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UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Michigan State star Cassius Winston coming back, Nick Ward leaving

Michigan State All-America guard Cassius Winston is staying for his senior year. Teammate Nick Ward is entering the NBA draft and plans to end his college career. Winston was the …


Michigan State’s Tom Izzo signs star guard Mark Watts

Michigan State has signed 6-foot-3 guard Mark Watts. He attends SPIRE Academy in Ohio and is from Detroit. He joins 6-foot-8 forward Malik Hall in Tom Izzo’s recruiting class. Watts …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Woman who alleged rape by ex-MSU players speaks publicly

A Michigan State University student is speaking out after suing the school, alleging that three former men’s basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged from reporting …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Texas Tech uses stout defense to down Michigan State, earn spot in NCAA Tournament title game

Matt Mooney matched his career high with 22 points and the Texas Tech defense did the rest in a 61-51 victory over Michigan State in the Final Four.


Michigan State, Texas Tech get ready for a Final Four grind

One Final Four semifinal features Texas Tech, the team with the best defense in a generation, against Michigan State, the nose-in-the-dirt team whose coach used to put helmets and shoulder …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Trio of newcomers, one veteran arrive in Minneapolis for Final Four

In his eighth trip to the Final Four, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo should know how best to get around. The rest of his coaching compatriots? They could probably use a …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Michigan State knocks off Duke to reach Final Four

Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four. The do-everything point guard took over the game when his team faced its biggest …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Freshmen lead Michigan State past LSU and into Elite Eight

Freshmen Aaron Henry and Gabe Brown led experienced Michigan State past LSU 80-63 and into the Elite Eight. Henry and Brown each had career highs in points. The second-seeded Spartans …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

Michigan State, Michigan in Sweet 16 because of defense

Michigan State and Michigan, those fierce in-state rivals, actually have a lot in common at the moment: Both teams are in the Sweet 16 because of their defense. The Spartans …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Men’s Top 25 roundup: No. 6 Michigan State surges past No. 19 Iowa, 82-67

Cassius Winston scored 23 points, Nick Ward had 21 points with 10 rebounds and sixth-ranked Michigan State blew past No. 19 Iowa 82-67 on Thursday night, extending its winning streak …


Justin Herbert sparks Oregon past Michigan State 7-6 in Redbox Bowl

Justin Herbert threw a touchdown pass to Dillon Mitchell in the fourth quarter, and Oregon held on after Michigan State botched a fake field goal attempt for a 7-6 victory …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Top 25 Capsules: Nick Ward helps No. 9 Michigan State rout Green Bay

Nick Ward scored 22 of his 28 points in a nearly perfect first half to help No. 9 Michigan State rout Green Bay 104-83 on Sunday night, at East Lansing, …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Michigan State beats No. 3 Oregon 88-82

Jenna Allen scored 27 points – including a big 3-pointer the final minute – and Michigan State handed No. 3 Oregon its first loss of the season, 88-82 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

No. 1 Kansas holds off No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in opener

Quentin Grimes scored 21 points in his college debut and Dedric Lawson added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kansas past No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Gonzaga edges Michigan State in closed-door scrimmage

Gonzaga got the better of Michigan State in Saturday’s closed scrimmage in Minneapolis.


No. 24 Spartans have ‘chip’ back with No. 6 Michigan looming

After upsetting Penn State on the road last weekend, Michigan State feels it has a bit of its identity back. And just in time for the annual clash with Michigan. …


Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson jumps to NBA draft

Jaren Jackson, the Big Ten defensive player of the year as a freshman for Michigan State, is leaving early for the NBA.


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

11th-seeded Syracuse beats 3rd-seeded Michigan State 55-53

Tyus Battle had 17 points and Oshae Brissett scored 15, lifting 11th-seeded Syracuse to a 55-53 win over third-seeded Michigan State on Sunday and into the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Miles Bridges leads Michigan State past Thomas, Bucknell 82-78

Miles Bridges outlasted Zach Thomas, scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to help third-seeded Michigan State hold on for an 82-78 win over Bucknell on Friday night in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

How we voted: Amid NCAA scandal, a calm week on the court for teams in Top 25

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson explains how he voted in the Associated Press Top 25 with five general thoughts on this week’s poll, a few notes on the Pac-12 and an …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

How we voted: Bearcats, Buckeyes lose ground with Week 16 setbacks

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson explains how he voted in the Associated Press Top 25 with five general thoughts on this week’s poll, a few notes on the Pac-12 and an …


Top 25 Capsules: No. 2 Michigan State rallies past Northwestern 65-60

Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and No. 2 Michigan State erased a 27-point deficit on Saturday to beat Northwestern 65-60 and extend its winning streak to 10 games.


Athletes vow to keep fighting in doctor sex-abuse scandal

The worst sex-abuse case in sports history ended Monday with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar, and his victims vowed to keep fighting for accountability in the scandal …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis retires; football coach Mark Dantonio defends himself

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio says he’s always worked with the correct authorities in cases involving sexual assault allegations. After an ESPN report detailed various allegations involving Michigan State …


NCAA inquiry at Michigan State reminds some of Penn State

The NCAA sent a letter to Michigan State earlier this week asking for any potential rules violations related to convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a former university employee. The letter …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon resigns in wake of Larry Nassar scandal

Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon has submitted her resignation amid an outcry over the school’s handling of allegations against Larry Nassar. The announcement that Simon is stepping down came …


NCAA looking into how Michigan State handled Larry Nassar case

The NCAA is examining how Michigan State University handled the case of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who faces prison time for sexually assaulting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes. …


Top 25 capsules: No. 1 Michigan State routs Maryland

Miles Bridges had 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two blocks to help No. 1 Michigan State turn a closely contested game into another rout, pulling away to beat …


Michigan State to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova drops to No. 3

Michigan State was passed by Villanova for the No. 1 ranking after Duke and Kansas lost three weeks ago. The Spartans were No. 3 at the time, but voters moved …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Busy offseason awaits Washington State and it could be a good thing following 25-point Holiday Bowl loss

There should be plenty of storylines to tide the Cougars over until their next chance to play someone wearing a different jersey.