A busy sports night will begin in a few hours with the Michigan State men’s basketball team opening its season at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany and the Spartan hockey team traveling to Ann Arbor for the opening game of its weekend series with rival Michigan.
To get prepared for the basketball game, Graham Couch has the tipoff that displays the matchups and everything else you need to know about the MSU-UConn matchup.
Keith Appling, MSU’s leading returning scorer, begins his junior season as a candidate for the Wooden Award. He was one of nine Big Ten players and 50 players nationally named to the preseason watch list for the award.
What are your thoughts and predictions for today’s game against the Huskies, who will be beginning a new era under the direction of former NBA player Kevin Ollie.
And Solari has you covered from hockey tonight and write about MSU coach Tom Anastos and Michigan’s Red Berenson being a big part of the rivalry between the schools. There’s also the faceoff with the things to watch tonight and Saturday. Of note, Saturday’s game will be the only MSU-Michigan game played in East Lansing at Munn Arena this season. MSU’s other home game with the Wolverines will be played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
The football team is off Saturday, but Le’veon Bell was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award earlier today.