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Recent articles by Phil:

Turning point, unsung hero from Michigan State's victory over Wisconsin

The Spartans wrestled back control of the game midway through the second half, and a sophomore put in a well-rounded performance. → Read More

Jalen Terry: Michigan State's recruitment of another point guard led to decommitment

The 4-star point guard, who committed to Oregon on Friday, decommited from MSU in October after the program received a commitment from another PG. → Read More

Live updates: No. 14 Michigan State men's basketball vs. Wisconsin

The Spartans look to rebound after Sunday afternoon's blowout loss to Purdue by welcoming the Badgers to Breslin Center for a 7 p.m. start. → Read More

Houston QB transfer D'Eriq King almost certainly isn't coming to MSU. But what if?

Two random bits of information link D'Eriq King and MSU football. Let's explore the possibility. → Read More

East Lansing native Zoe Morse selected by Chicago Red Stars in NWSL draft

Morse, who played collegiately at Virginia, joins an NWSL team with 2019 World Cup champions Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher and Morgan Brian. → Read More

Spartan Speak: What still lingers from MSU's loss to Purdue, Mark Dantonio bonus talk

Graham, Chris and Phil discuss the Purdue loss, Kyle Ahrens, Aaron Henry, retention bonuses and a whole lot more. → Read More

Bracketology: Michigan State drops in NCAA tournament projections after Purdue loss

Before being throttled by Purdue on Sunday, the Spartans were knocking on the door of a potential 1-seed. But there are plenty of games left. → Read More

Live updates: No. 8 Michigan State vs. Purdue

The Spartans have won eight games in a row and look to make it 6-0 in the Big Ten against the Boilermakers. Follow along here for all your updates! → Read More

Turning point, unsung hero from Michigan State's 74-58 win over Minnesota

The Golden Gophers never got any closer than five points in the second half as the Spartans pulled away in the final five minutes. → Read More

Live updates: No. 8 Michigan State vs. Minnesota

The Spartans and Golden Gophers met in the second round of the NCAA tournament last year, with MSU winning, 70-50. → Read More

Former Lansing Ignite coach Nate Miller joins Landon Donovan's staff with San Diego Loyal

'(Landon Donovan) has put a lot of trust in me, and I have a lot of trust in him.' Former Ignite coach Nate Miller heads west for his new job. → Read More

Turning point, unsung hero from MSU's loss to Purdue

The Boilermakers led wire-to-wire in blowing out the eighth-ranked Spartans in West Lafayette. → Read More

Turning point, unsung hero from Michigan State's 19-16 win over Maryland

A wild afternoon in Spartan Stadium ends with a Michigan State victory, and a bowl berth. → Read More

Spartan Speak: Michigan State-Illinois post-game reaction

Graham, Nate and Phil break down the Spartans' stunning loss to Illinois, dropping MSU to 4-5. → Read More

Lansing area high school football scores for pre-districts

Follow along for up-to-the-minute updated scores from the pre-district high school football playoff games in the Lansing area. → Read More

Lansing Ignite owner Tom Dickson on team folding: 'We really thought it would do better'

Dickson, the team's owner, said excepted revenue was well short of projections and attempts to find new ownership also failed. → Read More

Spartan Speak: What's next after MSU's blowout loss to Wisconsin

Saturday's loss felt like a turning point in Mark Dantonio's MSU tenure. Graham and Chris discuss the the blowout loss to Wisconsin. → Read More

Enquirer area high school football scores for Week 7

Follow along for up-to-the-minute updates from all of the Week 7 high school football games. → Read More

How Nate Miller built Lansing Ignite into a championship contender

Scouting in any sport can be a crapshoot. But LIFC coach Nate Miller found a way to beat odds and put his team on the cusp of a trophy. → Read More

Turning point, unsung hero from Michigan State's wild 40-31 win over Indiana

The key moments, players and more from the Spartans' 40-31 win over the visiting Hoosiers. → Read More