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Michigan State and Notre Dame will play for the 79th time on Saturday and, after that, it will be awhile before the teams face each other again. Since 1959, there have been only four seasons — 1995, ’96, 2014 and ’15 — the Spartans and Fighting Irish did not meet. But thanks to several factors, including the Big Ten moving to nine conference games last season, the series no longer will have a regular rotation. The next scheduled games are in 2026 and ’27, and after that, nothing is set in stone.

Source: Detroit News

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Chris Frey believes there are two types of quarterbacks. “He’s either a capture or a kill quarterback,” Michigan State’s senior linebacker said. The Spartans’ focus for Saturday against Brandon Wimbush is to corral and contain Notre Dame’s mobile quarterback. “A capture guy is a guy you gotta keep in the pocket,” Frey said. “You can’t let him escape the pocket, because if he does, he’s dangerous.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Growing up with only three channels on TV, Mark Dantonio didn’t have to look hard to find Notre Dame football. Watching the Fighting Irish became a weekly habit and he also became versed in their rivalry with Michigan State. Dantonio recalls tuning in to the 1966 matchup, which ended in a 10-10 tie and was dubbed “The Game of the Century.” Now 51 years later, Dantonio is in his 11th season as Michigan State’s head coach and has left his own mark on the rivalry.

Source: MLive.com

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Michigan State has run the ball effectively through two games. The scary thing for Notre Dame – this week’s opponent – is that LJ Scott hasn’t even gotten going yet. Scott accounted for a little more than a third of the Spartans’ 260 rushing yards in last year’s 36-28 win. If MSU can match that production in Saturday’s prime-time game, there’s a good chance the Megaphone Trophy stays where it is for the foreseeable future.

Source: FOX Sports

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After a week of rest, the Michigan State Spartans are now preparing for their toughest test of 2017 thus far — a prime-time matchup against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Spartan Stadium.

Source: The Only Colors

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They all count one.”That’s a phrase former Michigan State coach George Perles preached often to his teams, and it’s one current coach Mark Dantonio uses just as much. In other words, no one game is bigger than another. Sure, that’s true, but when it comes to perception or even a team’s psyche, some are bigger than others. That’s exactly the case for Michigan State as it gets set to host Notre Dame at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Source: Detroit News

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Michigan State is nearly perfect in the red zone. And coach Mark Dantonio is quick to point out if not for LJ Scott’s goal-line fumble, the Spartans would be unblemished. Notre Dame has scored on all 15 of its trips inside opponents’ 20-yard line. The Irish have two field goals and 13 TDs.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State men’s tennis will kickoff its fall schedule this week by traveling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the 2017 Milwaukee Tennis Classic. The event runs from Thursday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 24. Seniors Michael Dube, Brett Forman and Jasper Koenen will represent the Spartans at the event.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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When Michigan State landed 2018 Dublin (Ohio) Coffman linebacker Jeslord Boateng, the Spartans knew they would be getting a super-athletic prospect. Boateng, a track star, sprints like a defensive back, but he has rare size to go with that speed. Having put on more than 15 pounds since last season, he stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 213 pounds.

Source: Land of 10

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson has been subpoenaed to testify as a witness in a former Michigan State University football player’s lawsuit against Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, according to court documents.

Source: The Mercury News

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Host Zachary Swiecicki and the trio of Andy Chmura, Joey Ellis, and Kyle Turk walk you through Michigan State’s 28-14 win last weekend against Western Michigan and all of week two in the Big Ten. The panel discusses how the team’s young players are leading the way, how the defense has not yet allowed a touchdown, and what has impressed them the most through the Spartans’ 2-0 start. MSU may have the weekend off, but a primetime matchup with Notre Dame looms on the horizon.

Source: Impact Sports

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Michigan State will honor Kirk Gibson’s college football accomplishments Saturday.Gibson will serve as honorary captain for the Spartans’ game against Notre Dame (8 p.m./Fox), and the Waterford native’s No. 23 will be unveiled in the Spartan Stadium Ring of Honor during a ceremony.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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It’s Notre Dame week for Michigan State, as the Spartans get set to host the Irish in East Lansing for the first time since 2012. It is also the last time the two schools are scheduled to meet on the gridiron until 2026.

Source: The Only Colors

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Michigan State fans won’t have to choose between Spartans and Lions this December after all. ESPN has adjusted the tipoff times for a Dec. 16 college basketball doubleheader at Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit, according to an updated schedule released by Oakland, to avoid the game being played at the same time as a nearby NFL game. Michigan State will now play Oakland at 2:30 p.m. that day, following a game between Michigan and Detroit Mercy, in the first college basketball games to be held in the new downtown Detroit arena.

Source: MLive.com

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The Michigan State men’s golf team took second place at the Inverness Intercollegiate after Tuesday morning’s final round in Toledo, Ohio, was cancelled due to thunderstorms. The Spartans finished the second round 9-under-par 559 (276-283), one shot back of tourney champ St. Mary’s 10-under-par 558 (280-278).

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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Bowling Green wide receiver Datrin Guyton got behind Butler and hauled in an over-the-shoulder pass for a 45-yard gain down the sideline before being tackled out of bounds. Butler’s reaction to losing the one-on-one battle? “They’re on scholarship too, they play football too,” Butler said. “Plays will happen, but I just got to come back and keep making more plays.”

Source: MLive.com

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Michigan State wrestling will feature a freshman periodically throughout the preseason in order to “Meet the Spartans” leading up to the 2017-18 season. This week freshman RayVon Foley (Ann Arbor, Michigan/Pioneer High School) sat down with msuspartans.com to answer some questions.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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After a week off, Michigan State returns to the football field Saturday against Notre Dame in East Lansing. Taking on the Fighting Irish will be Michigan State’s biggest test of 2017 by a wide margin, and much of that responsibility is placed on QB Brian Lewerke.

Source: The Only Colors

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