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  • Michigan State coach Tom Izzo 'sought out' witness in 2017 criminal investigation of player

    ESPN "Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo and two assistant coaches contacted a witness in a 2017 investigation of criminal sexual conduct involving a basketball player before the witness had discussed the incident with police or school investigators, records newly obtained by ESPN..." April 02

  • Michigan AG asked to investigate rape claim against MSU basketball player

    ESPN "A woman who told police that she was sexually assaulted by a Michigan State basketball player asked the Michigan attorney general's office last week to investigate her case after local prosecutors declined to file charges. Michigan State University police told prosecutors that..." March 30

  • 3 'Shining Moments' From Kentucky's 2019-20 College Basketball Season

    12 Up "The real start to the college basketball season was supposed to commence this week. However, the coronavirus pandemic canceled conference tournaments this past week before the NCAA opted to not hold the March Madness tourney this year. Yes, that means there won't be..." March 16

  • Michigan State is most dangerous team in Big Ten

    CBS Sports "Maybe the most impressive feature about the sixth road victory of Michigan State's season-in-ascent was that, according to Spartans coach Tom Izzo, Saturday night didn't require a season's-best performance from anyone on his roster.  Michigan State won with..." March 01

  • Tom Izzo Surprised Fred Hoiberg By Starting His Son Jack Hoiberg Against Nebraska

    The Big Lead "MIchigan State beat Nebraska on Thursday night, 86-65. It was just Michigan State's second win of February. Tom Izzo's secret weapon? Sophomore Jack Hoiberg, the son of Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg. The elder Hoiberg was unprepared for the lineup change. For Jack it was the..." February 21

  • Spartan G Jack Hoiberg Looks To Facing Dad Fred & The Cornhuskers

    SI "The Michigan State Spartans hosted #9 Maryland and lost 67-60. The loss took the men in green’s season record and conference record to 17-9 (9-5).  The team will return to the hard-court Thursday, February 20, 2020, in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Pinnacle Center. They will be..." February 19

  • Former Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling arrested after heroin is found in car

    USA Today "Former Michigan State University basketball star Keith Appling is facing drug charges. The Detroit native, 28, was arrested Feb. 8 after being stopped by police in Warren, Michigan, according to Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer. Appling was pulled over after..." February 15

  • College Basketball Powerhouses That Won’t Make it Past First Weekend of NCAA Tournament

    12 Up "This college basketball season is already among the most chaotic in recent memory, as Kansas and Louisville are the only traditional major conference powers in the top five of the AP Poll. In a season where the mightiest teams have struggled to string together wins, the NCAA Tournament is..." February 11

  • Tom Izzo’s son Steven Izzo receives loud cheers at end of blowout win over Michigan

    Larry Brown Sports "The Michigan State Spartans beat up on arch-rival Michigan on Sunday, and things were so one-sided that the Spartans’ human equivalent of a victory cigar made an appearance. " January 05

  • Cassius Winston out with bone bruise

    247 Sports "Cassius Winston will not be in Michigan State’s starting lineup for just the second time in 87 games Sunday night when the Spartans host Western Michigan. Winston is dealing with a bone bruise on his knee, MSU head coach Tom Izzo said on his pre-game radio show, and is..." December 30

  • Michigan State senior Josh Langford will miss the entire season after undergoing foot surgery

    CBS Sports "Michigan State is going to be without Josh Langford for the entirety of the 2019-20 season. Spartans coach Tom Izzo made the announcement on Thursday afternoon after Spartans practice.  Langford had surgery recently on his left foot to help repair an injury that has lingered..." December 19

  • 'This is why you come to Michigan State': Draymond Green has No. 23 retired

    USA Today "Draymond Green promised himself he wouldn't get emotional. Then his voice cracked. He was staring out into the packed white-out crowd at the Breslin Center during a Michigan State basketball game, except this time, he was wearing a suit and not a jersey. A replica of the No...." December 04

  • 5 college basketball teams that could win it all

    The Score "A national champion won't be crowned until April, but contenders are already beginning to emerge during early-season tournaments and out-of-conference battles. Based on the first month of play, here are five teams that could be cutting down the nets in..." December 02

  • Michigan State's loss to Virginia Tech was vexing, but it seems the Hokies nailed it by hiring Mike Young

    CBS Sports "Michigan State is the first team in 23 years to start the season as the No. 1-ranked team in men's college basketball but nevertheless lose at least two of its first five games.  The last time it happened was 1996, when Bob Huggins' Cincinnati..." November 28

  • Anthony Edwards Going off vs MSU Proves He's One of John Calipari's Greatest Recruiting Failures

    12 Up "Anthony Edwards is being wasted on a Georgia team that, while intriguing, is likely lacking the firepower to make a Final Four run despite his services. On Tuesday, the freshman single-handedly almost led a 20-point comeback vs the No. 3 team in the country thanks to 33 second-half..." November 26

  • College basketball rankings: Coaches Poll has Duke, Louisville and Michigan State at No. 1, 2 and 3

    CBS Sports "Duke is once again the top team in college basketball in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Blue Devils are one of 12 teams that are 6-0 headed into Monday's action.  With none of the top six teams losing in the past week, 1-6 remain static in this week's..." November 26

  • Tom Izzo apologizes for Michigan State's upset loss

    ESPN "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo took ownership for the third-ranked Spartans' five-point upset loss in the Maui Invitational. "I publicly want to apologize to maybe the greatest fan group that was here," Izzo said after Monday's loss in Hawai'i. "I feel..." November 26

  • Michigan State, Kansas headline strong Maui field

    The Score "Michigan State opened the season with a loss to Kentucky at Madison Square Garden. Kansas had a similar start on the same bill, losing to Duke. Three weeks later, the third-ranked Spartans and four-ranked Jayhawks are in paradise, headlining another strong Maui Invitational field in a..." November 24

  • NCAA denies waiver appeal from Michigan State’s Joey Hauser

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was taught by his mentor, the late Jud Heathcote, to give back to the game by being part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Hall of Famer is choosing not to do that anymore. A frustrated Izzo said Thursday he was resigning..." November 21

  • Cassius Winston thanks Spartans fans for support after brother's death

    Sporting News "The final score Monday night at the Breslin Center was Michigan State 94, Charleston Southern 46, but it seems accurate to say there are no easy games for these Spartans any longer. Not even two weeks have passed since All-American guard Cassius Winston lost his brother, Zachary, to a..." November 19

  • College basketball national title odds: Michigan State's odds get better, but Kentucky now betting favorite

    CBS Sports "There's a new betting favorite to win the 2020 NCAA Tournament in the eyes of Vegas oddsmakers. After just one full week of action on the court, Michigan State, the preseason No. 1 team in the sport that doubled as the preseason betting favorite, has been supplanted as the national..." November 12

  • Touching scenes as Michigan State honors Cassius Winston’s brother

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "Cassius Winston suited up on Sunday night. He didn’t have to. He wasn’t expected to. After staying with the Winston family until 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo let Cassius know that it was up to him. If he wanted to play, his teammates had his..." November 11

  • Brother of Michigan State star Cassius Winston dies after being hit by train

    CBS Sports "The brother of Michigan State star Cassius Winston died in a train accident on Saturday night in Albion, Michigan. According to the Detroit Free Press, Zachary Winston was struck and killed by an Amtrak train. Zachary Winston is a college basketball player for Division III Albion along..." November 11

  • Kentucky's John Calipari explains why NCAA basketball needs its own 'summer league'

    Sporting News "John Calipari believes college basketball needs spring football to prosper. Wait, let him explain. He makes more sense of it. "It would be good for college basketball if we start playing in August," Calipari told reporters following Kentucky's victory over..." November 08

  • What we learned from the Champions Classic

    The Score "The basketball was rough, the offenses were rusty, and the results ultimately won't matter come the NCAA Tournament in March. But the top four teams in college hoops gathered on Tuesday at the mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden, and you really couldn't have asked for a..." November 06

  • This Champions Classic gives us the greatest opening night in the history of college basketball

    CBS Sports "The idea behind the Champions Classic was simple: get four of the nation's best and most consistently great college basketball programs, put them under one roof and conduct a doubleheader that will generate early interest in this sport that starts each November but is often overshadowed by..." November 05

  • Michigan State will retire Draymond Green’s No. 23 on Dec. 3

    Detroit Free Press " Tom Izzo said Michigan State basketball will retire Draymond Green's jersey on Dec. 3, when the top-ranked Spartans host No. 4 Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Green will be the 10th MSU player to have his number retired, with his No. 23 the ninth number that..." October 28

  • Bracketology: Michigan State headlines opening Field of 68

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "Every Selection Sunday journey begins somewhere.  This year, that somewhere is East Lansing. To no one’s surprise, Michigan State headlines our preseason edition of Bracketology.  The Spartans have the talent, experience and depth to reach another Final..." October 24

  • Michigan State's Joshua Langford is out indefinitely with foot injury

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, Michigan State was named the preseason No. 1 team in college basketball by AP voters for the first time in the program's history. A day later, there's a damper on those expectations: Joshua Langford, a senior guard projected to be..." October 23

  • Big Ten Season Preview: Power Rankings, Preseason Awards and Michigan State’s title run?

    NBC Sports "The Big Ten had another strong season last year as Michigan State made the Final Four and the league went an outstanding 7-1 in the first round. With the Spartans falling short of the national title, however, the Big Ten is still seeking its first championship in men’s..." October 17