Michigan State sophomore Connor Heyward is hoping to grow into a bigger role at running back for the Spartans as a sophomore this fall.
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Michigan State men’s tennis collected its first conference win of the season in a thrilling, 4-3 victory over Purdue clinched by senior Michael Dube in the last match of the dual on Saturday afternoon at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.
Michigan State Track & Field started the outdoor season with a statement, claiming 15 top-five finishes at the Raleigh Relays held at the Paul Derr Track on the campus of North Carolina State.
The Michigan State women’s tennis team defeated Penn State, 5-2, on Friday evening. The team is now 13-4 on the season and 3-1 in conference play, while the Nittany Lions fall to 6-9 and 1-3.
To stay or go? It sure seems like a simple enough decision to make for Jaren Jackson Jr., who recently completed his freshman season at Michigan State.
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Baseball was unable to stop their slide Friday at McLane Baseball Stadium, dropping their seventh and eighth games in a row, to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights by scores of 8-4 and 6-4.
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Michigan State baseball was topped twice by Rutgers in a doubleheader on Friday afternoon at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field, dropping the opener, 8-4, before falling, 6-4, in the nightcap.
A second straight strong pitching performance wasn’t enough for MSU on Friday, as it fell 3-2 in the nightcap of a doubleheader against visiting Indiana.
Michigan State is searching for a second defensive end opposite Kenny Willekes. The job might fall into the hands of Justice Alexander. The junior has been making an impact during spring workouts and finally could find himself in the Spartans’ playing group this fall “My motivation is just my love for the game,” Alexander said Tuesday. “My first high school game, I was like, ‘This is what I want to do the rest of my life.’ So this is what’s motivating me, the game itself.”
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Connor Heyward saw the opportunity he has in front of him coming. When Heyward committed to Michigan State as an athlete in 2016, his future position wasn’t locked into place. When he arrived on campus last summer, though, the Spartans decided to put him at running back, even with LJ Scott, Gerald Holmes and Madre London having that position locked down for the most part.
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Michigan State men’s basketball sophomore guard/forward Miles Bridges was selected to the John R. Wooden Award® All-American Team during a 30-minute show on ESPNU earlier this week. ridges, who announced on Wednesday that he will forgo his final two years of eligibility and submit his name for the 2018 NBA Draft, was one of 10 players selected to the team.
The Spartan rowing program has a pair of destinations this weekend, as half of the team will head to Redwood, California to race in the Pac-12 Challenge and the novices, 2v4 and 3v4 will compete in Columbus, Ohio.
With this defense, only two starters graduated last season: linebacker Chris Frey and defensive end Demetrius Cooper. In the secondary, however, nobody graduated. Besides senior Grayson Miller transitioning from safety to linebacker and Jalen Watts-Jackson transferring, the entire secondary remains intact. A secondary with two 2017 All-Big Ten honorees in sophomore cornerback Josiah Scott and junior safety David Dowell.
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Le’Veon Bell‘s comment on Thursday that he feels like Pittsburgh treats him as a villain suggests that he might not be in Pittsburgh much longer. And if he’s approaching this season with an eye toward leaving Pittsburgh a year from now, he has a role model he knows well: Kirk Cousins.
As Michigan State’s scout team quarterback in 2017, Rocky Lombardi had the benefit of practicing daily against a defense that finished in the top 10 nationally in total defense. That experience, he said, “definitely made me better every day.” But there was one big drawback to that position, as well. “I wasn’t running our plays,” Lombardi said.
Nearly everywhere Parks Gissinger looked growing up, there was competition. While staying with his four older brothers at his father’s testosterone-dripping home dubbed the “frat house,” there were clashes in the weight room, on the basketball court and in circuit training. Even “all-out war” volleying back and forth on the ping pong table.
Jaren Jackson Jr. has not made a decision on whether he will return to Michigan State basketball for his sophomore year or enter the NBA draft. Jackson’s father, Jaren Jackson Sr., said there is no timetable for his son to make the decision other than before the 11:59 p.m. April 22 deadline.
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The rule allowing college basketball players to go through the entire NBA draft evaluation process and then decide whether to return to school was built for the curious, the overlooked, the delusional and the dreamers. If the NCAA had seen Michigan State’s Nick Ward coming three years ago, they might have named it the “Nick Ward rule.” He fits at least Categories 1 and 4. Perhaps 3, too. Michigan State’s sophomore big man announced Thursday that he’ll enter the NBA draft, but isn’t yet hiring an agent, ma
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Michigan State baseball continues Big Ten Conference action this weekend hosting Rutgers in the Spartans’ first complete home conference series. Due to inclement weather, the Spartans and Scarlet Knights series schedule has been altered and the teams will now play a doubleheader Friday starting at 12:05 p.m., with the second game starting approximately 30 minutes following the first game. Saturday’s game is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. The weekend schedule is subject to change.