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Can Michigan State be considered ‘elite’ with run to the Elite Eight?

Stop me if you’ve heard this before — Michigan State is in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. Usually that’s where Tom Izzo’s Spartans are supposed to be. After all, his teams have made it this far in the NCAA tournament eight times in his 20 seasons at the helm of the Spartans. Usually that’s a mark of a truly “elite” team, you know…hence the whole Elite Eight...
Via Talking 10
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Elite Eight Game Preview and Predictions: Michigan State vs. Louisville

For most of the season, Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo said they didn’t have teams capable of doing what their previous teams had done in the...
Via Athlon Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Gave A Cool Courtside Interview After Michigan State’s Victory Over Oklahoma

As we noted yesterday, former Michigan State great Magic Johnson took time out of his busy schedule to head to Syracuse and support his Spartans as they took on Oklahoma in the Sweet 16. Following the contest, the guys over at MLive.com found Johnson and asked his opinion about how MSU performed. He was very impressed with the way the seniors took control in the second half. Check...
Via College Spun
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

10 Instagram Photos/Videos That Sum Up How Excited Michigan State Fans Are Right Now

When Oklahoma ran out to a 10 point lead midway through the first half, things didn’t look good for Michigan State. How silly of us to doubt Tom Izzo, master of the NCAA Tournament. The Spartans rebounded for a dramatic 62-58 Sweet 16 win over the Sooners at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, and will earned a chance to play Louisville for a chance at a ninth Michigan State Final Four...
Via College Spun
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spartans surge in second half to defeat Oklahoma in Elite 8

The Spartans shot 30.3% in the 1st half and going into the final minute were shooting a putrid 3/10 from the free throw line. Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine put the team on their backs, combining for 27 second half points including going 6/6 from the free throw line in the final minute to close […]
Via The Majors National
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Valentine and Trice lead Spartans past Oklahoma and on to the Elite 8

The Spartans shot 30.3% in the 1st half and going into the final minute were shooting a putrid 3/10 from the free throw line. Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine put the team on their backs, combining for 27 second half points including going 6/6 from the free throw line in the final minute to close out the favored Oklahoma Sooners 62-58. (Read more at The Majors East Lansing)
Via The Majors Detroit
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State, Izzo have answers, top OU

Michigan State, Izzo have answers, top OU
Via Philly Sports Live
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan State's Branden Dawson With the "Get That S*** Outta Here" Block of the Night Against Oklahoma

The Spartans had been behind for most of the night against Oklahoma, but with about 9:30 left in the game Braden Dawson hit a jumper to give Michigan State a 44-42 lead. It didn't take long for Oklahoma to try and tie the game back up. Tashawn Thomas went for the dunk on the next possession, but Dawson didn't feel like losing the lead just yet.So he made sure the Spartans didn't. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Will Be In Syracuse To Support Michigan State vs. Oklahoma

Michigan State alum Magic Johnson has been extremely supportive of this year’s Spartans squad, even going as far as to talk with the players in the locker room after this past Sunday’s victory over Virginia. Friday, he’ll be in attendance when the squad takes the floor yet again, even though he has to make a few stops beforehand. Friday, at 5 PM EST, Johnson, who owns his own...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo’s speech prior to Virginia game (VIDEO)

CBS Sports Tom Izzo gave a pretty low-key speech prior to Michigan State’s win over Virginia in the round of 32.  CBS Sports released a video Thursday. Mainly directed at seniors Travis Trice and Branden Dawson, the speech is energizing. It gives you goose bumps.   After hearing Tom Izzo’s pre-game speech, it’s not a big surprise that the Michigan State Spartans...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweet 16 Game Preview and Predictions: Michigan State vs. Oklahoma

It wouldn’t be fair to Tom Izzo to call Michigan State’s run to the Sweet 16 unlikely. Really, it is business as usual for the Spartans...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans 2015 Spring Football Preview

Michigan State has emerged as a national power under coach Mark Dantonio. The Spartans have won at least 11 games in each of the last four seasons...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball is Lucky to Have Tom Izzo at the Helm

Tom Izzo’s tenure in East Lansing has been special, and it’s only getting better. (hilaryhiggins, Flickr) You don’t know what you have until it’s gone. How many times has that phrase been uttered in life only to go completely ignored or not accurately comprehended or appreciated? Plenty of times in my life, to this point, I’ll certainly admit. Not often does it directly...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo wants his players off Twitter

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has made it clear over the years that he’s not a fan of Twitter – or any social media medium, really. Izzo, one of the more old-school coaches in college basketball, has even partially blamed the service for his teams struggles in prior contests. Tuesday, Izzo took things a step further, revealing that he asked his team to “stay off Twitter”...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Another March, Another Sweet Sixteen for Michigan State

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts against the Virginia Cavaliers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 22, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) What makes March Madness so special each and every year are the upsets. The one game, “survive and advance”...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Player’s Mom Is The Screaming You Heard During Free Throws

Did you hear that insane cat-like screeching during Virginia's free throws during their game against Michigan State.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State v.s. Michigan Big Ten hockey semifinal recap

Michigan State University hockey Michigan State University faced off against the University of Michigan tonight in the Big Ten tournament Semifinal. The winner would move on to play the University of Minnesota in the Big Ten final. The Spartans came out of the gate with a great amount of momentum on the ice. After what had been a roller coaster-esque type of season for the Spartans...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Former Michigan State Star Magic Johnson Is At The Spartans’ Game vs. Georgia

Magic Johnson, perhaps the greatest player in the history of the Michigan State men’s basketball program, is in attendance at the Spartans’ NCAA Tournament game vs. Georgia this afternoon.  Johnson, who starred in Lansing from 1977-79, leading MSU to a national championship his final season, is watching No. 7 seed MSU take on No. 10 seed Georgia in the Second Round.  The 55...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan State's Branden Dawson With the "Not in My House" Block of the Day

Michigan State took a few minutes to start making some baskets in their game against Georgia early Friday afternoon. It actually took around three and half minutes before they got on the board (a Travis Trice three), but thanks to some solid defense--like Branden Dawson's block (below)--they were only a point behind at the time.Well done Branden. Well done indeed.via Bleacher ReportRead more »
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Large Steelers Presence Expected At Michigan State Pro Day

Today, at the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, MI., there figures to be a large Pittsburgh Steelers contingent, and for the same reasons they had a large presence at the Kentucky Pro Day last week. Just as outside linebackers coach Joey Porter and Mike Tomlin were on hand to get a closeup view […] Large Steelers Presence Expected At Michigan State Pro Day is a...
Via Steelers Depot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA March Madness Confidential returns for an in-depth look at six tournament teams

If you’re looking for a behind the scenes look at Kentucky, Baylor, Arkansas, Utah, Michigan State and Indiana, CBS Sports and Turners Sports have you covered. NCAA March Madness Confidential returns and will offer an up close look at some of the top seeds in the tournament. Beginning back on Selection Sunday, production crews have been following the schools listed above, chronicling...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Momentum Shifts as Michigan State Hockey Loses to Arch Rival

The Michigan State Spartan hockey team walked into Munn Arena this afternoon about as focused as they possibly could be on senior night. This underdog team had a chance to move one step closer to securing the B1G regular season title – something that nobody though was possible in mid-December. In fact, the Spartans could have clinched the title tonight with a victory over Michigan...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State University’s late season hockey push

Michigan State University hockey Michigan State University is coming off a dominant 2-game performance this past weekend against the University of Wisconsin. Spartan goaltender, Jake Hildebrand, recorded back-to-back 21 and 38 save shutouts, earning himself the Big Ten’s First Star of the Week award along with the NCAA’s Second Star of the Week. Hildebrand has now been awarded...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans Surge to the Top of the Table with a Little Help from their Friends

When this weekend’s series with Wisconsin began Friday night, MSU was on the outside looking in. Michigan and Minnesota were sitting pretty atop the B1G hockey standings with Michigan State and Penn State quietly behind them in third and fourth place. Following the Friday games, the top four teams were suddenly drawn closer. The Spartans knew going into their weekend tilt with...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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