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Mateen Cleaves among analysts on Final Four homer broadcasts

NEW YORK (AP) Michigan State great Mateen Cleaves and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's son-in-law are among the commentators who will call the ''homer'' broadcasts during the Final Four. Turner Sports and CBS are bringing back the team-centric alternative telecasts for the NCAA semifinals that debuted last season. The rematch between Kentucky and Wisconsin on Saturday will feature some...
Via AP on Fox
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Check out Tom Izzo in 1977 coaching up high school kids at first job

We're a couple days away from Throwback Thursday but the time machine is ready early thanks to DNAinfo Chicago's Justin Breen, who uncovered some 1977 photos showing longtime Michigan Spartans skipper Tom Izzo during his first coaching gig at Ishpeming High School, which is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He was 22 years old in 1977. Take a look (click either one to enlarge...
Via Fox Sports
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Michigan Grad Can Win $1M If MSU Wins Championship

If you think you’ve ever been nervous watching a sporting event, just imagine how this guy feels. Derek Stevens, a Michigan grad and Casino owner in Las Vegas, bet $20,000 on Michigan State with 50-to-1 odds for a chance at $1,000,000. Stevens will need the Spartans to top Duke in the semi-finals and then beat the winner […] The post Michigan Grad Can Win $1M If MSU Wins Championship...
Via Diehardsport
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vegas casino owner has one million reasons to pull for Sparty

When does a Michigan alum become the world's biggest Michigan State fan? How about when a million bucks is on the line? That is the dilemma -- or potential gold mine -- facing Derek Stevens. Stevens is apparently a regular at the Golden Nugget sportsbook in Las Vegas (after all, he owns two downtown hotels himself, The D and the Golden Gate). According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Stevens...
Via Fox Sports
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Video: Michigan State Releases Full Footage Of Awesome Final 4 Celebration Held At Breslin Center Last Night

Making the Final Four is a pretty common occurrence for the Michigan State men’s basketball program.  On Sunday, the Spartans clinched a spot in the national semifinals with a 76-70 overtime victory against Louisville in Syracuse. It’s the seventh time a Tom Izzo-led team has reached the Final Four.  The fact that it’s a typical season didn’t stop Michigan State from celebrating...
Via College Spun
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan State Students Riots, Start Fires And Throw Bagels After March Madness

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Here’s Tom Izzo “2 Hours” Speech He Gave Before Michigan State’s Elite Eight Win

Before Tom Izzo’s Michigan State Spartans went out and took the court against Louisville on Sunday afternoon, he had one simple message for them. Izzo wanted each player to give “two hours” of their time to pull out a victory. He noted the “millions” of hours they’d already put in ahead of that moment. CBS captured the speech – it’s been circulating Monday morning. Enjoy, MSU fans.
Via College Spun
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Video: Tom Izzo Specifically Asked For Fans Not To Burn Couches After MSU’s Final Four Berth

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is no fan of tomfoolery – and that apparently doesn’t just go for anything social media-related. Sunday night, after his Spartans clinched yet another trip to the Final Four, Izzo had a message for his fan base regarding how to celebrate. He asked MSU supporters not to burn couches if the team wins next week – he wants Spartans fans to be “different”...
Via College Spun
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Michigan State fan offers boob flash for Final Four tickets

Michigan State Final Four tickets are a hot commodity, and fans are willing to break out the big guns — and cannons — to score a seat at the game. One Spartans fan is even willing to flash her set for a ticket. A female Michigan State fan who claims to be a recent graduate...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Videos of Michigan State students “rioting” in Cedar Village

So hundreds, maybe thousands, of Michigan State students tried to re-create the debauchery Sunday evening that first occurred back in 1998 when Michigan State lost to Duke in the Final Four.  I may or may not have been present for that and may or may not know the gentleman who threw the trash can that kicked off the fiasco 17 bloody years ago. Let’s just say that students should...

Michigan State Police Want to Know--What's Up with the Bagel Tossing?

Michigan State beat Louisville in overtime in what was a truly fantastic game to watch. With the win the Spartans earn a trip to Indianapolis to play in the Final Four against either Duke or Gonzaga. It will be the team's first trip to the Final Four with the last coming back in 2010. Last season's squad lost in the Elite Eight.So, needless to say, the fans are excited and back in...
Via FatManWriting
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In A League Of Izzone: Tom Izzo Puts Michigan State’s Spare Parts Together, Reaching His Seventh Final Four

The number seven is paramount in the present-day world of Tom Izzo… not because he’s lucky, but because he’s so darn good at what he does. Sunday in Syracuse, in a game that was as contentious and even as everyone expected it to be, Izzo’s Michigan State team had the final say on a last-minute overtime putback by Branden Dawson, edging past a determined Louisville side that...
Via The Student Section
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Michigan St., Izzo back to Final Four

Spartans Final Four-bound after 76-70 OT win over Louisville
Via Philly Sports Live
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Fan At The Carrier Dome Threw Up Near Media Members During Halftime Of Louisville vs. Michigan State

Louisville and Michigan State are currently in a neck-and-neck battle for a Final Four slot, but if you follow many of the reporters covering the game at the Carrier Dome, you’re probably reading about the fan who nearly threw up on a bunch of them. During halftime of the game, one fan threw up over a railing right near the walkway to the media work room, nearly hitting a number...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Elite Eight Game Preview and Predictions: Michigan State vs. Louisville

For most of the season, Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo said they didn’t have teams capable of doing what their previous teams had done in the...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Gave A Cool Courtside Interview After Michigan State’s Victory Over Oklahoma

As we noted yesterday, former Michigan State great Magic Johnson took time out of his busy schedule to head to Syracuse and support his Spartans as they took on Oklahoma in the Sweet 16. Following the contest, the guys over at found Johnson and asked his opinion about how MSU performed. He was very impressed with the way the seniors took control in the second half. Check...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State, Izzo have answers, top OU

Michigan State, Izzo have answers, top OU
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan State's Branden Dawson With the "Get That S*** Outta Here" Block of the Night Against Oklahoma

The Spartans had been behind for most of the night against Oklahoma, but with about 9:30 left in the game Braden Dawson hit a jumper to give Michigan State a 44-42 lead. It didn't take long for Oklahoma to try and tie the game back up. Tashawn Thomas went for the dunk on the next possession, but Dawson didn't feel like losing the lead just yet.So he made sure the Spartans didn't. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo’s speech prior to Virginia game (VIDEO)

CBS Sports Tom Izzo gave a pretty low-key speech prior to Michigan State’s win over Virginia in the round of 32.  CBS Sports released a video Thursday. Mainly directed at seniors Travis Trice and Branden Dawson, the speech is energizing. It gives you goose bumps.   After hearing Tom Izzo’s pre-game speech, it’s not a big surprise that the Michigan State Spartans...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweet 16 Game Preview and Predictions: Michigan State vs. Oklahoma

It wouldn’t be fair to Tom Izzo to call Michigan State’s run to the Sweet 16 unlikely. Really, it is business as usual for the Spartans...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans 2015 Spring Football Preview

Michigan State has emerged as a national power under coach Mark Dantonio. The Spartans have won at least 11 games in each of the last four seasons...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball is Lucky to Have Tom Izzo at the Helm

Tom Izzo’s tenure in East Lansing has been special, and it’s only getting better. (hilaryhiggins, Flickr) You don’t know what you have until it’s gone. How many times has that phrase been uttered in life only to go completely ignored or not accurately comprehended or appreciated? Plenty of times in my life, to this point, I’ll certainly admit. Not often does it directly...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Player’s Mom Is The Screaming You Heard During Free Throws

Did you hear that insane cat-like screeching during Virginia's free throws during their game against Michigan State.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State v.s. Michigan Big Ten hockey semifinal recap

Michigan State University hockey Michigan State University faced off against the University of Michigan tonight in the Big Ten tournament Semifinal. The winner would move on to play the University of Minnesota in the Big Ten final. The Spartans came out of the gate with a great amount of momentum on the ice. After what had been a roller coaster-esque type of season for the Spartans...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA March Madness Confidential returns for an in-depth look at six tournament teams

If you’re looking for a behind the scenes look at Kentucky, Baylor, Arkansas, Utah, Michigan State and Indiana, CBS Sports and Turners Sports have you covered. NCAA March Madness Confidential returns and will offer an up close look at some of the top seeds in the tournament. Beginning back on Selection Sunday, production crews have been following the schools listed above, chronicling...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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