3 hours ago

Out of necessity, the Michigan State defense will feature a number of players in expanded roles this season. Since the end of 2016, five players who started at least one game and had eligibility remaining have left the program. Three more potential starters — a redshirt freshman and two sophomores — also left. Couple those losses with the departures of seven seniors who started games last season, and the Spartans have more holes than usual to fill on their defense.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

7 hours ago

Michigan State had Saline High School offensive lineman Dimitri Douglas at two camps in the span of four days. The first was last Wednesday’s lineman camp, then he returned Saturday for the Spartan Elite camp and earned a scholarship offer from the Spartans, which he accepted Monday.

Source: Detroit News

7 hours ago

Lined up alongside fellow Michigan State quarterbacks, Rocky Lombardi was a teacher. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound freshman helped lead instructions in mechanics and footwork at an invite-only camp for recruits on Saturday in East Lansing while quarterback prospects looked on.

Source: MLive.com

24 hours ago

Josiah Price was one of the most accomplished tight ends in Spartan football history, both on and off the field. He finished his career with the most touchdown catches (21) by a tight end in Michigan State history, which also ranks fourth among all players in the school record book. Price’s 104 career catches and 1,238 receiving yards also rank third most among Spartan tight ends. A two-time Big Ten Champion (2013, 2015), Price helped the Spartans to wins in the 2014 Rose Bowl and 2015 Cotton Bowl and a berth in the 2015 College Football Playoff. The four-year letterwinner played in 51 career games at MSU while making 25 starts.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

24 hours ago

Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis announced Wednesday that the Spartans have signed a contract for a home-and-home series with Boston College. The Spartans will kick off the two-game series with Boston College on Sept. 21, 2024, at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Eagles will make the return trip to East Lansing to face MSU in Spartan Stadium on Sept. 20, 2025.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 day ago

After reeling in three straight recruiting classes ranked in the top 25 in the nation, Michigan State’s 2017 group was No. 34. Now the Spartans are busy working on the next cycle as they look to stockpile talent for the future.

Source: MLive.com

1 day ago

Mark Staten thinks he’s found the next player that can go from a modest recruiting ranking to a starring role, quickly, on the Michigan State offensive line. And he’s not shy about heaping the expectations on redshirt freshman tackle Luke Campbell before he’s even taken an official snap in a Spartans uniform. “He’s going to be a four-year starter,” Staten, the Spartans’ offensive line coach, said last week of  Campbell. “Has a chance to be a freshman All-American, which we haven’t had since Brian Allen.”

Source: MLive.com

2 days ago

Greg Ianni is MSU’s deputy athletic director and oversees facilities and sports management. He joins Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today to update progress on some of the construction projects currently underway on campus.

Source: The Spartan Podcast

2 days ago

A team of MSU luminaries will gather at a unique fundraiser that unites the Spartan Nation in raising $1 million to fight Parkinson’s disease—or, as Kirk Gibson has nicknamed it, “Parky.” The Gibby & Friends vs. Parky pregame tailgate will be hosted in MSU’s Kellogg Center at 4:00 this Saturday, September 23, four hours before the Notre Dame football game that kicks off at 8:00 that evening. On that same day, Gibson will be on campus as MSU will honor his accomplishments by retiring his football jersey at halftime of the game.

Source: The Spartan Podcast

2 days ago

White was hired by Michigan State as a program consultant last July. Now, after nearly a year of observing and providing feedback to Mark Dantonio, he’s staying on full-time.

Source: MLive

2 days ago

In the last decade, Michigan State’s athletic department has arguably been as successful as any in the country. Dating back to 2007, many of MSU’s programs have reached the postseason, and three of the big-name programs boast at least one Final Four (men’s basketball, football and hockey). The 2007 hockey team and the 2014 women’s cross country teams brought national titles back to East Lansing.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 days ago

Gerald Holmes’ voice is growing. In importance. In immediacy. In intensity. The Michigan State running back, one of a small group of seniors this fall, understands that he will be counted on as a leader. Both in production on the field and leadership off it.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 days ago

Michigan State finally has an offensive lineman in its 2018 class. Saline (Mich.) senior Dimitri Douglas received an offer from MSU head coach Mark Dantonio after camp on Saturday and publicly announced his commitment to the Spartans on Monday afternoon.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 days ago

My son, Rocky Lombardi, has been on an amazing journey for the last 18 years — a journey that has lead him to an incredibly hard-earned opportunity to represent the Michigan State Spartan football program, literally for the rest of his life. It’s a blessing as a parent to be along for the ride for all of the stops along the way.

Source: isportsweb

3 days ago

Michigan State’s 2016 recruiting class was the highest-ranked group in Mark Dantonio’s decade as coach. It was supposed to reflect the Spartans’ ascent to the national stage and infuse the program with the talent necessary to extend its presence as a Big Ten power. Now, less than a year after that group arrived in East Lansing, the Spartans are picking up the pieces following their worst season in more than two decades.

Source: MLive.com

4 days ago

Davion Williams said when he received his scholarship offer that Michigan State was his dream school. It didn’t take long for him to decide that East Lansing was. Williams, a three-star cornerback from Belleville, announced his verbal commitment to Michigan State on Saturday evening.

Source: MLive.com

4 days ago

Five were already committed to Michigan State: Theo Day, Michael Dowell, Trenton Gillison, Xavier Henderson and Edward Warinner. Another, 2018 cornerback Davion Williams, came in with an offer and left committed to the Spartans. Four more players picked up offers from Coach Mark Dantonio and Michigan State after the camp had finished. Let’s meet them.

Source: Land of 10

6 days ago

There could be more attrition and additions. But MSU coach Mark Dantonio’s 11th team still possesses a good amount of talent despite a small group of veterans and an unexpected lack of depth with all of the losses. Here’s a projection of what the depth chart will look like entering fall camp

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 days ago

When Michigan State’s offense took the field in public for the first time in four months, for the Spartans’ April 1 spring scrimmage, most eyes were on quarterback Brian Lewerke. A few short paces to his right, Luke Campbell made his debut at right tackle. And the redshirt freshman appears poised to become a fixture there this fall.

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 days ago

The lasting image from the end of Damion Terry’s 2016 season is of him sitting on a training table at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium with a towel draped over his head. The Spartans quarterback had just made his first start in Michigan State’s finale against Penn State, in his home state no less.But after a promising start to the game, with points on his first two drives, Terry took a helmet-to-helmet hit in the second quarter. His night was done, and guessing the emotions going on under that towel wasn’t tough to do.

Source: MLive.com

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