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Duke headed for another championship game

INDIANAPOLIS – Two star freshmen, a solid senior and some of the trademark defense Duke has long been known for have the Blue Devils back in the national championship game. …


Blue Devils, Spartans take on undercard feel at Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS – Any other year, this would probably be the premier matchup of the Final Four. On one bench sits top-seeded Duke and its record-setting coach, Mike Krzyzewski. On the …


Michigan State continues improbable tourney run

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior …


Spartans knock off Sooners 62-58 in East semifinal

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA tournament East …


No. 7 Michigan State shocks No. 4 Baylor in Cotton Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas – Connor Cook and the Michigan State Spartans want to have a different role in the playoff talk next season. With their big comeback finish in the Cotton …


Horrible Saturday night levels Big Ten’s bullies

It’s barely September and the Big Ten might be out of the inaugural College Football Playoff race. Three of its biggest bullies – No. 7 Michigan State, No. 8 Ohio …


No. 3 Oregon downs No. 7 Michigan State 46-27

EUGENE, Ore. – Trailing Michigan State 27-18 in the third quarter and facing a third-and-10, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota found himself confronting a decision while on the run: Either pitch …


Spartan way

Survive and advance, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo calls it. His Spartans have been there, done that for decades, which perhaps helped them do it again Saturday night at the …


Strong Spartans ready for hardworking Harvard

The Michigan State players said all the right things Friday afternoon. Asked about the challenges of tonight’s NCAA third-round East Regional game at the Arena against 12th-seeded Harvard, forward Branden …


Payne drops 41, drives MSU past Delaware

By game’s end, everyone in the Spokane Arena had felt the Payne, none more than the Delaware coaches and players. “Probably the best big man I’ve seen in 21 years …


Books like Spartans

There will be 1,000 people lined up early Thursday morning to get a seat at the Las Vegas Hilton sports book for the start of the NCAA tournament, and most …


Top 25 highlights: Wolverines continue to roll over top-10 teams

Nik Stauskas made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:12 left and finished with 19 points and freshman Derrick Walton Jr. scored a season-high 19, lifting No. 21 Michigan to an 80-75 …


Michigan St beats Stanford in Rose Bowl

When Kyler Elsworth soared over the pile to deliver the final hit of Michigan State’s season, the storybook ending came with a moral.


U. of Mich. athletics behind ‘Go Blue’ skywriting in East Lansing

The words “Go Blue” that were written Saturday across the sky above East Lansing, Mich., and incensed thousands of fans watching a football game at Spartan Stadium was the work …


Curry sends Duke past Michigan State 71-61

INDIANAPOLIS – Seth Curry shot Duke right into the regional finals – and put Mike Krzyzewski on the verge of another milestone. Curry scored 29 points and the Blue Devils …


Michigan State’s Draymond Green too much for Gonzaga

Michigan State, behind 54-percent shooting and Draymond Green’s career-high 34 points, handled Gonzaga 74-67.