Sean Merriman, web editor, October 18, 2013

Michigan State's "Midnight Madness" event will be streamed live Friday at 9:25 p.m. ET as part of the Big Ten Digital Network subscription package. You can subscribe to this service and access the live event via this link. The night's activities will include fan autographs and feature the introduction of the men's and women's basketball teams.

The Spartans return four starters from last year's 27-9 squad, which means expectations are sky-high for Tom Izzo's team heading into the 2013-14 season.

Michigan State will open the year as the No. 2-ranked team in the USA TODAY Sports coaches' poll.

The Spartans will be led by reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year Gary Harris and big man Adrien Payne, both of who were ranked among the top 15 players in the nation by CBS Sports.

Michigan State will open the 2013-14 season against No. 1-ranked Kentucky in the Champions Classic on Nov. 12 in Chicago.

Have a look at last year's scrimmage in this post and read more about Friday night's specific Hoosier Hysteria plans at