Sometime during Saturday’s game, probably during one of those extra long TV timeouts, you might have seen a PSA video on the big screens with a handful of celebrities repeating “It’s On Us.” Then President Obama appeared, a loud booing rang from the student section, and the video was over. You may have thought it was a campaign about environmental change, drunk driving or even the ebola virus. It was not about any of those topics.
Double time for football lines!
Walk the Line kicks into full swing for the 2014 football season with Brooks Laimbeer and Dan Krier talking NCAA football spreads before Ryan Smith steps in to bring the best NFL expertise in the land. Believe it.
Dan and Brooks discuss the epic Michigan State (+12) matchup at Oregon this Saturday where the Spartans have more than a point spread to face heading into the College Football Playoff.
At the 27 minute mark, Ryan Smith stops by to get everyone ready for NFL 2014. Yes, it’s here.
The No. 20 Michigan State women’s field hockey team got off to an undefeated start this past weekend, winning both exhibition games against Central Michigan and Kent State.
Seven different Spartans accounted for the 10 total goals scored on Saturday.
In the opening game, the Spartans faced Central Michigan, a game Michigan State dominated from the first center pass. Goals from Allie Ahern, Abby Barker, Becky Stiles and Kristin Matula, all in the first 10 minutes of play, fueled the Spartans to a 4-1 lead at the half.
Time to bid farewell to the wonderful 2014 FIFA World Cup. Germany reigns supreme after a 1-0 fantastic finish victory over Argentina, capturing the country’s 4th ever world championship.
Dan Krier & Brooks Laimbeer discuss the final game, make personal picks for the All-Tournament Team, and ponder the future of United States soccer regarding potential ways to cultivate more fan interest in the sport that so many people have adored over the last few weeks. Read More…
Although the United States soccer team was unable to defeat Belgium in the Round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the eight remaining teams are about to kick off four of the most intriguing international football matches one could ever imagine.
Dan Krier and Brooks Laimbeer preview the Quarterfinal Round and give their picks on who will survive and who will go home. Does Brazil have what it takes to tackle the upstart Colombian squad? Will Belgium be able to shut down Argentina and Lionel Messi? Read More…
Sweet, then Elite!
Episode 23 of Walk the Line finds Dan Krier & Ryan Smith in the midst of NCAA Tournament heaven. Time to break down the Sweet 16 & Elite 8 matchups, with Thursday and Friday’s spreads on the board waiting to be picked apart, including MSU vs. UVa.
Michigan State announced Thursday that junior forward, Branden Dawson, will be out for four to five weeks with a broken hand.
Dawson will undergo surgery this evening on his right hand after breaking it by slamming it on a table during a film session.
“It’ll be fine,” Dawson said during a press conference Thursday. “I was out with an ACL injury (his freshman) year and I came back from it.” Read More…
In their first real road test, the Michigan State Spartans defeated the University of Illinois, 78-62, Saturday night in Champaign, Ill.
MSU came out slow, but had a consistent attack led by Gary Harris, who scored 23 points and collected five rebounds while dishing out four assists. Harris was one of three Spartans in double figures.
Michigan State only needed 40 minutes to defeat the Northwestern University Wildcats Wednesday night by a tally of 54-40 and remain undefeated atop the Big Ten standings.
As they have for most of the year, the Spartans came out slow and only led Northwestern 26-22 heading into halftime. MSU shot 1-11 from three point range in the first half. They ended the game 2-16 from behind the arc.
Minnesota and Ohio State challenged Spartan basketball this past week, and Andrew Hayes discusses the hottest topics from each matchup.
The Pact is Back!
Fino and the team have revamped the format of Impact Sports’ hard-hitting, flagship show. MSU basketball is taking center stage, as Fino debates with Lou and Faith. In the second half of the show, Fino moderates as Austin and Harry talk about the new playoff format for NCAA football.
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.
2013 has been a year of ups and downs for sports. There has been inspiring highs and devastating lows.
Below, Impact Sports looks at 10 of the biggest sports newsmakers of 2013. These newsmakers changed the human eye of sports this year and had an impact on the future of athletics.
With the 2014 Rose Bowl less than one week away, the Michigan State Spartans are in California gearing up to face the Stanford Cardinal, who now sit as 6.5-point favorites because of, let’s just say…circumstances.
As has been pointed out in the past, these Spartans make plays, not excuses, so it will be quite an interesting afternoon on Wednesday.
Say goodbye to 2013 with Walk the Line as Dan Krier & Ryan Smith bring you their thoughts on the Rose Bowl as well as NFL Week 17 (the final Sunday of the regular season). If you’d like to reach Dan or Ryan in the next few days, hit us up and we’ll meet you somewhere cool in LA.
Peace!!!… Read More…
As I walked out of South Neighborhood, I had a glum feeling in my gut and disappointment in my heart. The Spartans had just dropped a heartbreaker to Notre Dame, 17-13. As I walked back to my dorm, I had serious doubts as to what the future would hold for this Spartan football team.
That was September. Read More…
Michigan State: 25, 17, 17, 22
Penn State: 22, 25, 25, 25
What began as a seemingly favorable game for MSU, winning the first set 25-22, ended in favor of Penn State.
Michigan State made it to the Sweet-16 in back-to-back seasons and fell in both. Last year, it was to Michigan.
In their 2013-14 season home opener, Michigan State destroyed Canisius College, defeating the Golden Griffins 102-54 on Thursday night.
Coming off a loss to Notre Dame, the Lady Spartans were eager to play on their home court.
Ours go to 11!
Dan Krier is joined on Walk the Line Episode 11 by the enthusiastic Anthony Serafino (host of “The Pact” every Monday on Impact Sports), who helps break down the upcoming Michigan State @ Nebraska football game this Saturday in Lincoln, NE (MSU = -6.5…whoa!).
Max King chimes in as well as the guys lament the temporary absence of Ryan Smith and his sports-picking wizardry. Read More…
Episode 10 of Walk the Line hails the Michigan State Spartans for routing the Michigan Wolverines 29-6 and sending our little sisters packing back to Ann Arbor as losers of 5 of 6 in the rivalry.
Will U of M ever admit defeat and give deserved credit to MSU? Who cares??! 8-1 says it all!
Thelen had appeared in 45 career games and suffered significant time missed due to injury in his 2010 and 2011 seasons before he scored Friday’s game-winning goal.