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Weekly discussion from the Lansing State Journal sports staff on Michigan State football/basketball and beyond.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-06-13 19:44
last episode published
2019-06-12 23:17
publication frequency
9.69 days
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Number of Episodes
145
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12.06.2019 http://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000265749982-2b5gr4-original.jpg

What we're looking forward to at Moneyball, and Nick Ward NBA draft talk

This week, we talk about the NBA draft and where to expect Nick Ward and other Big Ten players to land (1:322). From there, we move to the Moneyball Pro-Am, which begins on June 27 and we break down the players and storylines that we'll be paying the m...
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The Mount Rushmore for the 2019 Michigan State football team

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch, Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari and LSJ sports storyteller Mike DeFabo are here to bring you the latest in the happenings of the Spartan sports world.  This week the trio discuss...
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Cassius Winston, Nick Ward make their decisions, NFL draft reaction

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari have plenty of Spartan news to discuss since the last podcast three weeks ago. Topics include: - Cassius Winston and Nick Ward's NBA decision...
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Michigan State spring football game, uniform talk, NFL draft preview

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari have made the switch from basketball to football as the Spartans' spring game was Saturday.  The duo breaks down the game by: - Picking two pl...
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Michigan State loses to Texas Tech, basketball team's future, spring football game preview

It's a three-man weave for the podcast, as Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari is joined by LSJ sports storyteller Mike DeFabo, all of whom were in Minneapolis for the Final Four. ...
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Michigan State conquers Duke, prepares for Texas Tech in the Final Four

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari, like the Spartans, survived their trip to the nation's capital and are heading to the Final Four in Minneapolis. But first, Graham and Chris ...
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Michigan State prepares for LSU in the Sweet 16, Tom Izzo-Aaron Henry, Predictions

Lansing State Journal columnist and sports storyteller Mike DeFabo are back from Des Moines, where they saw Michigan State beat Bradley and Minnesota to advance to the Sweet 16. Graham and Mike discuss: - MSU's upcoming regional semifinal game with LS...
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NCAA tournament predictions; Michigan State beats Michigan for third time

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back from the Big Ten tournament in Chicago, just in time to leave again for Des Moines and the Spartans' NCAA tournament games. But before...
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Michigan State wins the Big Ten title. Now what?

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and digital sports reporter Phil Friend are your representatives on this week's podcast.  This week, Graham and Phil:  - Break down Michigan state's Big Ten title-clinching win over Michigan (1:36) - Proj...
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It's Michigan vs. Michigan State for a piece of the Big Ten title

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari get you set for arguably the biggest game ever between the Spartans and Michigan, set for prime time Saturday night. On this week's podcast, Gr...
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26.02.2019 http://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000265749982-2b5gr4-original.jpg

Michigan State basketball gains upper hand on Michigan

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are joined this week by Freep columnist Shawn Windsor to break down the fallout from Michigan State's 77-70 over Michigan on Sunday at Crisler C...
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It's Michigan Week, but Michigan State is missing Nick Ward

It's Michigan Week on the Spartan Speak podcast, as Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari get prepared to ignore their Twitter mentions, regardless of Sunday's outcome. This week, Gr...
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Michigan State basketball gets its groove back

Lansing State Journal columnist and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are riding as high as the Spartan basketball team after their two victories over the past week.  This week, Graham and Chris discuss:  - How Michigan State...
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Michigan State loses third straight game, Minnesota preview, signing day

Lansing State Journal columnist and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back from two days on the road and attempt to diagnose the Spartans' issues after suffering their third-straight loss Tuesday night at Illinois. Topics ...
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Joshua Langford injury puts Michigan State's season on the brink

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back for another episode of the Spartan Speak podcast, and it has been an extremely busy past week in the world of Spartan sports. First, G...
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23.01.2019 http://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000265749982-2b5gr4-original.jpg

Is Michigan State better without Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr.?

The Michigan State men's basketball team is rolling at 8-0 in the Big Ten Conference, and so are Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press beat writer Chris Solari in this week's Spartan Speak podcast.  First, Graham and Chri...
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Mark Dantonio reshuffles Michigan State coaching staff; Big Ten basketball contenders

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back in the Friend Zone for the latest episode of the Spartan Speak podcast.  The highlights of the week include the Michigan State basketb...
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Michigan State keeps on winning Big Ten games, Joshua Langford injury, more

It's been a busy week since the last podcast, as the Michigan State men's basketball team has won twice - Saturday at Ohio State in a top-25 matchup and Tuesday night vs. Purdue. Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press beat...
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Redbox Bowl fallout, revisiting football over-unders, Michigan State basketball

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back from San Francisco after watching the Spartan football team play in the Redbox Bowl. That's just one of the topics the pair hit in toda...
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The 2018 Redbox Bowl Extravaganza

On this week's Spartan Speak podcast, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari talk all things Redbox Bowl as the Spartans will play Oregon at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California,...
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National Signing Day recap, Justin Layne, Michigan State basketball

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari reunite after a three-week absence to discuss the latest in Spartan sports, including: - National Signing Day recap for the early signing perio...
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Michigan State hoops woos Vernon Carey Jr., Redbox Bowl, College Cup soccer

Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari and Lansing State Journal digital sports reporter Phil Friend are here with the latest in Michigan State sports.  This week, Chris and Phil discuss: - 5-star 2019 basketball player Vernon Car...
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29.11.2018 http://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000265749982-2b5gr4-original.jpg

What bowl game will Michigan State football play in?

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back from both Thanksgiving and their trip to Las Vegas to deliver the latest podcast episode. A lot has happened in the past two weeks, so...
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How important is it that Michigan State wins its last two football games?

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari bring you the latest with the Spartans' football and men's basketball teams. Topics include:  Previewing the Nebraska game Brian Lewerke vs. R...
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Brian Lewerke vs. Rocky Lombardi, Ohio State preview, Kansas-Michigan State hoops

With the Michigan State men's basketball team starting its season Tuesday night, we've got more hoops and football to talk about than one person can handle. But Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch, Detroit Free Press MSU beat writer Chris Sola...
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Rocky Lombardi vs. Brian Lewerke, DJ Durkin, Maryland, Michigan State hoops

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham couch and digital sports reporter/podcast producer Phil Friend are here to bring you the latest in Michigan State sports, and as per usual there's plenty to discuss as the team soldiers on without Chris Solari thi...
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Michigan State-Michigan football pre-game shenanigans, Purdue preview

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari were able to avoid a pre-podcast recording scuffle and provide you the latest in Michigan State sports. Of course, there was plenty of worthy ...
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Previewing Michigan State-Michigan football game, Penn State recap

It's Michigan Week!  Which means, of course, there's plenty to talk about in the world of Michigan State football, especially after the Spartans upset No. 8 Penn State (again) last week. You'll remember last year that Michigan State beat Michigan in A...
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Fixing Michigan State's offense, Penn State preview

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and digital sports reporter Phil Friend are here to discuss the fallout from another poor offensive showing in the loss to Northwestern, try to figure out if there's any hope of upsetting Penn State on Satur...
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A discussion on Brian Lewerke, Michigan State-Northwestern preview

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press beat writer Chris Solari have plenty of Michigan State sports to talk about in the latest episode of the "Spartan Speak" podcast.  The duo, along with podcast producer Phil Friend, di...
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Will Michigan State football have any trouble with Central Michigan?

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are feeling about as comfortable as most Spartans fans as the football team prepares for Saturday's noon start against Central Michigan.  Graha...
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19.09.2018 http://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000265749982-2b5gr4-original.jpg

Big Ten's bad weekend, Michigan State-Indiana preview with Zach Osterman

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari have plenty to talk about as the Spartans prepare for Saturday night's football game vs. Indiana. - 1:15: The Big Ten's no-good, very-bad weeke...
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Arizona State loss, Michigan State coaching issues, Big Ten East discussion

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back with plenty to discuss after the Spartans' somewhat surprising loss to Arizona State in the desert very late Saturday night. Topics inc...
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Michigan State-Arizona State preview, Utah State review, Darryl Rogers, Twitter questions

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari discuss the Spartans' near loss to Utah State in Week 1, preview the Arizona State game and how to stop WR N'Keal Harry, discuss the two tea...
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Michigan State football over/unders, Utah State preview, Twitter questions

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari ratchet up the enthusiasm level to 11 as the Spartan football team begins its season Friday vs. Utah State. 1:51 - Depth chart takeaways 6:...
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Team captains, position battles, preseason wrap-up, Urban Meyer, D.J. Durkin, and more

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back on a weekly basis now, and we've got plenty of Spartan football to talk about before next Friday's season opener vs. Utah State. -...
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8.08.2018 http://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000265749982-2b5gr4-original.jpg

Areas of concern for Michigan State football, Josiah Scott injury, Jon Reschke, Urban Meyer and more

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back together for the first time in more than 3 months! Graham and Chris have plenty to discuss on the Michigan State football front: J...
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Moneyball takeaways, Michigan State football, Twitter questions

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and digital sports reporter Phil Friend are back from a lengthy hiatus! With the delay, however, comes plenty of Michigan State discussion topics. Over the course of the hour, Graham and Phil break down wha...
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MSU basketball sexual assault allegations, spring football game

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari discuss the recent lawsuit regarding 3 Spartan men's basketball players allegedly raping a student (0:00) and then follow that with a review...
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Michigan State basketball's future, football's sex assault cases, spring game preview

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari discuss: 0:00-6:50 - Michigan-Villanova national title game 6:51-18:21 - Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. departures, Nick Ward's future 18...
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Who's to blame for Michigan State's NCAA tournament loss?

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari have plenty to talk about after the Spartans' somewhat surprising early exit from the NCAA tournament. 0:00-17:36 - What happened vs. Syrac...
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13.03.2018 http://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000265749982-2b5gr4-original.jpg

Can Michigan State make the Final Four? Plus, Bucknell preview, Final Four picks

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are joined by Freep columnist Shawn Windsor as they have plenty to discuss with Michigan State's NCAA tournament dreams starting Friday.  T...
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Can Michigan State be fixed before NCAA tourney? Is it even broke?

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari have plenty to say on the Big Ten tournament: NYC as tourney host: 2:00 Is MSU basketball broken? What needs fixed?: 11:22 NCAA tournament ...
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Miles Bridges' eligibility, Christian Dawkins' reliability, Big Ten tourney preview

Graham Couch and Chris Solari are ramping up for the Big Ten tournament in the Big Apple. But before that, Graham and Chris address the latest in the Yahoo! Sports reporting of Miles Bridges' mother receiving improper benefits and how that's affecting ...
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Michigan State basketball wins Big Ten, ESPN stays after Dantonio, Izzo

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari talk about Michigan State winning the Big Ten title and the impact the seniors have had over the program. Then, they talk about ESPN's ongoi...
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Purdue preview, Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio vs. ESPN

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari begin the podcast by previewing Saturday's big game between the No. 4 Spartans and No. 3 Boilermakers. Then, they move on to the ESPN report...
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Larry Nassar case, Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon resigns, NCAA investigation

There is a lot going on at Michigan State, as former MSU doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced Wednesday, which was followed shortly by President Lou Anna Simon's resignation, both of which were preceded by the NCAA's letter of inquiry to the school on its...
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MSU's close call vs. Rutgers, U-M preview, Hunter Rison, football staff turnover

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch is joined by digital sports producer Phil Friend to discuss Michigan State's close call against Rutgers, preview Saturday's game vs. Michigan, discuss Hunter Rison's departure and the departure of another fo...
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Harlon Barnett to Florida State, hoops, Holiday Bowl, bold predictions

After a lengthy layoff, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back with a brand new podcast! Topics for discussion include MSU co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett's dec...
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Nick Ward, Dantonio-Harbaugh Twitter war, MSU bowl selection

This week, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari kick off the podcast with a detailed discussion about Nick Ward following his lack of playing time and postgame comments Tuesday ...
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