Michigan State hosts its annual “Jam Jenison” event on Saturday when the Spartans host the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines. The first 500 patrons will receive a free Jam Jenison T-Shirt. Students are admitted for free.
Michigan State junior Samantha McLean (Grand Rapids, Mich.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, as announced on Thursday.
Michigan State took an early lead and then had to fend off a spirited Rutgers team to claim a 3-2 victory (28-26, 25-14, 23-25, 16-25, 15-12) on the road on Wednesday night. MSU improves to 17-13, 5-12 Big Ten and Rutgers falls to 6-24, 0-17.
Head coach Cathy George has announced that three student-athletes have committed to continuing their education and volleyball career at MSU.
Michigan State has a split week of action, playing at Rutgers on Wednesday before returning home for the annual “Jam Jenison” event on Saturday when the Spartans host No. 19 Michigan.
Michigan State dropped a heartbreaker at home on Saturday evening against visiting Iowa, falling to the Hawkeyes 3-1, (25-20, 28-30, 19-25, 25-23). The Spartans dropped both games to Iowa this season, the first time the Hawkeyes have come up with two wins over MSU in the same season since 1991.
Michigan State snapped a seven-match skid with a convincing 3-1 victory over visiting Ohio State, (25-18, 24-26, 25-19, 25-10).
The Spartans are coming off five straight games against teams that appear in the top 13 of the AVCA poll, with three of those matches on the road. MSU fell at No. 13 Purdue 3-1 last Wednesday and 3-2 to No. 3 Minnesota last Saturday in Minneapolis.
Michigan State dropped a hard-fought battle on the road at No. 3 Minnesota on Saturday, pushing the Gophers to five sets for the first time this season before ultimately falling 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 17-25, 25-21, 7-15).
The Spartans are amid a five-game stretch against top-13 teams, most recently falling at Purdue on Wednesday night, 3-1 (18-25, 25-19, 18-25, 19-25). The Spartans and Boilers battled from whistle to whistle, as MSU had leads in three of the four sets but were overtaken late in the third and fourth frames by the more experienced Boilers.
he Spartans (15-11, 3-10 B1G) and Boilers battled from whistle to whistle, as MSU had leads in three of the four sets but were overtaken late in the third and fourth frames by the more experienced Boilers.
Michigan State heads back out on the road, starting with a Wednesday match at No. 13 Purdue. MSU heads to No. 3 Minnesota on Saturday to complete the week of action. Both matches will air live on the Big Ten Network this week.
Michigan State fell to No. 7 Wisconsin at Jenison Field House on Saturday evening, dropping their only match against the Badgers this season (14-25, 20-25, 23-25). The loss snapped a two-game winning streak against Wisconsin, which MSU defeated twice last season.
Michigan State dropped a hard-fought decision to No. 3 Minnesota on Friday at Jenison Field House, but fell by a 3-0 score (22-25, 23-25,15-25). The Gophers improve to 17-2, 11-0 Big Ten, while the Spartans fall to 15-9. 3-8 in Conference play.
Michigan State continues plays its final full-weekend series of the regular season when it welcomes No. 3 Minnesota and No. 7 Wisconsin to Jenison Field House this weekend. Friday’s match airs live on the Big Ten Network with Mike Monaco and Kim Kuzma on the call. BTN will also air the MSU-Minnesota matchup in Minneapolis next weekend.
MSU had its struggles to start the match, but gained confidence as the match wore on and played even with the home team for much of the second and third sets, just unable to put away the potent Illini offense UI hit .327 in the match (50-17-101), while MSU recovered from a difficult start to hit .198 (24-17-86). The teams each had six blocks and Illinois had a slight edge in digs, 31-29.
Michigan State dropped a three-set decision to Northwestern on Friday night in Evanston (21-25, 19-25, 20-25). The Spartans (15-7, 3-6 Big Ten) had a rough night from a hitting standpoint, having nearly many hitting errors (25) as they had kills (28, .032).
Michigan State continues a four-match road swing with games at Northwestern (Friday) and No. 7 Illinois (Saturday).
Michigan State dropped a tough 3-0 decision on the road at Ohio State on Sunday afternoon (23-25, 19-25, 26-28 ). MSU splits its third straight Big Ten weekend and falls to 15-6 overall and 3-5 in Big Ten play.
Michigan State earned a hard-fought victory on the road at Maryland on Friday night, 3-2 (25-16, 25-20, 22-25, 23-25, 15-11). The Spartans are now 15-5 and 3-4 in Conference play while the Terps fall to 12-7, 3-4.