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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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  • Final Four preview: How did they get here?

    Final Four preview: How did they get here?
    INDIANAPOLIS — For an NCAA tournament that has turned most brackets into confetti, it makes sense that this Final Four is mostly a collection of teams that elicit one question. How did they get here? For a second straight season the seeds will...
  • UConn's Past And Present Revels In The Moment On The MSG Floor

    NEW YORK — As the second-year head coach climbed the ladder to cut the net from the rim at Madison Square Garden, the man who built UConn into a national program was basking in the moment at the other end of the court. Former players hugged, school...
  • UConn's Speed Slows Down Michigan State

    NEW YORK — UConn and Michigan State was going come down to quickness against strength. The Huskies made the game about quickness. "We looked like we were walking in quicksand there for a little while," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. The...
  • Connecticut 60, Michigan State 54

    Connecticut 60, Michigan State 54: Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half and helped close it out at the line as the Huskies knocked off the Spartans in the East regional final of the NCAA tournament in New York. DeAndre Daniels...
  • Anderson, U.Va. see 'bigger picture' after NCAA loss to Michigan State

     Anderson, U.Va. see 'bigger picture' after NCAA loss to Michigan State
    NEW YORK — The many Virginia basketball faithful who boarded Saturday’s 3 a.m. southbound train out of Penn Station were neither angry nor disconsolate. Weary, perhaps, after the Cavaliers’ exhausting NCAA tournament loss to Michigan...
  • Preview: Connecticut vs. Michigan State

    Each one of coach Tom Izzo’s senior classes has made at least one Final Four in his 19 seasons at Michigan State, which will get put to the test Sunday when the Spartans face No. 7 seed Connecticut in the East regional finals in New York. Fourth-...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...