Seven years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Guatemala City, Guatemala in an effort to win the bid of hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. His proposal of $12 billion dwarfed that of finalists, South Korea and Austria. It was his attempt to show the world a new Russia and that these games were to be the platform of the economic and geopolitical revival of his country.
This week on The Pact, the panel shifts their attention away from men’s basketball and on to the women’s basketball squad. Fino, Faith and Harry dissect the Spartans’ season thus far and look ahead to the team’s next few games against Wisconsin and Minnesota.
In the second portion of the show, Fino moderates as Lou and Austin analyze the USA men’s hockey team and their chances in the Olympic tournament. The three panelists debate styles of play and give predictions on how the tournament will shake out.
Hot off National Signing Day, The Pact jumps right into the Michigan State football recruiting pool.
Fino, Austin and Lou speak with Sean Scherer of 247Sports.com about MSU’s 2014 recruiting class, highlighted by the Malik McDowell situation. Scherer shares his thoughts on where the 5-star recruit will end up. Incoming defensive end, Enoch Smith Jr., calls in to the show and says his first hello to Spartan Nation.
Superbowl Sunday was a shock to most sports fans, including The Pact. But one panelist made the right call, picking Seattle. Harry Jadun gets a chance to gloat on this edition of The Pact.
The show kicks off with Faith and Lou talking MSU basketball’s disappointing loss to Georgetown at Madison Square Gardens. Fino moderates as the two panelists debate what the team’s biggest issue is.
Spartan basketball endured a devastating, 75-80, loss Saturday to their forever rival, the University of Michigan.
This week on The Pact, Lou and Faith debate the reasons for the loss and whether or not it will make a large impact on the team. Should the Spartans be seriously worried about the Iowa Hawkeyes? Fino moderates and has predictions of his own. Read More…
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a chance to have the 49ers rise above the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship. After overcoming a 10-point deficit, Seattle attempted to hold off the 49ers until the last few minutes of the game. The 49ers made a drive for a winning touchdown until Kaepernick’s final pass.
2013 has been a whirlwind of a year for Impact Sports. As one of the many firsts this year, fall marked the inaugural semester of The Pact – the only sportstalk show on FM-radio in the mid-Michigan area.
Hosted by Anthony “Fino” Serafino, the show has booked high profile guests from Lupe Izzo, to former MSU and NFL running back Todd “TJ” Duckett.
This week on the Pact, panelist and producer Lou DiVizio gives a look back on some of the most memorable interviews from 2013.
The phrase describes a lot about MSU graduates, especially their efforts at this time of year. Join Harry and Faith for this holiday edition of The Pact, focusing on MSU athletes giving back to their community.
Big Ten Coach of the Year, National Assistant Coach of the Year and the Jim Thorpe Award.
With these awards, MSU Football is cleaning up at the individual level, and The Pact talks with Lisa Curry, mother of award-winner Darqueze Dennard, about her son’s success.
Darqueze’s Mom (Lisa Curry) on the Thorpe award. Did you know that at one point in time, Darqueze Dennard did not have one scholarship offer his senior year of high school? Now, he is the winner of the Jim Thorpe award. And Lisa Curry, mother of Darqueze, fills The Pact in on the inside scoop leading up to the award ceremony. Read More…
Can you smell the roses?
The Pact can, and they bring you their opinions on MSU’s Big Ten win. Tune in for an exclusive interview with Becky Dantonio, wife of Big Ten Coach of the Year, Mark Dantonio, as she shares her opinions on Coach D’s dance moves.
Men’s soccer is Elite Eight bound, as head coach Damon Rensing joins the show and talks about what his team’s accomplishments this season. The Spartans will travel to Notre Dame Saturday to face the Fighting Irish for the second time this year.
The Detroit Tigers traded Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers Wednesday in a blockbuster move that landed Detroit star second baseman, Ian Kinsler.
Play-by-play voice of the Tigers, Dan Dickerson, calls in to comment on the trade, shares his wisdom on the 2014 lineup, and gives his impressions of Brad Ausmus as the new Detroit manager.
It is a monumental time for MSU Sports.
MSU Football clinched the Big Ten Title for the second time in three years, basketball is the No. 1 team in the nation, and men’s soccer is in the midst of an NCAA Tournament.
Tonight on The Pact, men’s soccer’s Ryan Keener joins the panel to discuss a NCAA tournament run, some thoughts on his team’s double-overtime victory over Louisville on Sunday and his recent injury. Read More…
MSU Football clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Legends Division title on Saturday against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Quarterback Connor Cook and the Spartans finally defeated Nebraska, for their first win ever in the Boneyard. The panel discusses the big win, MSU’s Big Ten title hopes, and the team’s strengths and weaknesses.
MSU women’s field hockey took home the Big Ten Championship Sunday and claimed a position in the NCAA Tournament.
Junior forward Allie Ahern visits the show and discusses her team’s success to this point and previews the NCAA tournament, which the Spartans begin Wednesday, in East Lansing.
Lupe Izzo, wife of MSU Head Basketball Coach Tom Izzo, gives her opinion of this year’s Spartan Squad, provides her insight on the Spartan head coach, and shares some personal stories from her years in the MSU family.
Saturday marked one of the most historic football games in MSU history.
Former MSU running back Larry Caper joins the panel to discuss the Spartans’ blowout win over the Michigan Wolverines. What are Larry’s experiences with rivalry? What are his thoughts on Connor Cook as quarterback?
Fino and the panel invite MSU hockey forward Brent Darnell to discuss MSU’s young hockey season, Detroit Lions Football, and the upcoming U of M and MSU Football game.
Will the winner of the MSU game this weekend win the legends division? What is Brent’s favorite move on skates? Read More…