staff, November 9, 2012

On our most recent episode of "The Big Ten Women's Sports Report," BTN's Lisa Byington (@LisaByington) took to the ice at Michigan State as part of a program to introduce women to college hockey and hockey in general. Modeled after a similar program at Michigan State for football, any female hockey fan could sign up. For Byington's hockey session, she was joined by a few familiar Michigan State faces. Watch the entire feature story in this post, and get more details on this program at

In this piece, the special guests participants include Spartan women's coaches Suzy Merchant (basketball), Cathy George (volleyball), Stacey Slobodnik-Stoll (golf), Simone Jardim (tennis), Jacquie Joseph (softball) and Kathie Klages (gymnastics). The clinic is designed for the female hockey fan – not just the seasoned player. Participants will gain insight on offensive, defensive, and special-team strategies, as well as have a chance to "lace `em up" for some on-ice instruction with current hockey players and the MSU staff.