Friday is Sept. 1. In college football recruiting, that’s a very big day. For those entering their senior years of high school, Sept. 1 is the first day college coaches can call recruits rather than the players having to initiate contact. It kicks off a furious few months of recruiting leading up to National Signing Day. Now those months will be shorter and even more furious as programs try to get prospects signed during the new early period, which begins Dec. 20.
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Coach Dantonio previews the game against Bowling Green. Special guests include: Quarterback Brian Lewerke and Linebacker Joe Bachie
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Michigan State co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett hinted that some changes are coming for opponents who face the Spartans’ defense this fall.
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Kaleb Johnson, Michael Sharp and Andrew Walker have all been named to the Big Ten Men’s Golfers to Watch List, it was announced by the conference on Wednesday (Aug. 30).
The Big Ten announced its Golfers to Watch List on Wednesday (Aug. 30) and it included a trio of returning Spartans in seniors Sarah Burnham and Katie Sharp and sophomore Allyson Geer.
Michigan State women’s soccer is slated to play two games this weekend, one on the road and one at home. The Spartans will travel to Bowling Green, Ohio to play Bowling Green on Friday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. MSU returns home on Sunday, Sept. 3 for a tilt with Oakland at 1 p.m. at DeMartin Stadium.
A walk-on getting playing time isn’t unusual. Neither is one earning a scholarship. Two former walk-ons with very limited experience starting for a program that has won two of the last four Big Ten titles? That stands out and is what Michigan State is facing heading into this season. Redshirt sophomore Kenny Willekes and redshirt junior Dillon Alexander – both former walk-ons who earned scholarships this spring – are listed first on the depth chart at the defensive end spots for Saturday’s season opener against Bowling Green.
The Michigan State University field hockey team is set for its home opener on Friday evening against No. 21 American. The match is slated to begin at 6 p.m. on the new turf at Ralph Young Field. The Spartans enter the weekend with a record of 2-1 on the year with its most recent victory coming in thrilling fashion, a double overtime win over Cal.
College football season enters full swing this weekend and all the predictions around the country are in. Where will the 2017 Michigan State football team end up when it’s all said and done? Here’s a quick round-up of bowl projections for the Spartans – and, yes, they all project MSU to get back to a bowl despite a disappointing 3-9 season in 2016.
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Michigan State opens its 2017 football campaign Saturday against MAC opponent Bowling Green State. Kick-off is scheduled for noon from Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. Both teams did not have the season they were looking for last season, and the Falcons will be looking to travel to MSU and play spoiler.
As the sun was setting on the summer of 1980, I packed my limited belongings into my 1972 Olds Cutlass. I was preparing to depart the shores of Lake Huron and the small Village of Lexington that I called home. That first westward drive as a Spartan to East Lansing was one of excitement, fear and anxiousness. I had many questions, there were many unknowns and the personal equity that I built during my time in my high school classrooms, sports, and stage were fading in my rear-view mirror. It was time to start over, take a leap, develop new relationships, respond to higher academic challenges and simply try to fit in. I felt as if my life was a sports season and my record was once again 0-0.
After a disappointing 2016, Michigan State is eager to return to the field for its season-opener against Bowling Green on Saturday. Although the Spartans plan on contending for a Big Ten title once again, fans have varied expectations.
He has been waiting patiently for his debut. And now, when he finally takes the big stage, he might just be asked to play a starring role.That’s the possibilities facing Battle Creek Central graduate Brandon Randle as he gets ready to play his first football game for Michigan State University. MSU opens the 2017 college football season with a home game against Bowling Green University Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
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It almost reads unlike any depth chart in Mark Dantonio’s first 10 seasons at Michigan State. A freshman here. A sophomore or redshirt freshman there. It’s something Dantonio touched upon throughout the summer and the Spartans’ first four weeks of practice. They have an extremely young roster, and a lot of them are going to play this season. “You know, I glanced down at it,” Dantonio said Tuesday, “and the future looks very, very bright.”
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This was college basketball’s world in 1976, the year Jud Heathcote arrived as Michigan State’s newest head basketball coach. It was a Saturday morning in July and most people, even in East Lansing, knew little about a man who that spring had decided to leave the University of Montana and accept a Big Ten job that paid, yes, $25,000 per year.
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Darrell Stewart Jr. is a newly-minted starter at three positions and his redshirt sophomore season for Michigan State begins on Saturday against Bowling Green. About 1,200 miles south of Spartan Stadium, Stewart’s family will attempt to gather together, as usual, to watch him play on TV. This time it will likely require special travel accommodations. That would be a boat.