Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Despite the Spartans' recent struggles, the next four games are all eminently winnable. That stretch includes a trip to Rutgers Tuesday, followed by home games against Michigan and Illinois and a trip to Northwestern.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Izzo has been more than willing to share his frustration regarding the way in which games are called now thanks to recent rule changes, but after Saturday he’s thinking of making a change of his own regarding players with two first-half fouls. “We’ve talked about all the problems and we’ve had a few. Probably more than anything (Saturday), we had four starters on the bench,” Izzo said. “Keeping a kid in there with two fouls, which I haven’t done often in my career, might have to change.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's Tuesday night game against Rutgers has been postponed as a blizzard bears down on the East Coast, Rutgers announced Monday afternoon. A makeup date for the game was not immediately announced.
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Women's Tennis onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State women's tennis team came back from a 0-3 deficit on Monday to capture the 4-3 win. The Spartans won the last four matches of the day to defeat the No. 72-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs.
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Misc. blogtalkradio.com —  Satchmo and DB discuss the struggles of the both the Michigan State men's and women's basketball teams, including a chronic recurrence for missed layups, free throws, injuries and illnesses. They wonder whether the men's team will make the NCAA tournament, ponder the status of the Spartans hockey team, laugh at the trash former Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is talking in Pittsburgh, look at the NFL draft stock of a few Spartans and talk a little Super Bowl!
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  To sum up Tom Izzo's history with employing zone defense in two words: not much. Izzo's Michigan State teams used to play a 2-3 zone at times when opponents inbounded from the baseline, but he stopped doing that a few years ago. He has talked in several preseasons about working on some zone and using it as a curveball during those seasons — and that talk has induced mostly chuckles.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State and Rutgers have agreed to reschedule their men's basketball game for Thursday, January 29 at 6 p.m. in Piscataway, N.J. Big Ten Network will televise the contest.
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  Leah O’Connor was recognized for her performance at this past weekend’s Notre Dame Invitational with the Big Ten Women’s Track Athlete of the Week award on Monday afternoon. She is receiving the indoor award for the second time in her career and is the first member of the Spartan track and field squad to take home the honor this season.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo is considering a change to his defensive philosophy in light of an increasing number of fouls being called in college basketball this season. "You may see a little bit of zone," Izzo said Monday afternoon ahead of his team's 9 p.m. Tuesday game at Rutgers. Izzo said the Spartans have already played zone sparingly in two different games this season, unbeknownst to most.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State wasn't looking to get out of the third leg of its "Celebrate the State" series with instate Mid-American Conference schools, but when Eastern Michigan came calling last week, Mark Hollis took time to listen. The Spartans' athletic director agreed to let the Eagles out of the remainder of the series contract without the $500,000 buy-out fee after EMU athletic director Heather Lyke informed him her school couldn't play the 2016 game as the contract was written.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football's back-to-back top 5 finishes have many in the Spartans' fan base elated, an epic fourth quarter comeback to win the Cotton Bowl capping off an 11-win season. Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, however, is feeling the offseason pain of the team's two losses.
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  The Michigan State Spartans' hockey team was finally able to put a whole weekend together, earning their first sweep of the season over the Ohio State Buckeyes with a 2-0 victory Saturday night. It was a dominating weekend for the Spartans as they controlled play both nights and took advantage of a depleted Ohio State roster to win the weekend 6-1 on goals.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Rutgers has already declared a weather emergency, canceling classes between 4 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday. It will update that status after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. It has not made any announcements about the status of Tuesday's basketball game.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Tony Lippett had one seven-yard catch for the North Team in the Senior Bowl and proved to be one of the most intriguing prospects in the week of practice leading up to the game. Lippett was the Big Ten’s best receiver this fall and emerged as a very reliable No. 1 option for quarterback Connor Cook, playing a large role in the most prolific Spartan offense in school history. Still, some think he could have a future on the other side of the ball in the NFL. Discuss »
Men's Basketball freep.com —  Coach Tom Izzo said on today's Big Ten teleconference that MSU has moved up its chartered flight from East Lansing to Newark, N.J., to about 3:30 p.m. so that the Spartans can get there and get ready for Tuesday's 9 p.m. game at Rutgers. "I'm hoping that if we get out there, we're gonna play the game," Izzo said. And he also said he's concerned about being able to get back right after the game, as planned.
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Football mlive.com —  Waynes, widely projected as a first-round NFL draft pick, will compete in the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge in the "hands competition" against Alabama's Landon Collins and Quinten Rollis of Miami (Ohio). The competition, which will air at 6 p.m. on Friday on ESPN2.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Travel plans for most have been snarled because of the large winter storm hitting the East Coast and classes have been canceled at Rutgers through Tuesday morning. But on the Big Ten conference call Monday, Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan said he understands the game will be played. During his Monday news conference, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said they have been in contact with the Big Ten offices since Sunday night and have "pretty much been guaranteed" if they arrive in New Jersey the game will be played.
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