Out Notre Dame, Oregon To Land Commitment From 2016 S Kenney Lyke

Kenney Lyke, a three-star safety in the class of 2016, has committed to Michigan State.  The 6-foot-2, 182-pound defensive back, out of Palatine, Ill., is ranked the No. 37 player at his position by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Lyke chose the Spartans over Notre Dame, Baylor and Oregon, among other programs.  Fremd three-star DB Kenney Lyke announces he’ll attend Michigan...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon vs. Michigan State matchup named ABC Saturday Game of the Week

The Oregon vs. Michigan State game on September 12 was already being hyped up to be one of the most anticipated non-conference matchups of the 2015 season. Now, there's going to be more eyes on the game.ABC has announced that the game, which is a rematch of Oregon's 46-27 victory last season, will be featured at the game of the week.Both teams figure to be ranked in the preseason...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State-Oregon will be ABC primetime game Sept. 12

Those who like tuning into ABC’s primetime college football games will be in for a treat on September 12. That Saturday evening, the second weekend of the season, the network will broadcast the game between the Big Ten’s Michigan State Spartans and Pac-12’s Oregon Ducks. A tweet from MSU’s page for Spartan football made the announcement. MSU's home opener vs. Oregon on...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ABC Announces Sept. 12′s Michigan State-Oregon Game Will Be Its Primetime Contest

Michigan State’s home game against Oregon on Sept. 12 figures to be one of college football’s premier contests this fall.  ABC realizes this.  So, the network announced today that the game between the Spartans and the Ducks will kickoff in primetime.  MSU’s home opener vs. Oregon on Sept. 12 will be televised on ABC. Kickoff was already announced as an 8 p.m. start. #Spartans...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

High school student helping shape vision of MSU recruiting class

Ever wonder about the source of some of those sharp designs Michigan State recruits have posted on social media lately? They might not be coming from where you would think. Matt Hoeppner of iSportsWeb.com reports a high school student in California who prefers to be known only as "Spartan Designs" has provided recruits with edited pictures and contributes to the @MSUDreamTeam16 Twitter...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JUCO LB cleared for immediate eligibility at MSU after transfer

Michigan State added another defensive talent to its 2015 active roster this week when junior-college transfer Drake Martinez was granted immediate eligibility by the Big Ten. "Drake Martinez is an outstanding football player, who will have an opportunity to provide an immediate impact this season," MSU head coach Mark Dantonio said in a statement from the university. "This decision...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans 2015 Preview and Prediction

Mark Dantonio has transformed Michigan State into one of the nation’s top programs in recent years. The Spartans have claimed at least 11 wins...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Michigan State baseball team enjoys their mustaches and bananas

btn.com During Wednesday’s Big Ten Tournament loss to Maryland, the Michigan State baseball team enjoyed manager Jake Boss’ in-game interview.  The team, which has grown “dirt ‘staches” (for lack of a better term, and, because that’s exactly what they are) showed their affinity for bananas with a synchronized performance. [BTN]
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State DB Wins Eligibility Appeal

Michigan State’s familiarly-named defensive back is finally eligible to play and will take the field this fall. Drake Martinez, younger brother of former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez, was not given the opportunity to see the field much when he decided to follow in his brother’s footsteps to play for the Huskers. So, he did what a lot of lower tier college athletes do...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State's Martinez cleared to play immediately

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State linebacker Drake Martinez will be eligible to play in 2015 after receiving a waiver from the Big Ten. Martinez, a junior college transfer, will have three years of eligibility remaining. He started eight games in 2014 for Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. Martinez began his college career at Nebraska, where he redshirted in...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WR Bennie Fowler guarantees a roster spot with the Broncos

Bennie Fowler used to be the top receiver on a Rose Bowl team. Two years later, he's fighting for a job on the Broncos -- but he's optimistic that'll change soon. "I'm definitely more comfortable this offseason, going into my second season with the team,'' said Fowler, one of only five practice squad players back with the team for 2015 camps. "I know I'm going to make the roster...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 UND Hockey Schedule

Date            Opponent                                   Time (CT)Oct. 3         Manitoba (exh.)                       7:07 pm Oct. 9          vs. Lake Superior State^             3:30 pm Oct. 10        vs. Maine^                               ...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball Tweeted Out Graphic Featuring Notorious B.I.G. As A Nod To Caleb Swanigan

Purdue has not been subtle about courting five-star center Caleb Swanigan, and today the Boilermakers received a commitment from the former Michigan State commit. A few weeks ago, a Purdue SID tweeted out a few YouTube links to Notorious B.I.G. songs, as a nod to Swanigan’s nickname, “Biggie.” Today, shortly after news of the commitment broke, Purdue basketball’s official...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: 5-Star C Caleb Swanigan Has Committed To Purdue

Caleb Swanigan, a five-star center in the class of 2015, has verbally committed to Purdue.  Swanigan, a 6-foot-8, 265-pound big man, was previously committed to Michigan State. He was reportedly also considering California and Kentucky.  The Fort Wayne, Ind., native is ranked the No. 18 player in the class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Caleb Swanigan, a five-star center...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Caleb Swanigan commits to Purdue over Kentucky and Cal

It looks like Caleb Swanigan is off the board not long after decommitting from Michigan State. Now, Swanigan has committed to Purdue over Kentucky and Cal, per Scout.co’s Evan Daniels. It was believed to be down to UK and Purdue going into Wednesday’s deadline to sign scholarship papers for next year. The 6’8, 275-pound big man […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-Star Center Caleb Swanigan Commits To Purdue

Caleb Swanigan, one of the top remaining uncommitted recruits in the 2015 class, will play at Purdue next season. Swanigan, the No. 18 prospect in the class, decommitted from Michigan State earlier this month. Ft. Wayne 5-star center Caleb Swanigan RT @evgeeker: Breaking News!!!! Its Over!!! 2015 @Biggs_Swanigan has committed to PURDUE! — Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) May [...
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Freep Column: What will Michigan State do with more talent?

In this week’s isportsweb Detroit Free Press column, I take a look at Michigan State’s recent recruiting surge and how it will impact the program going forward. As always, preview the column below and continue reading at the Detroit Free Press by clicking the link. For so long, the narrative about Michigan State football focused on its inability to reel in big-time recruits...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MSU recruit compares Dantonio's approach to Match.com

Cameron Chambers, the first and still one of the highest-rated members of the 2016 Michigan State recruiting class, summed up how coach Mark Dantonio is assembling a top 10 recruiting class in a unique way. "He finds people that fit the mold, fit the chemistry," Chambers told the Detroit Free Press. "It's like he's running Match.com or something." While Chambers is probably not the...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cook explains how he feels in late-game situations

How does Connor Cook excel in two-minute drives? "It's almost like you black out," the Michigan State quarterback told SiriusXM radio via the Detroit Free Press. "(It's) almost like you're in a dream. It's surreal."The Spartan signal caller also endorsed a large group of receivers ready to step up this fall -- Aaron Burbridge, Tres Barksdale, R.J. Shelton, AJ Troup, Macgarrett Kings...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MSU DT lands with Narduzzi at Pitt

Mark Scarpinato, a defensive tackle from Michigan State, will finish his career in a new place with a familiar face. Pittsburgh announced Scarpinato has transferred to the western Pennsylvania school where former Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is head coach. "I obviously know Mark very well from our time together at Michigan State," Narduzzi said, via an announcement...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Rice: Another Michigan State Spartan on Survivor… again?

Michigan native Jim Rice has been on Survivor before. He’s asking for your help to get back. A transplanted Michigan State graduate who currently lives in Denver, Colorado, Jim is looking to get back on the CBS reality television show, Survivor, and improve upon his 12th place finish the first time. This year, for the first time in its history, the Survivor producers will allow...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star DE Joshua King Will Announce His Commitment On June 6

Last week, four-star defensive end Joshua King trimmed his long school list down to five: Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, and USC. Fans won’t have to wait too much longer to find out where the Illinois native will be heading. He has announced an official date for his commitment: I will be announcing my official commitment June 6 #JustWaitOnIt — MagicMan (@JoshuaKing_12...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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