Thomas Kithier has shown that he can be a solid role player for Michigan State, as he does a lot of things instinctively well on the basketball court. Yet his role will always be limited in East Lansing (at least it should be if he doesn’t develop in other areas of his game), and if he stays at MSU, his minutes probably won’t go up much.
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Michigan State baseball split its doubleheader with Penn State Friday at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field, winning game one, 7-4, before getting topped in the night cap, 7-3.
Despite several weather delays, the Spartan track & field team had a strong showing, led by the sprinting squad at the B1G Indiana Invite #2, hosted by Indiana University at the Billy Hayes Track & Field Complex on Friday.
Michigan State and Maryland split a doubleheader on Friday, with MSU earning a 2-0 shutout win in game one before Maryland turned up the offense for a 9-1 rebound in game two.
Down 3-2 with two matches remaining, the Michigan State women’s tennis team stormed back to defeat Illinois, 4-3 at the Atkins Tennis Center in Champaign, Illinois on Friday.
Michigan State’s field hockey team scored a pair of goals in the second half but it wasn’t enough as its rally fell short in a 4-2 loss to Ohio State on Friday in Columbus, Ohio.
Junior midfielder Jack Beck, junior foward Farai Mutatu, and sophomore defender Nick Stone were named to the All-Big Ten second team, while freshman midfielder Jack Zugay earned All-Freshman honors. Beck, Mutatu, and Stone are all earning their first All-Big Ten honors.
The sheer fact that Josh Langford made it through the season more or less healthy has to be viewed as a gigantic accomplishment. Not only that, Langford started 26 out of 27 games, while only missing one contest. Considering his freakish injury history in recent years, it not only speaks to his will while fighting back but also to his tremendous heart.
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The Michigan State men’s golf team will return to Indiana this weekend for the Boilermaker Invitational, April 10-11, in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Spartans are coming off a win last weekend at the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational.
Michigan State baseball will now take on Penn State in a doubleheader on Friday, April 9 starting at 2 p.m. Due to the impending weather forecast in the East Lansing area, MSU and PSU will now play two games Friday instead of one Friday and one Saturday. Friday’s game two will start approximately 30-45 minutes after the completion of game one.
Michigan State is nearly four months removed from the end of the 2020 season. Offensive coordinator Jay Johnson has had plenty of time to review the performance and is looking to “improve everything.”That would be a good place to start.
The Michigan State women’s soccer team had its season come to an end against Rutgers, 1-0, in double overtime to open Big Ten Regional Weekend on Thursday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. MSU was the No. 6 seed in the East Region, while RU was the No. 3 seed.
Michigan State baseball will host Penn State and Purdue in pod play in extended weekend action, Friday-Monday, April 9-12 at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field … MSU opens the weekend taking on Penn State on Friday with a 3:05 p.m. first pitch. Saturday’s action opens with the Spartans playing Penn State at 12:05 p.m., followed by Penn State vs. Purdue scheduled for 4:05 p.m. Sunday’s schedule features Purdue and Penn State playing at 12:05 p.m., preceding Michigan State vs. Purdue at 4:05 p.m. The extended weekend wraps up on Monday with MSU playing Purdue at 3:05 p.m. The weekend schedule is subject to change based on weather.
For the second straight week, Michigan State senior James Piot has been named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week, the conference office announced on Thursday, April 8. Piot took first place in helping MSU to the team title last weekend at the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational.
No. 6-seed Michigan State men’s soccer will face No. 3-seed Michigan on Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament in Ann Arbor. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
Michigan State returns 15 players on the offensive line in 2021, including 10 letterwinners and eight players with multiple games of starting experience. Chris Kapilovic, who was promoted to assistant head coach in January, enters his second year mentoring the offensive line for the Spartans and also coordinates the run game.
Michigan State’s field hockey team hit the road today for a pair of weekend games at Ohio State. The teams open the weekend on Friday, April 9 (3 p.m.) and close out the series on Sunday, April 11 (noon).
It all came together very quickly. Payton Thorne was committed to play at Western Michigan for coach Tim Lester, a family friend, and with receiver Jayden Reed, his friend and former high school teammate. Then Michigan State called and he made the drive from suburban Chicago to East Lansing for a visit. In two weeks, he went from receiving an offer from the Spartans to signing a national letter of intent.
“In watching Tyson play, he’s a guy who can get his teammates open looks, he can get into the lane and he’s a crafty finisher because of his speed,” Izzo said in a statement. “He was named his league’s defensive player of the year and he’s got a good feel and vision for the game. He brings two years of college experience with him and we’re looking forward to having him join the Spartan Family.”
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