Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sports

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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.

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Womens tennis team prepares for season with new expectations

Going into the fall season, women’s tennis head coach Tim Bauer is remaining optimistic even though his team will face an uphill climb.After finishing 2-14 overall and 0-10 in the Big Ten last year, Bauer only has four scholarship players out of 15 total athletes this season.“This is going to be a developmental year,” Bauer said.

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After Knight firing, notable Indiana professor to sign new book at U

Indiana University professor Murray Sperber - most famous for his role in the Bobby Knight saga at Indiana earlier this year, will visit campus today to sign copies of his new book, “Beer and Circus: How Big-time College Sports is Crippling Undergraduate Education.” Sperber, who has been an English and American studies professor at Indiana for 29 years, will be at the MSU Bookstore in the International Center from 4 p.m.

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Womens soccer gears up for Indiana road trip

The MSU women’s soccer team will play the latter half of a four-game road trip this weekend - a trip that claimed two players to ankle injuries last weekend.MSU (7-1-0 overall, 2-1-0 Big Ten), will look to prevent any further slide in conference play after a 2-1 defeat by Illinois last Sunday.

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Sayler thankful to play for U

Jace Sayler is many things. He’s a two-year starter, a preseason All-Big Ten selection and one of the most meticulous athletes you’ll ever meet. But mainly he’s a family man.

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Mens basketball adds Indianapolis sharp shooter to 2001 class

MSU’s men’s basketball legacy became one man sweeter Sunday when Indianapolis guard and shooting sensation Chris Hill verbally committed to the Spartans for next fall.Hill, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard and honor roll student who averaged 17 points, five rebounds and four assists per game, led his Lawrence North Hill High School team to a 18-2 record his junior year.Hill spent the weekend with 2000 National Championship team members Mike Chappell and David Thomas, touring campus and attending the Notre Dame game.

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Gridders flourish in fourth

Throughout the fourth quarter of Saturday’s MSU-Notre Dame game, a number of Spartans on the sideline were waving four fingers in the air.The gesture represents No.

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Kickers lose to defending champs

In a game vs. two-time defending NCAA champions Indiana (6-3) that could have swung either way, the MSU men’s soccer team (4-3), found itself on the losing end of a controversial game.