Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The last time Michigan State faced Duke back on Nov. 18, it did so after a near upset loss to Navy in its season opener, with multiple players injured and while breaking in two freshmen and a transfer. After a 10-point loss in which the Spartans challenged the then-No. 4 Blue Devils in the second half, Spartans coach Tom Izzo wasn't entirely disappointed. "I'll probably take away more positive than negative," Izzo said that night.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo ranks fifth in total pay this season -- $4,006,955 -- among coaches in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, according to a USA TODAY Sports analysis. Two other coaches with teams in this weekend's Final Four rank above Izzo, who leads Big Ten coaches. Kentucky's John Calipari is first, at $6,356,756, followed by Duke's Mike Krzyzewski ($6,043,979), Louisville's Rick Pitino ($6,004,529) and Kansas' Bill Self ($4,955,186).
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo stood outside the bus that would take his team from East Lansing to Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon. Izzo, head basketball coach of Michigan State, isn't known for smiling, but that changes when his basketball team is still playing when the calendar changes from March to April.


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Women's Golf msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's golf team will head to the Bryan National Collegiate this weekend (Friday-Sunday, April 3-5) in Greensboro, North Carolina. The competitive 18-team tournament, which is being held at the par 72, 6,386-yard Bryan Park Champions Course, features 11 teams in the Golfstat Top 50.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State centers Matt Costello and Gavin Schilling know exactly what they're up against Saturday night. There might not be a better center in college basketball than Duke's Jahlil Okafor, but the 6:09 p.m. tip against the Blue Devils in the Final Four is precisely the sort of matchup Costello and Schilling were recruited to play in.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  It's Wednesday morning, and Michigan State junior guard Bryn Forbes can be found in the computer lab at the Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center. It's days away from facing top-seeded Duke in the Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, but the next hour of Forbes' attention isn't on slowing down All-American Jahlil Okafor or freshman forward Justise Winslow or hounding senior guard Quinn Cook. Rather, it's on his communications class.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The celebration for Michigan State was an emotional one after it knocked off Louisville to reach the Final Four. It was something the Spartans had been aiming for since last season when, as one of the favorites to win the national title, they fell short in the Elite Eight. But as much as getting to the Final Four became a rallying cry, including breaking many practice huddles by yelling "Indy," it didn't take long before the focus shifted to building off its appearance and dialing in on Saturday's matchup against Duke in the semifinals.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Among the four teams left in the NCAA Tournament, there could be as many as 10 or 15 NBA picks, led by Kentucky's stockpile. And, if the Wildcats complete an unbeaten season, there is a question of how many of their players might return or jump to the NBA.
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Baseball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Helped by a pair of four-run innings, Eastern Michigan defeated the Michigan State baseball team, 10-5, on Wednesday evening at Oestrike Stadium in Ypsilanti.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Dan Kilbridge are joined by MSU head coach, Tom Izzo, as he rides with his team on the bus down I-69 to Indianapolis for this weekend's Final Four.



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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Spartan fans will have an opportunity to watch Michigan State practice inside Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday from 12-12:50 p.m. All of the Final Four teams will be practicing, with Duke going from 1-1:50 p.m., Wisconsin from 2-2:50 p.m. and Kentucky from 3-3:50 p.m. All of the practices are free and open to the public. Doors open at 11 a.m.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State is making its ninth trip to the Final Four in school history, including its seventh under Tom Izzo. MSU's seven Final Four appearances in the last 17 seasons rank as the most in the nation. This is MSU's third Final Four in Indianapolis, including capturing the 2000 NCAA Championship.
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Men's Basketball youtube.com —  Tom Izzo discussed the match up between Michigan State and Duke, playing Coach K, how his players are feeling and reaching the Final Four.


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Men's Tennis msuspartans.com —  The Spartans (11-10, 2-2) return to East Lansing this weekend for the first of five straight conference home matches. No. 24 Northwestern (14-7, 3-2) will be at MSU on Friday at 12 p.m., and No. 3 Illinois (17-3, 5-0) will visit Saturday at 12 p.m. "We have played some great teams this year," head coach Gene Orlando said. "We have played Duke, Texas, Georgia, Ohio State. Now we have two great teams coming to us, that we get to play at home."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State's coming to Indianapolis and that means MSU guard and Indianapolis native Eron Harris is coming home, a triumphant return for a Final Four showdown with Duke … that he will probably watch on TV at home. "Or Buffalo Wild Wings. Something," Harris said. "Doesn't matter as long as I've got my people there."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Before former Michigan State great Draymond Green left East Lansing for the summer, he gave a parting thought to coach Tom Izzo. "He told me at the end of the summer, 'You got some good leaders,'" Izzo said Tuesday. "He was talking about Trav and 'Zel. He said the best one might be Tum. Make sure they mentor him."
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Join fellow Spartans at the MSU Final Four Pep Rally to support Coach Tom Izzo and the men's basketball team as they prepare for the Final Four. The rally will take place Friday, April 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis.
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