Men's Basketball freep.com —  The Travis Trice three (perfect Denzel Valentine pass), and the Gary Harris three (ditto) and the Valentine three and the Valentine deflection to Keith Appling with 40 seconds left and MSU up five – those are the plays you need to advance in an NCAA tournament. You certainly don’t need the kind of meltdown Michigan State had in a 26-8 Harvard run that turned a romp into a thriller and turned Spokane Arena against the Spartans, sensing that a mammoth upset was at hand.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Although Virginia looked very shaky for much of its opener against No. 16 seed Coastal Carolina – coming back from a 10-point deficit to win 70-59 -- the Cavaliers are better-equipped to give the Spartans a game.
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Men's Golf msuspartans.com —  The first two rounds of the Linger Longer Invitational concluded on Saturday, as the Michigan State men's golf team stands in 13th place. The Spartans shot 30-over par 606 (289-317) at the Great Waters Golf Club at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga. Tomorrow's final round will be an 8:30 a.m. ET shotgun start.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Aerial Powers and Tori Jankoska were familiar with tournament play — they had four years of it in high school. And throughout their freshman regular seasons at Michigan State, both had established themselves as the Spartans’ go-to players. Yet when the Big Ten tournament began two weeks ago, neither one of them looked as if they had played a minute of tournament basketball.
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Football freep.com —  A $275,000 bonus for reaching the semifinals of the College Football Playoff that starts next season is among the changes to Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio’s contract. Dantonio signed the contract, which increased his annual compensation from just under $2 million to $3.64 million, on Feb. 25. He called it “amazing,” and MSU AD Mark Hollis said it was both a reward for a 13-1, Rose Bowl-winning season and “the anticipation of where I think our program is headed in the future.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi says he's not changing a thing about how Michigan State schemes on defense, even with the loss of six starters, even with opponents having a whole summer to study the Spartans, and even with the loss of arguably the best cornerback in the nation
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Freshman Aerial Powers had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Annalise Pickrel added 21 points and fifth-seeded Michigan State defeated No. 12 Hampton 91-61 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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Michigan State fans turn out for women's basketball win over Hampton
Even deep in the heart of ACC country, the Michigan State women's basketball team lured a raucous crowd of nearly 100 Spartan faithful Sunday for round one of the NCAA tournament. he Spartans defeated Hampton, a 4,700-student Virginia school, 91-61. They advance to play a yet-to-be-determined oppoinent at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Chapel Hill in the second round.

Powers leads Spartans to opening round NCAA win BTN
Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant was a little concerned about how her team would perform after a two-week layoff. Freshman Aerial Powers and senior Annalise Pickrel put her worries at ease right away.

Powers helps MSU women's basketball in big win over Hampton State News
After submitting one of the best freshman regular season campaigns in MSU history, Aerial Powers slumped during the Big Ten Tournament two weeks ago. With the memory of falling to Nebraska in the semifinal round still lingering, Powers bounced back on Sunday, kicking off the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a historic performance.
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Men's Tennis msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men's tennis team lost its third Big Ten contest of the season as it fell to No. 2 Ohio State Sunday afternoon inside the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility. The Spartans (6-10, 0-3 Big Ten) lost by a final score of 5-2. The loss was just MSU's first home loss this season (6-1).
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo said he's glad the Spartans won in the manner they did against Harvard on Saturday night, staving off The Crimson's second-half rally for an 80-73 victory. "The greatest thing that happened for me is we did enough bad things … but we found a way to bounce back and win,'' said Izzo, who has taken Michigan State (28-8) to the Sweet 16 in six of the past seven NCAA tournaments. Discuss »
Baseball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State baseball came out on the short end of a 1-0 game with Ohio State on Sunday afternoon at Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. With the win OSU (15-7, 2-1), took two of three games from the Spartans (10-10, 1-2) on the weekend, in what was the opening conference series for both teams.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  “Rrrrrrrrrr.” According to Matt Costello’s impersonation Saturday night in the Michigan State locker room, this is the sound Tom Izzo makes when he’s angry in an MSU huddle. Certainly, there are other sounds and plenty of words, with the occasional jersey grab for effect.
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Women's Tennis msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's tennis team dropped its first Big Ten road match of the season on Sunday afternoon. The Spartans (13-3, 1-2 Big Ten) fell by a final of 5-2 at the hands of No. 51 Ohio State inside the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State hasn't reached a Final Four since 2010 when it rallied to beat Maryland, but now it believes what it went through in the victory over Harvard will be something it can draw on moving forward.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The worst injury of all hit Michigan State at the very end. More painful than plantar fasciitis, sprained feet, double blisters, a strained wrist and a broken hand combined, it was delivered with three daggers from the free-thrown line after senior guard Keith Appling was called for his fifth foul while defending the 3-point field-goal attempt of Connecticut's Shabazz Napier with seven seconds showing on the shot clock.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Standing out amongst the sullen tones of Sunday's post-loss locker room were the declarative overtures of Michigan State sophomore guard Denzel Valentine. "I can promise you next year that we're going to get back here," Valentine said. "Starting tomorrow, I am going to make sure that I do whatever I can do to make sure we are back here."
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State redshirt freshman pitcher Cam Vieaux was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, it was announced by the conference on Monday, March 31. Vieaux is the second Spartan to earn the award this season, joining Walter Borkovich (March 3).
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Misc. spartansportsnetwork.com —  Guest Include Spartan Swimmer David Zoltowski, Failure Lab Co Founder Jonathan Williams, Assoc. A.D. of SASS Jim Pignataro, And V.P. And Secretary Of The Board Of Trustees Bill Beekman.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The recruiting process for Bloomfield Hills 6-7 senior forward Yante Maten hit another gear on Monday when Michigan State offered him a scholarship. On March 23, the day after Bloomfield Hills lost to Muskegon in the Class A final, Indiana offered Maten. Georgia was next to follow, last Friday.
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Men's Basketball kansascity.com —  Adreian Payne and Keith Appling will be gone. Gary Harris might be, too. Maybe Branden Dawson as well. Still, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said, don't count out his team next season. "We'll be OK, just like we were in 2002 and 2006 when we were pronounced dead because we had no bigs, no anybody," Izzo told The Associated Press on Monday, a day after the Spartans were eliminated in the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight.
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Baseball msuspartans.com — 
Michigan State at Eastern Michigan
Tuesday, April 1 - 6:05 p.m. ET

Oakland at Michigan State
Wednesday, April 2 - 3:05 p.m. ET

Michigan State at Lansing Lugnuts
Thursday, April 3 - 7:05 p.m. ET
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