Michigan State Spartans News for March 1, 2014
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Postgame Video: Izzo, Dawson, Appling, and Trice [$]

EAST LANSING - Tom Izzo described his team's 53-46 loss to Illinois as a "complete meltdown."

'Complete meltdown' has Izzo searching for answers

EAST LANSING - The Spartans scored a season-low 46 points while hitting a psychological low-point for the year, in a 53-46 loss to Illinois.

New Jersey linebacker picks up Terps offer [$]

The Terps handed out several offers on Thursday, including three-star Barnegat (N.J.) linebacker Manny Bowen, who's excited to visit College Park.

Bellamy says Chippewas are early leader [$]

Even though it's early in the recruiting process, Oak Park (Mich.) defensive tackle Shahid Bellamy lists the Chippewas as his top choice.

Newsome talks UT offer [$]

Ryan Newsome is one of the state's hottest prospects and Texas has now officially entered the race for the Aledo star. Newsome talks about his UT visit and getting a Texas offer.

Hentges has no problem staying busy

Jefferson City, Mo., tight end Hale Hentges has seen his recruitment truly explode in the last month.

Locke staying busy

The word "busy" doesn't even begin to describe how James Locke's recruitment has gone lately.

Rogers encouraged after MSU visit

Ohio wide receiver Reggie Rogers has yet to receive a Michigan State offer, but a recent visit left him very encouraged.

Charles Matthews Chooses Cats [$]

On Monday night, Charles Matthews indicated that he was down to five schools with a decision looming. That decision came on Wednesday morning at a press conference where the five-star guard announced plans for his future and came off the board to the surprise of few.

The U, Kentucky, UCF stand out to 3-star WR

Offers keep rolling in for Auden Tate and three schools have caught his eye thus far.

4-star WR a fan of Oregon's offense

Tavares Martin doesn't have an offer from Oregon yet, but that doesn't stop him from being a fan of the Ducks attack.

MSU women can make Senior Day special with win to clinch Big...

The Michigan State women's basketball team is exactly where coach Suzy Merchant hoped it would be entering its final Big Ten regular-season game.

Illini 53, Spartans 46: Why MSU lost on Saturday

THE GOOD: MSU had all of its players for the first time since a Jan. 4 win at Indiana. And a couple of them even played well - starting with the defense of Branden Dawson, who returned after missing nine games with a broken right hand.

Eric Thomas: From YouTube sensation to motivating MSU, others...

'Just an incredible guy,' Izzo said of Thomas. 'It's not that he says a million things different (than others), he just has a way of saying them. What I love about him is that he's a real guy, you know? He doesn't sugarcoat. He's real with the kids. And, yeah, he loves Michigan State, but he loves people more.'

MSU's Dantonio seeks new leaders for '14 season

It's winter conditioning time for Michigan State football, and that means 5:30 a.m. workouts. It also means a search for leaders to replace departed seniors Darqueze Dennard, Max Bullough, Blake Treadwell and others.

News quiz: Tom Izzo dancing, Joba Chamberlain's smiley face tattoo...

Test your knowledge of current sports events of the past week:

Swimming & Diving. MSU Concludes Competition at Big Ten Swim...

Junior Bryan Williams finished 12th in the 200 butterfly and Alec Kandt broke the 200 breaststroke freshman record as the Spartans concluded competition at the 2014 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships. The Michigan State men finished 10th overall, tallying 107.5 points.

Spartans fall in OTto US Under-18 team

Michigan State's hockey team got a glimpse of its future and a little bit of redemption from a year ago.

Baseball. No. 15 Mississippi State Silences Spartans

The 15th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs used strong pitching to top the Michigan State baseball team, 7-1, on Saturday afternoon at Dudy Noble Field in Starkville, Miss.

MSU women's basketball: Bell, Pickrel eyeing title in home finale...

Klarissa Bell and Annalise Pickrel began their careers with a Big Ten title. And the pair will have a chance to conclude it in the same fashion in their final home game tonight.

Track. MSU Sets Two Big Ten Track & Field Championships Records...

Setting two new conference records, four MSU records and adding three medals, the Michigan State track & field team concluded competition at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Championships on Saturday. Tori Franklin (triple jump) and Leah O'Connor (mile) each won Big Ten titles en route to earning a spot in the conference record books, while Kurt Schneider (heptathlon) and Caleb Rhynard (5,000-meter) broke decade-old school records to close out the meet. At the end of competition, the Spartan women finis

M. Ice Hockey. Spartans Fall to USANTDP U-18 Team in Exhibition...

Jack Eichel's goal at 2:12 of overtime broke a 3-3 tie and gave the USANTDP U-18 team a 4-3 win over Michigan State in an exhibition game on Saturday night at Munn Ice Arena.

With so much at stake, confused Spartans play like strangers

The team on the court looked like strangers at times. Denzel Valentine, who has been one of the more consistent players, turned the ball over five times. Keith Appling, who is still not 100 percent with a wrist injury, handed it over four times.

Schilling gets first start, ties career high [$]

Freshman named starter at center for Michigan State's loss against Illinois and left the game as arguably the only bright spot in the game.

Spartans have "complete meltdown" in loss [$]

Appling calls performance in 53-46 loss to Illinois "awful, terrible and poor" as the Spartans drop their sixth game of their past 10.

Michigan State basketball star Gary Harris: 'We could be playing...

Harris has a message for those who are posting negative comments about Michigan State basketball.

MSU football's search for new leaders starts now

It's winter conditioning time for Michigan State football, and that means 5:30 a.m. workouts.

Illinois 53, Michigan State 46: Key stretch, unsung hero, and...

MSU closed the first half on a 14-5 run over the final nine minutes.

What a mess.

Some things explain themselves. The Four Factors Team ILL MSU effective FG % 56.8% 45.7% Turnover % 26.9% 29.6% Offensive Reb % 22.6% 36.4% Free Throw Rate 15.9% 23.9% Turnovers are a real issue, now. 29.6% for MSU tonight. Closer to one out of every three possessions than even an already miserable one out of every four! 19% in a loss to Nebraska rose to nearly 22% in a loss to Michigan which rose again in today's loss. Sloppy mistakes abound, particularly crippling, because Illin

Federal office investigating Michigan State's handling of sexual...

Investigators from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights came to Michigan State's campus last week in part because of the handling of an alleged sexual assault involving two athletes in a dorm in August 2010.

Softball. MSU Splits Day One at FGCU

Michigan State (5-8) split its action at the Florida Gulf Coast Spring Break Invitational on Saturday, suffering a 6-3 loss to Bethune-Cookman in eight innings in game one before rebounding with a come-from-behind 7-3 win over LIU-Brooklyn in the nightcap.

M. Basketball. Michigan State 46, Illinois 53 Post-Game Quotes...

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Illinois puts shocker on sloppy Spartans at Breslin Center

Michigan State had everyone in its lineup available for the first time in weeks on Saturday afternoon against Illinois. However, the Spartans looked much more like a team that was taking the floor together for the first time all season.

M. Basketball. Michigan State Drops Home Game to Illinois, 53-46...

Gary Harris scored a game-high 19 points, but the Spartans fell to Illinois 53-46 on Saturday afternoon.

Michigan State stunned by Illinois [$]

With all the pieces back in the lineup, Michigan State scores just 46 points -- only 18 in the second half.

Column: Illinois loss 'complete meltdown' that Spartans will...

But let's keep it real: Michigan State (22-7, 11-5) lost because it's a mess on offense and out of sync on defense.

No. 18 Michigan State outplayed again at home, loses 53-46 to...

Michigan State may have had a complete roster for the first time since Jan. 4, but the Spartans came up way short Saturday with a 53-46 loss to Illinois.

Slumping Spartans stunned by Illinois, 53-46

No one expected Michigan State to be great in its first game in two months with all of its players available.

Live Blog: Full-strength Michigan State hopes to begin bounce...

Michigan State went 4-5 in the nine games Dawson missed with a broken hand, bottoming out last Sunday with a 79-70 loss at Michigan that all but eliminated the Spartans from the Big Ten regular-season conference title race.

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame: Greats raised to glory, yet humbled...

Several former area sports stars were inducted into the 58th Michigan Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.

W. Basketball. Women's Basketball Plays For Big Ten Title Sunday...

Klarissa Bell and Annalise Pickrel step onto the Breslin Center floor for the last time on Sunday, and will have a Big Ten Championship to play for. No. 21 Michigan State (20-8, 12-3) are in a three-way tie with Penn State and Nebraska atop the conference standing with one game remaining. The Spartans host Indiana at 6 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.

Nebraska 60, MSU 51: Spartans fail to 'bring it' at home

Sole possession of first place in the Big Ten was right there for Michigan State to take. The Spartans' response? A collective: "Eh, that's OK."

Pressure hasnít changed for MSU [$]

With everyone back in the lineup, the Spartans donít see a change in pressure or expectations

Michigan State Basketball Gameday: A complete Spartans roster...

Michigan State is complete and rested for the first time in a long time today against Illinois.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Hosts Colleton River Collegiate

The Michigan State men's golf team will spend the start to its spring break week in South Carolina, hosting the second-annual Colleton River Collegiate on March 2-3 at the Colleton River Plantation Club in Bluffton, S.C. Held on the Pete Dye Course, competition will begin with 36 holes on Sunday, March 2, before concluding with 18 holes on Monday. Both days will begin at 8:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Michigan State hosting recently offered 2014 forward Marvin Clark...

It appears Michigan State basketball's 2014 recruiting class is anything but over.

Michigan State offers 2014 forward Marvin Clark

The Spartans have a new offer out to a player already visiting this weekend and the fanbase is on a commitment watch. According to multiple sources, Michigan State came through with an offer to Marvin Clark, a 6'7" (fingers crossed)† forward who plays at the same school as Michigan State signee Lourawls Nairn.† Clark is also visiting East Lansing from Kansas this weekend so the recruitment appears to be serious and moving quickly.† The gesture of visiting from 800 miles for an official immedia

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine has earned role that can't...

Denzel Valentine has been a box-score filler for the Spartans, but there's one category that's ready to rise.

Spartans to host league newcomers Maryland and Rutgers

Both of the Big Ten's newcomers will visit Breslin Center next season.

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