Just hours after the dedication to the renovations at the Breslin Center, including the Izzo Hall of History, the Michigan State men’s and women’s basketball teams were featured in the annual MSU Madness. A capacity crowd of fans packed the Breslin Center for a chance to see the 2017-18 teams, capping the night off with scrimmages by both squads.
Michigan State women’s basketball freshman Claire Hendrickson suffered a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee, during the Spartans’ first official practice of the season on Monday. The injury was revealed and surgery will be performed later this week. She will miss the entire season. The typical recovery time is 4-6 months.
Monday afternoon marked the first day of practice for the women’s basketball team one month before they kickoff the season against Lake Superior State on Nov 5.
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Michigan State women’s basketball began preparing for the 2017-18 season with the first official practice of the season. After practice, 11th-year head coach Suzy Merchant spoke about the upcoming Spartan squad.
During the 2017-18 season at least 12 Michigan State women’s basketball games will be televised on either the ESPN family of networks or the Big Ten Network; it was announced by the Big Ten Conference on Thursday. MSU will also have at least six games aired on BTN Plus, as well one game on the Pac 12 Networks.
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Michigan State women’s basketball head coach Suzy Merchant announced the Spartans’ 2017-18 schedule on Wednesday. Highlighting the Spartans’ ledger this season is 15 home games, including seven non-conference contests as well as eight Big Ten Conference match-ups.
Kayla Belles went into surgery Tuesday with a clear mind. The 6-foot-3 Ithaca girls basketball star announced Monday night that she committed to play for Michigan State, beginning with the 2018-19 season. The Ithaca senior then went into surgery Tuesday morning for a torn ACL in her knee, one that is expected to keep her off the court for the 2017-18 high school season.
Michigan State women’s basketball player Shay Colley and the Canadian Women’s National Team won the FIBA Americas Women’s Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina with a 67-65 win over host Argentina on Sunday night.
Michigan State women’s basketball player Shay Colley and the Canadian Women’s National Team opened action at the FIBA Americas Women’s Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Team Canada leads Group B with a 2-0 record. Also playing in Group B is Puerto Rico (1-1), Paraguay (1-1), Cuba (0-2) and Mexico. Brazil leads Group A with a perfect 2-0 record. Canada has outscored the opposition 156-94 over the course of their first two games.
Michigan State women’s basketball head coach Suzy Merchant announced the hiring of Maria Fantanarosa as an assistant coach on Thursday. Fantanarosa has an extensive women’s basketball background, including being the head coach of Miami (Ohio) from 1998-2013.
Former Michigan State womens basketball All-American Tori Jankoksa will play for Team USA in the World University games next month in Taiwan. Jankoska and former Terrapin Malina Howard join the Maryland women’s basketball team to complete the U.S. roster. The Terrapins were selected by the United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF) to represent the United States in the World University Games, which will be Aug. 19-30, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Michigan State University head basketball coach Suzy Merchant announced Thursday the addition of Lindsay Scarlatelli to the women’s basketball support staff as Assistant to the Head Coach.
The matchups for the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge were announced on Wednesday morning in a joint release by the two conferences. In the 11th year of the event, Michigan State women’s basketball will travel to Miami on Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Watsco Center.
Jankoska, who was selected No. 9 overall by Chicago in the WNBA draft last month, was a little surprised she never got an opportunity to play in a game for the Sky. But she knows things were out of her control and views that situation just wasn’t meant to be.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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