In the last decade, Michigan State’s athletic department has arguably been as successful as any in the country. Dating back to 2007, many of MSU’s programs have reached the postseason, and three of the big-name programs boast at least one Final Four (men’s basketball, football and hockey). The 2007 hockey team and the 2014 women’s cross country teams brought national titles back to East Lansing.
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When Michigan State fans think about rivalries, the first thing opponent that likely comes to mind is Michigan. But this year, MSU will see plenty of Notre Dame in several different sports. Last week, it was announced the Spartans would host the Irish in this year’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Irish are also on the schedule for football and are the newest team to join the Big Ten hockey conference. Hosting the Irish in three separate sports feels almost like an in-conference rivalry despite not facing off in a number of years. This season will rekindle the rivalry that was in the national spotlight when the two football programs played the 1966 “Game of the Century.”
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The Big Ten announced on Tuesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2016-17 academic year. Joe Cox of the hockey team and Allyssah Fitterer of the volleyball team were selected as Michigan State’s honorees.
Satchmo and DB discuss a variety of topics including the firing of Curtis Blackwell, the Title IX investigation into the football team, the Spartan football schedule, how the Spartan football and softball teams ended their seasons, the Spartan hockey staff rounding into shape and other news of note.
05-23-17 Hear from MSU Track and Field Head Coach Walt Drenth and new MSU hockey Assistant Coaches Chris Loungo and Joe Exter. Plus get a preview of the latest edition of From the Dugout.
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An addition to Michigan State’s Munn Ice Arena remains in limbo as the university works to attract a lead donor for the proposed $18-20 million project.
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Michigan State hockey head coach Danton Cole announced on Thursday (May 18) the team captains for the 2017-18 season. Junior Mason Appleton will serve as team captain, while senior Carson Gatt, junior Brennan Sanford and sophomore Sam Saliba were elected assistant captains.
The Big Ten Conference announced the 2017-18 league hockey schedule on Thursday, May 4. The slate for the upcoming season includes 24 conference games with the addition of Notre Dame as an affiliate member for hockey.
Michigan State hockey head coach Danton Cole has completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Chris Luongo and Joe Exter as assistant coaches, it was announced on Wednesday. Both Luongo and Exter will begin their roles with the Spartan hockey program immediately.
Danton Cole, an 18-year coaching veteran with international, professional and collegiate experience, is the new head coach of the Michigan State hockey program. Cole, who was a key member of some of the most successful Spartan hockey teams in program history, comes to Michigan State from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program where he has mentored some of the nation’s top young players on the U-17 and U-18 teams for the past seven seasons.
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Last week, Danton Cole was named the new coach at Michigan State, his alma mater.
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After a two-week break, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back! The duo kicks things off by discussing Miles Bridges’ decision to return to MSU, the Party at Sparty, and the long-term ramifications. They then move on to discuss new hockey head coach Danton Cole (22:45) and cap things off with a discussion of more bad news for the Spartan football team (33:00).
The NCAA announced Tuesday that Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena will be the site of the 2020 Men’s Division I Hockey Frozen Four with Michigan State University serving as the host institution.
We are joined by Hockey Head Coach Danton Cole, Women’s Golf Coach Stacey Slobondnik-Stoll and Women’s Soccer Head Coach Tom Saxton throughout the show
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New Spartans Head Hockey Coach Danton Cole made sure in his introductory press conference to make it clear that this job means a lot to him. Cole is a Spartan through and through. Not only is the new bench boss fortunate, this program is fortunate. The thought of Cole going to the now vacant job in Ann Arbor and beating MSU in the future is almost unbearable. Luckily, we’ll never have to know what that feels like. Cole has the feel of a guy who could be here for a long, long time.
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When Frank Finn began his college hockey career at Michigan State as a student-athlete in the fall of 1978, he already had specific goals in his mind before he walked on campus.
The Michigan State hockey program officially wrapped up the 2016-17 season with its annual awards program on Saturday (April 15) at Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Senior Joe Cox came away as the evening’s big winner as he took home four awards.
Of the many things that attracted Debbie Fox to Danton Cole all those years ago, hockey wasn’t one of them. Danton liked that. Still does. “I think she understands the business of hockey,” Michigan State’s new hockey coach said of his wife. “But, I don’t want this to come out the wrong way, I don’t think hockey is that important to her.
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Danton Cole is the new coach of Spartan hockey, and a new era dawns in East Lansing. In the final podcast of the season, Jason, Jacob, and Andrew give their thoughts on the hire and what Cole brings to the table. In addition, the guys break down Cole’s recent press conference and look at how Cole will achieve the four points of his plan to resurrect Spartan hockey.
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