Sunday, July 12, 2020

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Icers show heart in weekend series

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The top-ranked Spartan hockey team had to struggle for everything it accomplished this weekend in Bowling Green.The Spartans (11-1-3 overall, 8-1-2 CCHA) were able to extend their unbeaten streak to 12 (10-0-2) and earn three points in their first CCHA road series since Oct.

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Spikers begin play in NCAA tournament

MSU volleyball kicks off its seventh-consecutive NCAA tournament this weekend at UCLA.The Spartans (17-12) will play Wisconsin-Milwaukee (23-4) on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA 2000 Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship.The match starts at 8 p.m., immediately following the first-round match between host No.

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Defending champs look to put out Flames at Breslin

Earlier this week, Tom Izzo said he was going to use Wednesday’s game against North Carolina to see how much progress his team has made so far this season.After MSU disposed of the sixth-ranked Tar Heels by 13 points, the MSU men’s basketball coach said he was encouraged by what he saw.“I was pleased with a lot of things, even though I’m not sure we were great,” he said.

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Despite problems Gophers look to rebuild

This is the fourth in a series of Big Ten men’s basketball previewsThe good news for Minnesota’s men’s basketball team is that postseason play is still a possibility.The bad news is the road to a March tournament appearance is an uphill climb.Beginning in March 1999 and ending in October 2000, the Golden Gophers’ basketball program endured extreme NCAA scrutiny for various wrongful acts.

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Linebacker commits to U

Despite never having an official visit, outside linebacker Ronald Stanley, from Saginaw High School, verbally committed last week to be a Spartan next fall.The 6-foot-2, 200-pound former teammate of Charles Rogers said the coaching staff, location and atmosphere at MSU made his choice easy.“The coaching staff reminded me of my high school coaches,” he said.

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Gridders named All-Big Ten

Although its 5-6 season was a disappointment, several MSU football players were honored by the media and coaches for their individual excellence.Junior linebacker Josh Thornhill was honored on both ballots as first-team, and senior cornerback Renaldo Hill was selected by the coaches as a first-team defensive back.Sophomore running back T.J.

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Guards prepare for battle

As just the second player in MSU history to record a triple-double, senior Charlie Bell has established himself as one of the top guards in the country.Tonight, Bell and the No.

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Spikers prepare for Wisconsin-Milwaukee in NCAA tournament

In eight years as head coach of MSU volleyball, Chuck Erbe has guided the team to six consecutive NCAA tournaments and has the Spartans on their way to their seventh.The Spartans knew they made the tournament Saturday, but had to wait until Sunday night to know who and where they would play.The team gathered at Damon’s, 1601 W.

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Bowl series is becoming ridiculous

Don’t be surprised if you hear people across the country, from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast, crying foul during the next week or so.It’s time for the annual “we deserve it more than they do” rhetoric that goes hand-in-hand with college football’s Bowl Championship Series selections.

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Bell named tournament MVP

MSU head coach Tom Izzo criticized his team for a lack of effort after an 89-56 win against Cornell in Friday’s first round of the Coca-Cola Spartan Classic.Senior guard Charlie Bell heard Izzo loud and clear.On Saturday, Bell, who had a game-high 31 points - on a scorching 12-of-13 shooting from the field - led the No.

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Izzo pushes for freshmen to mature fast

Your average freshman athlete enters college with the expectation of contributing in a limited role, but Marcus Taylor and Zach Randolph aren’t your average freshmen.Both men’s basketball players are consensus the top 10 freshmen in the country and are expected to contribute immediately.MSU head coach Tom Izzo has wasted no time working guard Taylor and center Randolph into games.

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Cagers kick off Spartan Classic

The MSU men’s basketball team will step on the 2000 NCAA Championship court for the first time since it stepped off it last spring, kicking off this weekend’s Spartan Coca-Cola Classic.