Walker, a 2016 Lakeview High graduate and a current golfer at Michigan State University, shot a 74 in his final round to win the tournament by one stroke, edging out former Lakeview golf standout Jared Multer, who was runner-up. Multer just finished up his collegiate career at Eastern Michigan University. Kory Roberts, another Lakeview grad in the final playing group, shot a 76 and finished fourth. Casey Bess had the best round of Day 2 with a 73 and climbed to take third overall.
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Ron Burton spent the last four seasons coaching the Spartans’ entire defensive line but is now splitting it up with Mark Snyder. Burton has the tackles and Snyder, who coached linebackers the last two seasons, has the ends. The move was made, in part, to reduce the player-to-coach ratio.
A text message popped into Mark Staten’s phone, a memory of years gone by and a reminder of what’s still to come. It was sent by Matt Allen. The Michigan State offensive lineman attached a photo of himself as a chubby, young teenager. He was standing with oldest brother, Jack, when he was about the same age at Spartan Stadium. Now, it’s Matt’s turn to put on the uniform and play alongside middle brother, senior Brian, on that same field.
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Michigan State staged its annual Green & White Exhibition match on Saturday afternoon at Jenison Field House, and the impressive crowd was treated to high-intensity and entertaining volleyball by the 2017 Spartans.
The Michigan State University field hockey team fell in an exhibition match to the Wolverines of Michigan, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon at Ocker Field.
“It’ll be a whole new depth chart, 1s and 2s, in my opinion, on Saturday,” Spartans offensive line coach Mark Staten said earlier in the week. But Michigan State didn’t even provide a depth chart before the scrimmage, so if changes were made, we won’t know it. We can only use the words of the coaching staff and the film of the spring game to surmise who might be on the field Sept. 2 against Bowling Green. So here are our projections of Michigan State’s season-opening starters, as well as those likely to b
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No. 22 Michigan State men’s soccer concluded the preseason with an explosive, 4-1, win over No. 25 Butler Friday at the Shindigz National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “I thought this was a great way to end preseason. It was great to get on the board; we scored a nice goal to start. We had great ball movement and great pressure. After giving up an uncharacteristic goal, the guys really responded and went right back to work. We got a great, much-deserved goal to end the first half,” MSU head coach Damon Rensing said.
The offense topped the defense in overtime, 39-33, under the lights at Spartan Stadium on Friday night in the second jersey scrimmage of preseason camp.
Michigan State women’s soccer opened up the 2017 regular season with a shutout win, 2-0, over Niagara at DeMartin Stadium on Friday. Senior forward Kristelle Yewah and junior forward Lexy Warner both found the back of the net for the Spartans in the first match of the season.
The Crosstown Showdown Fall Fanfest presented by Auto Owners Insurance, an exhibition between the Lansing Lugnuts and Michigan State Spartans, will be played on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Cooley Law School Stadium.
Ron Burton’s role changed this offseason, as the long-time defensive line coach who came to Michigan State in 2013 is now focused mostly on MSU’s defensive tackles. With former linebackers coach Mark Snyder now with the defensive ends, Burton is able to coach the interior linemen in more detail and help with more individual work now that he has fewer players in his group. And, considering the number of guys Burton expects to play on the inside this season for the Spartans, that’s probably for the best.
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While Michigan State may have lost a host of talent at several positions from last season, one thing is certain for the Spartans this upcoming season: there’ll be no loss for talent at the running back position.
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It was hard to notice late last season, in the midst of Michigan State trudging through the final three games of a disappointing season. With a possible bowl bid disappearing rapidly and a defense failing to make an impact on any sort of consistent basis, there was a ray of light for the Spartans, and it happened to be right smack in the middle of the beleaguered defensive line.
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Earlier in the summer, Birmingham (Ala.) Mountain Brook rising senior running back Harold Joiner named Michigan State his leader. Since then, a visit to LSU has made the Tigers the favorite in the minds of many recruiting analysts. The Spartans will have an opportunity to impress Joiner, an unusually sized 6-foot-3, 225-pound running back, as he is expected to take an official visit to East Lansing on Sept. 23 when MSU plays host to Notre Dame.
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Michigan State wrestling head coach Roger Chandler announced the Spartans’ 2017-18 schedule on Friday. “We have a very tough but good schedule,” Chandler said. “We have a young team, but I think it’s important for us to challenge a young team to continue to grow. We’ve got six of the top 10 returning teams from last year NCAA duals rankings. There’s no doubt we’re going to be challenged up and down the line. Part of being a champion is facing that level of competition and growing from it.”
Michigan State has a healthy 35 alumni in the NFL, per ESPN. At the moment, it feels like fewer. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell continues to hold out in a contract dispute. Max Bullough is on that list, but he’s unsigned and reportedly facing an eight-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use. The Houston Texans cut wide receiver Keith Mumphery at the same time as Bullough shortly after the release of a report saying Michigan State had expelled him for violating the school’s sexual
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Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten couldn’t help but smile at the picture Matt Allen recently sent his way. Allen is a redshirt freshman in his second year with the program, but his love for MSU football goes back much further. Before he came along and before older brother Brian — now a senior — the oldest Allen, Jack, began his career at Michigan State in 2011.
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Michigan State has 15 prospects committed to its 2018 class, with the hopes of adding at least five more. Those additions could potentially start coming before September hits. For now, let’s take a glance at where things stand with the 2018 class:
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Michigan State knows who it will send out at quarterback for its season opener against Bowling Green in two weeks: sophomore Brian Lewerke. What it doesn’t know yet is who will go in if Lewerke is injured or ineffective at some point during the season. Spartans quarterback coach Brad Salem said on Thursday that the quarterback hierarchy behind Lewerke remains undecided through nearly three weeks of fall camp.
The Michigan State University field hockey team will open play for the 2017 season on Saturday with an exhibition match. The Spartans will face Michigan at Ocker Field in Ann Arbor. The match is slated to begin at 1 p.m. ET. “I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to play someone other than ourselves and to test where we are in our development”, said head coach Helen Knull. “It will be a great challenge before we head to California to open on the 25th.”