Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sports

SPORTS

Mens soccer loses to Oakland 1-0

ROCHESTER - In a 1-0 loss to Oakland University Wednesday, the MSU men’s soccer team got a taste of international play without setting foot on Australian soil. Instead the Spartans (5-5) made their way across the state to Rochester to take on the Golden Grizzlies (6-3-1) - a team containing six European players.MSU head coach Joe Baum said Oakland recruits rather than settling for second rate in-state players.

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Peterson signs with Raptors

Morris Peterson’s roots may be sunk in Michigan soil, but after signing a three-year contract for an undisclosed amount Monday with the Toronto Raptors, the former MSU basketball star can finally call Canada home.Peterson, the 21st pick in the first round of the 2000 NBA draft, signed for the maximum amount available for his pick, his agent Thad Foucher said.

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Golf teams compete in tournaments

Men’s golfThe men’s golf squad is entering the home stretch of the fall season after returning from Illinois with a 13th-place finish this weekend.Only one tournament remains on the Spartans’ docket, The Bluffs/Purina Intercollegiate in St.

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Basketball tickets available for returning Izzone members

One-hundred-thirty-two dollars may seem like a small fortune to some, but to history junior Kevin Selenich, it’s a tiny price to pay for Spartan basketball.With $132 in hand, Selenich went to the Student Alumni Foundation Monday night and for the second year, bought Izzone tickets; a package that includes courtside seating at all 14 home games, an Izzone T-shirt, membership to the foundation and several member benefits.“I’d pay twice as much for these tickets,” he said.

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Weekend Sweep

After last weekend’s loss at Ohio State, the MSU women’s volleyball team rebounded with wins at Purdue and Illinois.“It feels so good to come out of the weekend 2-0,” said MSU junior outside hitter Erin Hartley.

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Icers face off at annual Green and White Game

Maybe the only team that can beat MSU goalie Ryan Miller is MSU.The sophomore surrendered three goals in the Green and White intrasquad hockey game Saturday night, which the White team won 4-2.Miller set school records for goals against average (1.53) and saves percentage (.932) last year while totaling eight shutouts.

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Personnel anxious to begin play

With the intrasquad Green and White Game behind them, the MSU ice hockey team faces its first test against real opposition Tuesday.The USA Development Team, a fertile breeding ground for MSU recruiting, will visit Munn Ice Arena at 7:05 p.m.

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Cleaves visits with fans

LANSING - Mateen Cleaves just can’t get away from the Lansing area.The former MSU star point guard signed autographs and posed for pictures with Spartan fans for an hour Friday at Meijer, 5125 W.

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Bandwagon fans need to toughen up after loss

The honeymoon is over. After starting the season 3-0, MSU head football coach Bobby Williams suffered the first loss of his career, preventing him from becoming the first coach in school history to win the first four games of the season. Going 3-0 in his first season is still quite an accomplishment. The sports radio shows, magazines, Internet sites and newspapers - including this one - have finally begun to cease the constant comparisons and differences between him and former MSU coach and current Louisiana State leader Nick Saban. Some MSU fans haven’t. After a 37-17 clawing by the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, it was evident that there are some green and white faithful out there that are spoiled - spoiled from experiencing one of the greatest eras in Spartan athletics history last season.

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Kickers beat Wildcats 6-2

While the MSU football team struggled to put points on the board versus Northwestern this weekend, the MSU men’s soccer team put up a season-high six goals Sunday in a 6-2 victory over the Wildcats.

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Defense fatigued after Wildcat loss

Josh Shaw was tired, beaten and embarrassed moments after Northwestern invaded Spartan Stadium, racking up 506 yards of total offense Saturday.“I’m not used to getting beat like that,” the junior defensive lineman said of the 37-17 drubbing given to MSU.