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The New York Yankees welcomed Michigan State and Wake Forest for an introductory New Era Pinstripe Bowl press conference inside Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. MSU Athletic Director Bill Beekman and head coach Mark Dantonio joined Wake Forest Athletic Director John Currie and head coach Dave Clawson, along with representatives from the Yankees and New Era, for a 30-minute live televised press conference on the YES Network.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Travel to the Bahamas with Women’s Basketball, hear more from Draymond Green the night his jersey was retired in the Breslin, watch highlights from MSU Hockey during their sweep against Wisconsin and their time playing Sled Hockey.

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Michigan State senior goaltender John Lethemon has been named the Big Ten First Star of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday. It’s the second time this season the senior goaltender has earned the top weekly conference honor.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Tom Izzo joins us to talk about a hectic first month of the season, NCAA transfer rules, and the future of Mark Dantonio

 

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Dallas Fincher got it started. The three-star offensive lineman from East Kentwood High School was the first player to commit to Michigan State’s 2020 recruiting class when he announced a verbal pledge on Feb. 23. The group is now up to 19 public commits with the three-day early signing period coming Dec. 18-20.

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For the season, Henry is averaging 10.9 points on 7.3 shots per game. He is making 50% of his shots and 38.1% from 3-point range. His 10 shot attempts Sunday were his second-most this season, behind a 7 for 12, season-best 18-point performance in a loss to Virginia Tech at the Maui Invitational. He only had two games with 10-or-more shots as a freshman last season.

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Special Guests: Doug Wojcik and Rocket Watts.

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Michigan State football has experienced plenty of exits into the NCAA’s relatively new transfer portal this fall. Coach Mark Dantonio said his staff also is exploring using it as an incoming recruiting tool for the Spartans in 2020. “It’s very difficult to look at it, so we have it segmented out. We have one guy who deals with just the portal,” Dantonio said Sunday.

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Michigan State fifth-year senior defensive end Kenny Willekes completed his improbable journey from walk-on to winning the Burlsworth Trophy on Monday. Joined by his grandparents and Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio, Willekes received the award during a reception hosted by the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation in conjunction with the Springdale Rotary Club at the Springdale Convention Center.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Michigan State sophomore defenseman Christian Krygier has been named to the U.S. National Junior Team preliminary roster, USA Hockey announced on Monday. Krygier is one of 28 players on the preliminary roster that will be competing for a final spot on the 23-man roster for the 2020 World Junior Championship.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Freshman defender Bria Schrotenboer has been called up to the U.S. Under-20 National Team for a pair of friendlies against Brazil and France this week as part of the 2019 Nike International Friendlies, as announced by U.S. head coach Mark Carr on Dec. 4.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 77-65 grind of a win over Rutgers Lansing State Journal
It’s not going to come easy for Michigan State anytime soon, I don’t think. There will be opponents who put up less resistance than Rutgers, which has the athletes and the muck-it-up style to make the game uglier than MSU is making it on its own. There will be a feel-good home win sometime soon. The Spartans could really use that.

MSU basketball beats Rutgers to open Big Ten play Spartan Tailgate
Seeking their first ever win against MSU, the Scarlet Knights were no pushover for a Spartan team trying to rebound from getting beaten down by Duke on Tuesday night. They stuck around for 36 minutes before succumbing to one last push from MSU, which won the Big Ten opener 77-65.

Michigan State pulls away late, tops Rutgers in Big Ten opener Spartans Wire
It wasn’t pretty, but sporting events involving Rutgers rarely are. Michigan State overcame their all-too-typical poor shooting and careless passing to dash away from Rutgers 77-65 in each teams’ Big Ten opener.

Michigan State basketball pulls away from Rutgers, 77-65, led by Cassius Winston Detroit Free Press
Rutgers has made Michigan State basketball earn every win between the teams over the past two seasons. Sunday night’s Big Ten opener was no different. And neither was the final outcome. The 12th-ranked Spartans shuffled their lineup and struggled at times. To find consistency, to know where each other would be, to score and shoot and control the ball. Because the Scarlet Knights made everything hard.

Sluggish Spartans pull away late, beat Scarlet Knights in Big Ten opener Detroit News
Michigan State’s early season struggles continued, but the No. 11 Spartans also successfully opened up a stretch of what could be a sizable win streak. Cassius Winston had 23 points and seven assists, but also committed five turnovers as Michigan State let Rutgers hang around throughout Sunday’s Big Ten opener before pulling away for a 77-65 win.

Michigan State pulls away to win Big Ten opener vs. Rutgers MLive.com
In the aftermath of a demoralizing home loss to Duke, Tom Izzo challenged his team’s best three players to lead the way past a disappointing start to the season and into Big Ten play. In the midst of a closer-than expected second half against Rutgers, the trio delivered.

Michigan State basketball defeats Rutgers behind Winston’s 23 points State News
The No. 11 Michigan State Spartans (6-3), looking to bounce back from a lackluster performance and loss against No. 10 Duke, started their Big Ten play on Sunday evening, welcoming Rutgers (6-3) to the Breslin Center. The green and white were able to pull away as the second period ran down securing a 77-65 victory in what was a back-and-forth bout through a majority of the game.



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The Demon Deacons opened the season 7-1 under sixth-year coach Dave Clawson before injuries caught up to them over the final month. Wake Forest lost three of its final four to Virginia Tech, Clemson and Syracuse. Clawson’s high-tempo offense ranks 12th in FBS at 473.4 yards per game and averages 32.8 points.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State has accepted an invitation to play in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Wake Forest on Friday, Dec. 27 at 3:20 p.m. ET in Yankee Stadium in New York. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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When a school has participated in intercollegiate athletics for over a century, milestones are moments to be remembered and collected. While opportunities to win increase with extended seasons, the longevity of excellence required to set a high watermark becomes increasingly difficult.

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Izzo has been trying to light a fire under Henry, whom the Spartans need to respond to the challenge as he did during a consistent NCAA tournament run. But the others in the big three — Winston and Tillman — need to guide the way as their third finds his way with both a new role and now a new position.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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The Michigan State hockey team swept No. 19 Wisconsin in thrilling fashion with a 5-4 overtime win on Saturday night at Munn Ice Arena. Trailing 3-1 entering the third period, the Spartans scored three straight goals to take a 4-3 lead. Wisconsin tied the game with 20 seconds to go, but Patrick Khodorenko’s second goal of the game 2:30 into overtime gave the Spartans the weekend sweep.

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