EAST LANSING — Michigan State football coach Dantonio is expected to return to his roots as a basketball coach and help coach next Friday’s alumni game at Jenison Field House, according to athletic director. Dantonio would serve as a co-coach with Jud Heathcote, and the two would square off against a Brian Urlacher Jersey team coached by Heathcote’s former, Magic, and Ganakas. My first year out of college I actually was English teacher high school and coached jayvee basketball and also coached the football team as well, Dantonio said October on his radio show. I bet you didn’t know I was a basketball coach, did you? Probably Izzo doesn’t know that either, I ‘t think. With Izzo, Heathcote and Ganakas the building, the Spartans’ three coaches since 1969 will gather together to welcome back their former players. The Michigan State alumni expected to play are Smith, Mateen Cleaves, Morris Peterson, Charlie, Hutson, David, Mat Ishbia,, Wolfe, Ron, Donnelly, Gerald Gilkie, Kevin, Peplowski, Anthony Pig, Matt Steigenga, Bograkos Sr. Bograkos Jr. Kelvin Torbert, Travis, Thornton, Antonio Smith Christian Jones Jersey and DuJuan Wiley. Tickets for the 7 p.m. game are $10.
Published May 06 For weeks, if not months, the Washington have brushed off their playoff history, saying this is a new year and a new team with none of the scars. Trailing the Pittsburgh Penguins 3 the second round of the Cup playoffs, they’re ready to remember at least as far back as last year when they blew that lead and lost to the New York Rangers. Ovechkin knows full well that a little play can turn a series. On the brink of elimination, the Presidents’ Trophy-winning are loose and confident going into Game 5 on Saturday. You can take a page out of what the Rangers did and stuck with what they were doing last year, goaltender Braden Holtby said. Just find that little extra push but stick with the same script that we’ve been doing. The results haven’t been kind to the a series with four one-goal. Being close and yet still far away from even forcing a Game 7 could be daunting, but coach Barry Trotz has his team focused on Game 5 back at home. We know where we’re at, we’re realists, but at the same time we know that we won a lot of this year and it didn’t happen by accident, Trotz said. Six times the regular Washington won three or more consecutive, though not under this kind of pressure. The Penguins haven’t lost three consecutive since Dec. 16, very early coach Sullivan’s tenure. The have a deep hole to dig out of to try to make the conference final for the first time the Ovechkin. Only Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom, bumped to the second line at practice, remain from the 2009 team that erased a 3 first-round deficit against the Rangers, but current players look to Washington’s first-round series against Philadelphia as another teaching point. You realize how hard it is to close people out, left wing Chimera said. were desperate, they were playing hard. Any time, you want to create some doubt another team’s mind, you want to come out hard and impose your on them. Right wing, demoted to the third line a lineup shuffle, knows all about creating doubt and coming back playoff series. was on the Los Kings when they erased a 3 deficit against the San Sharks on the way to their second Cup and the third of his career. You’ve got to err on the side of enthusiasm not apprehension, said. It’s win one game at a time three times.
But I think if you look at a lot of the last Cup champions, it’s not all roses. There seems to be no apprehension the NHL’s top team facing its toughest test yet. I ‘t think we’re panicking at all here, Holtby said. We’re just ready for this opportunity to show that we’re capable of anything. ___ Here’s a look at the other Saturday: ___ Blues at Stars, series tied 2, 1 p.m. EDT, NBC At the request of St. coach Ken Hitchcock, throw out his team’s 6 victory Game 3 and Blues vs. Stars is turning into a classic series. The top two teams the Western Conference finished the regular separated by two points and they have played three decided by a goal, including two overtime. Once Eakin tied the series with his overtime goal Game 4, it was clear this series is not for the easily fatigued. We’re always going game by game you’ve got to invest knowing it could go, said Blues defenseman Pietrangelo, who leads the playoffs with average ice time of 30. Obviously it would have been nice going there up 3 but we’re the situation that we’re and we’ll get ready for Saturday. St. could insert veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo into the lineup for rookie Edmundson, who had a costly giveaway that led to a goal Thursday. The Stars likely go back to Lehtonen goal. ___ Predators at Sharks, series tied 2, 10 p.m. EDT, NBCSN Nashville and San be back on the ice for Game 5 about 44 hours after their triple-overtime thriller ended just after 2 a.m. EDT Friday. The team that rests the best has the opportunity to take control of the series. You’ve got to take care of yourself physically, Predators goalie Pekka Rinne said. The next Game 5 is going to be a big one, for both teams it’s going to be a travel and then play again. By that time, you have to be recovered and ready to go. A disallowed goal from Sharks captain Joe Pavelski the first overtime the ire of coach DeBoer, who didn’t why video review confirmed incidental contact with Rinne. That rule has been clear as mud to every coach the league all year, why should it be different tonight? DeBoer said after the 111-minute, 12-second marathon. It’s 2 with two good teams going at it. We just have to show up and be ready to go for Game 5. ___ AP Sports Writers R.B. Fallstrom St. and M. Walker Nashville, Tennessee, contributed to this report.