1. 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 5 months ago 2,335 reads 2 comments

  2. 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 6 months ago 1,737 reads 2 comments

  3. 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 6 months ago 931 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 1,122 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 12,268 reads 40 comments

  6. 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 6 months ago 2,962 reads 1 comments

  7. 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...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 months ago 281 reads 0 comments

  8. 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...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 6 months ago 338 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 1,734 reads 1 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 3,514 reads 6 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 3,751 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 688 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 6,582 reads 2 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 2,306 reads 5 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 2,746 reads 5 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 1,063 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 447 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 398 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 4,643 reads 13 comments

  20. Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Wish List for Class of 2015 Prospects

    Michigan State's potential recruitment class of 2015 is high-powered. Led by household names Montaque Gill-Caesar and Eric Davis, this list has multiple, if not several, players ...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 6 months ago 8,576 reads 3 comments

  21. Video: Adreian Payne Does a “Silent Dunk” to Honor Lacey Holsworth

    Thursday night, Michigan State held a ceremony for the late Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old girl who befriended Spartans center Adreian Payne and the rest of his teammates over the past two years...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 6 months ago 847 reads 0 comments

  22. Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Breaking Down Javon Bess' Potential

    Javon Bess enters Michigan State with approximately zero hype, barely any stars and a reputation as a relative unknown...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 6 months ago 9,134 reads 9 comments

  23. Girl's Memorial Being Held at Basketball Arena

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team's players, coaches and many more beyond the hardwood was honored ...

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 6 months ago 109 reads 0 comments

  24. Photos: Michigan State Holding Memorial Service for Lacey Holsworth

    This evening, Michigan State University will hold a public memorial service for Lacey Holsworth, the eight-year-old girl who captured the hearts of everyone she touched before losing her battle with cancer April 9...

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 6 months ago 139 reads 0 comments

  25. Branden Dawson's Return Gives Denzel Valentine's Spartans a Chance

    As the nation's most heralded recruits began turning down Tom Izzo one after another last year, the 2014-15 season loomed over Michigan State's basketball program like an expiration date...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 months ago 21 reads 0 comments