DETROIT – The Michigan State Spartans (8-11-3) and Michigan Wolverines (11-6-2) faced-off at Joe Louis Arena in their second clash of the season. Michigan’s Phil Di Giuseppe scored with 2:18 remaining to brake a 1-1 tie and even the series.
A bittersweet time approaches as senior day is Saturday for Spartan swimmers and divers, hear from seniors Jessica Cutler, Bryan Williams, Brooke Telander, Pat Falconer, Sam Schulze and Summer Strickler on the emotions they have and will be going through this week. Head coach Matt Gianiodis and assistant coach Kathleen Milloy reflect on their 13 seniors and relive fond memories over the past four years.
She’s back from Italy, and with a bronze medal.
Staci Burlingame joins David Defever to talk about her experiences overseas in Italy playing for Team USA in the World University Games. Burlingame also reveals what she has been up to of late and her latest opportunity coming up in New York.
After kicking off their indoor season at the Grand Valley State Bob Eubanks Open two weekends ago, the Michigan State track and field program is heading to South Bend, Ind. on Saturday, Jan. 25 for the Notre Dame Invitational.
The team has already showed several great performances, posting 13 individual wins at their first meet of the 2014 season at GVSU. The team took primarily sprinters, jumpers and throwers.
The first taste of victory was had by the men’s swimming and diving team January 23 in East Lansing, defeating Oakland University 154-143 and it came down to the last event to determine who would win.
The Spartan wrestling team kicks off a busy weekend with matches against No. 12 Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., at 7 p.m. tonight, followed by a home dual Sunday against No. 15 Illinois.
The Spartans (5-6, 0-3) are coming off a home loss to then No. 2 Minnesota last Friday. Michigan (7-2, 3-0) upset the Gophers in Ann Arbor, 19-14, last Sunday.
The Michigan State Spartans (12-7, 4-2) were defeated by the Illinois Fighting Illini (9-10, 2-4) Thursday night, 61-51. This is the Spartans’ second loss in a row. Although MSU had a disappointing night against Illinois, there was a player that managed to make her presence known.
Junior forward Becca Mills started the game off for the Spartans with their first seven points in the first four minutes of the game. Mills finished with 17 points, four rebounds and 5-5 from the free throw line. Mills’ points allowed her to be tied for the most in a Big Ten game this season.
Perhaps the perfect lead into Saturday’s basketball game against the dastardly maize and blue is a matchup on the ice at Munn Ice Arena between the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines.
These two teams have met twice already this season, albeit one was not an official game and they have both won one game apiece. At the consolation game of the GLI (Great Lakes Invitational), the Spartans made a mockery of the Wolverines in a 3-0 whitewash. However, the Wolverines returned the favor with a 2-1 victory over the Spartans at Joe Louis Arena last Thursday.
That is how Michigan State head coach Suzy Merchant described the game against Illinois. The Spartans suffered their second conference loss, 61-51, against Illinois.
“From the get-go, from warm-ups, it just was evident that there just wasn’t a lot of effort and passion going on right there,” Merchant said.
Michigan State announced Thursday that junior forward, Branden Dawson, will be out for four to five weeks with a broken hand.
Dawson will undergo surgery this evening on his right hand after breaking it by slamming it on a table during a film session.
“It’ll be fine,” Dawson said during a press conference Thursday. “I was out with an ACL injury (his freshman) year and I came back from it.” Read More…
Another Big Ten showdown made its way to East Lansing Tuesday evening as the Michigan State Spartans hosted the Indiana Hoosiers. After losing early momentum in the second half, the Spartans went on a run and walked away with a 71-66 win and remained undefeated in conference play. Read More…
Thousands of student athletes have competed for Michigan State, but only a select few went professional. Perhaps no greater athlete represented MSU in their sport than former MLB first baseman Steve Garvey.
Garvey, 65, played football and baseball at MSU from 1966-68 before being drafted in the first round of the MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played 19 seasons for the Dodgers and San Diego Padres, making 10 All-Star games and winning the 1974 NL MVP. For his career he hit .294 with 2,599 hits and 272 home runs.
Gary Harris proved Tuesday night why he is highly regarded as a top 10 pick in the NBA draft next year. Harris helped lead the Spartans to a 71-66 win against Indiana University.
Harris only had four points at halftime, but exploded in the second half, finishing the game with 24 points and five steals. Harris shot 8-13 from the floor and 4-6 from three point range. He did not miss a free throw.
In the first Pinned Down podcast, host Nick Carver recaps the Spartans’ match against the No. 2 Minnesota Gophers and covered some recent wrestling action in the Big Ten.
This will be a game you do not want to miss, as the Michigan State Spartans’ head coach Tom Izzo faces off against his old assistant coach and current Indiana head coach, Tom Crean.
The No. 3 Spartans (17-1, 5-0) are preparing to battle against the Indiana Hoosiers (12-6, 2-3) at the Breslin Center Tuesday night.
The Spartans experienced their first conference loss of the season against the Penn State Lady Lions on Sunday, 66-54. Captain Annalise Pickrel said it was a wake up call.
“The Big Ten is not a sprint. It’s a marathon,” Pickrel said.
“I think we were sitting a little high from the last couple games, so this is sort of a wake-up as to how the Big Ten really is.”
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?
The MSU gymnastics team fell in another close battle versus Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon with a score of 193.025 – 192.525.
The Spartans were missing a major piece not having Alina Cartwright in the rotation for the meet. Cartwright led the Spartans and head coach Kathy Klages shared that it was to be a precautionary decision regarding a neck injury.
Michigan State entered the game against Penn State as No. 1 in the Big Ten standings. But Penn State was a great competitor and knocked the Spartans off their top spot, 66-54. The Spartans are now 4-1 in the Big Ten Conference.
The top scorers for the game were Annalise Pickrel with 17 followed by Klarissa Bell and Aerial Powers with 12. Powers also led the team with 10 rebounds. Powers’ rebounds were not enough however. Read More…
Michigan State wrestling fell 35-3 to the visiting No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers Friday night.