EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan State women's basketball team won for the sixth time in its last seven games Sunday with a 68-55 over Northwestern at the Breslin Center. The Spartans, who have now won 13 straight over the Wildcats, were led by a balanced attack, as 10 Spartans scored, including 33 points off the bench. MSU improved to 17-8 overall and 8-6 in the Big Ten, remaining a half game out of second place.
Governor Granholm's budget chief says it will be tough to round up enough votes in the Legislature for the governor's budget proposals.
AUDIO: Budget Director Robert Emerson was appearing on the Michigan Public Television show "Off the Record." Emerson acknowledged the governor's new budget - the final budget proposal of her administration -- is controversial -- especially expanding the sales tax to cover services.
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm has vowed she will veto any budget plans that cut money for schools, and asked the Legislature to expand Michigan's sales tax to stabilize funding for K-through-12 education. The governor presented her final budget proposal to lawmakers Thursday.
DETROIT – Patrick Marleau scored the lone goal in a shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
Evgeny Nabokov stopped a career-high 50 shots, and Joe Thornton and Dwight Helminen scored in regulation for the Sharks. It was Western Conference-leading San Jose's first win over Detroit this season after three losses.
Johan Franzen and Jason Williams scored for Detroit, and Jimmy Howard made 24 saves.