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This is what happens when you cross breed a soccer player with the Stanford mascot



Everything I know about football, I learned from Michigan State

Dr. Tom Osborne

Update from Chicago

(Bump: Sorry I missed this a few days ago. - Chris) So I was just at the Broad College Alumni event in Chicago (even though I'm a JMC alum). Hollis was already in town for the B1G meetings so he...

Broad College of Business event with Hollis


I know this is kind of last minute but check out the link above. It's the kickoff event to a three day long forum in Chicago that includes Coaches Izzo, D, Anastos, Merchant, Cathy George (volleyball) & Stacy Slobidnik-Stoll (women's golf) plus several PhD's that teach at Broad. The Hollis event is $50 and includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a Q&A with Hollis after the presentation. It looks like about 75 people have signed up so far.


Calling all Spartans - Spartan Service Day 2013

The basketball season may have ended one weekend sooner than all of us would have like, but that doesn't mean we aren't full of Green & White pride! And with that in mind, let's show America how...


Hockey on BTN right now

Rough season so far, as the team is in the CCHA cellar at 5-12-1, 7-15-3 overall. But we're up 1-0 on PSU 5 minutes in! And as disappointing as this year has been, the fan support is said to be...


Dwaun update

The 2011 recruiting class was highlighted by McDonald's All American Branden Dawson, and included future backcourt mates in Dawson's AAU teammate Travis Trice, and as described by coach Izzo, the...


Let's get ready to rumble!

via cdn0.sbnation.com Besides Senior Day at Spartan Stadium and Texas Southern coming to town to help open the Breslin Center for the season, Spartan fans have another big sporting event to look...

Represent MSU at Big Ten Night at Wrigley Field!!

(Bump - I know we have a lot of Chicago readers - Chris) Help show America's B1G city which school really is Chicago's B1G team! The Cubs are once again hosting Big Ten Nights Oct. 1 & 2, as the Cubbies help the Astros end their bad season (and tenure as a national league club) in style. Each team has a website (linked in the title) that allows fans to purchase tickets to the game. As an added bonus, the mascot of whichever team sells the most tickets gets to throw out the first pitch at each game - and presently, MSU is in the lead!! Tickets are $25 for MSUAA members, $35 for non-members. Mrs. Dersh & I will see you at the game on 10/1. Go Green!!

MSU Alumni Association of Chicago annual boat cruise


I know this is kind of last minute, but the MSUAA of Chicago is hosting it's annual boat cruise this Friday. It's a great way to make new personal & business connections in Chicago, and find more Spartans in the area to connect with. I won't be at this one, as Mrs. Dersh & I have a wedding rehearsal that night, but we went last year and had a great time. It's $69 for MSUAA members, $79 for non-members, and last year the price included cocktails and food, along with the cruise.

Hondo's hoops update


Hondo Carpenter, Jr., owner of the Spartan Nation blog (and some sort of an insider), put up a nice update yesterday about the basketball team. If you don't feel like clicking the link, here's the summary: Brandon Kearney packing on loads of muscle, and it shows. Denzel Valentine called "a man among boys," and is "killing it . . . can move without the ball, score, pass, and do it all." Costello is "a beast." And then there were some recruiting questions about Izzo's style, how he can hang with Cal, etc.


You're a mean one, Mr. Ryan

(and he looks like the Grinch, too)

Grumpy Snowmen have invaded East Lansing!

Spartan pride is at stake! "Across MSU campus, rival Big Ten schools have set up snow forts populated with Grumpy Snowmen. Help Sparty rid campus of these pesky snowmen in this whimsical game!" The Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab, which is somehow related to the MSU College of Communications, Arts & Sciences has made a game very similar to Angry Birds, except with a vital twist - in this game, you are Sparty, and you must use an arsenal of footballs, basketballs, baseballs, volleyballs, & hockey pucks, to eradicate the plague of rival B1G snowmen that have invaded EL & threaten to take over our campus, and very existence!! It's a fun little game, can be downloaded to your iDevice, Android, computer, or even play it online. The rival snowman seem to prefer congregating in front of MSU's most historic buildings & locales, and after you restore order and honor to MSU when you clear each level, Sparty will do a dance & then share a unique fact about that location with you! Best part is, this game was entirely made by current MSU CAS students. Well done – download this free app today to show your support!

Hockey on TV tonight!

(Bumped. We'll use this as the hockey open thread for tonight.) Nationally, too, it's on CBS College Sports Network! Click on this link, then in the lower right hand corner, enter your zip code & TV provider to find the local channel. This is a huge game, as we know from Spartan Dan's analysis, as it has a major impact on seeding for the CCHA tournament, and presumabley, the NCAA tourney as well. Puck drops at 835 pm ET, and here's a link to the gametracker from MSU's athletics site.

Proposed new Spartan Stadium Scoreboards revealed


The MSU Athletic Department has released artist's conceptions of the proposed new audio and video systems to be installed in Spartan Stadium. These include a large, presumably HD video board in the south end zone that will have stats on it, and two smaller video boards in the corners of the north (river side) endzone. Also in the north end zone will be what's called a "Video Fascia," or video ribbon. The proposed upgrades were approved in the fall by the board of trustees, and are said to cost $8mm, which will be entirely funded by the athletic department. So we should all send a huge Thank You to the Izzos & Magic Johnson, each of whom made a $1mm gift to the athletic department this fall. Also, I couldn't find the tweet, but I remember for a fact that Greg Ianni (walk-on Anthony's dad, and Hollis's Assistant AD at MSU) tweeted over the summer about these upgrades, saying something along the lines of them being "revolutionary." Props to whomever can find that tweet.

Two more football verbals


Looks like Coach D got two more class of 2012 verbals over the weekend, from three star Toledo safety Mark Meyers, and unrated/two-star/three-star/son of a CFL legend DT out of Oregon David Fennell. I don't know anything about Fennell other than what I just typed in the last sentence, but let's hope that Meyers turns out like the last 3 star, not heavily recruited, Ohio DB that we nabbed - Mr. Johnny Adams. The two have very similar measurables (though Meyers has about 25 lbs on Adams, as of senior year HS), and for both, were being recruited by MAC level & lower tier B1G teams before MSU came in & swooped them up.

Cool, old, random Alan Anderson article


Found this today when I was searching for the game that AA missed two FTs late (kind of like DayDay last night, except we lost Anderson game), and I stumbled across this artice by Larry Fitzgerald, Sr., father of the Cardinals wideout. Apparenlty, he & AA are best friends from growing up together in Minny!!

First Outback Bowl Preview I wish our men best of luck; may they come back in one piece.

First Outback Bowl Preview I wish our men best of luck; may they come back in one piece.

Record Expectations? Kirk Cousins has got them covered.

2011 has been a remarkable, record setting season in Spartan football, one of the best in school history. While the conference championship game didn't go our squads way, that doesn't diminish from...

MSU athletics Blackberry app!


This is a really cool app, it's not a link to the MSU Athletics website, but rather, a real live app that has actual content on it! A great way to have access to all of the official MSU athletics info while you're waiting for a pre-trial conference, on the can, or any other time when you have a few minutes to kill & a Spartans sports fix to fulfill!!

BT Powerhouse MSU hoops preview


Hoops season starting soon - exhibition vs. Ferris State in less than two weeks! Also, if you haven't done so already, check out the updated player profiles on the official athletic site, (this one links to the most recent one, for Brandon Wood), they are pretty cool!

Delvon Roe's career comes to an end at MSU due to degenerative knee pain.

@MSU_Basketball Delvon Roe's career comes to an end at MSU due to degenerative knee pain.

Best. Audio. Ever.


Heard this on the radio today & couldn't wait to hear it again! The first 55 seconds or so are not our style, but it gets better quickly. I am pumped for football!!!!

2 deep released for YSU game

(Bump. Sums up what I wanted to say about the depth chart - Ed.) Not as many "ors" as I expected (4 on each side of the ball). Here's what stood out to me: C - Treadwell listed as an or with RS frosh Travis Jackson. LT - McGaha or France. RT - Sky Burkland ahead of transfer Fou Fonoti. TE - Linthicum & Celek listed as starters, ahead of Dion Sims. RB - Baker listed as primary, Caper or Bell as 2nd string. DE - Marcus Rush listed as or with Denzel Drone. Who is Rush? i'm not familliar with him. DE - Gholston listed as 1st string along with Ty Hoover. Not to be dramatic, but Gholston needs to step it up this season, lest he become like William Campbell down in AA. DT/NT - Worthy, White & Pickelman are some big boys. I think this will be the strength of the D, though with his mobility I figured Pickelman was more of a DE. LBs - Lawrence Thomas not even on the depth chart. Does this mean he's likely reshirting now? True frosh Taiwan Jones liste as 3rd strong-side (STAR) LB. CB - After Johnny Adams, there is some serious inexperience at the corner positions. Dennard played a little last season, Mitchell White hasn't been seen in ages.

Capital One Mascot Challenge

Sparty has a huge first round matchup vs. Buzz, the Georgia Tech Yellowjacket. Vote early, vote often, and let's help Sparty stomp out this rabies carrying insect!* * Disclaimer - I don't really know if bees carry rabies.

Congrats to the baseball team


7-1 win over Purdue in 2nd round of the B1G Baseball Tournament! Looks like our starter went 8 strong innings, giving up a homer in the 3rd & 5 other hits, while we chased their pitcher early in the 2nd after lighting him up for 4 runs. Up next tomrrow at 7 EST - winner of the OSU-Illinois game, which just started on BTN!!

My favorite TOC post of all time


Looks like it's in need of a slight update (and not the good kind, as in, add these guys to the list). But 'Zog, Sherm, Allen & Lucious need to go off the "4 year" list. Still a great post, though!!

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