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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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  • Shawn Windsor: Don't count Michigan state out of the tourney yet

    EAST LANSING, Mich. First: the streak. It's not over. Not yet, not even after the ugly 59-54 loss Saturday at the Breslin Center, where Michigan State fell to Illinois because of missed free throws, missed jumpers and missing late-game confidence. A...
  • Balanced Wisconsin has little trouble beating Northwestern, 65-50

    MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin's two victories over Northwestern this season illustrate the gap between Bo Ryan's team and the rest of the Big Ten. Fifth-ranked UW completed a sweep of Northwestern with surgical precision, 65-50, Saturday at the Kohl Center....
  • With his shot not falling, Terps' Melo Trimble becomes pass-first point guard

    With his shot not falling, Terps' Melo Trimble becomes pass-first point guard
    If the Maryland men's basketball team's return to prominence this season can be tied to the arrival of Melo Trimble, so, too, can the Terps' recent slippage. After leading Maryland to its first national ranking and the brink of its first NCAA tournament...
  • Illinois retains composure at end to drop Michigan State 59-54

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Even during the flow of the game, when players sometimes lose track of details in the thick of it, Illinois guard Malcolm Hill noticed something amiss with Michigan State's free throw shooting. "There were times when it seems...
  • Indiana holds off Michigan 70-67 in Bloomington

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. In the end, Sunday's game felt the same as the other near-misses. It was a chance for a break-through, pushing a respected team to the brink, and then failing to finish. The constantly undermanned Michigan basketball team came close...
  • Illini coach Groce remains mum on suspension timeline for Rice, Cosby

    Illini coach Groce remains mum on suspension timeline for Rice, Cosby
    Illinois coach John Groce remained elusive about the status of suspended guards Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby. Both players have missed the previous two games due to suspension, and Groce declined on a Friday teleconference to reveal whether either will...
  • Finding playoff-caliber quarterbacks much harder than it looks

    Finding playoff-caliber quarterbacks much harder than it looks
    PHOENIX — The discovery of Russell Wilson, a third-round pick of the Seahawks in 2012 who shed the label of "game manager" about as quickly as his feet move running the zone read with Marshawn Lynch, set an example for what roughly half of the NFL...
  • Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Michigan

    Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Michigan
    TV/radio: 7:15 p.m. Saturday; BTN, WGN-AM 720. Records: Northwestern 10-7, 1-3 Big Ten; Michigan 10-7, 3-2. Fred Mitchell's quick look: The Wildcats have lost three straight to Wisconsin, Michigan State and Illinois. Turnovers and sketchy defense have...
  • Boilermakers manage to slow down No. 20 Ohio St. to pull off 3rd straight upset 60-58

    Purdue coach Matt Painter has his Boilermakers rekindling welcome memories. They're playing lockdown defense. They're beating opponents to loose balls. And, yes, they're even beating ranked teams with regularity. Rapheal Davis scored 20 points...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 2/7 log (updated Thursday AM)

    3:30 a.m.    Baseball: Australian league championship series.--MLB Net. 6 a.m.    Golf: Malaysian Open third round (d. in Kuala Lumpur).--Golf 6 a.m.    Tennis: Fed Cup first round: Russia at Poland.--Tennis Ch. 7:40 a.m.    Soccer: English...
  • Terps' Jared Nickens to start over Richaud Pack vs. Penn State

    In the aftermath of last Thursday’s 80-56 loss at Ohio State, Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon had to figure out what changes, if any, he would make to his starting lineup going into Wednesday’s home game against Penn State. Apparently...