Sunday, June 16, 2024



Scoring change debuts in volleyball scrimmage

Questions about the Spartan volleyball team’s inexperience, consistency and experimental scoring methods overshadowed the only certainty in Jenison Field House Saturday - the winning team would be wearing a Michigan State jersey.


Baker and McCoy sidelined; Knott in?

With only two weeks before the season kicks off Sept. 8 against Central Michigan, the MSU football team has some holes to patch. The team took a big hit last week when senior tight end Chris Baker and senior linebacker Ivory McCoy both suffered long-term injuries during non-contact drills. Baker tore the meniscus cartilage in his left knee Aug.


Manager promoted to video coordinator

Luke Brown and head men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo have one unusual thing in common - both come from the tiny town of Iron Mountain in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.That connection and strong merit has helped Brown, a May MSU graduate, move from MSU student, to basketball student manager, to his new position - video coordinator.“It’s going to be exciting,” Brown said.


Youth to mature quickly for volleyball squad

The MSU volleyball team may have been picked to finish fifth in the conference by the league’s coaches, but the young, talented squad and head coach Chuck Erbe believe they can compete this year and for years to come.Erbe said the Spartans will settle for nothing short of a Big Ten Championship this year, led by Preseason All-Big Ten honoree senior Erin Hartley and a group of energetic, athletic youngsters.Of the 16 athletes on the squad, 11 are freshmen or sophomores.


Thornhill thanks God for talents

MSU senior linebacker and football tri-captain Josh Thornhill has all the right tools to be a premier player in the Big Ten. But Thornhill doesn’t credit himself for his awesome talents.


E.L. slips in ranking of best sports cities

Everyone has their own opinion about which city has the best sports atmosphere and top teams, and those who ooze Spartan spirit probably think East Lansing is the athletic mecca of the Midwest. But “The Sporting News” doesn’t think so in its 2001 edition of the nation’s Best Sports Cities. East Lansing tumbled from 35th last year to 60th this year, but is still the second-highest city in Michigan, behind ninth-place Detroit. “The Sporting News” has ranked the top sports cities since 1993 and this year’s winner is New York and surrounding areas.


Flint star no longer consider Spartans

A day after saying the Spartans were tied with Ohio State at the top of his consideration list, jettisoned Michigan basketball recruit JaQuan Hart said MSU is now out of the running for his services.“It’s down to Ohio State and Cincinnati,” Hart told The State News on Wednesday night.


Four football games sold out; diving pair advances

Senior Carly Weiden and junior Summer Mitchell placed third in Tuesday’s 3-meter synchronized diving preliminaries at the 2001 Speedo National Outdoor Diving Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The duo will move onto the 3-meter synchronized finals today.


Lansing Skating Club to host VanCamp event

Believe it or not, there’s an alternative to baking in the desert-like conditions dominating East Lansing - and it isn’t sitting around in an air-conditioned room. The Lansing Skating Club is holding its 27th Annual Howard E.


Bastel ousted in Open semifinal

The MSU women’s golf team got some national recognition this weekend thanks to the accomplishments of one of its players.Senior Emily Bastel fought her way through the masses and into the semifinals of the 2001 U.S.


Pro bowl tackle dies

CHICAGO - Minnesota Viking tackle Korey Stringer, a former star in the Big Ten while playing for Ohio State, died Wednesday after a grueling practice at the Vikings’ training camp the previous day. “It’s every family’s and every coach’s nightmare,” Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr said at the 2001 Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon. The 335-pound lineman developed symptoms of heat stroke, including weakness and rapid breathing, following the practice Tuesday held in temperatures in the low 90s and high humidity.


Death of player puts Big Ten conference into perspective

CHICAGO - When I got out of bed Wednesday morning at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, I pushed power on the television remote and quickly switched the channel to ESPN to make sure I hadn’t missed any exciting sports news during my rest. ESPN went to a commercial so I clicked to the next available sports commentary - CNN.


Coach honored at national outdoor diving competition

“That was an awesome dive. Beautiful. Beautiful.”These were the words coming out of the mouth of MSU diving coach John Narcy as he watched his two National Championship-bound divers, senior Carly Weiden and junior Summer Mitchell, practice Wednesday at the IM Sports-West outdoor pool.The 2001 U.S.


Four Spartan softball players to battle Japanese champions

Four MSU softball players will be on an all-Michigan collegiate team scheduled to play a Japanese national championship team August 9.Sophomore pitcher Jessica Beech, junior outfielder Sandra Lewis and junior infielders Robyn Golden and Margaret Schick will represent the Spartans in the exhibition.The game, which is free, will be held at the Spring Arbor University field in Spring Arbor, near Jackson, at 4:30 p.m.Beech led the team with a 2.54 earned run average, while compiling an 8-8 record for MSU last season, while Schick stole a team-best 14 bases.Schick said she has never been involved in international competition before and is excited for the game.“It’s definitely going to be a great experience,” Schick said.