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Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans are the athletic teams of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. The school colors are green and white and all teams compete in the Big Ten conference except the hockey team. Past teams have won 11 National Championships. Famous athletes include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Scott Skiles, Kirk Gibson, Steve Garvey, Bubba Smith and Ryan Miller.
The Spartans are the athletic teams of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. The school colors are green and white and all teams compete in the Big Ten conference except the hockey team. Past teams have won 11 National Championships. Famous athletes include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Scott Skiles, Kirk Gibson, Steve Garvey, Bubba Smith and Ryan Miller. « Show less

Top Michigan State Spartans Articles

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  • NCAA tournament: Man could win $1 million if Spartans go all the way

    NCAA tournament: Man could win $1 million if Spartans go all the way
    Derek Stevens made a $20,000 bet back in December that could result in a $1-million payday on Monday. All he needs is for Michigan State to win the national championship. When Stevens made the bet, ESPN's Darren Rovell says, such an occurrence didn'...
  • '76 Hoosiers hoping Kentucky can pull off perfect quest

    Quinn Buckner says he and his 1976 Indiana teammates aren't chilling any champagne to uncork in celebration of a Kentucky loss. Instead, the nation's last undefeated college basketball team is eager to end the 39-year wait to add another member to the...
  • This year's NCAA Tournament produces a Final Four of coaching giants

    Who has the coaching advantage at this year's Final Four? There's a coach who has been enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. Two others, Kentucky's John Calipari and Wisconsin's Bo Ryan, are Hall of Fame finalists....
  • Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four

    Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four
    This supposedly was the season of the Blah Big Ten. The popular thought was that the conference was made up of Wisconsin and everyone else (translation: a bunch of also-rans). But with the conference making up 50 percent of the Final Four, the Big Ten...
  • Sizing up Wisconsin stars' NBA potential

    Sizing up Wisconsin stars' NBA potential
    This story was born from a conversation at the United Center. While waiting to broadcast Michigan State's Big Ten tournament semifinal game, Rick Mahorn watched Wisconsin take down Purdue. Asked which Badger had the most pro potential, the man with...
  • Michigan State's Denzel Valentine has NBA potential, analysts say

    Michigan State's Denzel Valentine has NBA potential, analysts say
    Michigan State can’t match Wisconsin in terms of NBA prospects, but there is at least one. CBS Sports analyst Doug Gottlieb believes that Denzel Valentine can make it in the league. The 6-5 junior stuffed the stat sheet in the Spartans’...
  • Chesterton's Blake Pieroni, Aaron Whitaker swim to All-American status

    Chesterton grads Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker earned All-American honors at the NCAA swimming championships in Iowa City over the weekend. Competing for Indiana, which placed 12th, Pieroni finished fourth in the 200 freestyle. He was clocked in 1:33....
  • Spartans' win over Louisville caps winning weekend for Trice

    Travis Trice learned it's far less nerve-wracking playing with a Final Four berth on the line than it is getting basketball score updates by phone. Either way, the Michigan State senior guard was left emotionally spent after what proved to be a twice-is-...
  • Assessing financial impact of ACC's landmark NCAA tournament

    Assessing financial impact of ACC's landmark NCAA tournament
    No school gets rich off the NCAA’s basketball fund. Reach the Final Four like Duke and Kentucky? Exit the first weekend like Virginia, Hampton and VCU? Just miss qualifying like Old Dominion and Richmond? Given the NCAA’s distributions to...
  • Coach K lauds Spartans: 'It's a program of excellence'

    Tom Izzo has admitted that, at some points this season, he wondered whether his Michigan State team was going to make the NCAA Tournament. But Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski never wavered in his belief of the Spartans. A loss to Texas Southern? A mere bump...
  • Three No. 1 seeds in the Final Four

    If you liked the look of last year's Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it's a replay of last year's semifinal won by Kentucky, 74-73. Seventh-seeded...