Monthly Archives: November 2012

Joe Rexrode joins me for ‘Talkin’ Spartans’ after MSU’s loss at Miami

CORAL CABLES, Fla. — The early season injuries to Gary Harris and Travis Trice undoubtedly changed Michigan State’s men’s basketball team. Even with Harris and Trice back for Wednesday’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge loss at Miami, it was easy to understand … Continue reading

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Miami’s outside shooting buries Spartans in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Teams generally don’t win on the road when the host makes 9 of 16 3-point attempts. Sometimes it’s bad luck, catching a team on the wrong night. Sometimes it’s poor defense. This was probably both for … Continue reading

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Michigan State at Miami halftime take: Gary Harris, Travis Trice make a big difference

CORAL CABLES, Fla. — This is the absolute best-case scenario for Michigan State. Gary Harris and Travis Trice don’t look like they’ve missed a beat coming back from injury. Both have hit 3-pointers, back-to-back, no less. Harris has five rebounds, … Continue reading

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Michigan State at Miami men’s basketball pre-game dish: Gary Harris, Travis Trice set to play tonight

CORAL GABLES — Michigan State will be at full strength tonight, to some extent at least, for the first time since its season opener in Germany. Guards Gary Harris (shoulder sprain) and Travis Trice (concussion, broken nose) are both expected … Continue reading

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Tonight might not go well for MSU at Miami, but this stretch should benefit Spartans in long run

MIAMI — Five games in 11 days, mostly short-handed, with a little travel to cap it all off. Michigan State’s men’s basketball team might play brilliantly tonight at Miami. Maybe Travis Trice is back, Gary Harris is starting and the … Continue reading

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Game day eve: Time for your Spartan-Gopher analysis and prediction

Even the most vehement skeptic would have to admit they didn’t see this scenario coming: Michigan State’s football team needs a win Saturday at Minnesota simply to become bowl-eligible. If you’re a fan of MSU program and care about its … Continue reading

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Tickets for MSU basketball game at Jenison Field House now on sale

From MSU … Tickets for Michigan State basketball’s return to Jenison Field House are now on sale to the general public. The Spartans return to Jenison on Dec. 14-16 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Game of Change – … Continue reading

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Michigan State 74, Boise State 70: Spartans survive on back of Keith Appling, lose Gary Harris

BRESLIN CENTER (10:22 p.m.) — If Michigan State thought it would roll through this week on the way to the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, this might have been a decent lesson. MSU survived, 74-70, but it took late-game grit, surviving foul … Continue reading

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Beyond Maryland and Rutgers, which schools should the Big Ten add, if it should expand at all?

If your weekend isn’t as sports centric as many of us, you might have missed it. Otherwise, you’ve seen the news: It appears Maryland and Rutgers are on the verge of being part of Big Ten country. In honor of … Continue reading

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Game day eve: Time for your analysis and predictions

Nothing like a heartbreaking loss that drops a team to .500, followed by a bye week and an eventful start to basketball season to make football season seem less the story. But alas, Michigan State football is back with one … Continue reading

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