Spartans Ranked #1 In Preseason Poll For First Time In School HistoryThe Spartans were the overwhelming choice with their veteran returnees led by star Cassius Winston. They topped 60 of 65 ballots in voting results released Monday, easily outdistancing No. 2 Kentucky and No. 3 Kansas as the only other teams to receive first-place votes.
Cassius Winston Earns Big Ten Preseason Player Of The YearMichigan State coach Tom Izzo had little doubt All-America guard Cassius Winston would return for his senior season rather than jump to the NBA. And it wasn’t just because he needed another year of college ball.
Michigan State Hoops Lands Former Recruit Joey HauserMichigan State coach Tom Izzo says the Spartans recruited Hauser out of high school and are familiar with him. Hauser said in a statement that he can't wait to take this next step in his career.
Nick Ward Gone, Cassius Winston Stays With Spartans"It will always be my goal to play in the NBA, but that's a dream that can wait a year," Winston said Friday.
Izzo Charged Up Over Signing Of WattsThe school announced Wednesday it received a letter of intent from Watts, who attends SPIRE Academy in Ohio and is from Detroit. He joins 6-foot-8 forward Malik Hall in Tom Izzo's recruiting class.
Future Looks Bright For Izzo, SpartansMichigan State will have to replace departing seniors Matt McQuaid and Kenny Goins, who will be missed for their outside shooting, defense and leadership.
The Will To Win Helps Izzo Focus On Task-At-HandThis season might be remembered as the best coaching job in Izzo's long career at Michigan State, reaching his eighth Final Four with a short-handed team that lost two underclassmen to the pros last year. It has also been an emotional time for the Hall of Fame coach.
CBS Ratings Jump with Big Time Matchups Like Michigan State-DukeMichigan State's dramatic NCAA Tournament victory over Duke drew a 10.5 television rating, the highest for a late Sunday regional final in 14 years.
Loss To Spartans Crushes Dream Season For Zion, DukeNow the question becomes how many of the key freshmen — that quartet accounted for all but eight of Duke's points on Sunday — will return.
MSU-Duke This Sunday On CBS62Michigan State takes down LSU 80-63. Duke survives another nail-biter as Virginia Tech misses a last second tip chance at the rim. The two victors meet Sunday at 5pm on CBS62 for a trip to the final four.
Spartans Dance In Sweet 16 With Win Over GophersThe win in the battle of Big Ten teams sends the second-seeded Spartans to an East Region semifinal against LSU in Washington, D.C.