Clara Bell Smith Center Assists NCAA Athletes

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center provides supports for MSU’s Men’s Basketball team (as well as all other MSU athletes), which is heading into the Final Four of the NCAA’s Basketball Tournament.  Many of the MSU Spartan athletes can be found in or around the Clara Bell Smith Center.  Check out this article that was posted in the Detroit News.

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Smith Ran in New York City Marathon

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in News | 0 comments

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, Steve Smith ran in the New York City Marathon.  Smith was part of a 24-person relay team of basketball celebrities, who are trying to encourage kids to exercise.  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver ran the first three miles and handed off to Chris Mullin, a Brooklyn native, former NBA (and Hall of Fame) player.  Smith, Silver and Mullin were joined by Hall of Famer Tiny Archibald, Knicks greats Charles Oakley, Bernard King and Allan Houston, and the Net’s Darryl Dawkins and Jason Collins.  The 24-person relay team was also comrpised of WNBA stars Swin Cash, Teresa Edwards, Ruth Riley and Katie Smith, in addition to NBA TV analyst Greg Anthony and executives from the league, the Knicks and the Nets, and broadcaster Mike Breen.  Dikembe Mutombo crossed the finish line for the relay team.  Each celebrity was paired with a local student for their one-mile leg of the relay.  A more detailed report of this event can be found at...

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Steve Smith Sits Down with LeBron James

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Steve Smith will sit down with two time NBA Champ, LeBron James, on February 17, 2014 at 9 PM ET on NBA TV.

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Spartans Steve Smith and Mateen Cleaves Inducted into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo wasn’t going to miss the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony Monday night, even though it meant a long drive and some schedule rearranging…. “Steve Smith was my first recruit as an assistant at Michigan State, and then when we won the Big Ten championship, that’s when the noise started about me getting the job,” Izzo said. “So I felt like he got me the job, and then Mateen Cleaves won me a national championship. (Cleaves) got it so I kept the job. So I can’t think of two guys who have been more involved with our program and more involved with me.” Read the full story...

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Steve Smith Honored with Jack Breslin Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by on Sep 12, 2009 in News | 0 comments

Former Michigan State University Spartan and NBA star Steve Smith won lots of kudos on the basketball court, but Saturday he was honored for his charitable work off the court.

Smith was presented with the Jack Breslin Lifetime Achievement Award during halftime at the Michigan State-Central Michigan University football game. The award is given each year to a former MSU varsity athlete whose post-college career has brought great honor to him and, by reflection, to MSU and its intercollegiate athletic programs.

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