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From WDBM in East Lansing, Michigan, The Pact brings you sports talk and stories right from the Michigan State University campus. Featuring the voices and opinions of student reporters, each week the show covers MSU athletics, Detroit sports and more within the sports world.
||S5E42: It’s Selection Sunday||Matt Mika and Zachary Swiecicki welcome you back from spring break and get you excited for some March Madness. They break down the national picture for the NCAA tournament (1:48). Then they’re joined by Zach Manning to discuss the MSU women’s basket||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||College Basketball Edition: Interview with Aaron Torres||Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres), senior writer at Fox Sports, was able to call in with Matt Mika and Zach Barnes as they go around the country discussing college basketball’s biggest headlines such as the One-and-Done culture,||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E40: The Oscars and More…||Matt Mika and Zach Barnes decide to have some fun with the Oscars and have some lists they want to share with you, and if you differ on their opinions make sure to let them know! Also, the guys decide to mix movie quotes and MSU’s basketball season in||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Larry Nassar Discussion With David Harns||In the midst of several sexual assault allegations against Ex-MSU doctor Larry Nassar, Pact host Zach Barnes sat down with iSportsWeb MSU beat reporter David Harns to discuss the investigation.||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E39: Super Show||It’s one of the biggest days in sports history. Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! Matt Mika is joined by Davey Segal as they break down the analytics of the game, then the guys pick against the odds in prop bets, their favorite Super Bowl moments,||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Feature: Interview with Jake Chapman of the Pistons Radio Network||From the January 22nd, 2017 episode of The Pact, Zach Barnes and Matt Mika talk with Jake Chapman, who covers the Detroit Pistons for the Pistons Radio Network, to talk Detroit Pistons and more.||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E37: What’s Wrong with Detroit Sports||On this week’s episode of The Pact, the guys have a special guest, Jake Chapman, who covers Detroit Pistons basketball for the Pistons Radio Network to talk about the Pistons and the NBA as a whole (), but first they begin the show talking Detroit Red||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E36: The Whole Gang is Back Together||The dynamic duo is back together as Matt joins Zach to discuss the which playoff Quarterback needs a Super Bowl ring more, why do sports fans hate great teams such as the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees and find out who the guys think is the mo.||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E35: New Year, Same Pact||We are back! Zach Barnes hosts the first live version of The Pact for 2017. He begins the show with yet another disappointing playoff loss for the Detroit Lions, the ups and downs of Big Ten football, and the upcoming national championship game bet||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E31: Take A Timeout From Finals||The snow doesn’t stop Zach Barnes and Matt Mika from coming through the storm, but they begin talking about Lamar Jackson winning the Heisman (2:10), Matt digs further into the rivalry of the Army-Navy game (12:01),||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E30: Row The Boat!||Zach is back! Selection Sunday is upon us (football not basketball) as Zach is joined by Matt to talk about their college football predictions (2:31), Oregon’s press release of their head coach (39:44), Tiger Woods’ return to golf (43:36),||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E29: We’re Thankful For… Sports||Matt Mika is the host this week as Zach is still on break, but the show must go on! Matt is joined by Zach Swiecicki as they start with college football as some of you may know there was a huge game between Michigan and Ohio State and the College Footb.||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E28: We Talk About Everything||Zach and Matt discuss some breaking news in the NFL! (:50), also they break down Michigan State losing to Ohio State on Saturday (5:31), Zach’s audio feature can be found here, and they end the show picking their top guys to be selected into the NFL H||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E27: It’s a “Pact” House||This Sunday Matt Mika and Zach Barnes talk about MSU football (1:08), upsets in college football and playoff implications (7:40), Spartan Sports roundtable with Amanda Poole, Andrew Kovac, Jason Ruff, and Zach Swiecicki (16:42),||11/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E26: College Basketball Preview Show||Zach Barnes and Matt Mika come into the studio on another Sunday where they have to talk MSU football (1:02), they also talk about the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series in 108 years (10:00), MSU basketball season preview with Blake Froling (18:23),.||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E25: Paul Bunyan Has Left the Building||A somber feeling in East Lansing as Michigan State lost to Michigan on Saturday 32-23, but your guys Zach Barnes and Matt Mika are back to break down the game with Kyle Turk (1:30), college football as a whole (27:00),||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E24: Cubs one step closer… MSU giant leap back||Zach Barnes and Matt Mika start off Sunday morning talking the Chicago Cubs first World Series appearance since 1945 (2:05), Michigan State football (19:40), World Series predictions (25:29), MSU soccer with Zach Swiecicki to finish the show (48:34).||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E23: Basketball is back in East Lansing||Matt Mika and Zach Barnes are back in the studio to talk MSU football and their disappointing season (0:55), previewing the upcoming season for Spartan basketball (23:39), and finishing the show talking Detroit Tigers and Red Wings (48:25).||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E22: The Woes Continue for Sparty||Host Matt Mika is alongside Davey Segal on Sunday morning to talk about what is going on with MSU football (0:34), MLB Playoffs and Detroit Tigers (30:01), Davey has his NASCAR time (42:36), and Ryan Cole comes in and finishes the show talking Detroit .||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||S5E21: Spartan Nation Letdown||With Zach Barnes out this week, Matt Mika takes over as host. He is joined by David Manion first to discuss MSU football’s disappointing loss to Indiana. Then, Zach Swiecicki joins the show to discuss the hot start for the Spartan men’s soccer team||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I like it as an MSU fan
Started to listen to the pact when i became a student. there is good banter from MSU students about MSU sports, with some good reporting and features. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is an Michigan State student or Spartan sports fan.
Student Voice of MSU Sports
Listened to WDBM when I was a student in EL and The Pact was a nice sports break from the music. Like that the show is student run and produced and often features stories and voices you won't here on other radio shows. Also like that they focus on other sports besides just football and basketball, It was nice hearing about soccer, baseball, track and field, softball etc.
Really solid coverage for general MSU sports. Adding it to my weekly podcasts