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Rocky Lombardi has the most game experience in the group, although those performances were up-and-down. Lombardi stepped in for an injured Brian Lewerke in 2018 and had a nice debut performance in a win over Purdue. After that it was a lot of shuffling between the clearly-injured Lewerke and the not-ready Lombardi.

Source: Spartans Wire

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Come up with the 20 best basketball players in Michigan State history. Seems like a simple enough task, but once you really start diving and breaking down numbers, comparing team success and factoring not only the impact on the program but the different style of play in various eras, it’s tough.

Source: Detroit News

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The spring is a crucial time in college football recruiting. It provides an opportunity for programs to bring prospects to campus and for coaches to hit the road and evaluate players. That didn’t happen as planned this year. The coronavirus pandemic resulted in the NCAA on March 13 issuing a ban on in-person recruiting and the dead period now lasts through at least June 30.

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Wil and Matt answer a couple of listener questions and then welcome in MSU football’s Director of Player Engagement Darien Harris to talk about his first couple of months working under Mel Tucker.

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Izzo has had plenty of time alone with this thoughts and to bounce his musings off colleagues and friends. This week, he shared many of those thoughts in a wide-ranging and winding interview — on everything from the future of MSU’s three NBA prospects and his potential point guard next season, to the transfer epidemic in college basketball and his life during this pandemic.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Filling the void Winston leaves behind in East Lansing will be a tall task, especially for head coach Tom Izzo. Winston was another in a long list of great point guards who were also leaders for the green and white, a position that Izzo loves to lay plenty of responsibility on and which he sees as his brain out on the court. But he is gone and there will be a new reality, one that will come to forefront during the games, in the huddle, in the locker room and maybe most important behind closed doors.

Source: The Only Colors

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Graham and Chris discuss the potential return of college sports, Joshua Langford, NBA draft, Curtis Blackwell, recruiting, and more.

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Some of the early recruiting storylines in Mel Tucker’s tenure at Michigan State are the size the Spartans are recruiting at every position and their willingness to get into new areas the program has not traditionally recruited. Both of those philosophies can be summed up in one recruit: Arnaudville (La.) Beau Chene offensive lineman Devon Manuel. Manuel is a mountain of a recruit. He has offers from schools down south, but not from in-state LSU yet. The Spartans came in with an offer this month.

Source: Detroit News

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Most of the country is stuck at home right now, as orders continue due to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean people aren’t finding alternative activities. Former Michigan State All-American Aerial Powers, now part of the 2019 WNBA champion Washington Mystics, has continued her competitive spirit during the pandemic.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Foster could be playing Division I basketball next season if he wanted to. He had two D-1 offers, from Akron and Eastern Kentucky. But he was aiming a little bit higher on the college basketball food chain. Instead, there will be an intramural basketball team at MSU that might land the player of its dreams.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Those who follow Tucker on social media have seen the innovative approach he has brought to Michigan State. This includes everything from hosting live Q&A sessions on his social media pages, to showing off his impressive sneaker collection on Twitter with a weekly #SneakerSaturday post.

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Listen to “* Chris Kapilovic, MSU Football OL Coach” on Spreaker.

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Curtis Blackwell’s case saying he was wrongfully terminated by Michigan State has come to an end. The former Michigan State football staffer’s federal lawsuit against former football coach Mark Dantonio, former athletic director Mark Hollis and former president Lou Anna K. Simon was dismissed on Wednesday in a ruling from U.S. District Court judge Janet Neff.

Source: Detroit News

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If Joshua Langford’s left foot lets him play, he wants to play next season for Michigan State, he told Tom Izzo recently. “If he’s healthy, his hope is to play,” Izzo said Wednesday. “It’d be nice for him. To what level he’d play, I don’t know. But I tell you what, last fall, he was damn good. I lost my second best player, there’s no question.”

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Michigan State basketball’s 2020 recruiting class has looked the same since November when Mady Sissoko and AJ Hoggard officially signed on to become Spartans. Tuesday brought about the final 247Sports Composite team rankings adjustment for the class of 2020, which placed MSU’s two-man class at No. 43 nationally.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Michigan State junior Mary Lewis was named to the women’s tennis All-Big Ten team for the 2019-20 season, as announced by the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday. Lewis is the first Spartan to earn All-Big Ten honors since Erin Faulkner received the honor in 2015. She is just the 11th women’s tennis player to earn the distinction in program history.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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As a nurse practitioner, Kanu is on the front lines, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic the same way he did opposing quarterbacks during his days on the football field. “Just like when I played football,” Kanu explained, “you put on that uniform — the green and white — and we go to battle. There are a lot of things that happen within the lines of that field. Same thing in the hospital, it’s just, obviously, it is real life. We’re dealing with life and death.”

Source: Detroit News

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Despite all the uncertainty for the upcoming college football season, Tucker seems to have the program trending upward in his first few months as head coach. In a media teleconference April 29, former Spartan linebacker and current MSU football Director of Player Engagement Darien Harris said he feels the program is in good hands moving forward.
Source: The State News

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