1 week ago

“He’s really just moving to the next phase of being a great quarterback,” Michigan State quarterbacks coach Brad Salem said. “He’s done a great job really, with his footwork, and just his eye control through progression reads and just being really consistent putting the ball in the right place.”

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

If you want to be a defensive back or a wideout, go to Michigan State. Mark Dantonio’s program has been proficient in producing players at both spots over the last 10 years, with six receivers and six d-backs getting tabbed. On the other end of the spectrum, MSU has had just one linebacker taken since 2008: Greg Jones in 2011.

Source: Big Ten Network

1 week ago

The helmets and pads are back on the shelf. The playbooks are being traded for textbooks as finals approach. Now comes the long wait without football for Michigan State.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

“Through the Banks of the Red Cedar” tells the story of Michigan State’s Gene Washington and the Spartans’ role in integrating college football.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

The standout from Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian High School didn’t have a single Division I offer and chose to be a preferred walk-on at Michigan State. He earned a scholarship last spring and then rewarded the coaching staff for their faith in him with a breakout season. Now heading into his redshirt junior season, Willekes is maintaining the same work ethic that took him from scout team walk-on to starter.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

The tale of how a racially integrated MSU brought opportunity to athletes has been turned into a documentary.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

The Spartans had a precipitous drop from 37 sacks in 2015 during their run to the College Football Playoff to 11 during the disastrous, bowl-less 2016 season. Then last season, with minimal starting experience returning and a number of first-year producers, MSU’s pressure increased. Now-junior defensive end Kenny Willekes got a team-high seven of the Spartans’ 28 sacks as the unit finished second to only Alabama in run defense and seventh nationally in overall defense.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Line play in football is the hardest to evaluate in real time, especially for the coaches down on the field who can’t see from above the action. By Wednesday, though, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was able to better assess the play of his offensive line in Saturday’s spring game.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 weeks ago

Terrence Samuel has two decades of coaching experience and has recruited hundreds of players.Cody White was one of them and, after arriving on campus, he proved to be one-of-a-kind.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

The spring game was Miller’s first time playing linebacker in front of an audience outside the program, but he said he played well. He said he thought he played well in space and made some open field tackles, but needs to get more reps at linebacker, which is something that comes with time.

Source: The State News

2 weeks ago

Mark Dantonio liked what he saw from Michigan State’s offensive line, and he gives center Matt Allen the edge to be the Spartans’ starter this fall.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

The Michigan State football team wrapped up spring ball with its 15th and final spring practice on Tuesday afternoon. MSU held its annual Green-White spring game last Saturday in Spartan Stadium, a close contest in which the offense rallied late to beat the defense, 32-30.On Wednesday, 12th-year head coach Mark Dantonio gave his final thoughts on spring practice on the Big Ten spring football teleconference.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

As the bulk of the Big Ten was just hitting the meat of its spring practice schedule, Michigan State wrapped things up on Tuesday. The final practice came just days after Saturday’s spring game and coach Mark Dantonio was happy with what he saw from the Spartans over the past month and change.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

2 weeks ago

Less than 72 hours after Michigan State wrapped up its spring game on a cold Saturday night in East Lansing, the team returned to Spartan Stadium. This time it was to put the finishing touches on spring practice for the 2018 season with fall camp still more than three months away.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

Not long ago, Jase Bowen’s future was all but set to continue on the baseball diamond at Notre Dame after he finishes high school in just about a year, but an offer from #5 Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio and baseball coach Jake Boss to play both sports at the college level proved to be a game-changer for the two-sport star.

Source: Spartan Nation

2 weeks ago

While #5 Michigan State didn’t enter the spring session with many questions regarding position battles, fans may have seen the Spartans’ solution to the backup running back spot. Sophomore Connor Heyward was one of a number of standouts from Michigan State’s annual Green and White Spring Game on Saturday, helping solidify himself as a member of the Spartans’ backfield rotation when the team returns to the field this summer.

Source: Spartan Nation

2 weeks ago

Michigan State has known all offseason that Brian Lewerke will be its starting quarterback in 2018. The only question has been who will snap the ball to him. Michigan State has worked four different players at center this offseason as it searches for a new starter at the position vacated by the graduation of Brian Allen.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

Mike Panasiuk is a big man. As in 6-foot-4, tipping the scale at nearly 300 pounds big. The Michigan State defensive tackle could actually be bigger and, not that long ago, he was. However, with his junior season on the horizon, Panasiuk altered his diet with the hopes of being more effective and staying on the field longer.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

There was no one star at wide receiver in Michigan State’s spring game, but the Spartans learned they have plenty of depth there this fall.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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