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35 days until CFB season: Michigan State mounted a 35-point comeback to defeat Northwestern 41-38 on October 21, 2006 after trailing 38-3. It's the largest deficit overcome in FBS history.

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The best combos in college basketball

Michigan State has the goods to return to the Final Four in 2018 thanks to the duo of Miles Bridges and Jarren Jackson.

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Forbes goes off again for Spurs

Former Michigan State star Bryn Forbes scored 35 points for the second consecutive game in the Las Vegas Summer League. Rookie Caleb Swanigan led the Trail Blazers with 19 points and 13 rebounds. San Antonio won 99-85 on Tuesday afternoon.

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2018 recruiting needs: Michigan State

Larry Izzo is mostly done with his shopping already, but he'll have to replace Miles Bridges when the forward inevitably jumps to the NBA after this season.

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Ex-Spartan Appling pleads guilty to gun charge

Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling is expected to serve jail time after pleading guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and resisting police charges.

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Michigan State now has four commitments in 2018 -- including three ESPN 100 prospects. All four are from the state of Michigan, too. Marcus Bingham joins guard Foster Loyer, wing Gabe Brown and forward Thomas Kithier.

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Michigan State lands Espn 100 Marcus Bingham. That's the fourth overall commitment in the class of 2018 for Tom Izzo and staff.

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Next year's NBA draft stars: Miles Bridges

The Michigan State forward returned for his sophomore season hoping to improve his stock. If all goes well, he could become a top-five pick next year.

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Madison Square Garden move proves tricky for Big Ten

Yes, Big Ten basketball gets to own the spotlight with its postseason tournament at the world's most famous arena, but it hasn't come without some questions and some coaches trying to figure things out.

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Who has the best job in Michigan?

Tom Izzo and John Beilein have both enjoyed success in The Wolverine State, but only one of them has his own student section.

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Duke, MSU feature in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Michigan State vs. Notre Dame and Duke at Indiana are among the high-profile matchups in this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

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16-team PK80 event honoring Knight unveiled

The PK80, a two-tournament event that will honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight, could feature a matchup between potential preseason No. 1 Michigan State and defending national champion North Carolina in one of the title games.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Delany thinks cities like Detroit, Minneapolis and other cities "should aspire" to bid on future Big Ten basketball tournaments. "I can't tell you that it will happen, but I would encourage interested parties to seek it," he said. "We have obviously, by going to D.C. and New York, demonstrated that we are a conference that's got to serve a lot of different geographies."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Purdue AD Mike Bobinski said basketball coaches have "unanimous support" for protected rivalries that would ensure biannual games. Purdue-Indiana and Michigan-Michigan State are the two big ones, and Northwestern-Illinois also was brought up. "I don't know if we'll be able to get to it for this year," Bobinski said, "but I think we'll get there for the reasonably near future, which is good."

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Michigan State a winner in April and May

The Spartans may have had a mediocre season, but with the return of Miles Bridges for a second season they are already back to their winning ways.

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Courtside: Izzo & Bridges On Decision To Return

Seth Greenberg discusses the decision many players have made to turn pro and chats with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo & guard Miles Bridges about Bridges' decision to return to the Spartans.

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Spartans' Carter gets 6th year of eligibilty

Michigan State forward Ben Carter was granted a sixth year of eligibility Monday as the NCAA approved a medical hardship waiver submitted by the school.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's Ben Carter has been granted a sixth year of eligibility. He'll be able to play in the 2017-18 season.

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Hameir Wright said he's still weighing a move back to 2017, but the plan right now is to take a prep year. Kansas and Michigan State are making a push. Miami, Syracuse, Villanova, Maryland, UCLA.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Izzo, Scott Drew, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State watching RM5, led by ESPN 60 Gerald Liddell and fast-rising 2019 guard Tyrese Maxey.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.9206th
Rebounds Per Game36.4Tied-135th
Assists Per Game16.915th
Points Allowed68.782nd

Tournament History

Final Fours9
Tournament Record63-29
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances30