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Tyrese Maxey, No. 2 Kentucky topple top-ranked Michigan State

Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky’s latest freshman star, scored 26 points and the second-ranked Wildcats opened the season with a 69-62 victory against No. 1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Mark Dantonio says Spartans must plant ‘foot in the ground’

Mark Dantonio and Michigan State have one more chance for a win during a tough midseason stretch that has raised questions about the state of the program.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Joshua Langford out again with foot problem for No. 1 Michigan St

Top-ranked Michigan State is already dealing with a significant injury. Guard Joshua Langford had a setback in his return from a foot injury, and coach Tom Izzo says the senior …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Michigan State opens at No. 1 in AP Top 25 preseason poll

There isn’t much Michigan State has yet to accomplish under Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo, from Big Ten titles and Final Four trips to winning a national championship.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev help Gonzaga past Michigan State in preseason scrimmage

Gonzaga topped Michigan State 103-87 in a preseason scrimmage Saturday in Denver. The Spartans are expected to be ranked No. 1 when the AP preseason poll is released next week. …


Tom Izzo welcomes expectations for 1 of top Michigan State teams

Tom Izzo’s 25th team at Michigan State might be one of his best. All-America guard Cassius Winston is one of four returning starters from last season’s team that won the …


Michigan State’s Cassius Winston earns preseason Big Ten honors

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had little doubt All-America guard Cassius Winston would return for his senior season rather than jump to the NBA. And it wasn’t just because he …


No. 25 Michigan State gears up for tough October schedule

Forget about waiting until the stretch run in November. Michigan State will find out right now how it measures up against the Big Ten’s top teams. Ohio State, Wisconsin and …


No. 25 Spartans out to prove this season is different

Mark Dantonio is now the winningest coach in Michigan State history, and tight end Matt Seybert now has a scholarship. Those are two notable differences between this season and last, …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

National powers Gonzaga, Michigan State to scrimmage for second straight season

It’s another marquee matchup for Gonzaga basketball, but this one won’t go down in the win-loss column. Gonzaga and Michigan State, which will likely be No. 1 in the AP …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019

Pac-12 football: Arizona State edges No. 18 Spartans 10-7 in wild last minute

Eno Benjamin reached the ball to the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown run with 50 seconds remaining, and Arizona State beat No. 18 Michigan State 10-7 on Saturday in …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Michigan State star Cassius Winston coming back, Nick Ward leaving

Michigan State All-America guard Cassius Winston is staying for his senior year. Teammate Nick Ward is entering the NBA draft and plans to end his college career. Winston was the …


Michigan State’s Tom Izzo signs star guard Mark Watts

Michigan State has signed 6-foot-3 guard Mark Watts. He attends SPIRE Academy in Ohio and is from Detroit. He joins 6-foot-8 forward Malik Hall in Tom Izzo’s recruiting class. Watts …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Woman who alleged rape by ex-MSU players speaks publicly

A Michigan State University student is speaking out after suing the school, alleging that three former men’s basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged from reporting …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019

Texas Tech uses stout defense to down Michigan State, earn spot in NCAA Tournament title game

Matt Mooney matched his career high with 22 points and the Texas Tech defense did the rest in a 61-51 victory over Michigan State in the Final Four.


Michigan State, Texas Tech get ready for a Final Four grind

One Final Four semifinal features Texas Tech, the team with the best defense in a generation, against Michigan State, the nose-in-the-dirt team whose coach used to put helmets and shoulder …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019

Trio of newcomers, one veteran arrive in Minneapolis for Final Four

In his eighth trip to the Final Four, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo should know how best to get around. The rest of his coaching compatriots? They could probably use a …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019

Michigan State knocks off Duke to reach Final Four

Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four. The do-everything point guard took over the game when his team faced its biggest …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Freshmen lead Michigan State past LSU and into Elite Eight

Freshmen Aaron Henry and Gabe Brown led experienced Michigan State past LSU 80-63 and into the Elite Eight. Henry and Brown each had career highs in points. The second-seeded Spartans …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

Michigan State, Michigan in Sweet 16 because of defense

Michigan State and Michigan, those fierce in-state rivals, actually have a lot in common at the moment: Both teams are in the Sweet 16 because of their defense. The Spartans …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019

Men’s Top 25 roundup: No. 6 Michigan State surges past No. 19 Iowa, 82-67

Cassius Winston scored 23 points, Nick Ward had 21 points with 10 rebounds and sixth-ranked Michigan State blew past No. 19 Iowa 82-67 on Thursday night, extending its winning streak …


Justin Herbert sparks Oregon past Michigan State 7-6 in Redbox Bowl

Justin Herbert threw a touchdown pass to Dillon Mitchell in the fourth quarter, and Oregon held on after Michigan State botched a fake field goal attempt for a 7-6 victory …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018

Men’s Basketball Top 25 Capsules: Nick Ward helps No. 9 Michigan State rout Green Bay

Nick Ward scored 22 of his 28 points in a nearly perfect first half to help No. 9 Michigan State rout Green Bay 104-83 on Sunday night, at East Lansing, …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018

Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Michigan State beats No. 3 Oregon 88-82

Jenna Allen scored 27 points – including a big 3-pointer the final minute – and Michigan State handed No. 3 Oregon its first loss of the season, 88-82 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

No. 1 Kansas holds off No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in opener

Quentin Grimes scored 21 points in his college debut and Dedric Lawson added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kansas past No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

Gonzaga edges Michigan State in closed-door scrimmage

Gonzaga got the better of Michigan State in Saturday’s closed scrimmage in Minneapolis.


No. 24 Spartans have ‘chip’ back with No. 6 Michigan looming

After upsetting Penn State on the road last weekend, Michigan State feels it has a bit of its identity back. And just in time for the annual clash with Michigan. …


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

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

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 …