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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

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  • On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance

     On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance
    At Valparaiso, they welcomed fans into the student union to revel in the return to an NCAA tournament the Crusaders coach, Bryce Drew, helped make special 17 years ago with a shot famous enough to use in commercials. At Notre Dame, the ACC champs all...
  • Frustration wanes amid another March run for Izzo, Spartans

    It's times like this when all the frustration seems worth it to Tom Izzo. The ups and downs of a long season having finally given way to another exhilarating run in the NCAA Tournament. "I wouldn't trade anybody as far as the way these guys have...
  • Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

    Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game. Frank Kaminsky got off to a slow start, his team couldn't make a shot in the first half and then fell behind by seven midway through the second half. It looked like a repeat of the Big Ten...
  • Sideline Chatter: Michigan State team told to get the heck off Twitter

    Michigan State worked hard all week on blocking out social media, that is. "The minute we walked into that locker room (after upsetting second-seeded Virginia), the first thing I said to them, 'Take your phones, stick them where the sun doesn't shine,...
  • NCAA tournament: Notre Dame next for Kentucky; Wisconsin, Arizona win

    NCAA tournament: Notre Dame next for Kentucky; Wisconsin, Arizona win
    No. 1 Kentucky 78, No. 5 West Virginia 39: Throughout its three NCAA tournament games, the question has almost never been whether Kentucky would win its games but whether the Wildcats would face a serious challenge. Kentucky is still looking for one....
  • Great Coaches? Don't Ever Count Out Tom Izzo

    Great Coaches? Don't Ever Count Out Tom Izzo
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Using the Jeff Jacobs eyeball metric, a metric not nearly as scientific as FiveThirtyEight over at ESPN, Rick Pitino is the best game manager in college basketball. Of course, when I wrote that three years ago, Jim Calhoun opened a...
  • Shawn Windsor: Michigan State guard Trice gives Izzo something he hasn't had lately

    EAST LANSING, Mich. Tom Izzo was after the teammate. You know, the high schooler who sported bodybuilder biceps and could steal rebounds off the top of the backboard. At least it looks that way when Brendan Dawson leaps in traffic, rising until...
  • NCAA nap time: You snooze, you win

    NCAA nap time: You snooze, you win
    CLEVELAND — On Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena, Notre Dame, West Virginia, Wichita State and Kentucky will play their biggest games of the season in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. But if you were to check on the players a few hours...
  • 6 teams with 10 or more losses most ever to reach Sweet 16

    The NCAA Tournament has never had so many teams with so many losses make it so far. Six of the regional semifinalists have 10 or more losses, including three with 13. The reaction around college basketball has been a collective shrug. There simply are...
  • A look at the NCAA's Sweet 16 matchups

    After upsets galore on Thursday, the NCAA Tournament has arrived at the Sweet 16 without any small-conference Cinderellas. Fourteen of the teams that will be playing on the second weekend are from power conferences, led by a record-tying five teams...
  • Three No. 1 seeds , including unbeaten Kentucky, still alive

    When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win four of those games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. The Wildcats improved to 36-0...