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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 game pits President Obama against Joe Biden

    NCAA tournament game pits President Obama against Joe Biden
    SPOKANE — Loser has to make coffee for a week in the Oval Office? Thursday's East Regional game pitting No. 4 Michigan State and No. 13 Delaware is more than just a basketball game. It's also comes with high-level bragging rights. President...
  • 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...
  • Preview: Wofford vs. Michigan

    (Updated: ADDS TV) Regular season Big Ten champion Michigan, which likely was looking at a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed before losing 69-56 to in-state rival Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament championship game Sunday, instead garnered a No. 2...
  • Michigan State's Branden Dawson changed his approach after injury, and it's working

    SPOKANE, Wash. It's a little early for nostalgia, what with an NCAA tournament to play and likely another year ahead at Michigan State, but Branden Dawson took a moment Sunday evening to indulge his sentimental side. He posted a picture of himself and...
  • Jeff Seidel: Michigan has the making of repeating last year's NCAA tournament run

    MILWAUKEE First, the bad news for any Michigan fans hoping for a March Madness miracle. Mitch McGary didn't even bring his uniform to Milwaukee for the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. "(Assistant) Coach (Jeff) Meyer jokes with me," McGary said....
  • Shawn Windsor: How Michigan's Wolverines' work ethic led them back to NCAA tournament

    The player of the year gently cracked the door and craned his neck through the opening. "Mind if I come in?" Nik Stauskas asked. Michigan's sharpshooting wing was homeless for the moment and wanted some company. His team had a meeting and brief film...
  • Michigan's fate in the hands of Derrick Walton Jr.

    MILWAUKEE A year ago, when Michigan went all the way to the championship game of the NCAA Tournament, it had Trey Burke, the 2013 Naismith Player of the Year, in the driver's seat. This year, the Wolverines are going to go as far as freshman point...
  • Drew Sharp: World of instant gratification tears down, then praises Michigan State basketball

    EAST LANSING, Mich. The shovels were out. Travel plans canceled. Eulogies prepared. All the elements stood at the ready for a proper burial for Michigan State. "There were some who had bulldozers ready to bury us," coach Tom Izzo said. But in a span...
  • Matchup capsules for NCAA Tournament games of Thursday

    SOUTH REGIONAL At Buffalo, N.Y. No. 11 Dayton vs. No. 6 Ohio State, 12:15 p.m. (CBS) Flyers coach Archie Miller once served on Thad Matta's staff, and Dayton's leading scorer Jordan Sibert started his college career at Ohio State. This is the first...
  • Michigan coach John Beilein has moved past 2013 NCAA title loss

     Michigan coach John Beilein has moved past 2013 NCAA title loss
    MILWAUKEE — The cliche says time heals all wounds. In the case of Michigan coach John Beilein, however, time might rip his open and throw in some salt. After the Wolverines fell in last year's national title game to Louisville, Beilein said it...
  • Hail to the Spartans? President Obama's pick surprises Michigan State

    Hail to the Spartans? President Obama's pick surprises Michigan State
    SPOKANE -- Michigan State players were already feeling confident when they arrived here for Thursday's opening-weekend East Regional game against Delaware at Veterans Memorial Arena. The Spartans, ravaged by injuries much of the year, are playing ...
  • College hoops players teach us how to tourney

    College hoops players teach us how to tourney
    So, seeds don't mean anything. Of the five Chicago college basketball players RedEye leaned on for March Madness expertise, three chose No. 4 seed Louisville as their tourney favorite or their dark horse. The Big Ten gets a lot of love, too. As the meat...