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Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson jumps to NBA draft

Jaren Jackson, the Big Ten defensive player of the year as a freshman for Michigan State, is leaving early for the NBA.


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

11th-seeded Syracuse beats 3rd-seeded Michigan State 55-53

Tyus Battle had 17 points and Oshae Brissett scored 15, lifting 11th-seeded Syracuse to a 55-53 win over third-seeded Michigan State on Sunday and into the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Miles Bridges leads Michigan State past Thomas, Bucknell 82-78

Miles Bridges outlasted Zach Thomas, scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to help third-seeded Michigan State hold on for an 82-78 win over Bucknell on Friday night in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

How we voted: Amid NCAA scandal, a calm week on the court for teams in Top 25

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson explains how he voted in the Associated Press Top 25 with five general thoughts on this week’s poll, a few notes on the Pac-12 and an …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

How we voted: Bearcats, Buckeyes lose ground with Week 16 setbacks

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson explains how he voted in the Associated Press Top 25 with five general thoughts on this week’s poll, a few notes on the Pac-12 and an …


Top 25 Capsules: No. 2 Michigan State rallies past Northwestern 65-60

Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and No. 2 Michigan State erased a 27-point deficit on Saturday to beat Northwestern 65-60 and extend its winning streak to 10 games.


Athletes vow to keep fighting in doctor sex-abuse scandal

The worst sex-abuse case in sports history ended Monday with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar, and his victims vowed to keep fighting for accountability in the scandal …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis retires; football coach Mark Dantonio defends himself

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio says he’s always worked with the correct authorities in cases involving sexual assault allegations. After an ESPN report detailed various allegations involving Michigan State …


NCAA inquiry at Michigan State reminds some of Penn State

The NCAA sent a letter to Michigan State earlier this week asking for any potential rules violations related to convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a former university employee. The letter …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon resigns in wake of Larry Nassar scandal

Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon has submitted her resignation amid an outcry over the school’s handling of allegations against Larry Nassar. The announcement that Simon is stepping down came …


NCAA looking into how Michigan State handled Larry Nassar case

The NCAA is examining how Michigan State University handled the case of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who faces prison time for sexually assaulting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes. …


Top 25 capsules: No. 1 Michigan State routs Maryland

Miles Bridges had 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two blocks to help No. 1 Michigan State turn a closely contested game into another rout, pulling away to beat …


Michigan State to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova drops to No. 3

Michigan State was passed by Villanova for the No. 1 ranking after Duke and Kansas lost three weeks ago. The Spartans were No. 3 at the time, but voters moved …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Busy offseason awaits Washington State and it could be a good thing following 25-point Holiday Bowl loss

There should be plenty of storylines to tide the Cougars over until their next chance to play someone wearing a different jersey.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 11:47 p.m.

Mike Leach mum on future of Washington State junior defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa

The Lahaina, Hawaii, native and consensus All-American didn’t play in the first half of the game because of his targeting ejection in WSU’s previous game against Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:22 a.m.

John Blanchette: Luke Falk’s celebrated career, WSU’s solid season come to a tragic end in Holiday Bowl beating

No hand has received this much attention since Thing on “The Addams Family.”


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:22 a.m.

Difference Makers: Michigan State offensive weapons shine in Holiday Bowl win over Washington State

The key players in Michigan State’s 42-17 win over Washington State at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Washington State’s secretive nature regarding Luke Falk was the first of many poor decisions

This one may have been decided before the first kickoff, which featured the first of many poor Washington State decisions.


Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio gets win No. 100 with Holiday Bowl victory over Washington State

While Washington State must wait at least another year for a 10-win season, Michigan State and coach Mark Dantonio reached that plateau for the sixth time in eight seasons.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Michigan State’s Brian Lewerke proved he was the only quarterback who mattered in convincing victory

Michigan State’s Brian Lewerke was more than the “other quarterback” in Thursday’s Holiday Bowl.


Cougars catch early breaks in Holiday Bowl

The Cougars escaped disaster early in the first quarter on when Jamal Morrow fumbled a punt on his own 7-yard line, but managed to fall on the ball just as …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

Abysmal second quarter, rash of injuries doom Washington State in 42-17 Holiday Bowl loss to Michigan State

Washington State’s history in the Holiday Bowl against the Big Ten Conference and the Cougars’ well-documented inability to contain quarterbacks with the ability to run and pass morphed into one …


Washington State gets tribute from Michigan State marching band prior to Holiday Bowl

The Holiday Bowl pregame show had a little of everything – and something special.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

Washington State backup Tyler Hilinski gets first career start in Holiday Bowl

Starter Luke Falk was seen wearing a cast when he arrived at the Cougars’ bowl practice Tuesday at Southwestern College and the Cougars’ fourth-year senior starter was careful to keep …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Holiday Bowl highlights and links: Michigan State 42, Washington State 17

Highlights from Washington State’s 42-17 loss to Michigan State in the Holiday Bowl at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

John Blanchette: All the world’s a stage and Mike Leach’s Cougars are merely players

It was a couple of weeks ago in a TV interview here that Mike Leach claimed to have booted wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. from Washington State’s football roster “because …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Under San Diego skies, WSU fans gear up for tonight’s Holiday Bowl

SAN DIEGO – It really was a silly question. Asked why he had trekked to San Diego for his second Holiday Bowl in a row, Washington State football fan Bill …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Washington State defense can’t hold up in crucial second quarter

Even Hercules would have crumbled under this weight.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

The pick: Why Washington State will beat Michigan State in the Holiday Bowl

The Cougars have been hit hard with drama since the their 27-point loss in the Apple Cup, learning first about their head coach’s reported interested in the Tennessee job, then …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

Two minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Michigan State

Theo Lawson’s keys to a possible WSU victory over Michigan State in the Holliday Bowl.