Women's Soccer msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State Spartans dropped their first ever Big Ten conference match against Rutgers, 1-0, Friday evening in Piscataway, New Jersey. The teams remained scoreless for 88 minutes until Rutgers midfielder Samantha Valiant buried a shot, top-right corner off of a free kick to put the game away for the Scarlet Knights.
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Men's Soccer msuspartans.com —  The No. 16 Michigan State men's soccer team emerged victorious in the first Big Ten match of the 2014 season. Junior goalkeeper Zach Bennett picked up his fifth shutout in six games this season over Maryland in College Park in a 1-0 Spartan victory.
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Football freep.com —  Mark Staten started at defensive tackle for Miami (Ohio) in 1989-92, playing for teams that beat Cincinnati three times, tied West Virginia and stayed competitive with Purdue, Indiana and Kentucky. Those experiences come to mind for the Michigan State offensive line coach on days like today.
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Football freep.com —  Beware, Eastern Michigan defensive backs who aspire to intercept a Connor Cook pass and return it today — you might run into the Lester Hayes of college offensive linemen. Michigan State hasn't wanted to savor much from its most recent outing, a 46-27 loss at Oregon on Sept. 6. But offensive tackle Jack Conklin's obliteration of Oregon safety Erick Dargan after the first of two Cook picks is a keeper.
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