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With all the hubbub surrounding the quarterback position, Michigan State’s inexperience at wide receiver seems to have been overshadowed. But it is every bit as important as who is delivering the ball. The Spartans completed 211 passes in 2016. Seniors caught 133 of them. Underclassman running backs and tight ends caught 25 more still.

Source: Land of 10

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1 hour ago

Kirk Cousins is one of the most popular offseason subjects within rumor mills and on wish lists across the NFL, even though the most likely scenario still has him back next season with the Washington Redskins – and much richer, too. Cousins will wait for Washington to apply a second franchise tag to him by the March 1 deadline, Mike Florio of NBC Sports reported late Monday. That will ensure him a contract of $23.94 million after the $19.95 he earned last season when first tagged.

Source: MLive.com

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Michigan State won their first game of the season Friday February 17th by a score of 9-2 and never looked back, sweeping Abilene Christian over a four game weekend set. The Spartans outscored their Wildcat opponents 51-21 in the series, capping off the weekend with a 14-5 victory on Sunday afternoon. The win marked the second game in a row where the team scored double digit runs.

Source: The Only Colors

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4 hours ago

Hear freshman Nick Ward’s story and take a trip back to the late 1940’s when former head coach Gus Ganakas first arrived on campus in East Lansing.

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17 hours ago

The Michigan State women’s golf team played the first two rounds of the Central District Invitational on Monday at the St. Lucie Trail Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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17 hours ago

Sunday, when MSU announced that Harris would need surgery and his career at Michigan State was over, the Spartans gathered for a team meeting. Harris addressed his teammates in a “passionate” speech that was as emotional as the scene at Purdue’s Mackey Arena, where players were seen with tears in their eyes while Harris was down on the floor.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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17 hours ago

There’s an elephant in Michigan State’s locker room. In Tom Izzo’s vernacular, it’s big and white.In other words, exceptionally rare and extremely weighty. The Spartans’ 19-year NCAA tournament streak is in serious jeopardy with four games left in the regular season.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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17 hours ago

Wherever he goes, DaShon Bussell plans on making an immediate impact. Whether at wide receiver or defensive back, the 6-foot-2 Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) athlete wants to see the field early. He feels his versatility gives him a good shot at doing just that. Bussell projects by many as a receiver, and Michigan State likes him there, as well. But in doing his research, the junior found himself intrigued by the possibilities at defensive back at East Lansing.

Source: Land of 10

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21 hours ago

Josiah Price, who finished his four-year Michigan State career in 2016, wasn’t among the more than 300 players to receive an invite to the annual pre-draft event. ow, though, Price has made a different list: Sports Illustrated’s top 10 biggest combine snubs. Price earned the No. 4 spot on that list, after a productive Big Ten career didn’t land him an invite. Price’s 21 touchdowns is most among any tight end in Michigan State history, and his 104 catches and 1,238 receiving yards are both ranked third.

Source: MLive.com

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22 hours ago

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How to replace Eron Harris? Tom Izzo counts the ways Detroit Free Press
Coach Tom Izzo thinks Alvin Ellis has worked his way into Michigan State’s starting lineup, but there remain a lot of ways he could approach the rest of the season without shooting guard Eron Harris. He could keep Ellis, his last remaining senior, coming off the bench, a role in which Ellis has thrived. It could mean starting Matt McQuaid again. It could mean more minutes at shooting guard for Joshua Langford.

Facing another new rotation, Tom Izzo is ‘leaning toward’ Alvin Ellis III as a starter MLive
Tom Izzo has trotted out eight different starting lineups this season. No. 9 might come on Thursday. With Eron Harris out with a season-ending injury, Izzo is left sifting through the options of who to start in this week’s home game against Nebraska (12-14, 6-8 Big Ten).

MSU could turn to Ellis, McQuaid to replace Harris Detroit News
While Eron Harris gave an impassioned speech to his teammates and coaches on Sunday night, the bigger issue for coach Tom Izzo and his staff is figuring out where Michigan State goes from here. Harris, who injured his right knee on Saturday at Purdue and will require surgery that will keep him out the rest of the season, started 24 of 27 games this season and replacing him will be the next task.

Izzo using this week to figure out how to replace Eron Harris Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State senior Eron Harris started 24 of 27 games he appeared in this season, including each of the last 12. But Thursday when the Spartans host Nebraska, there will be a new starter in his place, as Harris’ college career ended Saturday in West Lafayette after he sustained a serious knee injury that will require surgery. The original diagnosis from MSU was a badly sprained knee for Harris. He will undergo surgery in the next three or four weeks after the swelling goes down, and head coach Tom Izzo said they’ll have a better indication then of the exact injury.

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22 hours ago

Michigan State baseball’s Dan Durkin was named the Big Ten Conference Baseball Player of the Week, announced by the conference office on Monday, Feb. 20.A senior second baseman from Tinley Park, Illinois, Durkin helped the Spartans to a 4-0 mark this past weekend with a four-game series sweep at Abilene Christian.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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23 hours ago

A warm weekend in Michigan gave us a little hint of what is to come. The official start of spring won’t come for another month, but Michigan State spring football practice kicks off in five days. On Saturday, the Spartans will hit the field again as they try to right the many wrongs of a 3-9 season in 2016.

Source: Land of 10

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23 hours ago

It has been seven months since Mike Sadler died in a car accident. His mother, Karen, is focused on keeping his memory alive. When hearing that the National Football Foundation’s Michigan chapter is renaming an award after her son, she “could only shed tears of gratitude.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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23 hours ago

Spartans Volleyball coach Cathy George and student-athlete Alyssa Garvelink talk with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis about the challenges and opportunities when playing in the nation’s toughest volleyball conference, the Big Ten.

Source: The Spartan Podcast

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23 hours ago

Michigan State guard/forward Miles Bridges has been selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Bridges averaged 15.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg and shot 45.5 percent from the field in games vs. Ohio State and at Purdue.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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23 hours ago

Michigan State senior guard Tori Jankoska has been named Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday, Feb. 20.

Source: Jankoska Named B1G Player of the Week – Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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1 day ago

You won’t often see Michigan State go much farther north than Traverse City, Mich., to recruit. Charlevoix? No. Petoskey? No. Atlanta? Did you even know Michigan has an Atlanta? Probably not. But Traverse City possesses a unique appeal that keeps bringing back the Spartans.

Source: Land of 10

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1 day ago

Both sides of the Eron Harris injury have come about from Michigan State fans and the media. One is that his absence won’t change the team that much because he hasn’t been doing much as it was. The more reasonable one is that the team loses one of its leaders and few players that can create shots on his own. The former is likely coming from fans hoping for the best, but know that the latter is more likely the case.

Source: Spartan Avenue

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1 day ago

Rod and Sam are back after a tumultuous 1-1 week for the Spartans. Topics include:

  • MSU is still on pace for a tourney berth with a 2-2 finish
  • Eron Harris injury impact
  • Reviewing the OSU win & brutal Der Poo loss
  • Previewing a true “must-win” against Nebraska
  • Wisconsin preview, incl. armchair psychiatry on Nigel Hayes


Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

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1 day ago

One of the undertones of this tumultuous Michigan State basketball season has been freshman big man Nick Ward. Lost in the talk of future lottery-pick Miles Bridges, Ward’s play out of the gate proved essential to the Spartans’ success. Over time, the whispers about Ward have grown. Now, he’s a known threat on a possible tournament team. Of course, when one sees a freshman mesh this well on a high-level team in his first year on campus, it begs the question: Is Ward going to be a good NBA player?

Source: Detroit Free Press

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