Spartans pay tribute to 'Princess' Lacey Holsworth

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- They came to honor a little girl whose spirit and smile captivated one basketball player, Michigan State center Adreian Payne, before it hooked his entire team and then countless others. An estimated 2,500 supporters came to Michigan State's Breslin Center on Thursday night to celebrate the life of eight-year-old "Princess" Lacey Holsworth, who...
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Photos: Michigan State Holding Memorial Service For Lacey Holsworth Inside Spartans’ Basketball Arena Tonight

This evening, Michigan State University will hold a public memorial service for Lacey Holsworth, the eight-year-old girl who captured the hearts of everyone she touched before losing her battle with cancer April 9.  Lacey, who became close to Spartan star Adreian Payne, has had a clear effect on those in East Lansing. The night of her death, Michigan State students painted and signed...
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(VIDEO) Remembering Princess Lacey ᴴᴰ

Lacey Holsworth was an adorable little girl with a big heart. She was diagnosed with cancer at a very young age, and has just recently passed away. Her friendship with Michigan State Basketball’s Adreian Payne expands her story to world-wide proportions. Adreian’s relationship with Lacey is both heroic and inspiring. The video is made to recap Lacey’s life and the connection...
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Hoying Visits Spartans

Michigan State continues to work Ohio looking for prospects that others may overlook. Tuesday, small school standout Brody Hoying visited the Spartans.
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Bullough finds thrill, passion in music

Off the field, the Michigan State sophomore linebacker writes music and plays the guitar. He posts his music to a page on SoundCloud to share, including a song he recently played at the Spartan Academic Excellence Gala.
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Michigan State WR Macgarrett Kings Jr. suspended for spring drills for undisclosed violation of team rules

Michigan State receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. has been suspended for spring drills on account of an undisclosed violation of team rules, according to Coach Mark Dantonio. Dantonio said Tuesday he does expect Kings back for the fall session, provided Kings remains in compliance with the program. "Violation of team rules,'' Dantonio said. "I would expect him back...
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Michigan State's Gary Harris entering NBA draft

Gary Harris is going pro, thanks in part to coach Tom Izzo's recommendation. The Michigan State shooting guard is entering the NBA draft, choosing to skip his last two years of college. "It's time to follow my dream," Harris said in a statement released by the school. Izzo told reporters after the season that he would advise Harris to make the jump to the league...
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Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Delivers Emotional Speech At Lacey Holsworth Vigil

This is a pretty special video from a vigil held for Lacey Holsworth on Michigan State’s campus Wednesday night. Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer patient who befriended the Spartans’ Adreian Payne and became beloved among the MSU community, passed away this week just days after returning home from cheering on Michigan State at the NCAA tournament. After visiting Lacey’s parents...
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Izzo gives stirring, impromptu speech in honor of 'Princess Lacey'

Nobody can give an impromptu eulogy better than Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. "Princess" Lacey Holsworth was only 8 years old when she died Tuesday night following a battle with cancer. Her story is well known by now, how she became friends with Michigan State's Adreian Payne and the entire Spartans' basketball program, and how she touched so many others with her...
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Rich Homie Quan Says He’s the Second Michigan State Mascot (Video)

Rich Homie Quan may be an Atlanta, Ga, native, but he’s taking his loyalties a little further north. After Michigan State football coach and team gave Rich a major shoutout by using his “Type of Way” song as their celebration theme after practically ever major win, it didn’t seem it would be too long before Rich returned the gesture. According to College Spun, Rich has come...
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Video: Rich Homie Quan Says He’s A Michigan State Spartan For Life, “I’m The Second Mascot”

One of the most memorable moments of college football’s 2014 bowl season featured an up-and-coming rapper dancing in the middle of a Rose Bowl locker room, surrounded by players and coaches, also dancing.  It was Rich Homie Quan, the Atlanta, Ga. native whose song, “Type of Way,” became the anthem for the Michigan State football team, which won the Big Ten title game and the...
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Video: Tom Izzo Gives Emotional Speech About Lacey Holsworth During Rock Vigil

Last night, we showed you photos from a vigil that Michigan State held to honor Lacey Holsworth, a young friend of Adreian Payne and the Spartans basketball team, who passed away from cancer Tuesday night at the age of just eight years old. Today, via Steve Zaagman of WZZM 13, we’ve got video of the speech that head coach Tom Izzo gave to the students who came out to sign the rock...
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Adreian Payne says good bye to his sister Lacey Holsworth

The Michigan State family awoke to awful news Wednesday morning as Lacey Holsworth’s family announced that eight-year old Princess Lacey had lost her battle with cancer.  Awful awful news about an outstanding, courageous little girl who shined so brightly in her short time on this Earth.  We all know the story about how she became friends and pseudo-siblings with Michigan State...
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Michigan State has tribute to Lacey Holsworth

This morning, April 9, it was announced that Lacey Holsworth, the eight-year-old friend of Michigan State star Adreian Payne, passed away. She was suffering from neuroblastoma.  Tonight, nearly everyone associated with Michigan State University showed up on campus to pay their respects. A rock on campus was painted white with “MSU LOVES PRINCESS LACEY. Love Like Lacey,” written...
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Tom Izzo called final timeout so UConn fans could savor moment

Tom izzo called timeout at the end of the Michigan State-UConn Elite 8 game so Huskies fans could enjoy the moment.
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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