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The Spartans get their third straight sweep this weekend after beating Maryland on Friday and Ohio State on Saturday. These victories make the team 4-0 in Big Ten Conference play.
This is the team’s tenth sweep in overall play making their record 11-2.
Whilst matching their win total from last season, the Spartans won their first Big Ten game of the season. Iowa ran for just 19 yards rushing as MSU improved to a 3-1 record.
After a 38-18 loss to Notre Dame last weekend, MSU will look to rebound for its first loss of the season and win its first conference game of the season Saturday against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Tom Izzo fully understands what it’s like to be on the national stage and expected by most to compete for a national championship; he’s been there before.
The class of 2017 of the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame took stage at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre Thursday night, and were formally inducted into the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Bob Apisa gives a speechat the 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame induction on Sept. 28, 2017, at the Wharton Center Pasant Theatre. Apisa was a starting fullback on Big Ten and National Championship teams in 1965 and 1966, and concluded his MSU football career with 1,343 yards. The induction is part of the “Celebrate 2017” weekend in addition to the Varsity Letter Jacket Presentation to current student athletes and a special acknowledgement of the Hall of Famers at the upcoming Michigan State-Iowa football game at Spartan Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 30.
MSU will be back on the gridiron this Saturday as the Spartans will face the Iowa Hawkeyes in their first Big Ten Conference game of the season.
Here are five things to watch this Saturday:
To better understand Ferentz and Iowa, The State News interviewed Courtney Baumann, the football editor for The Daily Iowan, and asked her four questions about the visiting Hawkeyes.
In ways, Iowa football is a walking contradiction.
For seniors forward Dylan Pavelek, goaltender Ed Minney, and sophomore forward Patrick Khodorenko, this is not their first time playing underneath new head coach Danton Cole.
All three players played for USA National Team Development Program during the time under Cole. For Minney, playing under his former coach brings in new opportunities for this team.
The No. 6 MSU men’s soccer team is off to a hot start to the season, having a 7-0-1 record, which makes them the first undefeated Spartan team this far into the season since the 1968 team, even though they fell short to starting 8-0-0 like the 1968 team did all those years ago
Over the summer, defenseman Zach Osburn, forward Taro Hirose and defenseman Mitch Eliot all participated in NHL development camps. As for sophomore forward Patrick Khodorenko, he represented Team U.S.A in the World Junior Summer Showcase.
“It was fun,” Osburn said. “Going into it I was pretty nervous to be with all those really good players and skilled players. It almost was a little intimidating, but when I was there you kinda realize, you know what these guys are good, but I feel pretty good too.”
Three weeks into the season, MSU's offensive turnovers have been well documented at six fumbles and two interceptions, but on defense, head coach Mark Dantonio and the Spartans are frustrated that they aren't creating turnovers of their own.
Josiah Scott is well aware of the national attention he has generated.
Just three games into his collegiate career, Scott is hauling in weekly recognitions from the national media, including Pro Football Weekly.
Let’s get this clear and out of the way — comparing this Spartan team to the 2016 edition isn’t just simple, it’s lazy.
The No. 4 Spartans lost their first game of the year, losing to No. 24 Akron, 4-1, making their record 7-1-1 on the season.
Akron's Nate Shultz scored the first two goals for the Zips, which came in the first half. Those two goals was Shultz's first goals of the season. Nick Hinds had the third goal for the Zips, while Joao Moutinho had the fourth goal for Akron.
One day removed from MSU’s first loss of the season, head coach Mark Dantonio emphasized one word: resiliency.
After MSU’s infamous season last year, the Spartans turned to their youth to step up and play a vital role on the team in 2017.
Everybody knew it coming into the season. Besides bouncing back from a 3-9 season, the talk surrounding this MSU team was simple — the Spartans are young, incredibly so.
Three-time All American in cross country and Olympic Finalist Warren Druetzler died at the age of 88 last Thursday.