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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Terps show how good they might be with dominating win over Spartans

    Terps show how good they might be with dominating win over Spartans
    The Maryland men's basketball team is in the midst of a breakout season, but — as they say in those irritating Geico commercials — everybody knows that. The only question coming into Saturday's rematch against Michigan State was how good the...
  • Conflicting polls could portend dicey decisions for College Football Playoff committee

     Conflicting polls could portend dicey decisions for College Football Playoff committee
    Condoleezza Rice knows consensus-building. Tom Osborne and Pat Haden know championship-caliber teams. Mike Tranghese knows selection-committee procedures and metrics. In short, the College Football Playoff has assembled a stellar cast to determine the...
  • 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,"...
  • ACC champ Virginia remains humble entering NCAA tournament

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Long before his current Oscar acclaim, Matthew McConaughey starred in a quirky little film, "Edtv," about a television show that chronicles an average person's life 24/7. The concept would be a miserable failure with Joe Harris,...
  • Heralded Duke freshmen embrace old-school fundamentals

    Less than a month into what figures to be their lone season together, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones already have produced enough highlights to fill your nightly sportscast. Indeed, expect the commanding Okafor, wiry Winslow and inventive...
  • History with Sugar Bowl leads to Virginia Tech's BCS at-large bid and game against Michigan

    History with Sugar Bowl leads to Virginia Tech's BCS at-large bid and game against Michigan
    When Virginia Tech defeated Texas in the 1995 Sugar Bowl, Frank Beamer cautioned Hokies faithful not to expect similar success every year. "I think we've got a chance to be a top program year in and year out," he said. "But every year certainly isn't...
  • Krzyzewski appreciates tough times as he breaks Knight's record

    Krzyzewski appreciates tough times as he breaks Knight's record
    Mike Krzyzewski lives and works in the penthouse district. Has for 25 years. Final Fours, private jets, powerful connections. But his unsurpassed record is rooted in modesty. Working-class Chicago, military service, losing seasons. Those searing...