The light stretch comes to an end for No. 18 MSU when it faces Big Ten cellar-dweller Penn State tonight in State College. (7 p.m., Big Ten Network)
The Nittany Lions and Nebraska are the only remaining Big Ten men’s teams without a win in conference play. Penn State’s conference losses have all come by nine points or more.
After today’s game a tough stretch follows for the Spartans, starting Saturday. Here’s a quick look at what’s ahead.
Saturday – Ohio State
Jan. 22 – at Wisconsin
Jan. 27 – at Indiana
Jan. 31 – Illinois
Feb. 6 – Minnesota
What is your prediction for tonight, and how must the Spartans fare in the tough five-game stretch that follows in order to stay in the Big Ten race?
And in case you missed a couple of other news items, MSU freshman goaltender Jake Hildebrand earned a CCHA weekly honor after his performance against Notre Dame over the weekend. Hildebrand stopped 65 of 67 shots to help the Spartans earn a home split with the No. 2/3 Irish. And Solari has a piece on MSU’s hockey attendance this season, which has been among the best in the country. MSU ranks first in the CCHA and seventh nationally in average home attendance
Lastly, MSU 2014 football/basketball recruit Drake Harris was recently named the top wide receiver in the nation in his class by Tom Lemming. Interest is also starting to pick up for the Grand Rapids Christian wide receiver, who recently tweeted he received an offer from Urban Meyer and Ohio State.
Amid many fans tweeting to him requesting he attend their school, Harris tweeted the following:
@drizzygetbusy01 For everyone that is wondering what’s going on… I’m still committed to Msu but I’m planning on just playing football in college so @drizzygetbusy01 I’m opening my recurring back up but I have not Decommited from Msu just starting to look at more schools