The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


Former Pistons player is high on Stanley Johnson

Former Detroit Pistons and Michigan State point guard Mateen Cleaves is a fan of what the team did this offseason, in particular through the draft.Cleaves, who has covered college basketball in recent years, is particularly fond of Pistons first-round pick Stanley Johnson.Here's more from Tom Lang of the Detroit Free Press:“I think they’re going to be good,” Cleaves said of...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Mateen Cleaves throws out first pitch before Friday’s Tigers game

Mike Mulholland | Former Michigan State basketball stud Mateen Cleaves threw out the first pitch before Friday’s Rangers-Tigers game at Comerica Park.  Accompanied by Sparty and with the Spartans fight song playing, Cleaves painted the black with a strike. The heady point guard recognized that his arm wasn’t capable of throwing cheese, so he dialed it back and became...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Fresh Random NBA Jerseys for Sale

I received a message from Derek Yates, a jersey enthusiast that’s part of the Bacon Sports community, who is selling some random NBA jerseys from his awesome collection on eBay. The lot includes some Level 4 jerseys that would look fresh on any hoopster this summer and definitely get you some dap. I figured I’d do him a solid as well as help any of you out who are looking...
Via Bacon Sports
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State basketball: Spartans to play Florida Gators three times in next four years

It’s been over 15 years since Mateen Cleaves, Charlie Bell and Andre Hutson led the MSU Spartans to an 89-76 victory over the Florida Gators for the 2000 National Championship — the only national championship title game that Florida has lost in its program’s history.  It’s been nearly as long since the Gators have invaded the Breslin Center — but that changes in approximately...
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Catching up with Mateen Cleaves

Asa Hans is an MSU writer for the Michigan-based sports website His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. Read isportsweb’s column every Monday. Follow Asa on Twitter at @AsaHans. Mateen Cleaves is arguably one of the greatest players to ever put on a Spartan Uniform. He had a vision to come to Michigan State and...
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Last Word Podcast: Mateen Cleaves interview, Harbaugh’s impact, recruiting

Mateen Cleaves joins Tyler and Jeremy on The Last Word Podcast to talk about his 1 Goal 1 Passion basketball camp and a little Michigan State hoops. Plus, the guys talk about a big weekend for Michigan State football recruiting, offer up their opinions regarding Jim Harbaugh’s latest recruiting “tactics,” and more. You can listen to the full podcast here. This article The Last...
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Counting down the top 20 players of the Izzo era. #1 Mateen Cleaves

(Photo credit: Associated Press) A few weeks ago we started counting down the top 20 players for Michigan State basketball over the 20 years of Tom Izzo being in charge of the program. Just a reminder, when making this list, stats were not the only thing considered. Skill, leadership, what they accomplished at Michigan State and their impact on the program were all looked at....
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Alums Magic Johnson, Mateen Cleaves And Steve Smith Hung With MSU Last Night

Michigan State will face Duke in the first semifinal of tonight’s Final Four. The Spartans will be looking for their first title game appearance since 2009 and are hoping to win the national championship for the first time since 2000.  Last night, several Michigan State hoops alums visited with the team at its hotel. Included in the group were Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mateen Cleaves among analysts on Final Four homer broadcasts

NEW YORK (AP) Michigan State great Mateen Cleaves and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's son-in-law are among the commentators who will call the ''homer'' broadcasts during the Final Four. Turner Sports and CBS are bringing back the team-centric alternative telecasts for the NCAA semifinals that debuted last season. The rematch between Kentucky and Wisconsin on Saturday will feature some...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss


FOX Sports Detroit basketball analyst Mateen Cleaves talks NBA Finals and more on The Drive with Jack Ebling.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Name every QB to play in the NFL at the age of 40

Week 5 NFL power rankings

Vin Scully to miss the entire postseason

Putin celebrates birthday by scoring seven goals in hockey game

"Friday Night Lights" writer calls Chip Kelly a fraud

Women in sports this week: Is this 2015 or 1965?

Three reasons each AL team can win the pennant

Garrett addresses Hardy's comments about Gisele

Five outrageous predictions for NFL Week 5

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker