According to multiple reports, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren will exit his role with the conference to become CEO and President of the Chicago Bears.
Winners of seven straight, MSU seems to be rebounding from its late November/early December slump, but has a tough conference schedule ahead.
In a bout that featured multiple heavyweight blows and 14 lead changes, Michigan State ultimately outlasted No. 18 Wisconsin in the final minutes for a 69-65 win in Madison.
The Spartans take to the road for the first time in over a month as they look to continue their six-game winning streak at No. 18 Wisconsin.
The Spartans continued to struggle with penalties in their fifth straight loss, but Nightingale remains optimistic and said the team is not done learning yet.
Running the Spartans’ offense with efficiency and confidence, junior guard A.J. Hoggard finished with 15 points, six assists, four rebounds and just one turnover.
Senior forward Malik Hall's 15-point performance helped lift the Spartans to victory over Michigan in just his third game back from injury.
The Spartans have another shot to break their losing streak as they return home to Munn Ice Arena to face No. 5 Penn State next Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Michigan State secured a 59-53 victory in a rivalry showdown with Michigan to advance to 3-1 in conference play. The two teams will meet once more in Ann Arbor on Feb 18.
The Spartans fell short in their comeback, but their solid fourth quarter play kept the game competitive until the end.
MSU has a chance to improve its penalty kill percentage – among other woes – in a rematch with the Buckeyes on Saturday at 4 p.m., which will be the final meeting of the regular season between the teams.
The Spartans will take on the Wolverines for the first matchup of the season. Tipoff is set for 2:30 p.m. from the Breslin Center.
The Spartans are looking for their fifth straight win when they take on the No. 13 Maryland Terrapins on the road.
Michigan State swept Ohio State in East Lansing two months ago, but a three-game losing streak has dropped MSU behind Ohio State in the latest USCHO poll.