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With all the hubbub surrounding the quarterback position, Michigan State’s inexperience at wide receiver seems to have been overshadowed. But it is every bit as important as who is delivering the ball. The Spartans completed 211 passes in 2016. Seniors caught 133 of them. Underclassman running backs and tight ends caught 25 more still.

Source: Land of 10

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Kirk Cousins is one of the most popular offseason subjects within rumor mills and on wish lists across the NFL, even though the most likely scenario still has him back next season with the Washington Redskins – and much richer, too. Cousins will wait for Washington to apply a second franchise tag to him by the March 1 deadline, Mike Florio of NBC Sports reported late Monday. That will ensure him a contract of $23.94 million after the $19.95 he earned last season when first tagged.

Source: MLive.com

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4 hours ago

Hear freshman Nick Ward’s story and take a trip back to the late 1940’s when former head coach Gus Ganakas first arrived on campus in East Lansing.

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17 hours ago

Wherever he goes, DaShon Bussell plans on making an immediate impact. Whether at wide receiver or defensive back, the 6-foot-2 Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) athlete wants to see the field early. He feels his versatility gives him a good shot at doing just that. Bussell projects by many as a receiver, and Michigan State likes him there, as well. But in doing his research, the junior found himself intrigued by the possibilities at defensive back at East Lansing.

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21 hours ago

Josiah Price, who finished his four-year Michigan State career in 2016, wasn’t among the more than 300 players to receive an invite to the annual pre-draft event. ow, though, Price has made a different list: Sports Illustrated’s top 10 biggest combine snubs. Price earned the No. 4 spot on that list, after a productive Big Ten career didn’t land him an invite. Price’s 21 touchdowns is most among any tight end in Michigan State history, and his 104 catches and 1,238 receiving yards are both ranked third.

Source: MLive.com

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23 hours ago

A warm weekend in Michigan gave us a little hint of what is to come. The official start of spring won’t come for another month, but Michigan State spring football practice kicks off in five days. On Saturday, the Spartans will hit the field again as they try to right the many wrongs of a 3-9 season in 2016.

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23 hours ago

It has been seven months since Mike Sadler died in a car accident. His mother, Karen, is focused on keeping his memory alive. When hearing that the National Football Foundation’s Michigan chapter is renaming an award after her son, she “could only shed tears of gratitude.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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1 day ago

You won’t often see Michigan State go much farther north than Traverse City, Mich., to recruit. Charlevoix? No. Petoskey? No. Atlanta? Did you even know Michigan has an Atlanta? Probably not. But Traverse City possesses a unique appeal that keeps bringing back the Spartans.

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2 days ago

It only makes sense that Mark Dantonio and Bob Crable got to know each other through church. Dantonio, the new head football coach at Cincinnati in 2004, has long been soft-spoken but unafraid to speak out about the importance of faith in his life. Crable, a College Football Hall of Fame honoree from his time at Notre Dame, had returned to Cincinnati four years earlier to coach Archbishop Moeller, a Catholic high school.

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4 days ago

When Dayton Dunbar running back Tavion Thomas received a Michigan State offer in January, he was speechless. Going into that month, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound junior held a handful of MAC offers. Then, back to back to back to back, he received offers from Wisconsin, Michigan State, West Virginia and Indiana in the span of four days.

Source: Detroit News

4 days ago

The page on 2016 can’t be turned quickly enough in East Lansing.It’s time to move on and forget a very forgettable season for the Spartans, who are coming off a confounding campaign in which they went from a 12-2 mark and playoff spot in 2015 to a 3-9 record in 2016. It was an epic plummet for this proud program.

Source: Big Ten Network

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Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees approved Mark Dantonio’s annual contract renewal this morning, and school president Lou Anna K. Simon expressed faith in the football coach despite a number of issues hanging over his program. “My sense is that, if we had anything to be concerned about, we wouldn’t have moved forward with the action today,” Simon told reporters after the meeting. “We’re still looking at everything, because it’s in his interest, as well.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 days ago

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon is showing public support for football coach Mark Dantonio and athletic director Mark Hollis as a pair of sexual assault investigations involving athletics are ongoing at the university.

Source: MLive.com

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Offensive line recruiting is viewed as the lifeblood for top programs and Blaine Scott of Sciotoville East High School in Portsmouth, Ohio is one of the players the Michigan State staff has focused on for 2018. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound prospect was one of the first 2018 recruits to receive an offer from the Spartans and has close to 30 scholarship offers, including Penn State, Pittsburgh, Arkansas, Florida, Ole Miss and a host of other Power-Five programs.

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

On Thursday afternoon Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Simeon asked the Michigan State University Police Department for more evidence before deciding whether or not to make a charging in the sexual assault investigation of three Spartan football players.

Source: Land of 10

5 days ago

It may be ridiculously early, but we’re examining what will be the must-win game and the potential trap game for each league team this fall. Up next: the Michigan State Spartans.

Source: Big Ten Blog- ESPN

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The Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office expects to make a decision on whether to charge three MSU football players in connection with a sexual assault investigation “in the short-term future,” prosecutors said.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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It is an outstanding year for offensive line talent in the state of Michigan and Michael Furtney of Milan High School is a big reason why. The 6-foot-5, 282-pound prospect has a long list of scholarship offers and could add to that in the near future. Furtney was in East Lansing this past weekend for an unofficial visit and I was able to speak with him and get the latest details on his recruitment.

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

Mustafa Khaleefah, Jordan Reid and Cody White shook hands, shared hugs and caught up on their lives like old friends.In a lot of way, the three Michigan State signees already are close. They’ve been part of the same group text with each other since they committed before last summer.

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 days ago

When it comes to in-state recruiting, Michigan State puts a premium on relationships. In Mark Dantonio’s tenure, the Spartans have tried to cast their web across the state, getting close with high school coaches and getting to know players well before extending offers. The hope seems to be that those relationships will win out against other schools that show late interest. That’s continued to be the strategy in the early days of 2017, as well.

Source: Land of 10

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