Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The two programs have met only once, in an early season tournament in 1970. In honor of Tom Izzo's first trip to Piscataway, Gannett New Jersey compiled a list of notable coaches and how they have fared at the RAC: Jim Boeheim is 9-5, Jim Calhoun is 10-2, John Calipari is 4-3, Mike Krzyzewski is 1-1 and Rick Pitino is 5-1.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Le'Veon Bell was one of the best running backs in Michigan State history, but for whatever reason, the Spartans jumped to the next level after he left for the NFL in 2013, winning the Rose Bowl last year and the Cotton Bowl this year. Now thriving with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bell said Wednesday he's not jealous of his former teammates who he said have given Michigan State the appearance of "an elite program."
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Early in the season, Hildebrand had to fight through some inconsistent weekends. One night, he'd be outstanding, the next game, his level of play over 60 minutes was not up to his high standards. But ever since late November, and especially after the holiday break, Hildebrand has been a force for the Spartans, helping his team to its best stretch of the season.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Helping to continue the success of Michigan State University athletics, Mark and Cindy Pentecost have made a $3 million leadership gift that will support the men's basketball program. The donation, in support of Empower Extraordinary, the campaign for Michigan State, will be used to update the men's basketball offices, practice facilities and establish an endowment for continued facility improvements.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Friday's game will be the second meeting of 2014-15 and the first of four conference games between the teams this season ... Michigan is 7-1 in the Big Ten and in first place with 21 points, while the Spartans are third with 13 points and a 3-3-2-2 mark in league play ... Michigan defeated MSU, 2-1, in the GLI title game on Dec. 29.
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Men's Basketball highschoolsports.mlive.com —  Deyonta Davis’ rise to national notoriety has been nothing short of meteoric. The Muskegon High School senior forward and Michigan State University signee has been a household name in Muskegon for a couple of years, but any average basketball fan in the nation will know his name now that he’s been named a McDonald’s All-American.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  Consistency. Combine it with talent and great things can happen. But consistency has been one thing he women's basketball team (11-10) as lacked this season. “You see flashes (of how good they can be), and now they have to be consistent,” head coach Suzy Merchant said. “In order to be a player, you have to be night in and night out.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Offensively, Rutgers gets the bulk of its scoring from guard Myles Mack and forward Kadeem Jack. Mack is averaging 14.4 points per game, while Kadeem is averaging 13.1 and 6.3 rebounds. "They've got a great guard in Mack and a great forward in Jack, so the Mack and Jack show," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. "That's where they're getting a lot of their points, and they're awfully good at it."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Fluffy white distraction behind them, maize distraction lurking, the Michigan State Spartans have to focus on Scarlet Knights tonight or risk a damaging setback.
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Football freep.com —  In a matter of 24 hours, Michigan State made a serious statement by picking up three high-level recruits. MSU now has 18 commitments, shooting them up to third in the Big Ten behind only Ohio State (25 commitments) and Penn State (23).
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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  For MSU hockey (9-11-2 overall, 3-3-2 Big Ten), the penalty kill unit has become one of its biggest strengths throughout the season. Part of it is chemistry comes from junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand, and the majority of it is the Spartans willingness to sacrifice their bodies. MSU leads the Big Ten in penalty kill percentage and places 11th in the country at .870.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  .Through 20 games, the Spartans rank 214th in the nation with 18.9 fouls a game. And while few have fouled out — seven all season — it has hampered the Spartans significantly. "I think we just have to adjust," senior guard Travis Trice said. "You can't blame the refs. The refs are gonna call the game the way they want to call it. The players have to adjust. If you can get away with being more physical, then do it, but if the next game they're calling it tight, you have to adjust.
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Men's Basketball highschoolsports.mlive.com —  When legendary Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo attends high school basketball games, people notice. Fans flock to him, asking for autographs, and social media is set ablaze. That's what happened Tuesday night, when Izzo attended the Forest Hills Central boys basketball team's 67-35 home win over Jenison.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  Team and individual achievements were made on Wednesday for the Spartans. Tori Jankoska, who came into her tenth Big Ten matchup of the season against Indiana, recorded a career-high 28-points en route to a 72-57 victory at the Breslin Center. The senior guard hit 56-percent of her shots from beyond the arc, finishing the game as one-of-two Spartans (11-10, 3-7 B1G) who found themselves with over 20-points scored.



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Behind a career-high 28 points from sophomore guard Tori Jankoska as part of three players with double-doubles, the Michigan State women's basketball team avenged an early season loss to Indiana with a 72-57 win Wednesday at the Breslin Center.

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The dark cloud hanging over the head of the MSU women's basketball team this season is clearly the amount of injuries that have taken a tole of the program. Dressing only eight players for Wednesday night's matchup against Indiana at the Breslin Center, a couple players were asked to go further than what they're bodies are used too.
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Football mlive.com —  Fraternal twins Andrew Dowell and David Dowell have made verbal commitments to sign with Michigan State in the Class of 2015. The Dowells, from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, were previously verbally committed to Kentucky.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Drake Martinez was originally an MSU target in the class of 2013 but ultimately decided to join his brother, Taylor in Nebraska. After getting sick in the spring of 2014, Drake went the JuCo route, to Saddleback C.C. in California. The second time around, he chose MSU. The presumption, it seems, is that Drake will fill the "Star" role on the defense.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  After a two-year lull, the Michigan State men's basketball program has another McDonald's All-American -- Muskegon High senior forward and MSU signee Deyonta Davis was one of 24 players named to the prestigious team today. The 6-foot-9 Davis will play for the West team in the annual all-star game, April 1 at Chicago's United Center. He is Tom Izzo's 12th McDonald's All-American and first since guard Gary Harris in 2012.
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Men's Soccer impact89fm.org —  A few weeks removed from the end of the men’s soccer season, it is only natural that a little nostalgia creeps through the cracks of the shut door. For the Spartans, it was a very successful season, reaching their second Elite Eight in two years, although they were undoubtedly crushed not to progress further in the College Cup. Throughout the season, they endured many evenly-contested games and individual players received the accolades that they deserved, on the field and off.
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Ice Hockey impact89fm.org —  Its Rivalry Week! Michigan vs. Michigan State is just around the corner and Jason and Brian are anxious to get you all up to date on what will likely be a thrilling series between the Spartans and their much-hated rivals from Ann Arbor.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Over the past three games, MSU could not handle the opposing guards. Melo Trimble, a guard from Maryland had 24 points against MSU. (Six three-point conversions) D.J. Newbill, also guard from Penn State had a field day and dropped 27 points on MSU in a game where Penn State almost won, (66-60) and in Michigan State’s most recent game against a mediocre Nebraska team, Terran Petteway put up a whopping 32 points on MSU leading Nebraska to a win. Michigan State doesn’t have a guard that is quick enough and strong enough to cover guys like Trimble or Newbill and it’s crucial.
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