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The latest revisions to the Top247 rankings for the 2020 basketball recruiting cycle are here as the prospects gear up for their final year of high school.MSU’s lone commitment in the class, four-star point guard Jalen Terry, checks in at No. 58 in the updated rankings. The Flint Beecher standout was previously ranked as the No. 29 prospect in the country. Terry became the first player to give his pledge to Tom Izzo’s program on April 2. The latest updates brought about a mixed bag for a handful of other MSU targets in the cycle.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Four expected Spartan starters have been identified by Andy Katz of NCAA.com as candidates for the top individual awards at their respective positions. Katz lists senior-to-be Cassius Winston as the favorite for the Bob Cousy Award, given annually to the top point guard in the country. Rising junior Xavier Tillman is Katz’s No. 2 candidate for the Karl Malone Award (top power forward); senior Joshua Langford is No. 3 among Julius Erving Award (top small forward) candidates, and sophomore Aaron Henry landed at No. 4 among preseason favorites for the Jerry West Award (top shooting guard).

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Two years ago, Michigan State went into U-D Jesuit and signed running back Elijah Collins. Now the Spartans are going after linebacker Dorian Mausi, a rising senior for the Cubs. The Spartans offered on Thursday. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Mausi won linebackers MVP at The Opening Regional in Charlotte. At that time, he had no offers from Power Five schools, but since then, Duke, Indiana and now Michigan State extended opportunities. The run of offers has a lot to do with Mausi’s physical gifts.

Source: Detroit News

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Junior Dillon McClintock became the second Michigan State track & field athlete to reach the finals in the NCAA Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas on Thursday. Behind a personal best, McClintock reached the final of the women’s 1,500m with a time of 4:12.46.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 weeks ago

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his thoughts on Michigan State’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup with Duke and the Spartans’ early-season schedule.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Michigan State baseball senior outfielder Dan Chmielewski was named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic Third-Team All-America® Baseball Team as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced Tuesday. Chmielewski becomes the first Michigan State baseball player to earn Academic All-America honors since Brandon Eckerle in 2011.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 weeks ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team will host Duke on Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.  Tip time and television designation will be announced at a later date.  ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the event.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 weeks ago

Berghorst told the Free Press on Wednesday evening that he has had preliminary discussions with the Texas Rangers, who selected the 6-foot-7, 265-pound right-handed pitcher in the 14th round (No. 415 overall). One of the topics they covered was whether he would play defensive end for the Spartans. The Rangers will not allow it.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2018-19 academic year. Bailey Higgins of the field hockey team and Khari Willis of the football team were selected as Michigan State’s honorees.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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The Big Ten Conference released the league schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season on Wednesday, June 5. The complete Spartan hockey schedule for 2019-20 will be released in the near future. Times and television designations for all games will be announced separately closer to the start of the season. Michigan State will begin its 24-game conference schedule on the road at Penn State, Nov. 8-9, which is a week earlier than this past season.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Less than a week after finishing high school, Jase Bowen and Adam Berghorst have big decisions in front of them. Play college football at Michigan State or turn pro in baseball. The two future two-sport Spartans were both selected during the MLB draft on Wednesday, and they will have until July 12 to sign a contract to begin a professional baseball career.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Matt McQuaid thinks Michigan State is set up for another Final Four run. The Spartans return experience and potential NBA talent in Cassius Winston, Joshua Langford, Aaron Henry, and Xavier Tillman. And McQuaid loves the recruiting class. A fellow Dallas guy in forward Julius Marble. A young point guard in Rocket Watts. And a promising wing in Malik Hall. “We got a really good team next year,” McQuaid said Tuesday after working out for the Detroit Pistons. “I’m excited to see what they do.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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“It’s all about, ‘Is [the fire] working for me or is it working against me?'” Green says. “When I’m channeling it to work for me, I think I’m one of the baddest motherf—ers on the planet. When it gets the best of me, I’m not so good.”

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2 weeks ago

Oddsmakers in Las Vegas are growing more fond of Michigan State basketball. According to the updated Westgate Superbook, the Spartans stands alone as the favorite to win the 2020 NCAA tournament. MSU is at 6-to-1 odds, up from 8-to-1 when Westgate first released odds in early April. Michigan State jumped ahead of Kentucky and defending champion Virginia, who opened the book at 7-to-1 odds.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Cassius Winston said last month he feels he can still make improvements following a season at Michigan State in which he was named the Big Ten’s top player and an All-American. That’s scary stuff for opponents. The Spartans’ returning point guard already is considered one of the nation’s top players for next season, landing Monday at the top of NCAA writer Andy Katz’s list of favorites to win the Bob Cousy Award as the country’s best point guard for the 2019-20 season.

Source: Detroit News

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Two former Michigan State All-Americans — offensive tackle Flozell Adams and placekicker Morten Andersen — along with former Spartan head coach Darryl Rogers are featured on the National Football Foundation’s 2020 (Football Bowl Subdivision) ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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As Michigan State attempts to reaffirm itself as a Big Ten contender in 2019, it’ll face many of its toughest opponents on the road. And Las Vegas isn’t bullish on the Spartans away from East Lansing. The Golden Nugget sports book released early betting lines for its “games of the year” in the 2019 season, which included five contests featuring the Spartans. MSU is the early favorite in two of them.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 weeks ago

As Brad Salem walks into a meeting room at the Duffy Daugherty Football Building, he’s exactly where he’s supposed to be. It’s late May, but Michigan State’s offensive coordinator is busy, taking advantage of a break from recruiting to pore over some game film, working on breathing some life into a Spartans offense that has had little the last couple of seasons. He’s a football coach, and there’s really nothing else he was ever going to be.

Source: Detroit News

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