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Sam and Rod are back to talk about MSU’s addition of rangy wing Gabe Brown to the 2018 recruiting class. We also talk:

  • What’s left for the 2018 class
  • Davion Williams’ two-sport potential
  • Draymond, Gary Harris, Denzel, and other NBA Spartans


Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

4 hours ago

Former Michigan State quarterback Tyler O’Connor gave professional football a shot.Now he’s moving onto a different challenge, probably one in the business world. Earlier this summer, O’Connor had a week-long tryout with the Cincinnati Bengals, but he didn’t earn a contract offer.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Almost everything has gone according to plan for Michigan State in recruiting for the defensive side of the 2018 class. The Spartans have already reeled in four defensive backs: Xavier Henderson, Chris Jackson, Michael Dowell and Davion Williams. At linebacker, they’ve snagged commitments from 3-star prospects Edward Warinner and Jeslord Boateng.

Source: Land of 10

4 hours ago

Michigan State baseball’s Bryce Kelley was named a Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American. Kelley becomes MSU’s eighth Freshman All-American and second under head coach Jake Boss Jr., joining second baseman Ryan Jones in 2010.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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As a player, Kush was an All-American defensive lineman for Michigan State and won the national championship in 1952. He started at Arizona State in 1955 as an assistant coach under Dan Devine, and became head coach three years later when Devine left for Missouri.

Source: Land of 10

10 hours ago

Michigan State will induct five Spartans into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 28 as part of its annual “Celebrate” weekend, it was announced on June 22. The 2017 Hall of Fame class includes: Bob Apisa (football), Joe Baum (soccer), Bob Cassleman (track & field), Kristin Haynie (basketball) and Dr. Clarence Underwood (administration).

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

10 hours ago

These are exciting times for incoming Michigan State freshman defenseman Tommy Miller. On Saturday, Miller expects to hear his name called by one of 31 National Hockey League teams on the second day of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

14 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

17 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

17 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

17 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

1 day 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

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