17 hours ago

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis, men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo and women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant all received one-year contract extensions at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Izzo and Merchant’s contract was extended through 2024. Hollis said no other adjustments were made in the contracts.

Source: Lansing State Journal

4 weeks ago

MSU women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant joins Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis for their annual conversation on MSU Today.

Source: The Spartan Podcast

1 month ago

It’s strange with the year-round nature in the current basketball world for a college coach to feel the need to take time to look around.That’s what happens when real-life issues take over, like they did earlier this year for Suzy Merchant.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

The more the hands start wringing, the more Suzy Merchant can’t stop smiling. Hoops schadenfreude. “I’m just laughing because we’ve been complaining about the compressed schedules and not enough times for dates and the tournament being [later],” the Michigan State women’s basketball coach said during the Big Ten’s spring joint meetings in suburban Chicago this week. “So it’s kind of funny that it’s just so traumatizing for the men. I’m like, ‘Welcome to my world.’”

Source: Land of 10

1 month ago

Meet the new Suzy Merchant, same as the old Suzy Merchant. Mostly. Give or take. “I mean, a little,” the Michigan State Spartans women’s basketball coach said Tuesday at the Big Ten headquarters in suburban Chicago. “I tried to have a little bit more balance and try not to go crazy now — as crazy — and have a little more breaks. As much as I can.

Source: Land of 10

2 months ago

Future Michigan State women’s basketball player Sidney Cooks will attend the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team trials, which will take place May 18-21 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cooks, a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, attends Saint Joseph High School. She is one of nine players returning from the 2016 U18 National Team. Cooks and teammate Megan Walker also played for the USA at the 2016 FIBA 3×3 U18 World Cup and claimed the silver medal.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

Tori Jankoska will continue her basketball career in the Windy City.The Michigan State senior guard was selected No. 9 overall in the opening round of the WNBA draft by the Chicago Sky on Thursday night.

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 months ago

Tori Jankoska exceeded her wildest basketball dreams with a record-setting career at Michigan State. The Freeland native is ready to add to that. Jankoska is expected to learn where she’ll continue her career Thursday when she could be selected late in the first round or early in the second round of the WNBA draft.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

In this entry, we talk to Sidney Cooks, a 6-4 Michigan State signee from St. Joseph (Kenosha, Wis.). She is ranked as the No. 5 player overall and No. 2 at her position in the espnW HoopGurlz rankings. As a senior, she averaged 27.6 points, 13.8 rebounds 2.9 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.8 steals.

Source: USA Today High School Sports

2 months ago

Tori Jankoska understands the history and her role in it. And it surprises even her. But on Thursday night, Jankoska is expected to become the first Saginaw County basketball player taken in the WNBA Draft. “I wouldn’t say I’m nervous, just anxious,” Jankoska said. “I’ve worked out and talked to coaches. It’s been exciting.”

Source: MLive.com

3 months ago

Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Tori Jankoska added to her postseason accolades, earning Women’s Basketball Coaches Association honorable mention All-America honors, announced by the WBCA at the Final Four on Saturday.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 months ago

Senior Tori Jankoska will represent the Michigan State women’s basketball program at the 2017 State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships, held Thursday, March 30 at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. The 29th annual event will air at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 months ago

Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Tori Jankoska was named to the Associated Press honorable mention All-America team, as announced by the AP on Monday. Jankoska’s honor is the ninth AP All-America accolade in program history and the third in the last three years.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 months ago

Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Tori Jankoska was named Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region, announced by the WBCA on Thursday. Jankoska was one of 12 players earning Region Four accolades and is now eligible for WBCA All-American honors.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 months ago

When Aerial Powers announced last April she was skipping her senior season at Michigan State to enter the WNBA draft, the Spartans knew they had talent coming back. But it wasn’t going to be easy to replace the nearly 22 points per game Powers averaged her sophomore and junior seasons.

Source: Detroit News

3 months ago

Tori Jankoska led the way with 26 points, but in the end it would not be enough as ninth-seeded Michigan State fell to No. 8 Arizona State by a final score of 73-61 on Friday night.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 months ago

3 months ago

Michigan State women’s basketball arrived in Columbia, S.C. on Wednesday, March 16 for the First and Second Rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division I Tournament. On Thursday, March 17 the Spartans had media availability and held a 90-minute practice at the Colonial Life Arena on the campus of South Carolina, in preparation of Friday’s First Round game vs. No. 8 Arizona State.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 months ago

Being in the NCAA Tournament, that’s a familiar feeling for Suzy Merchant.Being at home for 24 consecutive days — and during a season, no less — well, that was different. And difficult.“It wasn’t easy,” Merchant said earlier this week, moments after arriving in Columbia, South Carolina, for Friday’s first-round NCAA Tournament game against Arizona State. “It was a long 24 days.

Source: Detroit News

3 months ago

Suzy Merchant has pep in her step and a twinkle in her eye — a far cry from two stretches earlier this season for the Michigan State coach. Merchant fainted and collapsed onto the court during a home game, missing only the following contest, and was out for a six-game leave after another scare on the road.

Source: USA Today

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