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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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  • Walk-on Wollenman impresses on and off the basketball court

    EAST LANSING, Mich. Walk-ons have scant opportunities in programs such as Michigan State's, and the ones who have contributed in Tom Izzo's tenure Tim Bograkos, Austin Thornton and Mike Kebler come to mind had contact with the coaching staff before...
  • Rose Bowl will still be a highlight of college football bowl season

    Rumors of the death of the Rose Bowl game are, once again, greatly exaggerated. The old girl hasn't lost a step. That's true, even though college football will play for the big title elsewhere to end this season. And probably elsewhere for seasons to...
  • Dawson powers Michigan State to win over Oakland

    EAST LANSING, Mich. Whether it was the dangling milestone or just a determination to be more aggressive, it was a different Branden Dawson on Sunday at Breslin Center. That's not to say Dawson's oft-discussed "motor" was on high. The difference was the...
  • Preview: Oakland at Michigan State

    Michigan State ends an eight-day break for final exams with a home game against Oakland on Sunday night. It's the first of a four-game stretch over nine days for the No. 23 Spartans who then take an eight-day break over Christmas before opening Big Ten...
  • Quick Lane Bowl Preview: Rutgers vs. North Carolina

    SportsDirect Inc. Quick Lane Bowl Preview: Rutgers vs. North Carolina QUICK LANE BOWL STORYLINES 1. Rutgers survived its first season in the Big Ten and took two of its last three games to earn its fourth straight postseason appearance at the Quick...
  • Family at forefront for Tribune Silver Football winner Melvin Gordon

    Family at forefront for Tribune Silver Football winner Melvin Gordon
    Three words will dance in Melvin Gordon's head Saturday during the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York. You've already won. Gordon's father has told him that time and again, so it won't matter when Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota steps onto the...
  • Connections: Former Edgewater player to come home with Baylor

    Alexis Prince is coming home, and she is bringing one of the nation's top women's basketball teams with her. Prince, who led Edgewater to a state title in 2012, is averaging 7.6 points and four rebounds per game for ninth-ranked Baylor. The Bears (7-1)...
  • Big Ten's rough start to season could hurt Terps' NCAA tournament resume

    Big Ten's rough start to season could hurt Terps' NCAA tournament resume
    This has not been a stellar start to the season for the Big Ten. Aside from winning its annual interleague competition with the Atlantic Coast Conference despite its ranked teams going 1-5, Maryland’s new basketball breathren have not exactly...
  • Wisconsin will aim to hire 'another excellent coach' after Gary Andersen bolts for Oregon

    Wisconsin will aim to hire 'another excellent coach' after Gary Andersen bolts for Oregon
    The baddest athletic director in the land won’t waste time wondering why Wisconsin has turned into a farm team for other programs. No, Barry Alvarez has a job to do — and that’s to replace Gary Andersen, who shocked his players...
  • Northwestern football in need of change; will it happen?

    Northwestern football in need of change; will it happen?
    It struck me while covering Cardale Jones' spectacular performance against Wisconsin. And J.T. Barrett's near-perfect night at Michigan State. Ohio State is a program. Every coach says his team adopts a "Next Man Up" philosophy, but how many can...
  • The Super 16 rankings: Ohio State rises here too

    The Super 16 rankings: Ohio State rises here too
    Rankman is flabbergasted Ohio State somehow pole-vaulted to No. 4 in the final Super 16 ranking, just as it did in the College Football Playoffs final ranking. There was only one way it could happen: a 59-0 win over Wisconsin with the Buckeyes' third-...