Geoff Kimmerly, media and content coordinator of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, joins Current Sports host Al Martin and explains why Michigan State men's basketball commit Thomas Kithier was ruled ineligible after deciding to transfer from Macomb Dakota to Clarkston.
After the MSU men's basketball win over Southern Utah on Saturday night, head coach Tom Izzo spoke to the media about the criticism that he received concerning sophomore forward Nick Ward. Izzo was scrutinized for his benching of Ward after Tuesday's Big Ten win over Rutgers, in which Ward only played 11 minutes in the 10 point win.
The Michigan State athletic department will pay tribute to former men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote in multiple ways in the near future and throughout the 2017-18 season. The men's basketball team will wear a patch honoring Heathcote throughout the upcoming year. The final design of the patch will be revealed at a later date.
Senior guard Eron Harris tallied 20 points for the MSU men's basketball team in a win over Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon, 71 to 63 the final. Freshman Joshua Langford and Nick Ward followed the lead of Harris, each chipping in 10 points in the third straight victory for the Spartans. Sophomore guard Matt McQuaid sat out due to a head injury suffered in practice this week.