Men’s Sports

Hayes: Does the Streak End at 17 for Izzo?

For those familiar with Monty Python and the Holy Grail (read: had nerdy parents/family members), you know the famous scene where the Black Knight refuses to admit defeat despite losing all of his limbs.

Well I can now admit that I am the version of the delusional combatant pictured in the film. Read More…

Free Throw Futility Pushing Spartans to the Bubble

After Michigan State’s latest in a series of disappointing loss, this time at the hands of the Illini, a berth in the NCAA Tournament has become less and less of a certainty. MSU has not been left out of the big dance since 1997, but this could be the year the streak is snapped. This fall from grace can be attributed mainly to atrocious free throw shooting. Read More…

Spartans Blown Away in the Windy City

The ice conditions were not perfect, which caused the opening faceoff to be delayed for a total of one hour and 40 minutes. Once the puck dropped, the Wolverines made the adjustments the Spartans did not.

After Michigan State derailed Michigan’s winning streak last week, the Wolverines found their mojo Saturday night under the stars at Soldier Field in Chicago. Backed by 31 saves from Zach Nagelvoort and four goals from four different players, No. 14 Michigan cruised to a 4-1 win over Michigan State. Read More…

Coach Minkel’s Lasting Impact

In the middle of the arduous task that is the Big Ten wrestling schedule, it seems like a change of pace would be nice.

Not many people really understand exactly what Tom Minkel has done, or who the man is. Minkel is in his 24th season as head coach of the Michigan State wrestling team. During his time as head coach, Minkel has produced 37 All-Americans, 13 Big Ten Champions and two NCAA champions. Read More…

Grills and Spartan Tailgaters Prepare For Hockey Classic

Tailgating at Michigan State is the norm during football season, but rarely do you see Spartan fans bust out the grills for games at Munn Arena. With the Spartans in the Hockey City Classic in Chicago’s Soldier Field, the door opened for some old-fashioned parking lot tailgating.

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Men’s Swim and Dive Defeated on Senior Day

The Spartan men were crushed by the No. 5 University of Michigan men’s swim and dive team Saturday.

On Senior Day, MSU fell to the Wolverines 178-106. Michigan walked away with three new pool records in the 200 medley relay, the 200 butterfly and the 400 freestyle relay. Read More…

Spartans Ready for Outdoor Clash Against Michigan

After a day of practice at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Spartans are ready to take the ice against Michigan in the Hockey City Classic Saturday night. It has been a week of preparation and anxiety for the Spartans, who are 1-1-1 lifetime outdoors against Michigan. It will also be the first time these schools have met in an out-of-state game since 1968. Read More…

Behind the Mask – 2/4/15

The Cold War turns hot once again as the Spartans and the Wolverines get ready to face off at Soldier Field in Chicago with three very important points on the line.

Spartan hockey broadcaster, Scott Moore, guest stars with hosts Jason Ruff and Brian Bobal in this latest edition of Behind the Mask. Read More…

Spartan Wrestlers Shutout by Penn State

Michigan State wrestling faced a daunting task when the four-time defending NCAA Champion and fifth-ranked Penn State came to Jenison Field House on Feb. 1. The Spartans could not keep up and lost 35-0.

The Spartans started with a loss when Mitch Rogaliner lost against No. 8 Jordan Conaway, 13-6. Read More…

Win over Detroit Clinches Weekend Sweep for Men’s Tennis

The men kept the victory balls rolling, as they won their second match of the weekend against Detroit Mercy, 7-0, in a double-header on Saturday.

In doubles, Jasper Koenen and Doug Zade finished doubles first in quick work, 6-0.

Sophomore Mac Roy, who sat out doubles earlier in the day against Toledo due to sickness and fatigue, returned to doubles against Detroit. Read More…

Impact Sports Signing Day Feature: MSU Football

There is one thing that is constant about following college football recruiting, is that I keep getting older and they stay the same age.

As creepy as that may sound, Mark Dantonio and the MSU football program need to spend countless minutes, hours, days and nights on the road recruiting to be able to compete with the top teams in the nation. Read More…

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.

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…

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