The puck drops tonight as the MSU hockey team opens its season with an exhibition contest against Windsor tonight at Munn Ice Arena.
There’s football news this morning as wide receiver Aaron Burbridge was selected the Big Ten Freshman of the Week following his big performance against Indiana on Saturday.
Burbridge had eight catches for 134 yards – both highs by Spartan receivers this season. He became the first true freshman in MSU history to record a 100-yard receiving game.
The last MSU freshman to win the honor was punter Mike Sadler in November of last year.
The Big Ten announced today a time hasn’t been set for MSU’s game at Michigan on Oct. 20. The game will be played at either noon or 3:30 p.m. and will be aired on either ESPN, ESPN2, ABC or the Big Ten Network. A decision will be made on that game, as well as the Nebraska-Northwestern and Purdue-Ohio State contests following Saturday’s games.
Lastly, former MSU football coach and current Board of Trustees member George Perles will be speaking Friday at the Downtown Coaches Club luncheon at Eagle Eye Golf Center. He will be joined by former players George Guerre, John “Thunder” Lewis and Dean Look, who will be speaking about their former coaches Biggie Munn and Duffy Daugherty.
Also attending the luncheon will be a member of the MSU coaching staff to recap the win over Indiana and look ahead to Iowa. A pair of players are also slated to be in attendance.
The program starts at 11:45 a.m. for those interested in attending and the cost is $14 for members and $20 for others. Additional information is available at www.dtncoaches.org.