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Kings' Belinelli leads Italy past Michigan State -- really

If you're unaware of the current practice slate for the Michigan State Spartans, this headline might have caught you by surprise. But that's no typo; one of the newest members of the Sacramento Kings, Marco Belinelli, was part of an Italian national team that took on Tom Izzo's team during a four-game European swing by the Spartans.The NCAA season doesn't tip off for another few...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Questions: No playoff equals failure?

Five Questions is going to be a weekly feature here on The Majors East Lansing where two members of the staff will answer five questions about the Michigan State Spartans. This weeks commentators are TMSNX Contributor Dan Ray and TMSNX Vice President and TMSNX-EL Editor-in-Chief Adam “Dorf” Waltersdorf. So here we go! The post Five Questions: No playoff...
Via The Majors East Lansing
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: a big weekend in Big Ten football

This is a big weekend not just for Spartan fans but for the Big Ten as a whole as some of it’s top teams take on other top teams in primetime games across the country. Similar to our poll last month (which are your favorite non-MSU Big Ten teams?), here is your chance to let us know which teams you will be cheering for and which teams you want to see lose on this opening weekend...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: 10 most indispensable players

By now, we all know the Michigan State football team will be without the All-American potential of Ed Davis. While players like Jon Reschke and Chris Frey will both step in for the Spartans at that linebacker spot for Davis, it will be difficult for them to replicate the success that Davis was poised to have this year. So we decided to rank the most indispensable players for the...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State falls to Georgian National Team, finishes 1-3

The Michigan State Spartans didn’t have too great of a trip over to Italy this weekend. The team finished their trip with a one-point loss to the Georgian National Team, which was their third straight in a four game trip. College Basketball Talk shared a highlight video from team’s match-up with the Georgians. The Spartans were down by 14 before charging all the way back to make...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Connor Cook’s athleticism is ‘often underrated’

Michigan State fans have high expectations after last year’s Cotton Bowl victory against Baylor and that have good reason with their star senior quarterback Connor Cook. Cook is garnering attention for national awards like the Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Walter Camp Award, and he’s already considered a favorite for the Heisman Trophy. But what kind of interest is...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Spartans fall to Italian National Team

Tom Izzo didn’t schedule his team’s summer exhibition games with ease and comfort in mind. Instead he loaded the schedule with three national team opponents: Russia, Italy and Georgia. These National teams are preparing for the Eurobasket tournament next month, which will determine which teams will play in next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State dominated by Russia, 93-75

The Michigan State Spartans are looking to get back to the Final Four in the 2015-16 season after making it as a seven seed in 2015. The team took a trip over to Italy to prepare for their upcoming season and they took on the Russian national team on Friday and it didn’t go so well for them. The Russian national team came out of the game victorious, winning 93-75. Spartans’...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Three reasons MSU will make the CFP

Throughout the course of the upcoming Michigan State football season, I will take a look at three reasons why the Spartans will win each game, and three reasons why they will lose each game. We will then go back and look at how these reasons played out after the weekend. To be clear, these are not predictions, but rather a look at what will be deciding factors each week. Since there...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Students invited to watch practice, mingle with players

MSU students talk with Coach Dantonio during one of the student engagement opportunities earlier this year. The majority of the students in Michigan State’s football student section won’t see their Spartans live in action until the home opener against Oregon on Saturday, September 12th at 8pm — except for those who participated in at least one of the student engagement activities...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NCB 2015 CFB Previews: Michigan State Spartans

The following statement is kind of wild: we trust the Michigan State Spartans now. Sparty, after years of playing second-fiddle to in-state rival Michigan, has secured for itself something I don’t think any of us ever anticipated: the benefit of the doubt. And it’s not hard to see why: Michigan State under head coach Mark [&hellip The post NCB 2015 CFB Previews: Michigan...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

How many regular season wins will Michigan State get in 2015?

Michigan State is heading into the 2015 season with a lot of promise. They have a top five national preseason AP ranking and high hopes when it comes to their postseason which perhaps could result in a playoff berth. But how many wins will the hype for Michigan State translate to? Despite the loss of defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, can Dantonio and the Spartans live up to expectations...
Via The Majors East Lansing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Narduzzi’s claims have merit, but OSU actually just took its old defense back

Pat Narduzzi is seen as a defensive guru — a wizard at identifying talent and coaching it up real quick, as well as creating havoc for opposing offenses on game day. Over the past four or five years the Michigan State Spartans defense was easily the most feared in the Big Ten. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that other teams would eventually try to emulate it. After all, success...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Narduzzi: Ohio State stole Michigan State’s defensive scheme

Did the Buckeye’s use the Michigan State defensive scheme to win the National Championship last season? If you ask former Spartan defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi that definitely seems to be the case. In an interview with a radio state in East Lansing, the current PITT head coach Narduzzi said that whether Ohio State admits it or not they used Michigan State’s scheme to propel...
Via The Majors East Lansing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Fan Drops “Reach Higher” Hype Video For 2015 Season

Ahead of the 2015 campaign, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio has made his team’s mantra “reach higher”, since the 2014 Spartans, despite being quite successful, didn’t win either a Big Ten title or a national championship. One MSU supporter has gone ahead helped out Dantonio, putting together a 90-second hype video to get fellow fans amped for the upcoming season....
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Aaron Carter III with the “assist” at Michigan’s Adventure

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in what I hope becomes a series of “good news” stories related to MSU — in this case, one young Spartan fan showing kindness to another. Enjoy. The Carter family from Holt, Michigan (15 minutes south of East Lansing) were just finishing up their day at Michigan’s Adventure, a 250-acre amusement park in Northern Michigan. As they were making...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State women’s hoops adds five-star wing

The Michigan State Spartans women’s basketball team has landed a major recruit for the program. Nia Hollie, a five-star recruit out of Minnetonka Hopkins High School in Minnesota, announced her verbal commitment to the Spartans during a television interview on Friday. Despite being from Minnesota, Hollie has been recruiting by the Spartans since middle school and that resilience...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Michigan State Spartans Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just weeks away, and the Michigan State Spartans are one of the teams that could shock the world and make it into the second edition of the College Football Playoff. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Michigan State’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State releases non-conference schedule

Tom Izzo isn’t one to have his Michigan State Spartans shy away from early non-conference competition and the start of 2015 is no different. Michigan State released their non-conference schedule for the 2015-16 season which includes seven of thirteen dates being played at the Breslin Center. Of those home games the Spartans will see an Elite Eight rematch against Louisville during...
Via The Majors East Lansing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football “Aims Higher” In This Cool Fan Made Hype Video

As the 2015 college football season rolls around, don’t sleep on the Michigan State Spartans. Ohio State is the prohibitive favorite in the Big Ten, and rightfully so, but Michigan State fields one of the nation’s best defenses every year, and brings back a very effective veteran quarterback in Connor Cook.  One Spartan fan put together a cool hype video to celebrate the start...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Michigan State Football Shows Off Spartans’ New “Sports Medicine And Performance Center”

Michigan State’s athletic program has a pretty cool new building.  The Spartans have a new “Sports Medicine and Performance Center,” which opened on Aug. 3 and is located inside the Duffy Daugherty Football Building.  This afternoon, MSU’s football program showed off the new building. It’s awesome.   MSU’s Sports Medicine And Performance Center, located inside the...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State 2015 Fan Hype Video Will Make You Run Through A Wall

The Spartans' 2015 football season is four weeks away from beginning, and this video will make you grab a helmet and hit the field.
Via Gamedayr
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Fan Drops “Bad Company” Hype Video For 2015 Campaign

Michigan State football is in the midst of one of its most successful runs in school history. The Spartans have won at least 11 games in four of the past five seasons, finished in the top ten in the rankings three of the past four years, and won a Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl. But in 2015, MSU fans want more. They want to be chosen for the second College Football Playoff.  This...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State four-star target Donnie Corley puts recruitment on hold

Credit: The Detroit News Michigan State, much like many other top college around the country will have to wait on Donnie Corley. The four-star senior wide receiver out of Detroit Martin Luther King, whose being courted by the Spartans says he has no timeline on his decision post high school. “I’m kind of putting the recruitment on hold so I can get my team (at King) together...
Via The Majors East Lansing
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Get Pumped Up For Spartan Football With This Fantastic Fan-Made Hype Video

Michigan State’s fantastic 2014-15 season flew under the radar a bit because of the emergence of Ohio State in the Big Ten, but the Spartans had a great year in their own right. MSU won 11 games—the fourth time in five years that they won at least that many games—and defeated Baylor in a wild Cotton Bowl 42-41. One Michigan State fan is ready for the season to kick off in...
Via College Spun
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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