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Playoff making it tougher to sell Oregon-Florida St. Rose Bowl tickets

Last New Year’s Day, the Rose Bowl celebrated its 100th anniversary with a traditional clash of Big Ten champion Michigan State and Pac-12 champion Stanford. An estimated 60,000 Spartans fans descended on Pasadena for their first Rose Bowl appearance in 26 years, driving the average ticket price to a staggering $678.01. This year brings a new milestone for the Granddaddy of them...
Via Fox Sports
19 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Spartans try to regroup against The Citadel

Coach Tom Izzo has donned many costumes for Midnight Madness at Michigan State: A member of Kiss, Iron Man, an astronaut and a Spartan from the movie "The 300." Coming off a shocking loss, though, Izzo may be channeling his inner Grinch as the Spartans - all but certain to drop out of the Top 25 when the poll is released Monday - try to regroup in a home matchup with The Citadel...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

No News Is… No News

Not a lot of concrete information. Here are the basics: — We know Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi has been in for an interview. He has also interviewed with Colorado State (who has been without an AD since firing him back in August). Folks up in East Lansing think he only leaves for Pitt. — Doc Holliday, Marshall’s head caoch, has probably/possibly been interviewed. Amusingly...
Via Pitt Blather
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Powers, No. 18 Michigan State beat No. 19 Syracuse 89-76

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) Aerial Powers had 32 points and 17 rebounds, leading No. 18 Michigan State over No. 19 Syracuse 89-76 in the final game of the Florida Sunshine Classic at Rollins College on Sunday. The Spartans (8-3) took a 72-65 lead with 5:51 left when Tori Jankoska made a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer in a 14-second span. The Orange (8-3) closed to 78-72 on Cornelia...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State basketball loses, Tom Izzo not happy

Tom Izzo seems displeased with Bryn Forbes. pic.twitter.com/3T89mBLOQg — Jamie Samuelsen (@JamieSamuelsen) December 21, 2014 Michigan State lost to Texas Southern, a school that has a basketball team. Tom Izzo was displeased to say the least. Tom Izzo: "I’m gonna find out what the NCAA will legally allow me to practice tomorrow, and I’m gonna probably exceed it.” #goodquote...
Via Detroit4lyfe
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 9 Baylor beats No. 18 Michigan State 84-65

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) Imani Wright scored all 18 of her points in the second half and No. 9 Baylor overcame a 15-point deficit to beat No. 18 Michigan State 84-65 on Saturday in the Florida Sunshine Classic. Niya Johnson added 15 points and 12 assists, and Nina Davis had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Bears (10-1), who limited the Spartans (7-3) to 19 second half-points. Sune...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans Basketball: Three things to watch

The Michigan State Spartans (8-3), winners of three straight, host the Texas Southern Tigers (1-8) who look to be the latest team to pull of an upset over a Big Ten school. With the non-conference schedule winding down, — and a less than threatening opponent on the schedule, — this seems like as good a time as ever for the Spartans to get get their bench players some key minutes...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi Interviewing For Colorado State, Pitt Head Coaching Jobs

Last year, Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi turned down the UConn head coaching job, but it is only a matter of time before he takes over a program. That time may be coming very soon, as he has reportedly interviewed for the head coach openings at Colorado State and Pitt, according to MLive.com.  Narduzzi, also the Spartans’ assistant head coach, interviewed...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Bowl culture has changed for the Spartans under Dantonio

As the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans start preparation for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, where they will face the No. 5 Baylor Bears, you can’t help but notice how the bowl culture of the Spartan football program has changed. When the Spartans take the field at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on New Years Day, it will be a school record eight straight bowl appearance for Michigan...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State forward Branden Dawson fractures left wrist

AP Photo Michigan State forward Branden Dawson suffered a fracture in his left wrist Wednesday in the Spartans’ win against Eastern Michigan, the school announced Thursday. The school said the fracture is stable and non-displaced. “I feel bad for Branden, as he’s been practicing so well over the last few weeks,” coach Tom Izzo said in a release. “But we also feel a bit...
Via The Catch and Shoot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Ed Cunningham Refers To Michigan State As The Best CFB Team He Saw This Year

Ed Cunningham must have not watched that many college football games this year.  The ESPN analyst, appearing on the SVP & Russillo show Wednesday afternoon, said the best college team he saw this season was not No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Florida State or No. 4 Ohio State. The best college football team Cunningham watched was No. 8 Michigan State, which went 10-2, losing...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football Top 25 Players: 2014 Postseason No’s 15-11

As we enter the final 15 players in our 2014 Big Ten football Top 25 players countdown we have had a conspicuous absence of Michigan State players. Don’t fret, as you’ll get your fill today in what is perhaps the most one-school centric portion of our poll. Previous Rankings: No’s 25-21 | No’s 20-16 Let’s continue the week-long party with a look at those players smack-dab...
Via Talking 10
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Cook to return to Michigan State for 2015 season

Michigan State fans received good news on Tuesday afternoon as they found out their star quarterback Connor Cook will be reportedly returning for his senior season. Cook said on Tuesday: “I have unfinished business that I want to accomplish next year. I think the only way I can do that is if I return.” Many NFL Draft analysts had Cook being a first round pick in the upcoming...
Via Total Sports Live
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans Betting Odds: 2014-15 Season

Betting odds for the Michigan State Spartans' 2014-15 season.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State OL Jack Allen Says It’s Not Fun Mimicking Baylor’s Offense In Practice Because He’s Fat

Michigan State is a little more than two weeks away from its bowl game against Baylor. The No. 8-ranked Spartans are set to take on the No. 5-ranked Bears in the Cotton Bowl Jan. 1.  It’ll be a matchup of two teams that play very different styles of football. Baylor, the nation’s leading-scoring team, relies on its offense and likes to play fast; Michigan State, which boasts...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Remove one Junior quarterback off your NFL Draft Boards

Today Michigan State Junior quarterback Connor Cook stated he will not be entering the 2015 NFL Draft, instead he will be staying at MSU for his Senior season.  This is a smart move in my opinion, because next year he will be a very high prospect if he has a solid senior year. Hondo Carpenter […] The post Remove one Junior quarterback off your NFL Draft Boards appeared first on...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Play “Jingle Bells” On His Accordion

Tom Izzo has mostly mastered his current profession, coaching college basketball. It appears the Michigan State men’s basketball coach wants to become an expert in another field, too.  Music.  During his weekly radio show, “The Tom Izzo Radio Show,” the 59-year-old coach busted out his accordion and began to play some Christmas carols. Check it out:  Not bad, coach. Izzo...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State basketball: Izzo says Javon Bess set for debut against EMU

Javon Bess came to Michigan State on a mission – to contribute to one of the best college basketball programs in the country. From the very moment he arrived in East Lansing, Bess made his way to the gym – where it seems he never left. All summer long and into the fall, the 6-foot-5, 205 pound guard out of Gahanna Lincoln High School in Ohio spent countless hours perfecting his...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo plays Christmas carols on the accordion (VIDEO)

Vine Tom Izzo is not just a coaching machine, but rather an impressive accordionist as well.  Monday night, Izzo performed on his weekly radio show with a live performance strumming away Christmas carols. His players joined in the party singing “Jingle Bells”. Co-hosts Will Tieman and Gus Ganakas were blown away.  And rightfully so.  Izzo is a one-of-a-kind coach (and possibly...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Freep Column: Michigan State’s Dawson must keep motor running

In my guest column for freep.com I take a look at Michigan State senior Branden Dawson, and how he is the key to the Spartans season on the hardwood. Tom Izzo knew it before the season even started. He laid it out there for everyone at the Big Ten Media Day in Chicago. “If we are going to be great, Branden Dawson has to take a major step.” It seemed an obvious thing to say. Dawson...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball routs Oakland

Michigan State cruised to an 87-61 win against in-state opponent Oakland on Sunday night thanks to some white hot shooting. The Spartans shot 55.7 % from the floor and knocked down 10 of 17 from three point range. Michigan State continued to share the ball well, assisting on 25 of 34 made baskets. Denzel Valentine (19 points), Branden Dawson (15 points) and Bryn Forbes (12 points...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Knows There’s More Than One Way To Fill The Cotton Bowl

Baylor football has trolled Michigan State over their Cotton Bowl ticket sales.
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Trolls Michigan State For Not Selling Cotton Bowl Tickets Quickly

Baylor and Michigan State are set to meet in the Cotton Bowl, and despite the game being roughly three weeks away, the trash talking has already begun between the two schools.  Both schools received an allotment of 13,000 tickets for the game, and it appears that the fan base of the No. 5-ranked Bears is a little more excited for the contest than that of the No. 8-ranked Spartans...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Should Be Ashamed For Running a Fake Field Goal Against Rutgers

Michigan State should be ashamed of this play. Here they are up 35-0 and rather than kick a 42-yard field goal they go for a fake and the kicker runs the ball in for a touchdown instead. I am sure it was quite thrilling for the kicker; probably crossed something off of his bucket list.That being said it was so unnecessary. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Uniform of the Week: Maryland goes in full Black Ops mode for Michigan State

Earlier this college football season we witnessed Maryland suit up in one of the most beautifully designed patriotic uniforms the sport has seen. It was just the latest offering suggesting Maryland’s football program has stepped its game up in the realm of uniform design. The shock over the 2011 introduction to the state pride uniforms has worn off for most, but college football...
Via The Student Section
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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