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Weekly discussion from the Lansing State Journal … Lansing, Michigan. 

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    • 4.6 • 242 Ratings

Weekly discussion from the Lansing State Journal … Lansing, Michigan. 

    Aidan Chiles shows his potential, plus other MSU spring game observations

    Aidan Chiles shows his potential, plus other MSU spring game observations

    The Michigan State football team held its spring game on Saturday. And most of the eyes were on new Spartan QB Aidan Chiles, who didn't disappoint by delivering a couple of 'wow' plays. 

    On the latest "Spartan Speak" podcast, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press beat writer Chris Solari react to MSU football's spring game – what we learned QB through defense and what it all means. 

    • 48 min
    Michigan State hockey, basketball season reviews

    Michigan State hockey, basketball season reviews

    With the Michigan State hockey and basketball seasons over, it's now time for an end-of-season recap for both teams on this week's Spartan Speak podcast. 

    We start with hockey. Lansing State Journal sports columnist Graham Couch and LSJ hockey writer Nate Bott dive into the team and program – their performance at the NCAA regionals, the season that was and where the program is headed. Then Graham and Detroit Free Press beat writer Chris Solari dig in on MSU's basketball program and what's ahead.

    And, lastly, some MSU spring football talk.

    • 55 min
    Can Michigan State make a run in the Big Ten and NCAA tournament?

    Can Michigan State make a run in the Big Ten and NCAA tournament?

    The Michigan State men's basketball team's regular season ended with a loss to Indiana on Sunday, leaving the Spartans with an 18-13 overall record and 10-10 in the conference, making them the 8-seed for this week's Big Ten tournament. 

    On this week's Spartan Speak podcast, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press beat writer Chris Solari dive into this MSU team entering the postseason – whether it has got a run in them and our predictions for the Spartans at the Big Ten tournament.

    • 54 min
    MSU Loses to Iowa, A Void at Center and Hockey with Nathaniel Bott

    MSU Loses to Iowa, A Void at Center and Hockey with Nathaniel Bott

    Things were looking up for the Michigan State men's basketball team after a three-game winning streak, but that came to a screeching halt Tuesday night in a 78-71 home loss to Iowa. 

    On this week's Spartan Speak podcast, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press beat writer Chris Solari dove into the Spartans' loss to the Hawkeyes, what went wrong, the center position, and where this team goes from here.

    Then Graham is joined by Nathaniel Bott for a discussion on MSU hockey as the Spartans near a Big Ten title.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Late-season push begins for MSU basketball after beating Michigan

    Late-season push begins for MSU basketball after beating Michigan

    It didn't quite have the importance of years past, but the Michigan State basketball team handled its business in the second half in beating Michigan on Tuesday. Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press beat writer Chris Solari dive into the Spartans' win on this Spartan Speak, along with the state of the program heading into February. 

    Plus, a look at Spartan hockey playing for a Big Ten championship as the postseason nears and MSU football, which announced a date for its spring game.

    • 54 min
    Checking in on MSU basketball 6 games into the Big Ten season

    Checking in on MSU basketball 6 games into the Big Ten season

    On this week's Spartan Speak podcast, Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press beat writer Chris Solari dive in on MSU basketball – what's going well, what isn't, the possibility the Spartans could go on a run over the next few weeks and Steven Izzo's shot heard around Spartan land. Plus, a little football talk at the end. 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
242 Ratings

242 Ratings

Kloppy57974 ,

Great Podcast for MSU Insight

I have been listening for several years and really enjoy this podcast. I enjoy the insight that Phil, Chris, and Graham bring. It is nice to have an MSU centric podcast that brings objective takes from reporters with access to the players and coaches.

Northville 90 ,

Wildly inconsistent in terms of release schedule

Head coach gets fired and that isn’t a driver to do a new pod? Couch needs to stick to the written word as he stammers through most points

Soartan in Western CO ,

Mostly good

This podcast is great, but was dynamite until Phil left. It definitely benefits a bit from having a mostly-dedicated moderator.

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