In a regatta featuring six ranked programs and two more receiving votes, Michigan State took seventh place (67 points) at the 2019 Big Ten Rowing Championships at Devil’s Lake State Park on Sunday, May 19. In placing seventh, Michigan State placed higher than Minnesota who was the top team receiving votes in the latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches Top 20 Poll.
Green scored 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out 12 assists, made four steals and blocked a shot in one of the most complete all-around games of his career.
Michigan State secured its fourth commitment for the 2020 class on Saturday when three-star wide receiver Ian Stewart announced on Twitter that he was planning to join the Spartans.
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Cassius Winston was among players listed by the official NCAA March Madness Twitter account as early candidates for the 2020 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year Award.
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Michigan State was topped by No. 23 Illinois, 5-3, Saturday afternoon at a sun-bathed McLane Stadium at Kobs Field on the Spartans’ Senior Day.
On the second night of Michigan State baseball’s Senior Weekend, it was junior pitcher Mitchell Tyranski who was also in the spotlight on the way to a 5-2 Victory for MSU over No. 23 Iowa Friday night under the lights at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field on MSU’s Military Appreciation Night.
Joe Bachie returned for his senior season instead of leaving for the NFL draft and is a candidate for a national award. The Michigan State middle linebacker on Friday was one of 42 defensive players named to the watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
The Michigan State rowing program is in Baraboo, Wisconsin this weekend for the 2019 Big Ten Rowing Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin at Devils Lake State Park.
The Warriors — who sleepwalked through the first half of Game 2 — were down eight points with 4:28 to play in Game 2. They needed to dig down deep and summon up something special, getting stops on one end at baskets at the other. They did just that, scoring 14 points and allowing only one made field goal in those final 284 seconds. And at the center of it all was Green.
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Michigan State University had three student-athletes selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team on Thursday. Redshirt freshman Cameron Caffey (wrestling), junior Scott Piper (swimming), and senior Courtney Aycock (swimming) were all selected by CoSIDA in recognition of the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom.
Matt McQuaid has been selected to play in the 2019 Professional Basketball Combine from May 21-22 at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Professional Basketball Combine is a secondary draft combine designed to give players an opportunity to showcase their talents in hopes of being selected to play professional basketball.
Michigan State was defeated by No. 23 Illinois Thursday night under the lights at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field in the opener of the three-game weekend series on the final weekend of regular-season action.
Michigan State men and women’s track & field programs will head to Jacksonville, Florida for the 2019 NCAA East Preliminary Round May 23-25 at Hodges Stadium, hosted by the University of North Florida. The Spartans have a total of 25 entries in the East Preliminaries.
The decision is not in Bill Beekman’s hands. But the new Michigan State athletic director sees what is going on around the Big Ten. Rutgers, Illinois and Indiana all announced this year that they plan to sell beer and wine at football games. That makes seven of the 14 conference schools to do so.MSU is not planning to do that, in part Beekman said because state law prohibits alcohol sales at Spartan Stadium and Michigan Stadium during college sporting events.
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Langford will be a senior along with teammate Cassius Winston, combining to form up one of the nastiest backcourts in college basketball — some could argue they will make up the best.
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Senior Ebonee Echols (Newnan, Ga.) has been named Second Team All-Great Lakes Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), as announced on Thursday. The selection of Echols makes it four straight seasons that the Spartans have had at least one All-Region selection, with Echols being the sixth student-athlete honored in that time frame.
There aren’t many characters more significant to the rise of Michigan State football over the last decade than Connor Cook. He’s the quarterback who, as a sophomore in 2013, won the starting job and found his footing just in time for the Rose Bowl season to take hold. He was under center for most of a 36-5 run over three seasons that’ll likely never be duplicated at MSU.
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Just as the glow from Michigan State’s decorated 2018-19 basketball season starts to fade, there’s plenty of reasons to start thinking about the next run. ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi’s latest NCAA Tournament projection is just more evidence supporting the widespread belief that the Spartans won’t just be very good next season, but elite.
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Voting is underway for the 2019 Michigan State football student section t-shirt. Fans can vote for one of the two options, both of which are designed by Nike.
LJ Scott’s time with the Cleveland Browns was brief. The former Michigan State running back was waived by the team on Thursday morning – just three days after signing with the franchise as an undrafted free agent. The Browns waived Scott after signing running back D’Ernest Johnson.