Busy weekend on tap in East Lansing

Another busy weekend is on tap around campus with the MSU men’s and women’s basketball teams being home for a doubleheader and the hockey team having a home weekend series. Here’s a look at what’s ahead.

HOCKEY: The Spartans haven’t played since suffering a 2-0 loss at Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 17. They will be home for games Friday and Saturday against Ohio State.  The last time MSU played at home, it played in front of the largest crowd in Munn history. They will be hoping for the same kind of electric environment this weekend.

Solari has the update with the hockey team with his piece in today’s LSJ.

And for those attending Saturday’s game, there will be a food drive. Fans are being asked to bring non-perishable food items or toiletries.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Spartans will be looking to rebound from their loss to Miami when they return home to face Nicholls State at noon Saturday. The game begins a light stretch for MSU that includes games against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Loyola Chicago, Tuskegee (at Jenison Field House) and Bowling Green.

After that stretch, MSU is at home to face Texas on Dec. 22 before opening Big Ten play.

A positive about Wednesday for MSU was the return of Gary Harris and Travis Trice. Graham Couch touches on that in his column today.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: While things are getting lighter for Tom Izzo and the MSU men’s basketball team, the schedule picks up for Suzy Merchant and the women’s team. The Spartans face N.C. State tonight in the women’s version of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. In the five previous editions of the challenge, the Big Ten has never won. The ACC won the first four, but the conferences were tied last season.

MSU plays the second matchup in Saturday’s doubleheader with the men, taking on Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 4 p.m.

FOOTBALL: The football team will officially find out their bowl destination in the next few days. The team also has its banquet at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. The cost is $44 or $352 for a table of eight. Banquet tickets may be purchased through the Spartan Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-STATE or (517) 355-1610, or at msuspartans.com.

Also the American Football Coaches Association released its All-American team today. Wisconsin’s Montee Ball is the only Big Ten player on the squad

And thanks to all those that submitted your memories of Jenison Field House. And if you haven’t already, you can continue to share. As mentioned in the previous post, we’re looking for some of the top moments or most memorable from Jenison.

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30 Responses to Busy weekend on tap in East Lansing

  1. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Brian are your or Graham Couch going to cover the banquet?


  2. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    And For heavens sakes folks, if you go to the Hockey games take that can of Italian wedding soup (which you bought but just never tried – it’s awful) or those mac and cheese dinners that have an expiration date of 2025. I see that toothbrushes and paste are not encouraged, too.

  3. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Rutgers (new B1G) leading Louisville (new ACC) 7-0

    • avatar MayoSpartan says:

      Dude, that’s harsh and funny to a point. Then I read the two links about the 2010 alleged rape and suicide of Lizzy Seeberg. Coverage of the ND Vs. Bama game will be epitome of ESPN’s sleaviest moment.


      To think that a 20 year enforcer of the student behavior code resigns in 2010 and Coach Kelly’s hiring is not a coincidence is foolish. Kelly’s handling of the Seeberg tragedy, Michael Floyd’s 3rd DUI and the videographers death will not be mentioned by ESPN or ABC prior to the NC game. Instead we’ll see and hear Brent Musburger’s lavish ND praise and Lou Holtz’s worst impersonations of Elmer Fudd as an ND fan.

      • avatar MGoBlow says:

        What’s more harsh – my post of a potty mouthed guy doing a critique of ND & all the reasons he roots against them or your post based on real true life tragedy? U win.

        • avatar MayoSpartan says:

          Hmm, we often use humor to deal with tragedy and demise…

          I aware of MSU’s missgivings and grateful that what’s transpired recently is not nearly as negligent of the university or admin compared to ND, UofM, O$U, Auburn, Oregon, USC ….

          • avatar Spartan 81 says:

            In 2000 after the nets were cut down, I hung around the arena. When the cameras were off, Clark Kellog stood at the rail and talked to me for ten minutes. I offered to buy him a drink and he said “you can buy me an orange juice” I bought him an orange juice at the bar. Than I went over to the ropes where gameday was with digger and vitale. When the show was over I went over and tried to say hello to Digger Phelps. He said ” get away from me fat man”

          • avatar MGoBlow says:

            Correct, but I still want us to pound all those schools in the fall or the bowl season – there is the rub – do we do the right thing & be mediocre or play w/ the big dogs & get fleas? Tough to answer – I know President Simon 6 years ago had her man for the football job, Brian Kelly, until she was talked out of it. . . To come full circle back to ND.

        • avatar MayoSpartan says:

          Full circle, let’s tie a bow in it?

          Have you seen the ESPN… promo with Kelly refusing to return an Ara & Lou autographed ND football? The sender requested Kelly sign it …. and Kelly said on camera he’s keeping it, and he appears to be serious. WAP!

  4. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:


    Did I miss the info that the Hokey Game tonight is in btn at 2000, EDT? For those of us not in central Michigan – and that is most of us who come here, by the by – knowing when one of Spartan Teams is on an even semi-national media outlet is helpful.

  5. avatar MGoBlow says:

    81 – I was always taught that the measure of a man was doing the right thing when no one is looking – Clark passed, Digger failed.

  6. avatar headeast says:

    According to Joe, Trey Burke has caught the twitter bug…just sayin…

  7. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Great to see Vanilla Ice again in a promo for the SEC game, OUT OF FOCUS. Only reason he was in the frame was because he was sitting next to the IN FOCUS Fowler (who looked as goofy as ever)

  8. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    The guys doing the game are caricatures of announcers, if we hear one pun tonight we will hear 100 (already heard 3 bad ones) one of them said something about seeing the slap shots go in – not going to happen

  9. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    The Pac 12 can’t even spell defense – these 2 are just awful

  10. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    ya know what’s wrong with the BTN? The people who run it and studio yak, think they are the ones who give this media outlet the pizzazz, NOT the players in the games. They show the highlights like there a person, a character in a sitcom.

  11. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Volleyball advances 3-2 over SDSU

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