This past weekend, the Michigan State University women’s tennis team left their friendly confines of East Lansing for the first time this season.
In a game which Michigan State controlled most of the possession, the Spartans could not put one in the back of the net against Rutgers University, eventually finishing in a 0-0 tie.
From the start of the game, the Spartans brought relentless pressure on the Scarlet Knight defense, earning 12 set pieces in the entire first half, nine of those being corner kicks.
It became the sixth consecutive contest that the Spartans failed to score the first goal. The four goals allowed tied a season-high for Michigan State, who is now 1-2 in Big Ten play and 5-4 overall. Read More…
For NCAA Cross Country, this weekend marked a rise in the stakes as points start to matter. The Michigan State cross country team accomplished exactly what they wanted this weekend at Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational.
The No. 3 ranked Spartan women grabbed a first place team finish in an impressive fashion. The team recorded 66 points in the 6K race. The men’s team finished fourth among a competitive field with 153 total points in the 8K race.
In front of a sellout crowd in Ann Arbor, Mich., Michigan State and the University of Michigan battled for 90 minutes for bragging rights in the state of Michigan.
The Wolverines had their chances early in the game inside the Spartans’ 18-yard-box, but could not convert as the Michigan State defense stood tall and blocked their shots.
Another explosive offensive performance by the Michigan State Spartans led to a 56-14 win in their homecoming game against Wyoming. The Spartans finished with 533 yards of total offense and zero turnovers in the convincing win.
Unfortunately for Michigan State, with Big Ten play beginning next week, the days of convincing wins might be over from now until the end of the season. Read More…
Michigan State moved to 3-0 at Spartan Stadium with their 56-14 homecoming victory over Wyoming.
Jeremy Langford had his first 100-yard rushing performance of the season, the ninth of his career, finishing with sixteen carries, 137 yards and one touchdown. Connor Cook completed eight of 12 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns alongside one rushing touchdown of his own.
Michigan State’s offense has scored a touchdown in their first six possessions in the first half against Wyoming.
At halftime, the score is 42-14 Michigan State. Quarterback Connor Cook, who has completed six of eight passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns, ran in a 1-yard touchdown on MSU’s first possession to take and early 7-0 lead.
Sophomore Kristin Matula notched her first goal of the season and Sierra Patton made seven saves, but it was not enough as No. 18 Michigan State (5-3) could not complete the comeback against No. 7 Penn State (7-2), as they lost by a score of 2-1 Friday afternoon at Ralph Young Field.
Friday’s game marked the 37th all-time meeting between these two Big Ten schools, with Penn State winning the last five in a row to give them a 27-10 head-to-head record against the Spartans.
On Saturday night, the Lady Spartans will head into Ann Arbor, Mich. not just looking to attain bragging rights, but to try and snap a two-game losing streak against the Wolverines.
“After (last) weekend finished up, the only word that popped in my head was ‘execute,’ redshirt junior defender, Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz said. “For me, that’s kind of the word of the week. If we can execute the little things this week and take it into the game and execute what we need to do in that game, I think we will be fine.” Read More…
Can you believe it is already homecoming week? The Spartans are set to play the Wyoming Cowboys this Saturday, and are 31-point favorites.
Here is some information about the Cowboys in this week’s Know Your Enemy installment.
The Michigan State cross country team travels to Minneapolis this Saturday, Sept. 27 for the 29th annual Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota.
As a whole, MSU cross country is in a unique position, with the women out to defend themselves and the men looking to prove that rankings do not mean everything. Read More…
Michigan State is ready to roll Wyoming. What a delicious fall menu on this week’s Walk the Line. Why say anything else? Read More…
Coming off a commanding 73-14 victory over Eastern Michigan, hosts Dan Tyler and Andre Sims talk about how the Spartans bounced back after a Week 2 loss at Oregon. Read More…
Can’t wait for hockey season?
Until the Spartans play their Green and White game to kick off the preseason, here are some MSU related bits from Big Ten Hockey Media Day at Joe Louis Arena.
In a competitive match between Bowling Green and No. 16 Michigan State on Wednesday, the Spartans came out victorious, 1-0, on a late goal.
At the beginning of the game, Michigan State was put under pressure from a Falcons team that pushed their defensive line high and pushed their strikers forward to chase the ball. Read More…
Head coach Mark Dantonio was all smiles at his weekly press conference on Tuesday, and it’s no wonder why.
After a Week 2 loss to Oregon followed by a bye week, Dantonio had an extra week to preach to his players and the media that Saturday’s matchup with Eastern Michigan was a chance to “make a statement”.
Locally, it has been a successful weekend for the state of Michigan overall as Michigan State football dominated, the Detroit Lions finally found a way past the division foe Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Tigers looked headed to the playoffs with the return of a top pitcher.
After Saturday’s 73-14 victory for Michigan State football over Eastern Michigan, the panel looks to find the negatives in the Spartans’ dominating performance and if the offense or defense impressed them more?
It is a question that has surrounded fans for the past few years: “Will the Big Ten hockey conference ever expand, and who will step up?”
Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves re-ignited the conversation in an interview with the Journal Sentinel. In the interview, Eaves expressed his desire to see the six-team conference grow in the near future, and listed Illinois, Indiana and Northwestern as potential additions.
Over the years, many Spartans have demonstrated their skills on the court. In the lead-up to the women’s basketball season, Impact Sports takes a look at the top 10 women’s basketball players in Spartan history. This week we look at No. 3.