2 weeks ago

Tom Izzo gives his thoughts and insights on many issues. Mentors, transfers, cheating, social justice, and the general state of the game were all discussed. Coach Izzo didn’t hold back.

2 weeks ago

Dane talks about how special Cassius Winston is, Coronavirus as a positive, and what Michigan State looks for in a recruit – it’s not all about the measurables!

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2 weeks ago

When the world shut down for COVID-19, taking Michigan State’s basketball season with it, MSU associate head coach Dwayne Stephens had no idea he was also saying goodbye to his father.
Source: Lansing State Journal

2 weeks ago

Michigan State basketball will have three alumni on two teams in the 2020 iteration of The Basketball Tournament. Big X, featuring Nick Ward, and Team Heartfire, with Brandon Wood and Branden Dawson on the roster, are both in the 24-team field, which was revealed Tuesday. Team Detroit, which announced Michigan State products Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers as part of its roster, was not selected for the bracket, which was pared down from over 100 applicants.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 weeks ago

In this week’s episode of the Jr. NBA Coaches Corner Podcast, host Jay Bilas interviews Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo and Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley about teaching and building defense

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3 weeks ago

On the podcast, Graham and Chris discuss MSU’s return to workouts, the 2020 CFB season, CMU, Max Christie, Tillman/Henry and more.

3 weeks ago

Since spending two seasons as a forward for the Spartans from 2010-12, Ianni has spent his time traveling the state and country speaking to schools and other groups – including during the coronavirus pandemic, when he’s been able to make his speeches virtually.

Source: mlive.com

3 weeks ago

This is normally a week when Michigan State’s summer would be ramping up.By early June in most years, the Spartans’ roster would be set and players would start returning from their homes to East Lansing. The program would soon begin its summer practice sessions, which entail four hours of on-court work for eight weeks to start preparing for the upcoming season.

Source: mlive.com

3 weeks ago

Cassius Winston will have achieved his goal if the NBA Draft plays out the way NBC Sports’ Rob Dauster predicts in his latest mock draft. Winston said last month in a videoconference with local reporters that he hoped to be drafted in the first round. NBC Sports’ recent projection has Winston just slipping into the first 30 picks, going No. 29 overall to the Los Angeles Lakers. Dauster also has Xavier Tillman going in the first round, to the Miami Heat at No. 23 overall.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 weeks ago

As the head coach at Michigan State since 1995, Tom Izzo has been around college basketball long enough to see how things have changed. While the game continues to evolve, Izzo is unsure of how beneficial some modifications truly are. Speaking with show host Mike Tirico on NBC Sports’ Lunch Talk Live, Izzo acknowledged several potential issues that could alter the sport’s future, for better or worse.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

4 weeks ago

4 weeks ago

A year ago, Kenny Goins hit one of the most famous shots in Michigan State basketball history, when he made a late 3-pointer to lift the Spartans past Duke and to the Final Four. On Thursday night, he stood by himself near the back of a crowd that gathered at The Rock for a candlelight vigil on the Spartans campus.

Source: mlive.com

4 weeks ago

Free Press reporter Chris Solari examines his first 25 (or so) years covering Michigan State sports, with the final part on the Spartans’ facilities.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

“Due to the uncertainty of everything going on with COVID-19, we will be canceling the 2020 Moneyball Pro-Am. Keeping the safety and health of our fans, athletes, and community as a top priority, we feel this is the best decision at this time,” wrote Ferguson on Twitter.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 month ago

Free Press reporter Chris Solari examines his first 25 (or so) years covering Michigan State sports, with Part 2 on the Spartans’ stars in that time.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

Free Press reporter Chris Solari examines his first 25 (or so) years of covering Michigan State sports, with Part 1 on Spartans legends

Source: Detroit Free Press

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1 month ago

Not many saw his breakout as a senior coming, doubling his point production (15.3 points), assists (5.3) and rebounds (3.2) while shooting 40 percent from the floor and 37 percent from deep. He was relied upon heavily, averaging over 33 minutes per game. His career went from on par with expectations to smashing them.

Source: Spartan Avenue

1 month ago

Tom Izzo has been an outspoken opponent of racial injustice for years. Michigan State’s legendary basketball coach issued a strong statement Saturday afternoon about the death of George Floyd and the ongoing protests and riots around the country.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

Davis came to Michigan State as a raw big man from Muskegon who looked like a future pro and declared for the NBA draft after his freshman season despite not being completely ready and instead of returning after the original declaration, he hired an agent and stayed in. To this day, the fact that he didn’t get another year with Davis still haunts Tom Izzo to this day.

Source: Spartan Avenue

1 month ago

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