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Florida and Michigan State Exploring Series?

The Florida Gators and Michigan State Spartans are exploring a home-and-home series that would potentially begin in East Lansing next year before moving to Gainesville the following season. ESPN’s Andy Katz reported the story on today’s edition of Three Point Shot. If it becomes official, a new rivalry could very well be born. Florida and Michigan State played each other in the...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  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

Final Four-Homer Broadcast Announcers

Tom Werme (ACC Blitz) Alaa Abdelnaby (Duke player, 1996-00) Chris Spatola (former Duke director of basketball operations, Krzyzewski son-in-law) Michigan State (truTV)= Brian Anderson (Turner Sports) Mateen Cleaves (Michigan State player, 1996-00) Shireen Saski (CBS Sports Network, MSU alum) 8:49 p.m.= Kentucky (TNT)= Dave Baker (UK/IMG, WKYT) Rex Chapman (Kentucky player, 1986-88...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

This year’s Team Stream Final Four announcers are revealed

Turner Sports and CBS have unveiled the announcing lineups for this year’s Final Four Team Stream telecasts (don’t call them Teamcasts this year, gotta have that corporate Bleacher Report synergy).  The Team Streams will be on TNT and truTV for the national semifinals while the traditional national telecast will be found on TBS. Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, and Grant Hill will have...
Via Awful Announcing
March 31, 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

Haters Guide to Sunday’s March Madness Games

Say you root for Michigan St, Louisville, Duke, or Gonzaga and you are looking for a reason to hate on any of the other teams. You know, because that’s what sports fans love to do. Well lucky you because I’ve got your Hater’s Guide to Sunday’s March Madness Games. Michigan State All you need to do is mention the name Mateen Cleaves and The Flintstones. When that Spartans...
Via Bacon Sports
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Michigan State Stars Gary Harris, Draymond Green, Mateen Cleaves Texting Spartans During Tournament Run

Throughout Michigan State’s NCAA Tournament run to the Elite Eight, the Spartans have been receiving well wishes from some of the program’s greatest stars.  Gary Harris, Draymond Green and Mateen Cleaves, among others, have been texting Tom Izzo and his squad this March.  They’re all believers.  Tom Izzo got a text from Gary Harris today: “Coach, I’m still believing...
Via College Spun
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top 5 Reasons Why Michigan State Could Win The 2015 NCAA Tournament

Izzo rules March. It’s been more than a decade since the Michigan State men’s basketball team won a national championship; the Spartans, led then by Mateen Cleaves and Mo Peterson, took home the title in 2000.     March is Tom Izzo’s month, though. Since the beginning of the century, the 60-year-old coach has led his program to seven Elite Eights, five Final Fours and two...
Via College Spun
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Has Michigan State basketball lost its mojo?

Tom Izzo is college basketball coaching royalty and his Michigan State basketball teams have been one of the best programs in the country for as long as most of us can remember. However, what we’ve witnessed this season could very well be a program in decline. No Draymond Green-like player, no Mateen Cleaves…basically, it’s a team with some nice parts but no stand out leader...
Via Talking 10
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

FOX Sports Detroit to air 80 regular-season Pistons games

FOX Sports Detroit will televise an all-time high 80 regular-season games for the third straight year during its coverage of the 2014-15 Detroit Pistons. FOX Sports Detroit will broadcast one preseason game on Oct. 12 at Washington. Regular-season coverage begins Oct. 29 with the season opener at Denver. The Pistons home opener is set for November 1 vs. Brooklyn. Among the 80 games...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

PODCAST: NBA talk

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

CBS Sports Network features studio shows throughout March Madness

Not only do CBS and Turner have four networks broadcasting live games during the NCAA Tournament, they also have CBS Sports Network to use. The cable channel has constantly provided supplemental studio coverage of March Madness. That will continue to be the case for the 2014 tournament. CBSSN kicks things off with NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown, which will basically serve...
Via Awful Announcing
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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