This is supposed to be the year where Michigan turns their program around. With the exception of 2012, the Spartans have done well in handling their in-state rival over the past half-decade. The Wolverines have not scored a touchdown against the Spartans since 2011. In 2012, Michigan was able to narrowly defeat the Spartans in Ann Arbor 12-10, surviving off four field goals.
Spartan basketball took a hit when it was announced that sharp-shooting sophomore Kenny Kaminski was being dismissed from the team on August 4. Kaminski tweeted on August 2 that he was transferring from MSU and was unsure of where he was headed.
I am no longer going to play at Michigan State, I will be transferring to another school but have not decided where yet
— Kenny Kaminski (@KennyKaminski) August 2, 2014
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Host Dan Tyler welcomes Impact Sports’ football beat writer and host of Secret Society, Bradley Allen, to the studio for the latest episode of Spartan Red Zone.
Tyler and Allen discuss both the Big Ten and Michigan State media day as well as the lofty expectations for the upcoming season.
In the last four seasons, the Spartans have gone 4-0-0 against the Boilermakers and have outscored Purdue 10-2.
Hold on to your earmuffs, Michigan State will play Michigan at Soldier Field in Chicago as part of the Coyote Logistics Hockey City Classic.
The matchup, which was recently announced by Intersport, will take place Saturday, February 7 and will count toward the regular season standings.
Also included will be a matchup between Western Michigan and Miami (Ohio).
Tori Franklin may have just won a gold medal Saturday evening at the 2014 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championship in Kamloops, British Columbia, but she is already getting back to work.
Franklin competed for the United States in the triple jump and posted a mark of 13.42 meters to finish first overall in the event and earned an invitation to represent the USA in her event at the Pan American Olympic Festival in Mexico City, Mexico.
Laimbeer and Eskilson also highlight the top MLS prospects in the Big Ten, the upcoming players to watch and who has the team to make it to the 2014 National Championship in Cary, N.C.
The Spartans have had a great history in men’s college hockey. With their fair share of conference, regular season and tournament titles, three NCAA National Championships and two Hobey Baker award winners, the Spartans have some great accomplishments under their belt. None of those accomplishments would have been possible if it were not for the hard work and dedication put in by countless MSU hockey players over the years.
Over the next five weeks, Behind the Mask will be releasing each of our top five greatest Spartan hockey players of all time. Starting with No. 5 and working all the way up to No. 1. Each of us giving our own reasons on why each player deserves to be there.
Who will claim the top spot on the countdown?
On this week’s edition of Octopi Hockeytown, host Austin Goodman goes through each line pairing for the 2014-2015 Red Wings offense, defense and goaltenders.
In the show’s first segment, Goodman explains the lineups and who their respective potential replacements could be if someone goes down due to injury.
Next up, Octopi starts to discuss the remaining questions that are left for the Red Wings this offseason.
For the 12th time, Spartan Stadium opened its doors to fans for a meet and greet with Michigan State’s football team. Fans got an opportunity to tour the facilities, enjoy food and, if they wanted to wait in the long lines, meet the players.
Coaches and players signed autographs and took pictures with thousands of fans for just over two and half hours.
This week in our Athlete of the Week feature, Impact Sports sat down with Lee Teasley (right), attacker for the Michigan State men’s club lacrosse team. The Rochester Hills, Mich. native is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.
Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh might have hogged the headlines during the start of the NBA free agency period, but Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons have signed a few players that will make sure to make some headlines of their own.
Detroit’s biggest signing and first free agent acquisition this summer was guard Jodie Meeks, who bolted from the bright lights of Los Angeles and signed a three-year, $19 million deal with the Pistons.
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. 8.
This week on Horsepower, Brooks Laimbeer joins Colin Jackson to discuss Detroit’s latest signings, speculate on Josh Smith and Greg Monroe’s future with the team and predict who the starting five will be.
Players strive their whole lives to be the famous quarterback or the elite running back, but some kids just end up growing too fast and becoming too large.
These select few are given what used to be the most overlooked position on the team: offensive lineman.
You are never really shown highlights of the offensive line unless a former lineman is working in the announcing booth and points out some intricate detail about the foot or hand speed of the lineman that bores the average fan.
While comfort and job security have always been the norm to Joe Nathan and Justin Verlander, the 2014 trade deadline opened the veterans’ eyes to the possibility of being replaced.
Between Verlander and Nathan, the two have combined for eight All-Star games and nine postseason appearances. Verlander has held the ace role in Detroit for over half a decade, and Nathan has been the perennial closer for his team — whether that be Minnesota, Texas or Detroit. While their personal accomplishments are impressive, one looming statistic has evaded them throughout both their careers: zero World Series rings.