Michigan’s run of 22 straight NCAA tournament appearances will be on the line when the Wolverines travel to Western Michigan for a CCHA best-of-three quarterfinal series this weekend at Lawson Arena. Michigan (15-18-3) has struggled for most of the season before its current six-game winning streak, including a first-round CCHA sweep of Northern Michigan last … Continue Reading →
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No. 7 U-M (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten) has a chance to gain a share of the Big Ten title in today’s matchup with second-ranked Indiana at Crisler Center. If Michigan wins, it will move into a first-place tie with the Hoosiers (25-5, 13-4). If Michigan State wins at home against Northwestern and Ohio State wins … Continue Reading →
When Michigan State faces Northwestern on Sunday evening in the regular-season finale, there is the potential for plenty to be on the line. If Michigan can knock off Indiana earlier on Sunday, the Spartans will be playing for at least a share of their fourth Big Ten championship in the past five seasons. It will … Continue Reading →
Connecticut released its 2013 football schedule, and there is no change in venue for the UConn-Michigan game on Sept. 21. Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon had been hoping to move the game to a larger stadium, but according to the release, the game is set for Rentschler Field. The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 … Continue Reading →
Michigan State and Michigan are both coming off tough losses, but that doesn’t diminish the significance of Sunday’s 4 p.m. showdown at the Crisler Center. Follow all the action here with regular posts by Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News.
Who saw this one coming? Michigan State will host its final Central Collegiate Hockey Association game at Munn Arena tonight and Western Michigan could be celebrating its first regular season championship on it. And, it’s a real possibility with WMU trailing Miami by two points heading into tonight’s games. A WMU win over the Spartans, … Continue Reading →
For the bulk of this season, it didn’t appear Michigan State fans would have to worry about losing any players early to the NBA Draft. However, in recent weeks, some have wondered if junior Adreian Payne was beginning to play himself into a position where leaving early might become an option. But according to ESPN … Continue Reading →
Michigan State fans are no doubt looking forward to the stretch run of the season and thinking about another magical March. But while that is front and center for Tom Izzo and the Spartans, one eye is always looking toward the future. In other words, recruiting is always on the front burner and one of … Continue Reading →
Tom Izzo certainly wasn’t happy with the fact his team lost both of its games last week, but after Sunday’s loss at Ohio State, it wasn’t just the players he was disappointed with – he included himself in the criticism. The biggest issue against the Buckeyes was the ball screen defense, and on Monday’s Big … Continue Reading →
Michigan State faces a tough road test with a 4 p.m. game today against Ohio State. Follow the action here with live updates by Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News.