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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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  • March Madness: It'll be a big blue heaven for Kentucky at the end

    March Madness: It'll be a big blue heaven for Kentucky at the end
    It took UC Irvine 38 years to qualify for the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, but now that the Anteaters are in, can they win a game? It's a tall order, but Irvine just might be in the zone. So predicts national college basketball writer...
  • Kentucky and UCLA separated by more than brackets in NCAA tournament

    Kentucky and UCLA separated by more than brackets in NCAA tournament
    It was two different Selection Sundays for the two greatest men's college basketball programs in the history of the NCAA tournament. First off, one of the teams was anointed, not selected. Kentucky, winner of eight national titles, earned the top...
  • Big Ten winners and losers on Selection Sunday

    Big Ten winners and losers on Selection Sunday
    Couldn't Scott Barnes have lied? C'mon, Mr. NCAA Selection Committee Chairman. Did you really have to admit that Wisconsin would have been a No. 1 seed regardless of how the Big Ten tournament played out? OK, OK. We appreciate the honesty. And it's...
  • Lew Wallace grad Branden Dawson reaches Final Four, gets his degree

    When Mary James stares at the TV, as Branden Dawson laces it up against Duke in the NCAA Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium, she'll will be glowing with admiration. It won't be because of one of the rebounds he most certainly will grab. Dawson led the Big...
  • Winning ugly? Wisconsin victory 'beautiful basketball' if not work of art

    Winning ugly? Wisconsin victory 'beautiful basketball' if not work of art
    Before Wisconsin arrived in Chicago to state a strong case as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, the Badgers made a fashion statement when they unveiled new uniforms for the postseason. The unis feature a giant horizontal stripe and enlarged logos,...
  • Michigan State roars back to topple Maryland on way to Big Ten final

    Michigan State roars back to topple Maryland on way to Big Ten final
    Michigan State was dead and buried, or so it seemed, when Maryland jumped out to a 16-point lead Saturday at the United Center. But after forward Branden Dawson cleaned up a Matt Costello miss in the first half, he grabbed Costello and screamed: "Let'...
  • Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process

    Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process
    INDIANAPOLIS — At NCAA headquarters, the basketball enthusiasts view Selection Sunday as Christmas morning. This mock selection exercise would be akin to Thanksgiving. "So let's eat," says David Worlock, the NCAA point man for this event....
  • Virginia's No. 2 NCAA seed neither outrageous nor daunting

     Virginia's No. 2 NCAA seed neither outrageous nor daunting
    Many Virginia basketball faithful are unhappy — thank you, Twitter and email — with the NCAA tournament bracket unveiled Sunday. Two reasons. One is rooted in conference rivalry — loathing seems too strong a word for Lent — the...
  • Does Indiana have to make NCAA field to save Tom Crean's job?

    Does Indiana have to make NCAA field to save Tom Crean's job?
    The team that got thumped knows exactly where it's headed and who will lead it. The team that did the thumping will return to the United Center on Friday for a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal game against Maryland. Beyond that, who knows where Indiana...
  • After some strange days, Michigan State enters Big Ten tournament on high

    After some strange days, Michigan State enters Big Ten tournament on high
    Tom Izzo asked his players not to foul, so Denzel Valentine did. He asked Marvin Clark Jr. to miss a foul shot, so Clark swished it. Michigan State's best player has been sidelined the last two games, and the Spartans won both. What does MSU stand...
  • So much for BCS game change—looks like SEC will play for title again

    So much for BCS game change—looks like SEC will play for title again
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. —The final Saturday of the first Bowl Championship Series season in 1998 ended with shocking losses by Kansas State and UCLA that turned the BCS on its ear hole. Wild endings in St. Louis and Miami that day put Tennessee and...