Judge: Video of Cleaves, accuser may be evidence in sex case

FLINT, Mich. (AP) A judge overseeing Mateen Cleaves' criminal sexual conduct case says a video featuring the former Michigan State basketball star and his accuser may be allowed into evidence. The 38-year-old Cleaves is charged with assaulting the woman at a motel last summer. He denies the charge. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/2akjOL5 ) Genesee District...
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Michigan State Establishes Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund

Endowment will provide scholarship in perpetuity for the Spartan football program. Mike Sadler, the great athlete, student and Spartan, will be remembered for a long time in East Lansing and beyond. The former punter and four-time Academic All-American will be memorialized Sunday at Spartan Stadium, and now the school and Sadler family has established the Mike Sadler Legacy Football...
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Michigan State No. 2 in Big Ten Preseason Power Rankings

“The Spartans should maybe be considered the Big Ten favorite, since they get both UM and OSU at home.” Can the Michigan State Spartans repeat 2015’s success in 2016? It’s a question we won’t have to wait too much longer to learn the answer to. SB Nation’s Bill Connelly has released his preseason Big Ten power rankings, and he sees MSU finishing second in the conference...
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Michigan State Football: 5 reasons to be excited for 2016 season’s title chances

Here are five reasons why we should be excited about Michigan State Football’s Big Ten title, and CFB Playoff, chances in 2016. If you’ve been reading up on what the national media is telling you, you’ve probably already realized Michigan State Football has next to no shot at making it back to the College Football […] Michigan State Football: 5 reasons to be excited for 2016...
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R.J. Shelton’s mother pushes for flyover for Mike Sadler Sunday

Erin Broome, R.J. Shelton’s mother, is pushing for a flyover for Mike Sadler before his memorial service at Spartan Stadium Sunday. The loss of Mike Sadler from Spartan Nation still hurts. Knowing that we can no longer log onto social media to see his quirky, intelligent and hilarious tweets and statuses is a terrible feeling, but […] R.J. Shelton’s mother pushes for flyover...
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Michigan State Recruiting: 5-star PG Paul Scruggs visiting soon

Michigan State recruiting will be getting a big visit from five-star point guard Paul Scruggs from Indiana soon. Tom Izzo is hard at work this summer despite there being no real basketball played for Michigan State outside of Moneyball. He’s been making recruiting trips left and right and even brought Jason Richardson with him to […] Michigan State Recruiting: 5-star PG Paul...
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I Hope This Makes You Smile.

Mike Sadler was a great athlete, student, and Spartan. If that’s all he was remembered for, it will barely begin to cover his legacy. The Sunday memorial to Mike Sadler at Spartan Stadium is gonna be tough. He was truly a Spartan great both on and off the field. He was a starter for four years, was the first MSU player to be a four-time Academic All-American, was headed to Stanford...
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Michigan State Football’s 5 most important games in 2016

What are Michigan State Football’s five most important games for the 2016 season, ranked? The 2016 Michigan State Football season is quickly approaching and there’s a good chance the Spartans could surprise some people. Easily one of the most overlooked squad in the nation, Michigan State has the potential to make another run at the […] Michigan State Football’s 5 most important...
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Michigan State Football to have own Big Ten Network show

Michigan State Football is going to be featured in its own “Hard Knocks” type of show on the Big Ten Network. Ever wanted to get a first-hand look inside the Michigan State Football program much like the HBO show “Hard Knocks” does with certain NFL teams each offseason? Well, you’re in luck as the Big Ten […] Michigan State Football to have own Big Ten Network show ...
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Michigan State Basketball: Second Annual B1G Most Improved Offensive Player Award

Taking a look at which B1G basketball players improved most from the 2014-15 season to the 2015-16 season. Last year I created the extremely official and totally legitimate B1G's most improved offensive player award which you can check out here which also includes a top 5 for every year since 2004-05. The Results Easy way to put it, upper right is good, lower left is bad...
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Michigan State establishes lasting tribute to punter killed in crash

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State's athletic department is establishing a scholarship fund to honor Mike Sadler, the former Spartans punter who died in a car accident Saturday in Wisconsin.Sadler and Nebraska punter Sam Foltz died in a crash after attending a kicking camp in Wisconsin.The Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund will enable a Michigan State football player...
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Michigan State scholarship to honor Sadler

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State's athletic department is establishing a scholarship fund to honor Mike Sadler, the former Spartans punter who died in a car accident Saturday in Wisconsin. Sadler and Nebraska punter Sam Foltz died in a crash after attending a kicking camp in Wisconsin. The Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund will enable a Michigan State football...
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Michigan State Football is Getting its Own ‘Hard Knocks’-Style TV Show

Big Ten Network focuses on Spartans training camp with “Green and White Days.” While many say the advent of media days is the beginning of football season, the truth is we’ve still got more than a month until a real-life Michigan State Spartans game. To help us all get through it, the Big Ten Network is premiering "Green and White Days," a show dedicated to the team’s...
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2 days ago

LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye releases first statement following car crash

LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye just released his first public comments since the weekend car crash that left him injured and took the lives of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. Delahoussaye put out a statement on Twitter.   pic.twitter.com/8nhXyembHy — Colby Delahoussaye (@ColbyDely) July 26, 2016 Delahoussaye suffered second-degree burns...
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Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio Reveals Which Quarterback Is In The Lead For The Starting Job

With Connor Cook out of the picture, Michigan State lost the program’s winningest quarterback and all-time leading passer. However, the Spartans haven’t expressed any concern over naming their next starting QB. Though head coach Mark Dantonio isn’t ready to reveal the position winner, he said today during Big 10 media conferences that senior Tyler O’Connor is currently in...
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Mark Dantonio denies MSU negatively recruits against PSU

James Franklin said earlier this summer that Penn State has to deal with other programs using the Jerry Sandusky scandal against it on the recruiting trail. Michigan State, per the Nittany Lions’ head coach, was apparently one of those programs.  At Big Ten Media Days in Chicago this morning, Spartans’ head coach Mark Dantonio was asked about this. Dantonio denies himself or...
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Nebraska’s Foltz, ex-MSU punter Sadler killed in car accident

Awful news has emerged from the college football world. Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car accident on Saturday night. Foltz’s death was confirmed by Brian Cristopherson of the Lincoln Star Journal. Sadler’s was confirmed by Westwood One’s Kevin Kugler. Foltz was heading into his senior year with the Cornhuskers....
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Michigan State Football: L.J. Scott highlight video

It was one heck of a freshman season for L.J. Scott at Michigan State.  He led the Spartans in rushing yards and touchdowns and capped off the year with the game winning TD in the Big Ten Championship Game. Relive Scott’s best moments from last year and get hyped for this year with the latest video from DeBeau Films.
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Draymond Green doesn’t intend to change

Draymond Green has had a rough couple of months. The Golden State Warriors’ forward was suspended during the playoffs and then collapsed with his teammates after going up 3-1 in the NBA Finals. Things only got worse for Green when he was involved in a July 10th altercation with former Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson in East Lansing. The fight resulted in a pending...
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Draymond Green apologized to Olympic teammates for arrest

Draymond Green’s abrasive personality is both blessing and curse. But in representing our country at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Green will have to leave it at the door, and he understands that. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said on Monday that Green has apologized to his Olympic teammates for his arrest in Michigan earlier this month, per Ben Golliver...
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MSU CB allegedly assaulted by Draymond Green leaving program

Jermaine Edmondson, the cornerback Draymond Green allegedly hit at a bar in East Lansing over the weekend, is leaving the program, Michigan State announced Wednesday night.  Spartans’ head coach Mark Dantonio says Edmondson has been granted his full release. Edmondson had been thinking about transferring out of the program prior to the incident with Green.   Mark Dantonio...
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Police report reveals details of Draymond Green's arrest

Draymond Green was arrested and charged with assault in East Lansing, Mich., early Sunday morning, and though he expects the matter to be resolved "really quickly," the police report (obtained by MLive) states that a current Michigan State football player identified Green as having slapped him in the face: Regarding Sunday's incident, in statements from the two arresting officers...
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Video: Michigan State 5-Star Freshman Miles Bridges Throws Down Insane Dunk During Pro-Am Game

Prepare to drool, Michigan State fans.  Incoming Spartans’ five-star small forward Miles Bridges has been participating in the Moneyball Pro-Am in Lansing, Mich. this week.  He threw down this dunk today: Yeah….that just happened. @MilesBridges01 #MoneyballProAm pic.twitter.com/0b4vXDRFam — Rico Beard (@RicoBeard) July 12, 2016 That wasn’t the only great dunk he threw...
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Valentine has cartilage damage in both knees

[NBA front office executives read Denzel Valentine’s scouting report in Draft War Room] “AP Player of the Year? Check! First-Team All American? Check! Flirted with averaging a triple-double in his senior year? Check! Potentially chronic knee condition? Ummmm…” According to a report by NBADraft.net on Saturday, there is some cause for concern with Michigan State forward...
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June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Dan Gilbert still regrets not drafting Draymond Green in 2012

Draymond Green was drafted No. 35 in the 2012 NBA Draft. The Cleveland Cavaliers held picks 33 and 34 that year, and owner Dan Gilbert, like Green, graduated from Michigan State. So why isn’t Green a Cleveland Cavalier? According to Gilbert, it’s because he didn’t follow his gut instinct. Gilbert gave a wide-ranging interview to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne for ESPN the Magazine’s...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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