Miles Bridges, Cassius Winston and Co. were household names before they arrived on MSU’s campus. Their YouTube highlight reels had been worn out by a fan base thirsty for big-time recruits again. This latest group — Loyer, Marcus Bingham Jr., Gabe Brown, Aaron Henry and Thomas Kithier — is less heralded and not as embedded in the public consciousness.
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LJ Scott isn’t quite being treated like an NFL veteran, but the Michigan State running back is hardly going to be pushed to the limit this spring. That’s because, as the Spartans continue spring practice this week, Scott is the only running back on the roster with any significant experience. Connor Heyward, who had three carries last season in limited action as a true freshman, is the only returning back that has touched the ball in a game.
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Chris Frey doesn’t get nervous for games. But this was not a game, just a crucial job interview. Frey was one of five former Michigan State players who worked out for NFL teams for about two hours during Michigan State’s pro day on Friday afternoon at the Duffy Daugherty Building. “I’ve been doing this my entire life,” Frey said of playing football. “This is different.”
Brian Allen did not do much for NFL scouts Friday afternoon at Michigan State’s pro day. But he might be the Spartans’ best hope to keep a significant streak alive. MSU has had at least one player selected every year since the modern NFL draft began in 1967 after the merger with the AFL.
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Following Michigan State’s Pro Day on Friday and prior to the Spartans’ eighth practice of the spring, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio met with the media to talk about the players participating in Pro Day and also to give an update on the team.
Five seniors from the 2017 team — offensive lineman Brian Allen, defensive end Demetrius Cooper, linebacker Chris Frey, running back Gerald Holmes and kicker Brett Scanlon — auditioned in front of National Football League scouts and personnel in preparation for the upcoming NFL Draft.
Michigan State is a little more than two weeks away from putting on a public display with its annual spring game on April 7 at Spartan Stadium. The names and faces that make up the roster will be very familiar as the Spartans return 19 of 22 starters on both sides of the ball. But, there are others who are battling in spring practice to take on a bigger role.
The No. 11 Michigan State women’s golf team is tied for first place after one round of the Clemson Invitational as the Spartans and No. 7 Furman both shot an 11-under-par 277 in Friday’s opening round at The Reserve at Lake Keowee.
Mark Dantonio announced Friday that Emmanuel Flowers and Austin Andrews would be switching from defensive positions to offensive positions. Flowers will move from cornerback to wide receiver, and Andrews will move from safety to running back.
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His 42 points were the most in a Breslin Center state semifinal or state final since Keith Appling scored 49 in a 2009 state championship game.
The Michigan State men’s golf team will compete in the eighth annual Seahawk Intercollegiate, March 25-26 at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, North Carolina. It will be the first appearance by the Spartans in the tournament, which is hosted by UNC-Wilmington.
Michigan State has a lot riding on the 2018 NFL Draft. The university has had a player drafted in 77 straight drafts, the second-longest active streak in the nation. While Michigan State rebounded, flipping the script from 3-10 to 10-3, this year’s professional prospect pool is looking barren. It’s going to take some hefty performances from players at Michigan State’s pro day this afternoon to make their draft dreams become a reality.
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Throughout Mark Dantonio’s tenure at Michigan State, the Spartans have had a number of great linebackers, and Ohio has provided a good number of those talented players with Denicos Allen, Greg Jones and currently Joe Bachie among the notables. In the 2019 recruiting cycle, the Spartans have already gone back into Ohio and offered a number of the state’s top linebacking prospects. The most recent of those offers went to Clayton Northmont’s Jestin Jacobs.
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Three future Spartans will get their first taste of playing in the Breslin Center over the weekend as Michigan State will host the MHSAA boys’ basketball championship starting at noon on Friday. Of the eight games being played at the Breslin Center on Friday, two of them will feature three 2018 Michigan State commits.
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Michigan State will engage in its first dual racing of the 2018 season, traveling to Camden, N.J. to partake in the Ivy League-Big Ten Double Dual featuring crews from two of the nation’s top conferences on Saturday.
Michigan State gymnastics hits the road to Champaign, Illinois for the Big Ten Championships hosted by the University of Illinois on Saturday.The Championships will be split into two sessions, with the Spartans competing at 3 p.m. with Penn State, Rutgers and Nebraska. The second session will feature Minnesota, Michigan, Maryland, Iowa, Ohio State and Illinois, and will begin at 8 p.m.
“I talk to Izzo all the time,” Maxey said. “Normally, that’s the first person I talk to. I talk to him the most. He’s great, he’s funny. He’s hilarious. He’s really cool. He tells me that I can guard multiple positions, and he wants to put the ball in my hands, wants me to make plays. He has a lot of bigs committed already, so he’s been telling me I would have a point guard role, and he likes my defense and stuff.”
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Former center Brian Allen, linebacker Chris Frey, defensive end Demetrius Cooper, running back Gerald Holmes and kicker Brett Scanlon will attend football’s annual Pro Day Friday, an MSU athletics spokesperson confirmed Thursday afternoon.
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