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Former MSU star Draymond Green helps lead Warriors to NBA title

Draymond Green had heard it all in this year’s NBA playoffs. He had been called everything from a rising superstar to an NBA villain. Tonight, Green has a new title to add to the list. NBA champion. The former Michigan State standout becomes the first Big Ten player to win an NBA championship since Juwan Howard did it with the Miami Heat in the 2012-13 season. He is the first Michigan State player to win an NBA title since Shannon Brown won one with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010. Perhaps the most impressive stat is that Green becomes the

BTN LiveBIG: Michigan State professor 'powers up' efforts to promote kids' nutrition

A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. The causes of childhood obesity in America are numerous. As most parents are aware, steering kids toward healthy food options is a never-ending battle. Michigan State professor Lorraine Weatherspoon looked at the problem and helped shed light on something many parents may have missed: how unhealthy foods are being marketed to kids through online computer games. This isn’t about changing the symbols in “Candy Crush” to carrots and broccoli and calling

Unit Rankings: OSU headlines Big Ten East offensive backfield list

The Big Ten East is home to two of the conference’s top backfields at Ohio State and Michigan State. In fact, the Buckeye backfield may be the best in the nation. Quarterback issues loom at Michigan, Rutgers and Maryland, while Penn State, Indiana, Michigan and MSU need to solidify their running back spots. [ MORE: East OL | West OL | East WR/TE | West WR/TE ] Here is a ranking of the Big Ten East backfields. 1. Ohio State. Loaded. In fact, this may be the best backfield in the nation. It begins with running back Ezekiel Elliott, a

Best of Week 9: Jim Harbaugh vs. Jerry Kill highlights the slate

Trick or treat! This is an abbreviated schedule with just five games on the slate. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 ] Minnesota beat Michigan for the Little Brown Jug last season for the first time since 2005 and just the fourth time since 1967. The last time the Gophers won two in a row vs. the Wolverines? It was when Minnesota won four meetings in succession from 1960-63. Penn State is 14-4 vs. Illinois since joining the Big