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Impact Izzone 2/26/15 Featuring Keenan Wetzel

They’re back! After a long hiatus due mostly to a lazy host (Andrew), Blake and Hayes are back and talking all things Spartan basketball.On this episode, the boys had the privilege to sit down and chat with MSU guard Keenan Wetzel.

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Men’s Tennis Blasts Toledo in Home Opener

Over 100 fans filled the MSU Indoor Tennis facility for the 2015 opener versus the University of Toledo Rockets. And the men did not disappoint fans, as they swept Toledo overall, 7-0.

The men had one change on today’s match. Junior Mac Roy was day-to-day in the week, as he had an 104 degree fever earlier in the week, according to head coach Gene Orlando. Roy was kept out of doubles to save his stamina for the singles match and freshman Jasper Koenen took his place.

The change did not matter, as Koenen and Zade won No. 3 doubles easily, 6-1, to kick off the day. Read More…

New Faces in Spartyland: Basketball Recruiting Update

The 2014-15 campaign may be gloomy, depressing and confusing at times, but fear not fellow Spartans! Recruiting allows us to look ahead to greener pastures with a promising crop of incoming talent on the horizon.

Here’s a report on the top basketball recruits headed, or possibly headed, to East Lansing next year. Read More…

Northwestern Comes to the Breslin

Saying Michigan State is “on a roll” after two double digit wins might be a bit of an exaggeration but the Spartans have a chance for their first three game winning streak in a month as they square off against the Northwestern Wildcats Sunday afternoon in East Lansing.

The Wildcats (10-5, 1-1) split their first two conference games against Rutgers and Wisconsin. Northwestern handled Rutgers in New Jersey for a 51-47 victory but could not compete against the powerhouse Badgers. Read More…

Hayes: Thoughts on Texas Southern Debacle

I had two ideas for columns following the disgusting display of sport that occurred at the Breslin Center Saturday afternoon but I couldn’t decide which one I liked better so this is going to be a two part shindig.

Michigan State must be willing to play inside

This team is built to shoot. I know this, you know this, anybody who has watched a college basketball game before knows this. But that’s not all this team can do. Read More…

Impact Izzone 11/23

This week, hosts Andrew Hayes and Blake Froling analyze the Navy struggle and Duke loss. They preview the Maryland game and talk about other big games around the first week of college basketball.
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FINAL: No. 10 Michigan State 45 Rutgers 3

After a dominating first half, Michigan State held on to win 45-3 against Rutgers in the final home game of the season.

Senior Jeremy Langford went out with a bang, finishing with 126 yards and two touchdowns.  Tony Lippett made plays on both sides of the ball for MSU, finishing with five catches for 72 yards and a touchdown.  Lippett, also played defensive back for MSU, made a tackle and broke up two passes. Read More…

HALFTIME: MSU 16-UMD 7

College Park, Md. – Three Michael Geiger field goals were all that the Spartans could put on the board until late in the second quarter at Maryland.  No. 12 MSU took a 16-7 lead with a Jeremy Langford touchdown run with two minutes to play in the half. Geiger’s field goals were for 22, 34 and 35 yards.

Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown has completed 7 of his 16 passes, including one touchdown to wide receiver Daniel Adams. Read More…

Statistical Breakdown of Men’s Soccer vs. Maryland

It is Big Ten Tournament time for men’s soccer and it is no surprise the games are amplifying in magnitude.

Michigan State will face Maryland on Friday and both teams would love to secure a spot in the Big Ten Championship game, set to be held on Sunday.

Although both teams are expected to make the national tournament, a win could burgeon the stock of either one. Maryland comes in favored with the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten and home-field advantage. However, the defending runner-ups know from prior engagements the strength of the East Lansing side. Read More…

Spartans Dodge Bullet Against No. 19 Nebraska

No. 10 Michigan State had several chances to put this one away early.  They had more chances to put it away late.  After failing to put the nail in the coffin, No. 19 Nebraska nearly stole an upset victory in East Lansing.

With 5:47 to go in the fourth quarter, the Spartans sat comfortably on defense with a 27-9 lead. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a pass and safety Kurtis Drummond jumped in the air to get his hands on it – he had a clear path to the end zone. Read More…

A Hard-Fought Battle Gives MSU Fifth Win

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…

Walk the Line 2014: NCAA Wk 4; NFL Wk 3 – 9/19/14

Time for Michigan State to wreck a couple people. The Spartans head into Saturday as 45.5-point favorites vs. the Eagles of EMU from Ypsilanti. Yes, that’s a lot.

Brooks Laimbeer & Dan Krier discuss this week’s NCAA football top games, wondering if Jameis Winston’s unnecessary public display of deviance will cause FSU to let Clemson stay close. Ryan Smith drops in at the 16min mark to talk NFL Week 3 lines, allowing Dan & Ryan to vent about poor coaching that makes point spreads seem arbitrary. Can someone in charge please act like you deserve it? Thanks! Read More…

Walk the Line: Defending the line w/ Dan Krier – 8/15/14

This podcast is meant to be an enjoyable and educational argument explaining the merits of discussing sports betting lines and point spreads amongst sports fan, as well as in the mainstream sports media.

Bottom line: it makes things more fun, and the harm (here in the year 2014) is minimal. Read More…

2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions – First Round

The NHL’s 82-game season has come to a close, and the Red Wings take the ice for the opening round of the playoffs on Friday.  Lou and Austin already made their picks for the Wings-Bruins series on Monday, but how do they think the rest of the first round will shake-out?  Take a look and see who Austin and Lou pick to win each series in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Walk the Line – #20 – 2/14/14

Time to break down Big Ten basketball, Walk the Line style!

The MSU Spartans men’s basketball team sits atop the conference standings for yet another weekend of games leading up to this Sunday’s home matchup with Nebraska. Will the presence of Payne mean another 15-point spread and a cakewalk victory for Tom Izzo’s crew?

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