3 hours ago

Out of necessity, the Michigan State defense will feature a number of players in expanded roles this season. Since the end of 2016, five players who started at least one game and had eligibility remaining have left the program. Three more potential starters — a redshirt freshman and two sophomores — also left. Couple those losses with the departures of seven seniors who started games last season, and the Spartans have more holes than usual to fill on their defense.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

7 hours ago

Michigan State had Saline High School offensive lineman Dimitri Douglas at two camps in the span of four days. The first was last Wednesday’s lineman camp, then he returned Saturday for the Spartan Elite camp and earned a scholarship offer from the Spartans, which he accepted Monday.

Source: Detroit News

7 hours ago

Lined up alongside fellow Michigan State quarterbacks, Rocky Lombardi was a teacher. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound freshman helped lead instructions in mechanics and footwork at an invite-only camp for recruits on Saturday in East Lansing while quarterback prospects looked on.

Source: MLive.com

7 hours ago

There won’t be a Michigan State player selected in tonight’s NBA draft, provided Alvin Ellis doesn’t sweet-talk his way into the second round. Next year, though, the Spartans could have several players chosen — certainly Miles Bridges, possibly Jaren Jackson Jr., perhaps Nick Ward — with a couple of them projected as lottery picks.

Source: Lansing State Journal

17 hours ago

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis, men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo and women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant all received one-year contract extensions at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Izzo and Merchant’s contract was extended through 2024. Hollis said no other adjustments were made in the contracts.

Source: Lansing State Journal

17 hours ago

Gabe Brown had no clue about what was going to take place Saturday when he attended Michigan State’s team basketball camp with his Belleville High teammates. Brown, who will be entering his senior year this fall, was invited to go up to the Michigan State coach’s office to talk with Tom Izzo who had been impressed with his play. He left the office in shock … and with an offer to play for the Spartans on a full-ride scholarship.

Source: Detroit News

24 hours ago

Gabe Brown gave his verbal commitment to Michigan State on Tuesday, becoming the third player in the Spartans’ 2018 class. The Belleville (Mich.) wing picked up the offer from the Spartans on Saturday after a morning game at the Tom Izzo Shooutout, and it didn’t take long for him to pull the trigger on MSU. Brown said he made his decision on Father’s Day and dedicated his commitment to his dad, who always wanted him to be a Spartan but died in May 2016 after suffering previously suffering a stroke.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

24 hours ago

Josiah Price was one of the most accomplished tight ends in Spartan football history, both on and off the field. He finished his career with the most touchdown catches (21) by a tight end in Michigan State history, which also ranks fourth among all players in the school record book. Price’s 104 career catches and 1,238 receiving yards also rank third most among Spartan tight ends. A two-time Big Ten Champion (2013, 2015), Price helped the Spartans to wins in the 2014 Rose Bowl and 2015 Cotton Bowl and a berth in the 2015 College Football Playoff. The four-year letterwinner played in 51 career games at MSU while making 25 starts.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 day ago

Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis announced Wednesday that the Spartans have signed a contract for a home-and-home series with Boston College. The Spartans will kick off the two-game series with Boston College on Sept. 21, 2024, at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Eagles will make the return trip to East Lansing to face MSU in Spartan Stadium on Sept. 20, 2025.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 day ago

Nearly half of the members of the Spartan baseball team plus two of the incoming Spartans will be competing in summer baseball leagues around the country. A complete listing of MSU players competing in summer leagues along with links to the web pages and Twitter handles of their respective teams.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 day ago

Brown is an important addition for MSU in large part because he plays a position that wasn’t addressed in the 2017 recruiting cycle. With Miles Bridges, Gavin Schilling and Ben Carter coming back — all of whom were expected to be gone this time last year — the Spartans didn’t have as much space or as many needs as anticipated in 2017. That meant the coaching staff was content bringing in a two-man class with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Xavier Tillman, both post players.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 day ago

After reeling in three straight recruiting classes ranked in the top 25 in the nation, Michigan State’s 2017 group was No. 34. Now the Spartans are busy working on the next cycle as they look to stockpile talent for the future.

Source: MLive.com

1 day ago

Mark Staten thinks he’s found the next player that can go from a modest recruiting ranking to a starring role, quickly, on the Michigan State offensive line. And he’s not shy about heaping the expectations on redshirt freshman tackle Luke Campbell before he’s even taken an official snap in a Spartans uniform. “He’s going to be a four-year starter,” Staten, the Spartans’ offensive line coach, said last week of  Campbell. “Has a chance to be a freshman All-American, which we haven’t had since Brian Allen.”

Source: MLive.com

2 days ago

The Michigan State Spartans have consistently produced quality NBA talent throughout their history, and that trend has certainly continued under head coach Tom Izzo. During that time, the Spartans have produced 18 drafted players since 1996, including ten first round draft picks.

Source: BT Powerhouse

2 days ago

Gabe Brown’s commitment to the Michigan State basketball team appears to have been a long time coming. Brown, a 6-foot-6 forward from Belleville, announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he’ll play for the Spartans in 2018. But those seeds were planted, Brown said in his post, when he was 14 years old and his dad was watching MSU play on the television.

Source: Detroit News

2 days ago

Michigan State junior Katelyn Daniels will be competing in the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, California.The All-American will begin action on Thursday, June 22nd at 8:50 p.m. ET, as the championship runs June 22-25.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 days ago

Seven Michigan State University student-athletes have been recognized for excellence both on the playing field and in the classroom, earning the school’s highest athletic awards for 2016-17.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 days ago

Michigan State field hockey coach Helen Knull has announced the 2017 schedule of games for the Spartan field hockey program, a slate that features matches in five different states and a challenging non-conference schedule to go along with the traditionally strong Big Ten Conference allotment of games.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 days ago

Greg Ianni is MSU’s deputy athletic director and oversees facilities and sports management. He joins Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today to update progress on some of the construction projects currently underway on campus.

Source: The Spartan Podcast

2 days ago

A team of MSU luminaries will gather at a unique fundraiser that unites the Spartan Nation in raising $1 million to fight Parkinson’s disease—or, as Kirk Gibson has nicknamed it, “Parky.” The Gibby & Friends vs. Parky pregame tailgate will be hosted in MSU’s Kellogg Center at 4:00 this Saturday, September 23, four hours before the Notre Dame football game that kicks off at 8:00 that evening. On that same day, Gibson will be on campus as MSU will honor his accomplishments by retiring his football jersey at halftime of the game.

Source: The Spartan Podcast

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