4 days ago

Less than two weeks after meeting in East Lansing, Michigan State and Penn State complete their season series this Friday (6 p.m.) and Saturday (3 p.m.) in University Park, Pa. … MSU and Penn State split the previous series in East Lansing and are 5-5 against each other over the last 10 meetings.

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4 days ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball game at Iowa on Jan. 14 has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the MSU men’s basketball program following an additional positive test on Wednesday afternoon.

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4 days ago

Michigan State’s women’s basketball game at Illinois on Jan. 14 has been postponed following COVID-19 related issues within the Spartan program. No decision has been made on games beyond Jan. 14. Both schools will work with the Big Ten Conference office to identify potential rescheduling options later this season.

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4 days ago

The Michigan Statebasketball game scheduled for Thursday at Iowa has been postponed because of COVID-19 cases within the Spartan program, the Des Moines Register has learned. This is the second time this season that a Spartans game will be postponed due to COVID reasons. MSU’s game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against Virginia in December was called off while the Cavaliers were dealing with coronavirus issues. e

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 days ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team travels to play at No. 5/8 Iowa on Thursday, Jan. 14 (9 p.m. [ET], FS1). This is the lone road game sandwiched around a pair of home games for the Spartans, who opened Big Ten play with three of their first four games on the road. The game will air live on FS1, with Adam Amin and Nick Bahe calling all of the action.

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4 days ago

Matt Coghlin is coming back to Michigan State football. Again. The kicker announced via Twitter on Wednesday he plans to take advantage of the extra year of eligibility and return for his sixth season in East Lansing. He joins fellow fifth-year senior defensive end Drew Beesley in confirming he will use the bonus year, while defensive end Jacub Panasiuk also is expected to return this fall for his fifth season.

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 days ago

Freshman forward Mady Sissoko and sophomore guard Steven Izzo each have tested positive for COVID-19, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said on Wednesday. Both players are currently being quarantined and following Big Ten protocols will be out of competition for 17 days. That would mean the duo will miss at least the next three games.

Source: Detroit News

4 days ago

Michigan State women’s basketball opens a two-game road trip against Illinois on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. ET at the State Farm Center. The Spartans are looking to snap a two-game losing streak after winning their first eight games of the season. MSU comes to Champaign with an 8-2 record and 3-2 mark in league play. The Illini are 2-6 overall and 0-5 in B1G action.

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5 days ago

While Michigan State has cycled through three starting point guards, a bevy of options at center, and weathered its rockiest start to Big Ten play in years, there’s been one player Tom Izzo says he’s been able to count on more than any other player on his roster. Sophomore forward Malik Hall hasn’t filled up box scores or highlight reels. But his contributions haven’t gone unnoticed in the Breslin Center.

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5 days ago

Kameron Allen was busy packing suitcases on Tuesday. And for good reason. The three-star tight end from North Forney High School in Texas signed in December with Michigan State’s 2021 recruiting class and anticipated joining the program in the summer. Then Allen got the official word on Sunday the Spartans had a spot for him as a mid-year addition and he announced it Tuesday. So he’s now just days away from arriving in East Lansing.

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5 days ago

Seeing Alabama and Ohio State trade touchdown after touchdown in the College Football Playoff national championship Monday night felt like watching an entirely different sport from what Michigan State football has been playing the past few years. What led to the demise of Mark Dantonio’s legendary tenure will be perhaps the biggest challenge for Mel Tucker in his second year as head coach. Finding the end zone.

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

Luka Garza of the Iowa Hawkeyes is the front runner for the Associated Press Player of the Year Award, and no one is really close outside of Ayo Dosunmu. He is leading the nation in scoring per game and sixth in the nation in rebounds per game. His playstyle is straight out of the 1980s. He lives in the low post, relying on paint seals, hook shots, and mid-post jump shots. According to InStat, 52 percent of his possessions come on post touches and 12.3 percent of his possessions come on putbacks.

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5 days ago

The last time there was a Spartans in the NBA, two players had yet to make their NBA debuts. Well now that two weeks have passed, Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman were both able to make their NBA debuts! Draymond Green was also able to make his season debut and has had a few good performances in his return. Jaren Jackson Jr. has still not made his season debut, but should be returning within the next few weeks.

Source: Spartans Wire

5 days ago

Michigan State linebacker Antjuan Simmons has been invited to a second all-star game that won’t be played. Simmons on Monday received an invitation from the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl after previously being selected for the East-West Shrine Bowl. Neither event is holding an actual game this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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6 days ago

Learn more about Dennis Cesana’s hockey family, and dive deeper into what made Marcus Bingham Jr who he is today.

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6 days ago

Michigan State basketball’s tenets of defense, rebounding, and running are well known and loudly touted. However, those concepts also are among the biggest inconsistencies for Tom Izzo’s team over the past month. The Spartans continue to lose games in varying fashion, with their latest defeat, 55-54, Friday night against Purdue, coming with an inability to protect the post from Trevion Williams in the second half.

Source: Detroit Free Press

7 days ago

Almost two days after Michigan State’s stunning second-half collapse against Purdue, the sting has yet to fade away. Giving up a 17-point lead with 19 minutes to play is tough enough to deal with, but the lasting effect could be even more critical for the Spartans. Instead of riding a three-game winning streak and likely moving up in the national rankings, Michigan State is trying to come up with a way to regroup while staring at a five-game stretch to close the month of January that will be no picnic.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Despite three players reaching double figures, the No. 23/24 Michigan State women’s basketball team was edged by Nebraska, 68-64, Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center. The Spartans were banged up and were not able to come back from trailing at half time by nine points. With the loss, Michigan State falls to 8-2 overall and 3-2 in Big Ten play. Nebraska improves to 6-4 this season and 4-3 in league action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 week ago

He’s at the top of his profession today, but 25-plus years ago, he was on his second stint — yes, second — at Michigan State, this time as a up-and-coming head coach. He was DB/DC from 1983-87 under MSU great George Perles. From 1995-99, Saban — who took over for his mentor — was the head coach of the Spartans. Then, before the 2000 Citrus Bowl, he abruptly bolted for bayou-life at LSU.

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