Football statenews.com —  When Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller went down for the season with a shoulder injury, many experts put MSU in the driver’s seat for the Big Ten championship. According to ESPN analyst David Pollack, MSU was in that seat all along. The commentator and former Georgia standout said he had MSU as the favorite in his preseason predictions when he spoke to reporters via conference call Thursday.
Discuss »
Football freep.com —  Come inside the wacky, witty world of Mike Sadler, the resident comedian of the Michigan State football team. It is a curious place that is funny, sarcastic, self-deprecating and full of humor. Sadler, a fifth-year senior, is one of the best punters in the country, but he constantly pokes fun of himself on Twitter.
Discuss »
Football freep.com —  The 6-foot-2, 275-pound offensive lineman Kyonta Stallworth of Detroit Martin Luther King High School was elevated from a 3-star to a 4-star prospect. Defensive back Kaleel Gaines of Frostproof High School in Florida moved up to a 5.7 3-star recruit, which is the highest level under a 4-star recruit. Gaines move was not just a result of his impressive list of scholarships, but also his strong performance at the IMG National 7v7 Tournament.
Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  Former Michigan State tailback Le'Veon Bell and his Pittsburgh teammate LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession after a Wednesday afternoon traffic stop, according to several reports. Bell was operating a Camaro when he was pulled over by Ross Township (Pennsylvania) police around 1:30 p.m. after an officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to an Associated Press report.
Discuss »
Football theonlycolors.com —  Trae Waynes will be one player working the borders of the No Fly Zone. Who will join him?
Discuss »
Women's Rowing msuspartans.com —  With a pair of exhibition games on the horizon, head coach Damon Rensing previews the 2014 season with the announcement of captains and review of preseason polls.
Discuss »
Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When Adreian Payne returns to Lansing next week and stands in front of a gym full of young basketball hopefuls, he hopes his own basketball story resonates. Payne, who didn’t start playing basketball until eighth grade and developed into an NBA prospect during his four-year career in East Lansing, is hosting the first Adreian Payne Youth Basketball Camp in the town that was his home for the last four years. And if some of the campers feel like they aren’t natural-born basketball superstars, Payne will be there to give them hope.
Discuss »
Football freep.com —  Shortly before his spring suspension was announced, Michigan State junior receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. was arrested and charged with driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 or above, and operating while intoxicated by alcohol, a controlled substance or a combination. The Free Press obtained court documents Wednesday confirming Kings’ April 6 arrest and July 7 sentencing to 13 months of probation.
Discuss »
Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State junior guard Bryn Forbes has been granted an NCAA waiver and is eligible to play for the Spartans in the upcoming 2014-15 season. A native of Lansing, Michigan, Forbes will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after transferring from Cleveland State to Michigan State in June.
Discuss »
Football freep.com —  Hoyer didn't win the job over Manziel as much as he hung on to it after beginning training camp as the No. 1 quarterback. Hoyer made three starts before a season-ending knee injury in 2013.
Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  What do you get when you plug in Sirius XM College Sports Nation radio show at Spartan Stadium for a three-hour radio show? Plenty of hot air and commentary from co-hosts Mark Packer and Eddie George, but also, some surprisingly candid statements from Michigan State coaches and players.
Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  He can’t say exactly when or why it happened. But sometime last fall, Michigan State offensive lineman Kodi Kieler suddenly decided he wanted to stop being a “pacifist”, as he had been, start playing meaner and make a move up the depth chart. “Something just clicked and I said ‘I don’t want to be a scout teamer anymore,’” Kieler said. “I want to get out there and play.”
Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  Junior college transfer Miguel Machado is finally on a level playing field, and now that he is, Michigan State's newest offensive lineman is making the most of it. Machado worked at offensive guard the first two weeks of fall camp and was recently switched to right tackle. On Monday, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio announced the decision had been made to play Machado this season.
Discuss »
Football freep.com —  Two years of scout team duty and Kodi Kieler knew he’d had enough. It was time for an attitude adjustment. At some point during Michigan State’s Rose Bowl season, “the light came on” for him. And when the lights illuminate Spartan Stadium on Aug. 29, Kieler will be under their glow as the newest starter on the offensive line.
Discuss »