MSU head coach Tom Izzo criticized his team for a lack of effort after an 89-56 win against Cornell in Fridays 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.
Your average freshman athlete enters college with the expectation of contributing in a limited role, but Marcus Taylor and Zach Randolph arent your average freshmen.Both mens 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.
With three games in six days this week, the MSU hockey team is making sure to not get ahead of itself.The top-ranked Spartans (7-1-2 overall, 6-1-1 in the CCHA) insist they are not looking past their game against Lake Superior State tonight at Munn Ice Arena.The Lakers are struggling (6-7, 3-5) and MSU has a high-profile holiday series against two premier teams looming later this week, but head coach Ron Mason doesnt expect to extend the Spartans seven-game unbeaten streak without a challenge.We have to be sure not to look ahead because we have to play Lake State and thats going to be a hard-fought hockey game, Mason said.
As the last Flintstone and leading scorer returning from last years championship team, Charlie Bell will lead the charge for the defending NCAA champions this season.In Sundays season-opening 97-61 win against Oakland University, the senior guard Bell became just the second player in MSU history to record a triple-double, making it clear he can handle the burden.
Jason Andreas?Adam Wolfe?That was the response given to the two freshmen ballers when they spoke to the more than 25,000 fans packed inside Spartan Stadium after winning the national championship.Perhaps it was being overshadowed by players like Mateen Cleaves, Morris Peterson and senior guard Charlie Bell.
Two things havent happened at MSU since the Earvin Magic Johnson era. The mens basketball team hadnt hung an NCAA national championship banner from the rafters, and no Spartan player had recorded a triple-double.Those both changed Sunday.The game against the Golden Grizzlies of Oakland began as the coaches, players and fans got to watch the green and white NCAA national championship banner drop from the ceiling.And MSUs 97-61 victory ended when senior guard Charlie Bell became the second Spartan to ever tally a triple-double, recording 13 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Walking off the field after a 42-23 loss isnt the way several seniors on MSUs football team envisioned their college careers ending.The loss means no post-season bowl, a major difference from last years 10-2 season and Florida Citrus Bowl victory.Senior defensive lineman Jace Sayler, considered the consummate team player, said hes going to look at the positive side of the situation.Theres a side of me where I want to be selfish and say, I wanted to get to a bowl game or I this and I that, Sayler said.
A last-ditch effort by the MSU womens basketball team Saturday was not enough to save it from a loss to Boston College during the MSU Chevrolet Classic championship game. After beating Arkansas State on Friday, the Spartans trailed Boston College the entire game, only to lose in the final moments 63-61.
The MSU volleyball team returned from its final road trip of the regular season with a renewed sense of confidence.The Spartans (16-11 overall, 9-9 in the Big Ten) entered the weekend unranked for the first time this season with their NCAA Tournament hopes still in limbo.After defeating Iowa (15-10, 18-16, 15-3) in straight games on Friday and giving No.
If MSU defeats Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, something the Spartans havent done since 1965, theyll be going somewhere warm for the holidays.The question is, where?The Aloha Bowl and the Oahu Bowl are both sponsored by Jeep and have a minimum $750,000 payout to each team.