After a spectacular show by the men’s basketball team Michigan Wolverines 75-52″ href=”http://spartanavenue.com/2013/02/13/1-in-the-big-ten-michigan-state-spartans-trounce-michigan-wolverines-75-52/”>against the Michigan Wolverines last night, the Michigan State Spartans have taken the top slot in the Big Ten Conference. Baseball starts soon for the Spartans, softball started this past weekend, and the football team picked up 18 new freshmen on signing day.
- The Spartans won 75-52 in their “White out” game against the Wolverines. The Michigan team is now 4th in the Big Ten Conference Standings and the Spartans have moved into the number one slot.
- The women’s golf team placed 16th at the Regional challenge in Palos Verdes, California on Tuesday and 13th on Monday.
- The women’s basketball team lost to Penn State on Sunday evening 71-56. The Spartan women have dropped to 18-5 overall and 6-4 in the Big 10 Conference.
- The softball team started playing games this past weekend. They took two losses against South Carolina – 11-3 on Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday. Against Stetson, the women won at Friday’s season opener 4-1, but lost on Saturday 6-1.
- The men’s ice hockey team lost on Friday night 2-1, but then won Saturday’s match against Bowling Green 3-1.
Upcoming Calendar: (All times EST unless otherwise noted)
Friday, February 15
- Softball vs. UIC in Tempe, AZ – 12:30 PM
- Baseball vs. Furman in Greenville, S.C. – 5:00 PM
- Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Northern Michigan in East Lansing – 6:35 PM – (Televised on Big Ten Network)
- Wrestling vs. Iowa State in East Lansing – 7:00 PM
- Softball vs. Arizona State in Tempe, AZ – 7:15 PM (Game tracker will be available for this match).
Saturday, February 16
- Track Sierston Invitational in Ann Arbor, MI – All Day
- Softball vs. UIC in Tempe, AZ – 10:15 AM
- Women’s basketball vs. Michigan in Ann Arbor – 12:00 PM (Game Tracker, Big Ten Network, WJIM 1240 AM)
- Softball vs. Illinois State in Tempe, AZ – 12:30 PM
- Women’s Gymnastics vs. Ohio State – East Lansing – 5:00 PM (Big Ten Network)*
- Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Northern Michigan in East Lansing – 7:35 PM (Game tracker, FSD, WVFN 730 AM)
- Men’s basketball vs. Nebraska in Lincoln, NE – 8:00 PM (Big Ten Network and Spartan Sports Network Radio)*
Sunday, February 17
- Baseball vs. Northwestern in Greenville, S.C. – 11:00 AM (Game tracker)
- Women’s Tennis vs. DePaul in East Lansing – 12:00 PM
- Men’s Tennis vs. Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA 12:00 PM
- Softball vs. Northern Iowa in Tempe, AZ – 12:45 PM
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