2 weeks ago

Michigan State’s Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) hosted the 20th annual Spartan Academic Excellence Gala on Monday evening at the Breslin Center. The event recognized the academic success of Spartan student-athletes during the 2016-17 academic year and celebrated the event’s 20th-year anniversary.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 month ago

The Big Ten Conference announced the Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2017 winter sports season on Wednesday, March 22. In all, 62 Michigan State student-athletes were honored over the Spartans’ seven winter sports.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

Box Score

Michigan State muscles its way to 84-74 win over No. 16 Wisconsin on Senior Day Land of 10
Michigan State (18-11, 10-6 Big Ten) sent its seniors out in style on Sunday with an 84-74 win over No. 16 Wisconsin (22-7, 11-5) in its final home game of the season. Nick Ward led four players in double figures with 22 points and nine rebounds on 9-for-12 shooting. Miles Bridges scored 17 and Matt McQuaid added 15. Cassius Winston posted 10 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

Michigan State tops No. 16 Wisconsin, takes a long step toward securing NCAA Tournament bid MLive
Michigan State played its final 2016-17 game at Breslin Center on Sunday. The lasting impression is: When they’re good, the Spartans can be really good. When they’re off, they can be self-destructive. Either way, it’s always interesting to watch.

Michigan State beefs up résumé with 84-74 win over Wisconsin Detroit Free Press
Michigan State needed to steal at least one of its final four games to make a stronger case for an NCAA tournament berth. So far, the Spartans are 2-for-2. And they did it with a variety of contributions.

MSU upsets No. 16 Wisconsin on senior day, 84-74 State News
It was a showcase of underclassmen talent at the Breslin Center Sunday, as the Spartans hosted the University of Wisconsin for senior day. MSU upset the No. 16 Badgers by a final score of 84-74.

MSU notches resume-building win over Wisconsin Detroit News
Michigan State doesn’t have a lot of seniors, so it was fitting in the final home game of the season – on Senior Day – that it was once again the youngsters that led the way. Nick Ward and Miles Bridges – the two freshmen who have produced all season – were the catalysts again Sunday as Ward scored 22 and grabbed nine rebounds while Bridges added 17 points and seven rebounds as Michigan State beat No. 16 Wisconsin, 84-74.

Young Spartans lead Michigan State to 84-74 win over Wisconsin Spartan Tailgate
On Senior Day at Breslin Center, it was four freshmen and a sophomore who led Michigan State to an 84-74 win over a No. 16 Wisconsin on Sunday. In the process, the Spartans just might have locked up an NCAA Tournament bid with one of their best wins of the season.

Three Takeaways: Spartans Win A Big One On Senior Day, beat Wisconsin 84-74 The Only Colors
In beating Wisconsin, the Spartans were able to finally add that elusive marquee win to their resume and all but lock up a trip to the NCAA Tournament. There are still games to be played, but this was a huge opportunity and they made the most of it.

Michigan State basketball picks up signature win over Wisconsin, 84-74 Spartan Avenue
Ticket punched? We will soon find out if the selection committee finds Michigan State basketball fit to represent as an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament this season following a signature win against No. 16 Wisconsin at home.

Nick Ward-Led Michigan State beats No. 16 Wisconsin 84-74 MSUSpartans.com
Nick Ward had 22 points and nine rebounds, Miles Bridges had 17 points and Matt McQuaid added a season-high 15 to help Michigan State beat No. 16 Wisconsin 84-74 on Sunday. The Spartans (18-11, 10-6 Big Ten) have won six of their last eight games, moving them into a third-place tie in the conference and perhaps sealing their spot in a 20th straight NCAA Tournament

2 months ago

The Spartans locked up the Huskers and held them to just 38.5 percent shooting in a 72-61 win on Feb. 2 in Lincoln. Michigan State led by as many as 20 points in that game while shooting 55.8 percent from the field, including 11-for-17 from distance. With how well MSU shot the ball, head coach Tom Izzo told his guys that the Spartans will have to win with defense, as there’s no guarantee they shoot that well again.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 months ago

Helping to ensure the future success of MSU Athletics, Alumna Mary Helen and Craig Crooks have made a leadership gift in support of Empower Extraordinary the campaign for Michigan State, the university announced today.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 months ago

When the American Collegiate Hockey Association represents the United States at the 28th Winter World University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan later this month, MSU will have two players on the roster. The two Spartans are Kelsey Jaeckle and Maddie Wolsmann, who were selected to the national team.

Source: State News

3 months ago

Mark Hollis’ tenure as the head of the Football Bowl Subdivision’s athletic directors ended before it even began. The Michigan State athletic director confirmed that he has resigned his First Vice Chair position with LEAD1 for “personal reasons and to focus on the future of MSU.” His decision was first reported by WLNS-TV in Lansing.

Source: Lansing State Journal

4 months ago

Jankoska broke the record with a corner 3-pointer at the 6:53 mark of the first quarter. That 3 gave her 1,819 career points and helped her surpass the record of 1,817 points set by Aerial Powers last season.

Source: Lansing State Journal

4 months ago

Michigan State women’s basketball dropped its Big Ten road opener at Purdue, 66-54, at Mackey Arena on Wednesday.Michigan State played its first game without head coach Suzy Merchant, who was sidelined after fainting in the Spartans win against Illinois on Jan. 1. Associate head coach Amaka Agugua was interim head coach for today’s game.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

4 months ago

Getting this rolled out to celebrate the Rutgers win, the Spartans starting 3-0 in the Big Ten and Miles Bridges return.

It’s a bit sloppy and I will continue to work on the design, but I figured I would get it rolled out and work from here.

Thank you to everyone who sent me emails asking for the site to remain. I hope I can get this working as well as the old site.

One note: The main links will not take you to the story yet. Instead look for the source link at the end of the excerpt in every post except for the collection of links like in the game summary.

I still welcome any comments and feedback at spartansportspage@gmail.com. Thanks for being patient.

Go Green!

4 months ago

Satchmo and DB briefly recap Michigan State’s woeful 2016 before launching into their hopes for Spartan sports in 2017, examining the state of the Spartan basketball team and discussing the Big Ten bowl season.

4 months ago

Michigan State freshman forward Nick Ward has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time this season, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Ward averaged 16.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks last week, shooting .619 from the field and leading the Spartans to a 2-0 start in Big Ten play.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

4 months ago

Three weeks ago, we took an early look at Michigan State’s 2017 depth chart.Now, the back end of that defensive depth chart has a different look.Safety Montae Nicholson announced last week that he would forgo his senior year of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft, in a somewhat surprise move.

Source: MLive.com