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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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In the midst of a condensed schedule, the podcast returns following Michigan State's loss at Indiana on Sunday. Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press beat writer Chris Solari discuss the Spartans' 82-69 loss to the Hoosiers, including: MSU's inability to contain Trayce Jackson-Davis Mady Sissoko and Pierre Brooks' stru…
 
We dug into your Twitter questions – on Michigan State basketball, the future at center with Mady Sissoko, Jaxon Kohler and Carson Cooper, on Pierre Brooks, MSU's chances at an NCAA tournament run, on the Lions draft and Jared Goff, the Spartans' QB situation, how U-M is covered and more. Plus, we pick this week's NFL playoff games with Harry.…
 
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Michigan State basketball's changed ceiling and ability to reach the NCAA tournament if Malik Hall is out for a considerable length of time, on MSU's loss to Purdue, including how the game was called by the refs and how the Spartans' defended Zach Edey on the final possession, on Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff,…
 
Off the top: What to make of MSU's basketball team after its win at Wisconsin, why the Spartans might be Big Ten contenders and what gives this team a chance. Then, our NFL playoff picks with Harry. Plus, answers to your Twitter questions – on MSU basketball, the future of the roster, how it compares to other recent MSU teams, the Spartan football …
 
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on the Lions' plowing over the Packers and Aaron Rodgers, on the bittersweet feelings from Sunday night, the hopes for the Lions future, on Michigan State's win over Michigan, the state of the team, A.J. Hoggard's development and more. Plus, a couple stories worth telling and another litteral mic drop.…
 
Off the top: We dug into Elijah Collins hitting the transfer portal and MSU basketball's win over Nebraska and looming matchup with Michigan. Then, a good conversation with The Athletic's Colton Pouncy on what he misses about the MSU beat, life covering the Lions and this Sunday's showdown with the Packers. Plus, we pick the NFL games and college f…
 
In our first show of 2023, we dug into our hot takes and yours – on the Lions' heading to Green Bay take down the Packers and Aaron Rodgers and the significance of the game for the organization and for Jared Goff, on MSU basketball heading into the teeth of Big Ten play (including a game Saturday against Michigan), on the Wolverines' blown opportun…
 
After a month off, Spartan Speak returns! Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari have plenty to discuss with the MSU men's basketball season in full swing. They discuss Keon Coleman's decision to play basketball this year, Malik Hall's return after missing games due to a foot inju…
 
In our final show of 2022, we dug into your Twitter questions — on MSU football's recruiting class, Mel Tucker's staff, Juwan Howard's future, Hunter Dickinson the antagonist, what Malik Hall's return will mean for MSU's lineup, whether Santa finally believes in the Lions, best and worst gifts we've received and given and more. Including, the story…
 
We opened with the news on Mat Ishbia buying the NBA's Phoenix Suns and what it means for MSU's NIL treasure trove. Then, a great conversation with The Athletic's Nick Baumgardner on the Lions, Michigan and Michigan State football. Plus, our bowl game and NFL picks with Harry Gagnon.By Graham Couch & Jason Knick
 
We dug into your Twitter questions – on MSU football's recent recruiting surge and what to make of the latest commitments, on reasons to be both bullish and realistic on Spartan athletics, on the Lions' playoff chances and what we think of Jared Goff long-term, favorite Christmas movies, World Cup projections and more. Plus, we pick the NFL games, …
 
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on the state of Michigan State's basketball team, whether Izzo made mistakes in building this roster, what this MSU team can still become, why Michigan football's shot at a national title is adding to the Spartans' misery, the state of Mel Tucker's program, why the surging Lions and Jared Goff, man bras, flawed…
 
We dug into Tom Izzo's response to the Big Ten's fine of MSU and reprimand of Michigan. Then talked MSU football — why a bowl game, at this point, isn't important, and what is important for the program moving forward. Later, we talk MSU hoops — what we learned at the PK85. Plus, we pick this week's football games with Harry Gagnon.…
 
After traveling to State College and Portland, respectively, Chris and Graham are back for the latest episode of Spartan Speak. They discuss the Michigan State football team's loss to Penn State, likely a season-ender with a 5-7 record, the basketball team's performance at the PK85 tournament in Portland against Alabama, Oregon and Portland, and th…
 
Things are looking up for the Michigan State basketball team after the Spartans beat Kentucky in double overtime, thanks in large part to Malik Hall's dunks at the end of regulation and the first overtime. But the biggest revelation has been the emergence of third-year player Mady Sissoko, who's becoming a force in the paint. Graham and Chris also …
 
Off the top: We dug into MSU's win over Kentucky in the Champions Classic and what to make of the Spartans. Then we pick this week's NFL and college football games with Harry Gagnon, before we preview MSU's football game against Indiana with the Indy Star's Zach Osterman. Plus, your Twitter questions (before and after the Osterman conversation)…
 
Wednesday was National Signing Day for college basketball, and all four of Michigan State's commits - Xavier Booker, Jeremy Fears, Coen Carr and Gehrig Normand - sent in their letters of intent, meaning coach Tom Izzo has secured the nation's No. 3 recruiting class for 2023, according to 247Sports. Lansing State Journal sports columnist Graham Couc…
 
We dug into the latest on the MSU-Michigan tunnel skirmish as lawyers get involved, and talked Michigan State hoops and what we saw from the Spartans in their open. Then Harry Gagnon joined us to pick the college football and NFL games. Plus, Twitter questions.By Graham Couch & Jason Knick
 
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