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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

Top Michigan State Spartans Articles

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  • No question: He's No. 1

    Joe Paterno continues to impress. The 84-year-old coach passed Grambling State great Eddie Robinson with his 409th win Saturday, giving him the record for the most victories by a Division I football coach. If South Carolina is going to win the SEC East,...
  • The No. 1 conference

    LSU-Alabama was typical SEC football. Critics claimed it wasn't very exciting, but Saturday night's "Game of the Century" was just what SEC fans expected from these teams: defense. It took special team miscues by Alabama to wrap up the game for LSU. Let'...
  • Orioles go after college pitching on Day 2 of MLB draft

    Orioles go after college pitching on Day 2 of MLB draft
    One of Dan Duquette’s top priorities in rebuilding the Orioles organization has been to concentrate on developing pitching. Through the first two days of his first draft as Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, 10 of the club&...
  • Rematch still possible

    An LSU-Alabama rematch isn't far-fetched. With losses by Boise State and Stanford, Oklahoma State is the only team standing in the way, and its Dec. 3 matchup against Oklahoma is key to an all-SEC BCS national championship game. Don't count out Oregon,...
  • Their signature victory

    Oklahoma State got its statement win. Critics of the Cowboys had questioned whether they were worthy of playing for the national championship. Their 44-10 win over Oklahoma proved they are ready for the big time. LSU's defense is really, really good....
  • No question, these 20 are the best

    The holidays can be stressful, and once the Christmas season hits, free time is precious. Thus, in the holiday spirit of selflessness, here is our top 20 (of the 35 games) to help you best adjust your calendar around the holidays. 20. Holiday Bowl,...
  • Maryland on a learning curve this season

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Maryland on a learning curve this season CHICAGO -- Maryland and the Big Ten will quickly find out a lot about each other in their first year together. Terrapins coach Randy Edsall said he's...
  • Dantonio, Michigan State striving for consistency

    Dantonio, Michigan State striving for consistency
    Nothing says respect in the Big Ten quite like winning the Rose Bowl, and after years of getting Michigan State close but not quite there, coach Mark Dantonio finally got the Spartans over the hump. But Dantonio is well acquainted with his team’s...
  • Delany criticizes NCAA's enforcement process

    CHICAGO Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says he isn't happy with the NCAA's enforcement process. He discussed the need for improvements Monday on the first day of the conference's media days. Delany said he doesn't think the NCAA has been effective in...
  • Michigan State's MSU's Mark Dantonio warns that being a hunted team can be 'precarious'

    CHICAGO Mark Dantonio has been to Big Ten media days as a conference co-champion in 2011 and as a coach coming off of consecutive 11-win seasons in 2012, but this year is different. Dantonio's Spartans were the unquestioned No. 1 team in the league...
  • Franklin believes in having fun at Penn State

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Franklin believes in having fun at Penn State CHICAGO -- James Franklin says he'll put as much effort and hours as it takes to make Penn State football successful. But he also wants to have fun....
  • Hamilton, Rutgers ready for Big Ten challenge

    CHICAGO Rutgers defensive tackle Darius Hamilton didn't seem fazed in the least when he was informed that the vast majority of offensive linemen in his team's new conference the Big Ten are built along the lines of corn-fed Midwestern cattle. At 6-foot-4...