Draymond Green was named to the NBA's All-Defensive first team. Green (Saginaw), who played at MSU from 2008-12, trailed only Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio in voting.
In anticipation of the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championship, senior Tori Franklin teaches Alexa McCarthy how to do the triple jump. Franklin is no novice and is a repeat indoor and outdoor Big Ten Champion in the event. Michigan State will host the Big Ten Championship this weekend through Friday May 15 to Sunday May 17 at Ralph Young Track and Field.
Randolph and Green played for Izzo at Michigan State a decade apart, and their matchup this postseason embodies the evolution of the power forward position in the NBA over that span of time.
Tom Izzo was in Memphis to watch Zach Randolph and Draymond Green go at it in the NBA Playoffs. Lewis Johnson caught up with him to talk about them, Memphis Assistant Coach Shawn Respert and Broadcaster Steve Smith.
When Tom Izzo brings a recruit into his office, he ought to have the NBA's Western Conference semifinals between Golden State and Memphis playing on a loop. There, power forwards Zach Randolph and Draymond Green are every argument he's ever made for his program and a counter to every argument made against it.
Draymond Green's play in the regular season and the postseason have been noteworthy enough to make his name synonymous with a late round steal. Now, for the first time this year both he and the Golden State Warriors are facing real adversity after dropping the last 2 games to the Memphis Grizzlies, a team that may be playing better than anybody in the league at the moment.
The spring special covers the program from the conclusion of the Cotton Bowl Classic through the NFL Scouting Combine, MSU's Pro Day as well as key position battles during spring practice and the Green-White spring game. In addition, the episode provides a behind-the-scenes look into Trae Waynes' NFL Draft experience in Chicago, from his arrival on the Gold Carpet at the Auditorium Theatre to his selection at No. 11 overall in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings.
Jack and Joe Rexrode talked with MSU head coach, Tom Izzo, who is on his way to Memphis tonight to watch the Game 4 NBA Western Conference semifinal match-up between Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors versus Zach Randolph and the Memphis Grizzlies.
Draymond Green and Zach Randolph missed each other at Michigan State by seven years, with Randolph finishing his one year in East Lansing in 2001 and Green not starting his All-American career with the Spartans until 2008. But Green said he still feels a connection to the fellow former Michigan State big man.
Michigan State football captain and former Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year Shilique Calhoun has become one of the most beloved players of the Mark Dantonio era, bringing an enthusiastic attitude and smile to work each day. Calhoun thanked the Spartans' fans for supporting Dantonio's "Bring 50" request by turning out to the tune of 48,000 at Saturday's Green-White spring scrimmage.
“Molding Champions,” Michigan State’s combined highlight video from the 2013 and ’14 football seasons, is produced by Spartan Vision and MSU Athletic Communications and narrated by ESPN’s Mike Tirico.