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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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  • Column: Don't forget about Sparty at this Final Four

    Kentucky is going for the first perfect season in nearly four decades. Duke and Wisconsin look gaudy enough with their No. 1 seeds. It would be easy to forget about Sparty at this Final Four. That also would be a mistake. Overlooked and underrated all...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 4/4 log (updated Saturday AM with matchups)

    7:45 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: Liverpool at Arsenal.--NBCSN 9 a.m.    Exhibition baseball: Colorado vs. Seattle (d.).--MLB Net. 9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News and nnpstv....
  • Michigan State's Gavin Schilling on a roll — just in time for big task

     Michigan State's Gavin Schilling on a roll — just in time for big task
    INDIANAPOLIS — Spending his childhood in three countries, Michigan State center Gavin Schilling didn't discover his love of college basketball until he left Europe and moved to Chicago with his mother. He was so enamored with the sport he wanted...
  • Jones, Okafor don't regret choosing Duke over Michigan State

    INDIANAPOLIS It was March 23, 2013, and Tom Izzo couldn't get out of the Palace of Auburn Hills fast enough. The Michigan State coach had just seen his Spartans demolish Memphis in the third round of the NCAA Tournament and Izzo was in a hurry to get...
  • 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...
  • Final Four teams have 4 different sets of drug-testing rules

    Four teams, four drug-testing policies. Players at Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke operated under the same rules on their road to the Final Four this season — except when it came to the frequency of their doping tests and the penalties...
  • NCAA President: Issue of Indiana law more important than basketball

     NCAA President: Issue of Indiana law more important than basketball
    INDIANAPOLIS — NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday he had considered the option of moving the organization's headquarters and said the association would look more closely at potentially discriminatory laws before awarding bids for future...
  • Recent firings sound alarms for black college basketball coaches

    Recent firings sound alarms for black college basketball coaches
    When Tracy Dildy was growing up, watching men like Nolan Richardson roam the sideline at Arkansas and John Thompson win an NCAA tournament championship at Georgetown inspired his career choice. Now the former DePaul assistant and current Chicago State...
  • Who are some of the top black assistant coaches in the Big Ten?

     Who are some of the top black assistant coaches in the Big Ten?
    LaVall Jordan, Michigan: Jordan has been with the Wolverines five seasons, developing superb backcourts with guards like Darius Morris and Trey Burke. He was reportedly one of the final two candidates for the Butler head coaching job in 2013. Lamont...
  • Big Ten peers weigh in, admiringly, on Tom Izzo and Bo Ryan

    Big Ten peers weigh in, admiringly, on Tom Izzo and Bo Ryan
    They are the patriarchs of the Big Ten. Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan is in his 14th season with the Badgers and has been coaching since 1972. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is in his 20th season with the Spartans after 12 years as an assistant for them....
  • NCAA tournament: Man could win $1 million if Spartans go all the way

    NCAA tournament: Man could win $1 million if Spartans go all the way
    Derek Stevens made a $20,000 bet back in December that could result in a $1-million payday on Monday. All he needs is for Michigan State to win the national championship. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post had incorrect...