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The week just keeps getting better for college sports fans. After the Big Ten announced Wednesday that they will be playing college football this fall, the NCAA set Nov. 25 as the starting date for the 2020-21 college basketball season, per Jon Rothstein of College Hoops Today, amoung other reports.
Last year, men's college basketball fans had their hearts broken when the NCAA March Madness Tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the best sports competitions of the year was done before it even started. The near-month long celebration of college basketball would have to be put off until 2021.
Although there is uncertainty about the 2020-2021 men's basketball season being played due to COVID-19, the show must go on. The Michigan State men’s basketball team did that Thursday by announcing the roster for the 2020-2021 season.
According to a report by ESPN, Michigan State University has recommended a ban of former basketball player Brock Washington due to sexual misconduct. This would result in Washington being permanently banned from taking any classes at the university as well as a two year ban from campus.
Michigan State basketball’s recruiting streak continues with 2021 four-star point guard Jaden Akins committing to the Spartans over Michigan, Florida, DePaul, and Mississippi State. Akins, according to 247Sports, is the second-highest rated player in the state of Michigan, trailing only Pierre Brooks, who is also an MSU commit.
Xavier Tillman is no longer the rookie 18 year old that came to MSU. Instead, Tillman said men's basketball Head Coach Tom Izzo turned him into a “monster” during his three years on the team, and one who is fully equipped to take on the next level: the NBA Draft.
After the departure of Xavier Tillman to the NBA Draft, Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo has given redshirt junior guard Jack Hoiberg the team’s final scholarship.
If this were Game of Thrones, Enoch Boakye would be the King of the North.
Michigan State basketball's Xavier Tillman announced Sunday he will keep his name in the 2020 NBA draft instead of playing for what would be his senior season.
2022 five-star center Enoch Boakye announced his commitment to Michigan State on Instagram Live, joining Emoni Bates in MSU head basketball coach Tom Izzo’s 2022 recruiting class.
He is the No. 1-rated recruit in the class of 2022 and has been one of just seven high school athletes ever to earn a perfect rating from 247sports composite rankings. If you live in the sports world and don’t know a high school junior basketball player’s name, it usually means you’re living under a rock. This is one of those cases.
Michigan State University athletics announced temporary pay cuts Thursday for any staff member making $100,000 or greater for the next year. MSU Athletic Director Bill Beekman will be taking a 10% pay cut, head men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo and head football coach Mel Tucker will each take a 7% pay cut.
Lightning never strikes the same place twice … or at least that’s how the saying is supposed to go, but not in East Lansing, not for Tom Izzo and Michigan State basketball.
With the landing of 2021’s No. 1 shooting guard in the form of five-star, Chicago-bred, Max Christie and the college basketball-altering decision of National Gatorade Player of the Year and highest touted high school prospect since LeBron James, Emoni Bates, in just the matter of a nine-day span, the Spartan’s first commit for their potential 2021 dynasty may have slipped some people’s minds.
2021 five-star shooting guard Max Christie had verbally committed to Michigan State after fielding offers from Villanova, Virginia, Purdue and Ohio State. Christie joins 2022 five-star forward Emoni Bates as the second five-star recruit to join Tom Izzo’s squad in the last week when Bates announced his verbal commitment last Monday.
After years of recruiting disappointments with guys like Jabari Parker and Vernon Carey Jr, Tom Izzo finally got his guy when he landed the top prospect from the 2022 high school graduating class Emoni Bates. That description of Bates probably does not do him justice considering the 16-year-old from Ypsilanti, Michigan is one of just seven players to receive a perfect rating by 247Sports, joining the likes of LeBron James, Dwight Howard and Greg Oden.
Emoni Bates, the top basketball recruit for the Class of 2022, announced his commitment to Michigan State during a live ESPN interview Monday afternoon.
With three Final Four appearances, five Big Ten regular season titles and plenty of stand-out players to pass through his program over the decade, Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo claimed another title on Tuesday, this one being the Big Ten basketball coach of the decade.
On Thursday, Michigan State announced the five athletes who earned the University’s highest athletic awards for 2019-20. Among them are men’s basketball senior Cassius Winston, sophomore golfer Valery Plata, cross country/track and field redshirt senior Annie Fuller, gymnastics senior Gabriella Douglas and men’s swimming senior Scott Piper.
When senior guard Cassius Winston stood on the scorekeeper’s table, embracing the moment he became a three-time Big Ten champion, nobody knew it would be the last time he would wear a Spartan uniform.