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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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The Pact – #39 – 7/14/14

This week’s show covered local and world soccer while also touching on the storylines of the NBA free agency and LeBron James’ second decision to return home to Cleveland.

The World Cup has come to an end and the panel debates the Final match and Fino regretfully pays up on a bet between Faith and himself.

As the world’s tournament came to end end, so did the regular season of local soccer team, Lansing United. United wrapped up a Great Lakes West Championship with a 2-2 tie against Detroit City F.C. in front of 2,014 fans at MSU’s DeMartin Stadium. Team owner, Jeremy Sampson joins the show to discuss the dream weekend and announce a massive statement to United fans and the city of East Lansing.

Finally, with LeBron returning to Cleveland, the panel couldn’t resist trying to predict the success of The King with or without Kevin Love and how the Heat may falter with the movement of James.

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The Pact – #36 – 6/23/14

On this week’s show, Fino Faith and Austin welcomed MSU basketball redshirt senior Keenan Wetzel into studio. With the recent transfers and fast approaching season on the horizon, MSU basketball was not the discussion however. Wetzel’s off-the-court endeavor, The Cager, a short film written and directed by Wetzel starring ex-Spartan Delvon Roe, was where the discussion began. Accompanied by fellow MSU student and the film’s producer, Nick Stachurski, the two showcased their individual plans and goals for the 25-minute film about a former college basketball star adjusting to life without a back up plan.

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The Pact – #32 – 5/26/14

The panel welcomes a new producer as well as a host of heated debate topics to dig into this week.

The Pact lost the first and only producer of the show, Lou Divizio, as he moved up in the world. Jonathan Yales, takes over to lead the second generation of the show to new heights.

This week’s show began again with guest reporter, Zac Sweirad, to discuss the outcome of the MSU baseball’s season and the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha, Neb.

Zac sticks around for a heated debate on the Detroit Tiger’s 1-6 week and if anyone should worry about the seven-game slump by the second place Tigers.

The panel rounds out the show with a quick discussion on the NBA playoffs and who we see reaching and winning the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

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The Pact – #28 – 4/28/14

Fino opens this week’s episode of The Pact with a rant on the alleged racist comments of L.A. Clippers’ owner, Donald Sterling.

After a quick break, Lou and Austin wrap up the Bruins vs. Wings series and Lou cashes in on the two’s pre-series bet.

Fino, Faith and Harry then talk about the rights NCAA athletes should have. In the wake of Mitch McGary’s NBA draft declaration, does that add a different aspect to the Northwestern unionization debate?


Tune in to The Pact every Monday from 7-8 p.m. on 88.9FM or listen live online at impact89fm.org/sports.

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The Pact – #27 – 4/21/14

This week on The Pact, Austin and Lou talk Wings and Bruins. The Wings took Game One, but the Bruins evened the series with a decisive Game Two win. What will our panelists have to say?

Then, after the break, Fino, Faith and Harry debate whether or not Donald Trump is a legitimate candidate to own the Buffalo Bills. Fino says yes, what about the rest of the panel? Find out on this episode of The Pact.

Plus, MSU football is primed for their annual Green vs. White spring game. Fino puts it on the line, challenging coach Dantonio’s call for 50,000 fans.


Tune in to The Pact every Monday from 7-8 p.m. on 88.9FM or listen live online at impact89fm.org/sports.

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The Pact – #26 – 4/14/14

Gary Harris┬áhas decided to leave MSU and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, but was it the right decision? The Pact opens with a discussion and debate on the departure of Spartan basketball’s superstar.

The NHL playoffs are set to begin, and the Detroit Red Wings are preparing to faceoff against the President Trophy Winners, Boston Bruins. Can Detroit put the pieces together just in time to beat the NHL’s best regular season team? Austin and Fino say yes, but Lou is not so sure.

In the final portion of the show, the group dissects the Tigers’ opening ten games. Is it too early to panic about Detroit’s bullpen? What does Joe Nathan’s “dead arm” really mean? Will Dombrowski make a trade? Are we all overthinking it with 152 games left?


Tune in to The Pact every Monday from 7-8 p.m. on 88.9FM or listen live online at impact89fm.org/sports.

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