11 hours ago

Michigan State commit Spencer Brown reaffirmed his commitment to the Spartans with Spartan Tailgate’s Sean Scherer on Wednesday, saying he was “1,000 percent committed.”This comes after the Walled Lake Western offensive tackle visited Michigan on Sunday.

Source: Detroit News

11 hours ago

Hosted by Seth Newman, learn the career story of Eric Smith, from asking his Grandma to pick him up after MSU football practice, to planting the flag in the middle of Notre Dame’s field and to being drafted in the third round of the NFL, Smith discusses it all.

18 hours ago

Michigan State entered last season with a young secondary comprised entirely of new full-time starters. And, some of the early returns weren’t encouraging.

Source: MLive.com

1 day ago

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari talk about Michigan State winning the Big Ten title and the impact the seniors have had over the program. Then, they talk about ESPN’s ongoing reporting of MSU’s football and basketball programs and offer their two cents on ESPN’s story and their fairness toward the school.

3 days ago

Stop the run and get after the quarterback.During Mark Dantonio’s tenure as coach, Michigan State has been at its best when highly successful at both.So, it’s hardly surprising that a poor defensive line performance coincided with a 3-9 finish in 2016. And, the outlook didn’t seem promising heading into last season.

Source: MLive.com

4 days ago

Michigan State’s annual Green-White spring game, presented by McLaren Health Plan, has been scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 5 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on BTN and BTN2Go. Additional details regarding the spring game and youth clinic will be released at a later date. The Spartans will begin spring practice on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

4 days ago

Just a couple weeks before last season kicked off, the makeup of Michigan State’s offensive line was still in flux. Offensive line coach Mark Staten said three spots were locked up while two more were still up for grabs and the depth chart could completely change after the next scrimmage.

Source: MLive.com

6 days ago

Chuck Bullough is back at Michigan State and the return to his alma mater resulted in a hefty pay raise. The former Michigan State linebacker and new defensive ends coach for the Spartans has an annual salary of $350,770, according to his contract, which was obtained by MLive.com via a records request. Bullough, who has more than two decades of coaching experience, spent the last two seasons coaching Eastern Michigan’s defensive line and made $90,000 in 2017, according to a USA TODAY salary database.

Source: MLive.com

7 days ago

Last weekend, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and his staff hosted several top  prospect on campus. The players were able to tour the facilities and watch the men’s basketball game against Purdue. The state of Ohio is always an area of emphasis for the Spartans and several players from there got some good news while in East Lansing last Saturday.

Source: Detroit Free Press

7 days ago

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio’s contract includes a rolling six-year term that is scheduled to be extended annually by an additional year. Although Dantonio was recently accused in an ESPN report of mishandling sexual assault complaints against his players, interim athletic director Bill Beekman said there was no discussion of the contract not being extended again.

Source: MLive.com

7 days ago

When Michigan State opened fall camp last July, Brian Lewerke was clearly the starting quarterback.Just who was going to catch his passes, however, was unsettled.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

With National Signing Day 2018 a little over a week in the past, Spring Camp now has the attention of Spartan football fans. In 2018, the Spartans will be returning a resounding 19 out of 22 starters. With so many starters returning, there are few starting positions that are up for grabs. Despite that, there are plenty of things to watch for before the Spring Game. Here are just a few things to look for during Spring Camp 2018.

Source: isportsweb

1 week ago

There was Gerald Holmes, Madre London and LJ Scott and repeated references from coach Mark Dantonio about going with the “hot hand.” That talk should now be buried. Holmes graduated and London announced last week he will seek a graduate transfer for his final season of eligibility. The triumvirate has been broken apart and Scott is the unquestioned leader in the backfield, in case that wasn’t already clear.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Lions have $44.7 million in cap space, and Bell could be the top player on the market if a deal with the Steelers falls apart

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

1 week ago

Don Treadwell returned to Michigan State as an assistant coach and will nearly double his salary from last year. Treadwell, who was hired in January to fill the roll of the new 10th assistant coach position approved by the NCAA for this year, has an annual salary of $267,693, according to his contract that was obtained by MLive.com via a records request. He spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at Kent State and made $146,676 last year, according to a USA TODAY salary database.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

When coach Mark Dantonio was asked during a press conference about Brian Lewerke, the first sentence of his response included comparisons to Kirk Cousins and Connor Cook. Lewerke was entering his redshirt sophomore season with all of four games of experience, an 0-2 record as a starter and suffered a broken leg the year before. Cook and Cousins are the top two passers in program history and both now in the NFL.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

The average crowd at Spartan Stadium for seven home games was 72,485 (507,398 total), down from an average of 74,667 (522,666 total) for seven games in 2016. Michigan State was No. 19 in the nation in average home attendance – the same position it held the year before – according to figures released Tuesday by the NCAA. According to Michigan State, it was the 62nd straight year the program ranked among the top 25 in the nation in attendance.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Michigan State University officials are reviewing “allegations and insinuations” in a “sensationalized” package of recent ESPN reports about MSU’s football and basketball programs, according to MSU Interim President John Engler. “I hope that MSU can soon respond in full and affirm the integrity and probity that has been the hallmark of these two respected coaches,” Engler said in an open letter released today.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Despite the switch from leading a program to being a position coach, Paul Haynes’ salary didn’t drop by a large margin. Haynes, who was hired in January as Michigan State’s new secondary coach, has an annual salary of $378,463, according to an agreement obtained by MLive.com via a records request. He spent the previous five seasons as the head coach at Kent State and made $414,030 in 2017, according to a USA TODAY salary database.

Source: MLive.com

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