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Jabari Parker to Make an October Decision w/o 5 officials?

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Roy Schmidt over at Illinois Prep Bulls-eye is a reputable source and he had this tweet yesterday: "Learned two things yesterday regarding Jabari Parker's recruitment: 1) expect an October decision 2) he may not take all 5 official visits." If Roy is correct on this, that's major news. The earlier talk from Jabari's family has been that they would maximize the recruiting experience with five officials plus in-homes. Hard to say what this means for Duke, MSU, and the rest but I still like Tom Izzo's chances.

The Wheels on the Bus Take Purdue Down and Down - MSU 83, Purdue 58

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Smart shooting, good defense, and bad bus ride from West Lafayette help MSU smash Purdue 83-58.

Game Thread - The Michigan State Spartans vs. The Purdue Boilermakers

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It's game time as Purdue skips the hotel to take on Michigan State!

Michigan State vs. Purdue Basketball Preview

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After trading blowouts in their last two meetings, Purdue and Michigan State meet in East Lansing Saturday for their first Big Ten game of the year. The Only Colors looks at what Michigan State...

DeAnthony Arnett to MSU!

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...and only one year too late. MSU has picked up WR DeAnthony Arnett off the transfer wire. The former Saginaw 4-star was considered a likely Spartan last year until he chose Tennessee. He was recently granted a full release from UT in order to pursue a school closer to his ailing father. If the NCAA grants him a hardship waiver, Arnett will be able to play immediately next season for an inexperienced MSU wideout core. This is an exciting addition for MSU (and Andrew Maxwell).

Game Thread and Preview: Michigan State vs. Wisconsin

Michigan State travels to Madison in the hopes of keeping Wisconsin on the ropes and gaining two straight conference road wins.

2013 PG Target Demetrius Jackson to Decide Soon

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One of Michigan State's PG targets has suddenly moved towards a decision. How might Mishawaka's Demetrius Jackson fit at MSU?

Dueling Postgame Celebration Thread of Victory! MSU beats Gonzaga and Michigan!

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Michigan State athletics received two great victories tonight beating No. 22 Gonzaga 74-67 on the road in Men's Basketball and getting a 4-3 shootout victory in Men's Hockey over arch-rival...

I Told You Once, Now I Told You Trice - MSU 89, CCSU 69

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The Only Colors puts a wrap on Michigan State's 20 point win over Central Connecticut State. MSU received a huge performance from their freshman PG Travis Travis who scored a career high of 20 with...

"When the Eagles are Silent" - Michigan State 72, Eastern Michigan 40

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The Only Colors recaps MSU's last prep before the Big Ten- ACC Challenge. MSU tops EMU 72-40 with consistent defense and a solid shooting touch.

MSU vs. EMU - Preview and Game Thread

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The Only Colors prepares for Michigan State's last test before the Big Ten-ACC challenge and hopes for big things from the Spartan frontline.

MSU Leads for 2014 Chicago PF Cliff Alexander

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Following on a report from Wisconsin's 24/7 site($), Goin BASELINE has this story. Cliff Alexander, a highly coveted post prospect from Chicago, has named MSU his current leader. Though a lot can happen between now and his decision, Coach Izzo is good at keeping these sort of early leads. Alexander is currently the No. 9 sophomore overall on Rivals and No.13 on ESPN.

Victory! - Michigan State 76, Texas Southern 41

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The Only Colors has something to smile about as Michigan State gets a 35-point win over Texas Southern to grab their first victory.

A "Heroic" Effort - UNC 67, MSU 55

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The Only Colors finds lots of bright side after MSU's 12-point loss to UNC in the first Carrier Classic.

Welcoming Michigan State's 2012 Basketball Class - Matt Costello, Kenny Kaminski, and Denzel Valentine

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TOC welcomes three basketball signees to the Spartan family, Matt Costello, Kenny Kaminski, and Denzel Valentine. We include scouting reports, recruiting reflections, and future hopes about these...

MSU Basketball Recruiting Round-up ("Gary Harris is Coming to Town" Edition)

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Between the visitors of Midnight Madness and Gary Harris' final official visit, The Only Colors re-caps the news on MSU's recruiting targets. Updates on Gary Harris, Tyus Jones, Drake Harris, and...

2012 MI PF Jordan Hare to Rhode Island

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This is for the readers who were once clamoring for Jordan Hare to MSU in addition to or over Matt Costello. Hare committed to Rhode Island of the Atlantic 10 Conference this week. Great pick-up for the Rams. Injuries and other things have limited Hare's exposure and he could end up being a defensive force in that conference.

MSU Basketball Recruiting Roundup (Midnight Madness 2011 Edition)

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It's almost time to kick off the basketball season and TOC gathers the latest developments on the young recruits MSU would love to have show up Friday night. Updates on Demetrius Jackson, Tyler...

Dwaun Anderson Looking Elsewhere Instead of MSU

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With Jeff Goodman's new blog, it sounds increasingly like 2011 Mr. Basketball Dwaun Anderson does not have a future at Michigan State. Anderson is "wide open" and pursuing relationships with other...

'13 Mishawaka PG Demetrius Jackson to visit on Sept. 24

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As he mentioned earlier this summer, Demetrius Jackson will be visiting Michigan State on September 24th. There's some speculation that he'll receive an offer if the visit goes well. Whether he does or not will probably tell us a lot about the likelihood of taking a 2013 point guard. Jackson also recently visited and received an offer from Notre Dame.

Gary Harris to take an official visit to MSU on Nov. 5

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It's now being widely reported that Gary Harris will visit MSU on Nov. 5, the last of his three currently scheduled official visits. On Oct. 1 he will be at Purdue and follow that with a visit to Indiana on the 15th. The early signing period starts Nov. 9. What do you think about receiving the last visit? How excited are you (still) about Gary Harris? Discuss away!

Dwaun Anderson Will Not Enroll at MSU this Fall

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Rexrode has the story: Still dealing with the recent loss of his mother, Dwaun Anderson has decided to postpone his enrollment as MSU. There's no definitive word yet on when or if Dwaun will join the MSU basketball team. Obviously, everyone in the MSU family is supporting him and giving him time to deal with these important issues in Dwaun's own time. Please bare the sensitivity of this in mind with any of your comments - Josh.

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Jay over at Michigan Prep Stars (@MichPrepStars) has this new dunk-filled video of Matt Costello...

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Jay over at Michigan Prep Stars (@MichPrepStars) has this new dunk-filled video of Matt Costello which Spartan fans might enjoy. You can check out his Youtube page for clips of other MSU and Midwest prospects. Tyus Jones is included in a very recent one, too.

Fresh Rankings for the 2013 MSU Basketball Recruits

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Updated rankings are up from Scout and ESPN. The Only Colors checks in on the MSU targets and what the new rankings have to say. James Young, Monte Morris, Dominic Woodson, and more are featured.

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera Plans an MSU Visit

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D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, an Indiana combo guard rated a five-star by both Scout and Rivals, is planning an unofficial visit this month and is interested in taking an official as well. In this article from Monday's IndyStar blog, he lists MSU as one of the schools recruiting him the hardest. It doesn't look like he has an offer yet and the question is whether he will get one before Gary Harris makes a decision.

MSU Offers 2013 TX C Dominic Woodson

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We figured there would be more post prospects emerging for 2013 and Woodson had one of the best summers of any relative unknown. He received lots of twitter comments like this one and yet another one here. Woodson's mentor is Ray Jackson and that may actually help MSU in this case with an in-state connection. He has interest or offers from numerous Texas schools with Maryland and UConn also trying to get involved.

Derrick Walton to U-M (An MSU Perspective)

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The Only Colors reacts to MSU target Derrick Walton's commitment to UM. Big day for the Wolverines; no worries at MSU either.

What We Learned This Week in MSU Basketball Recruiting

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The Only Colors comments on the beginning of the summer evaluation period to look for new insight into Tom Izzo and MSU's basketball recruiting plans.

Springboro Basketball Player Morgan Attracting Many Recruiters

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...including Purdue, Butler, West Virginia, and Michigan State. This interest could disappear or it could accelerate as young 6'10 players like Morgan continue to develop their game. He's also been added to the 2013 Recruiting Hotlist.

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