The Michigan State women’s basketball team is set to begin the 2022-23 season with several exciting events. MSU will get things started on Sunday, Oct. 30 with the Spartan Spooktacular. The Spartans will play their only exhibition against Saginaw Valley at 3 p.m. and celebrate Halloween with events on the concourse and on the court.
Merchant brought four of her players to media day: sophomore guard DeeDee Hagemann, senior center Taiyier Parks, sophomore guard/forward Matilda Ekh and graduate student guard Kamaria McDaniel, who transferred in from Baylor this offseason.
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Michigan State’s men’s and women’s basketball teams marked the official start of the 2022-23 season with the annual MSU Madness on Friday night. This year’s edition was the first MSU Madness since the 2019-20 season. The theme for Friday night’s 2022-23 MSU Madness incorporated the hit television show “Stranger Things” and was dubbed “Spartan Things.”
Head coach Suzy Merchant and the Michigan State women’s basketball team opened practice on Wednesday afternoon at the Breslin Center. Michigan State returns two starters in sophomore guard DeeDee Hagemann and Matilda Ekh, while senior forward Taiyier Parks also returns after a breakout junior campaign.
During the upcoming 2022-23 season Michigan State women’s basketball games will have at least five games televised on the Big Ten Network; it was announced by the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday. MSU will also have 15 regular-season home contests aired on Big Ten Plus.
Michigan State Madness will be held on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Breslin Center. MSU’s 2022 annual event celebrates the beginning of the 2022-23 season for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. This will be the first MSU Madness since the 2019-20 season.Doors to the Breslin Center will open at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.
United Wholesale Mortgage is expanding its name, image, and likeness deal with Michigan State student-athletes to include the women’s basketball and volleyball teams, the company announced Thursday. The company, owned by former MSU walk-on basketball player Mat Ishbia, is offering sponsorships that can provide up to $700 per month for the full year “pending the completion of social media promotional posts assigned by UWM,” to all women’s basketball and volleyball student-athletes, according to a statement Thursday morning from UWM.
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Michigan State women’s basketball head coach Suzy Merchant announced the 2022-23 schedule on Wednesday in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference.MSU will play 18 games at the friendly confines of the Breslin Center, beginning with an exhibition against Saginaw Valley State on Sunday, Oct. 30. For the second-straight season, the conference will play an 18-game league schedule. MSU also played an 18-game schedule in both 2018-19 and 2019-20. The Big Ten had 18-game schedules in both 2015-16 and 2014-15.
Michigan State women’s basketball announced its 2022-23 non-conference schedule on Tuesday. Michigan State will play 11 non-conference games, along with an exhibition game against Saginaw Valley State. Three of the Spartans’ 2022-23 non-conference opponents competed in the NCAA Tournament last season.
In a physical battle with both the opponent and the elements, Michigan State women’s soccer worked to a scoreless draw with the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday afternoon at Gettler Stadium.
In the 15th edition of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the Michigan State women’s basketball team will host Georgia Tech on Thursday, Dec. 1. The matchups for the 2022 ACC/Big Ten Challenge were announced by both conferences on Tuesday.
Michigan State sophomore guard/forward Matilda Ekh will represent Sweden in the FIBA U20 Women’s Basketball European Championships. The Championships are scheduled for July 8-16 in Sopron, Hungary and fans can catch all the action streaming live on FIBA YouTube.
Michigan State women’s basketball and the Big Ten Conference announced the 2022-23 conference breakdown on Thursday. For the second-straight season, the Big Ten will play an 18-game schedule, after playing a 20-game schedule during the 2020-21 campaign. The conference also played an 18-game league schedule in both 2018-19 and 2019-20. Michigan State will play in-state rival Michigan, along with Maryland, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin in home-and-home contests. At the Breslin Center, MSU will play host to Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Rutgers. On the road, the Spartans will face Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio State.The complete schedule with the dates will be announced at a later date.
Michigan State head women’s basketball coach, Suzy Merchant announced the addition of Kamaria McDaniel to the 2022-23 roster. She comes to MSU as a graduate transfer after two seasons at Baylor and two at Penn State. A native Inkster, Michigan, McDaniel missed the complete 2020-21 season due to injury, playing in 10 games at Baylor last season.
Another Swedish sensation, Stephanie Visscher of Stephen F. Austin State University, will be joining the Michigan State women’s basketball ranks for the 2022-23 season. She joins freshman Swede Matilda Ekh. The Spartan program sent out the announcement via Twitter about the 6-foot-1 graduate guard transfer from Lulea, Sweden, on Tuesday afternoon.
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Suzy Merchant and the Michigan State women’s basketball program have added to their backcourt. The Spartans announced the addition of graduate transfer, Stephanie Visscher, to their roster Tuesday afternoon. Visscher, a guard, joins MSU after four seasons at Stephen F. Austin.
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Former Michigan State women’s basketball guard Nia Clouden was drafted 12th in the first round by the Connecticut Sun at the 2022 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm on Monday.
Michigan State senior guard Nia Clouden is one of 12 prospects invited to the WNBA Draft 2022 presented by State Farm® on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will announce the first-round draft picks live on ESPN with exclusive coverage beginning at 7 p.m. The draft will also be available live on the ESPN App.
Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Nia Clouden added to her award list when she named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA) honorable mention All-America team, as announced on Thursday. Clouden’s honor is the 11th All-America accolade in program history and the first since Tori Jankoska during the 2016-17 season.