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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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  • Undefeated Kentucky reminiscent of unbeaten UNLV in 1991

    Undefeated Kentucky reminiscent of unbeaten UNLV in 1991
    John Calipari has hair and does not chew on towels, and none of his players is likely to appear as Grandmama in a shoe company pitch. Otherwise, the parallels between Kentucky 2015 and Nevada-Las Vegas 1991 are striking. Calipari's Kentucky squad is the...
  • Jim Nantz remembers the night Brent Musburger was fired at the Final Four

    Jim Nantz remembers the night Brent Musburger was fired at the Final Four
    So much has been made of the fact that longtime college basketball analyst Bill Raftery will get to work his first Final Four on the TV side of things this weekend in Indianapolis. The popular Raftery has done the radio broadcasts of the Final Four...
  • Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four

    Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four
    This supposedly was the season of the Blah Big Ten. The popular thought was that the conference was made up of Wisconsin and everyone else (translation: a bunch of also-rans). But with the conference making up 50 percent of the Final Four, the Big Ten...
  • Sizing up Wisconsin stars' NBA potential

    Sizing up Wisconsin stars' NBA potential
    This story was born from a conversation at the United Center. While waiting to broadcast Michigan State's Big Ten tournament semifinal game, Rick Mahorn watched Wisconsin take down Purdue. Asked which Badger had the most pro potential, the man with...
  • Michigan State's Denzel Valentine has NBA potential, analysts say

    Michigan State's Denzel Valentine has NBA potential, analysts say
    Michigan State can’t match Wisconsin in terms of NBA prospects, but there is at least one. CBS Sports analyst Doug Gottlieb believes that Denzel Valentine can make it in the league. The 6-5 junior stuffed the stat sheet in the Spartans’...
  • Chesterton's Blake Pieroni, Aaron Whitaker swim to All-American status

    Chesterton grads Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker earned All-American honors at the NCAA swimming championships in Iowa City over the weekend. Competing for Indiana, which placed 12th, Pieroni finished fourth in the 200 freestyle. He was clocked in 1:33....
  • Three No. 1 seeds in the Final Four

    Three No. 1 seeds in the Final Four
    If you liked the look of last year's Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it's a replay of last year's semifinal won by Kentucky, 74-73. Seventh-seeded...
  • Assessing financial impact of ACC's landmark NCAA tournament

    Assessing financial impact of ACC's landmark NCAA tournament
    No school gets rich off the NCAA’s basketball fund. Reach the Final Four like Duke and Kentucky? Exit the first weekend like Virginia, Hampton and VCU? Just miss qualifying like Old Dominion and Richmond? Given the NCAA’s distributions to...
  • Clippers' meeting with archrival Warriors could serve as a referendum

    Clippers' meeting with archrival Warriors could serve as a referendum
    The Golden State Warriors beat the Clippers to Los Angeles by more than a day before their Tuesday showdown, a quirk of the NBA schedule. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers hoped his team's Pacific Division rivals made sure to pack their evening wear. "They're...
  • Branden Dawson's late heroics spark Michigan State

    Yes, Branden Dawson heard all about the Montrezl Harrell quote, on Twitter and courtesy of his Michigan State assistant coaches. But Mike Garland and associate head coach Dwayne Stephens delivered it with some instructions: "They told me, 'Don't say...
  • Emmaus high jumper Scott Schlegel wins national title

    Emmaus high jumper Scott Schlegel wins national title
    Emmaus High School senior Scott Schlegel recently won first place in the high jump at the New Balance Indoor Track and Field Nationals at the Armory in New York City. Schlegel, a Lehigh Valley Conference and District 11 champion for the Green Hornets'...