Men’s Sports

Spartans Advance to Sweet Sixteen

EAST LANSING, Mich. – All season long, head coach Damon Rensing has emphasized unity and the toughness of his 27 players, and the Spartans showed that on Sunday against the University of Louisville.

On a cold day with high winds, and a field that players could hardly get a good footing on, the Spartans found themselves locked in a tight game with the Cardinals.

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The Pact – #7 – 11/25/13

The Detroit Tigers traded Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers Wednesday in a blockbuster move that landed Detroit star second baseman, Ian Kinsler.

Play-by-play voice of the Tigers, Dan Dickerson, calls in to comment on the trade, shares his wisdom on the 2014 lineup, and gives his impressions of Brad Ausmus as the new Detroit manager.

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Spartans Shutout by Broncos, Losing Continues

Michigan State welcomed the Broncos of Western Michigan to East Lansing Friday night for a home-at-home weekend series. Unfortunately, the Spartans were shutout by the Broncos and extended their losing streak to three games.

MSU will travel to Kalamazoo on Saturday in hopes to snap their losing streak.
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Confident with Experience

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State Spartans and Louisville Cardinals will meet on the pitch at DeMartin Stadium, Sunday, for the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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Northwestern Preview with John Paschall

Michigan State is coming off a historic win against Nebraska last weekend.  Before that win, they were 0-7 against the Cornhuskers dating back to 1914. They were the only Big Ten team Michigan State had never beaten, and they can check them off the list now.

Not only did they beat Nebraska for the first time, but they also clinched a share of the Legends Division title. But their work isn’t over yet, as they travel to Evanston, Illinois to take on Northwestern tomorrow. Read More…

Preview: Cross Country

The Michigan State women’s cross country team is going to the NCAA National Championship this Saturday for the 15th year in a row. They will join men’s team runner Caleb Rhynard, who automatically qualified with a fourth place finish overall. The girls won a bid to the championships after placing third overall at the Great Lakes Regionals on Friday with a total of 73 points. Read More…

Walk the Line – #12 – 11/21/13

A dozen done right.

Ryan Smith makes his triumphant return to Walk the Line after a one-week hiatus, joining Dan Krier on Episode 12 to break down the best games of NCAA College Football Week 13 and NFL Week 12.

The 9-1 Michigan State Spartans find themselves as 7-point favorites as they travel to Evanston, Illinois to face off with the feisty Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday. Max King stops by the studio to help analyze the potential Legends Division clincher. Read More…

Scouting Report: Virginia Tech Hokies

The Spartans, fresh off their 15-point win over Portland on Monday, head to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday and Saturday as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Their first opponent is the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Let’s take a closer look at the Hokies:

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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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