Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State (6-4) seeks its third straight victory during a five-game homestand as it welcomes Tennessee Tech (4-6) in a matinee at the Breslin Center. After today's game, the Spartans will have a full week off before their next contest, which is Sunday, Dec. 18 against Northeastern.
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Men's Basketball landof10.com —  Nick Ward’s stat line Saturday against Oral Roberts said the freshman forward was really good. Tom Izzo said that’s half correct. Ward produced the first double-double of his career with 24 points and 10 rebounds as Michigan State (5-4) survived against Oral Roberts, 80-76. It was the first game for the Spartans without Miles Bridges, who will miss at least two weeks with an ankle injury. They are looking for others to step up in Bridges’ absence, and that’s what it seemed like Ward did.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman asks Coach Izzo about Freshman Forward Myles Bridges
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Women's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  The Season Premiere as Coach Merchant discusses the year up until this point, the play of standout Tori Jankoska and previews the upcoming game against Quinnipiac.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Following MSU’s 78-69 loss on Nov. 29 against then-No. 5 Duke, head coach Tom Izzo was adamant about the performance of his freshmen players. “Yeah they’re all freshmen,” Izzo said in the postgame press conference following the loss to the Blue Devils. “But eight games in now is a lot of minutes. It’s time to quit making excuses for the freshmen. They have to start playing.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Miles Bridges sat in a walking boot as his team stumbled through a nearly disastrous home date with Oral Roberts on Saturday. The Spartans' leading scorer and rebounder missed his first game of the season with a sprained ankle. Other than a 5-4 record, the Michigan State forward's left ankle is the biggest issue facing the Spartans.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  It’s been less than a week since Miles Bridges has been wearing a walking boot on his left foot and the timetable for his return has not changed even after Michigan State’s struggles in a tight win over Oral Roberts on Saturday. Tom Izzo is sticking to the original belief the freshman star would be out 2-3 weeks and he’s not about to change that as Michigan State gets set to host Youngstown State on Tuesday.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State freshman forward Nick Ward has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Ward averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 20.0 minutes last week in matchups at Duke (11/29) and vs. Oral Roberts (12/3).
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Game one without Miles Bridges has come and gone. Coach Tom Izzo survived being without his “blue-collar superstar” as Michigan State hung on to beat Oral Roberts on Saturday. Bridges remains out for the foreseeable future. And Izzo and his Spartans know that they have some glaring issues to suture at both ends of the court while their talented rookie sits on the bench.
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Football freep.com —  If the Detroit Free Press had an award for most improved player, Dearborn’s Mustafa Khaleefah would win by a landslide. Even better, he is the All-West team captain – a well-earned honor for one of high school sport’s more amazing stories.
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Football landof10.com —  Catching Rocky Lombardi on the phone in early December after football season had wrapped up, I thought I might find the Michigan State quarterback commit sitting back and resting for once. Nope.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  As exhibition games go, this one worked out pretty well for Michigan State. The Spartans took the U.S. Under-18 team seriously, played with energy and a purpose, five players scored goals, lots of guys got playing time and the end result was a 5-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at Munn Arena.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  All of the numbers pointed to Nick Ward providing a breakout performance. The 24 points and 10 rebounds, both career highs. The 26 minutes, also the most for the freshman this season. Saturday’s 80-76 win over Oral Roberts was a game that put the freshman forward’s best offensive traits on display.
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Track & Field statenews.com —  During the 2014 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship, early in the race after the gun went off, an MSU athlete’s spike could be seen lying motionless after the scuffle to start the race. Shoeless for nearly the entire 10,000 meter race, he still ran for a 25th-place finish, aiding the Spartans’ cause to qualify for nationals that year. The runner, Sherod Hardt, now a 25-year-old redshirt-senior, had only one spike for nearly the entire 10,000 meter race.
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Ice Hockey onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State hockey team powered past the U.S. National Team Development Program U-18 Team, 5-1, in an exhibition game on Sunday at Munn Ice Arena.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Grit is a word thrown around the MSU men’s basketball team often and has been a backbone of basketball and coaching ideology for head coach Tom Izzo’s hall of fame career.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  It’s football season, and that always makes coach Tom Izzo happy. What Izzo would prefer is if his team started to show more of the fight often seen on the gridiron. He didn’t see that in Saturday’s 80-76 victory over Oral Roberts and his plan is to push the Spartans into playing harder, putting the tough travel and competition of the previous month in the rearview mirror.
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Football freep.com —  Before injuries to Ben Carter and Gavin Schilling, Nick Ward wasn’t expected to be a key contributor, but rather a complementary piece to spell the two veterans. But with those two out for the foreseeable future and Miles Bridges on the shelf for several weeks with an ankle injury, Ward is the Spartans’ only big man option besides 6-foot-6 Kenny Goins.
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Football mlive.com —  Multiple recruits throughout the year have affirmed their commitments to Michigan State despite the drop from the College Football Playoff to out of bowl contention.
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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  MSU hockey hosted the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, USNTDP, in an exhibition matchup on Sunday. The Spartans came away with a 5-1 victory to conclude non-conference play.
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