Gymnastics msuspartans.com —  Michigan State fell to Minnesota by a score of 196.875-195.750 in the 2015 home opener at Jenison Fieldhouse. The Spartans, who earned a season best team score, move to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten after today's competition. "I am really pleased with the way the team handled the adversity we faced today," said head coach Kathie Klages. "Not only did we have some errors in the middle of three of the rotations, but we competed without our two all-around seniors Alina Cartwright and Ashley Noll."
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Before the season began, many believed Michigan State and Nebraska would push for a shot at the conference title. But just six games into Big Ten play, neither had found its rhythm and both teams were mired in the middle of the pack. On Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Nebraska looked like it was ready to live up to those preseason expectations while Michigan State continued to be mired in a season-long bout of inconsistency.

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Nebraska 79, MSU 77: Ups, downs continue for Spartans Detroit Free Press
Nebraska began today's game without starting forward David Rivers – out with a knee injury suffered in practice – then lost starting big man Walter Pitchford fewer than four minutes in, after he elbowed MSU's Matt Costello and was ejected. At that moment, the Spartans were looking at a "should win" instead of a "could win." Unfortunately for them, Nebraska starters Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields were still on the floor.

Late comeback not enough as Michigan State falls at Nebraska Mlive
Michigan State appeared poised to overcome a dreadful shooting start and make an unlikely road comeback, but Nebraska did just enough down the stretch to keep the Spartans at bay. Michigan State came back from 14 down at halftime to make it a one-possession game in the final minute, before Nebraska sealed a 79-77 win at the free-throw line Saturday afternoon at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

MSU drops to 13-7 overall with 79-77 loss to Nebraska State News
A furious rally in the final minutes wasn't enough for MSU, and the Spartans lost to Nebraska, 79-77. The final score does not paint an accurate picture, as the Cornhuskers led almost the entire game and had the Spartans looking lost for much of the contest.

Nebraska Holds Off The Spartans 79-77 MSUSpartans.com
Terran Petteway scored a season-high 32 points, Shavon Shields added 21 and short-handed Nebraska held off Michigan State 79-77 on Saturday. The Cornhuskers (12-7, 4-3 Big Ten) won for the fourth time in five games. The Spartans (13-7, 4-3) lost for the second time in three games.

Turnovers, missed free throws leave Tom Izzo frustrated with first half at Nebraska MLive
"It makes the first half even more frustrating," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. "I think what's really been frustrating is we practiced good, I felt good about our preparation, I felt good about the mindset our guys were in. As soon as a couple things go wrong with a couple of these guys they look very unconfident."

Late rally falls short at Nebraska isportsweb
Tom Izzo and the Michigan State basketball team headed to Nebraska on saturday looking to make it back to back wins in what has been a frustrating season so far. Unfortunately, they would have no such luck. Michigan State’s glaring issues were once again exposed by what many would consider an inferior team, even though MSU isn’t the conference powerhouse they have been in recent years.

Nebraska 79, Michigan State 77: Free Throw Follies The Only Colors
The Cornhuskers were already short-handed with David Rivers sitting out due to injury, and when Walter Pitchford picked up a flagrant foul and ejection four minutes in, both of their starting bigs were done for the day. With seven minutes left in the first half, though, Nebraska still led 20-18, and from there went on a 15-2 run, fueled in part by MSU going 2 for 7 from the free throw line in the last seven minutes of the half. The Spartans gradually chipped away at the lead and got it down to 8 with 9 minutes to play. A few steals in the full-court press late got MSU relatively close, but it wasn't enough.

Foul trouble 'really hurt' Michigan State in defeat Detroit News
"Yeah, the foul trouble is really getting in our way," said Valentine, who still managed to play 28 minutes. "But still I think we had good looks, played decent defense we just got to be more mentally tough."

Dawson’s 18 rebounds aren’t enough to save Spartans Detroit News
Twice this season Michigan State senior Branden Dawson has grabbed 18 rebounds in a game. And both times the Spartans came up short. The first was in December in a one-point, overtime loss at Notre Dame. The second was Saturday when Nebraska held off a furious Michigan State rally to win, 79-77.





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Track & Field onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State men's and women's track & field teams returned to competition on Saturday at the Notre Dame Invitational. The Spartan men's squad recorded 112 points and placed second out of six teams, while the MSU women placed third among five teams with 98 points. The field also included DePaul, Eastern Michigan, Indiana State, Notre Dame and Purdue.
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Swimming & Diving onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State swimming & diving teams split with the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Saturday afternoon. The women's team beat the Golden Grizzlies, 186-108.
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Ice Hockey onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State hockey team unveiled its uniforms for the 2015 Hockey City Classic on Friday at Munn Ice Arena. The green, black and bronze uniforms will be worn on Feb. 7 when MSU takes on Michigan at Soldier Field.
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Football mlive.com —  Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi's interviews with Colorado State and Pittsburgh were well-documented, but he also interviewed for the head coaching position at Wisconsin, according to a report.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State returns home to open a two-game homestand at the Breslin Center, opening by hosting Wisconsin on Sunday, Jan. 25 in a 4 p.m. ET tip-off.
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  Friday night saw the return of Matt Berry to the lineup after a "leave of absence" due to not buying into the team concepts of coach Tom Anastos. Berry was a motivated man Friday night, playing on a line with Matt DeBlouw and Mackenzie MacEachern.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State and Nebraska are statistically two of the best defensive teams in the Big Ten. The Huskers lead the conference in field goal percentage defense at .378, while Michigan State is right behind at .383. Both teams are also among the top five in the conference in scoring defense.
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Football spartanpodcast.com —  “We’re at the point now where an eleven-win season isn’t good enough, and that’s awesome that Coach D has brought us to that point,” Spartans quarterback Connor Cook tells Michigan State University Provost June Pierce Youatt and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today.
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Men's Tennis msuspartans.com —  Michigan State (1-3) is set to take on No. 55 Elon (0-3) Saturday at 5 p.m., after both teams lost their opening match of the ITA Kickoff yesterday. Elon was narrowly defeated by No. 60 Utah (1-0), 4-3, and the Spartans lost a tough match to No. 8 Georgia (1-0), 4-1.
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Football mlive.com —  Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said he's come to notice a common thread among the Michigan State players coach Mark Dantonio has sent to the all-star game in Mobile, Alabama. I think first of all they are disciplined,'' Savage said on Friday's 'Griff and Grinz' show on Lansing's 92.1 FM. "They are well-coached, and they learn techniques that will carry over to the NFL.''
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Thanks to a solid, well-played 4-1 victory over Ohio State on Friday at Munn Arena, Michigan State has a chance to achieve something on Saturday that it hasn't done all season. It's sweep a two-game series. In the Big Ten standings, that means six points, three for each victory.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State certainly doesn't have the most dominant front court in the Big Ten, but a case can be made the Spartans have the most efficient. Senior power forward Branden Dawson leads the Big Ten with 9.6 rebounds per game, while sophomore Gavin Schilling leads the Big Ten with 65.9 field goal percentage and fellow center Matt Costello is third at 60.6 percent.
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Football freep.com —  Mike Huguenin of NFL.com wrote last week that Jones "might be the most physical player" in the East-West Shrine game, but Jones also believes he surprised people with his mobility. The NFL scouting combine, Feb. 17-23 in Indianapolis, and MSU's pro day March 18 will be key for Jones in continuing to make that case.
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Ice Hockey onlyfans.cstv.com —  In the first of two games against Ohio State this weekend, the Michigan State hockey team got off to a good start on Friday night, defeating the Buckeyes, 4-1, in front a crowd of 6,333 at Munn Ice Arena.



MSU hockey tops Ohio State, moves into third place in the Big Ten State News
MSU hockey (8-11-2, 2-3-2-2 Big Ten) improved its standing in the Big Ten Friday night, while simultaneously hurting Ohio State’s (7-12-2, 2-5 Big Ten). The Spartans skated to a 4-1 victory Friday night, behind junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand’s 33 saves. Discuss »
Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  Generally speaking, Michigan State has a decent basketball team this year. However, the Spartans haven’t always played up to expectations—they’re unranked and sit at 13-6 (4-2 Big Ten) heading into Saturday’s game at Nebraska (11-7, 3-3).
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Michigan State Basketball (13-6) will play at Nebraska (11-7) this Saturday, and look to get their second straight in-conference win. The Spartans are currently fifth in the Big Ten, (4-2) and Nebraska is seventh. (3-3) Despite Michigan State’s poor play as of late, this game is shaping up to be a favorable matchup for MSU. Let’s take a look at what the Spartans need to get done in order to get a win
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Men's Soccer impact89fm.org —  After signing a homegrown contract with Toronto FC, Jay Chapman starts training with the first team this Saturday. Brooks Laimbeer, host of Corner Kick, discusses with Chapman what it was like to be at the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and to watch his teammate, Fatai Alashe, get drafted No. 4 overall.
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