It’s almost time for Mel Tucker’s first non-conference road game as Michigan State’s head coach. Ahead of Saturday’s game at Miami (Fla.), we got in touch with Gaby Urrutia, who covers the Hurricanes for InsideTheU.com, the Miami site on the 247Sports network, to get a deeper look at the ‘Canes.
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Holding the event for the first time in two years, the Michigan State men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to host 21 collegiate programs and 122 high schools at the 40th annual Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational sponsored by Playmakers on Friday, Sept. 17.
The Michigan State Spartans square off with the Miami (FL) Hurricanes at noon on Saturday. Let’s break down the 3-2-1 preview for the matchup: three things we want to see, two key stats, and one best bet.
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It will be a matchup of ranked Big Ten squads to open the conference slate this weekend, as the No. 25 Michigan State field hockey team faces No. 24 Ohio State on Friday afternoon at Ralph Young Field. Following that game, MSU turns around to host Central Michigan on Sunday afternoon.
The Michigan State Spartans take a 2-0 record down to the Sunshine State for its first true test of the season. The Spartans will face a top-25 Miami (FL) Hurricanes team that has struggled a bit out of the gate but remains a pretty solid squad. This is part of a home-home series that has been on the books for a while (although the 2020 matchup in East Lansing was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a makeup date has not yet been announced), and it is going to be interesting to see how Mel Tucker’s team performs in a true hostile road environment. Let’s get to know “The U.”
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“There’s been some good and definitely some things to work on,” Thorne said. “Obviously, we’re 2-0 so that is a positive and that’s what I’m most concerned about. A lot of areas to improve still and definitely looking to grow in some areas.”
MSU completes its non-conference schedule this weekend when it hosts the Green & White Classic tournament. Oakland, Central Michigan, and IUPUI will all come to Jenison Field House for a five-match event. All five matches this weekend will have a live video webstream on BTN+
The schools last met in 1989, in which the Spartans entered the game as a massive underdog despite having a talented roster and playing on home soil. Miami at the time was a perennial powerhouse and closing out one of the most successful decades of any team ever — winning two national titles in the previous six years and eventually a third championship in 1989.
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The Spartans’ sophomore recorded his first sack and his first tackle for loss in the Spartans’ win over the Penguins. Pietrowski finished the game with 1.5 tackles for loss, a sack, a quarterback hurry and four tackles as part of a strong Michigan State defensive effort.
Senior forward Farai Mutatu’s first career hat trick completed MSU men’s soccer’s comeback against Notre Dame, Tuesday night at Alumni Stadium. With three second-half goals, the Spartans stopped the Fighting Irish 4-3.
Michigan State brings a 2-0 record into its matchup at No. 24 Miami on Saturday, Sept. 18 at noon in Hard Rock Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on ABC, with Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst), and Katie George (sidelines) on the call. The Hurricanes are 1-1 following a home-opening victory over Appalachian State last Saturday, 25-23. MSU won at Northwestern, 38-21, in the season opener and topped Youngstown State, 42-14, in Spartan Stadium in Week 2.
Cassius Winston’s NBA journey is far from over. With the 2021-22 season roughly a month away, the Michigan State product is ready to show what he can do at the pro level. Winston was undoubtedly one of the best guards in the country when he was at Michigan State, winning Big Ten Player of the Year in 2019. He was then selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 53rd pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. His draft rights were then quickly traded to the Washington Wizards.
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Entering Big Ten play this week and sitting at 5-0 on the season, the Michigan State field hockey team jumped into the Top-25 of the NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll, the organization announced Tuesday. The Spartans land at No. 25 in the latest rankings, the first time the program has been nationally ranked in over 23 months. The most recent appearance by Michigan State in the national rankings was Oct. 1, 2019 at No. 24. Michigan State received 141 points in the weekly poll, capturing one first-place vote.
The Michigan State women’s golf team wrapped up its season-opening tournament, the Cougar Classic, at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, South Carolina on Tuesday. The Spartans shot a 12-over-par 300 in Tuesday’s final round and ended the tournament 14-over-par 878 (291-287-300) and in 12th place.
Michigan State head coach Danton Cole announced today (Sept. 14) coaching staff additions for the upcoming 2021-22 season. Peter Ward has been named senior advisor to the coaching staff, while Dylan Strom has joined the program as a volunteer assistant coach.
Every week throughout the NFL season, we check in on Michigan State products playing at the highest level. While MSU’s 80-year draft streak was snapped this year, there were still more than a dozen Spartans on active rosters on opening day of the 2021 season.
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As Michigan State gets set to hit the road again on Saturday, it will be a bit shorthanded. Coach Mel Tucker wasn’t offering a ton of specifics, but it appears the Spartans will be without running back Elijah Collins and defensive end Itayvion Brown when they head to No. 24 Miami for a noon kickoff, and they could be without defensive ends Drew Beesley and Drew Jordan.
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The air is expected to be thick. The temperature could touch 90 degrees. Standard weather this time of year in South Florida, where Michigan State football will face the Miami Hurricanes at high noon on Saturday. So, Mel Tucker cranked up the thermostat at Michigan State’s indoor facility to simulate the toasty environment inside of Hard Rock Stadium.
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