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Mark Dantonio was in New York on Tuesday to take part in a press conference for the matchup with Wake Forest in this year’s Pinstripe Bowl. During the event, it was pointed out to Dantonio that last season Wisconsin played in the game and this year the Badgers are back in the Rose Bowl after winning the Big Ten West before losing to Ohio State in the conference championship game.

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Mark Dantonio stepped into Yankee Stadium for the first time Tuesday, and the Michigan State football coach was greeted by something unexpected. A 60-degree day in New York.As well as a friendly reminder from Yankees president Randy Levine during their Pinstripe Bowl news conference.“ Just to let you know, something to look forward,” Levine said, “of course Wisconsin was here last year, and they’re in the Rose Bowl this year. “A slow grin crossed Dantonio’s face.“That’s the focus,” he said, “that’s the mindset.”

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The New York Yankees welcomed Michigan State and Wake Forest for an introductory New Era Pinstripe Bowl press conference inside Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. MSU Athletic Director Bill Beekman and head coach Mark Dantonio joined Wake Forest Athletic Director John Currie and head coach Dave Clawson, along with representatives from the Yankees and New Era, for a 30-minute live televised press conference on the YES Network.

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Dallas Fincher got it started. The three-star offensive lineman from East Kentwood High School was the first player to commit to Michigan State’s 2020 recruiting class when he announced a verbal pledge on Feb. 23. The group is now up to 19 public commits with the three-day early signing period coming Dec. 18-20.

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Michigan State football has experienced plenty of exits into the NCAA’s relatively new transfer portal this fall. Coach Mark Dantonio said his staff also is exploring using it as an incoming recruiting tool for the Spartans in 2020. “It’s very difficult to look at it, so we have it segmented out. We have one guy who deals with just the portal,” Dantonio said Sunday.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State fifth-year senior defensive end Kenny Willekes completed his improbable journey from walk-on to winning the Burlsworth Trophy on Monday. Joined by his grandparents and Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio, Willekes received the award during a reception hosted by the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation in conjunction with the Springdale Rotary Club at the Springdale Convention Center.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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The Demon Deacons opened the season 7-1 under sixth-year coach Dave Clawson before injuries caught up to them over the final month. Wake Forest lost three of its final four to Virginia Tech, Clemson and Syracuse. Clawson’s high-tempo offense ranks 12th in FBS at 473.4 yards per game and averages 32.8 points.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State has accepted an invitation to play in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Wake Forest on Friday, Dec. 27 at 3:20 p.m. ET in Yankee Stadium in New York. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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When a school has participated in intercollegiate athletics for over a century, milestones are moments to be remembered and collected. While opportunities to win increase with extended seasons, the longevity of excellence required to set a high watermark becomes increasingly difficult.

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Michigan State men’s basketball team opens Big Ten Conference play on Sunday, Dec. 8, hosting Rutgers at the Breslin Center. The game tips off at 7 p.m. and will air live on BTN, with Brandon Gaudin and Stephen Bardo calling all of the action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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The 2010’s are coming to a close in a few short weeks. In that time, Michigan State athletics have been one of the most successful programs in the entire country. That success has produced some rather incredible moments that fans will never forget. We recount, reminisce, and rank some of the best Michigan State moments in the last decade.

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4 days ago

The Spartans have 19 players publicly committed for the 2020 class, which is 41st in the nation and 10th in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. Here’s a look at the players committed so far

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Offensive lineman Dimitri Douglas confirmed he became the eighth MSU player this season to enter the portal. The 6-foot-4, 277-pound redshirt freshman from Saline did not play for the Spartans this season.  Brandon Bouyer-Randle, announced he has committed to play for Texas Tech next season. The junior, who is scheduled to graduate next week, is expected to be immediately eligible in 2020 for the Red Raiders as a graduate transfer.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Let’s get the obvious out of the way: Michigan State football’s offense was bad this season. Again. Mark Dantonio’s shuffling of roles and responsibilities among his offensive assistants after an abysmal 2018 was criticized in January. The one-year results proved problematic this fall. In some cases, a tad better, in some a bit worse.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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5 days ago

Graham Couch, Phil Friend, and Chris Solari put away their leis from Maui and try to dissect the latest difficult stretch in Spartan sports.

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Williams will have an opportunity to extend his streak and surpass Calhoun in Michigan State’s bowl game. Although the Spartans (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) will play in a mediocre postseason outing to close a disappointing season, Williams, who returned for his senior year instead of leaving for the NFL draft, has no intention of skipping the bowl. “I’m definitely not sitting out of any game, anything,” said Williams. “Even an All-Star game, I’m not sitting out. I want to play.”

Source: mlive.com

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Redshirt freshman running back Elijah Collins and junior wide receiver Cody White earned All-Big Ten recognition as the conference announced the all-league teams and award winners on offense Wednesday.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Michigan State entered the season with high hopes, expecting to contend in the Big Ten East with a veteran team that looked like it had the pieces to make a run at getting back to the conference championship game. However, it didn’t take long before it was clear the offense hadn’t changed much and the defense was experiencing a sudden drop-off.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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