Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Sports

SPORTS

Duckett may not see weekend action

Because of a sprained shoulder, sophomore tailback T.J. Duckett may not play against Illinois this weekend.Head coach Bobby Williams said Monday that Duckett’s playing status being evaluated.“I’m not sure if he’s going to be ready for this weekend,” he said.

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Subway series reaches beyond the Big Apple

Like the leaves on the trees, the Spartan football squad took a turn for the worse before hitting the ground and getting stepped on - losing four games in a row.Luckily Spartan sports fans have been able to take refuge in the World Series.But in this year’s Fall Classic, the actual baseball game is an underlying plot.This is largely due to this fact: The only form of transportation separating the top two teams in the National League and the American League is the No.

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Icers preparing to face Irish in first CCHA road matchup

Playing on the road for the first time in the CCHA season, the men’s ice hockey team will battle the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tonight and Friday at the Joyce Center in South Bend, Ind.Not only will the series be the only meeting between the Spartans (2-1-1) and the Irish (2-3-1) this season, but MSU will have to face Notre Dame without two veteran players.Senior center Andrew Bogle and junior center Joe Goodenow will not play this weekend because of shoulder injuries.

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Detroit defensive end gives verbal commitment to U

Despite sitting in last place in the Big Ten, MSU’s football program lured another recruit to East Lansing with the verbal commitment of 6-foot-5-inch, 260-pound defensive end Kevin Vickerson.Vickerson, who committed at the end of July, has still been visiting other colleges this fall, but said MSU is definitely where he’ll be headed next year.“I loved the atmosphere there,” he said.

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Spartans overcome challenge to upset Penn State

The MSU men’s soccer team upset No. 15 Penn State 2-0 Sunday, playing short a player in final 20 minutes of the game because of a red card.After receiving a yellow card early in the second half, senior midfielder Pat Mahoney was handed his second yellow card later in the second half, resulting in the red card.MSU assistant coach Damon Rensing said the team accepted the challenge in the final 20 minutes.

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Icers split weekend home series

Ice hockeyThe seventh-ranked Spartan icers split their conference-opening series with Nebraska-Omaha this weekend, dropping a 2-1 decision on Friday night before bouncing back to win 4-1 on Saturday at Munn Ice Arena.The Mavericks won Friday’s game with stellar play by freshman goalie Dan Ellis.

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Gustin injury third straight for spiker starters

Senior outside hitter Sarah Gustin just recovered from an abdominal strain and was leading the team in kills per game, but then she sprained her right foot in Thursday’s practice.“I was starting to finally feel like I was back,” Gustin said.

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Spikers recover from injuries

The MSU volleyball team spent the past week preparing for life without senior middle hitter and co-captain Jessica Sanborn and this weekend’s home stand will unveil the results. The Spartans face No.

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Rivals not taking gridders for granted after previous loss

Apparently, the Michigan Wolverines (5-2 overall, 3-1 in the Big Ten) subscribe to Dick Vitale’s “You can throw out the records, baby!” theory on rivalry games. The in-your-face college basketball analyst believes that in contests between intense rivals, previous records hardly matter.Michigan appears to be buying into this exact approach.Despite MSU’s 3-3, 0-3 record, Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr and his players believe the Spartans will present a tough challenge for the Wolverines.“All I know is what I see on film, and Michigan State is the number one rated defense in the Big Ten Conference,” Carr said.