Gruen: Tom Izzo Setting His Spartans Up For Deep NCAA Tournament Run AgainMichigan State's tough non-conference schedule is already paying dividends.
Michigan State Jumps Ahead Early, Beats Northwestern 61-52Vic Law had 16 points and nine rebounds for Northwestern (12-3, 1-1), while Scottie Lindsey added 11 points.
Illinois Beats Michigan State, 31-27Jeff George Jr. threw for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
Northwestern Rolls Past Michigan State, 54-40 Justin Jackson rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 12 Michigan State Beats No. 18 Notre Dame, 36-28Tyler O'Connor was 19-of-26 for 241 yards, two touchdowns.
Gruen: Top NCAA Tournament StorylinesWho's going to win it all? Take a look toward East Lansing.
Emma: A First-Hand, Up-Close, In-Game Experience With Tom IzzoYou can't help but marvel at what Izzo does in March and from game to game.
Equipment Stolen From Michigan State Tennis Team Van In ChicagoA thief spoiled Saturday's planned women's tennis match between Michigan State and DePaul.
No. 12 Michigan State Makes 16 3s, Rolls By NorthwesternThe Spartans cruised to a 76-45 victory against the Wildcats.
Gruen: Start Believing In Alabama's DominanceThe Crimson Tide defense has proved itself as elite.
No. 5 Michigan State Routs Illinois 79-54 Without Denzel ValentineBryn Forbes scored 17 points.
Alabama Shuts Out Michigan State, Will Face Clemson In National ChampionshipThe Crimson Tide will play for their fourth national title in seven seasons.