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.
Jeremy Sampson of WILX-TV fills in for Earle today. Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal calls in from Arizona to give an update on the Michigan State football team. Michigan State's bowl game is this Saturday, but how many will be in attendance? Listen to the lively discussion about bowl game ticket sales.
Jeremy Sampson of WILX-TV fills in for Earle today. Yesterday was a big day for top recruit Jabari Parker as he verbally committed to Duke instead of Michigan State. Jeff Benedict of Sports Illustrated gives us a behind the scenes look of Jabari. Matt Charboneau of the Detroit News was in Chicago yesterday as well and gives us he perspective of Jabari and how it effects Michigan State.
The very sharp and funny Dave Akerly fills in for Earle today. Jabari Parker makes his decision today on what school he will attend. Will Michigan State land this high recruit? Mike Helfgot from the Chicago Tribune gives us the scoop on Jabari. Jermey Sampson of WILX-TV 10 calls in with his thoughts as well.
The voice of Michigan State hockey, Scott Moore, joins Earle to discuss all things Michigan State hockey. Lansing State Journal writer Brian Calloway calls in to discuss Men's basketball. Lastly, Geoff Kimmerly of MHSSA calls in to discuss High School sports.
MSU Women's Gymnastic's coach Kathie Klages joins Earle to discuss their upcoming season. Lansing State Journal sports writer Chris Solari joins Earle to discuss the upcoming MSU Alumni basketball game and the current MSU Basketball game.
Detroit Free Press writer Mark Snyder calls in to discuss the Michigan Wolverines basketball season and their upcoming Bowl game. Lomas Brown, a former NFL player and current ESPN Analyst, calls in to discuss the NFL and the Detroit Lions. Dave Birkett, also of the Detroit Free Press, joins Earle to discuss the Detroit Lions even further.
Detroit Free Press writer joins Earle to discuss his new book Dave Bing: A Life of Challenge. He also gives his opinions about the Lions and Pistons. Spartanmag.com writer, Rico Beard chimes in with his opinions on the Lions this season and as an organization.
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.
Former MSU basketball player Travis Walton joins Earle to discuss what he is up to and his basketball camp for kids. Jarrett Bell of USA Today calls in to discuss the NFL. Other topics include Lions and High School basketball.
Assistant Coach of the MSU Men's basketball team Dane Fife joins Earle to discuss their season so far and their upcoming schedule. MSU Women's volleyball coach Cathy George joins Earle to discuss their upcoming battle against Michigan in the sweet 16. Lastly, Lansing Everett Men's basketball coach Desmond Fergoson joins Earle to discuss their first game of the season.
Detroit Free Press writer Perry Farrell joins Earle to discuss the 7 MAC teams who made bowl games. Executive Director of the Little Caesars Bowl Ken Hoffman joins Earle to further discuss the bowl games. Detroit News writer Dave Goricki also chimes in about the bowl games.
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.
Lansing Community College Mens' Basketball coach Mike Ingram joins Earle to discuss their season so far and what they need to improve on. Maximum Athletic Performance trainer Steve Morgan joins Earle to discuss the importance of working out during the Holiday's. Lastly, Lansing Sexton Men's Basketball coach Carlton Valentine joins Earle to discuss how his team looks heading in to the season.
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.
Happy Thanksgiving from SportsTalk! Today's show includes Lansing State Journal writer Chris Solari and WILX Sports Anchor Jeremy Sampson. Discussions include the Michigan State football team and the Michigan State Men's basketball team.