Michigan St women's basketball players suspended

BY foxsports • September 14, 2012

Michigan State women's basketball players Kiana Johnson and Akyah Taylor have been suspended for the first nine games of the 2012-13 season. The school says NCAA guidelines ''related to receipt of extra benefits'' were violated.

Coach Suzy Merchant says Johnson, a sophomore, and Taylor, a redshirt freshman, are ''good student-athletes that made a bad decision this summer.'' The school did not announce further details.

Johnson and Taylor will be eligible to return Dec. 16 against IPFW.