Green and White Today: Michigan State Spartans News for March 5, 2013

March 3, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo scratches his head in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center. Michigan won 58-57. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Who else feels depressed about Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team’s three recent losses? First they lost to the Indiana Hoosiers, then they lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes, and then Sunday they had a heartbreaking loss against the Michigan Wolverines. With just two more games in the regular season, they will need to really bring their A-Game against the Wisconsin Badgers and the Northwestern Wildcats. The tournaments are coming up, and they will want to hold their standings for the championships. You can bet I will be screaming at my TV set cheering the Spartans on.

In other Spartan news, there’s been a bit of action. Here are some of the top stories you may have missed.

  • The Michigan State football team will be undergoing a bit of restructuring. Mark Dantonio has hired Jim Bollman. Pat Narduzzi, the defensive coordinator, received a promotion to become assistant head coach. For more news on the moves that were made in the restructuring and how that will affect Spartans football, check back later today.
  • Three Michigan State basketball women – Klarissa Bell, Jasmine Thomas, and Kiana Johnson were selected to an All-Big Ten team. Courtney Schiffauer received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
  • Speaking of women’s basketball, the senior day game against Wisconsin was a win (54-48) where three seniors received honors – Jasmine Thomas, Courtney Schiffauer, and Tracy Nogel. This also marked the 700th win for the Spartan women.

This week’s sporting schedule is as follows. Events marked with an asterisk (*) will be live blogged. All times are EST.

Tuesday, March 5

  • 1:00 PM – Softball vs. Niagara in Fort Pierce, FL
  • 3:30 PM – Softball vs. Niagara in Fort Pierce, FL
  • 4:00 PM – Baseball vs. Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN*

Wednesday, March 6

  • All Day – Men’s golf at Colleton River Collegiate in Bluffton, SC
  • 1:00 PM – Women’s Tennis vs. Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, FL
  • 4:00 PM – Baseball vs. Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN*

Thursday, March 7

  • All Day - Men’s golf at Colleton River Collegiate in Bluffton, SC
  • 11:00 AM – Softball vs. Ball State in Boca Raton, FL
  • 12:00 PM – Women’s Tennis vs. Florida International in Miami, FL
  • 1:00 PM – Softball vs. Eastern Michigan in Boca Raton, FL
  • 9:00 PM – Men’s basketball vs. Wisconsin in East Lansing- (ESPN)*

Friday, March 8

  • All Day – Track NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, AR
  • TBA – Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Alaska in Fairbanks, AK
  • 1:00 PM – Men’s Tennis vs. Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, MI
  • 4:00 PM – Baseball vs. Kentucky in Lexington (Game Tracker)
  • 6:00 PM – Softball vs. Kansas in Boca Raton, FL
  • 7:00 PM – Women’s Gymnastics vs. Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh
  • 8:00 PM – Softball vs. Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, FL (Game Tracker)
  • 9:25 PM – Women’s basketball vs. Michigan or Indiana Big Ten Tournament (BTN)*

Saturday, March 9

  • All Day – Wrestling Big Ten Championships (Big Ten Network)
  • All Day – Track NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, AR
  • TBA – Women’s Rowing vs. Virginia (Scrimage) in Blacksburg, VA
  • TBA – Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Alaska in Fairbanks
  • TBA – Women’s Big Ten Basketball Tournament* (if the Spartans make it in)
  • 2:00 PM – Baseball vs. Kentucky in Lexington

Sunday, March 10

  • All Day – Wrestling Big Ten Championships (Big Ten Network)
  • TBA – Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Alaska in Fairbanks
  • TBA – Women’s Big Ten Basketball Tournament* (if the Spartans make it in)
  • 1:00 PM -Baseball vs. Kentucky in Lexington
  • 6:00 PM – Men’s basketball vs. Northwestern in East Lansing (BTN)*

 

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