Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Former NFL receiver stands trial

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rae Carruth urged a woman to wait before cooperating with a private investigator involved in his murder case, the woman testified Wednesday. Prosecutors played a voice mail message that Carruth left on Tanya Ferguson’s cell phone Jan.

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Icers prepare for last place Ferris State

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.Friday’s game will be played at Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids and Saturday’s game at Munn Ice Arena, both at 7:05 p.m.Despite Ferris’ record, senior right wing John Nail said they’re a talented team.“I think they’re a deceiving team because of their record,” Nail said.

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Unique player looks to lead Purdue

Talking about a Gene Keady-led Purdue team in the preseason is virtually worthless.Coming into each new season, the Boilermakers seem destined for the middle of the Big Ten pack.

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Ohio State looks to defy critics

This is the sixth in a series of Big Ten men’s basketball previews.Two years ago, people didn’t think the Ohio State men’s basketball team would amount to much.

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Haslem plans to toughen up for U

Udonis Haslem’s 27 points were lost amidst MSU’s 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.“We’ll be prepared for him this year,” MSU senior forward Andre Hutson said.

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U athletes honored for academic excellence

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.

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Gators look to take down cagers winning streak after championship defeat

Andre Hutson knows what it’s like to play a road game in a hostile environment. He doesn’t 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 MSU’s streak in a rematch of last year’s national championship game, which MSU won 89-76.“I feel we have the best crowd,” Hutson said.

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Womens hoops prepares for Wisconsin - Green Bay at Breslin

The women’s 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 foot’s plantar fascia in the team’s upsetting 66-59 loss Sunday to Eastern Michigan at the Women’s Basketball Showcase in Grand Rapids. The plantar fascia is a tissue beneath the arc of the foot.

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Five honored in wrestling open

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.

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Dupays status uncertain for battle against cagers

Florida head coach Billy Donovan said Monday he still doesn’t 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 he’ll decide after practice today if Dupay will accompany the team to East Lansing.“Teddy is back in practice, but it’s still up in the air whether he will play versus Michigan State,” Donovan said.Dupay sat out Florida’s 83-76 victory over DePaul on Saturday.In two games, he’s 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 Dupay’s lack of popularity in East Lansing won’t play into his decision on whether to play him.“Teddy didn’t try in any way to hurt Mateen,” Donovan said.

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Wildcats new coach strives to improve, build program

When people think of Northwestern athletics, Bill Carmody knows basketball will not come to anyone’s mind as the Wildcats’ have had a long-standing tradition as Big Ten doormats. As the program’s new head coach, Carmody said the primary reason Northwestern hasn’t produced victories in past years points to the lack of talent. “I don’t see any reason why we can’t win here - it’s a terrific school, a great basketball conference and a great area,” he said.

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Cummings injures ankle in 66-59 loss to Eastern

GRAND RAPIDS - Aggressiveness was the missing ingredient in the MSU women’s basketball team’s 59-66 loss to Eastern Michigan on Sunday at the Women’s 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.

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Icers show heart in weekend series

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.