Michigan State’s dual meet against Michigan concluded on Saturday, as the Rutgers women also competed. The Spartan women earned a 185.0-48.0 win over Rutgers, but fell to the host Wolverines, 146.0-107.
Michigan State swimming and diving tries for a second time to kick off its 2021 campaign this weekend swimming at Michigan with the Rutgers women. The men will race on Friday, while the women and all divers will be in action on Saturday. The season was to begin last Saturday at Purdue with the Illinois women, but MSU’s participation was canceled due to Covid-19 concerns. The extra week has the programs more than ready to get into the pool.
Amidst the turbulence of the COVID pandemic, collegiate swimmers and divers showed impressive academic resilience. Michigan State’s women’s team led the way with a 3.87 fall GPA and the men ranked sixth nationally with a 3.71 as the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America announced its Scholar All-America team for grades posted for the Fall 2020 semester.
A group of Michigan State swimmers is going to court to try and save their program. Roughly three months after Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman announced the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs would be eliminated after the 2021 season, 11 members of the women’s team filed suit in federal court Friday, accusing Michigan State of violating Title IX gender-equity laws.
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Michigan State swimming and diving kicks off its 2021 campaign this Saturday (January 16), swimming at Purdue with Illinois (women only). The meet starts at 2 pm in West Lafayette. “We’re excited to finally have an opportunity to compete,” said head coach Matt Gianiodis. “There have obviously been a lot of challenges for us in the first semester, so an opportunity to get in the pool will be really good for all of our athletes. We’re looking forward to our weekend in West Lafayette.”
It was a crazy, chaotic 2020 for Michigan State athletics. And that was just in the first two months before everything around the college sports world went haywire. From a surprise February coaching search to canceled basketball tournaments to an on-off-on football season, it has been an extended roller-coaster ride in East Lansing as the year of the pandemic comes to a close. Here is a look at the 10 top stories for the Spartans on and off the field of play.
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The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have touched every area of our life. It’s forced us all to evaluate not only our current place, but also our prospects for the future. Michigan State Athletics is not immune from those calculations. Sadly, as a University and an athletic department, we’ve reached a decision that MSU Athletics will no longer sponsor men’s and women’s swimming and diving as varsity sports following the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.
Nehemiah Mork’s college swimming career ended abruptly, as did that of many athletes this winter. The Michigan State senior helped set a pair of school relay records at the Big Ten championships in late February before returning home to Midland a few weeks later amid the coronavirus shutdown.
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Hear from Nia Hollie and Scott Piper about their paths to MSU, and watch highlights from Men’s Basketball’s win at Maryland on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Michigan State swimming and diving beat the University of Illinois-Chicago as the teams celebrated their seniors at McCaffree Pool. The Spartan men beat the Flames, 132-110, and the Spartan women won, 169-73
Michigan State’s swimming & diving teams host two meets this weekend. The Spartans will celebrate their senior night Friday, Nov. 1 against the University of Illinois-Chicago at 5 p.m. They will then return to IM West on Saturday to take on Northwestern at 12 p.m
The Michigan State women’s swimming and diving team’s meet against Illinois on Saturday resulted in a draw with a 150-150 score.
The Michigan State swimming and diving teams fell to Pittsburgh on Friday night, the men 172-126, and the women by a 186-114 score.
Watch highlights of Football’s big win against Northwestern, learn some diving tips from Julia Oppedisano, and travel to Houston to see where Tyler Higby got his start.
Michigan State swimming & diving head coach Matt Gianiodis has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season, which will feature the annual Alumni Meet, time-honored rivalries and invitationals such as the Meet of Champions.
Michigan State University had three student-athletes selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team on Thursday. Redshirt freshman Cameron Caffey (wrestling), junior Scott Piper (swimming), and senior Courtney Aycock (swimming) were all selected by CoSIDA in recognition of the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom.
The experts talk about Cassius Winston’s season, Taryn McCutcheon from Women’s Basketball, teaches you how to bake the perfect cupcake, and Guy Moskvich from the MSU Swimming and Diving team talks about his journey from Israel to Michigan State.
The Michigan State swimming and diving program will travel to Oakland University for its final road meet of the season on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m.
The Michigan State swimming and diving team will host Purdue in its first competition of 2019 on Friday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. ET. The meet will take place at the McCaffree Pool in IM West.
The Michigan State swimming & diving team sent 13 swimmers to the USA Winter Nationals last weekend in Greensboro, N.C.The Spartan men claimed first-place overall in collegiate competition with 40 points.