March 18th, 2019

Michigan State is staying in the Midwest to start the NCAA Tournament and playing a mid-major opponent from the same region.The No. 2 seed Spartans will face No. 15 seed Bradley in the first game of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Source: mlive.com

March 13th, 2019

His surgically repaired hand sat on ice after a return to the court. It was not even bothering Nick Ward. It was much more about the conditioning he lost in his three weeks out of Michigan State basketball’s lineup. “Hell, really,” Ward said with a chuckle Tuesday after practice. “It felt like hell.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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January 12th, 2019

Don’t let that record fool you, Pat Chambers and the Nittany Lions have plenty of talent like Lamar Stevens and Mike Watkins, but they haven’t put it all together yet. At some point this season, this team is going to click and look like the team that ran through the NIT last year to win the title over Utah. This game will be much trickier than people think.

Source: Spartan Avenue

January 8th, 2019

Final stats show how vast the difference was between how well Michigan State’s defense played, and how much the Spartans’ offense struggled

Source: Detroit Free Press

December 22nd, 2018

Of all the lessons Brian Lewerke learned this Michigan State football season, this one hurt: Love is conditional. And, if you’re a college quarterback, those conditions are harsh. “People are fickle,” Lewerke said this week after taking part in a practice for the Dec. 31 Redbox Bowl.

Source: Lansing State Journal

December 14th, 2018

Forty Spartan student-athletes will take part in commencement ceremonies on the Michigan State campus this weekend. Thirty-eight student-athletes will receive their undergraduate degree while Chase Gianacakos and Matt Sokol will receive their Master of Science degrees.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

December 5th, 2018

The Big Ten Conference announced the Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2018 fall sports season on Wednesday, December 5. In all, 116 Michigan State student-athletes were honored over the Spartans’ seven fall sports. MSU led the conference with 11 student-athletes posting a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

November 18th, 2018

Five takeaways from Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News following Michigan State’s 9-6 loss to Nebraska on Saturday.

Source: Detroit News

November 14th, 2018

Michigan State University student-athletes have achieved some of the highest academic success in the history of the school, according to the NCAA, which released the latest NCAA Division I graduation rate data on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

November 13th, 2018

Michigan State Deputy Athletic Director Greg Ianni announced his plans for a 2019 retirement on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Ianni, who has worked in the Spartan athletic department since 1993, will retire from his current duties effective January 31, 2019, and will work in an advisory capacity for the Athletic Director for the remainder of his contract, which ends June 30, 2019.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

October 13th, 2018

The Michigan State women’s soccer team fell 1-0 Friday to Iowa at the UI Soccer Complex in the first game of a two-game weekend road trip.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

September 28th, 2018

The Michigan State University Athletics Department honored its past and present on Thursday night at the Wharton Center, kicking off Celebrate 2018 weekend with the ninth-annual MSU Hall of Fame and Varsity Letter Jacket Ceremony. Five new members were formally inducted into the MSU Hall of Fame, while nearly 200 current Spartan student-athletes received their varsity letter jackets from Athletics Director Bill Beekman and their respective coaches.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

August 31st, 2018

Athletic director sat down with The Detroit News to talk about wide-ranging issues, including the recently released NCAA report.

Source: Detroit News

August 30th, 2018

July 31st, 2018

Michigan State will induct five Spartans into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 27 as part of its annual “Celebrate” weekend. The 2018 Hall of Fame Class includes: Dale Anderson (wrestling), Savatheda (Fynes) Coke (track & field), Rachel Miller (rowing), Jimmy Raye (football), Bill Wehrwein (track & field).

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

July 27th, 2018

Goins said he feels healthy entering 2018-19, when he could complete an improbable rise from walk-on to starter for Michigan State.

Source: MLive.com

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July 17th, 2018

One day after Bill Beekman was named Michigan State’s permanent athletic director, his appointment became official. The Michigan State Board of Trustees approved Beekman as the athletic director during a special meeting Tuesday morning. The vote was unanimous in a meeting that lasted less than eight minutes and followed a Monday press conference to introduce Beekman.

Source: MLive.com

July 16th, 2018

The question regarding this situation really shouldn’t be “was this a good hire or not?” The question should be “was the process used to make the hire a good process or not?” From the outside looking in, it doesn’t appear that it was. And that is what is the most disconcerting about this whole thing – if the administration can’t be taken at its clear and unambiguous word that it won’t hire an internal candidate, then what in the world can it be taken at?

Source: isportsweb

July 16th, 2018

Bill Beekman is anything but an inspiring hire as Michigan State’s athletic director. He’s a deeply internal candidate from a school that’s promised external vision. He’s never worked in athletics, until six months ago. And he’ll be seen as the choice of unpopular interim school president John Engler. Inspired yet?

Source: Lansing State Journal

July 16th, 2018

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