Thursday, August 18, 2022

Sports

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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.

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Haygood explodes on Irish

Ask Herb Haygood what he brings to the team and the first thing he’ll say is speed. Even though the junior receiver was tied for second on the squad with seven receptions heading into the Notre Dame game Saturday, Haygood had not displayed his wheels in the first two games this year. So if there were any doubts about his claims, Haygood erased them Saturday as he bolted 68 yards upfield en route to scoring the game-winning touchdown with 1:48 remaining in MSU’s 27-21 win over Notre Dame. “Coach said big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games and I guess that’s a big play,” he said. With MSU losing 21-20 with just under eight minutes left in the game, Haygood said Notre Dame wasn’t heading home victorious. “I told someone earlier, ‘We’re not going to lose the game,’” he said.

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University enthusiasm shared by all

Call it a house of heroes.Freshman quarterback Jeff Smoker shunned the boos he’d heard for much of the fourth quarter and hit Herb Haygood for a game-winning 68-yard touchdown reception.T.J.

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Women's soccer loses 2-1

After getting off to its best start in school history with a 2-1 win at Iowa on Friday, the MSU women’s soccer team found itself on the other side of that score in Illinois on Sunday.