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.
After seven years of Rodney Stuckey, Detroit fans can say “goodbye” to another Joe Dumars draftee that failed to reach his full potential and “hello” to a Stan Van Gundy-approved line up.
Dumars drafted Stuckey No. 15 overall in the 2007 NBA draft to play as a point guard. The Pistons spent the next seven years gradually transitioning him to a shooting guard with mixed results.
Brittney Thomas boasts quite an impressive resume when it comes to her time in the Spartan basketball program. It is highly likely that she is one of the most overlooked players in the history of Spartan women’s basketball.
Thomas’ most notable accomplishment is holding Michigan State’s single-game record for free-throws made, with 14 in a game against Purdue in 2011. The guard also led Michigan State in assists per game during all four years of her playing career from 2007-2011.
The MSU hockey team has had a great history in 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?
This week on the episode No. 15 of Octopi Hockeytown, host Austin Goodman discusses the importance of signing the current restricted free agents.
The Red Wings currently have two restricted free agents that have yet to be re-signed, Landon Ferraro and Danny DeKeyser. The only unrestricted free agent left to re-sign is Daniel Alfredsson. In the first segment, Goodman discusses the importance of each restricted and unrestricted Red Wing free agent.
The boys are back and better than ever in their latest edition of Tiger Talk. Host Tony Garcia is joined by cohost Richie Cozzolino and guest Anthony Serafino as the three baseball nuts discuss everything the last month that is Tigers.
By acquiring David Price and Joakim Soria, the Tigers made the biggest splash at the deadline, but did they make the right move?
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To open up conference play, the Spartans will play the Badgers who have had their way with Michigan State. Wisconsin is 25-4-2 overall and 6-1-0 in their last seven meetings against Michigan State. Read More…
Football has officially arrived. The first preseason practice took place Saturday and today was the MSU Football Media Day. Fino and Spartan Red Zone host and reporter Dan Tyler and Bradley Allen were in attendance. Dan Tyler joins the show to offer his perspective on the Spartans during Media Day.
With the massive news Thursday that David Price was coming to Detroit, the panel finally gets a chance to discuss the move for the Tigers. The panel welcomes Tiger Talk host, Tony Garcia, to gain his perspective on the move and the future of the Tigers.
The 14th episode of Octopi Hockeytown is here.
Host Austin Goodman is back. But this time, he is explaining a brand new plan created by the Ilitch family.
The Detroit Red Wings are looking to create more than just a new home for their team. Christopher Ilitch and his father, Mike Ilitch, are trying to create a brand new schema in the city of Detroit which will include a new world-class arena, neighborhoods, shops, jobs, internships and much, much more. Read More…
On Wednesday, July 30 the Detroit Lions practiced away from their usual Allen Park practice facilities at Wayne State’s own Adams Field.
The Lions went through a routine practice showcasing position drills, individual drills, seven-on-sevens and situational scrimmages. This public practice allowed me to walk away with a few different impressions and topics of discussion heading into the Lions’ first preseason game August 9 against the Cleveland Browns. Read More…
Zac Swierad and Brett Kast are back for an all-new, jam-packed Warning Track.
The guys dissect a recent interview with Spartan men’s baseball head coach Jake Boss and debate the popular question: What happened to Justin Alleman? Read More…
Name: Ryan Sproul
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Detroit waited until 3:51 EST to make it official before the 4 p.m. trade deadline on July 31. The Tigers traded left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly and outfielder Austin Jackson as a part of the three-team deal with the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners that sent Smyly to Tampa and Jackson to Seattle. Read More…
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.
Taking the No. 10 spot to start is recent MSU graduate Klarissa Bell, a 5-foot-11 guard from East Lansing. With East Lansing as her hometown, it seemed only right that she attended Michigan State and made a name for herself in the Spartan history books.
Following a breakout season, Tomas Tatar, 23, signed a three-year, $8.25 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Tatar, a native of Ilava, Slovakia, was drafted in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted at No. 60 overall, Tatar spent his first three years playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League. Read More…
A young Spartan women’s soccer team finished the 2013 season with a record of 9-8-2, but this season a more experienced and eager team is ready for the challenge that lies ahead of them, especially in Big Ten play.
“It’s going to be a great challenge, and I think with 14 teams now, competing not only for the Big Ten title, but eight slots in the (Big Ten) tournament, I think the ratio there might be the most difficult challenge in women’s college soccer,” head coach Tom Saxton said. “I don’t think anybody else faces that kind of set of numbers. It will be incredibly difficult and yet it will also be very rewarding to make it through to the postseason.”
Constant speculation and criticism has been surrounding the Detroit Lions’ top defensive dog, Ndamukong Suh, this offseason. The team, in order to free up cap space and shed some weight off of Suh’s monstrous contract, continues to pursue talks of a contract extension. Most recently the talks between both Suh and the Lions have been “tabled” until the offseason. Read More…