Football freep.com —  On Wednesday, news broke that East Mississippi Community College's Gary McCrae would be taking an official visit to Michigan State this weekend. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect signed with Georgia coming out of high school, but opened his recruitment back after the coaching change in Athens, Ga.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo departed Thursday’s 76-45 laugher at Northwestern with 513 wins, 203 losses, 238 Big Ten wins, seven Big Ten titles, seven Final Fours and a national championship as Michigan State’s head coach. “I think this just means I’ve been around here a long time,” Izzo said after the victory, mentioning that Keady called him a couple weeks ago and had some fun with the pending milestone.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Lacey Holsworth’s impact went from local to national in the final months of her young life, and she’s still out there battling cancer. Michigan State players wore gold shoelaces in Thursday’s 76-45 win at Northwestern, taking part in an awareness effort that can be found at shoecarnival.com/lacey, and that has involved Notre Dame, Arizona, St. Joseph’s and several other college basketball teams.
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Ice Hockey freep.com —  Tom Anastos knows people are calling for his job, even though he said he doesn’t use social media much these days. Michigan State is 1-11-1 away from Munn Ice Arena and 5-17-2 overall in Anastos’ fifth season as hockey coach. The Spartans are coming off a 3-2 overtime win over USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program but have lost eight consecutive games against NCAA Division I schools.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When Denzel Valentine swished a desperation heave from four feet behind the 3-point line early in the first half, it was clear what kind of night it would be for Michigan State. The Spartans hit a season-high 16 3-pointers en route to a 76-45 win over Northwestern Thursday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena.





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Michigan State keeps roll going against Northwestern Detroit News
Michigan State got a big win over Maryland last weekend and looked to continue that momentum Thursday at Northwestern. Thanks to another impressive defensive performance and the breakout of freshman Matt McQuaid, No. 12 Michigan State did just that with a 76-45 victory over Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

MSU men's basketball storms past Northwestern on the road, 76-45 State News
No. 12 MSU defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 76-45 Thursday night to push head coach Tom Izzo ahead of former-Purdue coach Gene Keady for second most wins by a Big Ten coach. Izzo is now 33-4 against Northwestern over his career.

MSU 76, Northwestern 45: Spartans' freshmen star in win Detroit Free Press
Deyonta Davis smacked a shot to the ground with such force, the fans in both green and purple gave him an “Ooooh.” Then he did it again. Matt McQuaid took a charge, got a steal and a layup, scored 11 straight points in one 3-minute stretch – more than he had totaled in a game all season. What is it with these Michigan State freshmen and Chicago?

Michigan State in the zone as it shoots with confidence against Northwestern MLive
Even in a 31-point road win, Tom Izzo had his gripes, including 15 turnovers and 21 fouls committed. But even the always-picky Michigan State head coach couldn't give them too much emphasis on a night his team could hardly miss from the floor.

Michigan State Comes to Chicago and Hands The Wildcats A “Demoralizing” Loss 76-45 Spartan Nation
The #11 Michigan State Spartans came in here tonight fresh off of an upset that snapped a three game losing streak. This one was over before it started as the Spartans dominated start to finish and winning 76-45.

MSU keeps roll going against Northwestern Detroit News
It turns out that being in and around Chicago might be just what Matt McQuaid needs to get things going. The Michigan State freshman was big in the Spartans’ win over Kansas in the second game of the season, and on Thursday at Northwestern he broke through a bit of the “freshman wall” by scoring a career-high 17 and leading No. 12 Michigan State to a 76-45 victory at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

MSU 76 - Northwestern 45 Kneejerk Reactions The Only Colors
Sometimes, there’s not much to say. A game is pretty on one side and not so much on the other. This would be one of those moments.

MSU Rolls Woeful Wildcats Impact Sports
There are good shooting nights, there are bad shooting nights and there are shooting nights like the one Northwestern had. The Wildcats fell behind quickly and stayed behind due to their inability to find the basket. And by inability I mean 20 percent shooting inability. Sparty pounced and rolled NU 76-45. Michigan State hasn’t lost at Northwestern since 2012, with an average win margin of 23 points. Not too shabby.

MSU men's basketball storms past Northwestern on the road, 76-45 State News
No. 12 MSU defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 76-45 Thursday night to push head coach Tom Izzo ahead of former-Purdue coach Gene Keady for second most wins by a Big Ten coach. Izzo is now 33-4 against Northwestern over his career.

No. 12 Michigan State Hit 16 3s In 76-45 Rout of Northwestern MSUSpartans.com
The 15 turnovers bothered Michigan State coach Tom Izzo very much. Same for the Spartans' disparity at the line against Northwestern, and a few issues with the shot clock. The shooting was very impressive.

Freshmen turn the corner, lead the way in Michigan State's win over Northwestern MLive
The last time Michigan State was in Chicago, its freshman had their coming-out party. Playing on a national stage against Kansas, Matt McQuaid hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final four minutes of Michigan State's 79-73 win at the United Center. Deyonta Davis also hit two free throws with 20 seconds left to ice the game.

Talkin' Spartans: On the Spartans' blowout win at Northwestern Detroit Free Press
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press / LSJ MSU beat writer Joe Rexrode analyze the Spartans' 76-45 win at Northwestern Thursday night.

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Women's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State junior Aerial Powers was named one of 18 women’s basketball players named to the Dawn Staley Award Mid-Season Watch List.
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Wrestling onlyfans.cstv.com —  Head coach Tom Minkel, who is in his 25th year at the helm of the Spartans and is retiring following the 2015-16 season, will coach in his final home dual on Sunday, Jan. 31 vs. Northwestern at 1 p.m. in Jenison Field House. Admission is free.
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Swimming & Diving onlyfans.cstv.com —  The women’s team finished the fall with a GPA of 3.38, while the men posted a 3.28 to earn CSCAA All-American Honors.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Three Michigan State seniors -- center Jack Allen, wide receiver Aaron Burbridge and defensive lineman Lawrence Thomas -- will represent the North in the Reese's Senior Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 30 in Mobile, Alabama. The 67th annual Senior Bowl will be televised live by NFL Network, with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. ET from Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett leads the North team.
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Football freep.com —  Rivals.com four-star defensive end Karamo Dioubate of Philadelphia Prep Charter arrived at Michigan State on Wednesday for an official visit. The 6-foot-4, 274-pound prospect was supposed to visit last weekend but had to postpone because of a family emergency.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman and Coach Izzo discuss tonight's road game at Northwestern Discuss »
Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State has won 22 of its last 24 games against Northwestern, including nine of its last 10 matchups on the road. The Spartans won, 68-44, last year at Welsh-Ryan.
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Men's Soccer msuspartans.com —  Michigan State University announced the hiring of Bret Mollon as men's soccer volunteer assistant coach. Mollon replaces Paul Gilbert, who became the head coach at Lubbock Christian University.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Michigan State's weakness this season has been defending scoring 4's and Northwestern doesn't have one. Although Northwestern has been solid this season I'm not sure they'll be able to keep up if at least one of Harris and Forbes is playing well alongside MSU's most consistent players in Valentine and Costello.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  When Michigan State returned from its late summer trip to Italy, perhaps the biggest story of all was the play of Gavin Schilling as the junior center excelled in the Spartans’ four-game set against international competition. It was his performance - and averaging 13.3 points and 7.0 rebounds against some NBA big men playing for national teams - that inspired belief that he was set for a big third season in East Lansing.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Three weeks ago, Michigan State faced the highest-scoring team in the nation in Michigan, now averaging 4.86 goals per game. Two weeks ago, the Spartans’ opponent was Minnesota, the 13th highest-scoring team. The Gophers are averaging 3.39 goals. This weekend, MSU faces another challenge against a team that’s pretty good at putting the puck in the net – Ohio State. The Buckeyes, who’ve turned their season around since Christmas with a solid 4-2-2 run, are averaging 3.32 goals a game, which ranks right below Minnesota at No. 14 in the nation.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  The No. 12 Michigan State Spartans are eager to further build on their momentum as they travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to face the Northwestern Wildcats on Thursday night. MSU finally snapped their uncharacteristic losing streak by topping No. 7 Maryland, 74-65, in a much-needed win on Saturday.
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Men's Basketball sportingnews.com —  Denzel Valentine was an NBA draft afterthought entering his senior season at Michigan State, but he improved his game substantially and has hallmark traits valued now more than ever due to the prominence of motion offenses. Even so, DraftExpress ranks him 20th and ESPN has him 25th. This is because — upperclassman status aside — there’s one notable weakness: he’s a subpar athlete.
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Football mlive.com —  The Washington Redskins officially made it clear they want to keep Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback. General manager Scot McCloughan, speaking at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., told reporters he'd like to sign Cousins to a long-term deal. "From the standpoint of going forward, of course you'd like to have (Cousins) around," he said in a story posted on redskins.com. "I want him to be part of the Redskins,"
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