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Sam and Rod get you prepared for MSU’s match up with a spunky, talented Penn State squad.
Tom Izzo didn’t look quite as agonized as usual on the sideline on Sunday during the final minute of a one-possession game against Maryland, and the reason why isn’t hard to guess. This Michigan State team is making free throws. It’s taking a high volume of them, making a high percentage of them and making them at key moments late in games. For Izzo, this is a new and welcome development after fielding more than his share of teams with free throw issues.
Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio and his staff are actively recruiting, and the nation’s top 2019 basketball prospect still intends to take an official visit to Michigan State next month. Despite Dantonio and basketball coach Tom Izzo coming under fire following an ESPN report last Friday that said both have a history of putting the programs ahead of properly handling sexual assault complaints against their players, Michigan State’s recruiting has not taken any hits.
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Recap of Wisconsin and Maryland, preview of Penn State. Guest: Graduate Manager Sean Sheldon
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What I did for this piece is take out everything that is related to Larry Nassar from the OTL report published by ESPN last week. I did this because it is crystal clear ESPN waited for the week Larry Nassar was sentenced to release this “BOMBSHELL” that includes one storyline that hasn’t been reported on before. I also omitted some of the opinions of people interviewed that ESPN seems to be trying to portray as facts. If ESPN wants to report facts but not the whole truth, then why can’t someone take their
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Michigan State men’s basketball player Jaren Jackson Jr. was named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday after his performance during games last week. This is the fourth Freshman of the Week nod this season for Jackson, who also took the honor on Jan. 15, Dec. 11 and Nov. 27. Jackson ties Nick Ward (2016-17) for fourth on the list of most Freshman of the Week awards in one season.
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The Michigan State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were awarded College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America honors for their performances in the classroom during the 2017 fall semester. To earn the honor, teams were required to post a GPA of a 3.0 or higher.
An early afternoon game in Maryland against a desperate Terrapins squad trying to solidify their spot in the NCAA tournament was an opportunity for the Spartans to pass a well-needed road test. The Spartans did exactly that, coming back from a 13-point halftime deficit to take down the Terrapins and win their fourth true road game this season. Here are four takeaways from No. 6 men’s basketball’s win against Maryland on Sunday.
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The team laid out five bullet points described as expectations it was taking to the meeting, including investigative questions, communication, justice, patient-doctor guidelines and staff training and resources. “We are questioning Michigan State University’s approach to Nassar; his criminal actions, the women he has abused, and the response of the University and athletic department,” the post read. “To say nothing is to say you agree and we do not agree with how hits has been handled.”
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Former Michigan State basketball legend Magic Johnson and his wife, Cookie, have pledged support in helping the university cope with the avalanche of negative reaction following multiple complaints of sexual assault. Johnson also said anyone who knew “about sexual assaults happening to women on the MSU campus” and did nothing about it should be fired and he called for policies and procedures to be put in place to make sure it never happens again.
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Tom Izzo is one of the last coaches left in America to employ a media strategy that’s become an anachronism in major college basketball: the open locker room. After every Michigan State basketball game, home or away, media members are granted access to the Spartans’ locker room to interview any player they choose.
This episode features the story of sophomore forward Taro Hirose. It also takes you behind the scenes of the teams trip to New York City and gives you a rundown on the designs of each goalie’s helmet.
It was far from the best day for Miles Bridges and Nick Ward. At least when they shot the ball. That can be where scoring is misleading in the overall performance of a basketball player.
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It’s 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday in the summer and I am awoken by a humming outside of my house. The noise grows faint before stopping and then picks again. I peek out the window to see Coach Tom Izzo, dragging the beach to remove debris and smooth the sand on his four-wheeler outside of my family’s home in Grand Haven, Michigan.
“The Spartans dropped a hard-fought match to Princeton,” MSU head coach Gene Orlando said. “We had a slow start in doubles but bounced back in singles and made it a very competitive match. We are playing great tennis and our effort and fight are there. Our best tennis is ahead of us as well as many more opportunities.”
Michigan State rebounds from big deficit to trump Maryland Detroit News
Questions and doubt followed Michigan State to Maryland on Sunday afternoon, as did plenty of television cameras as the off-court stories from the past week continued to be front and center. And in one of the more raucous environments in the Big Ten inside the Xfinity Center, it probably was not a surprise the Spartans struggled through the first 20 minutes.
Michigan State basketball’s blistering 2nd half tops Maryland, 74-68 Detroit Free Press
It was a slow start after a short turnaround at the end of a long week. And Miles Bridges was ineffective all afternoon. But No. 6 Michigan State shook off early shooting woes and a 13-point halftime deficit to recover for a 74-68 victory on Sunday at Maryland.
No. 6 men’s basketball avoids upsets, survives Maryland on the road State News
Red-hot shooting saved the sixth-ranked Spartans (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) and a key 18-4 run in the second half helped overcome a 13-point halftime deficit on Sunday at the Xfinity Center to win their fourth straight game and defeat Maryland, 74-68.
Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 74-68 win at Maryland Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans’ 74-68 win Sunday afternoon at Maryland.
Langford Scores 19 as No. 6 Michigan State Beats Maryland 74-68 MSUSpartans.com
Joshua Langford scored 19 points and led a second-half surge that carried No. 6 Michigan State past fading Maryland 74-68 Sunday, giving Spartans coach Tom Izzo his seventh straight 20-win season. Down by 13 at halftime, Michigan State (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) returned to outscore the Terrapins 20-4 in the opening 5 1/2 minutes and held on for its fourth straight victory.
Michigan State basketball proves it’s tougher than we thought in Maryland win Spartan Avenue
It seemed like the whirlwind of a weekend, both on and off the court, had caught up to the Spartans finally. The young team looked winded and defeated. Then the second half began.
No. 6 Spartans mount comeback, hold off Terrapins on the road Impact Sports
It was a tale of two halves Sunday afternoon for Michigan State’s men’s basketball team. Staring into a 13-point deficit at Maryland’s hostile Xfinity Center, the odds were stacked against the No. 6 Spartans after the first 20 minutes. But they rebounded mightily following the break, silencing the crowd, fighting back and controlling the second half to emerge victorious, 74-68.
Michigan State powers past Maryland with second-half comeback Land of 10
The Spartans moved to 3-1 in true road games behind 19 points from Josh Langford. Cassius Winston (13 points), Jaren Jackson Jr. (12) and Miles Bridges (11) all finished in double figures as well. Nick Ward added 12 rebounds, 8 of which came on the offensive end.
Michigan State overcomes halftime deficit to beat Maryland 74-68 Spartan Tailgate
No. 6 Michigan State erased a 13-point halftime deficit and led most of the second half on the way to a 74-68 road win over Maryland on Sunday. Joshua Langford led Michigan State with 19 points, while Cassius Winston added 13, Jaren Jackson scored 12 and Miles Bridges added 11 on an off day. Ward also had 12 rebounds, and Jackson had four game-changing blocks
A little more than a month after announcing incoming 2018 recruits during the early signing period, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had a brief press conference Friday night. This time it was to deny allegations he improperly handled a sexual assault complaint against a player and shoot down rumors he was planning on resigning.