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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017

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

Even Hercules would have crumbled under this weight.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017

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

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.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017

Washington State versus Michigan State a study of contrasting styles, coaches

Another Big Ten challenge will be awaiting the Cougars Thursday at 6 p.m. (FS1) as they gear up for their fourth bowl game in five years.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017

Linebacker Joe Bachie leads tough Michigan State defense

Joe Bachie is a special player. Special enough to be the first sophomore in 13 years to be named Michigan State’s Most Valuable player and the first in 11 years …


Inevitable friendship: Washington State nickels Hunter Dale and Kirkland Parker share unique bond

Both Louisiana natives who found their way to Pullman in 2015, Hunter Dale and Kirkland Parker share a similar upbringing that’s tightened their bond on and off the football field.


Michigan State offense will be led by inconsistent first-year QB Brian Lewerke in Holiday Bowl

How unthinkable is this? Luke Falk – the all-time passing leader in Pac-12 history – could be the “other quarterback” in the Holiday Bowl against Michigan State.


Success after success, Michigan State still wears chip on shoulder

For Washington State fans who wear that underdog mentality against the Huskies like a badge of honor, you’ve just met your match.


How we voted: Blue Devils cling to No. 1 ranking, but Spartans have looked mighty good since early-season loss

How The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson voted in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll.


Holiday Bowl Matchup: Washington State Cougars vs. Michigan State Spartans

Here’s a quick look at the matchup between the Cougars and Spartans.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017

Washington State to make Holiday Bowl return for Dec. 28 date versus Michigan State

One year after suffering a humiliating 17-12 loss to Minnesota, the Cougars will return to San Diego bowl season for a matchup against the Big Ten Conference.


PK80 roundup: Duke, Michigan State win bracket championships

Marvin Bagley had 30 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke rallied late to beat No. 7 Florida 87-84 on Sunday night for the Motion bracket championship at the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

Gonzaga-Florida thriller joins list of Zags’ greatest games

Make room, Gonzaga-Michigan State triple-overtime marathon at the 2005 Maui Invitational. You, too, Gonzaga-Arizona double-overtime classic in the 2003 NCAA Tournament.


Duke consolidates top spot in Top 25 after Champions Classic

The Blue Devils, who beat then-No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in Chicago, pulled in 54 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel in the AP Top 25 released …


Jud Heathcote remembered dearly by many of those who loved him

Four distinct generations of players from each of his coaching stops, coaching protégés from near and far and a slew of his Spokane friends did their best to capture the …


Michigan State to pay tribute to coaching icon Jud Heathcote

Michigan State’s basketball team will wear patches throughout the upcoming season to honor former coach Jud Heathcote. The Feb. 10 home game against Purdue also has been named the Jud …


Coaches, former players remember Jud Heathcote as lifelong motivator

Jud Heathcote never stopped coaching his former players and assistant coaches.


Latest charges leave Spartans trying to repair reputation

After three Michigan State football players were charged with criminal sexual conduct, coach Mark Dantonio’s program has a lot of work to do to repair its reputation. Josh King, Demetric …


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017

3 Michigan St players charged in campus sexual assault case

Three Michigan State football players have been charged with criminal sexual conduct after a woman says she was raped and forced to perform oral sex at an on-campus apartment in …


Michigan State player charged with criminal sexual conduct

Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct and has been dismissed from the team. Ingham County prosecutors said the 19-year-old Robertson is tied to …


Jackson’s strong second half lifts Kansas Jayhawks past Michigan State Spartans

Josh Jackson turned in a dominating performance to help top-seeded Kansas advance to the Sweet 16 for a second straight year with a 90-70 victory over Michigan State on Sunday.


Ward leads Michigan State’s furious rally past Miami

Two freshmen showed they could play any way they wanted in their NCAA Tournament debuts, leading the ninth-seeded Spartans (20-14) to an opening-round 78-58 win over No. 8 seed Miami …


3 players suspended, Michigan State coach issues statement

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has released a statement saying he has “high standards” for his football program and expects players and staff to “conduct themselves in a manner that …


Michigan State suspends 3 football players in sex assault probe

Three Michigan State University football players are suspended from team activities and removed from on-campus housing as part of a sexual assault investigation. The school says in a release Thursday …


Spartan senior Demetrious Cox pleads not guilty to assault

Michigan State University senior defensive back Demetrious Cox has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge.


No. 10 Arizona beats No. 12 Michigan State in final seconds

Kadeem Allen took the ball the length of the court and scored with 1.3 seconds left and No. 10 Arizona beat No. 12 Michigan State 65-63 on Friday night in …


Spartans’ fall could be Big Ten’s biggest since ‘34 Michigan

The fall of Michigan State could end up being the most dramatic in Big Ten football since the Gerald Ford-led Michigan Wolverines went from first to worst 82 years ago.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015

Michigan punter O’Neill doesn’t mind his new notoriety

Michigan punter Blake O’Neill is shrugging off the fact that perhaps millions of people probably didn’t know who he was last week.


Top 25 roundup: Spartans shock Wolverines with late fumble return

Jalen Watts-Jackson grabbed the football on a flubbed punt attempt and lumbered 38 yards into the end zone for a touchdown on the final play of the game, giving No. …


Mark Dantonio, Michigan State Spartans must now deal with resurgent Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. – From the moment Jim Harbaugh took over as Michigan’s coach in December, this scenario was coming: At some point, the Wolverines would become a major threat …