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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...