8 hours ago

While Tom Izzo’s crew may be struggling mightily on the court this season, the many Spartans on NBA rosters are, collectively, having the best start to a season in quite some time. With a number of former players in different situations, or on teams whose fortunes have begun to change, these Spartans are really demonstrating the long-term power of Izzo’s preparation for the professional game.

Source: The Only Colors

8 hours ago

January is here and Mel Tucker has just completed his first season as the head man of the Michigan State football program. With the end of the season here it also means the conclusion of the 2021 recruiting class is soon to come, Tucker’s first in East Lansing.

Source: Spartans Wire

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21 hours ago

Alex Limoges’ goal 30 seconds into overtime gave Penn State a 3-2 win over the Michigan State hockey team on Friday at Pegula Ice Arena. Josh Nodler and Mitchell Lewandowski scored for the Spartans.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 day ago

A group of Michigan State swimmers is going to court to try and save their program. Roughly three months after Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman announced the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs would be eliminated after the 2021 season, 11 members of the women’s team filed suit in federal court Friday, accusing Michigan State of violating Title IX gender-equity laws.

Source: Detroit News

1 day ago

Back in March of 2020, the Michigan State wrestling team was ready to go for the 2020 NCAA championships, looking forward to having seven qualifiers, the most since 2012, compete. It was another significant step in the recent upswing for MSU wrestling, which finished last season with an 8-10 record. It was the second-highest win total under head coach Roger Chandler, who was in his fourth year at the helm of the Spartans.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 day ago

Michigan State Director of Athletics Bill Beekman has announced a pair of staff promotions. Epiphany Clark has been named Assistant AD/Sport External Relations while John Patterson has been promoted to Assistant AD/Development within the Spartan Fund.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 day ago

Ryan Daugherty stormed out of the tunnel into Spartan Stadium’s Kentucky bluegrass field like he had so many times before. The rumble of footsteps so familiar to him, his blood was pumping. It was game day. In a year where he thought it might not happen, Daugherty, a student equipment manager with MSU football, was back in the place he had come to love.

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2 days ago

Michigan State swimming and diving kicks off its 2021 campaign this Saturday (January 16), swimming at Purdue with Illinois (women only). The meet starts at 2 pm in West Lafayette. “We’re excited to finally have an opportunity to compete,” said head coach Matt Gianiodis. “There have obviously been a lot of challenges for us in the first semester, so an opportunity to get in the pool will be really good for all of our athletes. We’re looking forward to our weekend in West Lafayette.”

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 days ago

Near the middle of his first season as Michigan State’s head coach, Mel Tucker indicated some of his players would be seeking a transfer out of the program. We’ve seen that. Later, Tucker explicitly said he planned to actively work the transfer portal to bring new talent into the program. We’ve seen that, too.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 days ago

Michigan State basketball will not play its game scheduled for Sunday against Indiana due to multiple positive COVID-19 cases within the program.The school announced the decision Thursday, the second straight game the Spartans are postponing.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 days ago

Over the next two weekends, Michigan State will compete against two teams it has already played – splitting both series – and battling for position in the Big Ten standings. What the Spartans need in the upcoming weeks to move up in the conference race is to put together a sweep or two. For sure, easier said than done.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 days ago

Less than two weeks after meeting in East Lansing, Michigan State and Penn State complete their season series this Friday (6 p.m.) and Saturday (3 p.m.) in University Park, Pa. … MSU and Penn State split the previous series in East Lansing and are 5-5 against each other over the last 10 meetings.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 days ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball game at Iowa on Jan. 14 has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the MSU men’s basketball program following an additional positive test on Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 days ago

Michigan State’s women’s basketball game at Illinois on Jan. 14 has been postponed following COVID-19 related issues within the Spartan program. No decision has been made on games beyond Jan. 14. Both schools will work with the Big Ten Conference office to identify potential rescheduling options later this season.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 days ago

The Michigan Statebasketball game scheduled for Thursday at Iowa has been postponed because of COVID-19 cases within the Spartan program, the Des Moines Register has learned. This is the second time this season that a Spartans game will be postponed due to COVID reasons. MSU’s game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against Virginia in December was called off while the Cavaliers were dealing with coronavirus issues. e

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 days ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team travels to play at No. 5/8 Iowa on Thursday, Jan. 14 (9 p.m. [ET], FS1). This is the lone road game sandwiched around a pair of home games for the Spartans, who opened Big Ten play with three of their first four games on the road. The game will air live on FS1, with Adam Amin and Nick Bahe calling all of the action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Matt Coghlin is coming back to Michigan State football. Again. The kicker announced via Twitter on Wednesday he plans to take advantage of the extra year of eligibility and return for his sixth season in East Lansing. He joins fellow fifth-year senior defensive end Drew Beesley in confirming he will use the bonus year, while defensive end Jacub Panasiuk also is expected to return this fall for his fifth season.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 days ago

Freshman forward Mady Sissoko and sophomore guard Steven Izzo each have tested positive for COVID-19, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said on Wednesday. Both players are currently being quarantined and following Big Ten protocols will be out of competition for 17 days. That would mean the duo will miss at least the next three games.

Source: Detroit News

3 days ago

Michigan State women’s basketball opens a two-game road trip against Illinois on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. ET at the State Farm Center. The Spartans are looking to snap a two-game losing streak after winning their first eight games of the season. MSU comes to Champaign with an 8-2 record and 3-2 mark in league play. The Illini are 2-6 overall and 0-5 in B1G action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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