MSU hockey's Brock Radunske has decided to forfeit his remaining year of eligibility in order to pursue a career with the NHL's Edmonton Oilers. The senior left-winger inked a three-year deal with the Oilers in Toronto late Monday afternoon. Although the announcement came a bit earlier than some expected, Radunske's father, Bob Radunske, said to him, his son's decision was anything but a surprise. "I think he made (the decision) back during this summer," Bob Radunske said.
Detroit - History junior Sean McDaniel squinted as his eyes adjusted to the sunlight Thursday morning at Detroit's Hart Plaza. "Boy, having a reason to wake up early - besides school - was great," he said. McDaniel and a group of his friends were among the one million people who crowded into downtown Detroit on Thursday for an afternoon of celebration. The reason?
The No. 55 MSU men's tennis squad suffered a 6-1 upset to No. 68 Indiana. The Spartans (14-10 overall, 1-5 Big Ten) lost each doubles match and five of six singles matches in the defeat.
Indianapolis - Like many Spartans on spring break, Bernie Brown went south with his friends. But unlike most snow birds, the mechanical engineering junior's road trip ended at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Brown stood topless in the stands at the 2004 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, sporting body paint in the form of a Paul Davis jersey, with an eclectic group of friends. Enter MSU hospitality business junior Brad Barenie, a self-proclaimed "die-hard Indiana fan", who painted on his Hoosiers jersey, and friend Tim Dupuis, modeling - you guessed it - a maize and blue uniform for the event. Brown and Dupuis, who have been friends since high school, paid $225 each for all-sessions tickets to watch the conference battles, money Barenie said was well-spent.