20 hours ago

Brad Salem might be the most under-the-radar assistant coach on Mark Dantonio’s staff.  He’s been a key leader within the Spartan football program for nine seasons. Perhaps its time for him to no longer be an under-the-radar member of the program.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 day ago

The Michigan State Spartans have added a long snapper to the incoming 2019 freshmen group. Jude Pedrozo out of Westerville South High School in Ohio will come to East Lansing next year as a preferred walk-on.

Source: The Only Colors

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2 days ago

As recently as 15 years ago, LJ Scott’s decision to leave the Michigan State Spartans for the NFL with a possible year of eligibility remaining would have looked extremely risky. The senior has barely played this season and looked less then effective while on the field. But in today’s NFL, Scott has the chance to make some NFL executive look like a mid-round draft genius.

Source: The Only Colors

3 days ago

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio expects all of his program’s committed prospects in the class of 2019 will utilize the Early Signing Period, beginning Dec. 19, to submit their National Letters of Intent. The early period — first implemented a year ago — runs through Dec. 21, adding to a busy time for coaching staffs already occupied with bowl preparation. Senior recruits who don’t sign in that window have to wait until National Signing Day on Feb. 6. Receiver Jalen Nailor was the only official add

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 days ago

LJ Scott has one final game to play in a Michigan State uniform. The senior running back reversed course Wednesday, announcing he’s entering the 2019 NFL Draft rather than taking a redshirt year to return to East Lansing in 2019. The Redbox Bowl game against Oregon on Dec. 31 will be Scott’s Spartan finale.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 days ago

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal held Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco, previewing the Redbox Bowl between the Spartans and Ducks on Monday, Dec. 31 at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The game will be nationally televised on FOX.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

4 days ago

Michigan State junior defensive end Kenny Willekes has been named to the Walter Camp All-America Second Team, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced on Thursday. The nation’s oldest All-America squad, dating back to 1889, was revealed during The Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

4 days ago

The senior running back was expected to not play again this season and return for a fifth, redshirt season with the Spartans after much of 2018 was spent dealing with a nagging ankle injury. However, Scott made an about-face earlier this week when he decided he would leave Michigan State after the season and enter the draft, something he nearly did after his junior season before deciding to come back to Michigan State as a senior.

Source: Detroit News

4 days ago

LJ Scott’s decision to play in the Redbox Bowl before entering the NFL draft did not surprise Mark Dantonio. However, Michigan State’s football coach declined to say whether any more of his players will sit out the Dec. 31 game against Oregon.

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 days ago

Michigan State’s senior running back has announced that he’ll forego the opportunity to come back to East Lansing for a 5th season and, instead, pursue his dream of playing in the NFL. What type of legacy does LJ leave?

Source: Spartans Wire

5 days ago

There have always been signs Goins could be that type of player, one Tom Izzo has referred to many times this season as Michigan State’s “glue guy.”

Source: Detroit News

5 days ago

LJ Scott declared for the 2019 NFL draft Wednesday, announcing on his Twitter account. This comes after Scott said he would be returning for a fifth season Nov. 10. Scott, who battled an ankle injury and was limited to four games this season, indicated the decision was influenced by his injury-plagued 2018 year.

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

Mark Dantonio refused to pin Michigan State football’s problems on its injuries. But he also did not balk at the idea that the number of players who got hurt affected the offense. “I don’t think there’s any question that towards the end of the season we didn’t play as good as we had maybe at other points during the season, whether that’s injuries or whatever the reason,” Dantonio said Sunday.

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

Five Spartans have been named to The Associated Press All-Big Ten team, as voted on by a 27-member panel consisting of writers and broadcasters who cover the Big Ten. Junior defensive end Kenny Willekes, who also a first-team All-Big Ten honoree by the coaches and media, garnered first-team AP accolades, along with junior nose tackle Raequan Williams. Junior linebacker Joe Bachie, sophomore placekicker Matt Coghlin, and junior cornerback Justin Layne picked up second-team honors.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

5 days ago

Coming into the 2018 season, Michigan State had all the pomp and circumstance of a team coming off a 10-win season with much to prove. They were a preseason pick for the College Football Playoff by many pundits and commentators. What the experts liked the most about MSU was up-and-coming quarterback Brian Lewerke.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

5 days ago

Belleville (Ill.) West defensive end Keith Randolph will take an official visit to Michigan State this weekend, according to his father. This will be Randolph’s first official visit of the recruiting process. He already took an unofficial visit to Michigan State last month for their home game against Ohio State.

Source: Detroit News

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5 days ago

We are spicing things up here on The Only Podcast. By popular demand, we’ve taken on some guest hosts – Sara Gendernalik (@SGender) and Sarah Norris (@sarahnorris). You may know them from Twitter…or maybe not! If you don’t, you should! Either way, they’re great!

5 days ago

Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari and Lansing State Journal digital sports reporter Phil Friend are here with the latest in Michigan State sports.

5 days ago

The Super Spartan Bros talk about the announcement of the bowl matchup with Oregon in the Redbox Bowl.  They also get into some possible early entrants into the NFL draft.

6 days ago

Michigan State (7-5) will square off against the Oregon Ducks (8-4) in the Redbox Bowl on December 31st at 3p et at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.  It’s never too early to check in on the thoughts of the game from The Experts out there.

Source: Spartans Wire

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