Could Tom Izzo’s recruiting for next season take an internal turn? Gabe Brown and Marcus Bingham Jr. are both fourth-year seniors. But each is eligible to return to Michigan State’s basketball program next season if they want thanks to the NCAA’s COVID-19 waiver for last season. Brown, a captain this winter, said he already has thought about a fifth season in college and had initial talks about it with Izzo and the rest of the Spartans’ staff.
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While the offense has been scrutinized, the Spartans’ defense might be getting overlooked. Michigan State has allowed only one goal in each of the last three games – a 5-1 victory over Air Force and a 3-1 and 2-1 sweep of Miami last weekend. In the first game of the season, the Spartans gave up three in a 3-2 overtime loss to Air Force.
Michigan State women’s soccer got back to their winning ways on Thursday night, besting Maryland by a 2-0 margin under the lights at DeMartin Stadium.
I breakdown interesting plays – schematically, technically, and from an execution standpoint – from the 2021 Michigan at Nebraska football game. Due to length, it has been broken into two parts.
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Michigan State men’s soccer will conclude the regular-season portion of the home schedule against No. 7 Maryland on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
Michigan State head football coach Mel Tucker has been named to the midseason watch list for the Dodd Trophy, officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and the Peach Bowl, Inc. announced on Thursday afternoon.
The Michigan State men’s and women’s cross country teams finish up the regular season portion of their schedule on Friday, Oct. 22 with the Eastern Michigan Fall Classic at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter, Mich.
Tom Izzo has been an integral part of the Michigan State basketball program for almost four decades now and he has been its main man for the better part of 26 years (the 2021-2022 campaign will be his 27th season at the helm). During that time, he has guided the Spartans to almost unprecedented highs, made MSU a national brand, and has impacted probably as many lives off of the court as his teams have scored points on it. But even a great man and incredibly successful head coach like Izzo will one day face an opponent that even he won’t be able to outmaneuver — Father Time himself.
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The Michigan State field hockey team is set to host its final two home games of the season this weekend, welcoming a pair of Top-10 opponents to Ralph Young Field. The Spartans begin their final homestand with a Friday afternoon showdown against No. 8 Maryland, as MSU will host its annual Pink Game for cancer awareness. No. 7 Penn State then arrives in East Lansing on Sunday, with that Senior Day meeting airing nationally on the Big Ten Network.
Michigan State’s men’s basketball team met with the media for its annual on-campus media day in advance of the 2021-22 season on Wednesday at the Breslin Center. The Spartans play their first exhibition game on Wednesday, Oct. 27, hosting Ferris State (BTN+, 7 p.m.).
Michigan State women’s soccer hosts its final two regular-season games this week, beginning with a match against Maryland on Thursday, Oct. 21. The Spartans play their annual Pink Game on Thursday with free admission for fans wearing pink, and will celebrate its graduates on Senior Day against Penn State on Sunday, Oct. 24.
The Michigan State women’s tennis team is set to have three of its members compete at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Super Regionals this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Super Regional play will begin on Friday, Oct. 22 at Ohio State’s tennis facilities, with the finals slated for Oct. 26. Senior Nicole Stephens and graduate student Mary Lewis will take part in the Singles Open, while Lewis will pair with senior Maja Pietrowicz in the Doubles Open as well.
Michigan State fought an epic five-set battle in a victory at No. 7 Purdue on Wednesday night, earning a 3-2 victory (25-16, 25-27, 25-23, 16-25, 15-10). The win was Cathy George’s 300th at Michigan State, a memorable way for the mentor to celebrate a milestone victory.
After a fourth-place finish with a personal record time at the Nuttycombe Invitational last weekend, Michigan State senior Jenna Magness was named the Big Ten Cross Country Women’s Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.
After making some changes to its coaching staff over the offseason, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo announced Monday some additional shifting with his assistants. Mike Garland, a longtime assistant under Izzo, will transition to special assistant to the head coach, while Mark Montgomery will go from recruiting coordinator to one of the Spartans’ three full-time assistant coaches.
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Michigan State men’s tennis is set to host the ITA Midwest Regional Championship starting tomorrow on campus. The tournament is scheduled for Oct. 21-25 with matches being played at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility and the Michigan Athletic Club.
Michigan State takes to the road for a non-conference series for the first time since the 2019-20 season. The destination is Lowell, Massachusetts for a two-game series with UMass-Lowell. Both games this weekend will have a live webstream through Hockey East Online.
Marcus Bingham Jr. reached the magical 7-foot mark during the offseason, and no one could have been happier than the Michigan State basketball senior’s mother. “Because I keep growing,” he said with a chuckle. “I’m probably still growing.”
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The Michigan State Spartans survived a close one in Bloomington on Saturday, beating the Indiana Hoosiers 20-15 and returning to East Lansing with the Old Brass Spittoon for the first time under Mel Tucker. It wasn’t the prettiest, but the Spartans found their stride when it mattered most, and came away with their fourth win in conference play. Michigan State is currently sitting alone atop the Big Ten East Division heading into a bye week with a perfect 7-0 record.
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