Aaliyah Nye working on her shot while at practice

East Lansing girls basketball focuses on championship dreams

Head coach Rob Smith has established himself as a top-tier leader for the East Lansing Lady Trojans for more than 15 years. He recently reached a career milestone of 300 wins as their head coach, and his team is ranked number 2 in the Class A division in the state and went into the playoffs undefeated.

Senior Night at the Breslin Center

MSU senior guard and 1995 Big Ten player of the year Shawn Respert scored 31 points in his final home basketball game. But what happened next, created a tradition that still stands over 20 years later. “It’s a part of history now and what I feel my greatest contribution was,” Respert said in a Hall of History exhibit. “I’m just glad we found something we can call ours and that it’s a part of Spartan tradition now.” When Respert was subbed out of the game for the final time, he got on his hands and knees and kissed center-court.

Spartan Sports Report: Senior Day Edition

We bring you our senior day coverage from men’s and women’s hoops, as well as hockey. Also, the men’s tennis team took to the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility for a battle with Memphis. That and more on this week’s senior day special.

The Harding sisters, from left to right, Priscilla, Elizabeth and Caroline, all play golf. Priscilla and Caroline are members of the Michigan State women’s golf team. Elizabeth is expected to join them next year.

Harding sisters bring sibling bond to MSU golf team

Teammates aren’t always just teammates. Sometimes they’re family. What do the Harding sisters really thing about each other and golfing at MSU?Spartan Newsroom sat down with Caroline and Priscilla for extended interviews.  

The Harding sisters’ blood runs deep in the game of golf. Their father and mother were collegiate golfers — Tom played at Michigan State, while mother Joal played at Auburn.

Q&A: Golfer Priscilla Harding talks about playing at the college level with her sisters

Priscilla Harding is the second of what soon will be three sisters playing on the Michigan State women’s golf team. Older sister Caroline is a redshirt sophomore and younger sister Elizabeth is expected to join the team next season. Spartan Newsroom sat down with Caroline to talk about what it’s like to play with her family’s legacy. Spartan Newsroom: What does it mean to you to play at the same school as your dad? Priscilla Harding: Once I decided to pursue golf, my No. 1 goal was to play at Michigan State.

Q&A: Caroline Harding talks about family legacy as Spartan golfers

Caroline Harding is the oldest of three golfing sisters who all have Spartan ties. Caroline and middle sister Priscilla already are members of the Michigan State women’s golf team; they’re expected to be joined by youngest sister Elizabeth next year. Spartan Newsroom sat down with Caroline to talk about what it’s like to play with her family’s legacy.