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College Basketball: The Big Ten Is Searching For A Second Elite Team At The End Of January

Remember the end of last March? Heading into the Elite Eight’s four regional finals, three Big Ten basketball teams had a chance to go to the Final Four. Two teams were seeded higher than their opponents (Michigan versus Kentucky in the Midwest, Michigan State versus Connecticut in the East), and the third team was arguably the best in the league, certainly no worse than second...
Via The Student Section
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo Thinks “The Twitter” Is Affecting Michigan State’s Psyche

Michigan State has been a bit inconsistent on the offensive side of the ball the past few weeks, but last night against Rutgers, the Spartans put it all together, shooting 51% from the field, out-rebounding the Scarlet Knights 43-28 and dishing out 14 assists in a 20-point win. After the game, head coach Tom Izzo dropped a hilarious quote, insinuating that fans who tweet at players...
Via College Spun
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football Recruiting: Tyriq Thompson’s film

K’ylon and I are going to do a weekly breakdown of each of the Michigan State commits for the 2015 class. New breakdowns will post every Friday. I will include the link to the film that we watched at the end of the article. This week we start with Tyriq Thompson, 3-star LB from Detroit Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, MI. He is an early enrollee at MSU. Tyriq is ranked...
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo blames 'The Twitter' for slump

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo on his team's 2 game slump before the Spartans defeated Rutgers by a score of 71-51:“Some of these guys…mentally, it’s getting to them. I don’t know, maybe it’s the Twitter. Maybe everyone’s on them.”Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Recruiting: Noah Listermann

Noah Listermann will come to Michigan State as a highly touted offensive tackle recruit from Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati. He has an impressive offer sheet, and spurned in-state powerhouse Ohio State who came on late to choose MSU. Listermann has been very enthusiastic about becoming a Spartan, talking about how MSU has a family, positive atmosphere. MSU commit Noah Listermann...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football Recruiting: Listermann “excited to become a man” at MSU

Noah Listermann is a mammoth of a man. He looks the part to fit in with what is developing as one of the top offensive line units in the country. As an MSU class of 2015 commit, continuing to add to this group is exactly what Listermann hopes to do. Asked specifically who he hopes to model himself after when he arrives in East Lansing, Listermann answered Jack Conklin. “Jack is...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football recruiting 2015: Who’s next?

Spartan Stadium  Andrew and David Dowell are Spartans, could Peat be next? With the additions of Andrew and David Dowell, Michigan State football’s recruiting class is up to 19 for 2015. However, since Cole Chewins is taking a gray shirt (which means he will pay his own way in the fall and receive a scholarship in the spring of 2016) he will count towards the scholarship limit...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: 5-Star Tennessee DL Commit Kahlil McKenzie Pushing Hard To Flip Ole Miss Five-Star OL Commit Drew Richmond

Tennessee landed a big commitment today when four-star Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton outside linebacker Quart’e Sapp chose the Vols in dramatic fashion over Michigan State, Miami and Missouri. A short time later, Tennessee’s five-star defensive tackle commit Kahlil McKenzie, an entertaining Twitter follow, posted a tweet clearly that was a clear attempt to recruit Memphis native and...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David and Andrew Dowell flipping from Kentucky to Michigan State

Two of the biggest recruits in the Kentucky Wildcats’ 2015 cclass are no longer committed to UK. David and Andrew Dowell are flipping from Kentucky to Michigan State, according to recruiting analyst Bill Greene. Andrew and David Dowell have de-committed from Kentucky. Will go to Michigan State per their father. #MSU — Bill Greene (@BillBankGreene) […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State-Rutgers men's hoops rescheduled for Thursday

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Michigan State and Rutgers will make up their snow-postponed Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Thursday night. Rutgers announced the makeup date on Tuesday, the day was game was originally supposed to be played. Tipoff will be at 6 p.m. The game was postponed on Monday after Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency with forecasts of a blizzard...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers vs. Michigan State postponed by ‘historic’ snowstorm

There’s supposed to be a “major” snowstorm hitting the East Coast over the next few days and the entire world is stopping because of it. You know, because there’s no such thing as snow anywhere else and the freak out has to be of epic proportions. One of the freakouts is state-wide travel bans and as such it’s affected Tuesday night’s contest between Rutgers and Michigan...
Via Talking 10
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday’s Michigan State-Rutgers Game Postponed Due To Major Snow Storm

The Northeast is in the process of being slammed with a potentially historic snowstorm, and the harsh weather is sparing nothing in it’s path, not even a Big Ten basketball game. It was announced this afternoon that tomorrow night’s Michigan State at Rutgers game has been postponed due to the expected blizzard. The #RHoops game versus @MSU_Basketball slated for a 9 PM tip-off...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska’s Walter Pitchford Ejected After Throwing Elbow At Michigan State Player

During yesterday’s Nebraska two-point victory over Michigan State, Nebraska’s Walter Pitchford was ejected after throwing a hard-elbow in MSU’s Matt Costello’s face. [Isaac] The post Nebraska’s Walter Pitchford Ejected After Throwing Elbow At Michigan State Player appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is It Time To Worry For Tom Izzo? Yes, For More Reasons Than You Might Realize

Michigan State lost at Nebraska on Saturday. You might not think that’s too big a deal. After all, Michigan State lost at home to the Huskers a season ago, and not only made the NCAA tournament, but gained a No. 4 seed and eventually progressed to the Elite Eight. This is a Tom Izzo team. The Spartans play in the Big Ten. They’re still a good bet to make the Big Dance, right...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State University completes the weekend sweep of Ohio State University

Michigan State University Hockey Michigan State University hosted Ohio State University tonight in the second game of two game series tonight at Munn Ice Arena. The Spartans defeated the Buckeyes last night 4-1, taking the first game of the series. They came into this evening’s contest looking for the classic weekend sweep. Michigan State finds themselves in third place throughout...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Trustee Trolls Michigan, Jay Harbaugh With Tweet

Michigan State has had Michigan’s number on the football field lately, there’s no questioning that. When new Michigan TE coach Jay Harbaugh tweeted about ‘owning a Wolverine’, MSU’s Vice-Chair of the Michigan State Board of Trustees, Mitch Lyons, pulled off an excellent troll. Here’s Mitch Lyons’ tweet via CollegeSpun: Mark Dantonio is 6-and-2 against Michgian in...
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Nebraska Students Will Wear #AveryStrong T-Shirts During Saturday’s Game vs. Michigan State

Saturday is #AveryStrong day for the Nebraska men’s basketball program.  Avery Harriman, the 7-year-old son of Huskers’ assistant coach Chris Harriman, has battled leukemia since he was 2. He’s been an inspiration to Tim Miles’ team this season and the Huskers’ players are constantly interacting with their No. 1 fan. Saturday’s event will be part of the National Association...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Melo Trimble Puts ‘Tum Tum’ on Skates, Hits Stepback Three

Maryland’s stud freshman guard Melo Trimble put his talents on full display in the first half against Michigan State. Trimble scored 21 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field, dominating his matchup with senior guard Travis Trice. But Trimble’s most spectacular basket came at the end of the first half, and Spartans freshman Lourawls Nairn, Jr. was the victim. Trimble dribbled...
Via KCM Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State basketball: filling out an #8 seed profile

When it comes to Michigan State basketball, only March matters. As a Michigan St. alum, and one of the five people alive (excluding the states of North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana and Kansas) who actually cares about college basketball before late February, trust me on this one. Most people don’t care at all until St. Patrick’s Day draws near, and for the MSU program, it’s...
Via The Sports Bank
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Takes Out Full-Page Ad In Dallas Morning News’ Championship Edition

Michigan State may not be playing in Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship game, but the Spartans have been no slouch the past few seasons. The Spartans, this year’s Cotton Bowl champions after a fantastic fourth-quarter against Baylor, have won at least 11 games in four of the past five seasons. Sunday, they decided to remind the people down in Texas of that...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State fans put Spartans hat on Robert Griffin III statue (PHOTO)

To celebrate their ridiculous comeback win against Baylor in the Cotton Bowl, a Michigan State fan threw a Spartans hat on the Robert Griffin III status on Baylor’s campus.  RGIII, the Washington Redskins starting quarterback, attended the New Year’s Day game. Michigan State didn’t only win the fourth quarter. They also won the post game, apparently. Twitter [Extra Mustard]
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball Team Goes Bonkers Watching Cotton Bowl Comeback Win

The Michigan State basketball team went nuts while cheering the football team's comeback win against Baylor.
Via Gamedayr
29 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Michigan State Fan Needs Spell Check For Her Sign

I once made a sign to take to a football game the next day after having a few beers. When I got up to go to the game the next day and saw what I had created I had to leave that sucker behind even though I had spent hours making it.Maybe that is this Michigan State fan's excuse as well. Instead she figured what the heck. If I bring it anyway maybe I'll go viral because of my spelling...
Via FatManWriting
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cotton Bowl Preview and Prediction: Baylor vs. Michigan State

Football nerds unite. Just think, less than a decade ago, Baylor and Michigan State were teams worthy of laughs in their respective conferences...
Via Athlon Sports
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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