Michigan State eyes toward next season, Izzo says “there will be some paybacks”

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Kansas vs Michigan State

Preseason injuries. Mid-season injuries. Inability to gel. Young and experienced. Lack of depth. Most teams who deal with this much baggage for any given season in any sport is surely to have a disappointing campaign. Yet, the Michigan State basketball team was able to muster together 20 wins and an appearance in the second round … Read more

Could Miles Bridges actually return to Michigan State for one more year?

NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Michigan State

Freshman phenom Miles Bridges is leading the charge to propel Michigan State back into the NCAA Tournament for a 20th consecutive season. He and the other trio of touted freshman that head coach Tom Izzo has gone to more as of late have been the talk of town since they signed their national letters of intent. The … Read more

Ben Carter ‘100 percent done’ for season; Gavin Schilling with ‘slim’ chance of returning

Since opening tip out in Hawaii against Arizona, the biggest problem for the Michigan State Spartans all season long was going to be depth in the front court. It took a huge blow when senior Gavin Schilling and graduate transfer Ben Carter both suffered knee injuries in October workouts. It certainly was not looking good for either to … Read more

Michigan State star freshman Miles Bridges out ‘a couple weeks’ with ankle injury

As if the Michigan State Spartans needed anymore injuries to their already depleted front court, now they can add one more to the list and hopefully it is nothing more than ‘a couple weeks.’ Miles Bridges will be out at least a couple of weeks with an ankle injury, Tom Izzo just announced — Kyle Austin … Read more

Season Preview: Michigan State Spartans Men’s Basketball

College basketball is finally back, and the Michigan State Spartans will get their long-awaited opportunity to wash last year’s first round NCAA Tournament upset against No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State University out of their mouths. There is just as many questions as there is optimism surrounding the Spartans in 2016-17. They lost a lot, … Read more

MSU forward Gavin Schilling out indefinitely following knee surgery

The Michigan State Spartans basketball team lost a wealth of talent from a year ago, on top of falling well short of their title expectations when they lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. In addition to a recruiting class that ranked top-3 nationally, the Spartans were relying on some key returning players to … Read more

Taking an early look at the Michigan State basketball roster for 2016-17

It has undoubtedly been a rough month and half for Spartan fans after seeing their team, who was among the favorites to win the national title, upset by 15-seeded Middle Tennessee State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Following the stunning loss, Michigan State lost out on No. 1 recruit Josh Jackson as … Read more

Spartans rally, but late Valentine foul gives Purdue 82-81 OT victory

Riding the wave of four straight double digit victories, Michigan State came into a hostile environment Tuesday night in West Lafayette. While Purdue was aiming to bounce back from a 72-61 road loss to No. 2 Maryland last Saturday. After trailing by as many as 18 in the first half, largely due to poor shooting, … Read more

Valentine returns for Spartans in 92-65 blowout of Penn State

While Michigan State star Denzel Valentine made his long awaited return from injury, the Spartans continued their winning ways in Happy Valley. Senior guard Bryn Forbes was on fire in the first half with 20 points, including 6 of 8 from three-point range as No. 5 MSU (16-1, 3-1 Big Ten) jumped out to an early … Read more

Breaking down Michigan State’s remarkable season

SEASON RECAP

“The Michigan State Spartans are going to have a down year.”

“This is not a typical ‘Tom Izzo‘ team, they won’t go anywhere.”

“They are going to miss the tournament, and Izzo should be fired or retire.”

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Final Four Preview: Spartans, Duke square off once again

The Michigan State Spartans are back in the Final Four, and word around the country is that this is the best coaching job head coach Tom Izzo has ever had in his time at MSU. The Spartans were under-seeded going into the big dance, given a 7-seed in a region that had arguably four or five national championship contending programs. With the help of some stingy defense, senior leadership, and clutch timely free-throw shooting, they are back on the biggest stage in college basketball, and will now face a familiar foe.

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Spartans host Ohio State as suspended Buckeye Marc Loving returns

Who: Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans Where: Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan Time: 12:00 P.M. on ESPN This is a major statement game for both schools in the teeth of conference play. In their only meeting of the season, the Spartans will look to finally gain some momentum against a top tier Big Ten and nationally ranked … Read more