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Michigan State football will begin full-contact practice for the first time since December on Wednesday as it finally begins earnest preparation for the much-delayed debut of Mel Tucker’s regime.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 days ago

The Mel Tucker era of Michigan State football is underway. For real this time. Finally. Well, probably. Everything is on a week-to-week basis around the college football world this fall, as evident by the number of games that have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 issues. Yet even before Tucker’s transition from Mark Dantonio’s regime was delayed multiple times over the past seven months, the Spartans had a significant number of questions.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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5 days ago

Michigan State had 30 athletes test positive for COVID-19 between Sept. 15-21, the school announced on Tuesday. MSU said it conducted 369 tests on athletes during that period. Two athletics staff members also returned positive results among the 41 tested during the same period, MSU said.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

5 days ago

If nothing else, Rocky Lombardi’s Michigan State football career to this point has taught him patience. A late-October start to the season, following a five-week gap between practices, makes little difference to Lombardi after biding his time the past three seasons.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

5 days ago

Detroit News Sports Presents · Ep. 35: No margin of error for Mel Tucker’s Spartans
5 days ago

The Spartans practiced for more than two hours on Monday in helmets, jerseys, and shorts, according to a press release by the program. Senior linebacker Antjuan Simmons was asked to rate Tucker’s intensity during Monday’s practice on a scale of one to 10. “He’s a 10, and probably plus some,” Simmons said. “He came out with his whistle wet and he was ready to go. … It’s insane. Practice is fast, it’s really fast. The tempo – I don’t know if there’s a point where we’re not running.”

Source: mlive.com

5 days ago

Michigan State football players were told during their Aug. 11 practice that the fall 2020 football season had been postponed. As they left that day, they had no way of knowing if they would play in the late fall, spring, or even in fall 2021. But players like quarterback Rocky Lombardi said they continued their preparation to be ready for any scenario.

Source: mlive.com

6 days ago

In his first three seasons on campus, Rocky Lombardi has had one true shining moment. That came back in 2018 when the redshirt freshman quarterback earned his first career start, stepping in for the injured Brian Lewerke. Lombardi was far from perfect, but he brought a spark to an offense that has had little over the last two seasons, leading the Spartans to a 23-13 victory over Purdue.

Source: Detroit News

6 days ago

This year has been an absolute roller coaster for us as human beings. I truly hope we never see anything like it again. I think it’s fair to say that life as we knew it has been affected or altered in one way or another for the majority of the population by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Source: The Only Colors

6 days ago

6 days ago

Hear from Michigan State University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. and relive Michigan State Football’s 1999 win over Michigan.

6 days ago

Week Two is now complete, and while Michigan State lost one NFL superstar in Le’Veon Bell, they still had a handful of former Spartans in action around the league in Week 2 of the NFL season. There were some big moments for MSU players this week (Khari Willis picking off Kirk Cousins), and some low points as well (Khari Willis picking off Kirk Cousins).

Source: Spartans Wire

6 days ago

The reworked season will present new challenges for everyone but especially for first-year coaches who will not get a spring game or nonconference tune-ups to figure out what they have on the roster. It stands to reason that expectations for Tucker’s first season aren’t high. Bet Online has Michigan State’s over/under win total set at 3.5.

Source: Lansing State Journal

6 days ago

“It was supposed to be a little bit of a light practice but there was a high tempo,” junior quarterback Rocky Lombardi said. “Coach Tuck is not messing around now, man. He is getting us ready to go. He’s motivated, we’re motivated so it was a good practice. Everybody’s flying around and really excited to see what we got.”

Source: Detroit News

6 days ago

“It feels great to get back out on the grass with the team,” said Spartan head coach Mel Tucker. “The guys were into it. We got a lot out of the practice today. Just a really good sense of urgency, attention to detail; we got a long ways to go, but I feel that we made a good step today.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

7 days ago

Big Ten football is coming back after the conference reinstated the season on Wednesday and the same question remains at the forefront. Who will be Michigan State’s starting quarterback this season?

Source: mlive.com

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7 days ago

After months of speculations, cancellations, and negotiations, we finally know that the Big Ten is planning to play football this fall. Whether or not we will ever make it to the start of the schedule, or if the schedule will be completed as currently laid out is yet to be seen. However, we are taking the optimistic approach here and are assuming that the Michigan State Spartans will play (at least) nine games (counting the final divisional cross-over game after the regular season) this year to kick off the Mel Tucker era in East Lansing.

Source: The Only Colors

1 week ago

After ending his Michigan State Spartans career with almost 2,000 points, two consensus second team All-America awards, and the most assists in Big Ten history, Cassius Winston is on his way to the NBA.

Source: The Only Colors

1 week ago

We discuss the freshly released schedule and talk about some recruiting news as well as players opting in for the season.

1 week ago

At the end of the first half, Kirk Cousins took a deep shot downfield on a hail mary play, and this one did not go as well as the one he threw to Keith Nichol back in 2011. The ball was tipped by Colts defensive back Julian Blackmon into the hands of Khari Willis. This was Willis’ first career interception, so it’s a neat factoid that it came against a fellow Spartan.

Source: Spartans Wire

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