Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Late Monday, sophomore Gary Harris decided to forgo his final two years of eligibility and make himself available for the NBA draft. But on Tuesday afternoon, Michigan State officials announced junior Branden Dawson would be back for his senior season.
Discuss »
Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State announced Wednesday that forward Marvin Clark has signed a National Letter of Intent for the 2014-15 season. “Marvin Clark Jr. is a physical wing with a very good shooting touch," coach Tom Izzo said in a press release. "He has a Big Ten-ready body and doesn’t shy away from contact. He can guard multiple positions and is a strong rebounder from the wing. There’s no question that he is mature beyond his years, and has shown the ability to overcome adversity in life.”
Discuss »
Football detroitnews.com —  Herm Edwards knows a little about cornerbacks. He played the position for 10 seasons in the NFL, then coached defensive backs as an NFL assistant for nine years before becoming a head coach for eight more. Who does Edwards think is the best cornerback in the 2014 NFL draft? Darqueze Dennard.
Discuss »
Football freep.com —  Pressed to come up with the best thing that he has seen from his defense this spring, Pat Narduzzi eventually settled on this: “The best thing is everybody’s been on time for meetings, OK?” The Michigan State defensive coordinator and assistant head coach was quicker to specify on the other end of the evaluation. “The worst is sometimes I don’t like the effort,” Narduzzi said. “The effort has not been what I’ve wanted and expected it to be.”
Discuss »
Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head volleyball coach Cathy George has announced that Abby Monson (Burnsville, Minn) has joined Alyssa Garvelink (Holland, Mich.), Rachel Minarick (Naperville, Ill.) and Holly Toliver (Berrien Springs, Mich.) to form the incoming class of freshmen for the Spartan volleyball team in the fall of 2014.
Discuss »
Men's Basketball freep.com —  The public is invited to the Lacey Joy Elizabeth Holsworth Life Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Breslin Center — an event to honor the life of Lacey, the 8-year-old from St. Johns who lost her battle with cancer last week.
Discuss »
Football espn.go.com —  For nearly a season and a half, Michigan State leaned hard on its defense to try to win games while the offense sputtered. That pattern finally changed midway through last season, as Connor Cook settled the quarterback position, Jeremy Langford developed into a star at running back and the receivers started making tough catches. Heading into 2014, a new paradigm could be in play. The offense returns the vast majority of its production while the defense must replace stalwarts such as Darqueze Dennard, Max Bullough, Denicos Allen and Isaiah Lewis.
Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio tries to avoid inflating his players' egos, particularly at this juncture of the football calendar, but the Michigan State head coach indicated he can't help but be pleased with his starting quarterback. Dantonio indicated on Wednesday's "Staudt on Sports" program on 730AM-WVFN in Lansing that redshirt junior Connor Cook compares favorably to recent Spartans' QBs, including NFL players Kirk Cousins and Brian Hoyer.


Discuss »
Men's Basketball mlive.com —  In talking about his decision to return for his senior season, Michigan State forward Branden Dawson cited the want to improve his all-around game and finish his degree. But one of the other reasons Dawson isn’t entering this year’s NBA draft, his coach thinks, is that knee injury two years ago that pushed back his development.
Discuss »
Softball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State hosts a midweek contest against non-conference foe Eastern Michigan. The teams will play at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. MSU holds a 29-16 edge in the all-time meetings between the teams, and is 6-2 in the last eight meetings.
Discuss »
Men's Basketball freep.com —  Walk into Kenny Goins bedroom and you’ll see why he chose to attend Michigan State as a preferred walk-on instead of accepting scholarships to Oakland, Central Michigan and Detroit. “My AAU coach (Mark Webster) asked me in January if I could go anywhere in the country where would I go and I said Michigan State,” said the 6-foot-8 forward from Warren Mott.
Discuss »
Football detroitnews.com —  Lawrence Thomas understands the frustrations of some Michigan State fans who wonder if the 6-foot-3, 305-pound defensive lineman will finally live up to his five-star billing.
Discuss »
Men's Basketball statenews.com —  It was a decision that was expected all season by teammates, coaches, fans and alumni, and it became official Monday afternoon when MSU basketball sophomore guard Gary Harris announced he is declaring for the NBA Draft.
Discuss »
Softball statenews.com —  Entering her final season as a Spartan, Kelly Smith knew she wanted to leave her mark on the program, whether it be in the record books or simply leaving a lasting effect on younger players — and Wednesday, she did just that.
Discuss »