Paul Terek may have just broken two MSU records for track and field, but he wants more.I think I can score higher points, he said.Senior co-captain Terek set the records in the decathlon, scoring 7,441 points, and the pole vault, with a height of 17 feet, 7 inches, last weekend.
ROCHESTER - Strong pitching and timely hitting preserved a two-game sweep at Oakland for the MSU softball team.With junior pitchers Becky Gray and Keri DeJong posting complete games, the Spartans (20-34, 4-10 Big Ten) completed the sweep with 5-3 and 1-0 wins, respectively.
Psychology senior Mark Lindsey left the Okemos Meijer on Monday with a few things from his shopping list and one thing he wasnt counting on - the autograph of an Olympic Champion.Tara Lipinski, the 1998 figure skating gold medalist, spent the afternoon signing autographs to promote the charity show shes headlining at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at Munn Ice Arena.
Elgrace Wilborns hopes of playing basketball at MSU next season are over. The 6-foot-8 power forward from Springfield, Ohio, will not be released from his National Letter of Intent at Tennessee, said Tennessee head coach Buzz Peterson. Weve talked with Elgrace, he said.
It was not a weekend to brag about for the MSU softball team, as it dropped two games each to Ohio State and Penn State, according to MSU sports information. The latest setback was a 9-2 loss to the Nittany Lions on Sunday in State College, Pa. MSU now stands 17-34 overall and 4-10 in the Big Ten.
LANSING - There doesnt seem to be any home-field advantage for the Lansing Lugnuts so far this season. The Midwest Leagues last-place Lugnuts (4-11) are now 1-7 at Oldsmobile Park after a four-game sweep at the hands of the Dayton Dragons last week. Its always good to see wins; obviously thats what everyone strives for, Lugnuts manager Julio Garcia said.
The MSU womens club water polo team knows firsthand how sweet victory can be. The team won its first Big Ten Championship on Sunday at Ohio State, defeating Illinois 4-2.
A two-hour rain delay didnt put a damper on MSUs chances for post-season action, as it defeated Northwestern 6-2 Sunday afternoon. Head coach Ted Mahan said the Spartans - who trailed 1-0 after two innings after a fielding error - were able to respond at the right time and overcome an early deficit.
LANSING - The first few weeks of the season have not been kind to Julio Garcia. The Lansing Lugnuts manager has watched his team suffer through plagues of errors and impotent hitting and win only three of its first 12 games. Tonight, the Lugnuts will close their four-game series with the Dayton Dragons at Oldsmobile Park, still searching for some consistent play.
Tom Newton wasnt exactly waiting next to the mailbox, but the three pieces of paper he had been anticipating for the past week finally arrived Wednesday.Seven days after the spring signing date, left wings Kevin Estrada and Mike Lalonde and center Ash Goldie, all of whom had already verbally committed to MSU, officially signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Spartans as freshmen next fall.The signings bring MSUs recruiting class to seven.Newton, an MSU assistant coach, said the class will probably add some scoring punch to the Spartans defensively strong lineup.These people have traditionally been able to score, but scoring at this level and scoring at the junior level are two different things, Newton said.
It all began my freshman year when I attended Ferris State.I worked for the sports information department, writing press releases, sending out mail and most importantly, doing statistics for sporting events.I was never much of a hockey fan before that year, and being exposed to every one of Ferris States hockey games, it suddenly dawned on me how rad this sport was.So the following year, I transferred to Spartan country to pursue a journalism degree while following our hockey team as much as the television would allow, and also keeping a close eye on the Red Wings.Sometimes I would even sit one foot from the cube and put headphones on so I wouldnt disturb my roommate diligently doing his homework.
As a first-year player on an offensive line plagued with injuries last year, Brain Ottney felt the growing pains of the Big Ten in more ways than one.Thrown into the starting center position after two games, while recovering from a torn ligament in his left leg, Ottney said contributing on the field was a challenge due to his limited athleticism.
A late rally by the MSU softball team fell short as the Spartans lost at home to Central Michigan on Wednesday. The 6-5 loss to the Chippewas (22-17) dropped MSUs record to 17-30, 4-6 Big Ten. Our motto is keep getting better, MSU head coach Jacquie Joseph said.