April 1st, 2017

15 players not dressed for 2017 Green-White spring game Land of 10
Michigan State has entered the field for its 2017 Green-White spring game, but not without some absences. The roster released by the Spartans included 86 names — every player who finished the 2016 season with remaining eligibility except for the announced departures: Thiyo Lukusa, Drake Martinez, Malik McDowell, Montae Nicholson and Jon Reschke.

Defense wins Michigan State spring game; questions remain Detroit Free Press
It was defense against offense. The scoring system was unclear. A number of players did not dress. Michigan State still held its annual spring game today, the 13th of 15 practices. The Spartans will still work out two more times next week before breaking from an issue-filled off-season filled with a number of questions still swirling ahead of Mark Dantonio’s 11th year.

Michigan State’s top-five plays from its spring game Land of 10
Michigan State hosted its spring football game on Saturday, and the defense (White) came out on top with a 33-23 win over the offense (Green). Here were five of the top plays from today’s action.

Green-White scrimmage a sampler for upcoming season isportsweb
As Michigan State football held it’s spring practices in the dark, the annual Green-White scrimmage gave fans their first look of how the team was coming together following a disappointing 3-9 season last year. The spring game saw four 10-minute quarters with the White team beating the Green team 33-23

Quick observations from Michigan State spring game Spartan Tailgate
In a slightly adjusted format compared to years past, Michigan State held its annual spring game Saturday at Spartan Stadium with the defense beating the offense 33-23. Rather than having two teams with offensive and defensive players, the scrimmage was strictly offense vs. defense with a modified scoring system. And while the defense won, the score doesn’t say a whole lot about a spring scrimmage.

Michigan State defense tops offense in spring game MLive
Michigan State stepped out into the bright afternoon sun on Saturday afternoon. Michigan State’s defense topped its offense, 33-23, in the program’s annual spring game using a modified scoring system that rewarded the offense for touchdowns and field goals and the defense for turnovers and time elapsed without giving up points.

MSU football hosts annual Green and White scrimmage State News
It was a familiar sight as fans trickled into Spartan Stadium for MSU football’s annual spring scrimmage. In a modified version, the Green team played offense while the White team represented the defense. A tight game throughout the day, the White team prevailed over the Green, 33-23.

3 Things We Learned From Michigan State’s Spring Game The Game
Michigan State’s 2017 spring football game was played with a lot of attention given to who wasn’t on the field to start, but ended with a glimpse into how good key offensive players will be in 2017-18. This despite the fact it was the defense who won the game 33-23.

2017 Michigan State Green-White spring football game: 5 things we learned Land of 10
The Michigan State defense came out on a sunny Saturday and, with an unorthodox scoring system, beat the Spartans offense 33-23 in the 2017 Green-White spring game at Spartan Stadium.

Dienhart: Five observations from Michigan State spring game BTN
This hasn’t been an ideal spring for Michigan State, as the program had been under wraps with three players as the focal point of a sexual assault investigation. Mark Dantonio hadn’t spoken to the media since Feb. 1 before breaking his silence earlier this week. The entire spring session has been behind closed doors.

Joe Bachie emerges as Michigan State’s starting middle linebacker Detroit Free Press
Michigan State seems to have settled on its starting linebacking corp. The Spartans started Andrew Dowell, Chris Frey and Joe Bachie during their annual Green-White spring game Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

In Michigan State’s uncertain times, Brian Lewerke provides source of optimism Saturday Tradition
Lewerke, who entered the spring as Mark Dantonio’s top choice to win the job, looked like a guy who was ready to make that next step. He was poised in the pocket, he went through his progressions and he delivered on-target throws.

Dantonio Post-Game Quotes: Spring Game Michigan State Official Site
First of all I want to thank all of the Spartan fans for coming out today, I thought it was a great crowd. Also had a great experience at our youth clinic that had over 1,100 young people, along with their families, so we had about 5,000 people out back at our practice facility. I thought it was a great day for our fans, for our players, and for our young fans.

After a spring like no other, Michigan State steps out into the light at spring game MLive
After a long winter, football returned to Michigan State on Saturday. The Spartans held their annual spring game in front of a tempered Spartan Stadium crowd, marking their first public appearance since they stepped off of the field last November at Penn State to finish a 3-9 season.

Quarterback ‘competition’ anything but as Brian Lewerke distances himself at spring game Land of 10
Is Michigan State’s quarterback situation even worth calling a competition anymore? Asked Saturday whether he has had enough healthy signal-callers for a position competition, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio didn’t even use the word in his response after the Michigan State Green-White spring game at Spartan Stadium. He complimented his presumptive starter and reiterated his view from just after the 2016 season.

Mark Snyder takes DEs, Mike Tressel back with LBs Detroit Free Press
In Mark Dantonio’s limited access since signing day on Feb. 1, Michigan State’s head coach has reconfigured his defensive coaching staff. Dantonio said after today’s spring scrimmage that he has reassigned Mark Snyder to coaching defensive ends and that co-defensive coordinator Mike Tressel once again has re-assumed duties coaching linebackers.