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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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  • Bowl predictions: Separating the winners from losers

    Bowl predictions: Separating the winners from losers
    You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
  • Two upstanding coaches will be standing on sidelines at Rose Bowl

    Two upstanding coaches will be standing on sidelines at Rose Bowl
    This season's college bowl schedule is reminiscent of how it used to be in the last months of the year in pro golf, or the last five minutes of an NBA rout. Garbage time. ESPN fills airtime and sells ads, but there is no compelling reason to watch...
  • The best moments of the college football season

    The best moments of the college football season
    Turn out the lights, the parity's over. The Bowl Championship Series era of equal access and catering to college football's "little guys" ended Monday night at the Rose Bowl when Florida State ended the Southeastern Conference's winning streak. The new...
  • With Florida State vs. Auburn in BCS title game, the system works

     With Florida State vs. Auburn in BCS title game, the system works
    There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved. Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...
  • Greg Gumbel couldn't have been listening to Bo Ryan after the NCAA title game

    Greg Gumbel couldn't have been listening to Bo Ryan after the NCAA title game
    TV studio anchors often have a difficult task because they're listening to what others around the desk are saying in one ear and have to listen to the producer barking instructions constantly in the other ear. The latter must have distracted CBS host...
  • Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws

    Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws
    Only the very best teams in college basketball have advanced to the NCAA tournament's round of 16. Take Dayton versus Stanford in the South Regional … please. Dayton finished fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference and absorbed a 26-point loss this...
  • Duke surges past Michigan State, 81-61, to advance to title game

    Duke surges past Michigan State, 81-61, to advance to title game
    Duke proved Saturday why it was a top-seeded team and Michigan State proved why it should have been just happy to be here. Duke let loose its fleet of future NBA stars to score an easy 81-61 win over seventh-seeded Michigan State in the first national...
  • This Final Four will be where elite meet—only blue bloods need apply

    This Final Four will be where elite meet—only blue bloods need apply
    It turned out this wasn't the year for something different, fresh, shiny or new. The world wasn't ready for Notre Dame advancing to its first Final Four since 1978, or Gonzaga marching on to the backdrop of Bing Crosby's "Swinging on a Star." The...
  • Tyler Ulis continuing Kentucky basketball's Chicago connection

    Tyler Ulis continuing Kentucky basketball's Chicago connection
    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tyler Ulis enjoyed a comfortable childhood in Lima, Ohio, guided by his mother and stepdad. Though barely taller than Muggsy Bogues, he showed promise on the basketball court. Eventually, he figured, he might get a scholarship...
  • 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...
  • Women's team poised to be Northwestern's best in nearly two decades

    Women's team poised to be Northwestern's best in nearly two decades
    This should have been fun garbage time for the Northwestern women's basketball team, a chance for several of its bench players to get some action for the first time in nearly three weeks. After all, the Wildcats had a 19-point lead at home with seven...