Men's Basketball media.ccomrcdn.com —  Shep talks to Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball coach, about preparing for the Big Ten tournament, whether fans can call the Spartans season a disappointment and the type of leadership on his team.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Lacey has become close with the MSU men's basketball team, particularly senior forward Adreian Payne. Payne attended the fund-raiser Monday and enjoyed watching Lacey have fun and try her hand at serving food.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  This is the second year in a row -- and fourth time overall -- that Michigan State has been the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten tournament. The Spartans have never reached a conference tournament final as a No. 3 seed. In 2004, MSU defeated No. 6 Northwestern, 68-55, before falling to No. 2 Wisconsin in the semifinals, 68-66.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  With the Big Ten Tournament over, the No. 20 women’s basketball team awaits its next challenge - Selection Monday. According to head coach Suzy Merchant, the outcome of the selection show could play a huge role in the outcome of MSU’s season.
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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  MSU hockey will wrap up its regular season this weekend in its final two-game home series before the Big Ten Tournament against No. 5 Wisconsin.Wisconsin (21-9-2 overall, 12-5-1-0 Big Ten) swept MSU in its first series just a few weeks ago, winning 5-2 the first night and 2-0 the following night.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State began implementing the zone-read into their offense last offseason and while Connor Cook ran it sparingly, it appears as though it could have a larger role in years to come. If Tommy Stevens were to come to East Lansing, he would be more than able to do that.
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Football freep.com —  The wide receiver position is important for Michigan State when it comes to the class of 2015. One of the top players on the recruiting board at that spot is New Lenox (Ill.) Providence's Miles Boykin.
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  This weekend six seniors will skate for the last time at Munn Ice Arena. This class (for the 4 year players) has compiled a record of 58-86-18 in their time at Michigan State and only saw the NCAA tournament once. For a program like Michigan State this is definitely a disappointing span of time and this class will probably not be remembered by fans for their impact on the program. While the team record is below standards there are some amazing young men in this class, that are part of a transition from the Rick Comley era to the Tom Anastos era.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The Spartans need to cut down on turnovers, a recent issue, and their fouling, a season-long battle. They need to communicate better on defense and be more decisive on offense. Often, in games and practices, it appears they mostly need Appling to be Appling again.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The game Michigan State likely would most want to play is a longshot, while the two teams the Spartans have seen the most in their Big Ten tournament history are on their side of the bracket again. Certainly, the Spartans would love a third crack at Michigan, which swept them in the regular season en route to the regular-season conference title. “This is our chance to really go show who the best team in the Big Ten is,” MSU sophomore guard Gary Harris said.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State is 3-0 against Northwestern in the Big Ten tournament, including 2-0 in the quarterfinals. They haven't met in the conference tournament since 2007. The Spartans and Wildcats met twice during the regular season this year. MSU won both by double digits.
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Football mlive.com —  Outgoing Michigan State quarterback Andrew Maxwell took his final drops as a Spartan on Tuesday afternoon, playing pitch and catch with receiver Bennie Fowler before an audience for what was likely the final time. There was a nostalgic value to the moment at Pro Day, to fifth-year seniors on the verge of departing the collegiate game, and the intellectual Maxwell could sense it.
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Men's Basketball usatoday.com —  The job that shaped Michigan State's Tom Izzo into the coach – and man – he is today didn't require a basketball. Far from it. At age 12, Izzo was enlisted to work in the family business, started by his grandfather in Iron Mountain, Mich. Tony Izzo & Sons originally opened as a shoe repair business in the Upper Peninsula community, but it expanded into a little bit of everything, from carpeting to awnings.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The Big Ten Tournament had its first significant upset last night, and the beneficiary by most measures was Michigan State. The Northwestern Wildcats, who had lost their first two games to the Iowa Hawkeyes this season by a combined 52 points, beat Iowa 67-62, thanks to 11-23 shooting from three for the 'Cats. Now the Spartans will face a Wildcats team on a bit of a roll (they've won their last two! That counts for something!), but still a Wildcats team MSU beat twice this season: a 54-40 win slog in mid-January in Evanston, and an 85-70 victory in East Lansing last month.
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Men's Basketball sportsillustrated.cnn.com —  Tom Izzo is at a crossroads, and that alone is annoying. He is 59 years old. He has won a national championship and taken Michigan State to six Final Fours. He should have passed all his crossroads by now. But here he is.
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