The No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers handed visiting Michigan State a 8-0 loss on Friday night at 3M Arena at Mariucci. It was the most goals surrendered by the Spartans this season, as MSU falls to 13-12-2 overall and below .500 in the big Ten (7-8-2). Minnesota improves to 19-7-1, 13-3-1 atop the Conference.
No. 22 Michigan State wrestling secured its first Big Ten dual victory in dominant fashion on Friday night, as the Spartans dismantled the Maryland Terrapins by a 37-9 margin inside Jenison Field House.
Michigan State women’s basketball opens its two-game road trip at No. 22/22 Illinois on Sunday, Jan. 29. Tip off time is set for 6 p.m. (ET) on the Big Ten Network with Jason Ross Jr. and Meghan McKeown calling the action.
At least four more Michigan State football players facing misdemeanor charges for a skirmish inside the Michigan Stadium tunnel will likely have their cases dismissed in exchange for community service and other conditions, lawyers said Friday.“It’s going to happen outside of court,” said Max Manoogian, an attorney for Angelo Grose. “There is going to be no criminal responsibility whatsoever. There are no admissions being made, no pleas being tendered,”
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Sometimes getting a weekend off in college hockey is a good thing. Injury-riddled teams are able to take an extra week to heal, downtrodden teams are given time to regroup or, at the very least, teams are able to flat out rest. But, in Michigan State’s eyes, last week’s bye may have come at an inconvenient time.
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Michigan State guards Tyson Walker and Jaden Akins hit jumpers in the final 90 seconds and the Spartans held off two final shots from Iowa to grind out a 63-61 win at the Breslin Center Thursday night.
Michigan State track & field heads to Bloomington, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky this Friday and Saturday for its first two-meet weekend of the indoor season. The Spartans are set to compete at the PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center, hosted by Louisville, and Indiana’s IU Relays at the Gladstein Field House.
For the first time since the 2018-19 season, the Michigan State women’s basketball team will head to the Cancun Challenge, Nov. 23-24, 2023 at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Powered by Triple Crown Sports, this is the 18th running of the women’s event. Games will be held Nov. 23-25, with players and fans just walking distance from their rooms to the converted ballroom that hosts the games.
No. 22 Michigan State wrestling returns to Jenison Field House for its first home contest in 14 days, as the Spartans play host to the Maryland Terrapins in a 6:30 p.m. start on Friday, Jan. 27. MSU then hits the road for its fourth road trip in five duals, as the Green & White take the mat against No. 6 Ohio State inside the Covelli Center on Sunday, Jan. 29, with first whistle tabbed for 1 p.m. Both duals are available for streaming via B1G+.
Michigan State basketball looks to get back in the win column on Thursday night as Fran McCaffery and the Iowa Hawkeyes visit the Breslin Center. Here’s a look at the key factors in this game and a prediction.
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Michigan State head football coach Mel Tucker has named Diron Reynolds as the program’s defensive line coach. Reynolds, who has more than 25 years of coaching experience both at the NFL and Power 5 levels, previously spent the past seven seasons (2016-22) as the defensive line coach at Stanford. He has coached on multiple championship teams, including winning a Super Bowl ring with the Colts, and has worked with numerous All-Americans, NFL Draft picks and All-Pro players.
No. 15 Michigan State heads out on the road to Minneapolis for a two-game series at No. 2 Minnesota. MSU trails in the all-time series by a 50-131-16 margin, including 5-0 and 6-3 wins in East Lansing in early December. In that series, both the Gophers and the Spartans skated through both games penalty-free – the first known time that two Division I men’s hockey teams BOTH skated through a two-game series without a penalty called. MSU brings Minnesota products Justin Jallen (St. Paul) and Gavin Best (Richfield) to play in their home state.
Michigan State has added a strong addition to the 2023 recruiting class with the addition of Tarik Ahmetbasic. The Chippewa Valley standout announced that he was coming to Michigan State as a preferred walk-on through his social media early this morning.
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The basketball feels the same leaving Pierre Brooks’ hand as it always has.“It’s felt the same way since I was a baby,” Brooks said. But what’s happening these days after the ball leaves his hand is unfamiliar. Brooks, the Michigan State sophomore guard, has missed 11 straight 3-point attempts for Michigan State stretching all the way back to the Spartans’ game against Nebraska on Jan. 3. It’s a shooting slump that’s proven frustrating and hard to shake as Michigan State goes through a stretch of three losses in four games.
Michigan State players got something on Monday they haven’t gotten in more than two weeks: a day off. For the first time since Jan. 4-6, Michigan State has more than two days to prepare for an upcoming game this week. That allowed the team’s players to take a day off from practice on Monday to rest and recover after a stretch of six games in 16 days.
Just weeks after being nominated along with the rest of their fellow 2023 Michigan State basketball class signees, Jeremy Fears and Xavier Booker have officially been named McDonald’s All-Americans.
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Michigan State gymnast Nikki Smith has been named both Big Ten Gymnast of the Week and Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference Tuesday. A native of West Bloomfield, Michigan, Smith earns both honors for the first time in her career and becomes the first MSU gymnast to collect both awards in the same week since Skyla Schulte on March 8, 2022.