Spartans survive in Iowa, MSU hockey hoping for turnaround

Lansing native Anthony Clemmons had a couple of chances to help the Hawkeyes force overtime with Michigan State on Thursday night.

He missed a potential game-tying 3 at the buzzer and split a pair of free throws in the final 30 seconds as the Spartans were able to escape with a 62-59 road victory over an Iowa team playing without its leading scorer to move to 2-1 in the Big Ten.

Now with a favorable upcoming schedule that features games against Nebraska on Sunday and Penn State on Wednesday, the Spartans have a chance to get off to a 4-1 start in the Big Ten.

Keith Appling struggled for most of Thursday’s game, but came up big in the clutch. Columnist Graham Couch writes about Appling’s key role in the win.

Couch also has a blog post about Gary Harris, whose shoulder popped out again in the win. How much of a concern are Harris’ shoulder issues to you going forward?

This weekend, MSU’s hockey team is home for a weekend series against No. 2/3 Notre Dame. The Spartans picked up their play after Christmas last season and will try to do the same starting this weekend. And here are the matchups for the series with Notre Dame.

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12 Responses to Spartans survive in Iowa, MSU hockey hoping for turnaround

  1. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    As usual Cheese-it goes for the big NEGATIVE headlines. Wasn’t GH on the floor at the end of the game, last night? Having done this in my youth, it can be a recurring event that is sustainable. It’s an issue only to GH and how he deals with it, nobody else, especially Couch who has no access to the team, has any idea how it’ll impact his play.

    • avatar Lancelot_Spartan says:

      Just curious why you hate on Couch so much? I realize he is no Joe, but your constant derogatory comments about him seem petty. Wondering if I have missed something as I do not visit these blogs as much since the site turned to a pay site, but almost every time I do visit it I see negative comments from you about Couch. Just curious, that’s all.

      • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

        He is always negative about the Spartans, he is a back stabber – tells the players one thing and then publishes what they have asked him not to (that was back before the Coaches banned him from practice, but the primary reason he is banned) He’s a self promoting hack, basically. His choice of a blog title says it all.

        Here is his tweet yesterday, ” @ScottDochterman has informed me”. Scott didn’t inform Cheese-it alone or on any level other than the one where he was informing the tweeter-verse. He gets stories from the radio guys, but doesn’t give them credit. He publishes quotes as if he actually talked to the player – I have eye witness accounts that he was no where in sight when those quotes were given. The worst form of journalism is when the author lies to his public and that is what Couch does. He lies.
        There is nothing worse than a liar who wraps himself in the veils of “media truth”. There is nothing worse than somebody who builds his reputation on the toil of others. I’ve heard that the radio guys help him with stuff now that he has been banned, that just reminds me of people who make excuses for for alcoholics, they enable the alcoholic to continue his destructive pattern. Couch needs to deal with his ineptness and either get better or move back to the 4th tier of journalism he came from in Kzoo.

  2. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    I absolutely luv it when children attempt to show the world how much smarter they are than a coach who has a NC and 5 other FF. Cheese-it with 8 minutes left, “Gotta keep the pressure on. Big 8-plus minutes here in the Spartans’ season.” Every game on the road is 40 big minutes in the season, and when IU comes to Breslin that’ll be 40 big minutes, too – we beat the other pretenders at the Bres. As TRophy said on the previous thread, 4 road wins and maintaining serve at home at least ties for the conference title and were 25% there. Talk about trying to make your self important through others toil. DHSFB (it’s a technical Marine aviator acronym meaning chair-warmer)

  3. avatar headeast says:

    Free Matt Costello…

  4. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Another negative headline for a thread from the Cracker. If he had any player or coach access, he’d know that GH doesn’t think his shoulders are a problem. I guess Dr. Cracker knows better. Stupid tool

    • avatar Spartan 81 says:

      If his readers keep showering him with these type of compliments he is going to have to rename his blog Couchhunters.

  5. avatar MSU Owns Denard says:

    hockey team finally won ! 4-1

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