1 week ago

This game is now known for one play – Hey Diddle Diddle, Mike Sadler up the middle. But gimmick play and catchy name aside, this game was a monstrous victory for the Spartans. The tenth game of the 2013 Rose Bowl season was a daunting one as the Spartans never walked into Lincoln and flew out with a win. Well, until this day, of course.

Source: The Only Colors

1 week ago

It was late in the first half of a playoff game last fall and Euclid (Ohio) High School had a comfortable lead with the ball deep in its own territory. The plan was simple – run the ball and kill some clock before heading into the locker room. Eleven seconds and 92 yards later – after giving 11 defenders a look at the No. 42 stitched to the back of his jersey – Brandon Wright was celebrating with teammates in the end zone.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

A year ago, Michigan State was reloading at tight end after losing its top two players at the position, including one of the program’s all-time greats. The Spartans now return all of their scholarship tight ends, who are looking for an increase in production after a dropoff in 2017.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

“A lot of people were confused — they thought I was going into the Air Force to play football,” Watts-Jackson said Friday. “My dad was in the military, and he used to joke: ‘If you can’t figure out what to do in life, go to the military.’ It’s pretty ironic it ended up happening. I feel like it was God’s plan.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

First came Jack Allen, an All-American center who has since signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent. Then it was Brian Allen, a former Freshman All-American who burst onto the scene right away and started in each of his four seasons in East Lansing — he was drafted by the Rams in Round 4 of the 2018 NFL Draft. Matt is the latest to grab the reigns of the center position, but he has some major shoes to fill as his brothers were All-American talents.

Source: Spartan Avenue

1 week ago

Luke Campbell was ready to sign with Purdue and be part of the Boilermakers’ turnaround, and then Michigan State came calling. The former three-star prospect from Lewis Center, Ohio, had been hoping for an offer from the Spartans, and he got one just a month before signing day, visiting East Lansing that week and committing shortly after.

Source: Spartan Avenue

1 week ago

In 2014, when the Park Forest Hurricanes met the Markham Patriots for their league’s Super Bowl, there were two Illinois eighth-graders on the field  who were marked for future stardom: Park Forest quarterback Alante Brown, and Markham running back Anthony Williams Jr., who led his team to a victory by scoring every one of his team’s touchdowns. The two would unite at Chicago Simeon for their freshman and sophomore years before Williams transferred to Bolingbrook. They will join forces again in the near f

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

This is a way-too-early preview of the Ohio State against MSU. There could be depth chart changes, injuries, and departures. Last year it was a 48-3 trouncing at the Horseshoe. But this year it will be at Spartan Stadium. Will that make a difference?

Source: Spartan Avenue

1 week ago

Felton Davis and Darrell Stewart Jr. had both already been at Michigan State for two years but combined for just three starts. Cody White was a true freshman who had been practicing with the team for barely a month before making his college debut. All three factored into the uncertain outlook at wide receiver for the Spartans last season as the team brought back just 20 total receptions from the returners and turned to a trio of new full-time starters.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

While just about everyone in East Lansing knows the name Muhsin Muhammad, his son, Muhsin Muhammad III is making a name for himself nationally as he’s emerged as one of the top 2020 wide receivers in the country and the Charlotte (NC) Myers Park standout has an offer from his father’s alma mater, Michigan State.

Source: Spartan Nation

2 weeks ago

Michigan State players and coaches were still celebrating the final victory of 2017 when the team received a key bit of information about the following season. While still in uniform on the field at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium following a Holiday Bowl win against Washington State on Dec. 28, running back LJ Scott said he would return for his senior season.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

Michigan State’s seven-win improvement last fall helped quickly put a miserable 2016 in the rearview mirror for the Spartans. But with preseason camp quickly approaching, taking that next step in 2018 will be the focus in East Lansing. The Spartans return a wealth of starters on both sides of the ball as 23 players have starting experience, including 11 on offense, nine on defense and three specialists.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

In an era of year-round coverage, professionally crafted commitment videos and the opportunity for prospects to be praised and courted by fan bases from coast to coast with the click of a button, Michigan State’s approach to recruiting under head coach Mark Dantonio almost doesn’t make sense. But it clearly works.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 weeks ago

Sam Saxton went most of the afternoon without checking his phone. When the 2019 three-star quarterback from St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, Texas, did glance at Twitter, he noticed a group of new followers, including Michigan State coaches.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

Over the last two years, Michigan State has dramatically underachieved once and dramatically overachieved once. All the Spartans have to do is achieve this year, and there’s a chance it’s their seventh 10-win season under Dantonio.

Source: SBNation.com

2 weeks ago

Last week was an extremely busy one for the Michigan State Spartans in terms of recruiting. The football program gained six new recruits, including five in about a 24-hour period. One of those players is three-star running back Anthony “Ant” Williams Jr.

Source: The Only Colors

2 weeks ago

“They’ve had some spring games where a couple of guys will commit or around (Michigan State’s summer prospect camps) they’ll sometimes have a couple of guys commit, but I can’t remember this volume and I certainly can’t remember when the guys where as highly-ranked as some of these guys are,” said Allen Trieu, Midwest recruiting analyst for 247Sports. “It’s fairly unprecedented, not just in numbers but I think in the level of talent as well.”

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

While evaluating his presumptive starting quarterback, Mark Dantonio set the bar about as high as he could. The Michigan State coach compared Brian Lewerke to Kirk Cousins and Connor Cook – two of the best quarterbacks in program history.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

Michigan State received a flurry of commitments last week but also lost another member of its 2019 recruiting class. Jordan Huff, a 2019 three-star athlete from Morgan County High School in Madison, Ga., told Rivals.com he de-committed from the Spartans in a story posted Monday morning.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

The offseason is only the dog days if you have nothing exciting to talk about. When you have 100 Mark Dantonio wins to sort out, that makes the offseason a little easier as we wait patiently. We rolled out wins 100-41 a few days ago, and we’ve got a batch of wins 40-26 to hold you over until we reveal the top 25 one-by-one.

Source: The Only Colors

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