Michigan Wolverines

Jason’s Journal: Disappointing

The Spartans just did not show up to play on Saturday. That is just the way it was. Whether it was the weeklong interval between games, the bus ride down to Chicago or the 100 minute delay, Michigan State came out flat against their archrival on a big stage with three very important points on the line.

What irks me about this game is not so much the fact that it was a loss, but more of how the Spartans played. The fact that Michigan State came out flat and cracked when the Wolverines applied pressure in the second period is disappointing to say the least, especially when they had a full week to get mentally prepared for the UM onslaught. Read More…

The Pact – 2/9/15

Michigan State men’s hockey lost 4-1 against the University of Michigan in the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field in Chicago. MSU Impact Sports hockey reporter, Brian Bobal, joins the panel to discuss the atmosphere as well as recap the game.

Mr. Soccer in the state of Michigan and a 2015 MSU men’s soccer recruit, DeJuan Jones, calls in to discuss how he was recruited by MSU and what he hopes to bring to the team next fall.

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Spartans Blown Away in the Windy City

The ice conditions were not perfect, which caused the opening faceoff to be delayed for a total of one hour and 40 minutes. Once the puck dropped, the Wolverines made the adjustments the Spartans did not.

After Michigan State derailed Michigan’s winning streak last week, the Wolverines found their mojo Saturday night under the stars at Soldier Field in Chicago. Backed by 31 saves from Zach Nagelvoort and four goals from four different players, No. 14 Michigan cruised to a 4-1 win over Michigan State. Read More…

Men’s Swim and Dive Defeated on Senior Day

The Spartan men were crushed by the No. 5 University of Michigan men’s swim and dive team Saturday.

On Senior Day, MSU fell to the Wolverines 178-106. Michigan walked away with three new pool records in the 200 medley relay, the 200 butterfly and the 400 freestyle relay. Read More…

Spartans Ready for Outdoor Clash Against Michigan

After a day of practice at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Spartans are ready to take the ice against Michigan in the Hockey City Classic Saturday night. It has been a week of preparation and anxiety for the Spartans, who are 1-1-1 lifetime outdoors against Michigan. It will also be the first time these schools have met in an out-of-state game since 1968. Read More…

Spartans Fight Hard but Fall Short to Michigan

The Spartans returned back home for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, after their loss on the road against Ohio State, 76-62. The starting lineup for the Spartans was Tori Jankoska, Aerial Powers, Lexi Gussert, Becca Mills and Anna Morrissey.

The women started the night out strong with a three-pointer from Gussert. It did not stop there. Read More…

Behind the Mask – 2/4/15

The Cold War turns hot once again as the Spartans and the Wolverines get ready to face off at Soldier Field in Chicago with three very important points on the line.

Spartan hockey broadcaster, Scott Moore, guest stars with hosts Jason Ruff and Brian Bobal in this latest edition of Behind the Mask. Read More…

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…

Wolverines Defeats Spartans on Senior Night

On a night celebrating the accomplishments of the six seniors on the MSU womens hockey team, the Spartans suffered a heart wrenching loss to the Michigan Wolverines by a score of 4-3.

“We created a lot of opportunities and that’s great,” head coach Jeff Wilson said after the game. “We didn’t capitalize on all of them, but the fact that we created them means we’re working hard and doing a lot of good things.” Read More…

Wolverine Wrestlers Triumph at Jenison

When the Spartans square off against the Wolverines, there will always be some fireworks to watch for. Unfortunately for Tom Minkel’s wrestlers, they were on the losing end of the meet against Michigan on Sunday.

The Spartans fell by a final score of 28-9, with the Wolverines winning the lower weight classes handily. Read More…

Spartans Fall to Wolverines in Front of Record-Breaking DeMartin Crowd

A back and forth Mitten Derby between the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines, in front of a record-breaking crowd of 3,003 at DeMartin Stadium, saw five goals in 90 minutes on Sunday.

The Wolverines got off to a quick start within the first minute when junior midfielder, William Mellors-Blair, got in behind the Spartan defense on a through ball and ripped a shot at junior goalkeeper, Zach Bennett, which Bennett easily saved. Read More…

Men’s Soccer Looks to Defeat In-State Rival

Sunday at 2 p.m,  the Michigan State men’s soccer team will attempt to replicate the success of their acquaintances playing American football. The Spartans and Michigan Wolverines will be battling again for the Big Bear Trophy, which currently resides in East Lansing.

In years past, Michigan State has had immense success at home, winning the last five contests at DeMartin Stadium against their in-state rivals. Michigan comes in at 5-7-3 (2-2-2 in the Big Ten) while MSU boasts a 9-3-4 (3-1-2) record that has kept them in the top 25. Given the teams’ records this season, one would expect the streak to continue. Read More…

Walk the Line 2014: NCAA Wk 9 & NFL Wk 8 – 10/24/14

So some football team with a losing record from Ann Arbor is coming to East Lansing as 16.5-point underdogs on Saturday. That in itself is humiliating, but a cover by the Michigan State Spartans would be even better. Rivalry week is here at MSU, so Dan Krier & Brooks Laimbeer break down the big game on this week’s Walk the Line.

There are some other great NCAA and NFL matchups to talk about, but the Spartans vs. the Wolverines is all we students here at MSU really care about. Go Green!

This is where the real season begins! Our delectable menu on this week’s show… Read More…

Kurtis Drummond: “What We Did Last Year Means Nothing This Year”

It is clear that the change in trend of Michigan State’s rivalry with Michigan has not changed MSU’s attitude about the game.

Kurtis Drummond was one of five MSU players who joined Mark Dantonio in his weekly press conference on Tuesday.  Drummond alongside fellow seniors Travis Jackson and Jeremy Langford answered questions after Mark Dantonio’s laughter filled Q&A. Read More…

Dantonio Takes More “Diplomatic” Approach While Discussing Michigan Rivalry

The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry has always been a heated one on the football field, but when Mark Dantonio took over as head coach of the Spartans in 2007, the teams were headed in different directions.

Michigan State was annually competing to simply make a bowl game while the Wolverines were focused on winning Big Ten titles and beyond. Read More…

Opinion: An MSU Football Fan’s Reason to Worry

It’s finally here – Michigan Week.

Every season, there is one game labeled on the calendars for the Michigan State football team and its fans as a ‘must-win’ when the Spartans face in-state rival, University of Michigan.  This year, the game seems to be losing its luster because of the collapse of the Michigan football program. It is the ultimate role reversal.

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After Tough Weekend, Volleyball Regroups for Bitter Rival Tonight

One of the more meaningful games of the Spartan volleyball season begins tonight.

Michigan State (8-5, 1-1) attempts to improve their all-time, rivalry win record against the University of Michigan (5-7, 0-2) at Crisler Arena tonight. Spartan volleyball leads Michigan 50-38-1 all-time. Read More…

Last-Minute Goal Puts Wolverines Past Spartans

In front of a sellout crowd in Ann Arbor, Mich., Michigan State and the University of Michigan battled for 90 minutes for bragging rights in the state of Michigan.

The Wolverines had their chances early in the game inside the Spartans’ 18-yard-box, but could not convert as the Michigan State defense stood tall and blocked their shots.

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Spartan Red Zone – #12 – 3/17/14

Host Dan Tyler welcomes new co-host Andre Sims Jr. to the show. Sims Jr, a receiver and punt returner for the Spartans, discusses what it was like being a part of Spartan football history this past season.

Michigan State’s recent Pro Day is also discussed and so is the effect it had on the players entering the upcoming draft.

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