Football isportsweb.com —  Tyriq Thompson might not know exactly when he’ll move to campus or who his roommate is going to be, but he does know one thing. “I’m going to get in the weight room with Coach Mannie as soon as possible,” Thompson said. “And I’m going to work.”
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Football msuspartans.com —  Without delivering on a promise of sustained success, coaches rarely make it to the sixth game of an eighth season, as Mark Dantonio has at Michigan State. It also underscores how valuable stability and continuity are to a program.
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Football mlive.com —  The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Indiana "apparently will be down to a third-string quarterback" when it takes the field at 3:30 p.m. Saturday to play No. 8 Michigan State. The newspaper's online site, IndyStar.com, reports that the mother of No. 2 quarterback Chris Covington has said her son would not play but didn't elaborate. Freshman Zander Diamont, a freshman from Los Angeles who was being redshirted, is No. 3 on the Indiana depth chart.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State All-Big Ten center Jack Allen hasn't been on the field practicing this week and is day-to-day, according to Spartans co-offensive coordinator Jim Bollman.
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Football statenews.com —  When No. 8 MSU (5-1 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) goes down to Indiana (3-3 overall, 0-2 Big Ten) on Saturday, one member of the Cook family will have a hard time choosing who to root for. Cook's father, Chris Cook, was a three-time letter winner as a tight end for Indiana from 1982-1984 . Cook said yesterday his father's allegiances could be tested when the Hoosiers and the Spartans play.
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Football mlive.com —  A little bit of chemistry has helped 2016 Michigan State wide receiver commit Cameron Chambers boost his production. In his first three games combined, Chambers had eight catches for 105 yards. In the last two games, he's had more than 100 receiving yards and a touchdown in each. That included a six-catch, 117-yard effort with a touchdown Friday in Timber Creek's 27-29 win over Kingsway.
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Football thisisspartablog.com —  Halfway through the 2014 season, the Michigan State Spartans are 5-1 overall, 2-0 in the Big Ten, and first in the East division. The defending Big Ten and Rose Bowl Champions are ranked #8 in the AP poll and #6 in the Coaches Poll. Just this week, the Spartans became the odds-on favorite to win the National Championship according to Vegasinsider.com
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Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook's devotion and dedication to Michigan State has a lot to do with the fact that the Spartans saw something in him no other Big Ten school did and represented his only scholarship offer in the league. Ohio State didn't even bother to send a recruiting letter to Cook, who played high school football at Walsh Jesuit in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and it turns out Indiana -- the school where his father, Chris, played receiver -- turned him down after a workout his junior year.
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Football mlive.com —  How do you prepare to play against a true freshman quarterback who has seen almost no college football action? "You just assume that he's the best quarterback in the world," Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun said.
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Football freep.com —  The Michigan game is lurking. Indiana just lost its starting quarterback. In the middle of it all is a coach trying to make sure his 100th game at MSU isn't remembered for the wrong reasons. "Next week takes care of itself," Dantonio said Tuesday of the upcoming Michigan game Oct. 25. "This week is about Indiana, and our focus needs to be right there. We have so much to lose. We have too much to play for. There's too many things riding on every single game that we play."
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Football freep.com —  Coleman, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound junior from Tinley Park, Ill., who was recruited by MSU, is certainly the key to IU’s upset hopes when No. 8 MSU visits the Hoosiers on Saturday.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Marcus Rush remembers his redshirt freshman camp like it was yesterday. It was late in the summer of 2011, and the Spartans had just come off an 11-win season and a share of the Big Ten championship. For Rush, there were no grand plans of becoming an All-American or taking college football by storm. All the 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive end from Cincinnati wanted to do was get some playing time.
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Football sports.yahoo.com —  The pieces are in place. Now Michigan State's defense just needs a bit of fine-tuning. Facing an Indiana team that just lost its starting quarterback might do the trick. The eighth-ranked Spartans look to smooth out a few minor defensive issues Saturday when they visit Bloomington, where Indiana will try to move on after Nate Sudfeld's season-ending injury.
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Football statenews.com —  Football head coach Mark Dantonio was at the podium Tuesday to discuss his team’s offensive inefficiency in the fourth quarter, the 100th game for his staff and the addition of recruit Tyriq Thompson to the Spartans.
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Football mlive.com —  Fixing Michigan State's fourth-quarter woes might be as simple as "grounding" the football team, in coach Mark Dantonio's estimation. "You've got to come to Sunday meetings to get grounded sometimes,'' he said, "because that's when you're going to see the good things you did, see the things that need to get better ''
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Football detroitnews.com —  A lot of people around college football aren't convinced the Big Ten will place a team in the inaugural College Football Playoff. Ask those in the south, and they figure it should just be an all-Southeastern Conference event. But head out to Las Vegas, and there is a different view. So different, in fact, that Vegasinsiders.com has Michigan State as the favorite to win the national championship at 13-2.
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