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Weekly discussion from the Lansing State Journal sports staff on Michigan State football/basketball and beyond.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-10-18 08:56
last episode published
2017-08-31 19:30
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Number of Episodes
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17.10.2018 http://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000265749982-2b5gr4-original.jpg

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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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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21.03.2018 http://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000265749982-2b5gr4-original.jpg

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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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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Michigan State's bowl game future, Notre Dame preview

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch is back off IR and returns to the podcast, joining Detroit Free Press/Lansing State Journal Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari in discussing where the Spartans will go bowling in late December/Jan. 1. T...
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How the Duke loss and Kenny Goins' injury hurts (or doesn't hurt) Michigan State, Maryland preview

Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari and Lansing State Journal digital sports producer Phil Friend are your hosts for this week's Spartan Speak, discussing the fallout from the basketball team's loss to No. 1 Duke on Tuesday and how the Kenny Joins ...
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How far can this Michigan State football team go?

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/Lansing State Journal Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari have plenty to cover after the Spartans upset Penn State last week. They'll preview the Ohio State game while also talking...
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Penn State football preview, Kyle Ahrens injury, Jaren Jackson future

Detroit Free Press/Lansing State Journal Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari and LSJ sports producer Phil Friend push forward without regular host Graham Couch. This week, they'll discuss what lies ahead for the Spartan football team after the crus...
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Northwestern preview, Michigan State hoops rides again

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back with a discussion on where the Spartans stand heading into what is now a big game vs. Northwestern on Saturday. And plus, basketbal...
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Football triumphs at Minnesota, basketball media day

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari on Michigan State's (surprisingly) nail-biting win over Minnesota, and the duo discuss what they got out of the MSU men's basketball media d...
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Michigan State conquers Michigan once again

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch, Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari and sports producer Phil Friend have a lengthy chat about Michigan State's win over Michigan in the Big House on Saturday, followed by a brief ...
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Rivalry Week! Michigan State prepares for Michigan

It's all about Rivalry Week as Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch, Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari and LSJ sports storyteller Cody Tucker talk about the Spartans' huge game on Saturday against Michigan. Also, Gr...
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Louisville hoops scandal, Notre Dame loss, Iowa preview, Twitter Qs

We've got four-way action on the latest episode. Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch, Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari, LSJ sports storyteller Cody Tucker and LSJ sports producer Phil Friend discuss the hoopla sur...
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Notre Dame preview

Detroit Free Press/Lansing State Journal Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari and LSJ sports storyteller Cody Tucker preview the Spartans' Saturday night game against Notre Dame.
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Western Michigan win, Notre Dame chatter, tailgating, Twitter Questions

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are joined by LSJ storyteller Cody Tucker and digital sports producer Phil Friend to talk about Michigan State's big win over Western Michig...
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Recapping Bowling Green win, Western Michigan preview

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari discuss the Spartans' 35-10 win over Bowling Green on Saturday and then preview MSU's dangerous nonconference game against Western Michigan.
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Bowling Green preview, Twitter questions, Jud Heathcote

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari return just in time for the beginning of college football season! The duo preview Saturday's 2017 season opener against Bowling Green, tackl...
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Michigan State football position breakdowns, hoops schedule, Twitter questions

After a week break, Lansing State Journal columnist and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari spend the 40 minutes breaking down the Spartan football team position-by-position and answering Twitter questions. Then, the duo tran...
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Michigan State football fall camp, Moneyball with James Edwards

Great news! The Spartan Speak podcast will be weekly from now until April. This week, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari discuss the Spartans' wide receiver and QB situations ...
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Michigan State football sexual assault investigations

In the latest podcast, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari discuss the latest in the sexual assault investigations within the Michigan State football program, from Monday's mee...
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MSU football, basketball recruiting, Twitter questions

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari return with a spirited discussion on the state of the Michigan State football program in lieu of last week's unexpected media availability, ...
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Miles Bridges, Danton Cole, MSU football

After a two-week break, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back! The duo kicks things off by discussing Miles Bridges' decision to return to MSU, the Party at Sparty, and ...
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Michigan State football's spring game, listener questions

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari provide a deep dive on the Spartans' spring football game and then take listener questions, discuss some "fan" mail and reveal their own wor...
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Mark Dantonio press conference, Miles Bridges' upcoming decision

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari have plenty to say on Mark Dantonio's press conference (the first time he's spoken publicly since signing day) and what it means going forwa...
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Michigan State's loss to Kansas, Miles Bridges' future and 2018 title hopes

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari return to deliver a postmortem on MSU's basketball season, debate whether Miles Bridges heads to the NBA (3:38), what will next year's roste...
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On MSU's NCAA tourney path; latest on football program

Lansing State Journal Columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ MSU beat writer Chris Solari talk about the men's basketball team's path to the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. The duo also discusses the latest on the football investigation.
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MSU football's murky future, and basketball's end-of-season rise

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back after a lengthy absence, and there's plenty to discuss - especially with the drama surrounding the MSU football program. The duo di...
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Comparing MSU's 2015 and 2017 seasons, Miles Bridges' future and Thiyo Lukusa's departure

With Detroit Free Press/Lansing State Journal Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari on the DNP-CD list today, LSJ columnist Graham Couch is joined by Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press. The duo hops right in, discussing the Spartans' loss to Mic...
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Fallout from Purdue loss, NCAA tourney hopes, national signing day preview

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back again this week to discuss the Spartans loss to Purdue, Miles Bridges' breakout performance (10:20), MSU's NCAA Tournament chances ...
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Previewing the IU game, and the future of MSU's hockey program

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press / LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari preview this weekend's MSU men's basketball game against IU, discuss the Big Ten race, and issue their own State of the State concerning t...
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Where MSU hoops is headed, an historic performance and football recruiting

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press / LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari analyze the Spartan basketball team after an impressive home win over Minnesota and look ahead to what's next. They also discuss Tori Jank...
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