Michigan St Rumors & News

  • Snoop Dogg: 'I wish I could've played for Coach Izzo'

    Michigan Live "Rapper Snoop Dogg is a diehard USC fan but has no hate in his heart for Michigan State University. "I love the S on the Spartans uniform because it represents Snoop Dogg," he laughed. Uplifting the Flint community during the water crisis was his main concern at Saturday's "Hoop 4 Water"..." May 23

  • Prosecution hints of 2nd victim in Mateen Cleaves sexual assault case

    Detroit Free Press "The prosecution dropped a bombshell during a hearing in the sexual assault case against former basketball star Mateen Cleaves today: There may be another person willing to come forward. Genesee County Special Prosecutor Lisa Lindsey said during a court hearing that her office received..." May 17

  • Michigan State transfer Javon Bess reportedly commits to Akron

    Michigan Live "Javon Bess is heading back to his home state. The former Michigan State guard has committed to play for Akron, according to a Sunday report from CBS. He chose Akron over his other finalist, St. Louis, according to previous reports. Per NCAA transfer rules, Bess will now have to sit out one..." May 15

  • Ben Carter to visit Michigan State Spartans

    The Only Colors "The college basketball transfer market is once again turning the offseason into free agency thanks to the graduate transfer rule. We're once again seeing solid players like UNLV's Ben Carter able to transfer from programs in disarray and look to end their collegiate careers in a better..." April 24

  • Spartans' Marvin Clark Jr. transfers to St. John's

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State forward Marvin Clark Jr. has transferred to St. John's, the Red Storm announced this morning. Under NCAA rules, he will have to sit out next season, then have two years of eligibility remaining. Clark announced his intention to transfer last month. “We are glad Marvin has..." April 20

  • Deyonta Davis to leave Michigan State, enter draft after one season

    ESPN "The 6-foot-10 Davis, who averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds this past season and set a freshman school record with 64 blocks, will sign with an agent. According to several NBA executives, Davis has a chance to be selected in the lottery during the NBA draft on June 23. Tom Izzo's previous..." April 12

  • Tom Izzo makes Basketball Hall of Fame

    Detroit News "The official announcement comes on Monday morning, but it appears Michigan State coach Tom Izzo will be part of this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. According to posts on Twitter from Tim Brando and John Feinstein, Izzo made the cut. Izzo is among 14 finalists and the..." April 04

  • MSU's Denzel Valentine named NABC Player of the Year

    Lansing State Journal "Add another major award for Denzel Valentine. The Michigan State senior from Lansing was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Player of the Year on Tuesday morning. Valentine already has been named the nation's best player by Basketball Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and..." March 29

  • Tom Izzo calls Marvin Clark, Javon Bess transfers an 'amicable divorce'

    Michigan Live "The pair of transfers Michigan State announced on Monday night amount to an "amicable divorce", according to Tom Izzo. Forwards Marvin Clark and Javon Bess will both transfer from Michigan State at the end of the semester, the school announced on Monday night. Speaking Tuesday morning on..." March 29

  • Michigan State's Tum Tum Nairn Jr. to undergo foot surgery

    The Score "Michigan State guard Tum Tum Nairn Jr. will undergo surgery to repair a foot injury he's dealt with throughout the season, head coach Tom Izzo announced Tuesday. Nairn missed seven games earlier in the campaign with plantar fasciitis, and returned for the Spartans' stretch run. " March 22

  • 2016 Naismith Trophy: Full List of Finalists Announced

    Bleacher Report "The four finalists for the 2016 Naismith Trophy, given to the top player in men's college basketball, were announced Sunday, courtesy of NCAA.com's Brian Mull. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, Kentucky's Tyler Ulis and Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon were selected out of a..." March 20

  • Middle Tennessee posts stunning Michigan State 81

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS - They blew up social media and busted brackets over two hours on Friday. And then Middle Tennessee acted like pulling off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history was no big deal. But the Blue Raiders were a big deal, leading wire-to-wire and stunning Michigan..." March 18

  • Former Michigan State Standout Mateen Cleaves Charged With Sexual Assault

    The Big Lead "Mateen Cleaves, a former Michigan State standout and NBA player, has been charged with a number of crimes tied to an alleged sexual assault. Officials claim Cleaves sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman he met at a charity golf event in 2015. The 39-year-old former three-time All-American took..." March 16

  • Michigan State tops Purdue for Big Ten title

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- As a child, Denzel Valentine fantasized about making game-winning plays and shots when he played basketball in his driveway. The Big Ten Player of the Year hit the game's most important shot again Sunday. Valentine had 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and No. 2..." March 13

  • Michigan State does it with defense

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- There is a primary reason why second-ranked Michigan State will enter the NCAA tournament as one of a handful of teams that have championship components. The No. 2 seed Spartans struggled all afternoon offensively but limited No. 18 and third-seeded Maryland to one field goal..." March 12

  • No. 2 Michigan State runs over Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- According to Big Ten Player of the Year Denzel Valentine, No. 2 Michigan State is playing like an angry basketball team. That anger was on full display Friday night in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. Valentine had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and..." March 11

  • Emotional win for Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- One by one, Michigan State's seniors kissed the center court logo at Breslin Center during the closing seconds of their last home game. Denzel Valentine finally got his turn, then embraced head coach Tom Izzo after another special performance. Valentine..." March 05

  • Forbes' 11 3-pointers pace Michigan State's win

    The Sports Xchange "PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo hopes his No. 2 Spartans do not have to rely on the 3-point shot to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament. But until then, Izzo can enjoy the long-distance shooting performance of senior guard Bryn Forbes, who established a Big Ten..." March 02

  • No. 6 Michigan State routs Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tom Izzo just wants his team to stay the course. Patrick Chambers just wants his team to get some respect. The two coaches had very different agendas after another dominant outing by No. 6 Michigan State. Izzo's club remained white hot by cruising to its fourth..." February 28

  • Forbes leads No. 6 Spartans over Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tom Izzo would never complain about a late-season Big Ten win on the road, but the Michigan State coach was not pleased with what he saw Tuesday night in Value City Arena. The sixth-ranked Spartans didn't execute to Izzo's satisfaction and he was disappointed with the..." February 24

  • Valentine guides No. 8 Spartans past Badgers

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Denzel Valentine's bid for National Player of the Year got a boost against the team that last season's honoree. Michigan State's senior point guard enjoyed another dominant game with 24 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists, and No. 8 Michigan State halted Wisconsin's..." February 19

  • MSU's Kenny Goins likely out 2-4 weeks, Izzo says

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State redshirt freshman forward Kenny Goins is expected to return this season after injuring his left knee in Sunday’s win over Indiana, Tom Izzo said Monday. "Found out this morning he’s got a damaged MCL and a little bit of meniscus,” Izzo said of Goins on “The Drive with Jack..." February 16

  • Valentine scores 30 as Michigan State routs Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- There was a lot less suspense to this Valentine's Day performance. Denzel Valentine still found it even more satisfying. Michigan State's star player had a huge game on his namesake holiday, racking up 30 points and a career-high 13 assists as the No. 8 Spartans pulled..." February 14

  • Michigan State's Tum Tum Nairn Jr. could miss at least another month

    Detroit News "Tom Izzo has given up trying to speculate when Michigan State might get guard Tum Tum Nairn back in the lineup. But one thing is certain, at least as far as the Spartans’ coach is concerned – they’d be a lot better off with the sophomore in the lineup. “We miss that kid,” Izzo said on..." February 09

  • MSU’s Nairn feels better but not well enough to play

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo got a shot to take care of his plantar fasciitis last year, but that didn’t work so well for his sophomore point guard, Tum Tum Nairn. Nairn got a second shot Saturday, the day after Izzo decided to shut him down indefinitely and the day before No. 11..." January 19

  • Michigan State's Tum Tum Nairn Jr. out indefinitely with foot injury

    The Score "Michigan State guard Tum Tum Nairn Jr. has been ruled out indefinitely, after missing Sunday's contest against Wisconsin. Nairn Jr. is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, the team announced. He was seen in a walking boot prior to tipoff. Head coach Tom Izzo said before the game..." January 18

  • MSU's Valentine out 2-3 weeks after knee surgery

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State senior guard Denzel Valentine will be out two to three weeks after undergoing "extremely successful" arthroscopic knee surgery today, coach Tom Izzo said. "It's very, very, very minor," Izzo said of a piece of cartilage that had to be removed after Valentine came down awkwardly..." December 21

  • Sparty tops BC: Denzel Valentine's 2nd triple-double leads Izzo's 500th win

    CBS Sports "Tom Izzo's past and present stars collided on Thanksgiving, resulting in the 500th victory for the legendary Michigan State coach. Reigning CBS Sports Player of the Week Denzel Valentine recorded his second triple-double of the season, leading the Spartans with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10..." November 27

  • Michigan State's Gavin Schilling to miss season-opener with toe injury

    Michigan Live "One of Michigan State's top summer and preseason performers will be on the bench to start the regular season this week. Junior forward Gavin Schilling will miss Friday's season opener with a case of turf toe, Tom Izzo announced on Wednesday. His status beyond then, particularly for a game on..." November 12

  • Former Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves under investigation for alleged assault

    The Score "Former Michigan State standout and NBA point guard Mateen Cleaves is under investigation for his involvement in an alleged sexual assault, according to prosecutors in Michigan. The case was transferred from Genesee County to Wayne County due to a possible conflict of interest, according to the..." October 26

  • Michigan Fans Vandalize Magic Johnson Statue at Michigan State

    Complex "The students at Michigan and Michigan State have long terrorized each other's campuses with various forms of vandalism, so much so that groups of people are assigned to protect various landmarks at certain times of the year. After this latest incident involving the desecration of the Magic..." October 15

  • Five-star forward Miles Bridges picks Michigan State over Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Tom Izzo's monster 2016 recruiting class just ensured itself a top-five ranking regardless of what happens for the rest of the recruiting season. Miles Bridges, a five-star small forward from Flint, Mich., verbally committed to Michigan State on Saturday. He joins fellow five-star Joshua..." October 03

  • Michigan State forward Kenny Goins to miss six weeks after surgery

    Michigan Live "The preseason injury bug has hit Michigan State again. Spartans forward Kenny Goins has undergone sports hernia surgery and will be out of action for six weeks, the team announced on Wednesday. Michigan State's season starts six weeks from Friday with a home game against Florida Atlantic...." October 01

  • MSU's Marvin Clark out 6-8 weeks with foot injury

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State sophomore forward Marvin Clark Jr. will be out six to eight weeks after recently having surgery on his left foot. That means Clark could miss the beginning of the Spartans' season, which starts Nov. 13 against Florida Atlantic. The first big game is Nov. 17, against Kansas in the..." September 23

  • MSU in good position to land 5-star recruit Bridges?

    Detroit Free Press "It’s all hearsay and tea leaves with Miles Bridges these days -- and might be until he announces his college choice Oct. 3 -- but Michigan State is said to be in a stronger position after his official visits to MSU and Kentucky. The 6-foot-7 small forward from Flint, a consensus top-15 player..." September 22

  • Cassius Winston's pledge gives Michigan State top-ranked class

    CBS Sports "Cassius Winston, a four-star prospect from Detroit, has committed to Michigan State. The 6-foot-2 point guard announced his decision Friday. Winston is No. 29 in 247Sports' Composite Rankings for the Class of 2016. He's the third top-45 prospect to publicly commit to Tom Izzo's Spartans. " September 20

  • 4-star hoops recruit Winston (U-D Jesuit) drops U-M

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's primary target for its 2016 basketball recruiting class is gone. U-D Jesuit's Cassius Winston announced on Twitter this morning that he no longer is considering the Wolverines. While many thought that he was leaning toward Michigan, scout.com reported this week that he was..." September 09

  • Tom Izzo reflects on 'unbelievable' overseas trip for Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine

    Michigan Live "Michigan State may have left Trieste, Italy without a win in three weekend games against European senior national teams. But Spartans coach Tom Izzo thinks the Spartans had perhaps the best player in a pool that included NBA veterans and international stars. "Denzel (Valentine) the first..." September 01

  • Eron Harris won't play on Michigan State trip to Italy

    Indianapolis Star "The real "wow" statement from coach Tom Izzo's meeting with reporters Wednesday at the Breslin Center had to be this: "We have worked on ... five of the 10 (practices) we've played a little zone. (And) we did work on a little bit of a 2-2-1 press. Hey, I'm getting older, I'm getting..." August 20

  • 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