Three Spartans punched their ticket to national championships on Thursday, as the Michigan State track and field team completed the second day of the NCAA Division I Outdoor East Preliminary Round at the Haugh Track & Field Complex in Bloomington, Indiana.
Michigan State’s 2022 season opener on Friday, Sept. 2 vs. Western Michigan in Spartan Stadium will start at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN. This marks the eighth time in the past 12 years that Michigan State will open the season with a Friday night game in East Lansing, and the first under third-year head coach Mel Tucker. It’s also the 10th time since 2011 that MSU will open on a Friday night. The Spartans are 14-2 all-time against the Broncos, including a Friday night home win in 2013. MSU also beat WMU in Kalamazoo on Friday night to start the 2015 season.
Jared DeMichiel has joined the Michigan State hockey staff as the first hire by head coach Adam Nightingale. Since 2016, DeMichiel has been on staff at Massachusetts, first as an assistant coach and, since 2019, the associate head coach. One of the bright rising assistants in the collegiate game, he has spent the last six seasons at UMass with head coach Greg Carvel and helped lead the Minutemen to their first-ever NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship in 2021, first-ever Frozen Four in 2019, and capturing Hockey East tournament titles in 2021 and 2022.
Pole vaulter Trevor Stephenson secured a spot at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon for the second-straight year, as the Michigan State track and field team wrapped up the first day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Wednesday at the Haugh Track & Field Complex in Bloomington, Indiana.
“You got a lot of reasons to hire somebody,” Izzo said to Audrey Dahlgren of WLNS-TV on Wednesday at the Jack Breslin Golf Classic. “You want to kind of get somebody that’s outside, sometimes; I’ve always liked to hire some guys inside, part of the family. The three guys I’m looking at are all part of the family, and I think that’s gonna be good for us.”
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Michigan State baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr. announced the winners of the 2022 team.MSU finished the 2022 season 24-30 overall and 8-16 in Big Ten Conference action. All of the awards were voted on by the players with the exception of the Offensive Player of the Year award, which is based on various statistical data over the course of the season.
Joey Silveri’s phone wasn’t ringing much when it came to college recruiters. That has hardly deterred Grand Rapids Catholic Central’s senior quarterback from pursuing his dreams, however. He has decided to go out and create his own opportunities. Silveri announced this week that he will be attempting to walk-on at Michigan State University.
The Big Ten announced revised schedules in January and Michigan State’s features a difficult October that will define its conference title chances. Although the Spartans’ nine-game Big Ten slate included plenty of changes, their nonconference schedule was not altered. Here’s a breakdown of the nonconference opponents and individual looks at the 2022 Big Ten foes will follow in the future:
Tom Izzo and Draymond Green have continued helping one another in their basketball careers long after Green departed East Lansing for the NBA. And this week, Green revealed a glimpse into that relationship and how it helped him with his mindset as he advances deep into the NBA playoffs.
After 15 new scholarship transfers helped fuel MSU’s 11-2, Peach Bowl-winning season, the program added eight more experienced players through the portal this offseason, and seven of them landed in 247Sports’ updated Transfer Portal Top247 rankings.
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Michigan State baseball had five players recognized by the Big Ten Conference with postseason awards announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office, with the completion of the 2022 regular season. Sophomore infielder Mitch Jebb and graduate senior relief pitcher Kyle Bischoff both garnered All-Big Ten Third Team accolades, while redshirt-freshman catcher Bryan Broecker and freshman pitcher Ryan Szczepaniak were both tabbed to the All-Freshman Team. Senior utility player Zach Iverson was MSU’s Sportsmanship Award honoree.
Mel Tucker’s modernized use of the transfer portal translated into swift success for Michigan State in 2021. With a few more high-impact transfers coming in for this upcoming season, the Spartans look to build off of last year’s surprising 11-win season, and appear to be one of the more intriguing teams heading into 2022.
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Fresh off collecting eight medals at the Big Ten Championships, the Michigan State track and field team now heads to the NCAA Division I Outdoor East Preliminary Round this week in Bloomington, Indiana.
It’s not the news Michigan State basketball fans were hoping to hear, but it appears the Spartans’ roster is set for the 2022-23 season. “Yeah, I think my roster is pretty well set,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Monday after he, athletic director Alan Haller and football coach Mel Tucker held a question-and-answer session at the DEC’s meeting. “You never know what could happen, but I think it’s pretty well set, and I’m happy with my roster.”
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When Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller was in the process of hiring the Spartans’ new hockey coach, Adam Nightingale, he had Tom Izzo and Mel Tucker meet with him. Not to assess his hockey prowess — Haller had a separate team of people for that — but to establish how they think he would mesh within MSU athletics. “We’re building a culture of excellence, within that culture of excellence in our Spartan family, fit is important and how that next coach fits in our family,” he said Monday afternoon at the Detroit Economic Club’s annual Spartan luncheon at MotorCity Casino. “They know that importance.”
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The fifth season of the Big3, a three-on-three basketball league created by rapper Ice Cube in 2017, is around the corner, and three former Michigan State players are looking to get involved. MSU’s Alan Anderson, Brandon Wood, and Ray Weathers are all listed in the 2022 Big3 draft pool released by the league.
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Thorne is probably one of the top 3-4 quarterbacks in the Big Ten heading into the season behind the most obvious selection as No. 1 in Ohio State’s CJ Stroud. Brad Crawford of 247Sports actually released his ranking of the top 25 quarterbacks in the country for 2022 and Thorne came in at No. 25.
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Green said he has never been more “locked in” mentally and defensively, even during the Warriors’ run to five straight NBA Finals, than he is now. He’s allowing 37.3 % shooting as a closest defender in the 2022 playoffs, his best in the Steve Kerr era when excluding last year’s play-in, according to Second Spectrum.
Michigan State baseball rallied with a five-run ninth inning, but the Spartan comeback ended just shy in a 10-9 heartbreaking loss at Nebraska Saturday afternoon at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park in the final game of the three-game Big Ten Conference series and the 2022 season for both teams.
Michigan State baseball was nipped by Nebraska under the Friday night lights of Hawks Field at Haymarket Park by a 6-3 final score in the second game of the three-game Big Ten Conference series.