1 week ago

Last winter, as Michigan State’s basketball team put together one of the more celebrated seasons of the Tom Izzo era, the man partly responsible for it all spent his nights sleeping in an abandoned house 50 miles away. Antonio Smith is a proud man. Sometimes too proud to ask for help. Yet months later, he’s no longer too proud to share what he hopes is his rock bottom: 539 W. Eldridge Ave. in Flint.

Source: DEtroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Matt McQuaid is headed to Germany to begin his pro basketball career. McQuaid has reached a deal with the Fraport Skyliners of Germany’s Basketball Bundesliga

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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2 weeks ago

Poweful, at times funny, and well-thought-out: Tom Izzo delivered a big address at Royal Oak Beaumont on Monday.He always gives a speech at Greg Kampe’s annual American Cancer Society ‘Coaches Beat Cancer’ event.Kampe said he knows the weight Izzo carries locally and nationally, and sees the smiles he creates in kids.

Source: WXYZ

2 weeks ago

Tom Izzo can’t say no to Greg Kampe, even if perhaps he should.”Stupidity,” Izzo said with a hearty laugh, when asked about extending the Michigan State-Oakland basketball series. “We’ve played a lot of times and we’ve won them all, by one, by three, in overtime. When he had good teams, it was really a fight. When he had bad teams, it was a five-point game.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

You’d certainly understand if Tom Izzo got a little antsy this time of year, what with all those Michigan State players hooping it up at Moneyball. “I’m not one of those guys … I’m a two-sport guy, a three-sport guy, I love when my guys play football and basketball. I don’t sit there worrying about injuries, because you can get hurt falling off the curb.”

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

With free agency looming next summer, three-time NBA champion and All-Star forward Draymond Green has agreed to a four-year, $100 million maximum contract extension with the Golden State Warriors, agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports told ESPN. The new deal, which starts with the 2020-21 season, brings the total length and value of Green’s contract to five years, $118 million. Green’s extension will pay him $22.2 million, $24 million, $25.8 million and $27.6 million over the course of the deal.

Source: ESPN

3 weeks ago

Michigan State sophomore Gabe Brown suffered a minor sprain to his right ankle, a team spokesman confirmed on Friday. Brown was playing on Thursday in the Moneyball Pro-am when he suffered the injury to his ankle. He was helped off the court by teammates.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

Cassius Winston’s past two summers were polar opposites. Coming into the summer of 2018, Michigan State’s point guard was coming off a solid season that earned him third-team All-Big Ten honors and was a continuous presence at the Moneyball Pro-Am, showing up on seven of the nine nights of action and scoring 34.0 points per game in the process.

Source: Lansing State Journal

3 weeks ago

Eron Harris’ time at Michigan State certainly made an impression on him. He openly gushes about spending the final three years of his college career in Tom Izzo’s program. Even two years removed from playing his last game in green and white, the admiration from Spartan supporters almost rivals Harris’ fondness for his alma mater.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 weeks ago

Matt McQuaid’s playing time was limited as part of the Detroit Pistons’ NBA Summer League team, but he also learned some valuable lessons in those two weeks. They are lessons that McQuaid will take to his next team — across the pond — as the former Michigan State standout said Tuesday he expects to sign a contract with a professional team overseas within the next two weeks.

Source: Lansing State Journal

3 weeks ago

Michigan State will induct five Spartans into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 24 as part of its annual “Celebrate” weekend. The 2019 Hall of Fame Class includes: Dan Bass (football), Karen Dennis (track & field), Mike Donnelly (hockey), Tom Milkovich (wrestling) and Mike Robinson (basketball).

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Michigan State men’s basketball has announced its non-league schedule for the 2019-20 season, highlighted by five games at home, including a visit from Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, three games against in-state rivals and appearances in the Champions Classic, the Gavitt Tipoff Games and the Maui Invitational.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

4 weeks ago

The last time most Michigan State fans saw Gabe Brown he was busy scoring a career-high 15 points in a Sweet 16 victory over LSU last March in the NCAA Tournament. On Tuesday night at the Moneyball Pro-am in Dimondale, Brown was busy wowing the crowd, hitting deep shots and hammering home electrifying dunks. He scored 59 points in his team’s win, an impressive showing even in the league that hardly puts and emphasis on defense.

Source: Detroit News

4 weeks ago

Joey Hauser says it was tough to leave Marquette. Hauser said deciding to part ways with his older brother, Sam, was tough, too. But when the 6-foot-9 forward started coming to grips with he and his brother going their separate ways after they announced they were leaving Marquette, things started to get a lot easier.

Source: Detroit News

4 weeks ago

Joshua Langford looked like he was ready to play at the Moneyball Pro-am on Tuesday night. But getting back to 100 percent is something the Michigan State guard isn’t pushing at this point. Instead, he’s content to take his time as he continues to rehab from foot surgery that robbed him of more than half of last season and forced him to watch from the sidelines as the Spartans won the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles on the way to a Final Four appearance.

Source: Detroit News

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4 weeks ago

Matt McQuaid is in a holding period as he figures out the next steps in his basketball career. The former Michigan State shooting guard and captain has had a busy summer crisscrossing the country preparing for his future as a professional.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 month ago

Eron Harris last played in front of Michigan State fans back in February 2017. It was a game at Purdue and the West Virginia transfer injured his right knee, tearing his ACL, partially ripping his PCL and dislocating the joint in his right kneecap.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 month ago

Goins announced on Instagram that he has signed with Pallacanestro Trapani, a professional basketball franchise based in Sicily. Trapani plays in the second division of Italian basketball, Serie A2. Trapani has finished in the middle of the pack in Serie A2 since 2014-15, their first season in the division.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 month ago

We break down our pick to win the Big Ten. What will MSU do at the 4 position? How do the freshman fit in, and how do they recover from last season’s injuries?

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