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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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  • Bears' promising draft picks must pass chemistry test

    Bears' promising draft picks must pass chemistry test
    The chemistry of a team — any team in any sport — is a profound mystery. In pro football, the ultimate team game in which virtually every player relies on another, building a team and creating chemistry can be downright confounding. The...
  • Emmaus high jumper Scott Schlegel wins national title

    Emmaus high jumper Scott Schlegel wins national title
    Emmaus High School senior Scott Schlegel recently won first place in the high jump at the New Balance Indoor Track and Field Nationals at the Armory in New York City. Schlegel, a Lehigh Valley Conference and District 11 champion for the Green Hornets'...
  • Spartans Will Themselves Into The Final Four

    Spartans Will Themselves Into The Final Four
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The loss to UConn last year on the final Sunday in March cut deep. It cut a proud coach. It cut a proud Michigan State basketball program. UConn's greatest joy would give the returning Spartan players their greatest pain and...
  • 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...
  • Ryan Pace begins building solid foundation with first Bears draft

    Ryan Pace begins building solid foundation with first Bears draft
    The first draft class under new general manager Ryan Pace gave us a look into the team building process at Halas Hall with the Bears targeting players who bring major upside, scheme flexibility and competition to head coach John Fox's evolving roster....
  • Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic

    Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic
    The calendar said March 1, but Tom Izzo knew better. It's not March until the brackets come out. So on the day that followed Feb. 28, Izzo set a lineup at Wisconsin that didn't include his most important player. He benched the bruising Branden Dawson,...
  • Frontcourt production critical for U.Va. against bruising Michigan State

     Frontcourt production critical for U.Va. against bruising Michigan State
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On the eve of Virginia's NCAA tournament reunion with Michigan State, Cavaliers center Mike Tobey sheepishly offered a recollection of last season's clash. "I remember it was a real physical game," he said Saturday, "and I...
  • Virginia falls to Michigan State to conclude 'underachieving' postseason

     Virginia falls to Michigan State to conclude 'underachieving' postseason
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Malcolm Brogdon's summation of Virginia's basketball season was brief, harsh and accurate, presented in a monotone that offered but a glimpse of the anger that most certainly brewed inside. "Successful during the regular season,"...
  • Virginia answers Belmont challenge with characteristic calm

     Virginia answers Belmont challenge with characteristic calm
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Equal parts showman and con artist, Craig Bradshaw barked at CBS' broadcast crew as he preened back on defense, his excuse-me 3-pointer off glass having drawn Belmont within three points of Virginia on Friday afternoon. "I called...
  • Frank Kaminsky-led Wisconsin seems loose heading into NCAA tournament

    Frank Kaminsky-led Wisconsin seems loose heading into NCAA tournament
    MADISON, Wis. — The joyous Wisconsin players strolled through the "Grateful Red" student section at the Kohl Center, offering selfies and high-fives. Then they climbed on a stage, with a few dancing to the Calvin Harris dance-pop hit "Summer."...
  • Broadcaster Bill Raftery finally to be in Final Four spotlight

    Broadcaster Bill Raftery finally to be in Final Four spotlight
    If the NCAA tournament follows its usual script, it will deliver several feel-good stories on the court in the upcoming three weeks. However, a heartwarmer also will occur at the broadcast table. After more than three decades as one of college...