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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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  • Young Cancer Victim Becomes Family To Spartan Star

    NEW YORK — Two years ago, Adreian Payne met the girl he considers his little sister. She was a 6-year-old kid battling cancer, he was a sophomore forward on the nationally ranked Michigan State basketball team. His presence during a hospital...
  • Sophomore Struggles Helped Transform Shabazz

    — UConn senior Shabazz Napier took a moment Saturday to reflect on the disappointing sophomore season that is a part of who he is now. "My sophomore season, we had one of the best teams in the country," he said on the eve of the Huskies' Elite...
  • Spartans vow to build on experience

    NEW YORK As he searched for the correct words to express the depth of the opportunity just lost, Denzel Valentine eventually got around to the Michigan State fan's 2014-15 worst-case scenario. "We could not even make it to the NCAA tournament next year,"...
  • NCAA previews: Connecticut vs. Michigan State; Michigan vs. Kentucky

    NCAA previews: Connecticut vs. Michigan State; Michigan vs. Kentucky
    SUNDAY'S EAST REGIONAL FINAL At Madison Square Garden, New York NO. 7 CONNECTICUT (29-8) VS. NO. 4 MICHIGAN STATE (29-8) When: 11:20 a.m. PDT. TV: Channel 2. UPDATE: Branden Dawson is perhaps the best barometer for Michigan State, which is 15-0...
  • Drew Sharp: Michigan State stunned it didn't deliver the goods again

    NEW YORK This was a walk Gary Harris never envisioned. Harris, a sophomore guard, solemnly and solely sauntered back to Michigan State's locker room, a towel draped around his neck. But arena security stopped him for a moment. He couldn't pass just yet....
  • Huskies Hope For An MSG Encore Victory

    Huskies Hope For An MSG Encore Victory
    NEW YORK – The Huskies are 40 minutes away from  the Final Four. Of course, Michigan State, the Huskies opponents in the East Regional Final on Sunday, are also 40 minutes away. Two of the most successful programs in the country in recent years...
  • Preview Capsule: UConn Vs. Michigan State, East Regional Final

    Site: Madison Square Garden, New York.     Time: Sunday, 2:20 p.m.     TV: CBS (Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce)     Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400, WELI-AM 960, WGCH 1490 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman)    Series history: UConn, 3-...
  • UConn's Napier slays Spartans

    NEW YORK Connecticut was the school searching for a home when the conference musical chairs stopped last year. UConn was the school that could not play in the 2013 Big East or NCAA Tournaments because of low Academic Progress Rate scores. This UConn...
  • Virginia falls to Michigan State 61-59 to end season in East Regional semifinals

    Virginia falls to Michigan State 61-59 to end season in East Regional semifinals
    NEW YORK – Nobody pointed fingers, nobody blamed officials and nobody cried injustice. As far as no-calls by officials go, the one top seed Virginia fell victim to Friday night in the closing minute of its 61-59 loss to Michigan State in an NCAA...
  • Wisconsin's recruiting base may expand after Final Four

    Whether it's on an upper-echelon state recruit like Dominican's Diamond Stone or Rice Lake's Henry Ellenson, or just some 12-year-old gym rat shooting buckets in his driveway hundreds of miles from Madison, you have to wonder what kind of impression the...
  • Drew Sharp: Perseverance pays off at the right time for Michigan State

    NEW YORK Coaches are like parents in many respects. They assure their kids that through their nurturing travails and tears, there is a virtuous long range plan if they're only patient and trust in such resilience. All Michigan State heard from the...
  • Virginia meets its defensive match in Sweet 16 loss to Michigan State

     Virginia meets its defensive match in Sweet 16 loss to Michigan State
    NEW YORK — Time was when NCAA tournament regional semifinals bordered on routine for Virginia basketball. Ralph Sampson and Jeff Lamp. Othell Wilson and Olden Polynice. Bryant Stith and Junior Burrough. Terry Holland and Jeff Jones. Friday...