8 hours ago

It’s a moment few sports fans in Michigan will ever forget and one Khari Willis remembers fondly. It was October 17, 2015, at the Big House in Ann Arbor with an estimated 111,740 fans in attendance to see the No. 7-ranked Michigan State Spartans take on the No. 12-ranked Michigan Wolverines in one of the most highly anticipated matchups in the interstate rivalry’s history.

Source: mlive.com

2 days ago

The offensive line has been arguably the most inconsistent and injury-riddled unit for the Michigan State Spartans over the past couple of seasons. The good news is MSU returns an absurd amount of experience in 2020, with 10 players who started at least one game last season.

Source: The Only Colors

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2 days ago

It’s rivalry week here at SB Nation, and in the Great Lakes State, there is only one rivalry that matters: Spartans vs. Wolverines. While this heated rivalry literally spans three centuries and all sports, the most visible way that these two great universities measure themselves is on the gridiron every fall, where they compete for the Paul Bunyan trophy.

Source: The Only Colors

3 days ago

The Big Ten Conference announced today that if the Conference is able to participate in fall sports (men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball) based on medical advice, it will move to Conference-only schedules in those sports. Details for these sports will be released at a later date, while decisions on sports not listed above will continue to be evaluated.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

6 days ago

Trae Waynes agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract with the Bengals early in the free agency period, but that agreement hasn’t been followed by an official contract at this point. The Bengals are waiting to formalize things until Waynes can take a physical with the team’s doctors and that wait continues even though Waynes has moved to Cincinnati ahead of his first season with the team.

Source: ProFootballTalk

1 week ago

For this episode of Tucker Talks, I am joined by my good friend Robbie Gould, the San Francisco 49ers placekicker. We discussed football, family, and how he’s been kickin’ it during the quarantine.

1 week ago

Michigan State moved quickly on Jake Renda with an offer in the spring, and the quarterback-turned-tight end developed a strong bond with the coaching staff and ended his recruitment Saturday. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Renda committed to the Spartans less than two weeks after being offered.

Source: 247Sports

1 week ago

There might not be a more appropriate representation of the Mark Dantonio era at Michigan State than a punter being named first-team All-Decade. Forever Spartan Mike Sadler has been named just that by the Big Ten Network, becoming just the second Spartan to make the first team.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 week ago

Following the 2020 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints signed former Michigan State Spartans linebacker Joe Bachie as an undrafted free agent. Undrafted free agents have more difficult paths of making an active NFL roster, so what are Bachie’s chances of making a name for himself in the Big Easy?

Source: The Only Colors

2 weeks ago

Gates, who is now 6-1 and 176 pounds with 4.55 speed, has already received offers from multiple Power Five teams, including Michigan State, Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Nebraska. “I’ve been talking to Coach Levy a lot about Michigan State and how I would fit in,” said Gates of new MSU player personnel director Sean Levy.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

The cornerbacks on Big Ten Network’s All-Decade football team either came from Michigan or played in the state. Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard and Iowa’s Desmond King, a Detroit native, were chosen by the network’s voting panel as the two best at their position in the 2010s.

Source: Spartan Tailgate


2 weeks ago

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks catch up with Michigan State Spartans head coach Mel Tucker to talk about how he and his team have been navigating a unique offseason.

Source: NFL.com

2 weeks ago

Eaglin’s decision was made without knowing who the next head coach would be, who they would hire as assistants and what their direction for the team would be moving forward. He remained convinced Michigan State was the best fit. “I just felt it’s a good program for me, for running backs,” Eaglin said

Source: mlive.com

3 weeks ago

Michigan State has paused its season ticket sales for football as it works to limit attendance if and when the Spartans play this fall. MSU athletic director Bill Beekman reiterated in a statement Wednesday the university’s plan for admission and remains in flux but likely will reduce the number of fans allowed in Spartan Stadium. The Spartans are scheduled to open the season Sept. 5 at home against Northwestern.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

Courtney Hawkins, the former MSU standout wide receiver from 1988 through 1991, takes over as newly-hired wide receivers coach. MSU is yet to land a player at the wide receiver position in the 2021 class, but Hawkins and company have their eyes on a few prospects. There is both some recent good news and recent bad news in terms of recruiting wideouts.

Source: The Only Colors

3 weeks ago

Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are joined by Mel Tucker, as he talks about challenges that come from everything going on in the world, the importance of communicating and connecting with his players, college recruiting and what traits he looks for in players, similarities between the college and NFL game, and much more

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3 weeks ago

Gene Washington is watching history repeat itself. He grew up in Texas during the Jim Crow era of the 1950s, not far from where George Floyd would eventually live as a child 30 years later. Schools and restaurants were segregated during Washington’s time. He went to Michigan State during the unrest of the 1960s and helped a racially diverse Spartan football team win two national championships before embarking on an NFL career.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

Thanks to a history of being a high-IQ quarterback, Thorne thrived the last few months with film work and in Zoom meetings while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Thorne drove up to Michigan State last weekend, he was more than prepared to compete for the starting quarterback position in his upcoming redshirt freshman season.

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

3 weeks ago

The tight end personnel makes up one of the more intriguing groups on the roster with both a lot of question marks and a lot of potential. The Spartans lost Matt Seybert — who led the group in 2019 with 26 catches for 284 yards and three touchdowns — to graduation. There are still good options at the position on the roster, which we’ll get to shortly, but MSU needs a player to step up and fill in that production.

Source: The Only Colors

4 weeks ago

An unexpected spring will be followed by an unusual summer for Michigan State’s incoming freshmen. Returning players, including the seven early enrollees in the 22-member 2020 signing class, started reporting to campus on Sunday night and were tested for COVID-19 on Monday. They are told to self-isolate at their residence for a week and will be tested again on June 22.

Source: mlive.com

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