10 hours ago

Cole Hahn, a 3-star kicker from Des Moines, Iowa, de-committed from Iowa and committed to Michigan State on Thursday morning. Hahn made the announcement on his Twitter page and said he would be on scholarship with the Spartans. Hahn did not have an initial scholarship offer from Iowa and never signed a National Letter of Intent, allowing him to switch commitments so late in the process.

Source: Land of 10

11 hours ago

Malik McDowell has the talent to be an early first-round NFL Draft pick.Of this, there is little to no debate. The former Michigan State defensive lineman possesses a rare combination of size, strength and speed that led to some eye-popping plays in his three seasons in East Lansing.

Source: MLive.com

11 hours ago

Malik McDowell isn’t sure what the flood of emotions will feel like when he hears name called sometime Thursday or Friday in the NFL draft. As for McDowell’s mother and some of his friends, well, they have an idea how he’s going to react. “Everybody thinks I’m going to cry,” McDowell said Wednesday during a visit to Shriner’s Hospital with fellow draft prospects. “I don’t know. I ain’t cried in a while. Might cry, might not. I don’t know.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

21 hours ago

Mycah Pittman didn’t know Michigan State was interested until Spartans receiver coach Terrence Samuel traveled across the country armed with an impressive array of knowledge. When Samuel arrived at Calabasas (Calif.) High on Friday to check on Pittman, a 4-star receiver per 247Sports, and several other prospects, he left Pittman impressed by how much he knew. Namely, that the 6-foot sophomore had tied a state record with 380 receiving yards in a game last fall.

Source: Land of 10

21 hours ago

On a balmy August day inside Spartan Stadium, Malik McDowell delivered a blustery declaration. He did not plan to leave Michigan State early even if he was projected to be a top-10 NFL Draft pick. “If I’m not top three,” he said that afternoon, “I don’t leave. … It’s one through three, that’s the only way I’m going.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

21 hours ago

A long-anticipated night game between the Michigan and Michigan State football teams may happen this year, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.When asked about the possibility of MSU’s visit to Ann Arbor this year being one of the two possible games U-M plays at night, U-M athletic director Warde Manuel had a simple answer.”Could be,” Manuel said.

Source:MLive.com

1 day ago

1 day ago

As a whole, Michigan State’s draft prospect pool is not as deep as past years. It does, however, feature one of the most individually talented players of the Mark Dantonio era in defensive lineman Malik McDowell. The Only Draft Expert, Mark Niemi, took a look at the talented former Spartan and where he projects to be taken in the coming days.

Source: The Only Colors

1 day ago

Michigan State has produced nine draft picks combined in the last two drafts. When the 2017 NFL Draft starts later this week, the program’s average could be coming down.Michigan State only has one player who is truly a good bet to be picked this weekend, in former defensive lineman Malik McDowell. Past that, they have a smattering of potential mid-round picks, late-round picks and players who will likely look to earn their shot as an undrafted free agent.

Source: MLive.com

2 days ago

Several Michigan State student-athletes volunteered their time on Friday evening at the Sparrow Children’s Center Day of Miracles, which was held at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 days ago

As the son of Michigan State fans, Jaylan Franklin grew up rooting for the green and white. The 2018 three-star athlete from Carlson High School in Gibraltar was a big fan of Le’Veon Bell and also wanted to be a playmaker for the Spartans. Flash forward to late February and Franklin was inside the Duffy Daugherty Building watching Michigan State practice. Coach Mark Dantonio pulled him aside and extended a scholarship offer.

Source: MLive.com

3 days ago

Le’Veon Bell released his first music video from his debut rap album, Post Interview, and it’s … not bad, actually.

Source: USA Today

3 days ago

FLINT, MI – With numerous sexual allegations and investigations clouding the Michigan State football program, negative thoughts could easily consume the minds of some players. Not Gerald Holmes. Listening to the speeches of motivational speaker Eric Thomas every morning is how the Flint native starts his days.

Source: MLive.com

3 days ago

“Taking character out of the equation, McDowell should be the second pick in the draft,” an executive in personnel for an AFC team said. “If anybody tells you differently, they’re playing possum.”

Source: Land of 10

3 days ago

NFL Draft week is here, and Malik McDowell hopes to hear his name called early Thursday’s Round 1 action. However, it’s becoming clear that McDowell may have to wait until Friday’s Round 2-3 action before hearing his name called, at least based on the most recent mock drafts across the net.

Source: The Only Colors

3 days ago

The Spartans have had plenty of hits and misses, from Carl Banks and Andre Rison to Tony Mandarich and Charles Rogers.

Source: MLive.com

3 days ago

Michigan State in recent years has produced tons of top end talent for NFL teams, especially on the defensive side of the ball. This year is no different, but instead of trying to predict where the Spartans will land it’s time to see what their predecessors have done. With the first round of the 2017 NFL draft taking place on Thursday, it is time to look back at some Michigan State draft facts.

Source: isportsweb

4 days ago

When former MSU football defensive lineman John Shinsky was 8 years old, his father died from a heart attack. Through the grieving came even more disbelief. With his father gone and his mother the only one left to take care of him, she made the decision to place him in an orphanage.

Source: The State News

4 days ago

5 days ago

Josiah Price will be at home in Indiana with close family and friends next weekend, hoping to hear his name called during the NFL Draft. That’s when football becomes a business. Yet he and another Michigan State graduate already have started moving toward their post-sports professional lives.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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