Michigan State Spartans News for March 6, 2014
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Seniors are MSU's stars vs. Iowa, but Branden Dawson is unsung...

Dawson did just about everything. He scored eight points on 4-for-7 shooting, grabbed seven rebounds, had five steals, blocked three shots and handed out two assists.

M. Basketball. Michigan State 86, Iowa 76 Post-Game Notes

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M. Basketball. Michigan State 86, Iowa 76 Post-Game Quotes

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Appling wakes up, responds on senior day [$]

Spartans senior point guard nets 12 second-half points to key win against Iowa -- after a halftime speech from Tom Izzo focused in on his play.

Games 298-299: MSU Hockey vs. Michigan Preview

Spartans play home-and-home with arch-rival Michigan this weekend This weekend the Spartan hockey team will play it's last road game of the season, which couldn't come fast enough for this team. The Spartans are 1-9-3 in road games with their only win coming at last place Penn State University. These last two teams met in January where the Wolverines swept the Spartans 3-2, 5-2. After the home loss to the Wolverines on that Saturday night Tom Anastos was the most tense I have heard in his thr

Spartan seniors motivated to get first victory at Yost

The way Michigan's players hooted and hollered in Munn Arena's visitors locker room, you'd have figured they'd just won a national championship.

MSU women's basketball tipoff: No. 19 Spartans vs. Michigan

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, Ind.)

Michigan State 86, Iowa 76 -- How a Resurrection Really Feels...

In a game crucial to the Spartans' psyche, the Green and White put together one of the best halves of the season to sweep Iowa and clinch a first round Big Ten Tournament bye. 38 days. That's how long it's been since MSU last beat Iowa, most likely the Spartans' last performance of championship caliber. While MSU did set a school record for treys in a game in that span, the Boilermakers, the seventh best offense in the Big Ten per KenPom, put up 1.18 points per possession. As one can tell, d

M. Basketball. No. 22 Michigan State Defeats No. 24 Iowa, 86-76...

Keith Appling scored in double figures for the first time in more than five weeks and No. 22 Michigan State looked healthier than it had in months in an 86-76 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Thursday night.

Appling returns on senior day [$]

Spartan point guard hits a pair of 3-pointers and has 12 points as MSU rolls over Iowa 86-76 on senior day.

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo honors Spartans seniors, shares...

Adreian Payne told the Michigan State fans that now it's time "to man up and do what we gotta do.''

Keith Appling, Spartans beat up on Iowa in seniors' final home...

It was the final home game of Keith Appling's Michigan State career, and he couldn't have picked a better time to discover the touch that made him a candidate for Big Ten Player of the Year early in the season.

Spartans 86, Hawkeyes 76: Michigan State finally shows heart...

For the first time in month at home, the No. 22 Spartans (23-7, 12-5) showed heart and grit in a 86-76 win over Iowa.

Appling returns to form as Spartans down Iowa on Senior Night...

Michigan State said good-bye to its point guard Thursday night.

Michigan State's Keith Appling moves ahead of Charlie Bell on...

Keith Appling passed Bell with a Breslin-revving 3-pointer to put the Spartans ahead 53-45 with 15 minutes left to play Thursday night against Iowa.

Halftime analysis: Hawkeyes 41, Spartans 39

After coming out slow and emotionless in the past two home losses, Michigan State came out of the gate ready to battle on Senior Day.

Spartans among first to offer fast-rising Ohio LB Jordan Jones...

In the last week, the recruitment of Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney junior linebacker Jordan Jones has taken flight and Michigan State was one of the schools who got in on the ground floor.

Game thread: MSU hosting Iowa on senior day

Michigan State is hosting Iowa in the home finale at the Breslin Center this year.

Keith Appling better now, but what about the Spartans?

As No. 22 Michigan State prepared to host No. 24 Iowa on Thursday night, Appling was reflecting about the sore right wrist that derailed a season in which he was playing as well as anyone in the Big Ten.

Live updates: Michigan State Spartans vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (chat)...

It's senior night for Keith Appling and Adreian Payne at Michigan State, and there's a chance it could be the final Breslin Center appearance for sophomore Gary Harris, too.

W. Gymnastics. Michigan State Gymnastics to Compete in Road Weekend...

The Michigan State gymnastics team will head back out on the road for back-to-back away meets this weekend. First, the Spartans will travel to Cape Girardeau, Mo., to take on Southeast Missouri in a non-conference dual meet on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Continuing west, MSU will compete in a tri-meet with Oklahoma and Minnesota at Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas on Sunday, March 9 at 3 p.m. ET.

Baseball. Baseball Ready to Challenge No. 21 TCU

The Michigan State baseball team will take on 21st-ranked TCU in a three game series this weekend, beginning Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU will be the third top-25 opponent the Spartans will face this season.

Michigan State Basketball Gameday: Spartans hope to ride Senior...

No. 22 Michigan State (22-7, 11-5) hosts No. 24 Iowa (20-9, 9-7) on Senior Day in East Lansing.

Former Spartans on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Three legendary Michigan State players and a former Michigan State coach are among 75 names on the College Football Hall of Fame FBS ballots that just went out to more than 12,000 voters ? National Football Foundation members and current members of the ha

Softball. Weather Washes Out Spartans at FIU

Thursday's game at Florida Atlantic University has been cancelled due to weather. The game, originally scheduled for 5 p.m. today, was moved up to 3 p.m. to attempt to get it in before the storm hit Miami, but the game was called in the bottom of the first inning with MSU leading 1-0.

Former Wolverines, Spartans dot College Football Hall of Fame...

Of local interest are former Michigan tackle Jumbo Elliott, running back Rob Lytle and defensive lineman Mark Messner, former Michigan State receiver Kirk Gibson and running backs Clinton Jones and Lorenzo White and former Northern Michigan defensive back Jerry Woods. Former MSU coach Darryl Rogers, former Albion coaches Morley Fraser and Pete Schmidt and former Wayne State and Hillsdale coach Dick Lowry also are on the ballot, as are former Detroit Lions Dre Bly, Mark Carrier and D.J. Dozier.

W. Volleyball. Moster Will Tour China With USA Volleyball

Michigan State junior libero Kori Moster has been named among the 12 players selected by USA Volleyball to serve as the U.S. Collegiate National Team during a tour of China from June 17-27. Moster, a two-time Spartan captain, is the two-time defending Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and was an All-America selection after the 2013 season.

Hawkeyes sick of being dominated by MSU

The No. 25 Hawkeyes (20-9, 9-7 Big Ten) have lost 17 straight games in East Lansing, and few have been close. Iowa's average margin of defeat is 15.3 points. Three of the margins have exceeded 30 points, and only two of the last 13 were by single digits. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is 15-0 at home against Iowa. 'I do find that hard to believe,' Izzo said. 'You probably jinxed me, but I do find that hard to believe.'

Senior Day: MSU's Appling, Payne have legacy on the line

'I came back to make it to the Final Four and win the (national) championship,' said Payne, who nearly left for the NBA after his junior season. 'It's just a reality check just knowing that you could have been gone, but this is why you came back. And now it's time to step up and lead the team to where we need to be.'

Michigan State QB Connor Cook tells CBSSports.com Spartans will...

The Spartans finished the 2013 season with a bang, upsetting previously unbeaten and No. 2-ranked Ohio State by a 34-24 count in the Big Ten championship game before upending favored Stanford in the Rose Bowl 24-20.

Tipton enjoys visit to Michigan State [$]

This past weekend Tre Tipton of Apollo Ridge High School in Spring Church, Pennsylvania visited Michigan State University. SpartanMag.com was able to catch up with the 6-foot-0, 165-pound player and get the details.

Kirk Gibson, Lorenzo White among ex-Michigan State stars on college...

Three former Michigan State athletics stars and one coach wide receiver Kirk Gibson, running backs Clinton Jones and Lorenzo White, and former coach Darryl Rogers are on this year's National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

Four Spartans among 75 on ballot for Class of 2014 College Football...

Michigan State has seven former players and four former coaches already enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, including the most recent inductee, linebacker Percy Snow.

Football. 2014 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot Features...

Three former Michigan State All-Americans - wide receiver Kirk Gibson, running back Clinton Jones and running back Lorenzo White - along with former Spartan head coach Darryl Rogers are featured on the National Football Foundation's 2014 (Football Bowl Subdivision) ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Seniors hoping to fill "incomplete" legacy [$]

Appling, Payne enter final home game at Breslin Center with goals still on table before their career's end at Michigan State.

College basketball roundup: No. 4 Duke upset by Wake Forest

Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points, and Wake Forest upset No. 4 Duke, 82-72, on Wednesday night.

Mark Dantonio applies Chinese New Year calendar to Michigan State...

Rather than force his team to look forward right away, Dantonio allowed his players to ride that wave of happiness into the challenging winter workouts.

Michigan State vs. Iowa -- Q&A with Black Heart Gold Pants...

Negativity abounds between the Peninsula State and the Hawkeye State. We talked to RossWB from Black Heart Gold Pants to get his opinion before today's game. It has not been a good month basketball-wise for Iowa as well. To share the pain, I sent some questions over to Black Heart Gold Pants, your one-stop for Iowa athletics, dinosaur race cars, and horses playing football. RossWB, to my knowledge the world's only Iowa/Oakland Raiders/Chelsea fan, was kind enough to give me answers. If you wan

Softball. Five Games For Spartans Will Wrap Spring Break

Michigan State wraps up a nine-day road trip over Spring Break with five games over three days. The Spartans play Thursday (3 p.m.) at Florida International, then two games each on Friday and Saturday at the Florida Atlantic Tournament.

Wrestling. Spartans Head to Big Ten Wrestling Championships in...

After closing the regular season on a three-match winning streak, Michigan State will look to keep its momentum going this weekend at the 100th annual Big Ten Wrestling Championships March 8-9 (Saturday-Sunday) in Madison, Wis., at the Kohl Center. | Watch Live (BTDN)

Michigan State by the numbers: Spartan seniors will leave footprint...

n the spirit of senior day, this week's numbers will take a look at the footprint Adreian Payne and Keith Appling will leave in the Michigan State basketball record books.

MSU unlikely to face most severe penalty - loss of funding -...

By the following Tuesday, MSU's student newspaper, the State News, was reporting that the collaboration was, in fact, an investigation, and, on Friday, a university spokesman acknowledged that investigators had been brought to campus, in part, by a complaint about the university's handling of a sexual assault that allegedly took place in a dorm in August 2010. University officials have refused to provide further details of that case, but the details fit broadly with an incident that occurred t

Talk Michigan State basketball with Matt Charboneau live at 1...

Michigan State faces Iowa tonight in its final home game of the regular season. Detroit News MSU beat writer Matt Charboneau is taking your comments and questions live at 1 p.m.

M. Ice Hockey. Neil's Notebook: Rookie Joe Cox Providing Consiste...

Joe Cox, 20, a 5-foot-11, 167-pounder from Chelsea, suffered a serious knee injury last April while playing for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the U.S. Hockey League. He spent the summer rehabbing the knee and it wasn't certain if he'd be able to start the season with the Spartans.

Big Ten tourney: Surprising U-M women would meet MSU with win...

U-M's only hope to get into the NCAA tournament is to win the Big Ten tournament, something that hasn't been done by anyone playing on the first day of the tournament since it was reconfigured in 1995.

Michigan State seniors an increasingly rare breed in one-and-done...

When Michigan State celebrates senior day Thursday night following the Iowa game, it will be paying tribute to something less and less valued in college basketball -- the four-year player.

Recruiting: MSU goes to familiar territory to offer OL

One of the top offensive linemen in the Midwest for the class of 2015 is Westerville (Ohio) South's Rob Dowdy. Michigan State hosted the 6-foot-5, 277-pound Dowdy this past week and, during that time, they extended him a scholarship.

Men's basketball tipoff: No. 24 Iowa at No. 22 Michigan State...

When: 9 tonight

Senior Day: MSU's Appling, Payne don't want to break Final Four...

'I came back to make it to the Final Four and win the (national) championship,' said Payne, who nearly left for the NBA after his junior season. 'It's just a reality check just knowing that you could have been gone, but this is why you came back. And now it's time to step up and lead the team to where we need to be.'

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