Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State opens the season in Honolulu for the Armed Forces Classic in a likely top-10 matchup with Arizona followed four days later in New York with another top-10 battle with Kentucky in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State released the 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule on Thursday, Aug. 25. The slate features 15 teams that appeared in the 2016 postseason, including 11 opponents that played in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. In addition, nine opponents are ranked in either the ESPN or CBS Sports Preseason Top 25.
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Men's Basketball cbssports.com —  CBS Sports asked more than 100 college coaches the following question: Which college coach would you most like your son to play for?
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Miles Bridges, Joshua Langford, Cassius Winston and Nick Ward all have been on campus, taking classes and working out this summer, and Izzo has been impressed. “The guy that’s impressed me the most on how he’s handled things is Miles,” Izzo said. “The guy that’s impressed me a lot with the way he’s played has been Ward. The guys that are giving me a lot of what I expected and more are Cassius and Josh.” Discuss »
Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Only Harrison Barnes played less than Draymond Green on the United States team during the 2016 Olympics, but United States assistant Jim Boeheim defended the decision to give playing time to other members of the team. Boeheim said on Sirius XM Radio that Green's playing time was limited because of his size.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Gavin Schilling returned from Michigan State’s basketball tour of Italy last fall as an improved player on the cusp of a starting job. And then, his path to success on the hardcourt hit a road block: turf toe. Schilling would miss the Spartans’ first 11 games of the season and never returned to the same form.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Summer, in Tom Izzo’s mind, is the most important time for individual player development. Three of Michigan State’s expected contributors didn’t get the chance to work out at all in the off-season. That means returnees Matt McQuaid and Kenny Goins, along with newcomer Ben Carter, will be behind the rest of the Spartans when practice opens this fall. However, Izzo expects all three to be ready for the start of the season. Discuss »
Men's Basketball landof10.com —  It doesn’t get much better than Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State getting chances to face off on the court during the non-conference basketball schedule. So it’s a good thing the Champions Classic won’t be going away any time soon.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's 2016-17 non-conference basketball is highlighted by known matchups against heavy hitters. There's a meeting with Arizona in Hawaii. There's a game against Kentucky in New York City and a showdown at Duke. There are three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. The rest of the schedule, meanwhile, is nearly done being fleshed out.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The first time Green stepped onto the court for something other than greeting a teammate was early in the fourth quarter with the Americans up, 84-45. That’s how things often went for the former Michigan State star in Rio, for a team that never used a true power forward and employed him as a backup center. But he got his gold medal and his opportunity to represent the United States, things he never would have imagined two years ago.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Green scored two points in the United States' 96-66 win Sunday over Serbia in the men's basketball gold medal game in Rio de Janeiro.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Draymond Green will look to become the third Spartan to win an Olympic Gold Medal in men’s basketball when the USA faces Serbia Sunday (2:45 p.m. ET) in Rio de Janiero. The game will be televised on NBC.
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Men's Basketball btpowerhouse.com —  Michigan State's quartet of freshmen have the potential to be among the best in Tom Izzo's 21 years. Who are they competing with?
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  This past spring and early summer, college basketball's coaching carousel again spun off its axis, spraying coaches across the country into new jobs. Since the start of the 2015-16 season, 52 Division I head-coaching changes have reshaped the landscape, generating countless assistant coaching moves. At Michigan State, meanwhile, Tom Izzo's staff once again sits undisturbed.
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Men's Basketball ridiculousupside.com —  Standing at 6’7, the athletic Miles Bridges stands as one of the more intriguing incoming freshmen. We take a look at his overall game and if he can lead Michigan State to a new generation.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  With Gavin Schilling and Kenny Goins as the lone returning big men heading into the 2016-17 season, it was clear Michigan State Basketball needed to add some depth in the post. Luckily, UNLV’s Ben Carter was considering a transfer and Tom Izzo jumped at the opportunity to scoop him up.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  All of the offseason talk about Michigan State basketball has been about Miles Bridges and the Spartans’ incoming recruiting class. It’s easy to forget about a player like Eron Harris when the team has such a great recruiting class coming in, but is Harris flying too far under the radar?
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  O’Connor, from Lima, Ohio, and a high school graduating class of fewer than 90, doesn’t accept losing because it almost never happens. “Tyler’s one of those guys who’s good at everything,” tight end Josiah Price said. “I play pickup basketball with him: unbelievable. Play golf with him: unbelievable. Play ping pong, play spike ball, whatever it is. As long as he’s on your team, it doesn’t drive you crazy. ... He’s just one of those guys who’s a natural athlete. He’s just good at whatever he does. He’s good at school. Already graduated and is working on his master’s program.”
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