Two titans will collide in Ann Arbor on Saturday, and it wont be at the Big House.Top-ranked Michigan (6-0-2) and sixth-ranked MSU (4-1-1) will square off at Yost Ice Arena in the first of four meetings of the teams this season.The Michigan game is always important, MSU senior center Andrew Bogle said.
The MSU womens soccer team enters this years Big Ten tournament today in Champaign, Ill., without senior goalkeeper and co-captain Sara Kloosterman, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in last weekends 1-0 loss to Penn State.Kloosterman, who will stay on as MSUs goalie coach next year - passed the baton to her protégé - freshman goalie Stacy Heller - prematurely when the Spartans beat Bowling Green 1-0 Sunday.
Antonio Smiths dreams of making an NBA roster will have to be postponed for a little while longer.The Detroit Pistons released the former Spartan forward last weekend before they departed for Toronto for their season opener.Charles Tucker, Smiths agent, said Smith was a victim of the Pistons having too many players.
Tickets are now available for Breslin Student Events Centers exclusive, upscale restaurant, the Tip-Off Cafe. In its fourth year, the Tip-Off Cafe offers basketball ticket holders a unique dining experience prior to every mens basketball home game. Many arenas, at least the ones built within the past four years, have a prefunction and bar space inside the arena, said Scott Breckner, Breslin director.
Another impressive slate of games scheduled for Saturday have the guru boys hyped for another exciting weekend of college football. Records so far: Arthole: (27-11), Special K: (21-17) MSU (4-4) at No.
I admit it, Im a Buckeye. Sure, I only lived in Ohio for the first 10 months of my life, but I proudly root for my gridiron heroes from Columbus as though I grew up in the shadow of the Horseshoe. Before I go any further, let me clarify that I consider myself a Spartan fan too.
If it werent for the wrong jersey, Thomas Wright couldve been a wide receiver rather than a safety right now.On his first day of practice with MSU, Wright donned a white jersey that the offense wears instead of the defenses green.Despite being an all-region wide receiver in Florida at Lake Wales High School, Wright said he was intent on playing safety.
The question is simple, To jump, or not to jump?Thats the dilemma many womens volleyball players struggle with when deciding how they want to serve.Traditionally, jumping has never been involved with serving.
This is the first in a series of previews about the Big Ten mens basketball teams. Basketball coaches use various methods to inspire their teams. Some offer rewards for maximum effort, while others believe in military-style discipline. New Illinois head coach Bill Self came to practice early this fall wearing army fatigues, with a T-shirt reading War and war paint on his face. It was the last day of a two-week preseason training session that Self dubbed Boot Camp, a name the former Tulsa coach said was inspired by one of his assistants. I was trying to loosen them up and show our team that we need to have fun doing whatever were doing, Self said of the suicide drills the Fighting Illini were performing. Illini players said they couldnt imagine former coach Lon Kruger dressing in army duds. That was crazy, said Illinois forward and emotional leader Sergio McClain.
Todays game at Bowling Green will give the MSU mens soccer team a chance to ride the coattails of a six-game winning streak into next weeks Big Ten Tournament in Columbus, Ohio.Sundays 2-0 shutout versus Wisconsin gave MSU its longest winning streak since 1998, when they also won five straight.MSU head coach Joe Baum said he wants to end the season with a win so the team can contain its level of confidence going into the Big Ten Tournament.I think we got a little momentum going now, Baum said.
The MSU mens basketball team may have been wearing practice jerseys in the annual Green and White game Saturday at the Breslin Students Event Center, but the players dove for every loose ball, leaving the same amount of skin on the floor as they would in a regular-season game.The White team took an early lead but went to the locker room with a 42-41 halftime lead.
Like Batman lurking in the shadows, the MSU mens soccer team appeared as if from nowhere to take second place in the Big Ten this season.The Spartans (10-5-1 overall, 4-1-1 Big Ten) clinched second place, shutting out Wisconsin (9-7-1, 2-3) 2-0 on Senior Day at Old College Field on Sunday.MSU head coach Joe Baum said the win sent a message to the rest of the Big Ten.
Restricted to the bench by injuries, seniors Jessica Sanborn and Sarah Gustin are forced to go from physical leaders for the volleyball team to vocal ones in a time of disappointment. The loss of middle hitter Sanborn to a broken foot and outside hitter Gustin to a sprained foot has left the Spartan lineup young and inexperienced.