Michigan State Spartans News for March 2, 2014
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Bracketologists beginning to agree: U-M seeds at No. 3, MSU No....

While Michigan clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title, Michigan State laid an egg Saturday at home against Illinois.

isportsweb: Under Dantonio, MSU has done what Saban's regime...

On the heels of the news that Michigan State Football Head Coach Mark Dantonio and his assistants were given significant raises to move them to the top tier of compensation in the Big Ten, I remembered back: the MSU football program had been here before,

Michigan plays with confidence, while Michigan State struggles...

Michigan is feeling no pain right now, but isn't interested in celebrating an incomplete accomplishment. Michigan State is feeling all sorts of discomfort, and seems to have forgotten what prevails this time of year.

Tom Izzo says there's still time to fix what's ailing Michigan...

The Spartans, a team hobbled by injuries for much of the season, desperately need to find some sort of cohesiveness on the court following their third loss in four games and second straight at home.

Georgia OL offered by Spartans [$]

Michigan State is looking to bring in an elite offensive line class for 2015 and they have focused on a few select prospects. One of those prospects is Venzell Boulware of Creekside High School in Fairburn, Georgia. SpartanMag.com has some details.

College basketball roundup: No. 22 Ohio State falls to Indiana,...

Kevin (Yogi) Ferrell scored 20 points, and Will Sheehey added 19 on Sunday, leading Indiana past No. 22 Ohio State, 72-64.

After win over Oregon St., MSU baseball's quest for NCAA tournament...

It's hard to estimate the full impact of Michigan State's win over Oregon State until the baseball season ends.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Third Thru 36 Holes of Colleton River Collegi...

The Michigan State men's golf overcame a slow start to finish the first day of the 2014 Colleton River Collegiate in third place at 10-over par 586 (302-284). The Spartans are hosting the tournament at Colleton River Plantation Club's Pete Dye Course in Bluffton, S.C. Freshman Charlie Netzel is tied for fifth at 1-over par 145, as four Spartans are currently in the top-10.

Clark a good fit for MSU? [$]

Marvin Clark's coaches believe he is a Top 100 talent. He's good friends with Lourawls Nairn. MSU is making progress.

W. Basketball. Michigan State 76, Indiana 56 Post-Game Quotes...

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Michigan State 76, Indiana 56: Key stretch, unsung hero, and...

Freshmen Aerial Powers and Tori Jankoska combined for 14 points late in the first half and in the opening minutes after intermission to help the Spartans take control.

W. Basketball. No. 21 Michigan State Earns Share of Conference...

Aerial Powers scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 21 Michigan State wrapped up a share of the Big 10 Conference championship with a 76-56 win over Indiana Sunday.

The question mark

What to do with Keith Keith Appling has been back on the court for four games now since since sitting out a stretch of three games due to the worsening of his near-season-long wrist injury.  In those four games: --He's played 103 minutes. --He's scored just 14 points on 12 field goal attempts (6 of those points came on 3 shots in the final 2 minutes against Michigan, when the game was already effectively over). --He's posted 15 assists (9 of them in the blowout win over Purdue) while turning

Seniors provide spark as Michigan State women earn share of Big...

Michigan State starters Klarissa Bell and Annalise Pickrel were honored Sunday on Senior Night, and they helped the Spartans earn a share of the Big Ten title with a 76-56 victory over Indiana. It was MSU's fourth Big Ten title, and Bell and Pickrel are the lone players in school history to play a role in two of them.

MSU women 76, Indiana 56: Spartans clinch share of Big Ten title...

After the pep band finished playing the national anthem Sunday, Michigan State seniors Klarissa Bell and Annalise Pickrel walked to Indiana's end of the court and presented each Hoosier senior with a rose.

MSU women's basketball: Spartans blast Indiana for share of Big...

Michigan State was still trying to put its puzzle pieces together when the Big Ten season began.

Dantonio offers Dowdy [$]

One of the top offensive linemen in the Midwest for the class of 2015 is Rob Dowdy of Westerville South High School in Ohio. Michigan State recently extended a scholarship to Dowdy while he was on campus. SpartanMag.com was able to catch up with him and get the latest details on his recruitment.

MSU women's basketball: 3 keys to the Spartans' Big Ten title...

The Michigan State women's basketball team wrapped up a share of the Big Ten title Sunday night with a win over Indiana at Breslin Center. Here's three factors behind the program's fourth Big Ten title and second in four seasons:

Gary Harris: Fans 'love you when you're doing good, hate you...

Tom Izzo and his players know what's coming next.

Baseball. Baseball Outslugs Eastern Illinois, 18-13

The Michigan State baseball team got its offense going in a big way on Sunday afternoon as it defeated Eastern Illinois, 18-13, in the final game of The Diamond Classic in Starkville, Miss.

Eric Thomas goes from YouTube sensation to motivating Michigan...

As a high school dropout in the streets of Detroit in the late 1980s, Eric Thomas found sleep in abandoned cars and food in garbage cans.

Softball. Bats Quiet as MSU Drops Two at FGCU Tournament

Michigan State dropped both ends of a doubleheader at the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational on Sunday, falling to Hofstra 8-0 in the morning game before losing to tournament hosts in the nightcap, 8-0 in five innings. MSU's bats were quiet on the day, limited to just two hits in each contest. McKinzie Freimuth had both Spartan hits against Hofstra, and hit 6-for-11 on the weekend. Shanin Thomas had the two hits against FGCU.

Tom Izzo suggests enduring Keith Appling's short-term problems...

It's Izzo's 19th season as the Spartans' head coach, so this isn't exactly his first rodeo.

MSU hoops anticipates heavy criticism, closing ranks

'So now, it'll be fun now. Because really, I don't care about anybody but my team right now. And I like it that way. I really do.'

Harrell keeps up hot streak, nabs MSU offer [$]

Fairburn (Ga.) Creekside offensive lineman gets Spartans offer on Sunday, the latest after a big February filled with offers from around the nation.

Appling trying to get comfort back [$]

Senior and Izzo say wrist is feeling better, work remains to get shot functioning again as the regular season winds downs.

Michigan State freshman Gavin Schilling's development bright...

Gavin Schilling's late-season development could be an asset for Michigan State in the postseason whether he continues to start or not.

W. Tennis. Meet the Spartans: Olga Chernova

The Michigan State women's tennis team holds a 10-2 record so far into its 2014 schedule. In an attempt to "Meet the Spartans," msuspartans.com will feature a student-athlete every week throughout the season. Senior Olga Chernova (Moscow, Russia) is featured this week.

M. Basketball. Spartans Turn To Experience For Answers

Michigan State will now draw on what Tom Izzo referred to as the "advantage of experience." It's often called the best teacher in sports, and class is in session.

M. Ice Hockey. Neil's Notebook: Spartans Rally, But Come Up Short...

It was a bad news, good news type of night for Michigan State on Saturday against the best team of 17-year-old hockey players in the nation.

Hey Joe: An attempt to help MSU fans organize their basketball...

You want to panic, fine. I want to rank your panic.

Michigan State basketball point guard Travis Trice says: 'Don't...

Saturday marked the first time the Spartans lost consecutive games all season, something Trice said he knows will raise the ire of Michigan State fans.

Michigan State looking to past answers for present questions...

Tom Izzo has sensed trouble before other losses this season, but this one took him by surprise and it left him with more questions than answers.

DotComp: Izzo has never had a puzzle like this one [$]

EAST LANSING - Tom Izzo warned us that the re-assembly process would be a difficult one. Now MSU fans have to hope his new forecasts are accurate.

Women's basketball tipoff: Indiana at No. 21 Michigan State

Where: Breslin Center

V-Cast: Is there still hope? [$]

EAST LANSING - Comp and PK discuss whether Michigan State's maddening problems can be fixed before postseason play begins two games from now.

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