Answering your Michigan State General Athletic Questions…


Hi Hondo, I wanted to thank you for coming to the St Johns Rotary Club luncheon on the 21st.  I am proud to be a Spartan fan but after your talk I am extra proud.  We do have some of the athletes at MSU with some of the greatest coaches.  Thanks again. Glen Pung

My pleasure buddy.  Thanks to all of you for having me.


Hondo, as an alumnus of Spartan Wrestling I want to thank you for your candid comments about the program.  I am so sad how far it has fallen.  Either they want to kill it or just don’t care.  I love MSU and wrestled for MSU and wouldn’t let my son wrestle there.  I can name MAC programs that are better.  Very sad what has been allowed to happen.  You don’t need to print this, but if you do please do not use my name for obvious reasons.  (Name Withheld)

I got a lot of email/comments about the MSU wrestling program after I addressed it the last time.  Here is a small sampling.


Hondo, I love Mark Hollis and I am so grateful to him for what he has done.  I also shake my head at how he has let wrestling fall to the embarrassment that it is.  Seth


Hondo, Mark Hollis is great for MSU and it is time he puts MSU wrestling to sleep.  It is a waste of a program and money.  Ron


Hondo, MSU wrestling is a laughingstock and MSU needs to cut it, or fix it, but they are doing nothing and it is a joke.  Brian


Hondo, I think MSU has too many sports and they need to start the cutting on the mats.  I was told by a member of Spartan fund staff that the wrestling political lobbies are too strong and MSU doesn’t want the headache from them.  If those lobbies don’t want to pony up who cares.  No one cares about MSU wrestling; that is why no one goes. How powerful can wrestling people be if they can’t get people to show up and buy tickets and donate to the program? Ed


Mr. Carpenter, I am a passionate supporter of wrestling at the prep level in the state of Michigan.  I would suggest that MSU doesn’t have a wrestling program.  Perhaps if MSU invested any money into it they would get results.  It is an embarrassment because MSU doesn’t care and keeps it barely on life support.  Ken


Now from the I can’t win no matter what I do bureau:

Hondo, it was great to meet you at the MSU baseball first pitch dinner.  I love what Jake Boss has done at MSU and I always love it when he is on your show.  Thanks for signing my son’s bat and thanks for the hard work covering this great sport.  Pat


Hondo, why do you cover baseball when we are in the middle of MSU football recruiting and a top ten basketball team?  Please stop with the no money making sports.  Tony


Hondo, have I told you lately that I hate you?  Mark

Mark do you need a hug?  Come here…come here.  You need a hug?


Hondo I love you.  Melissa

Melissa, Mark needs a hug.


Hondo, I really enjoyed last year when you had the swimming and diving coach and did the show from the pool.  Any chance at a repeat?  Cynthia

I love Coach G and you bet we will.  Now don’t say we did it, “From the pool,” because the only speedo was NOT on Uncle Hondo. I am not sure if you know this, but Spartan Nation has EXCLUSIVE video of Coach G’s most famous dive?  SEE IT WHEN YOU CLICK HERE.


Send your questions to and put in the subject line general.  If it doesn’t get answered in the article you will get a personal response.  Thank you!

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2 Responses to “Answering your Michigan State General Athletic Questions…” Subscribe

  1. Gref Forner February 4, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    In your opinion what would the chances of the Spartans playing in a national championship game or ever to repeat the rose bowl?

  2. corin bennett February 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    Will MSU basketball team ever wear those ugly Nike uniforms they wore vs. Georgetown again? Why is Nike trying to change from green & white colors?