Michigan St Rumors & News

  • MSU's Javon Bess returns to the basketball court

    Detroit Free Press "For the first time since Feb. 1, Javon Bess played in a basketball game. Tuesday's Lansing Moneyball Pro-Am game at Aim High in Dimondale didn't have quite the same intensity as Michigan State's overtime home win over Michigan back then, and Bess' Black team lost to the Royal Blue team led by..." August 04

  • Report: Eron Harris' blood-alcohol level above legal limit

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State basketball player Eron Harris had a blood-alcohol content of 0.12 after he was arrested July 1 for drunken driving, according to the East Lansing Police report. The legal limit in Michigan is 0.08. Police pulled Harris over in a 2002 Honda at 1:55 a.m. July 1 for improper lane..." July 16

  • Michigan State’s Alvin Ellis III cited for alcohol-related offenses twice this spring

    College Basketball Talk "After reaching the Final Four this past spring, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has been forced to deal with a couple off-court issues involving two players. Eron Harris, who began his career at West Virginia, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated earlier this week and..." July 09

  • Michigan State’s Eron Harris suspended indefinitely following drunk driving arrest

    Lansing State Journal "Michigan State basketball player Eron Harris is suspended indefinitely after being arrested last week for driving while intoxicated. Harris is facing charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and refusing a preliminary breath test, according to East Lansing 54-B District Court records...." July 08

  • MSU lands 'elite prospect' in 5-star G Josh Langford

    Detroit News "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and his staff have a jewel for the future with the commitment of five-star guard Josh Langford of Madison, Alabama. Langford, a 6-foot-6 combo guard, picked the Spartans over rival Michigan and a number of top-10 powers like Kentucky and Arizona. "Josh is one of..." June 23

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    Reggie Rankin @ReggieRankin

    Breaking Recruiting News : ESPN 100 No. 13 SG Josh Langford has informed @ESPNRNHoops he is headed to Michigan State.

  • Tom Izzo's contract extended through 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo's contract has been extended through the 2020-21 season. MSU's Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday to extend the contracts of Izzo and school AD Mark Hollis, in addition to the men's hockey and women's basketball coaches. Izzo's new deal expires on June 30, 2021...." June 17

  • Izzo: 'We're stupid' if we don't address NCAA transfers

    Detroit Free Press "MSU coach, speaking at 'Coaches Beat Cancer' event, says it's a shame so many players are transferring to other schools Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo had fun talking about recruiting today with his arm around Kentucky coach John Calipari, joking in front of cameras at Oakland Hills..." June 02

  • Former Spartans, Irish player tries to rip NCAA, reveals drug test cover-up

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Garrick Sherman played sparingly in two seasons at Michigan State before transferring to Notre Dame in 2012. He had a strong senior campaign for the Irish, averaging 13.4 points per game during the 2013-14 season. But the 6-11 center, who now plays overseas in Georgia with Dinamo Tbilisi,..." May 28

  • Five-star Caleb Swanigan backs out of Michigan State commitment

    CBS Sports "Sources confirmed to CBSSports.com on Thursday that five-star big man prospect Caleb Swanigan has reneged on his commitment to Michigan State. The verbal commitment from Swanigan was big enough for us to move Michigan State up from a few spots outside the top 10 into our No. 8 spot in our..." May 07

  • Florida, Michigan State reportedly ironing out home-and-home basketball series

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Conference basketball is fun, but when two big programs schedule a non-conference series, hoops fans everywhere win. ESPN reports Michigan State and Florida are in discussions to play a home-and-home series set to start this season in East Lansing. The Gators won the most recent meeting..." May 05

  • Spartans land four-star 2016 F Nick Ward

    Detroit News "Michigan State rounded out a top-10 recruiting class for 2015 a few weeks ago when it landed a commitment from five-star big man Caleb Swanigan, and on Wednesday the Spartans got a nice start to the 2016 class. Nick Ward, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward from Columbus (Ohio) Gahanna announced on..." April 30

  • Tom Izzo has put together a monster recruiting class at Michigan State

    SB Nation "This past season was supposed a rebuilding year for the Michigan State Spartans after Gary Harris and Adreian Payne left for the NBA and four-year starting point guard Keith Appling graduated. Instead, Tom Izzo's group peaked at the perfect time, upsetting No. 2 Virginia in the NCAA Tournament on..." April 14

  • Five-star Caleb Swanigan picks MSU

    Detroit News "Following its most recent Final Four appearance, Michigan State has kept the momentum rolling. With an already solid recruiting class signed for the upcoming season, the Spartans got the final coveted piece on Friday when five-star center Caleb Swanigan announced on Twitter he would attend..." April 11

  • Ranking the starters in the Final Four from No. 1 to No. 20

    CBS Sports "We ranked the starters in the Sweet 16 from No. 80 to No. 1, and noted that many of the nation's stars were still in play with 15 games remaining in the tournament. Well, that's still the case in the Final Four. The nation's four best big men are still playing (no coincidence on that), along..." April 01

  • Man could win $1M if MSU wins it all

    ESPN "Almost every day, Derek Stevens likes to stop at the sportsbook at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, located between the two properties he owns, to plunk down a bet. On Dec. 5, Stevens walked in and told sportsbook director Tony Miller that he wanted to make a bet on Michigan State to win it..." March 31

  • Perfection looming, Vegas rooting against UK

    ESPN "Kentucky heads into the Final Four as an odds-on favorite to cap an undefeated season with a national championship. The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas made Kentucky a minus-120 favorite to win the national title, shortly after the Final Four was finalized with Duke's win over Gonzaga. The..." March 30

  • Michigan State's Bryn Forbes has 'rocket-shipped' forward on defensive end, Tom Izzo says

    Michigan Live "Bryn Forbes didn't just take a step forward in his defensive prowess on Sunday against Virginia. He didn't take a leap, either. "I think he rocket‑shipped off the ground compared to where he was," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. Forbes was part of a Michigan State defensive effort..." March 25

  • Michigan State forward Matt Costello is dealing with knee tendinitis

    CBS Sports "Michigan State junior forward Matt Costello has some tendinitis in his knee, but coach Tom Izzo said Tuesday that it is nothing serious, reports the Detroit Free Press. The issue is not expected to prevent Costello from playing in Friday's Sweet 16 game against the Sooners. The 6-foot-9,..." March 24

  • Magic Johnson: Spartans 'beautiful'

    ESPN "Magic Johnson has operated in the stands and behind the scenes for the Michigan State Spartans as they have marched into the Sweet 16. On Sunday, speaking again at the behest of coach Tom Izzo, the team's biggest booster measured up its performance in the locker room, telling the Spartans they..." March 23

  • MSU discounts Georgia's NCAA inexperience as factor

    Detroit News "Michigan State is playing in its 18th straight NCAA Tournament and 29th overall. Georgia is playing in its 12th overall and it's the first appearance for the Bulldogs since 2011. So Michigan State has a decided edge in experience, but Tom Izzo isn't convinced that will matter when the teams..." March 20

  • Izzo endorses beleaguered IU coach Crean

    ESPN "Indiana coach Tom Crean came under heavy scrutiny this week. On Saturday, he might have gotten the biggest endorsement of all. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo used nearly 5 minutes of his news conference following the Spartans' 74-72 victory over the Hoosiers to explain why Crean should keep..." March 07

  • MSU's Izzo: Javon Bess may be done for year

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo said today that swingman Javon Bess might be done for the season because he has pain in the right foot he broke before the season. Bess said Saturday that he was awaiting tests. Izzo said that Bess definitely will miss MSU's game Tuesday at Northwestern..." February 10

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • Branden Dawson will miss at least two games with fractured wrist

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Considering the pain Branden Dawson appeared to be in after his hard fall Wednesday night against Eastern Michigan, the diagnosis doesn't seem as dire as it could have been. Tests revealed the Michigan State senior suffered a stable, non-displaced fracture to his left wrist, the school..." December 19

  • MSU's Alvin Ellis (ankle): I'll be ready vs. Notre Dame

    Detroit Free Press "He went down in the first three minutes of the first game in his first season as a starter, so forgive Michigan State sophomore guard Alvin Ellis III for being eager. "I'll be able to play, I'll be able to play Wednesday," Ellis said of No. 19 MSU's ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at Notre Dame,..." December 03

  • Michigan State's Alvin Ellis sprains ankle, thinning rotation with Duke on tap

    Michigan Live "One game into the season, Michigan State already has significant injury issues heading into its biggest game of the non-conference season against No. 4 Duke on Tuesday. At the 9:20 mark in the first half of a victory over Navy, Alvin Ellis went down grasping his ankle after feeding Branden..." November 15

  • Michigan State freshman Javon Bess to miss a month with right foot injury

    Michigan Live "Michigan State freshman guard Javon Bess will miss at least a month of action after injuring his right foot, the school announced Monday. Bess will undergo surgery Tuesday afternoon to repair his fifth metatarsal. Bess came to East Lansing during the summer as a three-star recruit, but had a..." October 28

  • MSU coach Tom Izzo undergoes hernia surgery

    Detroit News "Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo underwent hernia surgery Wednesday morning, the school announced. The surgery was a success, MSU said." October 09

  • Four-star guard Matt McQuaid commits to Michigan State

    SI "Four-star class of 2015 shooting guard Matt McQuaid has committed to Michigan State, McQuaid told Scout.com. McQuaid originally committed to SMU but decommitted in July, a week after five-star point guard and fellow SMU commit Emmanuel Mudiay announced he would play overseas instead of in..." September 25

  • Former Michigan State basketball player Kenny Kaminski lands at Ohio U

    Detroit News "After being dismissed from the Michigan State basketball team early this month, sophomore Kenny Kaminski has transferred to Ohio University, according to the Athens Messenger. On his Twitter account, Kaminski said, “Blessed to be here! I love it here already.” The report also said Kaminski,..." August 26

  • Bryn Forbes granted NCAA waiver to play immediately for Michigan State basketball

    Michigan Live "Michigan State's revamped backcourt just got a boost for the upcoming season. Bryn Forbes, a shooting guard who transferred to Michigan State from Cleveland State this offseason, has been granted a waiver to play for the Spartans in the 2014-15 season, the school announced Wednesday..." August 21

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Tom Izzo makes it very clear: Kenny Kaminski was dismissed from Michigan State

    College Basketball Talk "Over the weekend, Michigan State redshirt sophomore Kenny Kaminski tweeted out that that he was leaving the program. On Monday, Tom Izzo put out a statement that in no uncertain terms made it clear that he was in fact dismissed from the program. “Despite multiple opportunities, Kenny..." August 05

  • Michigan State loses Kenny Kaminski to late offseason transfer

    CBS Sports "By the time August gets here, most players have settled at their school for the upcoming season. Classes are a month away or less, in most places, and we don't often see the decision to transfer at this point on the calendar. But in the past few years there have been a handful of guys who've..." August 04

  • Class of 2016 WR Cameron Chambers chooses Michigan State over Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State

    Michigan Live "Michigan State's Class of 2016 is off to a hot start with the addition of four-star receiver Cameron Chambers from Timber Creek High School in Erial, N.J. Chambers, 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, picked the Spartans over Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Florida, Iowa, Maryland and South..." August 03

  • Bryn Forbes to join Spartans

    ESPN "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Friday that guard Bryn Forbes is transferring to become a Spartan after averaging 15.6 points for Cleveland State last season as a sophomore. Izzo was impressed that Forbes scored 22 points against Kentucky last season, a game in which he made seven..." June 14

  • Eron Harris transfers to Michigan St.

    ESPN "Michigan State has added West Virginia transfer Eron Harris. The 6-foot-3 sophomore wing and Indianapolis native, who averaged 17.2 points this past season for Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers, chose the Spartans over Michigan and Purdue. Harris was slated to visit Michigan this past..." June 09

  • Ohio shooting guard Kyle Ahrens commits to Michigan State

    Michigan Live "Driving around Michigan State’s campus on a golf cart with Tom Izzo this week, Kyle Ahrens knew he was seeing the campus where he wanted to spend his college basketball career. “Non-stop, I was smiling at everything,” Ahrens said. “It made me feel like home. My parents knew right away, they..." June 06

  • Former Michigan State guard Brandan Kearney to make 'last stop' at Detroit Mercy

    Michigan Live "Brandan Kearney's third stop in his college basketball journey will be his last, he says. And it will be close to home. Kearney, the former Michigan State guard and Detroit native, announced Monday that he will transfer to the University of Detroit Mercy. "Crazy when your last stop is in..." June 03

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    Jon Rothstein @JonRothstein

    JMU transfer Charles Cooke is down to URI, Dayton, + Michigan State, source told @CBSSports. Already visited URI. Visits Dayton in June.

  • Tom Izzo disappointed in rising number of college basketball transfers

    Michigan Live "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has often decried the rise of transfers in college basketball, a trend that’s shot upward in recent years. As of mid-April, 325 players had suited up for multiple Division 1 teams, according to the Associated Press, nearly three times as many as a decade ago. But..." May 16

  • Branden Dawson to return to Michigan State for senior season

    College Basketball Talk "Branden Dawson will return to Michigan State for his senior year, the school announced on Tuesday evening. The Spartans will graduate point guard Keith Appling and center Adreian Payne this spring, and on Monday, sophomore guard Gary Harris declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. Having Dawson back..." April 15

  • Family announces Lacey, young friend of MSU hoops program, has died

    Detroit Free Press "Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl from St. Johns who battled a rare form of cancer for several years and befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne, apparently died last night. An Instagram account named missprincesslacey posted this message around 3 a.m.: “Princess Lacey has achieved the..." April 09

  • MSU sophomore Gary Harris expected to enter NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Michigan State sophomore Gary Harris will, barring a surprising change of plans, eventually announce that he's entering the 2014 NBA Draft, sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. "He's going to go," one source said. "And he probably should." Harris averaged 16.7 points and 4.0 rebounds while..." April 01

  • UConn Roars Back Against MSU; Reaches Final Four

    Hartford Courant "The trends were all going against UConn, a position in which the Huskies have found themselves many times, in many ways, the past couple of years. Michigan State had built a nine-point lead when coach Kevin Ollie called time out. "And when Coach looks at me in a certain way," Shabazz Napier..." March 31

  • History favors Michigan State in Elite Eight game

    Detroit News "It might not be fair to two other teams in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament, but when breaking down Michigan State’s chances of reaching the Final Four, a common belief in recent days is, get past Virginia in Friday’s regional semifinal and the Spartans will be headed to Arlington,..." March 29

  • Michigan State still standing after Sweet 16 heavyweight battle

    Detroit Free Press "Exhaustion matched excitement. As ecstatic as Keith Appling was surviving to see another game in the NCAA tournament, the senior Michigan State point guard was even happier taking a seat in the locker room, grabbing a cold bottle of water and taking a thankful sigh of relief. “It felt like we..." March 29

  • Michigan State's next opponent, UConn, considers Madison Square Garden 'third home'

    Michigan Live "Early in Friday night’s game, when Michigan State took a lead over Virginia, the Spartans slapped their palms on the Madison Square Garden floor to generate enthusiasm in their East Regional game of the NCAA tournament. Later, in the second half, when they fell behind by four points amid a..." March 29

  • How a broken hand helped Michigan State's Branden Dawson become his best

    Michigan Live "Branden Dawson will tell you the truth of the matter now -- he thought long and hard about transferring after his freshman season at Michigan State. "We need more out of you," coach Tom Izzo continued to say. Unable to be who Izzo knew he could be and struggling with the aftermath of a torn..." March 29