MSU Dodgeball

Spartan Playbook: Grip Throw – Mike Van Ermen

Captain of MSU dodgeball Mike Van Ermen teaches how to become an expert with the grip throw. He displays why curve and movement is the best in the game.

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Spartan Playbook connects sports fans to the most high-profile athletes at Michigan State University. In each episode of Spartan Playbook, the most strategic moves in each sport are explored.

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Secret Society – #8 – 4/9/14

Secret Society is back again for an eighth episode. And this week, Bradley Allen brings MSU dodgeball captains Mike Van Ermen and Colin O’Brien into the studio. Van Ermen and O’Brien share how they got their start in dodgeball and preview the upcoming NCDA Championships this weekend.

Also discussed is the dodgeball world’s love-hate relationship with the 2004 blockbuster movie, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and of course some of Mike, Colin and Bradley’s favorite MSU moments.

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Saginaw Valley Wins Michigan Dodgeball Cup, Spartans Place Third

In a tournament that produced some intense and exciting moments, Saginaw Valley had all the reason to cheer.

Going into the tournament, Saginaw Valley and Grand Valley were viewed as the top contenders for the Cup and this prediction turned out to be true. However, the underdog was able to pull out on top. Although after watching the tournament, one would be confused who the underdogs actually were.

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Dodgeball Team Wins MSU Invitational

Michigan State’s dodgeball team hosted a six-team tournament at I.M. West last Sunday and took home the title with wins over Bowling Green, Ohio State and Siena Heights.  It was a huge win for the Spartans, who had a slow start to the 2013-14 season, coming into the tournament with an 0-5 record.

At their last practice before the tournament, captain Mike Van Ermen told his team this would be the biggest tournament of the year. Read More…

Spartan Dodgeball Gears Up for Tournament

MSU Dodgeball was firing on all cylinders late Thursday night at I.M. Circle, in their last practice before hosting a six team tournament this weekend.

The Spartans, who lost to Grand Valley in the National Championship last season, are looking to get back to the top of their game.  After three tough outings early this season, the Spartans are winless. But hope to get back to championship caliber play they are accustomed to.

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