Dec 18, 2012; Bowling Green, OH, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo (left) celebrates with guard Gary Harris (14) and the rest of the Spartan bench during the second half against the Bowling Green Falcons at The Stroh Center. Spartans beat the Falcons 64-53. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Green and White Today: Michigan State Spartans News 12-19-12

The Spartans are trucking along – the basketball team has seen a few recent victories, the wrestling team has been filled with unsung heroes, and the football team is readying itself for the BBW Bowl happening on December 29th.

  • The Spartans Men’s Basketball Team beat Bowling Green last night for a 64-53 win. Once again Gary Harris and Denzel Valentine lead the team, scoring 12 points each.
  • The Michigan State women’s basketball team will play Oregon State tonight and Texas Tech Thursday night in Las Vegas for the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic.
  • The Michigan State hockey team will hold a meet and greet event at Suburban Ice – Macomb where players will shake hands and sign autographs on December 28th.
  • The Spartans spun forward to another win at the Jenison Field House game, lots of glitz and glamour surrounded the commemorative game including a concert by the Commodores and honoring of Tuskegee Airmen on Saturday Night.
  • Michael McClure was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week when he took first place at the Reno Tournament of Champions last night; this follows the same honors presented to him November 13 of this year.
  • The university celebrates forty years of women’s sports under the Title IX Legislation
  • Freshmen Lisa Burt and Nicola Deans have been placed on the Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch list; the gymnastics team is scheduled to begin its regular season against Western Michigan January 12 at the Jenison Field House.
  • Ex-Spartan Kirk Cousins makes headlines again throwing for 329 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Washington Redskins to their fifth straight victory against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

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