1 min ago

Todd Fine, a former Michigan State baseball player, will lead the USA 12U national team in the COPABE Pan-Am “A” Championship. Fine lettered as a player for the Spartans in 1993 and 1994.Since playing for the Spartans, Fine has bounced around the national baseball scene both coaching and scouting. Most notably, Fine served as an area scout for the Houston Astros and was named the Amateur Coach of the Year in 2014 by Baseball America.

Source: Impact Sports

4 mins ago

Darron Rogers has sent more than 30 players on to Division 1 basketball during a two-decade career as the head coach at Westlake High School in Atlanta, where he’s won three state titles. When asked to place his rising senior guard, Chase Hunter, among all of those players, Rogers doesn’t hesitate. “Chase is the most athletic D-1 guard that I’ve had,” Rogers said.

Source: MLive.com

5 mins ago

Offense or defense? Wide receiver or cornerback? The options for how to deploy Justin Layne were debated by the Michigan State coaching staff and he ended up playing both ways as a true freshman. Now heading into his junior season, Layne is coming off a year in which he played exclusively at cornerback and senses the improvement. “I’ve grown a lot, not just on the field but off the field – just the little things,” he said. “I’ve got my whole overall football IQ better.”

Source: MLive.com

5 mins ago

This team is fun. And we aren’t talking about the on-field fireworks either. Well, yes — that’s fun too. But what’s really fun about this year’s team is the closeness you can see with them whenever we get a glimpse into the MSU football world. Over the weekend the MSU Drumline made its way over to practice, and if things go awry during performances this year, they know a few football players can step in.

Source: The Only Colors

11 hours ago

Michigan State definitely has a leg up on the recruiting trail for East Kentwood junior offensive lineman Dallas Fincher. Fincher, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound three-star guard, already has 20 offers, including Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan State. So, why would the Spartans have the upper hand on Fincher? Well, his father, Mark, was an offensive lineman for Michigan State back in the mid-’80s.

Source: Detroit News

11 hours ago

Michigan State redshirt freshman wrestler Cameron Caffey earned two gold medals at the 2018 Junior Pan-American Championships in Fortaleza, Brazil over the weekend. Caffey earned Greco-Roman gold at 87 kg on Friday, August 17 prior to winning freestyle gold at 92kg on Sunday, August 19.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

11 hours ago

The Michigan State women’s soccer team used first-half goals from junior midfielder Sadie Misiewicz and sophomore forward Alexandra Thomas to get past Boston University 2-0 Sunday in front of 479 at DeMartin Stadium. Redshirt-junior goalkeeper Reilley Ott recorded her second consecutive shutout as the Spartans improve to 2-0 on the 2018 season, while the Terriers fall to 0-2.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

16 hours ago

Jake Hartbarger and Matt Coghlin give Michigan State football a strong returning nucleus at the glamorous kicking positions. Everything else on special teams remains to be determined. From who will be kicking and catching them to how they will boot and field the ball. The NCAA will now allow kick returners to make fair catches that will result in touchbacks if the ball is caught inside their team’s 25-yard line. It is another method of taking out some of the most dangerous hits out of football, but it als

Source: Detroit Free Press

17 hours ago

Throughout Mark Dantonio’s tenure with the Michigan State Spartans, the best teams have been highlighted by absolute dominance in the defensive secondary. After a bounce-back in 2017, the Spartans defensive backs have a chance to return to that elite level of play. But there is still a lot to prove before fans can celebrate the return of the “No Fly Zone.”

Source: The Only Colors

20 hours ago

Not many players in the Mark Dantonio era saw an extreme increase in production from one season to the next like Darrell Stewart Jr. had from 2016 to 2017. The now-junior wide receiver went from offensive afterthought as a redshirt freshman in 2016 to focal point in 2017.

Source: Spartan Avenue

20 hours ago

Brandon Randle is one of those guys who is just too talented to keep off the field. Buried on the depth chart at linebacker in 2017, the coaching staff decided to move him over to defensive end to get him on the field as a redshirt freshman.

Source: Spartan Avenue

22 hours ago

T.J. Duckett remembers the play vividly. It was Nov. 3, 2001. Michigan State trailed Michigan, 24-20, with just 1 second remaining. On the game’s final play, Duckett caught a one-yard touchdown pass in the middle of the end zone to lift MSU over the Wolverines and create one of the most famous moments in Spartan history.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 days ago

Mike Tressel isn’t thinking about Michigan State’s defensive greatness from 2012 or 2013. The Spartans don’t care about the disaster of 2016, either. “We’re not thinking about anything prior to last year,” MSU’s new defensive coordinator said. “Last year was big for us, there’s no doubt about it. It was big for our guys to overcome and succeed. And now, we’re moving past that.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 days ago

Michigan State’s White team defeated Green 2-1 this afternoon in the annual Green & White Exhibition game. Nearly 1,000 people attended the annual intrasquad scrimmage, giving fans their first look at the 2018 Spartans. With the graduation of seven seniors from the 2017 edition that advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, there’s plenty of players – both returning and new – stepping into new roles for the coming season.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 days ago

The Michigan State University field hockey team fell to the University of Michigan, 4-0, at Ralph Young Field in an exhibition match on Saturday, August 18. Michigan controlled the pace for a majority of the contest, outshooting the Spartans 20-7 overall and 18-3 in shots on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Monique Jardell made 13 saves for the Spartans in her first collegiate action.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 days ago

Junior Sadie Misiewicz scored two first-half goals to pace the Michigan State women’s soccer team to a season-opening 2-0 win over Southern Utah Friday in front of 634 at DeMartin Stadium.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 days ago

No. 7 Michigan State men’s soccer closed out the preseason with a hard-fought 0-0 tie against Xavier on Friday at the Shindigz National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In a game that saw almost an hour delay due to lighting, the Spartans were forced to adapt to the conditions.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 days ago

It’s two weeks away from the kickoff to Michigan State’s football season. And with that comes the revival of natural rhythms of covering college sports. Earlier this week, as a gaggle of reporters stood on the practice field waiting for Mark Dantonio, there were some over-under guesses about some of the phrases he would use to sum up how preseason practice was going. One of them, of course, was “dog days” – a favorite of every coach in every sport when the routine becomes a grind and the wait for something

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 days ago

MSU’s fifth-year senior is a leader and a key contributor.  Without guys like Matt Sokol, Michigan State simply wouldn’t be the program that it is today.

Source: Spartans Wire

3 days ago

The defense being ahead of the offense early in preseason camp is nothing new. At least, that’s been a familiar pattern at Michigan State under coach Mark Dantonio. Even in some of their most prolific seasons, including 2014 when the Spartans set program records in nearly every major offensive category, the defense was on its game early in camp.

Source: Detroit News

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