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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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  • Goodbye SEC, hello Ohio State, Oregon in college football title game

    Goodbye SEC, hello Ohio State, Oregon in college football title game
    Think of recent college football history as a bowl of alphabet soup: For years the "A's" dominated the B-C-S, as Alabama and Auburn traded national titles in 2009 and 2010, with Alabama reclaiming the crown in 2011 and 2012. Auburn took umbrage and...
  • Sunday's matchup: Northwestern at Michigan State

    Sunday's matchup: Northwestern at Michigan State
    TV/radio: 11 a.m. Sunday; BTN, WGN-AM 720. Records: Northwestern 10-5, 1-1 Big Ten; Michigan State 11-5, 2-1. Fred Mitchell's quick look: Michigan State ranks second in the Big Ten in scoring defense (60.1), while the Wildcats are right behind them at...
  • No. 11 Terps get past first Big Ten loss, early foul trouble in 69-60 win at Purdue

    No. 11 Terps get past first Big Ten loss, early foul trouble in 69-60 win at Purdue
    Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon knew this was going to be a grind-it-out game for his No. 11 Terps, maybe their first true Big Ten Conference foul-fest against a Purdue team that rarely wins with style. He also knew he needed a better...
  • As they prepare for Purdue, No. 11 Terps embrace life on the road in unfamiliar Big Ten

    As they prepare for Purdue, No. 11 Terps embrace life on the road in unfamiliar Big Ten
    The Maryland men's basketball team was collectively clueless about where it was Friday morning as the bus taking the Terps from their hotel to practice here at 47-year-old Mackey Arena rolled onto John R. Wooden Drive. Even Maryland coach Mark Turgeon,...
  • Devin Smith survives drought, thoughts of quitting to make big impact for Ohio State

    Ohio State senior Devin Smith came to a point at midseason where he briefly thought of quitting. It was October, and the playmaking receiver wasn't getting the ball. He wasn't sure he trusted the coaching staff. He was agonizing over personal issues...
  • After one of his worst games as a Terp, Dez Wells seeks early-season form

    Maybe it was brain freeze brought on by the sub-zero temperatures that Maryland has met this week in its first two-game, five-day road swing in the Big Ten. Or maybe it was Maryland senior Dez Wells developing short-term amnesia with no lasting side...
  • Lehighton native Dave Warner has unique perspective on Ohio State-Oregon football championship game

    How different might things be, Dave Warner wonders, had Michigan State scored a late first-half touchdown, one that would've given the Spartans a two-touchdown cushion against Ohio State in their Big Ten Conference showdown on Nov. 8 in East Lansing....
  • Want to make Ohio State's players angry? Call them underdogs in title showdown vs. Oregon

    Offensive tackle Taylor Decker doesn't believe that Ohio State is an underdog to Oregon in the national championship game on Monday. In fact, Decker refuses to recognize that anything so outlandish is even possible. "I know Vegas or ESPN or whatever has...
  • Big 12, Big Eight prominent in College Football Hall of Fame class

    DALLAS Rece Davis, master of ceremonies for the College Football Hall of Fame ceremony, asked for one more question, gazed around the room, and saw the raised hand of a woman in a purple shawl. "I have just one question," Sharon Snyder said. "He's very...
  • 2013 Tribune football all-state second team

    2013 Tribune football all-state second team
    SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Jake Kolbe, Naperville Central, Sr., QB Numbers (2,296 yards passing, 18 TDs, 3 INTs; 495 yards rushing, 11 TDs) alone merited the selection, but the Illinois State-bound Kolbe's leadership was even more impressive as...
  • Four Is Fun, But Wouldn't Eight Be Great?

    When something as intense and sweeping as a national college football playoff invades our sporting lives for the first time, there is an irresistible urge to dive into every crazy nuance of the two Final Four games and overlook the obvious: Oregon and...