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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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  • Perfect timing for Rutgers' Big Ten debut

     Perfect timing for Rutgers' Big Ten debut
    It's the perfect narrative. The date is Nov. 9, 2006. The Empire State Building is aglow in red. The home team rallies from 18 down to stun third-ranked Louisville in the "Pandemonium in Piscataway" game. The ESPN telecast draws a jumbo 8.1 rating in...
  • On The Fly: Things Not Looking So Hot For NFL's Goodell

    As each hour passes in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, it gets more difficult to imagine Roger Goodell's keeping his job as NFL commissioner. The latest blow: the Associated Press reported Wednesday that the NFL was provided a copy of...
  • The Times' 'Super 16' college football rankings

    It's early but, so far, two of Rankman's early hunches paid off. Oregon and USC won huge statement games against Michigan State and Stanford. Did not see coming: 1) Pat Haden getting reprimanded and fined $25,000 for conduct unbecoming of an athletic...
  • Big Ten is out of College Football Playoff race

    Big Ten is out of College Football Playoff race
    GAINESVILLE — Who's in? Who's out? The big questions loom during the first season of the new College Football Playoff. A 13-member selection committee eventually pick four teams to compete for the national title. We're still more than a...
  • Sideline Chatter: No wonder Fresno State runs so many hook patterns

    When Fresno State fans yell "hold that line" these days, they don't mean football. The Bulldogs' two-man entry took top honors at the FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on New Melones Lake, Calif. The guys wearing Fresno pads and helmets,...
  • James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State

    James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State
    James Franklin did not like the fact the media — both social and traditional — spoiled the surprise. When the Penn State coach informed his players they would be eligible for postseason play this season, it was "anticlimactic," he said....
  • Big thud for the Big Ten - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Minnesota - INSIDE SLANT The Big Ten was a big disappointment on Saturday. In the games that could have made a statement of strength for the conference, Big Ten teams whiffed badly. Seventh-ranked Michigan...
  • Big thud for the Big Ten - Part 1=3

    two interceptions and the running game was a non-factor. Penn State coach James Franklin became the first Penn State coach in 84 years to start with a 2-0 record. The last was Bob Higgins in 1930. Next: at Rutgers, Sept. 13. PURDUE (1-1, 0-0) Game:...
  • Oregon, USC headline good day for Pac-12

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Oregon - INSIDE SLANT It was a good weekend for the Pac-12, as Oregon took a major step toward the College Football Playoff and USC took a leap forward in a return to national relevance. First, the Ducks. In...
  • Big Ten nightmare makes playoff path clearer for A&M, Baylor, OU

    At some point this week, three local coaches with teams in the mix for College Football Playoff berths need to channel their inner Jimmy Fallon, cue the music and break out the pen and paper. It only seems appropriate for Baylor's Art Briles, Texas A&M's...
  • Big Ten suffers big letdown, nine other things we learned during college football weekend action

    Big Ten suffers big letdown, nine other things we learned during college football weekend action
      Check out the top 10 things we learned during another packed college football weekend: 1. The Big Ten may have played its way out of the College Football Playoff. The league may be part of the Power 5 conferences, but push for a national title...
  • Bud Withers: Oregon grabs attention after rising to No. 2 in AP poll

    After a fever-pitched Saturday, we now return college football fans to their regularly scheduled speculation, debate and non sequiturs. What we learned: Until further notice, it's all about the Ducks. Oregon moved past Alabama, to No. 2 in the Associated...