Spartan Sports Page https://www.spartansportspage.com Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:15:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 https://www.spartansportspage.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/cropped-ssp-logo-32x32.jpg Spartan Sports Page https://www.spartansportspage.com 32 32 137338340 ‘Quick healer’ Nick Ward hopes to return this season for Michigan State https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/quick-healer-nick-ward-hopes-to-return-this-season-for-michigan-state/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/quick-healer-nick-ward-hopes-to-return-this-season-for-michigan-state/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:15:44 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=20263 Ward underwent surgery on Sunday night. The next day, he addressed the media following Michigan State’s practice — one he watched with his left arm in a sling — and expressed hope that the injury won’t mean the end of his junior season. “I’ll be fine,” Ward said. “I’m a quick healer so I’ll be back.”

Source: mlive.com

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Thomas Kithier ready to help fill void with Nick Ward out https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/thomas-kithier-ready-to-help-fill-void-with-nick-ward-out/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/thomas-kithier-ready-to-help-fill-void-with-nick-ward-out/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:13:08 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=20261 Kaleb Wesson stands 6-foot-9 and 270 pounds. Moving the Ohio State forward in the paint isn’t an easy task and that was one thrust upon Thomas Kithier on Sunday afternoon.“I can’t remember the last time I’ve gone against somebody that big,” the Michigan State freshman forward said following practice on Monday. “I really don’t think I ever have.”

Source: mlive.com

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Spartans All-Access: Episode 25 https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/spartans-all-access-episode-25/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/spartans-all-access-episode-25/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:04:49 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=20259 Matt Mcquaid talks about his time at MSU while the team takes on both Wisconsin and Ohio State. Zach Osburn from MSU Hockey talks senior night and his class. Women’s Basketball takes on Indiana.

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4 players who could replace Nick Ward https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/4-players-who-could-replace-nick-ward/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/4-players-who-could-replace-nick-ward/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:00:03 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=20257 It might not be an optimal way for an opportunity, but Nick Ward’s injury opens up 23 minutes a game for Tom Izzo to fill. That means Xavier Tillman will get his shot to start. And a number of younger Spartans now have a chance to work their way into more playing time as No. 10 MSU enters the stretch run — and possibly the rest of the season — without their star forward.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State’s life without Nick Ward will require others to shoulder load https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/michigan-states-life-without-nick-ward-will-require-others-to-shoulder-load/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/michigan-states-life-without-nick-ward-will-require-others-to-shoulder-load/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:56:29 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=20255 It took less than 30 seconds for Tom Izzo to be clear about the situation Michigan State finds itself in less than 24 hours after Nick Ward had surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand. “I hope everybody here feels bad for Nick, but to be honest with you I don’t want anybody to feel bad for us,” Izzo said.

Source: Detroit News

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The Tom Izzo Show – January 18, 2019 https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/the-tom-izzo-show-january-18-2019/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/19/the-tom-izzo-show-january-18-2019/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:55:04 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=20252 Recap of Ohio State and a preview of Rutgers. Special Guest Freshman Forward Thomas Kithier

 

 

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Danton Cole recalls 1995 night out with Hootie, Tiger Woods and the Stanley Cup https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/18/danton-cole-recalls-1995-night-out-with-hootie-tiger-woods-and-the-stanley-cup/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/18/danton-cole-recalls-1995-night-out-with-hootie-tiger-woods-and-the-stanley-cup/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:21:54 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=20250 MSU hockey coach Danton Cole talked Monday about a random night out in East Lansing in 1995, when he ran into Hootie & The Blowfish and Tiger Woods.

Source: Detroit News

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Nick Ward, Michigan State basketball teammates react to his hand surgery https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/18/nick-ward-michigan-state-basketball-teammates-react-to-his-hand-surgery/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/18/nick-ward-michigan-state-basketball-teammates-react-to-his-hand-surgery/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:19:09 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=20248 Nick Ward and his Michigan State teammates discuss Ward’s injured left hand, and the impact it will have on the 10th-ranked Spartans

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Nick Ward’s injury thrusts Thomas Kithier into spotlight https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/18/nick-wards-injury-thrusts-thomas-kithier-into-spotlight/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/18/nick-wards-injury-thrusts-thomas-kithier-into-spotlight/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:15:32 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=20245 Thomas Kithier faces an expanded role and regular playing time in the coming weeks – and some pivotal matchups

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Nick Ward has surgery on hand; no timetable to return https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/18/nick-ward-has-surgery-on-hand-no-timetable-to-return/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2019/02/18/nick-ward-has-surgery-on-hand-no-timetable-to-return/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:10:04 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=20243 Nick Ward had surgery on his left hand Sunday night, coach Tom Izzo said Monday during his weekly news conference, but there remains no definitive timetable for the star forward’s return. “We’re gonna have to adjust as a team. … There’s no doubt our margin for error has shrunk,” Izzo said. “Nick won’t be replaced by one guy, it’ll be a group.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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