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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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  • Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws

    Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws
    Only the very best teams in college basketball have advanced to the NCAA tournament's round of 16. Take Dayton versus Stanford in the South Regional … please. Dayton finished fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference and absorbed a 26-point loss this...
  • Women's Sweet 16 Team Previews

    The regional finals of the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament will be played this weekend in Lincoln, Neb., South Bend, Ind., Palo Alto, Calif., and Louisville, Ky. Here's a look at how the brackets break down. LINCOLN UConn: The Huskies will...
  • U.Va. faces more-seasoned Michigan State in Sweet 16

    U.Va. faces more-seasoned Michigan State in Sweet 16
    NEW YORK — Madison Square Garden hasn't hosted an NCAA tournament game of Sweet 16 magnitude since 1955, but if any team is prepared for this moment on this stage, it's Michigan State. The world's most famous arena? Friday's regional semifinal...
  • NCAA tournament preview: Midwest and East Regional matchups

    NCAA tournament preview: Midwest and East Regional matchups
    MIDWEST REGIONAL MATCHUPS At Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis NO. 2 MICHIGAN (27-8) VS. NO. 11 TENNESSEE (24-12) WHAT: NCAA regional semifinal, Friday, 4:15 p.m. TV: Channel 2. Led by forward Jarnell Stokes, who is averaging 20.3 points in the...
  • Capsule: No. 1 Seed Virginia vs. No 4 Michigan State

    Top players: Adreian Payne (16.6 points, 7.3 rebounds), Gary Harris (16.9 points) and Keith Appling (11.7 points, 4.6 assists) for Michigan State; Malcolm Brogdon (12.6 points), Joe Harris (11.8 points) and Akil Mitchell (6.9 points, 7.0 rebounds) for...
  • NCAA tournament: Who will win today's Sweet 16 games? [poll]

    The NCAA tournament continues today with four games on the schedule in the Sweet 16 round: Michigan vs. Tennessee, Louisville vs. Kentucky, Iowa State vs. Connecticut and Virginia vs. Michigan State. Who do you think will win each game? 2014 NCAA...
  • Virginia's Tony Bennett, Michigan State's Tom Izzo have deep ties in NCAA tournament

     Virginia's Tony Bennett, Michigan State's Tom Izzo have deep ties in NCAA tournament
    NEW YORK — When Tony Bennett and Tom Izzo crossed paths 23 years ago at the McKale Center in Tuscon, Ariz., they were secondary characters in what turned out to be an epic NCAA tournament first-round matchup. Steve Smith was the big deal that day,...
  • Michigan State Wins Slugfest

    NEW YORK — Like two heavyweight boxers, Michigan State and Virginia stood toe-to-toe and traded punches. With a trip to the Elite Eight at stake, the physical teams spent 40 minutes battling at Madison Square Garden Friday night. By the time the...
  • Michigan State topples No. 1-seeded Virginia, 61-59

    Michigan State topples No. 1-seeded Virginia, 61-59
    NEW YORK -- Branden Dawson had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Michigan State beat top-seeded Virginia, 61-59, on Friday night to advance to East Regional final. The fourth-seeded Spartans (29-8) will play Connecticut (29-8) on Sunday with a Final Four...
  • Connecticut advances to Elite Eight with victory over Iowa State

    Connecticut advances to Elite Eight with victory over Iowa State
    NEW YORK -- DeAndre Daniels scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half to help Connecticut hold off Iowa State, 81-76, on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament. Daniels hit six...
  • Michigan edges Tennessee, 73-71, after late rally falls short

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas added 14, including a key free throw, to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in an NCAA tournament Midwest Regional semifinal on Friday night. The second-seeded...
  • 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...