Monthly Archives: November 2013

Top Prospect Offered

Michigan State recently became the nation’s No. 1 ranked college basketball team, and then they offered a scholarship to one of the nation’s best recruits.

Over the weekend, several sources reported that Montaque “Teki” Gill-Caesar received a scholarship offer from Michigan State to either become the third member of the 2014 class or the first member of the 2015 class. Read More…

Opinion: Why Northwestern is Important

It’s easy, both as a fan and a player, to get excited about games that mean so much to your season and your school. We all love the games against Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, and others. But it is hard to get excited for the games against teams like Northwestern, who are at the bottom of the Legends Division. However, next week’s Saturday’s game in Evanston on the November 23 is one that Spartan Nation will have to get excited for because this is an important game…for both teams. Read More…

Appling Leads Past Pilots

The Spartans squared off against the Portland Pilots on Monday night as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. After surviving a scare against Columbia on Friday, Coach Izzo decided to shake up the starting lineup.

Alex Gauna and Denzel Valentine started in place of Branden Dawson and Matt Costello. Dawson had eight points and seven rebounds against Columbia, and Costello failed to score in only 10 minutes of action. Read More…

NCAA gives Spartans an Eleven Seed

EAST LANSING, Mich. – As the clock struck noon on Monday, 27 men’s soccer players and their head coach eagerly waited to see where their 12-5-3 record would place them in the NCAA tournament.

It took nine minutes for the Spartans to get that answer, but that eagerness quickly turned into cheers as they saw that they earned an 11 seed.

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The Pact – #6 – 11/18/13

MSU Football clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Legends Division title on Saturday against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Quarterback Connor Cook and the Spartans finally defeated Nebraska, for their first win ever in the Boneyard.  The panel discusses the big win, MSU’s Big Ten title hopes, and the team’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Weather Plays Crucial Role in Crowning Big Ten Tournament Champion

Michigan State (12-4-3, 4-2-1 Big Ten) and Indiana (7-11-2, 2-4-0) played as two equivalent teams Sunday, as expected in the Big Ten Tournament finale.

What was not expected was that something as trivial as the wind ended up becoming a substantial part of the game and dictated the final score.

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Spartans Survive Columbia

In what was supposed to be a victory lap following a win against the No. 1 team in the nation, Michigan State struggled to defeat the Columbia University Lions 62-53 Friday night.

The Spartans started the game on a 9-0 run, but struggled to get out in transition for much of the game, with scoring on the fast break. State only had 10 fast break points on the game. Columbia led 26-22 at the half. Read More…

Men’s Swim and Dive Fall to Notre Dame

MSU vs. Notre Dame (Men only) Complete Results

SOUTH BEND, IND.–A deeply talented Notre Dame swim and dive program held off the Spartans Friday night 197-103 at Rolfs Aquatic Center.

The Fighting Irish came out blazing as they placed first, second and third in the 200 medley relay, with the winning relay going 1:30.54.

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Spartan Dodgeball Gears Up for Tournament

MSU Dodgeball was firing on all cylinders late Thursday night at I.M. Circle, in their last practice before hosting a six team tournament this weekend.

The Spartans, who lost to Grand Valley in the National Championship last season, are looking to get back to the top of their game.  After three tough outings early this season, the Spartans are winless. But hope to get back to championship caliber play they are accustomed to.

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Detroit Tigers’ Postseason Report Card

As November arrives and seasons change, another year of Tigers baseball ends on a dull note. A preseason favorite to win the World Series, Detroit once again fell flat.

What went wrong? The hitting? The team who was first in hits and batting average in 2013 and second in OBP and SLG? That lineup?

Or was it the pitching? The Cy Young laden team with one man already claiming the trophy and the other a day away? A team that broke the MLB record for strikeouts in a single season with 1,428? That doesn’t make sense either. Read More…

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