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Burbridge picks up weekly honor and other notes

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.

As for your morning links, columnist Graham Couch writes about Burbridge in his piece in today’s edition, and Solari takes a quick look at tonight’s exhibition for the MSU hockey team.

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.

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20 Responses to Burbridge picks up weekly honor and other notes

  1. avatar MSU Owns Denard says:

    Mr. Burbridge, you will be starting the rest of the season, keep it up !

    Fowler looked more comfortable coming off the bench, should be a recipe for success the rest of the season…

  2. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Real Similar in my mind to Nichols and Cousins with Fowler being Nichols.
    Brian, you may want to add to the names of former Spartan players who will be
    Attending this weekend with the Daugherty family, (hint thinks All American WR)

  3. avatar headeast says:

    Joe Rexrode will be on the dean of sports radio show wednesday morning at 10am. 730 the fan…even though Tim talks for the first 20 minutes, it’s a good listen…

  4. avatar 3M_Rocker says:

    This is, I’m sure, old news, but where exactly did Rexrode go? Hey Joe! hasn’t been updated in weeks.

  5. avatar ATLSpartan says:

    Joe had a good tweet during/after the Indiana game that the excellent run and catch by Fowler, and his good game overall was not a mere coincidence that it followed his benching and a great performance by Burbridge.

    • avatar MSU Owns Denard says:

      Yep I agree with that, Fowler coming off the bench is more efficient, it seems to drive him more and maybe he’s not so nervous that way.

    • avatar #84 says:

      Very wise and perceptive observation.

    • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

      Pressure affects different people differently (that’s not as duh as it sounds), the pressure of being the NAMED starter is much different from being the first guy off the bench in the rotation. I’ve used the golf analogy before, the 3′ putt during the pro-am on Wed ain’t the same as the 3′ putt to win on Sunday. Some folks cherish the pressure (a certain track athlete who caught passes when I was a freshman did, for example), others don’t. There is absolutely nothing wrong with either approach. Bobby Jones HATED it, it’s why he got out early.

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