1. Michigan State Basketball: Spartans' Best Situational Lineups for 2014-15

    The outlook for Michigan State's 2014-15 campaign is much different from last season’s. With arguably the Spartans’ top three players gone and a host of new role players ...

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  2. Izzo Says Spartans Can Compete for Championships

    DIMONDALE — Coach Tom Izzo sounded as though he couldn't believe himself how good he feels about what many outsiders felt would be a rebuilding Michigan State basketball team...

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  3. Top Five Players of Tom Izzo Era at Michigan State

    Tom Izzo ’s accomplishments at Michigan State since taking over the program from Jud Heathcote prior to the start of the 1995-96 season are well known...

    Blake Baumgartner Written by Blake Baumgartner about 1 month ago 1,305 reads 0 comments

  4. Michigan State Basketball: Tom Izzo's Potential Sales Pitches to Top Recruits

    Under an encouraged Tom Izzo, the Michigan State Spartans will enter the 2014-15 season with high hopes. But their 2015-16 team will be much more talented, with a solid recruiting class coupled with two talented transfers becoming eligible to play...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 1 month ago 3,755 reads 9 comments

  5. Onsted Junior Austin Davis Drawing Attention from MSU, U-M, CMU

    The small community of Onsted isn't used to being a destination for Division I college basketball coaches.....

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  6. Players' off-Season Work Ethic Has Tom Izzo Feeling Optimistic

    Tom Izzo was feeling pretty good on Thursday morning, and it wasn't just because he had finished his morning run, and it certainly didn't have anything to do with being ranked No. 11 among active coaches in all sports by The Sporting News...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 1 month ago 1,073 reads 0 comments

  7. Adreian Payne Elevates Play, Leads Atlanta to Summer League Tourney Win

    Adreian Payne stepped up when the Atlanta Hawks needed in NBA Summer League action on Thursday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead his team to an 88-65 victory over Portland in the league tourney...

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  8. Michigan State Basketball: Mismatches Spartans Are Dreading in 2014-15

    With key players departing from East Lansing, Michigan State has a couple of important voids to fill. Those spots are prone to dreadful mismatches that MSU ’s opponents could exploit in 2014-15...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 1 month ago 4,861 reads 2 comments

  9. Izzo and Draymond Green on Inspiring Kids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) One of the biggest names in the world of college basketball was recently in town: Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo! He was in West Michigan lending support to one of his former players, Draymond Green...

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  10. Michigan State Basketball: Predicting Javon Bess' 2014 Impact

    He isn't Cliff Alexander. He isn't Tyus Jones. Heck he isn't even Lourawls Nairn. Javon Bess is not one of the sexiest names in the 2014 recruiting class, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a bright future ahead of him at Michigan State...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 1 month ago 392 reads 0 comments

  11. Former MSU Stars Harris, Payne, Open NBA Summer Play with Mixed Results

    EAST LANSING — Michigan State first-round draft picks Gary Harris and Adreian Payne are off and running in the Las Vegas portion of the NBA Summer League, while Keith Appling still awaits his first minutes of action...

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  12. Michigan State Basketball: What Are Spartans' Chances to Land Caleb Swanigan?

    Right now, it's easy to assume that Caleb Swanigan is Michigan State's for the taking. On most fronts, everyone but the Spartans are considered filler suitors when it comes to courting the 6'8", 265-pound power forward/center out of Ft...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 1 month ago 11,353 reads 11 comments

  13. Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Prioritizing Spartans' Top 2015 Targets

    Michigan State has already secured two verbal commitments from the 2015 class in Deyonta Davis and Kyle Ahrens . However, due to the acquisitions of a couple of talented transfers, it retains only one additional offer to present to the class...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 1 month ago 5,958 reads 2 comments

  14. Izzo: Social Media 'Screws Up Your Thoughts' on a Recruit

    Tom Izzo is an unabashed critic of social media and its effects on players, coaches and fans. While on 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit, Izzo was asked the biggest change in recruiting in the past decade...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 1 month ago 756 reads 0 comments

  15. Michigan State Basketball: Will Deyonta Davis Be the Next Adreian Payne?

    Adreian Paynes don't grow on trees. They resemble them, but they're not nearly as plentiful. From 2010-11 to 2013-14, the long-limbed, 6'9" 240-pounder developed into an era-great ...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 1 month ago 4,665 reads 6 comments

  16. Cleaves: Freshman PG Nairn 'Reminds Me of Myself'

    By the start of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Michigan State, though a No. 4 seed, was a trendy pick to win the national championship after the Spartans won the Big Ten Tournament title, showing how good they could be at full strength...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 1 month ago 141 reads 0 comments

  17. Michigan State Basketball: Izzo Finds Key Leadership in Trice and Valentine

    Questions as to who would lead the reinvigorated Michigan State Spartans are now answered. On June 24, it was reported by Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press that coach ...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 1 month ago 2,107 reads 2 comments

  18. Michigan State Basketball: Ranking the Spartans with the Most NBA Potential

    The lack of NBA-level stars pouring from Michigan State can be viewed through two lenses: 1. Spartans coach Tom Izzo isn't recruiting enough next-level talent, therefore putting himself out of position to coach future pros...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 1 month ago 4,169 reads 2 comments

  19. Michigan State Basketball: Each Projected Starter's Most Concerning Flaw

    Michigan State will transition into the new season with players whose early progression has head coach Tom Izzo ecstatic . In order to compete for the Big Ten crown, Sparty ' s key pieces must eliminate their most concerning flaws...

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  20. Report: Keith Appling Joins Blazer Summer League Team

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  21. Valentine Posts Heartfelt Message for Harris

    When all is said and done Thursday night, three former Michigan State Spartans (Adreian Payne, Gary Harris, Keith Appling) could be drafted onto NBA rosters...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 2 months ago 399 reads 0 comments

  22. Michigan State Basketball: What Each Projected Starter Brings to the Table

    Led by a couple of returning starters and a cohort of complementary players, Michigan State will enter the 2014-15 season with a new identity. How Tom Izzo decides to concoct his starting lineup, however, isn't clear at the moment...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 2 months ago 2,071 reads 0 comments

  23. TV Makeover Makes Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo's Garage Rock

    It was an arena unlike the ones he is used to, but Tom Izzo has no excuse for not performing in this one as well...

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  24. Moe Ager and Delvon Roe See Bright NBA Futures for Adreian Payne and Gary Harris

    Michigan State hasn’t had a pair of first-rounders since 2006. However, that’ll probably change Thursday during the 2014 NBA draft in New York, as Adreian Payne and Gary Harris are expected to be taken sooner rather than later...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 2 months ago 1,348 reads 5 comments

  25. Unique Film Brings Together Past and Current Michigan State Basketball Players

    It’s long been said that Hollywood mimics real life. In fact, some of the best movies have been based on actual people, events and experiences...

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