Louis is in Tennessee this week, so filling in for him to talk some Lions football is Lions Den beat writer Chris Boggus.
This week, Michael and Chris discuss the signing of Rashean Mathis, the Lions’ kicker situation and of course, the drama of the Ndamukong Suh situation.
The Red Wings made the playoffs!
Yes, that statement seems very overused considering that since the birth of host Austin Goodman in June of 1994 he has not seen the team miss the playoffs. The Wings have extended their consecutive playoff appearances to 23 seasons.
After a seven-game winning streak was snapped with a loss to No. 19 Davenport, No. 8 Michigan State will try to regroup as they take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday.
Minnesota (8-4, 4-1) plays in the Upper Midwest Lacrosse Conference, where they are currently in second place. They have won six of their last seven games, with the only loss coming to Minnesota-Duluth, whom MSU beat 9-5 earlier this season.
Michigan State continues their crusade to reach the NCAA rankings this weekend at the two-day Clemson Invitational at Lake Hartwell, S.C. The Spartans have been just shy of the national polls for several weeks in a row, receiving eleven votes at the last polling period, and will need a strong performance this weekend if they hope to convince the voters that they deserve a spot in the NCAA Tourney.
On Friday night, the Detroit Red Wings open their first round series against the NHL’s best team, the Boston Bruins. The Bruins accumulated 117 points during the season, enough to win the Presidents’ Trophy as the league’s best regular season squad.
With that being said, Detroit should have their hands full in the first round. However, as a seven seed in the Western Conference playoffs last year, the Red Wings beat the two-seeded Anaheim Ducks, and let a 3-1 series lead over one seed and eventual Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, slip away.
Michigan State track and field is at it again this weekend, sporting meets in Ohio and New Jersey.
The Jesse Owens Track Classic at Ohio State University is known to be a highly competitive meet, and is one that MSU attends on a yearly basis.
On the second episode of Coxswain, host Nathaniel Gaynor fittingly recaps the MSU women’s rowing double dual in Belleville, Mich.
Men’s crew club picked up a race on April 5 at the Cincinnati Regatta after their home race, the Lansing State Cup, was cancelled. They finally begin their originally scheduled season in Spring Lake, Mich. and Nathaniel has the recap of the event.
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, and Spartan baseball is bringing the heat. After a weekend series win over Purdue, Brett and Zac give a recap of the past games and preview the upcoming contests.
Who has been struggling? Who has been hot? Who is moving around in the lineup?
Cameron Billes and Colin Jackson bring you the eighth episode of Horsepower. Listen for a discussion on who the Pistons could hire as their next head coach, how tanking could come to an end and a whole lot more.
The Detroit Lions re-signed veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis on Monday. Last year, Mathis led the Lions’ secondary not only in age, but also stats.
With Mathis coming back to the roster, and the Lions’ recent signing of former Indianapolis Colts corner Cassius Vaughn, the total number of defensive backs on the roster rises to seven. The Lions’ secondary is also equipped with two underrated safeties in former Ravens Super Bowl champion James Ihedigbo and Detroit’s returning safety Glover Quin. Behind Quin and Ihedigbo is reliable veteran Don Carey and recent signing Isa Abdul-Quddus.
Gary Harris has decided to leave MSU and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, but was it the right decision? The Pact opens with a discussion and debate on the departure of Spartan basketball’s superstar.
The NHL playoffs are set to begin, and the Detroit Red Wings are preparing to faceoff against the President Trophy Winners, Boston Bruins. Can Detroit put the pieces together just in time to beat the NHL’s best regular season team? Austin and Fino say yes, but Lou is not so sure.
Michigan State’s track and field team concluded their split weekend at the Tennessee Relays and the Don Kleinow Invite at Siena Heights University with progress on their minds.
Starting off the competition on Friday at the Tennessee Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., redshirt freshman Vinny Gjokaj earned his first collegiate win in the discus with a PR of 53.46m.
An anonymous source reports that three-time NBA Champion Joe Dumars is no longer the President of the Detroit Pistons.
This news comes as no surprise to many Pistons fans due to the fact that Dumars has missed the playoffs once again. Dumars will likely take on an advising role with the franchise.
It was a cloudy Sunday as Michigan State faced off against the University of Michigan. Although the Spartans avoided a predicted rainstorm, they did not miss the downpour the Wolverines’ offense brought to the plate in the final inning.
In the series finale, No. 5 Michigan exploded in the final inning for ten runs after a close low scoring game to clinch the series sweep over the Spartans.
The Michigan State men’s tennis team lost their last away game of the season 5-2 to Minnesota, bringing their road record to 1-11.
The Spartans (9-13, 3-6) split their weekend series against Minnesota and Wisconsin. Michigan State will close the regular season portion of their schedule this upcoming weekend.
Michigan State women’s rowing had an uneven Saturday in Belleville, Mich., splitting its double dual race and falling to No. 15 Wisconsin in the morning, but beating the Minnesota Gophers in the afternoon.
In winning the two novice eight events against Wisconsin, the Spartans started out the day strong. The novice eight won their event by nearly a full length. The second novice eight had a tighter race against the Badgers, but ended up winning by a half length and posting the best time of the day.