This week on the Pact, Fino, Austin and Harry breakdown the Jim Caldwell hiring. Is he the right fit for the Lions? What is his biggest task as he joins the squad?
In their first real road test, the Michigan State Spartans defeated the University of Illinois, 78-62, Saturday night in Champaign, Ill.
MSU came out slow, but had a consistent attack led by Gary Harris, who scored 23 points and collected five rebounds while dishing out four assists. Harris was one of three Spartans in double figures.
The No. 4 Michigan State Spartans (16-1, 4-0) are on the road once again headed to Champaign, Ill. to take on the Fighting Illini (13-5, 2-3) at the State Farm Center this Saturday.
Michigan State goes into the game winning their past nine games and being undefeated on the road.
Michigan State only needed 40 minutes to defeat the Northwestern University Wildcats Wednesday night by a tally of 54-40 and remain undefeated atop the Big Ten standings.
As they have for most of the year, the Spartans came out slow and only led Northwestern 26-22 heading into halftime. MSU shot 1-11 from three point range in the first half. They ended the game 2-16 from behind the arc.
Minnesota and Ohio State challenged Spartan basketball this past week, and Andrew Hayes discusses the hottest topics from each matchup.
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Fino and the team have revamped the format of Impact Sports’ hard-hitting, flagship show. MSU basketball is taking center stage, as Fino debates with Lou and Faith. In the second half of the show, Fino moderates as Austin and Harry talk about the new playoff format for NCAA football.
In their second overtime contest in as many games, Michigan State was able to comeback from a double-digit deficit, defeating the University of Minnesota 87-75.
Kenny Kaminski came out on fire, hitting his first five three-pointers. He finished with 15 points. Despite Kaminski’s hot shooting, the Gophers went on a 12-2 run in the first half and led by as many as 10 points. MSU was able to narrow the deficit to five and trailed 41-36 at halftime. Read More…
Tom Izzo had the best description of the Spartans’ performance in their 72-68 overtime win against No. 3 Ohio State Tuesday night.
Michigan State was once again short handed and plagued by injuries. The team was without Travis Trice due to illness. Adreian Payne nearly did not play because of a sprained foot, and Keith Appling battled leg cramps throughout most of the game.
If the Michigan State Spartans want to make a claim for the Big Ten regular season title, a win tonight against the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes would go a long way.
MSU (13-1) is facing an extremely experienced and talented (15-0) Ohio State team that is off to their best start since the 2010-2011 season. Led by their captain, fifth-year senior Aaron Craft, the Buckeyes are probably the Spartans’ biggest threat at a Big Ten title. Read More…
When talking about Ohio State, the first player that comes to mind is most likely point guard Aaron Craft.
In his senior season with the Buckeyes, Craft is the leader of an undefeated and third-ranked team heading into only its second true road game of the season. He is not expected to put up 20 points a night, but defense is how he earns his keep.
Michigan State started 2014 on the right foot Saturday, defeating the Indiana Hoosiers 73-56 in Bloomington, Ind.
The Spartans received a career performance from Gary Harris, who continued his impressive play in Assembly Hall, scoring a career high 26 points. Keith Appling joined Harris in double figures, scoring all 14 of his points in the second half after early foul trouble. Read More…
With Branden Dawson and Matt Costello returning to the lineup, MSU (12-0, 1-0) looked to steamroll the up-and-coming Nittany Lions (9-5, 0-1). Dawson missed the New Orleans game with an injured shin, and Costello missed the last four games with mono.
In his last press conference, Tom Izzo said his team would have their work cut out for them in Happy Valley.
The Spartans stumbled out of the gates, finding themselves in a 10-3 hole in the opening minutes of the game. Read More…
2013 has been a whirlwind of a year for Impact Sports. As one of the many firsts this year, fall marked the inaugural semester of The Pact – the only sportstalk show on FM-radio in the mid-Michigan area.
Hosted by Anthony “Fino” Serafino, the show has booked high profile guests from Lupe Izzo, to former MSU and NFL running back Todd “TJ” Duckett.
This week on the Pact, panelist and producer Lou DiVizio gives a look back on some of the most memorable interviews from 2013.
2013 has been a year of ups and downs for sports. There has been inspiring highs and devastating lows.
Below, Impact Sports looks at 10 of the biggest sports newsmakers of 2013. These newsmakers changed the human eye of sports this year and had an impact on the future of athletics.
Maybe it was a holiday hangover, but the Michigan State Spartans got off to a sluggish start in their 101-48 blowout over the University of New Orleans Saturday afternoon.
The Spartans committed six turnovers in the first eight minutes of the game. Read More…
The phrase describes a lot about MSU graduates, especially their efforts at this time of year. Join Harry and Faith for this holiday edition of The Pact, focusing on MSU athletes giving back to their community.
Erwin Center was rocking on Saturday, as the upstart Texas Longhorns hosted number five-ranked Sparty. Rick Barnes’ squad was looking to avenge their 67-56 loss from last year in East Lansing.
Texas surprised many experts this year, starting the season 10-1 with an impressive win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill. MSU came into the game shorthanded, with Matt Costello out due to illness and a banged-up Gary Harris coming off the bench. Read More…
In the long overdue return of the Izzone, Hayes talks about the Spartan’s game against North Florida as well as his take on the state of MSU basketball.
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