Men's Basketball freep.com —  The Blue Hens, who will try to upset MSU on Thursday in the first game of the NCAA tournament for both teams, have four starting guards who all play 34.8 minutes or more per game.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Delaware coach Monte Ross likes the concept of wearing the Cinderella slipper as much as any coach of a No. 13 seed in the NCAA tournament, and he's proud to have a Blue Hens team that features three players averaging more than 18 points. But Ross is a realist. He has real concerns about the bigger, stronger, deeper and more celebrated No. 4-seeded Michigan State team (26-8) that Delaware (25-9) will open the NCAA tournament against at 4:30 p.m. Thursday (TV: TNT) at Veterans Memorial Arena.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Fifth-seeded Michigan State will take on the No. 4 seed Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the inaugural Big Ten Hockey Tournament ... The winner will face top-seeded Minnesota in the semifinals on Friday at 8 p.m. ET ... MSU is 0-1-3-1 against the Buckeyes this season.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans start in Spokane, but if they it make it to the Big Apple the Green and White will have their hands full. Here are some things to keep track of in MSU's region.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The Commander-in-Chief revealed his NCAA tournament championship selection on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” this morning. His picks up through the Final Four were released Tuesday night. "Tom Izzo is a great tournament coach," Obama said to ESPN. "I've got Michigan State going all the way. ... He know how to motivate folks and he knows how to coach. My pick: Michigan State. Bring it home for me. It's been a while since I've won my pool."
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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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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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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 »
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 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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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  Some people may think it is a big deal that the Browns didn’t attend the pro days for the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft, but Brian Hoyer isn’t one of them. Hoyer feels it is “inevitable” that the Browns will be bringing in a quarterback other than Alex Tanney to compete with him for the starting job this season and he said Sunday that the inevitability makes it meaningless that the team wasn’t at those pro days. Hoyer also said he isn’t paying too much attention to the identity of his competition as he can only control his part of the process.
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Baseball statenews.com —  MSU baseball has a busy week ahead, with three midweek games and a three-game weekend series. Juniors Jimmy Pickens and Blaise Salter will lead the Spartans into the six-game stretch after a couple strong outings this past weekend at Minnesota. MSU swept a doubleheader against the Golden Gophers on Sunday to win the series and improve to 12-11 overall and 3-3 in Big Ten play.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  With the loss of seniors Keith Appling and Adriean Payne and the futures of Gary Harris and Branden Dawson uncertain, the Michigan State basketball roster will undergo a transformation next season.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  However the roster shakes out — at least three recruits are coming in — Izzo certainly will be looking for a strong leader, something that wasn't part of the formula in 2013-14.
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  Michigan State track & field senior Ashley Stacey was named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday. She earns her first weekly outdoor conference honor of her career after a standout weekend at the Raleigh Relays.
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Men's Tennis msuspartans.com —  Coming off a weekend sweep of conference opponents last weekend, the 73rd-ranked Michigan State men's tennis team hits the road this weekend for a pair of matches in the state of Illinois. The Spartans (8-10, 2-3 Big Ten) will square off with No. 11 Illinois on Friday at 4 p.m. ET in Urbana, Ill. On Sunday, MSU will play No. 37 Northwestern at 1 p.m. ET in Evnaston, Ill.
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