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29th Annual Achilles Gala

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NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

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Khosalu Puro

November 04, 2023

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As Alex Rodriguez Joins Derek Jeter and Tom Brady?s Endearing Michigan Bond, Captain Has Two Words for His Favorite College Team

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?He Would Beat Us First, Then Grab Us…?: Recalling Magic Johnson?s NCAA ?Arrogance?, Ex-NBA Star Reveals Lakers Legend?s Teachings

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September 29, 2023

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Ishika

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After making a deal worth $6 billion official, Magic Johnson made his endorsement to the Commissioner of the Big 12 conference.

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?Legendary Display? Leaves Kevin Durant, NFL Star Patrick Mahomes, and Thousand More Floored as Lakers? Legend Magic Johnson Suffers Heartbreak at March Madness

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February 16, 2023

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The Michigan State Spartans have had a very odd name change based on a new sponsorship move, and a former NCAA Champion has ripped into it.

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March 01, 2021

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Iowa

WATCH: Joshua Langford Seals the Win For Michigan State Spartans For Push To Keep March Madness Streak Alive

Senior guard Joshua Langford won the game for the Michigan State Spartans to help them try to extend their NCAA tournament streak.

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February 26, 2021

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Michigan State

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Click on this link to gain knowledge about which NCAA Division I team has the most successive appearances at the March Madness tournament!

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Michigan State Spartans 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Scores, Injury Report

The Michigan State Spartans compete in NCAA Men?s Basketball as a part of the Big Ten Conference. Some notable opponents from the conference include Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. They were founded in 1898.

Back in 1926, the university had chosen the nickname "Staters" for themselves, but George Alderton, a local sports journalist, disliked it and refused to use it. He then got the name "Spartans" from his immigrant friend, Stephen Scofes, who hailed from Sparta, Greece. Since then, the name Spartans has stuck on and become the official nickname for the university.

The Michigan State logo is a sideways-facing Spartan helmet, which is green. The Spartans have been consistent with their logo and have been using the same one since it was first introduced in 1977.

History

Founded1898
ConferenceBig 10 Conference
Athletic DirectorBill Beekman
Head CoachTom Izzo
ArenaState Farm Center
Championships (2) 1979, 2000
Conference Tournament Titles (6)1999, 2000, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2019
Conference Regular Season Titles (16)1957, 1959, 1967, 1978, 1979, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2018, 2019, 2020
Websitehttps://msuspartans.com/sports/mens-basketball

Who is the Coach of the Spartans?

The current head coach of the Spartans is?Tom Izzo. He joined back in 1983 as an assistant coach and was promoted to the head coach role in 1995.

Izzo was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2016. He is a legend figure in college basketball, boasting over 600 wins in the NCAA circuit. Since his third season in charge, he has led them to every NCAA tournament and led them to the title win in 2000.

Who is the Athletic Director of the Spartans?

The current athletic director is Bill Beekman.? He was appointed as an interim in February 2018, before being named as the full-time AD later in July.

He is an alumnus of the university and initially joined in 1995, serving multiple positions before being appointed as the athletic director in 2018.

Achievements and Championships

The Spartans have been dominating the Big 10 Conference in recent years and have won the last three regular-season championships from 2018 to 2020.

Their 1979 NCAA championship win is the most-watched college basketball game in history.

Their current streak of 22 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances is the third-best active record, after Kansas and Duke.

The Spartans have won two NCAA Division 1 titles so far, with victories in 1979 and 2000.

Greatest NBA Players

The Spartans are famous for producing some of the finest talents the NBA has ever seen.

Magic Johnson, Zach Randolph, and Jason Richardson are among the greatest players to don the Spartans uniform. Johnson is regarded as one of the best college players, and he led the Spartans to their first title back in 1979.

Draymond Green, Jaren Jackson Jr, Miles Bridges, and Gary Harris are some of the best former Spartans currently playing in the NBA.

Mascot and Uniform

The Michigan State mascot is called Sparty. He first appeared as a paper-mache head back in 1955. It was replaced by a fiberglass head next year, and finally in 1982, the costumed mascot made its debut.

Sparty dons a typical Spartan armor, which is green, and he has a mean look on his face. He is one of the most popular mascots and was voted to feature on the cover of NCAA Football 09 for the Nintendo Wii.

The team colors of the Spartans are green and white.

Current Roster

The Spartans roster for the 2020-21 season has 15 players.

PositionJerseyNumberNameHeightWeight
F0Henry, Aaron6-6210
G1Langford, Joshua6-5200
G2Watts, Rocket6-2185
G3Loyer, Foster6-0175
G10Hoiberg, Jack5-11175
G11Hoggard, A.J.6-3220
G13Izzo, Steven5-8150
G14Smith, Davis6-1185
F15Kithier, Thomas6-8230
F20Hauser, Joey6-9220
C22Sissoko, Mady6-9235
F25Hall, Malik6-7215
F30Bingham Jr., Marcus6-11225
F34Marble II, Julius6-8225
F44Brown, Gabe6-7210

Schedule

The Michigan State Spartans began their 2020-21 season with an 83-67 win against East Michigan on November 25. They have a 27-game regular season that ends with a home game against rivals Michigan on March 7, 2021. Currently, their record is 3-0.

The full schedule is available on the college website.

How to contact Michigan State Spartans men's basketball?

Michigan State Spartans on Twitter:?@MSU_Basketball

Michigan State Spartans on Instagram:?@michiganstatebasketball