Football mlive.com —  Michigan State is No. 11 in the first of many "way-too-early" preseason top 25 polls came out, compliments of Athlon Sports. Athlon Sports states that "the Spartans are due to take a step back in the win column," but "Dantonio has this program on solid ground and a quick rebuild is in store."
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Football isportsweb.com —  This was one of the most memorable seasons in Michigan State football history. This team overcame injuries and adversity while still playing the underdog throughout the entire season to win the Big Ten Championship and make the College Football Playoff. Here’s a look back at some of the players and moments that helped push the Spartans as far as they have been since 1966.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  Michigan State won its second conference contest and will be looking to start another win streak with a victory over Illinois at the Breslin Center on Thursday night. The Fighting Illini have the most wins of any team at the Breslin Center over the Spartans (5) since 2002. John Groce’s 2015-16 team will look to add a sixth to that total.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Michigan State has its first home game of the Big Ten Conference season against the Illinois Fighting Illini who have started conference play 0-2
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State starts its nine-game home Big Ten schedule with the opponent that has had the most success at the Breslin Center in the past few seasons. It's not who you may think. Illinois (8-7) brings a two-game Breslin Center win streak into Thursday's matchup in East Lansing (9 p.m., ESPN).
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Ice Hockey onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State (5-13-2 overall, 1-3-0 Big Ten) and No. 8 Michigan (11-3-3, 2-1-1-1) open their Big Ten series at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Munn Arena, and close it out at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Yost Arena.
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Football espn.go.com —  The fifth-year seniors departing East Lansing won more games than any class in the program’s history. They took Michigan State higher than most expected the team could go in a region where they have to compete regularly with traditional powers like Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame. Those programs are all nipping at the Spartans’ heels. Now the biggest question in front of coach Mark Dantonio is whether his program has maxed out its potential, or he’s built a steady enough foundation to keep climbing higher.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman asks Coach Izzo his take on tonight's opponent, Illinois
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State returns to the Breslin Center for its first home game in 25 days, since Dec. 12 against Florida. That's the program's longest stint without a home game since 1986-87. The Spartans played Northeastern, Oakland, Iowa and Minnesota away from home in the interim.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  For four weeks, Michigan State was ranked the No. 1 team in the nation. It was the longest stretch at No. 1 in program history, surpassing a three-week stay it had at the top in the 2013-14 season. It seems odd considering the success coach Tom Izzo has had in now his 21st year leading the Spartans, and quite frankly, Izzo would rather play with the pressure and the scrutiny that comes with the No. 1 billing.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  Coming off a loss to Iowa to start Big Ten play and a close win against Minnesota, Michigan State looks to rebound with a convincing home win. Although they are still without Player of the Year candidate Denzel Valentine (recovering from knee surgery), the Illinois Fighting Illini come to East Lansing, as the Spartans kick off their home conference schedule Thursday evening from Jack Breslin Student Events Center.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  After missing the first 11 games of the season, junior Gavin Schilling is finally healthy and ready to help Michigan State reach the Final Four for the second consecutive season. While missing that many games was tough on Schilling, who was out due to a turf toe injury, he was able to spend the time learning about the different ways he could help the Spartans after his return to the court.
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Football freep.com —  Dennis Finley didn’t know for sure last week that he would become one of the key names of Michigan State’s off-season, but he knew it was possible. The starting left tackle spot just vacated by Jack Conklin is now Finley’s to win, if he can come back from a broken leg and perform. Before last week’s 38-0 loss to Alabama in the Cotton Bowl semifinal and before Conklin’s Wednesday announcement that he’s leaving a year early for the NFL, Finley looked forward to the potential opportunity. “That’s what I’m gonna work for,” Finley said. “Everything is earned, never given. I’m definitely gonna work for that spot.”
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team hits the East Coast this weekend to face No. 8 Rutgers and Maryland. The Spartans will wrestle the Scarlet Knights on Friday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Piscataway, N.J., at the Rutgers Athletic Center, then will take on the Terrapins on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. in College Park, Maryland, at the XFINITY Center. Both matches will be streamed live on BTN Plus.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State basketball team's odds have improved to win the national title, according to a Las Vegas bookmaker. The Spartans have a 17/2 chance to win the Big Dance, Bovada.lv. The Las Vegas bookmaker had MSU at 9/1 to win the title on Dec. 1
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Ice Hockey lansingstatejournal.com —  Anastos promised when he was hired in March of 2011 to make the Spartans competitive again, on the ice and in recruiting. The proud alum of the program laid out a five-year plan from the outset. It’s now Year 5.
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Men's Basketball nba.com —  In his 1992 song "It Was A Good Day", rapper Ice Cube described a good day as one in which he "messed around and got a triple-double." By those standards, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green tipped off 2016 with the best week ever.
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Women's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Aerial Powers and Tori Jankoska each had 21 points and 10 rebounds on Thursday night and No. 23 Michigan State beat Penn State 71-55. The Spartans (11-3, 2-1 Big Ten) never trailed, opening with a 16-6 run and leading by double digits throughout the second half to win seven of their last eight.



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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Golden State's Draymond Green has moved into third place in voting for the Western Conference frontcourt, putting him in position to start in the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 14 in Toronto.
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