When Kirk Gibson and his former Michigan State football teammates gathered for an annual golf outing about five years ago, it was frigid. Gibson said former Michigan State long snapper Mark Tapling declared enough was enough, and put up the first $15,000 for an annual “Sparty Party” golf outing at prestigious Torrey Pines in San Diego. The first year, there were about 15 attendees. Last year, roughly 50 showed up.
Less than an hour before Michigan State kicked off against Notre Dame on Saturday night in East Lansing, the Spartans landed a significant commitment. Dwan Mathis, a 2019 four-star quarterback from Oak Park High School, announced his commitment to Michigan State via Twitter.
Brandon Wimbush threw for a touchdown and ran for one, and Notre Dame topped turnover-prone Michigan State 38-18 on Saturday night. The Spartans outgained the Irish but fell well behind thanks to three first-half turnovers. Julian Love returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter to put Notre Dame up 14-0, and Michigan State’s LJ Scott fumbled near the goal line, taking a likely touchdown away from the Spartans.
Sloppy Michigan State routed for worst loss to Notre Dame since 1993 MLive
After a pair of wins against MAC teams to start the season, Michigan State was eager to show how it stacked up against a brand name opponent. The answer, in a nationally-televised game in prime time, was not well. Notre Dame (3-1) thumped Michigan State (2-1) 38-18 under the lights at Spartan Stadium on Saturday night.
Turnovers doom Michigan State in 38-18 loss to Notre Dame Detroit Free Press
Turnovers and penalties. Two things that can curse any football team, let alone a young one. Both ended up dooming the Spartans on Saturday night, and Notre Dame took full advantage en route to a 38-18 victory at Spartan Stadium.
Turnovers plague Spartans en route to beatdown by Irish Impact Sports
With both teams looking to put their rough seasons from a year ago behind them, Notre Dame came into Spartan Stadium and throttled Michigan State 38-18 in the battle for the Megaphone trophy.
Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 38-18 loss to Notre Dame Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts in the wake of Michigan State’s 38-18 loss to Notre Dame Saturday night.
Early mistakes doom MSU in loss to Notre Dame Detroit News
ichigan State was in a giving mood on Saturday night and Notre Dame took advantage to recapture the Megaphone Trophy with a 38-18 victory at Spartan Stadium. Three first-half turnovers by the Spartans led to 21 points for the Fighting Irish, who took a three-touchdown lead into the locker room and didn’t let up in the second half.
Michigan State has self to blame for woeful performance vs. Notre Dame Detroit Free Press
What a disaster. A self-inflicted horror show. Michigan State made mistake after mistake, committing turnover after turnover and penalty after penalty, in a 38-18 loss against Notre Dame on Saturday night. What a wasted opportunity. This was a chance for MSU to prove it had moved past the misery of last season. Instead, the Spartans (2-1) kept making mistakes, turning the ball over three times in the first half, and the Irish turned every mistake into a touchdown.
Turnovers plague Spartans in blowout loss to Irish, 38-18 State News
It didn’t take long for the Spartans to allow their first defensive touchdown of the year in a 38-18 loss. Just 1:55 off the clock, to be exact. The Notre Dame offense scored in a swift seven plays, and a Brian Lewerke interception return for a touchdown later, the Irish were up 14-0.
Michigan State-Notre Dame talking points: Fumbles, interceptions and penalties, oh my MLive
Here’s what people are talking about after Michigan State’s 38-18 loss to Notre Dame
How it happened: MSU blunders lead to loss to Notre Dame Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State couldn’t get out of its own way Saturday night in 38-18 loss to Notre Dame at Spartan Stadium. MSU outgained the Irish 496-355 and had 26 first downs while allowing 21 of them defensively. However, the Spartans coughed up three turnovers that led directly to 21 Irish points, including a pick-six thrown by Brian Lewerke in the first quarter and a fumble by LJ Scott at the goal line for the second time this season. Those miscues, plus the nine MSU penalties for 97 yards were too much to overcome, as an opportunistic Notre Dame team made Michigan State pay for every mistake.
On an unseasonably hot Saturday in late September, Michigan State cross country ran in the 32nd annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. The Spartans pushed through, claiming top spots in both men’s and women’s competition.
The Michigan State women’s golf team shot a 13-under-par 563 in the opening two rounds to lead the Mary Fossum Invitational on Saturday at Forest Akers West in East Lansing. The Spartans are 37 shots ahead of second-place Toledo after a 3-under-par 285 in round one and then a 10-under-par 278 in round two.
Coming off a second-place performance at last week’s Inverness Invitational, the Michigan State men’s golf team will take part in the Bearcat Invitational, September 25-26, at Coldstream Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A rivalry game in a primetime slot on national TV. That’s on tap when Michigan State (2-0) hosts Notre Dame (2-1) Saturday (8 p.m., FOX) at Spartan Stadium. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio respects the rivalry, but insists it’s “just another game” and “the next challenge” for his young team that has nine more after this week. Ask the players, and the tone is a little different.
For the second time this season, the No. 6 Michigan State men’s soccer topped its attendance record when 4,678 fans packed DeMartin Stadium to watch the Spartans battle to a 0-0 double overtime tie with No. 3 Maryland. The previous record was 3,515 in the first night game against Dartmouth on Sept. 1.
Michigan State and No. 5 Wisconsin waged an entertaining battle on Friday evening befitting the return of Big Ten volleyball action , as the Spartans upset the Badgers 3-2. (14-25, 25-18, 25-22, 22-25, 15-13 ) The Badgers suffered their first loss of the season, falling to 9-1, while MSU improves to 8-2. The win snapped a streak of five straight victories in the series for Wisconsin, as MSU picked up its first win since Nov. 10, 2012 over UW.
With his senior campaign on the horizon, Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr intends to make his final season of NCAA basketball the best of his career. Nairn is the lone senior returning to the roster for the Michigan State Spartans and recently offered hi
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The Michigan State field hockey team defeated Miami of Ohio, 3-2, as time expired Friday afternoon in Oxford, Ohio. Senior forward Grace Santi netted the game-winner off a penalty corner after time expired.
Tyler James, who covers Notre Dame for the South Bend Tribune, breaks down the Fighting Irish for The Detroit News, answering five questions heading into Saturday’s game.
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Michigan State snapped a three-game losing streak against Notre Dame last year in South Bend. The Spartans gashed the Fighting Irish for 260 rushing yards, led by running backs Gerald Holmes (100 yards, two touchdowns) and LJ Scott (98 yards, one touchdown), in the 36-28 victory.
Just like on the offensive side of the ball, Saturday night presents by far the biggest challenge Michigan State’s defense will have seen in the early going this season. Notre Dame comes to Spartan Stadium with one of the top rushing offenses in the country, thanks in large part to a 515-yard performance on the ground in last week’s 49-20 win over Boston College. The Irish are led by their dual-threat quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who posted 200-plus yards rushing himself against the Eagles.
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All eyes will be on the defense come kickoff against Notre Dame. It comes as no surprise, the unit has yet to allow a touchdown, despite the offense and special teams giving up their share. Cornerback Josiah Scott has been garnering some hype after PFF has rated him one of the best freshmen in the nation.
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MSU football comes out of its bye week 2-0 and eager to face rival Notre Dame Saturday night.With the Megaphone Trophy on the line, here are five things to watch for in the 79th meeting between the two teams
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Fresh off the bye week, the Spartans are 2-0 and will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Saturday night with the Megaphone Trophy up for grabs.While MSU had its off week, the Irish defeated Boston College last Saturday 49-20 to improve to 2-1 on the season.
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Michigan State and Notre Dame will line up under the lights at Spartan Stadium on Saturday (8 p.m., FOX) in a nationally-televised game.The Spartans (2-0) opened with wins against Bowling Green and Western Michigan and had a bye last week. The Fighting Irish (2-1) sandwiched lopsided victories against Temple and Boston College around a one-point loss to Georgia two weeks ago.