1. Former Michigan State Forward Adreian Payne a Study in Perseverance

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 2 months ago 150 reads 0 comments

  2. Michigan State Basketball: How Spartans Stack Up with New Members of the Big Ten

    The Big Ten already knows about Michigan State, and starting in 2014-15, Maryland and Rutgers will get to know the Spartans, who, regardless of circumstance or personnel, always seem to be among title favorites come March...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 2 months ago 2,764 reads 2 comments

  3. Michigan State's Tom Izzo Would Be Successful NBA Coach, Gary Harris Says

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 2 months ago 109 reads 0 comments

  4. Spartans' Adreian Payne Says He Had Mono Since January but Didn't Know

    This might explain something about Adreian Payne's sometimes-sluggish performances for the Michigan State basketball team this winter...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 2 months ago 176 reads 0 comments

  5. Michigan State Basketball: What Impact Will Lourawls Nairn Have in 2014-15?

    Lourawls Nairn is Michigan State's most coveted recruit—and for good reason. The explosive point guard resembles the prototypical floor general who thrives in Tom Izzo's scheme...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 2 months ago 3,067 reads 1 comments

  6. Michigan State Basketball: The Best Spartans at Every Position in Last Decade

    Time flies, and Tom Izzo has coached handfuls of great players during the past 10 years at Michigan State...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 2 months ago 3,012 reads 15 comments

  7. Michigan State Basketball: What to Expect from Denzel Valentine in 2014-15

    Denzel Valentine’s only been with Michigan State for two years. However, there have been times when he's given off the senior feeling — and that’s a good thing...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 2 months ago 2,125 reads 2 comments

  8. Michigan State Basketball: Denzel Valentine's Largest Area of Improvements

    Denzel Valentine will inherit a much larger, more primary role for Michigan State next season. After proving himself as a capable starter on a loaded team last year, he is only one of two starters to return...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 2 months ago 1,641 reads 2 comments

  9. Spartans' Hoped-for Basketball Game at White House Shelved for Now

    Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo spent some time at in the Oval Office this week, part of an experience in Washington, D.C., that he called one of his most memorable...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 2 months ago 927 reads 0 comments

  10. Michigan State Basketball: Projected Stats for Branden Dawson in 2014-15 Season

    Like most players, Branden Dawson will have his good games and his bad games in 2014. However, making the most of the exemplary outings and minimizing the frequency of subpar offerings ...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 3 months ago 957 reads 0 comments

  11. Which CBB Powerhouse Has the Better 2014 Class: Michigan or Michigan State?

    It’s not an exact, heads-up comparison—Michigan State has three incoming scholarship players and Michigan has five—but gauging the Spartans’ and Wolverines’ ...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 3 months ago 12,206 reads 40 comments

  12. Michigan State Basketball: Strengths and Weaknesses of Projected 2014-15 Lineup

    Inevitably, road bumps will occur along the way for a team that lost arguably its three best players. Yet, the returning Spartans of 2014-15 have certain strengths to compensate for the inexperience, weaknesses and the unknown...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 3 months ago 2,842 reads 1 comments

  13. Lourawls Nairn to Bring Speed, Leadership as MSU's Highest-Rated '14 Recruit

    When Lourawls Nairn called coach Tom Izzo late last September to commit to Michigan State, he accompanied that commitment with a prediction...

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  14. Photos: Payne Graduates from MSU, Lacey Holsworth's Family in Attendance

    There's not much more that can be said about the relationship shared by Adreian Payne and Lacey Holsworth, the eight-year-old girl who captured America's heart before losing her battle with cancer...

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  15. South Florida Sophomore Reportedly Considering Transfer to MSU

    EAST LANSING — Tom Izzo mentioned a "big-time recruit" visiting East Lansing in an interview with ESPN on Wednesday, and on Thursday it was revealed that 6-foot-10 South Florida transfer John Egbunu is considering the Spartans...

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 3 months ago 1,736 reads 1 comments

  16. Michigan State Basketball: How the Spartans Stack Up with Rest of Big Ten

    The Big Ten's talent level dropped considerably with the departures of many of its top products. From Michigan State's perspective, losing Gary Harris, Keith Appling and Adreian ...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 3 months ago 3,455 reads 6 comments

  17. Izzo Nixes NBA, Says He'll Return to Spartans

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said he'll remain with the Spartans next season despite rumors that he is a candidate for NBA openings in Minnesota and Detroit...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 3 months ago 3,746 reads 0 comments

  18. Tom Izzo Gives Awesome Congratulatory Message to Tim Miles

    The Nebraska men's basketball team held its annual banquet in Lincoln Monday evening. The Huskers had a lot to celebrate, as the program made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 3 months ago 680 reads 0 comments

  19. Michigan State Basketball: 5 Storylines from Spartans' 2015 Recruiting Trail

    Tom Izzo didn't get Montaque Gill-Caesar for 2014 —b ut there's a chance that the 5-star shooting guard could be a part of the 2015 class...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 3 months ago 6,487 reads 2 comments

  20. Michigan State Basketball: What Each Key Player Must Improve

    Michigan State surrendered three of its top players to the NBA, so that means that those who are returning must improve immensely to compensate for those important losses...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 3 months ago 2,248 reads 5 comments

  21. Michigan State Basketball: Spartans Players with Most to Prove in 2014-15

    Whether or not the team “belongs” to Denzel Valentine or Travis Trice is irrelevant at this point. The pair of Michigan State upperclassmen will decide that pecking order during the offseason...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 3 months ago 2,660 reads 5 comments

  22. Tom Izzo Didn't Appear Too Enthralled by the Clippers-Warriors Game

    Tom Izzo must have thought he was watching a regular season Big Ten game on a cold Tuesday night in January rather than Game 3 of the Clippers-Warriors Western Conference quarterfinal at a festively intense Oracle Arena Thursday night...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 3 months ago 1,059 reads 0 comments

  23. Michigan State Looking into Transfer Prospects Byron Wesley, Charles Cooke

    Tom Izzo's team is reportedly showing interest in a pair of transfers, one of whom could step right in next season and replace some of the production lost when Gary Harris gave up his final two years of eligibility for the NBA draft...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 3 months ago 443 reads 0 comments

  24. Report: Tom Izzo on Minnesota Timberwolves' Coaching Wish List

    EAST LANSING -- A month after speculation of Tom Izzo possibly being a candidate for the upcoming Detroit Pistons coaching opening was the talk of the NCAA tournament, the veteran Michigan State coach is being linked to another potential NBA job...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 3 months ago 397 reads 0 comments

  25. Michigan State Basketball: Biggest Adjustments Spartans Must Make in 2014-15

    Tom Izzo has a proven recipe that yields March Madness appearances on a yearly basis. Seventeen straight, actually. Set your watch to it. To say that he’s “rebuilding” his Michigan State program would be inaccurate...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 3 months ago 4,584 reads 13 comments