6 hours ago

The annual Big Ten Football Media Days will be held Monday and Tuesday (July 24-25) at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

7 hours ago

Big Ten Media Days kicks off Monday in Chicago, and Michigan State is one of the seven teams appearing on the first day of two-day meeting. Along with Spartans coach Mark Dantonio, the program will be represented by offensive lineman Brian Allen, linebacker Chris Frey and running back Gerald Holmes. Dantonio may just be the most interesting man in Chicago, with plenty of questions to answer about his team and whether he feels any pressure about his job status, as some have implied he should, after going 3-9 last season.

Source: Land of 10

1 day ago

There’s no statue of Alabama coach Nick Saban in East Lansing, Mich., nor will there ever be. No streets are named in his honor, although Michigan State doesn’t do that kind of thing, and no championship trophies are on display from his time there. But Saban’s influence, impact and legacy can be seen and felt almost 20 years since he last wore green and white on the Spartan Stadium sideline. He spent 10 years in East Lansing, five as an assistant coach in 1983-87 and five as the head coach 1995-99.

Source: SECcountry.com

2 days ago

When I hung up the phone on July 24, 2016 after being told that I would never talk to Mike again, my very first thought was to go back and read through our last exchange of texts. It was less than two weeks prior that he was asking me how training camp was going in Cincinnati, about life in general. He told me he had spoken with my mom about law school and was excited to head out west in the fall. He was hoping I could one day take over his radio show. At the time, I never thought it would be my last conversation with him.

Source: The Athletic

2 days ago

Macgarrett Kings Jr. wants a shot at the NFL and is taking an unusual approach toward accomplishing his goal. The former Michigan State wide receiver posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday of him apparently standing outside the Miami Dolphins training facility holding a cardboard sign reading “READY TO WORK. WILL WORK FOR FREE!!!!” In the post, he wrote about how he was “reincarnated” by his faith in God.

A lot of nights I stared at my ceiling asking God: why me? Is it my talent? Do I have the right connections? What is it Lord? When all along he just wanted me to come back to the root of it all – which is HIM! We tend to lose sight of GOD when we are at a high point in life & forget to glorify HIS name and thank HIM for all the blessings HE has already blessed us with on our journey of obtaining success. For a full year the Lord took the game that I have loved since the age of 3, to remind me that without HIM I wouldn't even be the gifted player that I am today! While I was off the map HE took away my pride, HE humbled me, & made me a light for others! Now that I am back and reincarnated, IM READY FOR WHATEVER! My faith in GOD is at a FOREVER all time high! I'll do whatever it takes to live out my lifelong dream of being an NFL player. If I have to come in front of this facility everyday I WILL! I'll compete against WHOEVER, WHEREVER, & WHENEVER cuz I know I got GOD got my back! I'll compete against ya grandma if she get out there and line it up! I'M BACK AND READY TO WALK INTO WHATEVER GOD HAS FOR ME! #TagRepost #Hungry #Humble #GodsChild #NotAStunt #ThisIsRealLife #ForTheLoveOfTheGame #MKJ #ReturnOfTheKing #Forces

A post shared by M A C G A R R E T T K I N G S (@pancho___85) on

Source: MLive.com

2 days ago

Now a simple eye test will tell you that MSU’s offense last year really struggled. Anyone who watched the games could see that the drop-off from the previous few years was pretty substantial. We will start with an overview of the general numbers and go from there.

Source: The Only Colors

2 days ago

The transition from high school to college can be difficult. For Cody White, at least there’s a familiar face to greet him every morning. His father, Sheldon. “Yeah, it’s been cool just having him around, being able to talk to him about stuff,” the younger White said during Michigan State’s minicamp in June.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 days ago

Michigan State just added a West Coast commitment to its 2018 class. Parks Gissinger, a 2018 defensive end from Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, Calif., committed to Michigan State on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-4, 227-pound prospect isn’t listed in 247Sports Composite rankings but is a three-star recruit according to Scout.com and Rivals.com.

Source: MLive.com

3 days ago

Founders Brewing Company is following a Colorado brewery’s lead in honoring former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. Sadler, a Grand Rapids native, died in a car accident last July. Jagged Mountain Brewery in Denver released a wheat ale called “Hey Diddle Diddle,” in May. The Founders brew titled “Sadler’s Run Apricot Wheat” is available in the Grand Rapids taproom only. It was tapped on July 20.

Source: MLive.com

3 days ago

Running back LJ Scott has been named to the 2017 Doak Walker Award Watch List, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced Thursday. The Doak Walker Award, which will name its 28th recipient in 2017, is named for SMUs three-time All-America running back Doak Walker.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 days ago

Before Chardon (Ohio) linebacker Chase Kline had even started being recruited by major schools, his head coach Mitch Hewitt looked at the way he played and said to himself, that is a Michigan State-type kid. Hewitt was a four-year starter at linebacker at Bowling Green, so he knows the position well. His early assessment of Kline may turn out to be prophetic as several years later, Michigan State has offered Kline a scholarship and are heavily in contention for him after a recent visit.

Source: Detroit News

4 days ago

Saline 2018 offensive tackle Dimitri Douglas was on Michigan State’s radar since the beginning of his junior year. The interest was always there, but Douglas needed to prove he could compete with other top talent in the country to receive a scholarship offer. He did that this summer, standing out in both MSU camps he attended to garner the offer. He didn’t hesitate in accepting it on June 19.

Source: MLive.com

4 days ago

The slate gets wiped clean when a freshman arrives in college, but their pedigree follows them. Connor Heyward – the son of a former NFL player and brother of a current one – understands that any playing time he gets at Michigan State as a rookie will be up to his own abilities and no one else’s. “I think every freshman came in with the mindset that we all want to play,” Heyward said during last month’s minicamp. “But if we can’t, we have to embrace the role of what they think is best for us. You just have to work each and every day if you want to play. It’s not given to you.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

Trent Gillison was in middle school when he realized his athletic potential could take him further than most. He had played football since age 4 and worked on his game but knew it was time to double down. So, he and a few teammates decided to start waking up at 5 a.m. three days a week to train with high school players. They went through the same lifting, agility and speed workouts as the varsity guys and Gillison still maintains the early-morning workout regimen to this day.

Source: MLive

5 days ago

Kirk Cousins will be the first player in National Football League history to play under the franchise tag in consecutive years, and that’s fine with him. Cousins had until 4 p.m. Monday to sign a long-term contract with the Washington Redskins, and after the deadline passed, team president Bruce Allen reported on Twitter that the organization had offered him a deal on May 2 that guaranteed him $53 million.

Source: MLive

5 days ago

Michigan State hasn’t had a running back eclipse the 1,000-yard barrier since Jeremy Langford did it in back-to-back seasons in 2013 and 2014. Could that change this season? We examine the chances of that happening.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

5 days ago

2017 Regular Season Wins via Bovada:

Over 6½ (+160, 8/5)
Under 6½ (-200, 1/2)

Looking at the schedule, it’s fairly easy to find six wins from the likes of Bowling Green, Western Michigan, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Maryland, Indiana, Iowa and Northwestern. Getting six victories from that bunch is very feasible.

Source: The Only Colors

6 days ago

A pair of former Spartans, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins and Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell, will play for the franchise tag this season. Cousins, 28, will make $23.94 million on the franchise tag in 2017 after $19.95 million last year. Bell will make $12.1 million this season, the average of the five highest-paid running backs in the league.

Source: Detroit News

6 days ago

Two weeks from now, Michigan State will hit the practice field in preparation for the 2017 opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 4. To say the Spartans are looking forward to focusing on football would be an understatement following an offseason of turmoil that saw the dismissal of four players involved in two separate sexual assault cases as well as the departure of a handful of others, including projected starters like linebacker Jon Reschke, cornerback Vayante Copeland and offensive lineman Thiyo Lukusa.

Source: Detroit News

7 days ago

Less than two months from the start of the college football season, Bovada has all of their futures bets online. While MSU is far from a favorite for just about anything, the odds aren’t as long as some may think.

Source: The Only Colors

Next Page »