Earle kicks off the show with M-live writer Diamond Leung, who discusses Michigan State football and the future 2013 season. Mike O’Hara from Fox Sports Detroit hones in on the Detroit Lions and how they will fare in the offseason. Earle ends the show with open lines, and discussion on more MSU sports.
A petition drive launches this week to reverse the new law that allows the state to establish a wolf hunting season in the Upper Peninsula. The first step is an appearance this week before a state elections panel.
Jarrett Bell from USA today talks about the excitement of the NFL playoffs. Earle calls on Terry Foster from the Detroit News to discuss the renewal of the NHL season and the Detroit Red Wings. And finally, Mike DeCourcy from the Sporting News talks about Big Ten basketball.
Earle kicks off the show recapping the National Title Game, and some thoughts on NCAA football. Earle also invites baseball guru, Lynn Henning on the show, and talks Basketball with Matt Charboneau, from the Detroit News. Earle closes the show with open lines.
Jeremy Sampson, from WILX, fills in for Earle today. He kicks off the show with the breaking news of Michigan State guard, Brandon Kearney. He calls upon columnist from msuspartans.com Steve Grinzel, commenting on the upcoming Buffalo Wild Wings bowl against TCU. Hockey guru Nate Ewell, from College Hockey Incorporated, discusses the latest in college hockey. Jeremy opens the line for the rest of the show.
Earle starts off with voice of the Lansing Lugnuts Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, as he talks about his new baseball book The Baseball Thesaurus, and the life of being a broadcaster. Earle also calls upon Detroit News writer Matt Charboneau, who gives some opinions on Michigan State basketball, in addition to other topics in the world of sports. Earle closes the show giving away tickets to Michigan State’s game versus Loyola Chicago, this Saturday at the Breslin Center.
Maximum Athletic Performance Trainer Steve Morgan joins Earle to discuss sports psychology and other topics in athletic training. Earle has open lines for the rest of the show, while taking ticket entries for MSU’s basketball game this Saturday versus Loyola Chicago.
7:30pm Wednesday, December 5 on 90.5 WKAR The premiere radio broadcast of the MSU Faculty Recital Series features College of Music professor emeritus Ralph Votapek, performing works by Haydn, Schumann, Prokofiev, and Ravel.
Jeremy Sampson from WILX fills in for Earle today. Mike DeCourcy, college basketball writer for Sporting News, talks with Jeremy about his recent Hall of Fame induction and analysis on the Michigan State Spartans. MSU hockey coach Tom Anastos joins Jeremy to close the show, talking about the upcoming game tonight against Ohio State with some team successes and challenges.
Voice of MSU hockey Scott Moore fills in for Earle today, and kicks off the show with MSU gymnastics coach Kathy Klages. Neil Koepke of msuspartans.com comes on to talk about the CCHA and surprises in the standings. Scott closes the show with MSU volleyball coach Kathy George, on her quest in the NCAA tournament and her eight-year tenure at Michigan State University.
On senior day for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Michigan State Spartans had one last chance to clinch a victory and attain bowl eligibility.
Michigan State started off the game strong with an interception at 12:11 in the first quarter, which led to a Dan Conroy 48-yard field goal.
Minnesota tallied an interception of its own at 4:43, leading to a touchdown and taking the lead 7-3. Dan Conroy hit another field goal to tighten the lead to 7-6 ending the first quarter.
The second quarter was scoreless until an intended Andrew Maxwell pass to Tony Lippett tipped into Bennie Fowler’s hands, leading to a 41-yard touchdown with only 1:28 left.
The Spartans led at halftime 13-7, as the half was highlighted by two interceptions from each quarterback. Leading the Spartans was running back Le’Veon Bell, who totaled 124 yards rushing in the first half.
The third quarter was highlighted by two Dan Conroy field goals, and a field goal for Minnesota making it 19-10. Highlighting the third was freshman Andre Sims, who had a career best 44-yard punt return to the Minnesota 7-yard line, which then was followed by a Dan Conroy field goal.
Michigan State added one more touchdown, and then ran off the clock for a 29-10 win. Le’Veon Bell finished the game with 266 rushing yards on 35 carries.
With the win, the Spartans improve to 6-6 on the season and 3-5 in the Big Ten Conference. Their potential bowl games include the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Little Caesars Bowl, Meineke Car Care Bowl, or Heart of Dallas Bowl. This is the sixth-straight bowl season for the Spartans.
EAST LANSING—After the Michigan State football team knocked off the Boise State Broncos under the lights in September, the No. 15 Spartan basketball team faced the men’s team of Boise, who came into the Breslin Center unranked and looking for an upset.
The game began with Gary Harris heading to the locker room early due to a shoulder injury. Adjustments were made, as the Spartans went with a smaller line-up of Russell Byrd and Brandon Kearney throughout the game. The first 10 minutes featured up-and-down basketball, highlighted by lead changes and fast breaks.
Leading the Spartans at the end of the fist half was Keith Appling, shooting 4-7 from the field with 11 points and 3 assists.
In the second half, the Spartan’s led Boise 56-54 with 9:19 to go, but Center Derrick Nix was given a flagrant foul coupled by a Tom Izzo technical foul. The refs gave Izzo the technical because of constant jabber throughout both halfs.
Boise took the lead back for the first time since the first half, knocking down all four technical free throws taking a 56-58 lead.
The Spartans rampaged back, with two back-to-back dunks by Denzel Valentine and Keith Appling, making it 66-62 with 3:20 to go.
Boise trailed 68-70 with less than a minute in regulation, until Keith Appling hit a lay-up while being fouled, giving the Spartans a three-point play. The Spartans clung to their lead and never looked back, defeating Boise 74-70.
This marked the 2nd meeting against Boise in 30 years for the Spartans. Appling played all 40 minutes while leading the Spartans with 22 points, seven assists, and five rebounds. The Spartans also finished 16-25 from the free-throw line. The Boise State Broncos stuck right with a strong rebounding Spartan team, totaling 24 opposed to the Spartan’s 28. Michigan State now improves to 3-1, with their next game against Oakland University Friday, November 23rd at Breslin.
With a bowl game on the line for Michigan State football, Earle invites Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp and Jack Ebling to make their Big Ten picks for the weekend. The crew also touches on the Detroit Lions troubles, as well as the success of Miguel Cabrera as the American League MVP. Earle opens the lines for callers to close the show.
With the turn of events in NASCAR, Earle calls on Terry Fitzwater for expert opinion on the races and more. Earle also gives away football and basketball tickets for the big games this weekend. Earle closes the show taking callers, and touching up on the Detroit Piston’s first regular season win this year.