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  • Behind Enemy Lines: Kansas Preview

    Behind Enemy Lines: Kansas Preview

    Jayhawk Sports Report's Aaron Markowitz drops by to offer his insight and perspective on Kansas' 2012-13 squad prior to tonight's clash in Atlanta. More

  • Slow Start Dooms MSU In Germany

    Slow Start Dooms MSU In Germany

    Keith Appling and the Spartans couldn't overcome an early 20-6 deficit as Michigan State fell to Connecticut, 66-62 Friday in Germany. More

  • Big Ten Men's Basketball Preview

    Big Ten Men's Basketball Preview

    The Big Ten opens the men's basketball season tonight with five ranked teams, including No. 1 Indiana, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Michigan. Click here for our preview. More

  • Breaking Down The 2012-13 Spartans

    Breaking Down The 2012-13 Spartans

    Spartan Tailgate takes a complete look at the roster with individual player capsules including analysis, Izzo's thoughts & predictions with MSU set to open the season Friday. More

  • Harris Set For Collegiate Debut

    Harris Set For Collegiate Debut

    Michigan State freshman Gary Harris has been as advertised through two exhibition games. But he has plenty to work on with MSU set to open against UCONN Friday in Germany. More

  • ESPN Experts Handicap Big Ten Hoops

    ESPN Experts Handicap Big Ten Hoops

    We had a chance to touch base with ESPN college basketball experts Dan Dakich and Jimmy Dykes on the Big Ten race. Click here for their thoughts on OSU, Indiana, MSU and more. More

  • Appling Moves Past Sophomore Slump

    Appling Moves Past Sophomore Slump

    Spartan Tailgate looks at why MSU point guard Keith Appling's three-point shooting dipped so drastically in 2011-12 and what he's done to fix it. More

  • Okafor, Jones: Package Deal?

    Okafor, Jones: Package Deal?

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Two of the top players in the Class of 2014 have a plan that could end in East Lansing ... More

  • Young Has 'Family' Ties To MSU

    Young Has 'Family' Ties To MSU

    Five-star Troy (Mich.) Forward James Young talks Michigan State and AAU ties to the Spartans following a standout showing at the Peach Jam. More

  • Green Embarks On New Journey

    Green Embarks On New Journey

    Former Spartan Draymond Green is ready to begin his professional career with the Golden State Warriors in the desert this evening. More

  • Payne: 'We've Got The Pieces'

    Payne: 'We've Got The Pieces'

    Junior center Adreian Payne is working on all aspects of his game as he looks to help account for the loss of Draymond Green on and off the court. More

  • Nix Slimming Down, Shaping Up

    Nix Slimming Down, Shaping Up

    Michigan State senior center Derrick Nix has been hard at work this summer, reshaping his image and body following an offseason arrest last April. More

  • EBLING: 20 Minutes With Tom

    EBLING: 20 Minutes With Tom

    Imagine you could sit down with Tom Izzo and ask all the questions you wanted about next season's squad and the state of the program. Imagine no longer ... More

  • Warriors Take Green In 2nd Round

    Warriors Take Green In 2nd Round

    Golden State ended a long wait for Michigan State's Draymond Green Wednesday, selecting him with the 35th pick in the NBA Draft. More

  • EBLING: All In A Day-Day's Work

    EBLING: All In A Day-Day's Work

    Draymond Green was as vaulable on the court as any Spartans since Scott Skiles but his true value to the program is yet to be felt ... More

  • Alexander draws strong comparisons

    Alexander draws strong comparisons

    The next Draymond Green. The next Jared Sullinger. The next Cody Zeller.

    Cliff Alexander has heard all those comparisons and more in his rising basketball career. More

  • Williams On Izzo's Radar

    Williams On Izzo's Radar

    Memphis star Johnathan Williams has a lengthy list of well-known suitors and the Spartans could be next to join the club ... More

  • Top Targets Talk Spartans

    Top Targets Talk Spartans

    Several of Michigan State's most desired hoops recruits are in action this weekend and Spartan Tailgate has the up to date report on where the Spartans stand with each ... More

  • EBLING: Weathering The Storm

    EBLING: Weathering The Storm

    MSU coach Tom Izzo watched in amazement this weekend as former Spartan Ray Weather accomplished a very special lifelong goal. Columnist Jack Ebling shares his story. More

  • 50 Teams To Fill 2013 NCAA Bracket

    50 Teams To Fill 2013 NCAA Bracket

    The dust is settling on which players will leave early for the NBA and which ones will stay in school. We look at teams that could contend for the national title in 2012-13. More

  • Big Ten Basketball: On The Rise

    Big Ten Basketball: On The Rise

    Big Ten basketball got a boost when Indiana's Cody Zeller, OSU's Deshaun Thomas and Michigan's Trey Burke stayed in school. Here's a glance at what 2012-13 may look like. More

  • What To Watch For: 2012-13 Season

    What To Watch For: 2012-13 Season

    With MSU coming off a memorable year in East Lansing, Spartan Tailgate looks ahead with several questions involving Keith Appling and others for next season. More

  • Big Ten PG:And Then There Were Four

    Big Ten PG:And Then There Were Four

    We look at how the four Big Ten teams fared in the Sweet 16 and we also handicap the Final Four, featuring Kansas, Ohio State, Louisville and Kentucky. More

  • Red Cedar Rumblings

    Red Cedar Rumblings

    Info on Damion Terry, Shane Jones, Luke Maclean, Day-Day's place in MSU history, which NFL teams covet Cousins, Denzel Valentine and much, much more ... More

  • EBLING: The Next (Not Final) Four

    EBLING: The Next (Not Final) Four

    Spartan Tailgate columnist Jack Ebling examines a surprising season in East Lansing and why the future could be even brighter for Tom Izzo and the Spartans. More

  • Caryer: Who Deserves The Credit?

    Caryer: Who Deserves The Credit?

    Basketball columnist Lee Caryer looks at some of the key contributors for OSU's 77-70 regional final win over Syracuse, a win that sends the Buckeyes to the Final Four. More

  • What We Learned: Louisville

    What We Learned: Louisville

    We learned that March is the most unforgiving time of year, as MSU came out flat and never recovered during a 57-44 loss to Louisville Thursday in the Sweet 16. More

  • Spartans Stymied In Phoenix

    Spartans Stymied In Phoenix

    PHOENIX -- There was nothing sweet about Michigan State's 57-44 loss to Louisville, as the Spartans were bounced from the NCAA Tournament Thursday night. More

  • Red Cedar Rumblings

    Red Cedar Rumblings

    Updates on Kevin Gladney, Caleb Benenoch, Brogan Roback, Matt Costello, Denzel Valentine, Drake Harris, Tony Lippett, Andre Sims, Jr., Matt Scarpinato and much more ... More

  • What To Watch For: Sweet 16

    What To Watch For: Sweet 16

    Keith Appling & Co. gladly welcome Louisville's up-tempo style as Michigan State prepares to take on the Cardinals Thursday in Phoenix. More

  • Barnes, Zeller NABC All-Americans

    Barnes, Zeller NABC All-Americans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- NABC announced today the Coaches’ All-America teams which are selected and voted on by member coaches. Harrison Barnes and Tyler Zeller made the 2nd team. More

  • Red Cedar Rumblings

    Red Cedar Rumblings

    Updates on Mylan Hicks, Dana Dixon, possible two-way players, Mr. Basketball to MSU (again), Alton Meeks, Jaylon Smith, freshman tourney jitters and much more ... More

  • Big Ten PG: How Sweet It Is!

    Big Ten PG: How Sweet It Is!

    The Big Ten and Big East each have four teams in the NCAA's Sweet 16. We recap the first weekend for the Big Ten teams and share picks for the Sweet 16 games. More

  • Spartans Race To Phoenix

    Spartans Race To Phoenix

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- MSU will face a run-oriented Louisville team in the Sweet 16, while coach Tom Izzo said Monday the Spartans learned a very valuable lesson this weekend. More

  • EBILNG: Uncomfortable In Any Skin

    EBILNG: Uncomfortable In Any Skin

    COLUMBUS, OHIO -- It wasn't always easy on the eyes, but MSU is moving on to the Sweet 16 thanks to stellar play - and janitorial work - from Draymond Green. More

  • Video Games, Green Takeover & More

    Video Games, Green Takeover & More

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Examining Green's performance down the stretch, strong words from Nix, Keith Appling's offensive adjustments & more from MSU's 65-61 win over St. Louis. More

  • 'One Of The Best Learning Days'

    'One Of The Best Learning Days'

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and the Spartans answered the call Sunday during a grinding 65-61 win over Saint Louis to advance to the Sweet 16. More

  • EBLING: St. Sparty's Day

    EBLING: St. Sparty's Day

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There was plenty of green around town Saturday with Tom Izzo and the Spartans preparing to take on Saint Louis and its extremely colorful head coach. More

  • EBLING: Great Friday

    EBLING: Great Friday

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With Adreian Payne's jaw-dropping dunks, a 89-67 win and several upsets elsewhere, Friday was almost perfect for MSU. Almost. Columnist Jack Ebling explains. More

  • All-Nighters, Magic Calls & More

    All-Nighters, Magic Calls & More

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Spartan Tailgate staff writer Dan Kilbridge examines an 89-67 win for Tom Izzo & Co. over LIU Brooklyn Friday from several different angles. More

  • Spartans Dance On

    Spartans Dance On

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On a day with several stunning upsets, Draymond Green recorded his second postseason triple double and lead MSU to a 89-67 win over LIU Brooklyn. More

  • Sweet 16 On Line For OSU, Gonzaga

    Sweet 16 On Line For OSU, Gonzaga

    OSU coach Thad Matta and Gonzaga's Mark Few, two of the winningest coaches in college basketball, will see their teams play for an NCAA Sweet 16 berth on Saturday. More

  • Up for the challenge

    Up for the challenge

    No. 4 Wisconsin is looking for their second straight trip to the Sweet 16 by shutting down the high-octane offense of No. 5 Vanderbilt. More

  • Game primer: IU v. New Mexico State

    Game primer: IU v. New Mexico State

    Inside Indiana looks at some key names to know and important match-ups ahead of tonight's game between No. 4 seed Indiana and No. 13 seed New Mexico State. More

  • NCAA Notes: Creek works, Jones sick

    NCAA Notes: Creek works, Jones sick

    Our NCAA Tournament notebook touches on Maurice Creek's involvement in practice, Wendell McKines confidence ahead of tonight's game and more. More

  • Big Ten PG: The Madness Begins!

    Big Ten PG: The Madness Begins!

    We examine each Big Ten team's draw for the NCAA. Can the Big Ten get four (or more) to the Sweet 16? Plus, we share our NCAA Tournament picks. Click here for more. More

  • CatsPause.com West Region Preview

    CatsPause.com West Region Preview

    The CatsPause.com staff takes a quick look at each of the NCAA Tournament regions with play set to begin Thursday. Third in the series, the West Region More

  • Ready To Dance

    Ready To Dance

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State's Brandon Wood is enjoying a recent upswing on both ends and preparing for his first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. More

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