Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Matt Costello went right up with soaring Grand Rapids Drive forward Michael Gbinije on an attempted slam dunk, only to be whistled for what looked like a clean block. The crowd of nearly 3,500 at the DeltaPlex Arena erupted in boos, and even Costello in his Iowa Energy uniform had to smile. "Yeah, my teammates were giving me a hard time for that," he said. "Just shows you how much support Michigan State has around the state."
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Football michiganstatefootballblog.wordpress.com —  What else do we have at this point? I guess the answer is a season finale against a #7 Penn State team that gives MSU football a chance to end the season on a high note. I expect the Spartans to be competitive. This is not the same team that lost 7 straight earlier this season. I will be watching the game. However, I have decided to write about the only thing that actually matters, next season.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  LJ Scott knew he’d found a rhythm. He’d already caught a screen pass and turned it into a 64-yard touchdown. He’d already ripped off a 61-yard run. It was just like Le’Veon Bell had returned to Michigan State.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  No. 14 Michigan State dropped a 3-0 decision at No. 18 Michigan on Wednesday night, (16-25, 11-25, 30-32) in Ann Arbor, The teams split the season series, but the Wolverines take the State Pride Flag outright for the first time since 2009 with a 4-3 edge in set victories in the season series. MSU falls to 23-8, 12-7 Big Ten, and Michigan is now 22-9, 11-8 in Conference play.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tum Tum Nairn made the most of his homecoming. Miles Bridges and Nick Ward made sure it went for a win. Behind 22 points and 15 rebounds from Bridges and nine second-half points from Ward, Michigan State beat St. John's, 73-62, in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday night.

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Michigan State beats St. John’s 73-62 behind Miles Bridges and Tum Tum Nairn Land of 10
Freshman Miles Bridges had a double-double by halftime but it was junior point guard Tum Tum Nairn Jr. who stole the show and led Michigan State to a 73-62 victory over St. John’s in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Spartans used a 7-0 spurt to build a 62-53 lead with 3:57 left to play, pulling away in a game that was tight throughout.

No. 24 Spartans top Red Storm 73-62 at Battle 4 Atlantis MSUSpartans.com
Freshman Miles Bridges had 22 points and a season-high 15 rebounds to help No. 24 Michigan State pull away late from St. John's for a 73-62 victory Wednesday night in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Tum Tum provides spark in MSU win, Spartans to play Baylor Spartan Tailgate
Playing in front of much of his family for the first time ever Wednesday, Lourawls Nairn Jr. delivered a career game. Nairn, who grew up in the Bahamas just minutes from where Michigan State was playing in quarterfinal round the Battle 4 Atlantis, matched his career high with 13 points, hitting a trio of 3-pointers and even throwing down a dunk, to lead the Spartans to a 73-62 win over St. Johns.

MSU advances in Battle 4 Atlantis with victory over St. John's State News
After taking a 32-29 lead into halftime, the No. 24 MSU men's basketball team is advancing in the winner's bracket of the 'Battle 4 Atlantis' tournament in the Bahamas after defeating the St. John's Red Storm by a final score of 73-62.

Bridges' double-double leads MSU over St. John's Detroit News
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo can see the positives and negatives all jumbled together for his 24th-ranked Spartans, from the good stretches where the ball goes inside to the bad ones when his team fires up quick 3-point attempts.

Nairn's shooting leads Michigan State to 73-62 win over St. John's Detroit Free Press
um Tum Nairn grew up in the Bahamas. He took a long journey from here to East Lansing. This week, he returned home. And played up to the occasion in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis against St. John. The Michigan State junior point guard, not known for his shooting stroke, knocked down three three-pointers in the second half to help the Spartans pull away and win, 73-62.

Lost in the hubbub, Nick Ward carries his weight in Michigan State's win vs. St. John's MLive
Behind 22 points from Miles Bridges and an inspired 13-point homecoming by Tum Tum Nairn, Michigan State beat St. John's, 73-62, in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday.

Spartans Weather Red Storm Behind Bridges and Ward Impact Sports
In their first meeting since 1979, Michigan State defeated St. John’s 73-62 in their first game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament played in the Bahamas. After a first half that saw the Spartans lead by only three after shooting 18 percent from three-point range, coach Tom Izzo wanted improvement.

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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State appears to finally be getting over the hump. Their last chance to further verify the progress made in the second half of the season will come in Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. season finale at No. 7 Penn State.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "It's all about giving back and seeing the smiles on the kids' faces and the families' faces," he said. "I know I've got a lot of traditions shaped through thanksgiving and to not be able to have a Thanksgiving... I just shake my head."
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Football freep.com —  Penn State is hoping to play for a Big Ten football title next week. Michigan State knows its season will end Saturday. After their season finale against the eighth-ranked Nittany Lions (3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN), the Spartans almost immediately will flip their calendars while others prepare for bowl season. Their 2017 season begins Monday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's traveling act takes the Spartans to another exotic place – the Bahamas. MSU (2-2) opens play in the Battle 4 Atlantis tonight in Nassau against Chris Mullin-coached St. John's (2-1). There does not appear to be any gimmes in the eight-team field, especially for a young Spartans team that is still trying to find itself.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Currently 11,408 miles into a November schedule spanning 13,834 miles, some change could be coming for Michigan State basketball. The Spartans are set to play three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis over the next three days. They'll open Wednesday against St. John's (2-1) before facing VCU (3-0) or Baylor (3-0) on Thursday. Having used the same starting lineup and similar rotations in four early games, Tom Izzo recently hinted at switching some things up this week.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell has until Jan. 16 to declare his intentions for the NFL draft, which will be April 27-29. McDowell has been considered a potential first-round NFL draft pick. He told reporters before the season that he wouldn’t leave MSU unless he was a top-three selection. ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks the 6-foot-6, 276-pound Southfield native at No. 7 on his most recent "big board," while fellow ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay ranks McDowell 10th. CBSSports.com’s Dane Brugler projects McDowell as the fourth overall pick, to Jacksonville.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State will conclude the 2016 season with a road trip to No. 7 Penn State on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 3:36 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. The Spartans (3-8, 1-7 B1G) battled second-ranked Ohio State on Senior Day last weekend in Spartan Stadium, but ultimately fell to the Buckeyes, 17-16. PSU (9-2, 7-1 B1G) is still in the hunt for the Big Ten East Division title after beating Rutgers last Saturday, 39-0. The Nittany Lions, ranked seventh in this week’s College Football Playoff standings and eighth in both the Associated Press and Coaches Polls, are in a three-way tie for first in the division, along with Michigan and Ohio State. Saturday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN and WatchESPN.
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Football statenews.com —  Early in the fourth quarter of MSU football’s 17-16 senior day loss to No. 2 Ohio State University, MSU head coach Mark Dantonio reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a fake punt — one where junior linebacker Chris Frey took the direct snap and ran 25 yards down the sideline for a first down. After the play, as many Spartans celebrated on the sidelines and in the stands, a number of players did something else. They raised their hands and pointed their fingers to the sky.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  After a weekend off, Michigan State is playing its first series at North Dakota since Nov. 1980 -- the Spartans' final year in the WCHA ... MSU's last trip to Ralph Engelstad Arena was on Oct. 13, 2007 for a single game against UND.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Lourawls Nairn Jr. is expecting a decidedly pro-Michigan State crowd this week at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Not that the Bahamas is known for its population of MSU fans. At least, that wasn't the case until a few years ago, when Nairn, who grew up in Nassau before moving to the United States at 13 years old to pursue his basketball dreams, committed to head coach Tom Izzo and Michigan State.
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Football landof10.com —  “Playing out the string” are four words no athlete wants associated with their name. A seven-game losing streak leaves the impression that Michigan State’s football team went through the motions as October turned to November and the season’s end neared. If anything, the longest losing streak for the program in 34 years has served as a motivator.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans are in the Bahamas for The Battle 4 Atlantis tournament and the field is loaded. If history is any indication, odds are Michigan State will make the Final Four if they win The Battle 4 Atlantis. The last two champions of this tournament have done just that — Wisconsin Badgers in 2014 and the Syracuse Orange in 2015. Ok, it doesn’t always work like that but we’re trying here. Let’s take a look at the field and, more specifically, MSU’s first opponent.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Can you smell them? I mean the roses of course. The 2013 Michigan State Spartans have been granted a Rose Bowl birth thanks to their victory over The Ohio State University 34-24. What’s that you say? Notre Dame just had to vacate all 21 of their victories from the 2012 and 2013 seasons? Including the win over Michigan State that may very well have prevented them from playing for a National Championship?
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Football mlive.com —  For just the second time in his career, L.J. Scott can call himself Michigan State's sole starting running back. On the last depth chart of Michigan State's season ahead of the Spartan's trip to Penn State (3:30 p.m., ESPN), the sophomore is listed alone as the team's running back starter. It marks the first time since the second game of this year, against Notre Dame, that he hasn't shared that role with one or more of his fellow backs.
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