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Caleb Swanigan Commits To Michigan State

Apr 10, 2015 7:20 PM

Caleb Swanigan has committed to Michigan State.

Swanigan is the No. 11 rated recruit for the incoming class of 2015.

Swanigan also considered Duke, Cal and Kentucky. Swanigan only took official visits to Cal and Duke.

Evan Daniels/Rivals.com

Tags: Caleb Swanigan, Michigan State Spartans, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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Kentucky, Duke 5-Point Favorites In Final Four

Mar 30, 2015 12:01 PM

Kentucky and Duke are each five-point favorites in their Final Four games against Wisconsin and Michigan State respectively.

Kentucky narrowly defeated Notre Dame to advance out of the Midwest Region and keep their undefeated season alive.

Wisconsin and Duke are also No. 1 seeds, while Michigan State is a No. 7 seed.

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Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Michigan State Spartans, Wisconsin Badgers, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NCAA B-Ball IQ

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Current NBA, International Alumni From Sweet 16 Schools

Mar 25, 2015 3:26 PM

The 2015 Sweet 16 includes several of the best programs in college basketball that routinely send excellent talent to the NBA and to professional leagues abroad.

The following tallies show the number of players from each school in the NBA and the total number of professional players internationally in the 80+ leagues RealGM covers with full statistical information. The links beside each school list the players and their current season stats.

Midwest
Kentucky (18 in NBA / 33 in Pros)
Notre Dame (1 in NBA / 12 in Pros)
West Virginia (0 in NBA / 15 in Pros)
Wichita State (2 in NBA / 14 in Pros)

West
Wisconsin (3 in NBA / 18 in Pros)
Arizona (12 in NBA / 25 in Pros)
North Carolina (17 in NBA / 32 in Pros)
Xavier (1 in NBA / 17 in Pros

South
Duke (18 in NBA / 28 in Pros)
Gonzaga (3 in NBA / 19 in Pros)
Utah (2 in NBA / 14 in Pros)
UCLA (14 in NBA / 34 in Pros)

East
Oklahoma (1 in NBA / 19 in Pros
Louisville (2 in NBA / 25 in Pros)
Michigan State (6 in NBA / 18 in Pros)
NC State (3 in NBA / 22 in Pros)

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Frank Kaminsky, D'Angelo Russell Headline 2015 Big Ten Awards

Mar 9, 2015 8:05 PM

Frank Kaminsky has been named the Big Ten Player of the Year (Coaches, Media).

Joining Kaminski on the All-Big Ten First Team are Yogi Ferrell, D'Angelo Russell, Dez Wells and Aaron White.

Russell also was named Freshman of the Year, while Rapheal Davis received Defensive Player of the Year honors.

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Saunders Thought He Was Close To Deal With Izzo

Jun 6, 2014 11:41 AM

At one point during his search for a new head coach, sources say Flip Saunders thought he had convinced Tom Izzo to take the job with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Izzo has also been linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers' job over the years, but he's ultimately always remained at Michigan State.

Saunders decided to take the head coaching job himself after being unable to agree to terms with Izzo and Dave Joerger.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves, Michigan State Spartans, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Oregon State, Michigan State Had Hoped To Play Game At White House

May 9, 2014 5:34 PM

Michigan State and Oregon State have shelved plans to play a game under a canopy on the White House grounds in the fall of 2016.

The Beavers fired Craig Robinson, brother-in-law to Barack Obama, this week.

“You’re always looking to explore unique opportunities for student-athletes, and that was one we were looking at,” Mark Hollis told the Free Press of the event that he devised as a way to honor Obama’s eight years in office. “It wasn’t a done deal, but it was one of the dreams. And it was very doable, in terms of logistics.”

Hollis is responsible for playing a game on an aircraft carrier in 2011, as well as a four-team barnstorming event in 2018.

Joe Rexrode/Detroit Free-Press

Tags: Michigan State Spartans, Oregon State Beavers, NCAA

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