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Michigan State offered Portage Northern junior running back Anthony Tyus III this week. Tyus, a bruising 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect, is actually a Lansing native. His father starred at Sexton High before going on to play at Central Michigan. “Getting an offer from Michigan State means a lot because Lansing is my hometown,” Tyus said. “That is where I was born at.”

Source: Detroit News

2 days ago

This isn’t the first time the Michigan State football program has handed out a scholarship offer to a Groveport Madison (Ohio) player late in the recruiting period. Back in the 2001 recruiting class there was Eric Smith, who would turn into a three-year starter at safety, become a third-round NFL draft pick, play six seasons in the NFL and later coach in the league. The second, from the 2010 class, you might remember his name: running back Le’Veon Bell.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Kenny Willekes will represent the North team in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 25 in Mobile, Alabama. The 71st annual Senior Bowl will be televised live on the NFL Network, with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. ET from Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Lions head coach Matt Patricia leads the North team.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 days ago

Kenny Willekes is trying something new this week, and so far he likes it. A 4-3 defensive end during his four seasons at Michigan State football, Willekes has spent the week at the Senior Bowl rushing the quarterback out of a two-point stance. “He’s doing good with the transition,” said Lions defensive line coach Bo Davis, who’s working with Willekes on the North team. “It takes a little bit to get used to, but he’s doing a good job.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 days ago

The start of Michigan State football’s 2020 season is still more than seven months away. How the Spartans will fare in a new year will play out in the fall but the road they face is already set. Michigan State has a difficult schedule that includes nonconference games at BYU and at home against Miami and three straight Big Ten games at Iowa and at home against Michigan and Ohio State.

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5 days ago

Michigan State is folding more defensive line talent into its 2020 recruiting class. Jasiyah Robinson, a three-star defensive end from Groveport (Ohio) Madison, announced his commitment to the Spartans on Wednesday. MSU offered Robinson last Friday.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

5 days ago

Michigan State must now move forward after losing the bulk of its talent, including eight players who began the season as starters. Here’s a look at Michigan State’s five biggest losses on defense from this season and potential replacements for them in 2020

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6 days ago

The Spartans are now coming off another 7-6 finish and lost a lot more talent than the year before. Here’s a look at Michigan State’s five biggest losses on offense from this season and potential replacements for them in 202

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7 days ago

Three days after Michigan State closed the season with a win against Wake Forest in the Pinstripe Bowl in New York, there was a significant departure from the roster. Cornerback Josiah Scott announced on Dec. 30 he was forgoing his senior season and declaring for the NFL draft. That news definitely got Angelo Grose’s attention.

Source: mlive.com

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During his presentation Friday at the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Clinic at the Lansing Center, Mark Dantonio talked about change being inevitable. However, more than three weeks after the Spartans’ season ended with a victory in the Pinstripe Bowl, there has been no indication Dantonio is planning to make any adjustments to his staff. Following his presentation, he refused to speak to reporters, further prolonging the guessing game.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Silence from Mark Dantonio in January used to be a good thing for Michigan State’s football program. The absence of noise was comforting to a fan base that trusted its coach wholeheartedly. The chaos of hirings and firings was for less stable programs, programs still trying to find their way. Never before in the Dantonio era have I seen MSU’s fan base yearn so intensely for a taste of that chaos. They’d settle right now for signs of life. The silence is becoming maddening.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Lansing State Journal sports columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari, along with host Phil Friend, discuss the latest in Spartan news.

1 week ago

Matt Charboneau and Casey Harrison discuss Michigan State’s football program and the possibility of coaching changes on Mark Dantonio’s staff and they look back at the basketball team’s 29-point loss against Purdue and they preview Friday’s game against Wisconsin.

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2 weeks ago

Defensive tackle Raequan Williams, safety David Dowell and offensive lineman Tyler Higby are all on the West team for the East-West Shrine Bowl. The game is at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and kicks off at 3 p.m. on the NFL Network. On the other coast, quarterback Brian Lewerke and wide receiver Darrell Stewart Jr. are on the American team roster in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. The game is at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and starts at 7 p.m. on the NFL Network.

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

As Dantonio’s contract rolls over, he will receive the longevity bonus that was written into his deal nearly four years ago. MSU must give him the $4.3 million, one-time payout “in recognition of his long-service to the University” on or before March 31, per the terms of the agreement that were added Feb. 19, 2016, after the Spartans won their third Big Ten championship in six years and a College Football Playoff berth.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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2 weeks ago

Kenny Willekes will play one more game wearing a Michigan State helmetThe former All-American defensive end for the Spartans is a late addition as an accepted invite for the 2020 Senior Bowl.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

The Michigan State football coach is due the bonus for serving in his position through Jan. 15, 2020.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

The College Football Playoff has concluded and LSU is your national champion. If you still have a college football fix, we are officially in college football all-star game season and the East-West Shrine Bowl should be of interest to Michigan State fans as it will feature three Spartans who will try and improve their stock for the future.

Source: Spartans Wire

2 weeks ago

There’s a significant difference between playing true freshmen two years ago and this season. The NCAA adopted a new rule in 2018 that allows players who appear in four games or fewer in a season to take a redshirt for the year. The Spartans played nine true freshmen in 2018 but only three burned their redshirt. Of the 15 first-year players Michigan State used this season, seven burned their redshirt for the year.

Source: mlive.com

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