Spartans Looking to Bounce Back After Tough Weekend Series

The Spartans kicked off their season last weekend against Massachusetts and came up short in both games. Friday’s contest ended in a 3-1 loss, followed by a 5-2 loss on Saturday.

Head coach Tom Anastos said the team played much better on Saturday, but special teams did not have a good showing. The Spartans lacked discipline and that resulted in four power play goals by Massachusetts.

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Xavier Ouellet Sent to Grand Rapids

Xavier Ouellet has officially played in the NHL and looks as though he needs to be developed a bit more, before he can wear his wing-wheeled sweater again.

Ouellet, a 6-foot-1 native of Bayonne, France,  weights in at 190 pounds and has the left-handed curve that is naturally brought into the Red Wings farm system. Ouellet has recorded three 40-point seasons, including recording 60 points in 63 games in his 2011-12 junior hockey season.

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Week in Review: Pistons Drop Three In-A-Row in Preseason Action

The Detroit Pistons played three preseason games this week, all on the road. They haven’t had much success thus far, but don’t panic. Put down the “Fire Dumars” signs (for now) and remember that it is only preseason. A 2-4 record doesn’t mean the Pistons are lottery bound. A rash of injuries to the backcourt and spacing problems have contributed to this stumble out of the gate, but that’s what the preseason is for: finding problems and (hopefully) fixing them. Read More…

Lions Fall Short 27-24 to Bengals

A last-second field goal by Cincinnati Bengals’ Mike Nugent sealed the deal for the Bengals, as they stunned the Lions at Ford Field Sunday.

Lions Wide Receiver Calvin “Megatron” Johnson came through with the play of the game, with an incredible catch in triple coverage to tie the game at 24 in the fourth quarter. Johnson also had an impressive 27-yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter, but, in the end, his stand-out performance was not enough for the Lions to come out on top. Read More…

Lady Spartans Ready for War

After much excitement for Midnight Madness, the Spartan women’s basketball team came out eager and ready for the new season. And the ladies put Spartan fans in a good mood.

The night started out with lines of excited fans wrapped around the Breslin Center. Many were eager to see the women’s team, who finished 24-8 last season and earned a tournament berth for their fifth straight season. Read More…

Shocking Izzo Entrance at Midnight Madness

Music, flames, and fans filled the Breslin Center on Friday, as the MSU men’s and women’s basketball teams symbolically kicked off their season with the annual Midnight Madness.

“The atmosphere of Midnight Madness is just really fun. Everyone is really excited for the all players to be introduced,” said Jessica Baarck, an MSU sophomore waiting in line with her friends. “When Izzo and Suzy Merchant talk, it’s just really exciting and everyone always has a good time.” Read More…

Lady Spartans Fall Short to Hoosiers

EAST LANSING, Mich. – On a cold and sunny day at DeMartin Stadium, the Lady Spartans fought valiantly, but fell to the Lady Hoosiers 3-2 in overtime.

It was a tough loss for the Spartans, as Indiana possessed the ball for the majority of the game in the Spartans’ half of the field.

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