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Coming into the weekend, Head Coach Danton Cole experimented with different line combinations at practice, and it paid off in the Spartan’s (8-7-1) 3-0 win over No. 19 Wisconsin (7-10-1) Friday night. 24 hours later, the same two teams would go at it again, with the green and white looking for the series sweep.
“We are a lot younger than we thought,” Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo said after practice Friday in advance of the No. 11 Spartans' Big Ten opener against Rutgers Sunday night (7:00/BTN).
After being shown up by No. 10 Duke in one of their most anticipated home matchups of the season, the No. 11 Spartans will look to turn things around as they host Rutgers University on Sunday to open Big Ten play (7 p.m./BTN).
Michigan State hockey (7-7-1) kicked off a four game homestand Friday night against No. 19 Wisconsin (7-9-1) at Munn Ice Arena. Looking to put a rough weekend against No. 7 Ohio State behind them, the green and white returned home seeking more offensive production against a Badger team loaded with talent.
Michigan State basketball won’t be able to put their usual starting lineup to the test this Sunday against Rutgers as freshman guard Rocket Watts will sit out with a stress reaction to a bone in his left leg.
With the end of the Michigan State football regular season comes a new addition to the NCAA Transfer Portal. Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Dimitri Douglas became the latest Spartan — the seventh this season — to put his name into the transfer portal.
No. 19 Michigan State women’s basketball (6-2) traveled down to Tallahassee, Florida on Thursday evening. The Spartans met No. 8 Florida State (8-0) for a game in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The 2010’s are coming to a close in a few short weeks. In that time, Michigan State athletics have been one of the most successful programs in the entire country. That success has produced some rather incredible moments that fans will never forget. We recount, reminisce, and rank some of the best Michigan State moments in the last decade.
After edging out Maryland Nov. 30, the Spartans made themselves bowl eligible for the 12th time in the Mark Dantonio era. Currently, the Spartans project to play in either the Quick Lane Bowl or the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Yawn.
After No. 7 Ohio State swept them last weekend, Michigan State hockey (6-7-1) fell out of the rankings and will look to bounce back this weekend against No. 19 Wisconsin (7-8-1) in a two-game series at Munn Ice Arena. The Big Ten foes will face off Friday and Saturday night, with both games starting at 7 p.m.
An out-of-character free throw shot for Duke center Vernon Carey deflected off the backboard and put the ball up for grabs late in the second half. Michigan State desperately needed this possession.
In March, reeling towards the end of the first half and down 30-21, Michigan State gave a champion’s response to Duke in the 2019 Elite Eight.
At 9 p.m. MSU alumnus and three-time NBA champion Draymond Green took the press podium with pride, sharing his emotions about the night his jersey would be retired and flown next to Magic Johnson and Mateen Cleaves in the Breslin Center.
A dominant Duke squad, and a solid night for Blue Devil freshman forward Vernon Carey couldn’t be stopped by a No. 11 Spartan team that continues to struggle over the court. The Spartans (5-3) fell 87-75 to the Blue Devils Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at the Breslin Center.
“Pick with your head, not your heart.”
With a No.1 spot that seems up for grabs each week and upsets circling around the league, only one thing is for certain at the week five mark of college basketball season, and it’s that No.11 Michigan State basketball has already faced a season worth of obstacles.
Know Thy Enemy is a weekly Q&A where the perspective changes from the eyes of The State News to the eyes of the student newspaper of Michigan State basketball's opponent.
In the midst of success for Golden State Warriors power forward and three-time NBA champion Draymond Green, the Michigan State alumnus will make a trip back to East Lansing on Dec. 3 for the retirement of his No. 23 jersey. Green will become the 10th player in Michigan State history to have their jersey retired.
After falling to Virginia Tech in the Maui Invitational, the Michigan State Spartans dropped from No. 3 to No. 11 in the latest AP poll. The Spartans were able to defeat Georgia and UCLA in the Maui Invitational to prevent free falling to the bottom of the polls.
Head Coach Suzy Merchant’s Spartans are off to a hot start (6-1). Ranked No. 17 in the AP preseason polls, the team has lived up to their ranking and then some.