Spartan Sports Page Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:50:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Spartan Sports Page 32 32 137338340 Michigan State Topples No. 3 Oregon 88-82 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:39:37 +0000 Jenna Allen scored 27 points – including a big 3-pointer in the final minute – and Michigan State handed No. 3 Oregon its first loss of the season, 88-82 on Sunday.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics


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Ten Games In, Some Stats Start To Tell A Story For 8-2 Spartans Sun, 09 Dec 2018 23:40:41 +0000 Through ten games, #10 Michigan State is looking like a team that will compete for the Big Ten Championship. At 8-2 overall, 2-0 in the Big Ten, we can look at some statistics and start to see some trends and signs that point to where the Spartans need to improve.

Source: Spartans Wire

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Michigan State shifts to Isaiah Stewart as No. 1 recruiting target Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:03:00 +0000 The native of Rochester, N.Y., is the sixth-ranked player on the country, according to the composite rankings at 247Sports. Playing his final season at La Lumiere in La Porte, Ind., –  the same school that produced former Spartan Jaren Jackson Jr. and employs Jaren Jackson Sr. as an assistant coach – Stewart and his teammates were taking part in the FORUM Tipoff Classic in Indianapolis. And with Carey off the board, Izzo and Company were making it clear Stewart is the priority as La Lumiere knocked off Cen

Source: Detroit News

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Is It Time To Give Brad Salem The Keys To The Offense? Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:00:37 +0000 Brad Salem might be the most under-the-radar assistant coach on Mark Dantonio’s staff.  He’s been a key leader within the Spartan football program for nine seasons. Perhaps its time for him to no longer be an under-the-radar member of the program.

Source: Spartans Wire

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Spartans Now 8-2, Poised For Big Things In B1G Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:48:25 +0000 Michigan State fought its way through tired legs and tired minds in beating Florida 63-59 on Saturday in a tough road test in Gainesville.  At 8-2 now, the Spartans can begin to look towards a Big Ten schedule full of opportunity.

Source: Spartans Wire

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Tom Izzo, Draymond Green still trying to prove they belong Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:57:26 +0000 No one in basketball is more manically driven than Draymond Green. Except for his former coach, Tom Izzo.  They are connected by the coach-player relationship, of course. But these days they are connected by so much more. Izzo just went through the toughest year of his career at Michigan State. Green just went through the toughest week of his. They survive by relying on each other.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Spartans add long snapper Jude Pedrozo to 2019 class Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:56:17 +0000 The Michigan State Spartans have added a long snapper to the incoming 2019 freshmen group. Jude Pedrozo out of Westerville South High School in Ohio will come to East Lansing next year as a preferred walk-on.

Source: The Only Colors

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MSU Gymnastics Opens Season With Green and White Meet Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:50:28 +0000 Michigan State gymnastics opened the 2018-19 competition season with the annual Green and White Meet Saturday afternoon at Jenison Field House.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Spartans Falter at Wisconsin Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:52:25 +0000 The Michigan State hockey team fell to Wisconsin 3-0 on Saturday night at the Kohl Center in Madison. Michigan State (6-9-1, 2-5-1-1) goaltender John Lethemon kept the Spartans within striking distance all night, making stops on several quality Badger chances and finishing with a season-high 40 saves – one shy of tying a career high.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Michigan State holds on for a road win against Florida, 63-59 Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:14:20 +0000 BOX SCORE



Kyle Ahrens plays hero in Florida win Spartan Avenue
The ball was loose. It looked like another Spartan turnover, this time giving Florida a chance to tie or take the lead with under 10 seconds left in the game, but Kyle Ahrens came to the rescue.

3 quick takes on Michigan State basketball’s win at Florida Lansing State Journal
1. Spartans must find a way to spell exhausted Winston
2. Freshman thoughts – Florida edition
3. MSU should leave December in a good place

Saggy Spartans ‘stay course,’ snatch victory from Gators Detroit News
For the first time in the last couple of weeks, Tom Izzo thought his team was out of gas. As the seconds ticked away and the lead dwindled Saturday afternoon at Florida, the Spartans were feeling the effects of a six-game stretch that included five games away from home, including trips to Las Vegas, Louisville, and Rutgers.

No. 10 Michigan State Hangs on to Beat Florida, 63-59 MSU Official
Junior guard Joshua Langford (Huntsville, Ala./Madison Academy) hit a pair of key jumpers late and redshirt junior Kyle Ahrens (Versailles, Ohio/Versailles) scored the final seven points for No. 10 Michigan State as the Spartans held on to beat Florida, 63-59, at the O’Connell Center on Saturday afternoon.

Kyle Ahrens comes up clutch in MSU’s win over Florida Detroit News
When things started getting tight in the final minutes on Saturday, Michigan State was looking for someone to step up and take the game over. On the road for another tough nonconference game against Florida, the usual suspects weren’t exactly playing well. Cassius Winston looked worn out most of the game and Nick Ward wasn’t playing well in the defensive end. Joshua Langford did his part, hitting two big jumpers in the final six minutes to help the Spartans maintain a slim lead.

Couch: Kyle Ahrens’ game-winning dunk unleashes emotions within Lansing State Journal
When Kyle Ahrens is overcome with exhaustion late in a game, he looks over at Michigan State’s bench, his old home, and grits his teeth. “There are glimpses in my mind, ‘Would you rather be on the bench again? Or would you rather be tired right now?’” Ahrens asks himself. “I’m pushing myself through it.” The bench, to Ahrens, represents injury and frustration and precious time wasted.



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