Spartans Snapshots (Feb. 27 edition)
SPARTANS WIN BIG TEN TITLE
When Wisconsin beat Ohio State on Sunday, the Spartans were guaranteed at least a share of the Big Ten title. If MSU wins either its next game at Indiana on Tuesday, or against Ohio State on Sunday, it will win the conference outright.
It is the third Big Ten for MSU in four years, and the seventh in Tom Izzo’s career. Green Thoughts has quotes from Izzo on the championship.
2013 recruit Holmes plays for his mother
An outstanding talent has an outstanding story, and MLive’s Graham Couch tells it. If you haven’t read this already, it’s a must read.
Maxwell ready to take over
The Free Press has a story on MSU’s new starting quarterback Andrew Maxwell and how he came to play under center. It goes on to tell how he became a Spartan and how he has progressed in his time backing up Kirk Cousins.
NFL Combine coverage
Stay tuned for more Combine coverage in the next couple days, and check out the posts already up about the successes of former Spartans in Indianapolis.
Hollis named to NCAA Committee
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has been named to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the upcoming term. He will be part of the 10-man committee who will select the 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament every March.
His term will begin Sept. 1.
Baseball goes 3-1 at First Pitch Invitational
The Spartans won two games Friday: 13-4 against Miami (Ohio) and 4-2 against Furman. On Saturday, they won 6-2 against Furman in 11 innings, before dropping the final game Sunday to Miami (Ohio) 1-0.
Shortstop Justin Scanlon had seven hits in the four games, including three two-hit games. Tony Bucciferro picked up his second win of the season against Miami (Ohio) on Friday.
Hockey splits at Notre Dame
The Spartans dropped Friday night’s game 2-0, but bounced back to win 4-2 the following night. The Spartans will face Miami (Ohio) in the CCHA quarterfinals.
Michigan State men’s soccer team signs nine recruits
MSU will bring in nine recruits in the fall. Six are ranked among the Top 150 in the, while the other three are transfers.