Spartans Upset Wolverines In Motown Showdown

In front of a sold-out Joe Louis Arena crowd, the Spartans made a bold statement. For the 301st time, the most of any college matchup, Michigan State and No. 13 Michigan went head-to-head on the ice, and the Spartans pulled off a stunning 2-1 upset to win their third game in a row.

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Men’s Tennis Blasts Toledo in Home Opener

Over 100 fans filled the MSU Indoor Tennis facility for the 2015 opener versus the University of Toledo Rockets. And the men did not disappoint fans, as they swept Toledo overall, 7-0.

The men had one change on today’s match. Junior Mac Roy was day-to-day in the week, as he had an 104 degree fever earlier in the week, according to head coach Gene Orlando. Roy was kept out of doubles to save his stamina for the singles match and freshman Jasper Koenen took his place.

And the change did not matter, as Koenen and Zade won No. 3 doubles easily, 6-1, to kick off the day. Read More…

Jadun, Orlando Look for Urgency to Continue in Home Opener

Tomorrow is the 2015 home opener for No. 59 Michigan State men’s tennis, as they take on University of Toledo and University of Detroit — both who do not crack the Top 75 rankings.

But the lower rankings does not mean it will be an easy task, according to head coach Gene Orlando.

“These teams may not have the rankings like a Duke or a Georgia, but this weekend for these two teams is a championship weekend,” Orlando said. “It’s Superbowl weekend and this is kind of like their Superbowl…everyone wants the success that we’ve had and it’s a measure mark for them.” Read More…

Jason’s Journal: Spartans Must Embrace Underdog Role

List how many underdog stories you have heard about Michigan State athletics in just the last two years and you should be able to pick four or five without even thinking.

This Friday and next Saturday, the Spartans will take on the No. 13 Michigan Wolverines whose offense is “unstoppable” according to BTN analyst Dan Kelly.

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College Baseball Top 25 Released

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and sub-freezing temperatures?  It does not have the same ring to it, but fans of the Michigan State baseball team are getting closer to experiencing warmer temperatures and watching their Spartans play ball.

As we enter the spring semester, there are a few storylines that have sprung up here in late January. The first one being that the Spartans have begun team practices as confirmed here by head coach Jake Boss’s Twitter account: Read More…

Corner Kick – Third Spartan Drafted, Second Heading to Canada

With the 58th pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, the Vancouver Whitecaps selected former Michigan State forward, Adam Montague.
On this episode of Corner Kick, Montague joins host, Brooks Laimbeer, and Red Cedar Rowdie, Luke Ferris, to discuss being drafted by the Whitecaps and what he needs to do to prepare for the MLS.

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Behind the Mask – 1/28/15

Its Rivalry Week! Michigan vs. Michigan State is just around the corner and Jason and Brian are anxious to get you all up to date on what will likely be a thrilling series between the Spartans and their much-hated rivals from Ann Arbor.

In addition our hosts break down last weekend’s thrilling series sweep against Ohio State. All that and more on Behind the Mask. Read More…

Swimmers Give Back

After spending around 20 hours a week cozied into a six-lane pool, some MSU swimmers have made it possible to get even closer.

When a few of the athletes heard about a cause on campus that helps warm the heads and hearts of kids battling cancer, MSU swimmers jumped right in. Read More…

MSU Men’s Soccer Season Recap

A few weeks removed from the end of the men’s soccer season, it is only natural that a little nostalgia creeps through the cracks of the shut door. For the Spartans, it was a very successful season, reaching their second Elite Eight in two years, although they were undoubtedly crushed not to progress further in the College Cup. Throughout the season, they endured many evenly-contested games and individual players received the accolades that they deserved, on the field and off.

Now, let’s attempt to relive the season briefly. Read More…

New Faces in Spartyland: Basketball Recruiting Update

The 2014-15 campaign may be gloomy, depressing and confusing at times, but fear not fellow Spartans! Recruiting allows us to look ahead to greener pastures with a promising crop of incoming talent on the horizon.

Here’s a report on the top basketball recruits headed, or possibly headed, to East Lansing next year. Read More…

Men’s Tennis with Big Win in Athens

For its third year, Michigan State men’s tennis traveled to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association tournament and the team did not disappoint.

There were 60 teams nationally broken up into 15 regions and the Spartans played in Athens, Georgia in a four-team regional. Michigan State had a tough first-round task against host team Georgia, who are ranked No. 8 nationally with highly-ranked doubles and singles players. Read More…

Women’s Basketball Buries the Badgers

The Spartans returned home on Girl Scout Day to face Wisconsin after their 85-56 loss against Maryland.

Starting for the Spartans were Tori Jankoska, Cara Miller, Aerial Powers, Anna Morrissey and Becca Mills.

Mills opened the afternoon with an old-fashioned three-point play. She got fouled on the low block and then nailed her free throw.

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The Last Three Periods, a Sweep

It was not glamorous, it was not easy, but with an emotional 2-0 shutout Saturday night, the Spartans were able to accomplish something that has eluded their grasp for more than a calendar year, a sweep.

“It never comes easy, but it was nice to get a second win at home and finally complete the six periods,” head coach Tom Anastos said. Read More…

The First Three Periods, a Success

If the Spartans looked at Friday night’s contest against the Buckeyes as the start of a six-period game, the first three periods were a dominant success.

Four different Spartans registered goals and Jake Hildebrand registered 33 saves in a much-needed 4-1 win in front of a capacity crowd at Munn Ice Arena. Read More…

Spartan Swimmers Fall to Buckeyes

MSU swimmers and divers fell to Big Ten powerhouse Ohio State in East Lansing on Friday night.

The Spartan men and women lost to OSU by 93 and 55 points respectively. Despite facing a high-ranking team and losing most of the night’s events, the Spartans swam some of their fastest times and tried to match the Buckeyes’ high energy. Read More…

Here They Are, ‘Hockey City Classic’ Sweaters Revealed

In front of a packed house at Munn last night, the Spartans unveiled their sweater for the Coyote Hockey City Classic against Michigan at Soldier Field.

“They’re sick,” head coach Tom Anastos said after Friday night’s game. “I think they’re sweet. I like them. It was really a play off of what football and then basketball did with that pro combat look. We’ve been putting that in the hopper for some time.” Read More…

Corner Kick – Jay Chapman

After signing a homegrown contract with Toronto FC, Jay Chapman starts training with the first team this Saturday.

Brooks Laimbeer, host of Corner Kick, discusses with Chapman what it was like to be at the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and to watch his teammate, Fatai Alashe, get drafted No. 4 overall.

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Weekend Hockey Preview: Ohio State

Big Ten hockey returns to East Lansing with a crucial series between the Michigan State Spartans and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

With Ohio State and Michigan State grappling for that third place spot, this series could have major implications on the Big Ten race, currently dominated by Penn State and Michigan. Read More…

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