Going into the fall season, womens 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.
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.
The MSU womens 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.
MSUs mens 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.
Ask Herb Haygood what he brings to the team and the first thing hell 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 MSUs 27-21 win over Notre Dame. Coach said big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games and I guess thats a big play, he said. With MSU losing 21-20 with just under eight minutes left in the game, Haygood said Notre Dame wasnt heading home victorious. I told someone earlier, Were not going to lose the game, he said.