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The Pact – #46 – 9/1/14

Football is finally here and The Pact kicks off the season with an entire hour dedicated to only MSU and Lions football.

After the Spartans’ 45-7 “statement” against Jacksonville State, the panel debates what they saw on the field, if it surprised them, what positions surprised them, which disappointed them and what should be the concern headed into Eugene, Ore., to face the No. 3 Ducks.

In the second half of the show, The Pact welcomes local Detroit Lions historian and The Game 730AM’s The Drive with Jack Ebling producer, Doug Warren, to discuss Week 1 for the Lions, the recent cuts to trim the roster down to 53 and if the demoralized Lions fans have any hope for the Playoffs.

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The Pact – #44 – 8/18/14

The Tigers have fallen out of first place, the Royals are hot, and with 40 games remaining Detroit is beginning to freak out. Should Tigers fans be worried? Is this the most underachieving Detroit team ever? What is wrong at Comerica?

The Lions traveled to Oakland, Calf. this past week and lost a last-second preseason game to the Raiders. Can we take anything from this loss? Is the third preseason game the only one that matters?

With the official news that Notre Dame has removed four likely starters from its football team in the midst of an investigation into academic fraud, what does this mean for head coach Brian Kelly and what does it mean for the Spartans?

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MSU Today 8/15/14

Senator Debbie Stabenow on her new role as vice chair of the Senate’s Great Lakes Task Force; Jason Gasperich from Connor Sports on the “greening” of the sports industry; all about Michigan’s Wild Hog Removal Program; Jeff Mason from Michigan’s University Research Corridor on Michigan’s thriving blue economy. Read More…

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MSU Today 8/8/14

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU secretary to the board of trustees Bill Beekman talk with MSU vice president for auxiliary enterprises Vennie Gore. And Simon and Beekman talk with longtime MSU journalism professor Sue Carter, who is now MSU’s faculty athletic representative to the Big Ten and NCAA. And Kirk Heinze talks Michigan agriculture with Jim Byrum, president of the Michigan Agri-Business Association. Read More…

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The Pact – #42 – 8/4/14

Football has officially arrived. The first preseason practice took place Saturday and today was the MSU Football Media Day. Fino and Spartan Red Zone host and reporter Dan Tyler and Bradley Allen were in attendance. Dan Tyler joins the show to offer his perspective on the Spartans during Media Day.

With the massive news Thursday that David Price was coming to Detroit, the panel finally gets a chance to discuss the move for the Tigers. The panel welcomes Tiger Talk host, Tony Garcia, to gain his perspective on the move and the future of the Tigers.

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MSU Today 8/1/14

Spartan volleyball is the topic in a visit from MSU volleyball coach Cathy George and two time Big Ten volleyball defensive player of the year Kori Moster. Kirk Heinze talks with Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. Also, a conversation with MSU’s Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Stephen Hsu and Scott Westerman‘s reflections on Effecting Change. Read More…

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Exposure 7.29.14

Next Tuesday August 5th, the Michigan Primary election will decide the fate of Proposal 1. A personal property tax restructuring that may be more complex than it seems. MLive Reporter Fritz Klug has been covering this topic for weeks (Find his informative video here.) and joins host Steven Rich in the studio to help breakdown the proposed changed.

MSU Journalism student Nicole Igwe, a native of Nigeria, gives an in depth look at the conflicts surrounding Boko Haram and how she sees the US perspective of the conflict.

Deanna Hurlbert, the Director of the MSU LGBT Resource Center talks about the recent million dollar donation and the future of her facility.

And finally, Dan Bollman gives up a construction update for the MSU campus.

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Exposure 7.22.14

This week, host Steven Rich talks with Kelly Young of the Capital Region Big Brothers Big Sisters organization about the group’s work in the area. We help Director Shannon Schmoll celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the MSU Abrams Planetarium, and MSU student Alex Moon surprises the Impact staff with a few of his pets. All this and much more.

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The Pact – #40 – 7/21/14

This week’s debate began once again with soccer, as Lansing United gave us no choice but to keep discussing their success as they head to New Jersey to play the New York Red Bulls U-23 in the NPSL National Semifinals. In their inaugural season, United started in a league of 80+ and now sit in the final four, two wins away from at NPSL National Championship. Forward Brian Cunningham joined the panel to discuss the approach during the upcoming week, what it will be like playing away from the Lansing fans and what his plans after the season are.

The panel continued to roll right into MSU football for the first time in awhile, debating the relevancy of the watch lists and the Spartans who made a list or two. Each panelist proposed their strongest favorite to win a watch list and Fino makes it clear what he takes into account when reading the preseason lists.

Finally, with Rupert Murdoch’s recent $80 billion bid to purchase Timer Warner, the panel discusses what would change in the sports and entertainment world with Fox Sports 1 and ESPN and how they could become legitimate competitors.

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