After having to battle back to earn three points from struggling Bowling Green last week, the MSU hockey team is looking to pick up four points from last place Ferris State this weekend.The top-ranked Spartans (11-1-3 overall, 8-1-2 CCHA) and the Bulldogs (3-8-3, 1-7-2) will meet for the only time this season in a home-and-home series Friday and Saturday.Fridays game will be played at Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids and Saturdays game at Munn Ice Arena, both at 7:05 p.m.Despite Ferris record, senior right wing John Nail said theyre a talented team.I think theyre a deceiving team because of their record, Nail said.
Udonis Haslems 27 points were lost amidst MSUs convincing 89-76 win over Florida in the 2000 national championship game.The Gator center shot 10-of-12 from the field and made all seven of his free throws in 28 minutes on the court.But MSU will be ready for Haslem this time.Well be prepared for him this year, MSU senior forward Andre Hutson said.
On top of practicing for hours each day, spending extra minutes in the weight room and competing weekly, 45 MSU student-athletes squeezed in the time to earn Fall 2000 Academic All-Big Ten Honors Monday.MSU places sixth in the conference overall in Academic All-Big Ten student-athletes.
Andre Hutson knows what its like to play a road game in a hostile environment. He doesnt like it.The senior forward is pleased opposing players feel that same wrath when they play in Breslin Student Events Center, where the 5-0 Spartans have won 32 consecutive games, the second-longest run in Division I.Tonight at 7, the 3-0 Florida Gators will try to snap MSUs streak in a rematch of last years national championship game, which MSU won 89-76.I feel we have the best crowd, Hutson said.
The womens basketball team will have to learn how to win without the sure shot of co-captain and leading scorer Becky Cummings, as they host the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay tonight. Senior forward Cummings tore her left foots plantar fascia in the teams upsetting 66-59 loss Sunday to Eastern Michigan at the Womens Basketball Showcase in Grand Rapids. The plantar fascia is a tissue beneath the arc of the foot.
Gearing up for an important tussle with archrival Michigan on Friday, the ninth-ranked wrestling team won half of the individual titles at the Northern Iowa Open on Sunday. Junior Chris Williams, senior Mike Castillo, and sophomores Nik Fekete, Karl Nadolsky and Gray Maynard all triumphed in their weight divisions, while fourth-ranked senior Pat McNamara lost for the first time this season. The event was the Spartans last action before the top-10 showdown against the No.
Florida head coach Billy Donovan said Monday he still doesnt know if point guard Teddy Dupay will play versus MSU at the Breslin Student Events Center on Wednesday.Dupay, a 5-foot-11 junior, was suspended late last week for violating unspecified team rules.Donovan said hell decide after practice today if Dupay will accompany the team to East Lansing.Teddy is back in practice, but its still up in the air whether he will play versus Michigan State, Donovan said.Dupay sat out Floridas 83-76 victory over DePaul on Saturday.In two games, hes averaging 22 points and 4.5 assists per game.Dupay was in the middle of controversy last April when MSU point guard Mateen Cleaves injured his ankle in the championship game after he got tangled up with Dupay.Donovan said Dupays lack of popularity in East Lansing wont play into his decision on whether to play him.Teddy didnt try in any way to hurt Mateen, Donovan said.
When people think of Northwestern athletics, Bill Carmody knows basketball will not come to anyones mind as the Wildcats have had a long-standing tradition as Big Ten doormats. As the programs new head coach, Carmody said the primary reason Northwestern hasnt produced victories in past years points to the lack of talent. I dont see any reason why we cant win here - its a terrific school, a great basketball conference and a great area, he said.
GRAND RAPIDS - Aggressiveness was the missing ingredient in the MSU womens basketball teams 59-66 loss to Eastern Michigan on Sunday at the Womens College Basketball Showcase at Van Andel Arena.All 11 previous matches with the Eagles were Spartan victories.MSU is now 3-3, while Eastern improved to 5-2.Eastern played a much better game than us, head coach Joanne P.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The top-ranked Spartan hockey team had to struggle for everything it accomplished this weekend in Bowling Green.The Spartans (11-1-3 overall, 8-1-2 CCHA) were able to extend their unbeaten streak to 12 (10-0-2) and earn three points in their first CCHA road series since Oct.