1. Izzo: If Gary Harris Can Be Lottery Pick, He Should Leave

    East Lansing — Michigan State sophomore Gary Harris is projected to be a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and if that status remains over the next few weeks, coach Tom Izzo will be the first to tell him to go...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 6 months ago 188 reads 0 comments

  2. Vitale Talks MSU's Loss to UConn and Tom Izzo's Future with Program

    Dick Vitale said he'll always believe Michigan State had the best team in college basketball this season, but the Spartans just couldn't keep them healthy and on the floor.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 months ago 11 reads 0 comments

  3. What's Next for MSU Is at Denzel Valentine's Fingertips

    Denzel Valentine plans to take a week to breathe. “Let it air out for a minute,” the Michigan State sophomore said following Sunday's loss to Connecticut. Then MSU's basketball team is his...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 months ago 253 reads 0 comments

  4. Gary Harris 'Torn' on NBA; Other MSU Players Must Decide on Next Season

    Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is leaning toward advising Gary Harris to leave for the NBA draft, and he's leaning the other way on Branden Dawson.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 months ago 31 reads 0 comments

  5. Tom Izzo on Lookout for Michigan State's Next Leader

    Whenever a team's season ends, it never takes long to start looking ahead. For Michigan State, that process began after Sunday's Elite Eight loss to Connecticut in the East Regional semifinals...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 6 months ago 281 reads 0 comments

  6. Spartans' Future in Limbo with Dawson, Harris and Maybe Tom Izzo

    NEW YORK — As he searched for the correct words to express the depth of the opportunity just lost, Denzel Valentine eventually got around to the Michigan State fan's 2014-15 worst-case scenario...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 6 months ago 80 reads 0 comments

  7. Michigan State Basketball: Top Storylines to Follow in Spartans' 2014 Offseason

    Who’s staying? Who’s going? For Michigan State, those are the ultimate storylines surrounding its offseason. However, players aren ’t the only ones who could vacate posts...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 6 months ago 3,907 reads 3 comments

  8. Valentine Says It's Is His Team Now, Vows to Lead MSU Back to Sweet 16

    Standing out amongst the sullen tones of Sunday's post-loss locker room were the declarative overtures of Michigan State sophomore guard Denzel Valentine.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 months ago 169 reads 0 comments

  9. Izzo Doesn't Shut Door on NBA After 'Hardest Season Since I've Been Here'

    Back when 59-year-old Tom Izzo was a boy, they still called basketball players “cagers” and Izzo is a cagy guy...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 months ago 12 reads 0 comments

  10. Michigan State AD Mark Hollis Doesn't 'Fear' Tom Izzo Leaving

    NEW YORK — Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has had the type of year many in his profession can only dream of, his football program winning the Big Ten championship ...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 6 months ago 99 reads 0 comments

  11. Michigan State Basketball: Final Grades for Spartans' 2013-14 Season

    In an almost symbolic twist, seven points kept Michigan State coach Tom Izzo from reaching his seventh Final Four. Ultimately, Sunday's 60-54 loss to UConn, the No. 7-seeded team in the East, was the undoing for the No...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 6 months ago 5,691 reads 26 comments

  12. Late Mistakes Ensure Seniors Become Izzo's First Not to Make Final Four

    As if the the pain of being part of Tom Izzo's first senior class not to reach a Final Four weren't bad enough for Keith Appling and Adreian Payne, how it happened had to be even worse for the two Michigan State standouts...

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  13. Rare Postseason Meltdown Leaves Spartans Just Short of Final Four

    In 19 seasons as Michigan State’s head coach, Tom Izzo has earned a reputation for making sure his teams are ready for any postseason opponent...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 6,476 reads 21 comments

  14. Izzo: 'We Deserved What We Got'

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  15. Branden Dawson, Adreian Payne an Unlikely and (so Far) Unstoppable Pair

    NEW YORK — There is a damaged hotel wall in State College, Pa., that's known all along the force of Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne as a cohesive unit...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 6 months ago 58 reads 0 comments

  16. Biggest Challenges Michigan State Faces in NCAA Tourney Matchup vs. UConn

    The Michigan State Spartans faced a tremendous challenge in their Sweet 16 victory against top-seeded Virginia because the Cavaliers were a tough, physical team that played sensational defense...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 6 months ago 2,552 reads 4 comments

  17. Michigan State Spartans vs. UConn Huskies Betting Line, March Madness Analysis

    The Big Ten may catch some flak for its style of play and its lack of national championships, but it has placed three teams in the final eight of this year's NCAA tournament...

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  18. 5 Things We Learned from Michigan State's Win over Virginia

    Michigan State continued its late-season resurgence and survived a tough, physical battle to beat Atlantic Coast Conference champion Virginia in the Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 6 months ago 1,777 reads 3 comments

  19. Michigan State Shows It Can Weather Any Punch in Sweet 16 Slugfest vs. Virginia

    It was fitting that the defensive showdown between Michigan State and Virginia took place at Madison Square Garden...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 6 months ago 5,449 reads 6 comments

  20. Adreian Payne, Branden Dawson Lead No. 4 Michigan State into the Elite 8

    NEW YORK — Brandon Dawson led No. 4 Michigan State with 24 points and 10 boards and Adreian Payne added 16 points as the Spartans knocked off No. 1 seed Virginia in the nightcap of the East Regional semifinals, 61-59...

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  21. Michigan State Basketball: Highs and Lows of Spartans' 2014 NCAA Tournament

    For a team that has extended its winning streak to five games, while resurrecting its season, Michigan State's ongoing experience in the 2014 NCAA tournament has been mainly positive...

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  22. Steve Mariucci Posts Photo of Tom Izzo at the Grand Canyon in 1977

    Michigan State fans are no doubt tense as the Spartans are set to take on 1-seed Virginia tonight in their Sweet 16 matchup at Madison Square Garden...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 6 months ago 75 reads 0 comments

  23. Keith Appling Just Wants to Win

    Michigan State senior point guard Keith Appling admitted on Thursday that the wrist injury that robbed him of a Big Ten Player of the Year campaign and ultimately forced him to miss three games also led him to sleepless nights...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 months ago 32 reads 0 comments

  24. Branden Dawson Is Important for MSU, but Izzo Not into Numerology Trends

    Tom Izzo was asked what it tells him that when Branden Dawson scores seven or more points, Michigan State is 19-0.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 months ago 19 reads 0 comments

  25. March Radness: Basketball Star Forms a Special Bond with Girl Battling Cancer

    He's a 6-foot-10 college basketball star. She's a diminutive 8-year-old battling a rare form of cancer. But Adreian Payne and Lacey Holsworth are finding common ground during March Madness...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 6 months ago 168 reads 0 comments