Michigan State alums miss playing, but above all miss the camaraderie

December 14, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes The big alumni game at Jenison Fieldhouse featuring several greats from Michigan State‘s past is tonight, and Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News talked to a few [...]

Magic Johnson, Mateen Cleaves, Glen Rice, Shane Battier among NCAA’s top 75 players in March Madness history

December 11, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes As part of its celebration of 75 years of March Madness this year, the NCAA released a list of its top 75 players in March Madness history [...]

Impressive roster of players assembled for Michigan State alumni game

December 10, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Michigan State will host an alumni game at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Jenison Fieldhouse, and the rosters for the game (although they are subject to [...]

Mateen Cleaves gives Keith Appling ‘inspiration’ at point guard position

December 5, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes When the Michigan State basketball team doesn’t play well, the players likely get tired — as players of any coach do — of hearing the same criticisms [...]

Should Michigan State retire Terry Furlow’s jersey?

November 28, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Earlier this year, Steve Finamore wrote a great story about one of the most underrated players the state of Michigan has produced, the late Terry Furlow. Eric [...]

Mateen Cleaves talks anti-bullying, also will be inducted into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

November 14, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Former Michigan State Spartans Mateen Cleaves, who played at Flint Northern, and Steve Smith, who played at Detroit Pershing, are among the inductees in this year’s class [...]

Video: Mateen Cleaves takes the Big Ten Network to Flint

October 24, 2012 in Professional, Video

Flint Northern and Michigan State great Mateen Cleaves took a Big Ten Network film crew to Flint as part of BTN’s LiveBIG series. Cleaves talks about the many problems his [...]

Video: Mateen Cleaves speaks at Gerald R. Ford Middle School in Grand Rapids

October 10, 2012 in Professional, Video

Video of Flint Northern and Michigan State basketball great Mateen Cleaves speaking to kids atĀ Gerald R. Ford Middle School in Grand Rapids to help them celebrate receiving a Gold Award [...]

Tom Izzo on Mateen Cleaves: “Once he has your back, he is a rock for you”

October 6, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Former Flint Northern and Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves was recently honored with the Patrick J. McGinnis Community Hero Award by the Boys and Girls Club of [...]

Mateen Cleaves, Steve Smith among Michigan Sports Hall of Fame nominees

September 28, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Two basketball greats who played at Michigan State are among this year’s nominees for potential enshrinement in the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Steve Smith, a former [...]