SIGNING DAY

     Wednesday is national recruit signing day across America for many sports but not football.  And college football needs an early signing day like most of the other sports have.  All of these verbal commitments, which have taken a lot of time and money to procure, can all be changed at any time before a football recruit signs officially in early February.  MSU assistant coach Dan Enos told me Tuesday most coaches would love to sign recruits early who wish to do so.

     Michigan State has lost a men's golfer-- Charlotte High School senior Blake English has changed his mind and will play instead next year at Miami of Ohio.  The new coach there is Casey Lubahn, 26, a former assistant on the MSU staff.  Lubahn has helped English develop his game over the years and the twosome decided to keep their partnership together.

     And Michigan State needs some scoring punch for the hockey team.  It's hard to win all the games 1-0, so says head coach Rick Comley.  MSU is averaging 1.5 goals per game in its first ten games, en route to a current 4-4-2 record.  But for the stellar play of goalie Jeff Lerg, MSU would be lower in the standings.  The Spartans host tough Miami of Ohio this Friday and Saturday, then play their next five games on the road.  I have to believe Lerg is a solid candidate for the Hobey Baker Award. 

     And the men's basketball team is fresh from two blowout exhibition wins and now sets its sights on the regular season.  Michigan State hosts Idaho at 6pm Sunday and is in everyone's top ten poll.

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