Michigan State & Big Ten Representing at Winter Olympics
The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea will be kicking off later this week and Michigan State will be represented as well as other Big Ten schools.
Since the NHL won't allow professionals to play this year it has opened up a lot of spots for amateurs and college players to cover the roster. Because of that you will be seeing a lot of Big Ten players all over the Women's and Men's Hockey games at the Olympics. Below are the list of Michigan State athletes competing at the Olympics and which sport they will be in.
- Michigan State
- Brock Randunske competing in Men's Ice Hockey but he will be playing for South Korea.
- Jim Slater competing in Men's Ice Hockey and will be playing for USA.
- Michigan has 6 athletes competing in Figure Skating, Bobsledding (Sam McGuffie), and two in Men's Ice Hockey as Chad Kolarik will playing for USA and Andrew Ebbett will be playing for Canada.
- Minnesota has 15 athletes going to South Korea. Most of the athletes are on the Women's Ice Hockey team as the coaching staff for the USA team are mostly the Minnesota coaching staff. They also have an athlete in Curling and Figure Skating.
- Wisconsin has 15 athletes and Coaches going to South Korea. Most are again going to be competing and coaching in Women's or Men's Ice Hockey. Wisconsin Men's Hockey coach will be coaching the Men's team with Wisconsin Alum and NHL All-Star Chris Chelios as an assistant as well.
To see the full list of all of the Big Ten athletes and coaches competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics you can check it out here.