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Coach Dantonio talks to the Media Tuesday 7/24/18
Jul 23rd, 2018 by USMC Retired

Broadcast live on BTN @0930R.

 

Here is a link to the MLive opinion about what he’ll be asked

 

Freep just has up the schedule of events and ‘live’ updates

 

Not sure the year or even the location, but it was awhile ago

This summer at Arcadia Buffs – playing the South Course (Opens on 8/1, we play on 8/6) and will report

NBA Draft 2018
Jun 21st, 2018 by USMC Retired

I’m not going to tie in a bunch of stories because you have either read them all by this point or have read none of them to this point and I don’t think putting them here will change that for anyone.

Both Miles and J3 are expected to go in the top 15 selections with J3 going(3-4) before Miles(13-15). There could be trades and payouts prior to their actual selection that could affect these numbers.

There is no competing Tigers game tonight, so unless you are into Euro Football , there isn’t much else to watch @1900. esPn will carry the broadcast of the NBA Hype Show (NHS) with all the speculation prior and post – none of which will affect anything.

In as much as today is the Summer Solstice, I may be making the turn on on the turn to back 9 of the 2nd 18 today (just to say I was playing golf at >2100.

I know it’s a big day in both these fine young men’s lives and I hope they both get drafted by a team where they can shine and continue to develop and carry a positive image of Spartan Basketball forward for years to come.

 

Solari has the Spartans 11-1 this Fall
Jun 13th, 2018 by USMC Retired

The loss is not to the Used Car Salesman in Columbus either (he has us winning that game 24-16), but to Glad Glade.

 

My opinion was that the Glade wasn’t all that good last year and the loss of the RB to the pros didn’t strengthen their position in my mind.  They squeezed by the better teams in the Conference, snuck by a very WEAK Pac12 team, and  lost to us.

 

https://www.theonlycolors.com/2018/6/11/17450604/chris-solari-predicts-11-1-season-for-michigan-state

Nick Ward is Removing His Name from the NBA Draft
May 29th, 2018 by USMC Retired

Short and to the point, Nick Ward will be scowling at I3T for another year

 

Here is the Journal take on it:

https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/college/msu/mens-basketball/2018/05/29/nick-ward-michigan-state-basketball-return-nba-draft/653772002/

 

So, what say YOU, TUS, Good move, too early to tell, or who cares?

MSU Women’s golf wins back-to-back Big Ten Championships
Apr 23rd, 2018 by Kindle

Senior Sarah Burnham looks at her shot at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing in fall 2017. (Photo courtesy: MSU Athletic Communications)

Women’s golf clinched its second-straight Big Ten title Sunday — its fifth in the last eight seasons — by shooting a team 2-over par 290 en route to a 5-under par 859 for the tournament. The team’s 859 is the second-lowest 54-hole score in the history of the tournament.

The Spartans entered the day one shot back of Maryland at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati. The Terrapins shot a 7-over par 295 and finished in a tie with Illinois for second on the tournament.

The Spartans clinched the championship with five birdies in the last two holes from seniors Sarah Burnham and Katie Sharp, as well as sophomore Allyson Geer.

Burnham finished second in the tournament individually, compiling a 5-under par 211 during the three days. She also won the Mary Fossum Award, named for the founder of the Spartans’ women’s program and given to the Big Ten player with the lowest stroke average to par over the course of the season. Burnham averaged -1.21 to par for the season.

Geer tied for fourth place with a 4-under par 212, including birdies on her 17th and 18th holes of the tournament.

BASEBALL NEWS:

After Nasty Outrage and Condemndation, How Are MSU Sports Team Performing This Spring?
Apr 15th, 2018 by Jeffrey Lubeck

Each new day appears to bring news and or evidence that Michigan State Athletics and MSU Administration has a lot to answer for in terms of its culture.

As we are all too aware there has been some nasty outrage and outright condemnation towards our Spartans and the University.  And while MSU has attempted to acknowledge and rectify the situation, its early steps could be best characterized as misfires – at least to its recipients (i.e., the victims of abuse).

While I do not want to ignore or show disrespect to the people who have been harmed, I also think we should not ignore the men and women currently participating in Spring Sports as representatives of Michigan State University.

So how are the teams and athletic programs doing as of April 15th 2018?

MSU Women’s Golf is ranked #10 nationally and has a good shot of advancing to the NCAA Tournament Championship round.  The B1G Championship is next weekend. and NCAA starts May 7th.

MSU Women’s Rowing is ranked #16 nationally and has a good shot of advancing to the NCAA Tournament Championship round.  The B1G Championship is May 13th and NCAA May 25th.

The MSU Women’s and Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Teams are making strong improvement as the season progresses.  MSU finished 2nd (Men) and 3rd (Women) in this weekend’s B1G\ACC Challenge (Louisville, ND, MSU,Purdue).

As for the rest?

Lacrosse: To the dislike of many TUS Members including USMC(retired) MSU does not participate in Lacrosse as a varsity sport.

Softball:  MSU continues to be a sub .500 program overall.  The Spartans are 16-21.  The good news is MSU swept JJ’s favorite (PSU) in a double-header (7-1,6-2) on Saturday in State College, PA. MSU’s Kristina Zalewski was the star of both games. MSU’s #1 pitcher started and completed both games striking out 19.  Yes, both games.  The Spartans lost to the Nitany Lions on Friday 8-6.  PSU (7-30) is not very good.

Baseball:  MSU has fallen off in 2018 in a material manner.  TUS Membership has grown accustomed to the Spartans flirting with and even earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament and taking the B1G Title.  Not this year.

Men’s Golf:  MSU is usually decent but 2018 has seen a fall off.  MSU is ranked #54 (Golfstat) in the country.

Men’s Tennis:  MSU is usually an also-ran in most years, and performing the same this season.  MSU under Gene Orlando (1992 – present) has had 10 season above .500. In 103 seasons MSU has won .49% percent of its matches and 33% in B1G competition.

Women’s Gymnastics:  MSU finished 10th in B1G.  Two Spartans advanced as individuals ot the NCAA Regional in Columbus.  Freshman Lea Mitchell competed in the all-around, while senior Hailee Westney performed on bars.  Neither advanced to the NCAA Finals.

Women’s Tennis: MSU Women’s Tennis is 14-7 0verall and 5-4 in B1G.  The B1G Tournament starts April 28th.  MSU was very good in the 1970’s.  MSU won a number of B1G Titles during this period. Childhood friend Debbie Mascarin won the B1G Singles and Doubles Titles during this period.  Deb had few flaws.  Her choice of boyfriend during high-school was one of them and a “low water” point.  Boyfriend = Andary.

 

 

 

The End is near
Feb 18th, 2018 by USMC Retired

Our foe on Sunday had 3 other games this week.  Whiskey  beat Minnie at home and then won @NW on Thursday before our CBS game @1300R Sunday

 

 

The Uncomfortable Truth Now and Forever
Jan 16th, 2018 by Jeffrey Lubeck

At least 98 of the 125 known victims will speak in-person or submit statements at the sentencing of former MSU and US Olympic Gymnastic’s Trainer Dr. Larry Nassar.  The list is so large it will take 4 days to conduct – so Tuesday’s session will be followed by three more.

It is not for me to look down upon and judge Dr. Larry Nassar.  I will let the judicial system make that call.  However, reading transcripts, and testimony leaves me speechless.  I do not know where to start with my questions and challenges to MSU as it relates to its role in this humiliating truth about the nature of humans and institutions.

Thoughts?

There seems to be a lack of ENTHUSIASM for ToNights tussle with the Rugrats
Jan 10th, 2018 by USMC Retired

We won by 10 at there place in the Deloonie required December Games (DRDG)

They have gone 5-3 since then with some wins over a ranked team (the Hall) BUT losses to ranked PU and Crab Legs. They also lost to Stony Brook and Minnie before their Big was suspended.

 

STARTERS

Rutgers

POS.

NAME

PPG

C (21)

Mamadou Doucoure (6-9)

4.1

F (33)

Deshawn Freeman (6-7)

11.8

F (35)

Issa Thiam (6-10)

7.6

G (00)

Geo Baker (6-4)

11.6

G (03)

Corey Sanders (6-2)

13.8

MSU

POS.

NAME

PPG

C (44)

Nick Ward (6-8)

14.7

F (2)

Jaren Jackson Jr. (6-11)

10.8

G (22)

Miles Bridges (6-7)

16.9

G (1)

Joshua Langford (6-5)

13.9

G (5)

Cassius Winston (6-0)

12.8

RugRats lately:
The ‘Rats are coming off a home win over Wisconsin on Friday night, during which they committed only six turnovers, the fewest in the program’s brief Big Ten history. ‘Rats are the Big Ten’s worst shooting team — both on 3-pointers (.295) and free throws (.611), but is among the league’s best on the glass and defensively on the perimeter, where opponents are shooting less than 30 percent from long range.
They haven’t done that well on the Road.
Spartans Win!
Trip to the Final Four in WVB and Attempting to Stay Focused in MBB: Match & Game Threads
Dec 9th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

Alyssa Garvelink (17), Holly Toliver (18) and Rachel Minarick (12) help lead MSU to the Elite Eight.

It is a busy Saturday in early December for MSU Athletics.  It also appears Saturday is date night for TUS members; including one who appears to have become smitten with a Alabama SEC Belle. It my understanding TUS Compliance is reviewing regulations on the latter.

The Women’s Volleyball team is the headliner as they try to earn a trip to the NCAA Final Four in Volleyball tonight [8PM ET ESPNU). Standing in the #12 Spartans way is the #1 Nitany Lions (32-1).  The NCAA Regional Final is being held on Penn State’s home court in State College.  MSU will have to play near perfect if it is to advance.  MSU is 7-44 all-time and 0-7 in its last matches.  The Spartans lost 3-1 in each of this season’s matches.  However, both were close with MSU having many chances to steal the victory in each contest.

The Women’s and Men’s Basketball squads are playing the 3rd (of 5) Home double-headers.  The Spartan ladies (5-3) take on Rhode Island (1-7) (2:00PM ET BTN+).  The #3 Spartan Men (7-1) take on Southern Utah (5-3) (6PM ET BTN).

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