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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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  • College football's 5 quarterbacks for 2014

    College football's 5 quarterbacks for 2014
      Florida State’s Jameis Winston headlines a talented class of college football quarterbacks to watch in 2014. The group includes players from the Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big 12 and independents – all or some who could make an impact for their...
  • Narang: 4A final four ready to reload

    Narang: 4A final four ready to reload
    Even with a dynamic scorer in Linnae Harper, something was missing for Young last season. The Dolphins didn't have a reliable point guard. That changed this year, thanks to a player who goes by the name "Kiki." Young sophomore guard Kiara Lewis, aka...
  • Michigan State pulls away early, beats Hampton U. women 91-61 in NCAA tournament

    Michigan State pulls away early, beats Hampton U. women 91-61 in NCAA tournament
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Hampton University’s NCAA tournament stay was brief, due to a slow start, missed shots and Michigan State’s size and efficiency. The fifth-seeded Spartans pulled away in the first half and cruised to a 91-61 win Sunday...
  • Michigan State gets past Harvard, 80-73

    Michigan State gets past Harvard, 80-73
    SPOKANE, Wash. — Michigan State advanced to the round of 16 on Saturday but only after going 12 unexpected rounds with middleweight Harvard. Michigan State, a watch-out No. 4-seeded team in the East Regional that many think can win the national...
  • Hampton U. women prepared for NCAA challenge versus Michigan State

    Hampton U. women prepared for NCAA challenge versus Michigan State
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Hampton University seniors Alyssa Bennett and Nikki Hamilton have had a simple message to freshman teammate Malia Tate-DeFreitas as she prepares for her first NCAA tournament. "I feel like she just needs to come out and play...
  • ACC champ Virginia remains humble entering NCAA tournament

     ACC champ Virginia remains humble entering NCAA tournament
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Long before his current Oscar acclaim, Matthew McConaughey starred in a quirky little film, "Edtv," about a television show that chronicles an average person's life 24/7. The concept would be a miserable failure with Joe Harris,...
  • 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...
  • Previous NCAA trips prepare Hampton U. women for competition

    Previous NCAA trips prepare Hampton U. women for competition
    HAMPTON — Shortly before they took the court in Albuquerque, N.M., to face Kentucky in the 2011 NCAA tournament, Hampton University coach David Six sensed that his players were uncharacteristically quiet and edgy. Six tried to snap them out of it....
  • 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...
  • Drew Sharp: Like this year, 2000, Michigan State at its best when players take action, challenge one another

    NEW YORK There's a popular misnomer regarding the definition of the "players' coach." It's wrongly perceived as a head coach that's a pushover, meekly letting his players run all over him. "That's nonsense," Michigan State's Tom Izzo said. "It's about...