Host of The Pact, Anthony Serafino, goes off on another rant about this week’s hottest sports news.
In their first real road test, the Michigan State Spartans defeated the University of Illinois, 78-62, Saturday night in Champaign, Ill.
MSU came out slow, but had a consistent attack led by Gary Harris, who scored 23 points and collected five rebounds while dishing out four assists. Harris was one of three Spartans in double figures.
The Michigan State wrestling team came into Jenison Field House after almost a month-long rest looking to put a 41-0 shutout by Iowa behind them. The Spartans came into the meet versus the No.2 Minnesota Golden Gophers, hoping for a different result this time. Unfortunately, the Gophers had a different idea.
It was a rough weekend for Michigan State swimming and diving as the women’s team lost a close meet to Bowling Green Friday night in East Lansing 150-144, and both teams dropped the tri-meet at Eastern Michigan with Buffalo Saturday.
The MSU gymnastics team will be facing off against the Pittsburgh Panthers this weekend.
The Spartans broke into the Top 25 rankings according to GymInfo this Monday, securing the 25th spot.
Former Michigan State men’s soccer defender Kevin Cope was selected 25th overall by the Philadelphia Union in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday. Today, Kevin joins Corner Kick reporter, Brooks Laimbeer, in an exclusive post-draft audio interview. Former Spartan standout and current member of the MLS’ Portland Timbers, Rauwshan McKenzie, as well as Michigan State men’s soccer assistant coach Ben Pirmann join in on the post-draft conversations.
With only 3 more NFL games left in this impossibly unpredictable season, Dan Krier & Ryan Smith dig in to prognosticate the outcomes of this Sunday’s AFC and NFC Conference Championships games.
Will New England and Tom Brady be able to cover the 5.5-point spread against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos? Is this Seattle’s year to shine or will Colin Kaepernick lead the 3.5-point underdog 49ers back to a second-consecutive Super Bowl?
As Big Ten hockey starts to heat up, one cannot help but think of the conference’s similarities to the Original Six teams that started the National Hockey League. Both started with six teams, both were upstarts at their inception, and like the NHL, the Big Ten hockey conference has potential to expand and flourish. Don’t think that the similarities stop there, the college teams themselves have stark similarities to their Original Six counterparts. Here are my picks for the Big Ten hockey teams’ Original Six counterparts. Read More…
The No. 4 Michigan State Spartans (16-1, 4-0) are on the road once again headed to Champaign, Ill. to take on the Fighting Illini (13-5, 2-3) at the State Farm Center this Saturday.
Michigan State goes into the game winning their past nine games and being undefeated on the road.
On what may be one of the more critical weekends of this Big Ten hockey season, Michigan State (6-10-3) will host Penn State (4-12-1) for two matchups on Friday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 18 at Munn Ice Arena. The Spartans are coming off of a disappointing weekend in Columbus, Ohio. They went 0-1-1 against the Ohio State Buckeyes, gaining only two points out of a possible six. Read More…
Exhale, Detroit. Max Scherzer is staying. For now.
On Friday, Detroit agreed to contracts with five big-name Tigers, all one-year deals: Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello, Austin Jackson, Al Alburquerque and Andy Dirks.
Michigan State only needed 40 minutes to defeat the Northwestern University Wildcats Wednesday night by a tally of 54-40 and remain undefeated atop the Big Ten standings.
As they have for most of the year, the Spartans came out slow and only led Northwestern 26-22 heading into halftime. MSU shot 1-11 from three point range in the first half. They ended the game 2-16 from behind the arc.
Though neither team had scored by the end of the second period Thursday night, the Madison Square Garden matchup never seemed dry. Henrik Lundqvist of New York and Jimmy Howard of Detroit both put up great numbers and showcased some of their best work all season.
Jimmy Howard had a 3.93 GAA and an .864 save percentage in the month of December, posting zero notches in the win column and receiving two regulation losses and one overtime loss in three games. After his numbers continued to increase, Howard found himself on the bench for more than just poor play. The starting goaltender suffered a sprained MCL in mid-December, sidelining him until right before the Winter Classic.
Tuesday night, the Detroit Pistons traveled to “The Big Apple” to face off against the New York Knicks. The Pistons entered the game with a four-game losing streak.
The game was relatively competitive, up until the third quarter when the Knicks outscored Detroit 32-17.
Minnesota and Ohio State challenged Spartan basketball this past week, and Andrew Hayes discusses the hottest topics from each matchup.
The Detroit Lions’ head coaching search has finally come to an end.
After touching down on a San Diego tarmac just to find out that Ken Whisenhunt would choose the Titans over the Lions, Detroit acted swiftly in hiring its second choice, Jim Caldwell.
The Spartan women’s basketball team traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday to play their in-state rival, the University of Michigan Wolverines, in the teams’ only matchup of the season.
The Spartans beat the Wolverines, 79-72 and now start their Big Ten schedule 3-0 for the third time in the last four years.
The Pact is Back!
Fino and the team have revamped the format of Impact Sports’ hard-hitting, flagship show. MSU basketball is taking center stage, as Fino debates with Lou and Faith. In the second half of the show, Fino moderates as Austin and Harry talk about the new playoff format for NCAA football.