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College Baseball Top 25 Released

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and sub-freezing temperatures?  It does not have the same ring to it, but fans of the Michigan State baseball team are getting closer to experiencing warmer temperatures and watching their Spartans play ball.

As we enter the spring semester, there are a few storylines that have sprung up here in late January. The first one being that the Spartans have begun team practices as confirmed here by head coach Jake Boss’s Twitter account: Read More…

Corner Kick – Third Spartan Drafted, Second Heading to Canada

With the 58th pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, the Vancouver Whitecaps selected former Michigan State forward, Adam Montague.
On this episode of Corner Kick, Montague joins host, Brooks Laimbeer, and Red Cedar Rowdie, Luke Ferris, to discuss being drafted by the Whitecaps and what he needs to do to prepare for the MLS.

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Behind the Mask – 1/28/15

Its Rivalry Week! Michigan vs. Michigan State is just around the corner and Jason and Brian are anxious to get you all up to date on what will likely be a thrilling series between the Spartans and their much-hated rivals from Ann Arbor.

In addition our hosts break down last weekend’s thrilling series sweep against Ohio State. All that and more on Behind the Mask. Read More…

MSU Men’s Soccer Season Recap

A few weeks removed from the end of the men’s soccer season, it is only natural that a little nostalgia creeps through the cracks of the shut door. For the Spartans, it was a very successful season, reaching their second Elite Eight in two years, although they were undoubtedly crushed not to progress further in the College Cup. Throughout the season, they endured many evenly-contested games and individual players received the accolades that they deserved, on the field and off.

Now, let’s attempt to relive the season briefly. 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…

Men’s Tennis with Big Win in Athens

For its third year, Michigan State men’s tennis traveled to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association tournament and the team did not disappoint.

There were 60 teams nationally broken up into 15 regions and the Spartans played in Athens, Georgia in a four-team regional. Michigan State had a tough first-round task against host team Georgia, who are ranked No. 8 nationally with highly-ranked doubles and singles players. Read More…

Women’s Basketball Buries the Badgers

The Spartans returned home on Girl Scout Day to face Wisconsin after their 85-56 loss against Maryland.

Starting for the Spartans were Tori Jankoska, Cara Miller, Aerial Powers, Anna Morrissey and Becca Mills.

Mills opened the afternoon with an old-fashioned three-point play. She got fouled on the low block and then nailed her free throw.

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The Last Three Periods, a Sweep

It was not glamorous, it was not easy, but with an emotional 2-0 shutout Saturday night, the Spartans were able to accomplish something that has eluded their grasp for more than a calendar year, a sweep.

“It never comes easy, but it was nice to get a second win at home and finally complete the six periods,” head coach Tom Anastos said. Read More…

The First Three Periods, a Success

If the Spartans looked at Friday night’s contest against the Buckeyes as the start of a six-period game, the first three periods were a dominant success.

Four different Spartans registered goals and Jake Hildebrand registered 33 saves in a much-needed 4-1 win in front of a capacity crowd at Munn Ice Arena. Read More…

Spartan Swimmers Fall to Buckeyes

MSU swimmers and divers fell to Big Ten powerhouse Ohio State in East Lansing on Friday night.

The Spartan men and women lost to OSU by 93 and 55 points respectively. Despite facing a high-ranking team and losing most of the night’s events, the Spartans swam some of their fastest times and tried to match the Buckeyes’ high energy. Read More…

Here They Are, ‘Hockey City Classic’ Sweaters Revealed

In front of a packed house at Munn last night, the Spartans unveiled their sweater for the Coyote Hockey City Classic against Michigan at Soldier Field.

“They’re sick,” head coach Tom Anastos said after Friday night’s game. “I think they’re sweet. I like them. It was really a play off of what football and then basketball did with that pro combat look. We’ve been putting that in the hopper for some time.” Read More…

Corner Kick – Jay Chapman

After signing a homegrown contract with Toronto FC, Jay Chapman starts training with the first team this Saturday.

Brooks Laimbeer, host of Corner Kick, discusses with Chapman what it was like to be at the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and to watch his teammate, Fatai Alashe, get drafted No. 4 overall.

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Weekend Hockey Preview: Ohio State

Big Ten hockey returns to East Lansing with a crucial series between the Michigan State Spartans and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

With Ohio State and Michigan State grappling for that third place spot, this series could have major implications on the Big Ten race, currently dominated by Penn State and Michigan. Read More…

Octopi Hockeytown – Jan. 22

Just in time for the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend, Octopi Hockeytown is back!

Hosts Zach Fanko and Brian Bobal discuss where the Red Wings stand going into the All-Star weekend and what is in store for the second half of the season. Read More…

Behind the Mask – 1/22/15

Behind the Mask is back with more in-depth analysis and recaps with hosts Jason Ruff and Brian Bobal. On this edition our hosts recap both MSU men and women’s weekends on the ice.

We go around the boards to check in on the Big Ten race that is heating up and also preview Michigan State’s critical series against Ohio State.

Also on the show we tackle the million dollar question surrounding MSU hockey… Where do they go from here? Both this season and beyond. ​ Read More…

Spartans Look to Figure it Out Against Nittany Lions

After a frustrating and deflating loss in College Park, Maryland last Saturday, the Spartans returned with their tails between their legs. Tonight, they have an opportunity to erase the nightmare of the Terrapins with a game against Penn State at the Breslin Center.

The Nittany Lions (12-6, 0-5) have fallen on hard times since conference play started. They are dead last in the Big Ten following a home overtime loss to Purdue on Saturday. However, Penn State does have one thing going for them: DJ Newbill. He leads the Big Ten in scoring at 21.7 points per game. However, he is the only Nittany Lion that averages double-figure scoring. Read More…

Montague Joins Alashe and Chapman in MLS

Adam Montague became the latest Spartan to join the increasingly prestigious MLS on Tuesday. It had been unclear whether Montague would be drafted, but the Vancouver Whitecaps vanquished any doubts when they chose the Michigan State graduate with the 58th pick of the MLS Superdraft.

The pick was acquired via a trade with D.C. United in which Vancouver sent 24 year-old Long Tan to the Capital City for a third-round pick. Read More…

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