While the Michigan State track & field teams split up for the weekend, both groups made continued progress on the first day of their respective meets, achieving new personal bests at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio.
Behind a solid outing by Ethan Landon and a five-run first inning, Michigan State baseball beat Northwestern, 5-3, Friday afternoon at NU’s Miller Park in the opener of a three-game Big Ten Conference series, in a nationally televised game on Big Ten Network.
Michigan State fell by a 10-2 score in the opening game of a three-game set at Ohio State in five innings.
The 12th-ranked Michigan State women’s golf team leads the Big Ten Championships by five strokes after one round.
When speaking of Michigan State’s 2018 recruiting class, players like Foster Loyer, Marcus Bingham Jr. and Gabe Brown all immediately come to mind. Thomas Either is another who gets love, but he missed his entire senior season with Clarkston because of a fumble by MHSAA. However, one recruit who always seems to fall through the cracks, undeservedly, is four-star small forward Aaron Henry.
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Michigan State resumes racing this weekend, heading to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Saturday. he Spartans, ranked No. 15 in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll, will race for the first time since April 7, when they raced in the Big Ten Double Dual in Ann Arbor against then-No. 11 Iowa and No. 16 Indiana.
The Michigan State men’s golf team will get its final tune up prior to the conference championships when it competes in the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate this Saturday and Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. The tournament will take place at the par-71, 7,455-yard OSU Scarlet Course.
Michigan State women’s tennis (15-7, 6-4 B1G) will host No. 23 Michigan (13-9, 9-1 B1G) for senior day on Saturday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m. to conclude the regular season. Weather permitting, the match will be played on the MSU Outdoor Tennis Courts.
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In a certain way, the recruiting process for high school football athletes is a little like falling in love. When you know, you know. For three-star linebacker Marcel Lewis, Michigan State was the school he knew he wanted to play football at. “Michigan State, I just feel like they always showed me love,” Lewis said. “I know they are going to take care of me.”
When the 2018 Michigan State recruiting class enrolls on campus in less than two months’ time, it will do so as the No. 14-ranked class in the country. That’s where the Spartans’ five-player class ended up in the final 247sports composite team recruiting rankings, after the three major scouting services — 247sports, Rivals and ESPN — all released their final player rankings in the past week.
With a pair of returning starters on the offensive line out, Tyler Higby got the start at left guard in Michigan State’s spring game on April 7. It’s the same position he held down on and off for the past two seasons, but this spring brought change and new challenges for the redshirt junior. In addition to working at left guard, Higby took snaps at center and left tackle and believes his versatility will pay off this fall.
Michigan State’s track & field team splits for the first time this outdoor season with the Spartans competing at both the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Jesse Owens Track Classic in Columbus, Ohio, on April 20-21.
Michigan State baseball resumes Big Ten Conference action with a three-game series at Northwestern this weekend, Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, in Evanston, Ill. The series opens on Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET in a nationally televised game on Big Ten Network. Saturday’s second game is slated for a 3 p.m. ET start with Sunday’s series finale starting at 2 p.m. ET.
The league will expand to a 20-game conference schedule in 2018-19, with each team playing seven opponents both home and away and then playing six opponents once (three at home and three away). MSU will play both home and away against Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue and Rutgers.
For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the Big Ten will have an 18-game schedule after two seasons of a 16-game docket. The conference played an 18-game league schedule in both 2015-16 and 2014-15. It is the sixth time in the last 12 years the conference has played an 18-game schedule.
The 12th-ranked Michigan State women’s golf team will compete for the conference title this weekend outside Cincinnati at the 2018 Big Ten Championships.
Junior third baseman Marty Bechina, sophomore center fielder Danny Gleaves and freshman shortstop Ryan King joined each other on the Spartan baseball team after facing each other during their high school careers.
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Isaiah Jackson was the youngest player on the floor on Friday night when The Family opened its 2018 AAU season at the Storm Classic. But after a few dunks, made jumpers and rebounds, it was clear Jackson belonged on the court. Jackson, who just completed his sophomore season at Old Redford Academy in Detroit, is playing a level up with the The Family’s 17u team this summer.
Michigan State’s tight end production was cut in half last year – from 52 receptions for 558 yards and six touchdowns in 2016 to 26 catches for 263 yards and one touchdown last fall. That came after the graduation of Jamal Lyles and Josiah Price, the latter of whom set the program record for touchdowns by a tight end with 21.