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The BTPowerhouse staff previews the 2015-16 season for the Michigan State Spartans including the position groups, incoming recruits, scheduling, and prospects for the conference. To help facilitate discussion, Adam Biggers of Today's U joins the podcast.
The guys break down the College Football Playoff Committee's 4th edition of weekly rankings, looking specifically at the rise of the Oklahoma Sooners & Michigan State Spartans as it coincides with the step back for Notre Dame from the Top 4.
The Iowa Hawkeyes, UCLA Bruins, Stanford Cardinal, Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide also get the FBF double-check treatment.
The guys then talk Heisman Watch, with Brady making a case for a surprise inclusion in New York, while Matt weighs the chance for a running back winner.
Packed show, hope you enjoy!
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The Spartans are in the mix for a couple of transfers, and SITM asks Austin about the possibilities of landing one or both. Also, we'll talk about Byrd's transfer and what that means for Izzo.
Hosts Adam Biggers and John Gustin also hit on the Tigers, Michigan football recruiting, the NBA Playoffs and more.
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The Pistons come back to upset the defending Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers 104-99 at the Palace of Auburn Hills to avoid going under the .500 mark.
The Red Wings give one away to the Washington Capitals 2-1 in overtime at Joe Louis Arena. Jeff Blashill is at fault again.
The Tigers trade for closing pitcher Francisco Rodriguez and show interest in bringing back starting pitcher Doug Fister.
The #13 Michigan State Spartans Men's Basketball team upsets the #4 Kansas Jayhawks 79-73 in the State Farm Champions Classic.
College Football In The Mitten: A preview of Spartans/Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines/Penn State Nittany Lions
A preview of Raiders/Lions from Ford Field.
Taylor "Gator" Phillips and Ed Smith discuss the big news reported from ESPN.com that the Lions have fired general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand, preview the Michigan Wolverines/Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Michigan State Spartans/Nebraska Cornhuskers, recap the Red Wings edging the Tampa Bay Lightning at Joe Louis Arena and the Pistons suffering their first loss of the season to the Indiana Pacers at the Palace of Auburn Hills, and discuss the Tigers declining closing pitcher Joe Nathan's $10 million option for 2016.
Taylor "Gator" Phillips and Ed Smith break down the Tigers trading Ian Krol and Gabe Speier to the Atlanta Braves for Cameron Maybin, which means Rajai Davis is likely gone. We'd also like to note that the "Tigers sign Zach Greinke" article is a fake article, which means it didn't happen. The Tigers also hired Lloyd McClendon as the AAA Toledo Mud Hens manager.
We also touch on the Lions hiring Rod Wood as president, announcing their relocation on radio to 760 (am) WJR, and winning 18-13 over the Oakland Raiders at Ford Field, which pretty much ruins their chances at getting the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, which still stands to be Ole Miss Rebels junior defensive end Robert Nkemdiche.
Moving over to college football, the #9 Michigan State Spartans upset the #3 Ohio State Buckeyes 17-14 at The Horseshoe, and the Michigan Wolverines pull away with a 28-16 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions at Happy Valley.
In college basketball, the Wolverines fell flat against the Xavier Musketeers 86-70 AT HOME, while the Michigan State Spartans blast through Arkansas Pine Bluff 92-46 and took care of the Eastern Michigan Eagles 89-65.
The Pistons beat the Timberwolves 96-86 at Target Center but give one away to the Washington Wizards 97-95 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. They also got destroyed by the Milwaukee Bucks 109-88 on the road.
The Red Wings hang on in regulation to beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 but give up another late third-period game-tying goal and still beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 in overtime at Scottrade Center. Plus, former Red Wing Landon Ferraro was claimed off waivers by the Boston Bruins.
Taylor "Gator" Phillips and Ed Smith recap the Lions' 18-16 upset win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, which ended their 24-game losing streak in that buildin, the Red Wings' three games over the weekend at home against the San Jose Sharks, in Boston against the Bruins, and in Ottawa against the Senators, the Pistons' final two games in their west-coast road trip in Los Angeles at Staples Center against the Clippers and Lakers, and the two college football games, which are Maryland Terrapins/Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines/Indiana Hoosiers.
We preview the Wednesday Night Rivalry game on NBCSN between the Pistons' first home game in two weeks against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
We also give a quick preview of College Basketball in the Mitten for the 2015-2016 involving the Wolverines and Spartans.
Ed Smith and I breakdown how Mark Dantonio's Michigan State Spartans came back to stun Jim Harbaugh's Michigan Wolverines 27-23 at The Big House (Michigan Stadium) in Ann Arbor and where each team goes from there.
The Lions finally get their first win of the season, but it was a crazy one with all the turnovers and penalties. They just barely nip the Chicago Bears 37-34 in overtime at Ford Field. Does #StreakyForNkemdiche still live on? We'll tell you why it does.
The Red Wings lose two in a row to the Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens. They need to really improve their power play and penalty-killing units.
Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones retires, and young starting pitcher Daniel Norris is diagnosed for thyroid cancer and requires surgery. And Brad Ausmus's incredibly poor decision-making has a lot to do with it.
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Ed Smith and I preview the following regional football matchups: Week 8 of College Football in the Mitten: Indiana Hoosiers/#7 Michigan State Spartans and Central Michigan Chippewas/Ball State Cardinals, and Week 7 of the 2015 NFL regular season Minnesota Vikings/Detroit Lions.
We also pick apart this dumb article that Jack Mullen of Fansided's Octopus Thrower headlining that the "Detroit Red Wings should trade Teemu Pulkkinen". Ummm... What???? That sounds beyond crazy!!!!!! I have at least a few reasons why it SHOULD NOT HAPPEN!!!!!
Taylor "Gator" Phillips and Ed Smith recap what went down in the following games:
Rutgers Scarlet Knights/Michigan Wolverines
Michigan State Spartans/Nebraska Conhuskers
Red Wings/Toronto Maple Leafs
Dallas Stars/Red Wings
Pistons/Portland Trail Blazers
Taylor also previews the upcoming game between his Central Michigan Chippewas and the no-longer-undefeated Toledo Rockets, who suffered an upset loss at home to the Northern Illinois Huskies. That game begins at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mt. Pleasant at CMU Tuesday at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Both he and Ed also preview the Wings/Caps and Pistons/Kings.