3 weeks ago

This year, there’s hope that we can return to a more normal (and predictable) schedule in 2021-22. That schedule still likely won’t be released in full until late summer. But there’s plenty we know about it already, as it’s shaping up to be a typically difficult schedule.

Source: MLive.com

3 weeks ago

Michigan State’s roster 2021 offseason roster overhaul is nearly complete. Three of the Spartans’ four scholarship newcomers for the 2021-22 season have now arrived on campus as of Monday, May 24. That means they’ve officially enrolled in school and can start working out with one another and with the team’s returning players in the team’s practice facilities.

Source: mlive.com

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3 weeks ago

Former Michigan State University basketball star Keith Appling is a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting Saturday evening on the city’s west side, police said. At about 7:10 p.m. in the 13200 block of Whitcomb, a 66-year-old man and the 29-year-old suspect got into a verbal altercation, which turned physical, police said in a statement. The suspect fired multiple gunshots at the victim, fatally wounding him, officials said. After the shooting, the suspect fled in a newer model tan Buick Regal.

Source: Detroit Newsy

3 weeks ago

Rocket Watts has gone from one MSU to another. The former Michigan State guard from Detroit, who entered the NCAA transfer portal after the end of the 2020-21 season, announced Saturday on Instagram that he has committed to Mississippi State.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

At the end of the day, officials are human beings trying to do a job to the best of their ability. If they do their job perfectly, they likely won’t get noticed at all. It is only when they are at the center of a controversy that we learn their names. Every generation of Spartans fans likely knows the names of a few officials that they feel might be either biased against their team or simply bad at their craft.

Source: The Only Colors

4 weeks ago

4 weeks ago

Compared to his sophomore season, Brown’s 3-point percentage improved by nearly eight points, to an even 42.0. On a team that was the worst long-range shooting Michigan State team in decades, that effort was sorely needed. No other qualifying Spartans player shot better than 36 percent from distance. His volume was still relatively low, at 81 attempts, but his percentage was one of the best in the Big Ten.

Source: mlive.com

4 weeks ago

The NBA’s 75th regular season concluded Sunday night, which means it’s time to check in on the Michigan State products in the league. There are eight active Spartans in the NBA, and six of them will participate in the playoffs, which begin Tuesday night.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

4 weeks ago

In a year in which the Big Ten had an abundance of large, physical forwards, Marble was valuable for his ability to match up. There were times he fouled a bit much (more on that below), but overall he did a better job than any other Spartans bigs of matching the physicality of the likes of Luka Garza, Kofi Cockburn and others.

Source: MLive.com

1 month ago

Aaron Henry’s decision to return to Michigan State for his junior year has put him in the discussion to be a first-round pick. After spending months last summer mulling over his future, and strongly considering staying in the draft pool, Henry made the call to come back to East Lansing. This year, the 6-foot-6 wing from Indianapolis is all in, and he seems to have made a smart choice, according to Bleacher Report’s latest NBA mock draft, which projects Henry to go No. 26 overall to the Brooklyn Nets.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 month ago

Some teams pulled ahead and some teams fell behind in the 2022 Big Ten basketball title race on Thursday. Maybe not officially. But it certainly feels that way after the league released its home and away matchups for the 2021-22 season, revealing how many times and where each of the 14 league teams will play one another.

Source: mlive.com

1 month ago

The Big Ten Conference announced home and away opponents for the 2021-22 men’s basketball season on Thursday afternoon. The league will play a 20-game conference schedule, with each team playing seven opponents both home and away and then playing six opponents once (three at home and three away).MSU will play both home and away against Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State, and Wisconsin.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

Amid all the hand-wringing about Michigan State’s point guard picture, its center shuffle, and the struggles of key players like Rocket Watts and Joey Hauser, there was Malik Hall. Just quietly doing his job. It got to the point where Tom Izzo was regularly pointing out Hall’s consistency.

Source: mlive.com

1 month ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team rising redshirt senior Joey Hauser was selected to the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Men’s Basketball Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday afternoon.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

1 month ago

Pierre Brooks, Max Christie, and Jaden Akins make up one of the best recruiting classes in the country, and Michigan State is going to need all three to play big roles in 2021-22. In the final 247Sports rankings, all three Michigan State signees in 2021 moved into the top 60. This is the first time this happened as Brooks was in the 60-70 range for a while and Akins was No. 61 before his move to the No. 60 overall spot.

Source: Spartan Avenue

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1 month ago

For fans of the Michigan State Spartans, the 2020-2021 basketball season was full of highs and lows. Beating Duke in Cameron Indoor Arena and beating three top-10 teams, including rival Michigan, in the span of two weeks were clearly highs. Losing heartbreakers to Purdue, and later to UCLA in the First Four, were clearly lows.

Source: The Only Colors

1 month ago

A.J. Hoggard earned himself surprising minutes almost from the get-go after missing about two weeks with a minor meniscus surgery right before the start of the season. Despite some truly awful shooting numbers, it was easy to see why the coaches wanted Hoggard out on the court.

Source: The Only Colors

1 month ago

2 months ago

Emoni Bates no longer is committed to Michigan State basketball. The No. 1 player in the 2022 class posted on Instagram late Friday afternoon he plans to reopen his recruitment. “I would like to thank Tom Izzo and the coaching staff at Michigan State but I have decided to reopen my recruitment,” Bates wrote. “I’m not sure what my future holds but I am keeping all of my options open, both college and pro.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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