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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue 24 Oct 2017 - 13:25

the ladies wrapped up media day yesterday.. some new faces to a relatively young team. Losing Jankoska will obviously have an impact, especially early on in the season. But the ladies seem to have a close team, very tight-knit.

Neither the Big 10 pre-season coaches poll nor the media picked the Lady Spartans to finish in the top 3. But that's why they play the games.

2017-18 MEDIA BIG TEN PRESEASON RANKINGS
1. OHIO STATE
2. (tie) Maryland
2. (tie) Michigan

2017-18 COACHES BIG TEN PRESEASON RANKINGS
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3. Michigan

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Post by Turtleneck on Tue 24 Oct 2017 - 13:27

What is happening?

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on Tue 24 Oct 2017 - 13:29

Why do they only pick the top three? Can't today's student-athletes handle being picked 4th or lower?
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue 24 Oct 2017 - 13:32

Turtleneck wrote:What is happening?
blame Goose.  

(and I didn't earn my "staff writer" credentials because of my good looks)
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Returning four starters from last year's squad, head coach Suzy Merchant believes this will be an exciting year for @MSU_WBasketball.

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Post by LooseGoose on Sun 5 Nov 2017 - 15:47

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Mon 6 Nov 2017 - 10:14

more..

Balanced Attack Leads MSU past LSSU, 111-37

I suspect LSSU wishes it was a bit more balanced..  
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Ithaca star Kayla Belles among three players signed by Michigan State women's hoops for 2018 class. http://on.lsj.com/2AnTzNK via @LSJnews

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Post by LooseGoose on Sun 12 Nov 2017 - 9:24

Saturday’s state hoops: Freshman leads MSU women

Freshman Sidney Cooks led a balanced scoring attack with 17 points off the bench as the Michigan State’s women’s basketball team won its season opener Saturday, 100-58, over Robert Morris in East Lansing.

Shay Colley added 16 points, Branndais Agee 13, Taryn McCutcheon 11 and Taya Reimer 10 for Michigan State, which took control with a 29-8 second quarter.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Sun 12 Nov 2017 - 10:57

Not pertinent to the thread, necessarily, but Taryn McCutcheon and her parents were at the EL football game Friday night. I don't know her, really, but I've hung out with her Dad off and on over the years. He's a good dude.

Yeah, cool story, brah.
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Post by LooseGoose on Sun 12 Nov 2017 - 11:34

Robert J Sakimano wrote:Not pertinent to the thread, necessarily, but Taryn McCutcheon and her parents were at the EL football game Friday night. I don't know her, really, but I've hung out with her Dad off and on over the years. He's a good dude.

Yeah, cool story, brah.

IT's your thread Bob.....you can go wild with it. You've told us about her Dad - now tell us about her mom.

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Post by LooseGoose on Mon 13 Nov 2017 - 19:06

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Mon 13 Nov 2017 - 20:37

LooseGoose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:Not pertinent to the thread, necessarily, but Taryn McCutcheon and her parents were at the EL football game Friday night. I don't know her, really, but I've hung out with her Dad off and on over the years. He's a good dude.

Yeah, cool story, brah.

IT's your thread Bob.....you can go wild with it. You've told us about her Dad - now tell us about her mom.
just kinda nodded and politely smiled at her.

You know me.. polite.
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Post by LooseGoose on Sat 18 Nov 2017 - 14:10

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The 1997 Big Ten Champion Women's Basketball team back for their 20th Anniversary! Welcome Back Ladies! @MSU_WBasketball #S2S4


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Post by Floyd Robertson on Sun 19 Nov 2017 - 17:31

Big win 107-43 today over Charleston. What do we get for the team breaking 100?
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue 21 Nov 2017 - 21:00

97-60 over UDM

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Sat 25 Nov 2017 - 11:54

Big game against UConn @ 3 on ESPN3, hello 4-1.
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Post by tGreenWay on Sat 25 Nov 2017 - 14:21

Floyd Robertson wrote:Big game against UConn @ 3 on ESPN3, hello 4-1.

Oy, they're going to hurt us, and make it a pay back for last night's game, too.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Mon 4 Dec 2017 - 10:12

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The Spartans held on and came away with a win today! Allen's double-double and Agee's team-high 13 points led MSU over WMU. Notre Dame is up next on Wednesday in South Bend, Ind. at 7 p.m.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Mon 4 Dec 2017 - 10:12

game vs. ND will be no joke.. they were up vs UConn last night going into the 4th.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Mon 4 Dec 2017 - 10:21

You'll never mistake me for an expert on this matter, but while the team seems to have some nice pieces, they're going to struggle against top 25 teams and even beyond (like Miami last week) unless they're hitting lightening in a bottle on a given night.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Mon 4 Dec 2017 - 10:33

Floyd Robertson wrote:You'll never mistake me for an expert on this matter, but while the team seems to have some nice pieces, they're going to struggle against top 25 teams and even beyond (like Miami last week) unless they're hitting lightening in a bottle on a given night.
I don't disagree - they're a solid team but definitely a few pieces shy of being a Big Ten contender.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Wed 6 Dec 2017 - 19:52

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Halftime: Notre Dame 47, Michigan State 16

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 7 Dec 2017 - 7:38

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Halftime: Notre Dame 47, Michigan State 16

Yikes
yeah - tough night for the Lady Spartans.. was flippin' around last night to see if it was on the color television but couldn't find it. Might be a good thing it wasn't televised.

I suspect Suzy will have them locked in when the Big Ten season rolls around - but they're looking like a firm, middle-of-the-pack team right now.
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ICYMI MSU had a HUGE win at the @NOLAShootout vs. No. 22 USF last night, 83-73, behind 27 from Shay Colley!

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#V4MSU! Spartans defeat MVSU 83-64 and finish the @NOLAShootout 2-0! #GoGreen

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Post by aualum06 on Thu 11 Jan 2018 - 21:45

Good game right now on BTN
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Post by DWags on Thu 11 Jan 2018 - 21:47

Wow. Thanks for the heads up. Gonna beat #11 at their place.

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Post by aualum06 on Thu 11 Jan 2018 - 21:49

First B10 loss for Maryland to someone not named Ohio State. Were 60-0
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Sat 13 Jan 2018 - 22:31

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Post by LooseGoose on Mon 22 Jan 2018 - 20:48

Suzy on Nasser.

Merchant: Focus should be on victims, Simon 'an incredible president'

Merchant: “I certainly always think it starts with the victim. I’ve seen a lot of courage and watch these women have to speak in front of someone that violated them. To me those people, in my opinion, are act-alone monsters. They're going to find their way to do the things that they do and it's really unfortunate, but this is a great university.

I’ll tell you this one little story about Lou Anna and women. When I got hired, I had a three month old child. And I remember her saying to me about my contract. She said 'We're going to put some clauses in your contract, to make sure that you're capable of being a mom and being in a leadership position.' She said 'So many times we put women in leadership positions and then never give them the resources they need to do their jobs. That’s not gonna happen here at Michigan State.'

That's a little sidebar. I just want everyone to know that I think we need to focus on the victims and their healing process. And what Michigan State has done to put money, the $10 million in the terms of counseling and things like that, we're doing all the right things. It’s a horrible situation and you can't fix it. It'll never be fixed.

The man that is responsible for this is going to go to jail for a very long time and that's a positive thing, it's not the answer because those women are going to be frustrated and certainly go through some things for the rest of their lives. I’m proud of this institution and certainly proud of Lou Anna Simon and Mark Hollis and everybody that's involved here."

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Post by DWags on Mon 22 Jan 2018 - 20:59

LooseGoose wrote:Suzy on Nasser.

Merchant: Focus should be on victims, Simon 'an incredible president'

Merchant: “I certainly always think it starts with the victim. I’ve seen a lot of courage and watch these women have to speak in front of someone that violated them. To me those people, in my opinion, are act-alone monsters. They're going to find their way to do the things that they do and it's really unfortunate, but this is a great university.

I’ll tell you this one little story about Lou Anna and women. When I got hired, I had a three month old child. And I remember her saying to me about my contract. She said 'We're going to put some clauses in your contract, to make sure that you're capable of being a mom and being in a leadership position.' She said 'So many times we put women in leadership positions and then never give them the resources they need to do their jobs. That’s not gonna happen here at Michigan State.'

That's a little sidebar. I just want everyone to know that I think we need to focus on the victims and their healing process. And what Michigan State has done to put money, the $10 million in the terms of counseling and things like that, we're doing all the right things. It’s a horrible situation and you can't fix it. It'll never be fixed.

The man that is responsible for this is going to go to jail for a very long time and that's a positive thing, it's not the answer because those women are going to be frustrated and certainly go through some things for the rest of their lives. I’m proud of this institution and certainly proud of Lou Anna Simon and Mark Hollis and everybody that's involved here."


Well said.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue 23 Jan 2018 - 18:50

Big game we tonight at Crisler.

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Post by DWags on Tue 23 Jan 2018 - 19:25

Ass beating., down 25-9 end of first.

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