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3dPaula Lavigne

Ex-MSU player Washington won't face charges

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has decided not to file sexual assault charges against former Michigan State basketball player Brock Washington because "witness testimony and other information" did not support it.

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5dJeff Borzello

ESPN nixes plans to host hoops events at Disney

ESPN is canceling plans to host eight of its men's college basketball events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports property at Walt Disney World, which was the site for the NBA's bubble.


Courtside: Michigan State's Tom Izzo on the Clippers, keeping his players sane, COVID-19 testing and his recruiting successes this summer

Seth and Dan tip off the podcast by discussing the Nuggets’ win over the Clippers to go to the Western Conference finals and Heat-Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, and why they think the NBA is a poorly coached league. Then, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo joins the show to talk about the Clippers’ lack of chemistry, his players’ mental health, urging students not to go to parties, his hope that smaller schools will be able to afford testing to play to play this season, the headaches of political involvement in the science of COVID-19 and his success recruiting without in-person visits.

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60dPaula Lavigne

MSU recommends ban for ex-player Washington

Michigan State recommends that former basketball player Brock Washington be permanently barred from classes and banned from campus for two years after finding him responsible for violating the school's sexual misconduct policy.

This Just In  

ESPN 100 point guard (No. 67 overall) Jaden Akins (Farmington, Mich./Farmington) verbally committed to Michigan State on Thursday. He chose the Spartans over DePaul, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Louisville and others.


Courtside: Iowa HC Fran McCaffery on Luka Garza's decision to return to school

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery joins Seth and Dan to talk about coaching both of his sons this season, Luka Garza’s decision to forego the NBA Draft and return to college, how the pre-draft process was different this year, and the outlook for his team next season (8:15). Plus, the guys discuss winners and losers following the deadline to declare for the NBA Draft.

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90dJeff Borzello

Spartans' Tillman keeping name in NBA draft

Forward Xavier Tillman, who averaged 13.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.1 blocks for Michigan State as a junior, is keeping his name in the NBA draft, ending his college career.


Courtside: Greenberg and Dakich discuss who's had the best offseason in college basketball

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast by discussing who’s had the best offseason between Michigan State, Baylor and Villanova. They also look at Florida, Auburn and Purdue’s offseason and talk about the transfer culture in college basketball. Later, the guys discuss the possibility of a bubble for college athletes, if they’d draft LaMelo Ball, why Seth isn’t solid on Anthony Edwards and Lou Williams’ adventure outside the NBA bubble.


Courtside: Who's staying in the NBA Draft and who's returning to college?

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast by stating the obvious: They don’t know anything about when, how or if college basketball will be played. Then the guys run through players that are still deciding whether they’ll stay in the NBA Draft or return to college, what Michigan State will look like next year if Xavier Tillman leaves and the impact of Filip Petrusev going pro on Gonzaga. Plus, they discuss how many difference-makers are in the draft, what the G League looks like this season and Europe basketball leagues being hit hard by the pandemic.

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107dJonathan Givony

Touted Canadian guard Mane staying in NBA draft

Canadian guard Karim Mane, considered a five-star prospect by ESPN's recruiting analysts, has elected to sign with an agent and keep his name in the 2020 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Thursday.

Newest Michigan State commit Max Christie's high school mixtape (0:41)
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124dJeff Borzello

Izzo: Privileged must get others to join BLM fight

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo released a statement on Monday supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and saying those with privilege need to "influence others to join and continue the fight."

Top 2022 basketball recruit Bates commits to Michigan State (0:52)

Team Stats

Points Per Game75.962nd
Rebounds Per Game40.622nd
Assists Per Game17.77th
Points Allowed64.7

Tournament History

Final Fours9
Tournament Record64-30
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances31