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Marching four-ward

State News Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 7:35pm

A tale of two halves: MSU defeats Louisville, 76-70, during overtime. The Spartans are now advancing to the Final Four — head coach Tom Izzo's seventh run.  

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Spartans heading to Final Four after 76-70 OT win

MSU News - March 29, 2015 - 6:20pm
Coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans capped an improbable run to the Final Four with an overtime win. Senior guard Travis Trice scored 17 points and the seventh-seeded Spartans clamped down on defense to pull out a 76-70 victory over fourth-seeded Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final.
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See you in Indy: An improbable group of Spartans are off to the Final Four

State News Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

In the ultimate survive and advance scenario, MSU escaped two dangerous free throw misses at the end of regulation to pull away for a 76-70 overtime victory over Louisville.

Freshman forward Marvin Clark checked in for junior forward Matt Costello with 2:21 left in regulation and little did he know the role he would play.

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Halftime: MSU trails Louisville 40-32 in the Elite Eight

State News Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 3:13pm

Syracuse, N.Y. — It was a competitive game for much of the first half, but a late scoring drought by MSU could endanger its Final Four dreams.

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Louisville stands between MSU and the Final Four

State News Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 4:48pm

Syracuse, N.Y. -- MSU head coach Tom Izzo will square off against a Pitino-led team for the second time this year, but with a Final Four berth at stake, this one will mean a bit more.

The Spartans dropped a home game to Minnesota and head coach Richard Pitino in February, and on Sunday at 2:20 p.m., MSU will face Richard’s father and Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame member Rick Pitino.

Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals (27-8 overall, 12-6 ACC) have surged in the tournament, despite the dismissal of guard Chris Jones in late February.

The Cardinals escaped in their first tournament game with a two point win over UC Irvine.

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Spartans knock off Sooners to advance to Elite Eight

MSU News - March 28, 2015 - 9:39am
All but counted out a little over a month ago, coach Tom Izzo and the MSU Spartans are still playing.
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Elite Eight run has been led by upperclassmen

State News Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 2:10am

A year after losing three key pieces of its puzzle, MSU has clawed its way right back to where its season ended last year.

The Elite Eight.

An improbable yet not infrequent tournament run has been conducted by upperclassmen.

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Crowd of 500 gathers, sets fires in Cedar Village following MSU's Sweet 16 win over Oklahoma

State News Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 1:26am

After MSU defeated Oklahoma Friday night to advance to the Elite Eight, crowds gathered near Cedar Village apartments in celebration.

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And then there were eight: MSU advances past Oklahoma, will face Louisville Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

State News Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 12:32am

Syracuse, N.Y. — For a while, it looked as though MSU's free throw woes would be their undoing.

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Halftime: MSU trails Oklahoma 31-27

State News Top Stories - March 27, 2015 - 11:07pm

Syracuse, N.Y.

Oklahoma never trailed over the first twenty minutes, and at halftime, the Sooners lead the Spartans, 31-27.

Oklahoma junior guard and Big 12 Player of the Year Buddy Hield leads all scorers with 11 points, and MSU senior guard Travis Trice follows with 10 points.

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Baseball hosts No. 17 Illinois this weekend

MSU News - March 27, 2015 - 4:59pm
The Spartans host nationally ranked Illinois in their first Big Ten home series of the season. MSU is coming off a pair of midweek home wins over Central Michigan (8-3) and Oakland (7-1) and is 3-2 in its last five games.
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A peek at the secret life of pandas

MSU News - March 27, 2015 - 3:12pm
Reclusive giant pandas fascinate the world, yet precious little is known about how they spend their time in the Chinese bamboo forests. Until now.
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MSU leads $4.7 million project to tackle childhood obesity

MSU News - March 26, 2015 - 5:57pm
MSU researchers will lead a $4.7 million effort to tackle childhood obesity, one of the nation's biggest health challenges, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.
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MSU High 5: March 26, 2015

MSU News - March 26, 2015 - 7:28am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at Michigan State University.
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MSU makes top 10 list of colleges to study health professions

MSU News - March 25, 2015 - 4:39pm
MSU has been ranked one of the top 10 best colleges in the nation to study health professions, according to College Factual, an online ranking source for students looking for the "right fit" when it comes to selecting a school.
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Motivated Spartans eye Big Ten Championship, playoff berth

MSU News - March 25, 2015 - 3:52pm
Motivation shouldn't be a problem for a football team that looks back at four consecutive bowl championships and a recent Big Ten title as points of reference instead of crowning achievements.
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On point

MSU News - March 25, 2015 - 2:49pm
I am not a ballerina, nor am I a teacher. If you had told me when I was six that I wasn't going to grow up and be either of those things, I probably would have been inconsolable. In my tiny child brain, that's all I could see myself doing as a grownup. Never once did I answer, "I want to be a communications manager in higher education" when asked what I wanted to be. And yet, here I am. I'm not wearing a tutu taking my bows and I'm not reading to children or correcting homework. I couldn't be happier - I really love what I do. The other day the question was posed in the office, "What did you want to be when you grew up?" Fighter pilot, astronaut, sports journalist, Miss America and scientist all made the list, though none of us are actually doing those jobs. Only the person who said "artist" and is a graphic designer (and beautiful artist) actually does what she dreamed of as a kid. So when does it all change? When do we put aside our childhood thoughts about vocation and choose another path? What happens that leads us to different futures that we thought were our callings?
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Juli Wade: Hooked on research

MSU News - March 25, 2015 - 1:01pm
I started down my career path because I wasn't so happy with my job in the kitchen of a restaurant at Cornell University, where I was pursuing a bachelor's degree. The people I worked with were terrific, but it was hot, messy and exhausting. The best part was drinking the remnants of chocolate shakes when we "accidentally" made more than the glass could hold.
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Howling for crowd funding

MSU News - March 25, 2015 - 12:04pm
Wolves, coyotes, dogs and hyenas howl and whoop to communicate across vast distances. Taking a cue from the mammals she is studying, a Michigan State University scientist is calling out on the Internet to seek funds to help move her field forward.
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Sweet streak

State News Top Stories - March 25, 2015 - 11:50am

The Spartans are reaffirming their role as the team that kicks into gear late in the season with versatile performances and unexpected victories. Now, MSU must defeat Oklahoma to advance to the Elite Eight

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