Michigan State Spartans

Draymond Green tries to grab a rebound against the Badgers in the Big Ten Tournament. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Draymond Green After Advancing To Big Ten Championship

After a slow start that resulted in a 20-9 deficit, the Michigan State Spartans went on a 26-5 run to close the first half and never looked back in a 65-52 win over the Wisconsin Badgers Saturday at the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2012

William Buford pulls down a rebound during the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Tournament Day 2 – What Happened And What It Means

It figures that in a tournament that was completely up for grabs, the top four seeds advanced to the semifinals for the first time in Big Ten Tournament history.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Tom Izzo during the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tom Izzo Goes Off On Illinois For Firing Bruce Weber

After addressing the game, Izzo set aside time to specifically address Illinois’ decision to fire Bruce Weber. And wow, he had a lot to say.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Ohio State is going for a Big Ten Tournament three-peat. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Tournament Predictions

Adam Hoge gives his predictions for this weekend’s Big Ten Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

The Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Tournament Preview And Analysis

A look at what’s at stake for all 12 Big Ten teams as well as a look at the best matchups and other analysis.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Draymond Green. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hoge: All-Big Ten And All-American Teams

Here are my All-Big Ten teams as well as my official USBWA All-American ballot and my votes for the Oscar Robinson Trophy (player of the year), Henry Iba Award (coach for the year) and Wayman Tisdale Award (freshman of the year):

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

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Michigan Beats Penn State, Earns Share Of Big Ten Title

Coach John Beilein had his assistants dig into the Michigan history books this week to give his players an extra bit of motivation.

03/04/2012

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans scores over Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first quarter of the game at Breslin Center on March 4, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Buckeyes Beat Spartans, For 3-Way Tie For Big Ten Title

William Buford made a high-arcing jumper from the top of the key with 1 second left, lifting No. 10 Ohio State to a 72-70 win over No. 5 Michigan State on Sunday, forging a three-way tie for the Big Ten title.

03/04/2012

Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers shoots the ball during the Big Ten Conference game against the Michigan State Spartans  at Assembly hall on February 28, 2012 in Bloomington, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hoosiers Top Spartans For 3rd Win Vs. Top 5 Team

Cody Zeller scored 18 points and Victor Oladipo added 13, leading No. 18 Indiana past No. 5 Michigan State 70-55 on Tuesday night, its third victory over a top five team this season.

02/28/2012

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No. 7 Michigan St. Holds Off Pesky Purdue 76-62

Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Austin Thornton scored a career-high 17 points to lead No. 7 Michigan State past short-handed Purdue 76-62 Sunday.

02/19/2012

Kelsey Barlow

Purdue Dismisses Barlow From Program, Suspends Byrd 1 Game

Purdue has kicked guard Kelsey Barlow off the men’s basketball team and suspended D.J. Byrd for a game following an incident at a bar early Friday.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Michigan State Spartans forward Draymond Green (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

No. 9 Michigan State Beats No. 23 Michigan 64-54

Draymond Green had 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 9 Michigan State to a 64-54 win over No. 23 Michigan on Sunday, backing up his guarantee of a victory.

02/05/2012

Urban Meyer. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer: ‘We Will Continue To Recruit With Relentless Effort’

In Chicago for Big Ten coaches meetings, Ohio State Urban Meyer issued a statement responding to questionable recruiting tactics alleged by Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Urban Meyer. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hoge: Why Urban Meyer Will Win The Big Ten Civil War

Welcome to college football in 2012, Big Ten. The rest of the country has been waiting for you.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a shot during first half action against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Assembly Hall on January 31, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Upset No. 9 Michigan State, 42-41

Brandon Paul shook off a poor-shooting game to score 18 points, including two free throws with 45 seconds left that gave Illinois the lead in a 42-41 victory over No. 9 Michigan State on Tuesday night.

01/31/2012

Mark Barkley and the USC Trojans will be a preseason favorite next year. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Hoge: Way Too Early 2012 College Football Top 25

Adam Hoge takes an early look at the 2012 college football season and reveals his top 25 teams for next season.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

No. 20 Michigan Edges No. 9 Michigan State 60-59

Stu Douglass made a layup with 36.5 seconds remaining, and No. 20 Michigan held on through a wild final sequence to edge No. 9 Michigan State 60-59 on Tuesday night.

01/17/2012

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Sixth-Ranked Spartans Fall To Northwestern 81-74

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo fretted during practice that some of his younger players would have a difficult time adjusting to the tempo and unique style of Northwestern’s offense.

01/14/2012

Cornerback Brandon Boykin tackles wide receiver Keshawn Martin. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

No. 12 Michigan St Beats No. 18 Georgia In 3OTs

Kirk Cousins threw for 300 yards and one touchdown and Dan Conroy kicked a 28-yard field goal in the third overtime, giving No. 12 Michigan State a 33-30 victory over No. 18 Georgia in the Outback Bowl on Monday.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2012

Conor O'Neill celebrates with the trophy after Wisconsin beat Michigan State in the Big 10 Conference Championship Game. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Should Try Championship Game In Chicago

I offer up this proposal to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany: If game attendance and ticket demand in Indy doesn’t improve markedly the next few years, the Big Ten should bring its football championship to Chicago’s Soldier Field in 2016.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

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