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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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  • No doubt Wisconsin tops Big Ten, but who's No. 2?

    Records, last week's ranking in parentheses. 1. Wisconsin (21-2, 9-1; 1): Sophomore guard Bronson Koenig has been underrated. He scored a career-high 16 points in the victory over Northwestern. Up next: Tuesday at Nebraska. 2. Ohio State (18-6, 7-4;...
  • Thrust into leadership role, Illini point guard Jaylon Tate thrives

    Thrust into leadership role, Illini point guard Jaylon Tate thrives
    Like many point guards, Jaylon Tate studied the pros. He combed over games and replays from stars like Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose and, especially, Chris Paul. Unlike other teenagers, he was not just trying to zero in on and imitate their handles or...
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  • Like Maryland, Indiana has rebounded to become a surprise Big Ten contender

    Like Maryland, Indiana has rebounded to become a surprise Big Ten contender
    Neither Mark Turgeon nor Tom Crean are in reflective moods these days. The fourth-year Maryland coach and his Indiana counterpart would rather focus on Thursday's nationally televised matchup between the 13th-ranked Terps and No. 23 Hoosiers at Assembly...
  • Terps' Jake Layman looks to rebound from his worst performance of season

    Terps' Jake Layman looks to rebound from his worst performance of season
    There was no need to look at the stat sheet Sunday afternoon at Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Maryland forward Jake Layman knew how poorly he played in a 71-55 loss to the Hawkeyes. Layman, who had scored in double figures in Maryland’s first...
  • Michigan State romps over Northwestern, 68-44

    EVANSTON, Ill. Maybe it was the random night of hotness, all those Michigan State jump shots deciding to go through at once. Maybe it was the random night of coldness, the Northwestern Wildcats incredibly going more than 17 minutes without one of their...
  • No. 5 Wisconsin fends off Nebraska, 65-55

    LINCOLN, Neb. Their level of execution on both ends of the court has been much better this season. They led by 16 points in the second half and had the opportunity to put Nebraska down for good. The fifth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers struggled down the...
  • Terps have some extra motivation as Indiana visits Xfinity Center

    Terps have some extra motivation as Indiana visits Xfinity Center
    Nearly three weeks ago, Maryland forward Jake Layman stood steely-eyed outside the visiting dressing room at Assembly Hall after the Terps were buried in the second half by Indiana's hot shooting. The normally laid-back junior was seething. Layman was...
  • Iowa assistant Sherman Dillard got start with former Terps coach Lefty Driesell

    There have been a number of connections between the Maryland men’s basketball team and its competition in the No. 17 Terps' first Big Ten season. At the start of the league schedule, there was the NCAA tournament history between Maryland and...
  • Terps know they need better defense to slow hot-shooting opponents

    Terps know they need better defense to slow hot-shooting opponents
    Whatever silver lining the Maryland men's basketball team is taking from Sunday's 71-55 loss at Iowa, it probably has a few perforations, much like the defense the Terps are playing these days. The most glaring difference between the team that won...
  • Finding playoff-caliber quarterbacks much harder than it looks

    Finding playoff-caliber quarterbacks much harder than it looks
    PHOENIX — The discovery of Russell Wilson, a third-round pick of the Seahawks in 2012 who shed the label of "game manager" about as quickly as his feet move running the zone read with Marshawn Lynch, set an example for what roughly half of the NFL...