Sports news

SportsTalk | Wed 12/12/12

Dec 12, 2012

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.

SportsTalk | Tues 12/11/12

Dec 11, 2012

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.

SportsTalk | Mon 12/10/12

Dec 11, 2012

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. writer, Rico Beard chimes in with his opinions on the Lions this season and as an organization.

SportsTalk | Wed 12/5/12

Dec 5, 2012

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. 

SportsTalk | Tues 12/4/12

Dec 4, 2012

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.

SportsTalk | Mon 12/3/12

Dec 3, 2012

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.

SportsTalk | Wed 11/28/12

Nov 28, 2012

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.

SportsTalk | Tues 11/27/12

Nov 27, 2012

WLNS TV 6 Sports Reporter Al Martin joins Earle in studio to discuss MSU football and basketball. They also cover Lions and Pistons.

SportsTalk | Mon 11/26/12

Nov 27, 2012

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo joins Earle to discuss the team so far this season. Women's Volleyball coach Cathy George also joins Earle to discuss their upcoming  NCAA tournament run.

SportsTalk | Fri 11/23/12

Nov 23, 2012 reporter Mike Griffin joins Earle in studio to discuss the powerhouse of the SEC and how it compares to the BIG Ten.

SportsTalk | Thurs 11/22/12

Nov 22, 2012

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.

SportsTalk | Wed 11/21/12

Nov 21, 2012

Adam Ruff from The Spartan Sports Network joins Earle to give his opinion on the BIG Ten expansion. It's Thanksgiving weekend which means more eating than usual. Steve Morgan gives his tips on how to eat and exercise better during the holiday seasons. Drew Sharp and Jack Ebling call in to give their final BIG Ten football game picks of the year.

SportsTalk | Tues 11/20/12

Nov 20, 2012

Matt Charboneau of the Detroit News joins Earle to discuss the Big Ten expansion of Maryland and Rutgers. Associated Press writer Larry Lage calls in to discuss Lions, Tigers and Pistons. Other topics include student attendance at football games. 

SportsTalk | Mon 11/19/12

Nov 19, 2012

Lansing State Journal writer Graham Couch joins Earle to discuss the expansion of Maryland and Rutgers coming to the BIG Ten. Michigan State alum and boxer Seth Mitchell calls in to discuss his first lost of his career this past weekend.

No Bowl Just Yet

Nov 18, 2012

The Michigan State Spartans had their bowl bid hopes on the line Saturday, as they faced the Northwestern Wildcats at Spartan Stadium. 

The opening Northwestern drive led to a field goal, tacked on by kicker Jeff Budzien. Michigan State responded tallying its first safety of the year, sacking quarterback Kain Colter with 2:43 left in the first quarter. 

Both teams failed to score touchdowns in the first half. The Spartans were 1-4 in the red-zone scoring with a field goal, while Northwesterns’ one red-zone chance led to a field goal, as they led at the half 6-5. 

The second half featured more scoring opportunities, as Andrew Maxwell threw an interception within the first minute that was returned for a Northwestern touchdown. Michigan State fired right back with a 15-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, while successfully completing a two-point conversion to tie the game 13-13. 

After more scoring from both teams, the Wildcats pulled away late in the fourth quarter with another Budzien field goal at 7:30. The Spartans could not answer, committing two turnovers with the remaining time. 

Michigan State Dan Conroy set a record of 77 consecutive made extra points, tied for the most ever in Spartan history. Running back Le’Veon Bell, who had five 100-yard rush games leading up to today, finished with 133 yards on 32 carries. 

The Michigan State Spartans have now lost their last five games at home this season by a combined total of 13 points. One more win would give them a bowl berth, as they face the Minnesota Golden Gophers next Saturday with their last game of the season.