4 days ago

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.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

5 days ago

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.

Source: MLive.com

6 days ago

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.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

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.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 weeks ago

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.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 month ago

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.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

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.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

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.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

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.

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

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