4 months ago

This last weekend, Detroit U-D Jesuit running back Elijah Collins was at Spartans Stadium as Michigan State was hosting Notre Dame. Taking in the environment Collins was able to talk with coaches, players and recruits during his visit. By the time he was ready to leave, Collins felt like Michigan State was going to be his future home.

Source: MLive.com

4 months ago

Elijah Collins, a three-star running back for U-D Jesuit, on Friday committed to Michigan State’s 2018 recruiting class. Collins (6-0, 200), the first running back commit in MSU’s 2018 class, chose the Spartans over Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue and Mississippi State, among others .Collins is rated the No. 1 running back in Michigan, No. 5 in the Midwest and No. 27 nationally for 2018 by Scout.

Source: Detroit News

4 months ago

Is it just me, or does it seem hard to believe that it is already Week 5 of the college football season? Regardless, it is indeed Week 5, and the Michigan State Spartans are gearing up to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Source: The Only Colors

4 months ago

It’s often where players make their debuts and state their case for regular playing time. And Michigan State’s special teams units this season are being flooded with freshmen .“That’s what they’re earning right now,” special teams coordinator Mark Snyder said, “is trust.”

Source: Detroit News

4 months ago

Marc Morehouse, who covers Iowa for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, breaks down the Hawkeyes for The Detroit News, answering five questions heading into Saturday’s Iowa-Michigan State game.

Source: Detroit News

4 months ago

Head coach Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans will have two key prospective players on campus for Saturday’s game against Iowa (4 p.m., Fox). One prospect is already committed to MSU’s 2018 recruiting class and the other would be an outstanding addition to what is already a very solid class.

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 months ago

After the disastrous performance against Western Michigan, the Spartans cleaned things up on special teams a little against Notre Dame. Now it’s on to the conference schedule, where games will be even tighter. Let’s see how they matchup with the Hawkeyes.

Source: The Only Colors

4 months ago

MSU will be back on the gridiron this Saturday as the Spartans will face the Iowa Hawkeyes in their first Big Ten Conference game of the season.Here are five things to watch this Saturday:

Source: State News

4 months ago

To better understand Ferentz and Iowa, The State News interviewed Courtney Baumann, the football editor for The Daily Iowan, and asked her four questions about the visiting Hawkeyes.

Source: State News

4 months ago

In ways, Iowa football is a walking contradiction. College sports is like school, where players have a set number of years they can don their school colors. It means eventually, beloved student-athletes come and go, despite the fans’ wishes. It’s also why Kirk Ferentz’s tenure at Iowa is such an anomaly. He’s in his 19th year at the helm of the Hawkeyes, nearly two decades at the same university.

Source: State News

4 months ago

Trishton Jackson completed his first college passing attempt last week in a loss to Notre Dame. It was notable, but Jackson is no longer a quarterback – his primary position in high school at West Bloomfield .Jackson, a sophomore, is on the field to catch the ball. And, in addition to hitting quarterback Brian Lewerke on a throw-back pass for five yards, he posted career highs with five catches for 69 yards against Notre Dame.

Source: MLive.com

4 months ago

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 Warren Stanfield III (Walled Lake, Michigan/Walled Lake Central High School) sat down with msuspartans.com to answer some questions.

Source: Michigan State University Official Athletic Site

4 months ago

The Spartans landed their second commitment of the 2019 class when 4-star Oak Park (Mich.) quarterback Dwan Mathis announced his decision last Friday. They could add their first 2018 commitment on Friday if 3-star University of Detroit Jesuit running back Elijah Collins makes the move. Michigan State will welcome more recruits on Saturday when it plays its fourth home game to open the season. Iowa will be in town for a 4:12 p.m. ET kickoff at Spartan Stadium.

Source: Land of 10

4 months ago

The first month of the current evaluation period for recruiting has almost come to a close, and Michigan State should be feeling good. Plenty can still happen before October hits. Friday brings prep football and a top in-state prospect’s college decision. Saturday brings another game at Spartan Stadium for which Michigan State will bring in more recruits. But before we move on to the weekend, let’s take a look back and evaluate how well the Spartans did to complete our to-do list from the start of the mon

Source: Land of 10

4 months ago

A season of high expectations starts with the first practice. Michigan State can begin its official preseason practices this week, per NCAA rules, 42 days before the team’s season-opener on Nov. 10 against North Florida.

Source: MLive.com

4 months ago

Michigan State (2-1) will open Big Ten play while Iowa (3-1) is in its second conference game. Both teams are coming off a loss as the Spartans were beat 38-18 by Notre Dame while the Hawkeyes’ near-upset of No. 4 Penn State was thwarted by a last-second touchdown in a 21-19 defeat.

Source: MLive.com

4 months ago

No one likes seeing their team’s punter take the field. His mere presence is proof of failure. But it hasn’t felt that way for Michigan State when junior Jake Hartbarger trots out to kick the ball away and with good reason. Hartbarger can’t remember the last time he shanked a punt. Not in a game, a practice. Not anywhere.

Source: Lansing State Journal

4 months ago

Michigan State opens the 2017 Big Ten schedule against Iowa on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on FOX. The Spartans (2-1) fell to Notre Dame at home last Saturday night, 38-18, while the Hawkeyes (3-1, 0-1) lost their Big Ten opener against No. 4 Penn State, 21-19, on the last play of the game.

Source: Michigan State University Official Athletic Site

4 months ago

Every morning, Renee Hill wakes up and kisses two pictures of her son, Mylan Hicks. In one, he’s in uniform, playing football at Michigan State. The other is from his time in training camp with the San Francisco 49ers. Hill kisses those pictures because that’s all she has now — pictures reminding her of her oldest son. Pictures upon pictures joined by helmets and cleats and anything else that serves as a reminder of the former Detroit Renaissance star who played four seasons at Michigan State then followed his football dream from San Francisco to Brooklyn to Calgary, Alberta.

Source: Detroit News

4 months ago

Lawrence Thomas stops each day in front of the large framed photo that’s hanging in his home and speaks to the man he considered a brother. The New York Jets defensive end — and sometimes fullback — lets Mylan Hicks know that he’s always thinking of him. It’s also a reminder to Thomas that his childhood buddy and former high school and college teammate is watching over him.

Source:Pro32: Head to Head

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