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Graham Couch and Jason Knick are a dynamic duo that get together every afternoon to discuss Michigan State and Big Ten football and men’s basketball, Detroit pro sports and the buzz nationally. The show is a fun, engaging, and thought-provoking all-in-one radio and podcast experience for the Michigan State, Michigan and Detroit sports fan whose assorted interests also might include the outrageous national story, sports gambling and life’s relatable predicaments. Hosts Graham Couch, a sports ...
 
The Greater Lansing Food Championship, hosted by Lansing State Journal sportswriter Phil Friend, will be an annual food tournament determining the best of what Greater Lansing has to offer when it comes to food. In 2020, we did the best restaurant, won by Soup Spoon. In 2021, we’ll pick the best menu item to be found in Lansing’s restaurants via a 32-item knockout tournament. Phil will be joined by different State Journal staffers in each podcast to pick which food advances to the next round ...
 
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We opened with takeaways on MSU's basketball team from the Moneyball Pro-Am - on Mady Sissoko, Jaxon Kohler, Carson Cooper, Pierre Brooks and AJ Hoggard especially. Plus we dig into MSU's basketball schedule and what a division-less Big Ten might look mean for MSU football. Then The Athletic's James Edwards joined us talking Pistons (as a trade was…
 
We dug into your Twitter questions – on MSU football recruiting, how many years it would take for MSU to truly contend nationally, Draymond Green's place in MSU lore, who's MSU's best chance at having a Big Ten basketball player of the year candidate and more – including The Rube's lap-dance-for-Father's-Day story and live proof that Josh Groban is…
 
We dug into Michigan State football's surge of recruiting momentum, what it means for MSU's program and where it's all headed. Then The Athletic's James Edwards joined us with insight on the Pistons' thinking heading into the NBA draft and what could happen with Jerami Grant. Plus, Harry Gagnon's U.S. Open and NBA Finals picks and our regrets over …
 
In our final show before a break for The Rube's wedding, we dug into your Twitter questions on Michigan State basketball's roster, on Big Ten realignment, what would make for better divisions and whether it makes sense to get rid of divisions altogether, which appears to be happening. Also, Izzo's staff, MSU and U-M football season wins over-unders…
 
We dug into MSU's basketball roster with former Division I assistant coach and MSU graduate assistant Rick Carter - on why Izzo isn't adding a transfer, the potential of the current roster and where NIL and the transfer portal are taking the sport. Plus, NBA, NFL, golf and soccer bets with Harry Gagnon.…
 
We dug into your Twitter questions – on Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, how much faith fans should have in him, where the program is headed, how MSU can compete in NIL, the Tigers, Lions, that moment when we thought our significant others might leave us, and more. Plus, what we're betting and, off the top, our thoughts on Adreian Payne.…
 
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press beat writer Chris Solari are two of the few people in the world who have already seen the new Magic Johnson documentary, "They Call Me Magic," which airs on Apple+ this weekend. We spend the first 14 minutes talking about that before discussing Julius Marble's decision to enter the…
 
Off the top we dug into the possibilities for MSU's basketball lineup, if Joey Hauser stays and Malik Hall changes positions. And do MSU fans have a responsibility to make an effort to get to the spring football game? Plus, a great conversation with The Athletic's James Edwards (17:32) on Cade Cunningham, the Pistons' future and who they're targeti…
 
We dug into Dwayne Stephens' departure from MSU's basketball coaching staff, what it means for the Spartans, Joey Hauser's possible return. Then, Harry Gagnon's MLB season wins picks and best Masters bets, followed by a conversation with Brendan Quinn at the Masters, on Tigers Woods, Max Christie and more.…
 
The latest Michigan State news is basketball heavy, as longtime assistant basketball coach Dwayne Stephens is leaving the program to become the head coach last Western Michigan. And last week, freshman Max Christie declared for the NBA draft. Will he change his mind and return to campus? Plus, spring football talk.…
 
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Max Christie's decision to test the NBA draft waters and the odds he'll return to Michigan State, on what MSU needs to do in the transfer portal, the end of Coach K (with lots of Coach K voice impressions from the Rube), the greatest weeks in sports coming this November and December, and more.…
 
We dug into your Twitter questions – on Michigan State's basketball roster, who might leave, what sort of player they might bring in, what next year's team has to become to be considered a success, if U-M should replace MSU in the Champions Classic, whether the Tigers will win over 78.5 games, if the Lions should drive QB Willis and more. And an up…
 
On this week's Spartan Speak podcast, Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari and Lansing State Journal sportswriters Graham Couch and Phil Friend discuss the Spartans' second-round loss to Duke in the NCAA tournament, while also looking ahead to next season's squad. They also talk about Foster Loyer and MSU's win over Davidson, the Big Ten's disap…
 
We made our NCAA tournament picks with Harry, including MSU vs. Davidson as one of the lines we really like. Plus, a good conversation with Davidson play-by-play voice Jarod Latch on Foster Loyer, the Wildcats and their matchup with MSU. Then, your Twitter questions on MSU basketball, Spartan football and more.…
 
After a decent run in the Big Ten tournament that saw the Michigan State basketball team beat Maryland and Wisconsin before losing a competitive game to Purdue in the semifinals, the Spartans drew a 7-seed in the NCAA tournament, and oh, boy, there are storylines galore. MSU drew 10-seed Davidson in the first round, and its leading scorer is former…
 
A good conversation with Detroit Free Press columnist Shawn Windsor - on MSU hoops this month and what MSU's roster will be next season, U-M's chances in March, on Cade Cunningham and the Pistons, and when we might see baseball. Plus, our Big Ten tournament picks.By Graham Couch & Jason Knick
 
If you're from Greater Lansing or a Michigan State alum, the new HBO show "Winning Time" has something for everybody. The series debuted on Sunday night and Graham, Chris and Phil give three thumbs up as we open the podcast with a discussion about the show. We then move on to previewing the Big Ten tournament, debating which teams are in the bubble…
 
Things are trending downward for the Michigan State basketball team, which lost at home to Illinois on Saturday and was throttled on the road Tuesday by Iowa. The schedule doesn't get any easier as the Spartans play Purdue, Michigan and Ohio State - two of them ranked in the top 25 - in the next seven days. Detroit Free Press beat writer Chris Sola…
 
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