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Breslin Center
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Can the Spartans find Big Ten win number two tonight against Rutgers? Which candidates are leading the running to become the next head coach of the Detroit Lions?


Local MMA Fighter Armando “El Toro” Gutierrez Looks To Reach The Sport’s Highest Levels

Jan 4, 2021
UFC
Armando Gutierrez

Gutierrez, who also works as a local barber, has found a home in Lansing and as a MMA fighter on the verge of stardom. 

A Much Different IZZONE This MSU Men's Basketball Season

Jan 4, 2021
MSU Basketball
Twitter / @MSU_Basketball

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a big part of the MSU men's basketball team is missing during home games.

College Football
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We recap the big weekend in the college football playoff, as Ohio State and Alabama proved victorious. Also, we discuss the first Big Ten win for the MSU men's basketball team. 


Michigan State Played Football This Fall, But Nothing Felt Normal On Saturdays

Dec 30, 2020
Jenison Fieldhouse
Ryan Collins

The pandemic has changed everything for home football Saturday’s in East Lansing and on-campus. It’s quieter, less energetic, and lower traffic in many different ways.

LISTEN: Pandemic Has Shut Down Many College Sports, Leaving Athletes To Wonder When They Will Play

Dec 30, 2020
Cornerstone Basketball
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Bigger conferences, such as the Big Ten, are playing football and basketball. But smaller conferences and institutions are only playing a waiting game, hoping to get their seasons underway sometime soon.  


Michigan State Hockey Keeps Rebuilding, Even Through Challenging Times

Dec 29, 2020
MSU Hockey
Austin Winslow

The Spartans look to keep last season’s momentum going, both on and off the ice.

Elena Shklyar
Elena Shklyar

Spartan varsity athletes have navigated a lot of challenges due to the pandemic, with Shklyar and her teammates keeping an eye on playing this season.

Tom Izzo
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The Michigan State men's basketball team fell to Northwestern last night, marking an historic win for the Wildcats. 


Jim Bibbs
WKAR-MSU

Flashback Friday with the first-ever Black coach in Michigan State University history, the great Jim Bibbs. 


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