In the last four seasons, the Spartans have gone 4-0-0 against the Boilermakers and have outscored Purdue 10-2.
Since 2000, the Spartans are 13-0-1 against the Broncos and are looking to maintain that streak in 2014.
In front of a crowd of 2,014 at DeMartin Stadium on the campus of Michigan State University, Lansing United tied Detroit City F.C., 2-2, to clinch a spot in the Great Lakes playoffs.
Through the first 19 minutes of the first half, both teams went back and forth, opening up a few scoring chances, but neither could convert.
In the 20th minute, United forward, Brian Cunningham, changed the game when he went on the counter up the right-hand side of the field and hit a low-driving cross towards the Detroit six-yard box, which found the head of United forward, Matt Brown, who flicked it on to the back post and scored.
In front of a record breaking crowd of 1,166 fans at Archer Stadium, United moved one step closer to clinching a playoff berth in the Great Lakes Conference.
The Indiana Fire possessed the ball in the early minutes of the first half, which gave them an early scoring opportunity off a free kick. Fire midfielder Thomas Schmitt converted the free kick in the seventh minute.
Seven months have passed since the Michigan State men’s soccer team played their last soccer game against defending national champs, Notre Dame, in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
The Spartans are looking to get back to the Elite Eight this season, but first they will have to make it through the new Big Ten and a few tough non-conference opponents early in the season.
At Michigan State, the student sections for football, men’s basketball and hockey are filled to the brim with die-hard fans.
Over the past two years, a new student section has grown and can be heard banging a drum and chanting from the Sparty statue all the way to DeMartin Stadium.
Lansing United is officially a reality.
The City of Lansing now has its first amateur soccer team in city history. Former local WILX sports anchor and first-time owner, Jeremy Sampson, envisioned the idea of a local amateur soccer team three years ago, and has been building upon his vision ever since.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – On Sunday, the Spartans will take the pitch against a Georgetown University team who is looking to get back to the Men’s College Cup final, after losing to Indiana University in 2012.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – All season long, head coach Damon Rensing has emphasized unity and the toughness of his 27 players, and the Spartans showed that on Sunday against the University of Louisville.
On a cold day with high winds, and a field that players could hardly get a good footing on, the Spartans found themselves locked in a tight game with the Cardinals.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State Spartans and Louisville Cardinals will meet on the pitch at DeMartin Stadium, Sunday, for the second round of the NCAA tournament.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – As the clock struck noon on Monday, 27 men’s soccer players and their head coach eagerly waited to see where their 12-5-3 record would place them in the NCAA tournament.
It took nine minutes for the Spartans to get that answer, but that eagerness quickly turned into cheers as they saw that they earned an 11 seed.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – It wouldn’t be a rivalry game between Michigan and Michigan State without drama, and there was plenty of drama on the pitch Saturday.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The last five games for the Michigan State men’s soccer team have been anything but easy, and their final game of the regular season will not be any different against their rivals from Ann Arbor.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State men’s soccer team played dead-even with the No. 1 team in the nation Tuesday for all but one minute.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Spartans welcomed last season’s NCAA national runners-up, No. 9 Penn State, to DeMartin Stadium on Friday afternoon.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – No. 14 Michigan State lost their first Big Ten contest of the season and witnessed their regular season Big Ten Championship hopes become increasingly more difficult, with a 2-1 double-overtime loss to No. 17 Penn State Sunday afternoon.
The Spartans (8-2-2 overall, 1-1-1 Big Ten) dropped only their second game of the season and their eight-game unbeaten streak was snapped by the visiting Nittany Lions (9-3-1, 4-0-0).
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.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Women’s soccer scored their fastest goal of the season Friday, after the men’s team broke the same record on Wednesday afternoon.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – In the Spartans’ Big Ten home opener, the men’s soccer team tied Ohio State 1-1, at DeMartin Stadium Sunday afternoon. Read More…
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Spartans lost for only the second time this season – to the No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers September 30, 2-0.
“I thought it was a good college soccer game against a nationally-ranked team,” said head coach Tom Saxton. “We knew Wisconsin would be a very good side and I thought we played end-to-end with them. It comes down to plays in the box as it always does in our sport, and they made them and we didn’t.” Read More…