2 weeks ago

Michigan State football (5-5) takes on Indiana (3-7) in the battle for the Old Brass Spittoon from Spartan Stadium on Saturday. The game will also serve as the final home game and senior day for the Spartans. MSU is currently on the hunt for a sixth win, which would clinch a bowl berth. Despite the team’s proximity to eligibility, Head Coach Mel Tucker and the Spartans are taking the “one game at a time” approach with all focus on the Hoosiers.

Source: State News

2 weeks ago

Know Thy Enemy is a Q&A where the perspective changes from the eyes of The State News to the eyes of the student newspaper of Michigan State’s opponent. This week, The State News’ football beat writer Alex Faber spoke with football beat reporter Jacob Spudich of The Indiana Daily Student ahead of Saturday’s Indiana-MSU game.

Source: State News

2 weeks ago

Scottie Hazelton is a name most Michigan State football fans recognize, and not for good reason. He’s grown quite a bad reputation in his tenure at Michigan State, mostly because of how bad his defense was in 2021. While the Mark Dantonio era at MSU will go down as one of the best in school history, the end of that era was not so great. One of the biggest complaints about Dantonio was his reluctance to change up the staff when things got bad. So when Mel Tucker hired Hazelton along with many other new faces, it felt like a breath of fresh air for the program.

Source: Spartan Shadows

2 weeks ago

The XFL is returning in 2023 and several players with Michigan ties are on rosters. All eight franchises participated in the XFL Draft on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Teams selected from a player pool of 1700 players, each vying for 528 spots in training camp and 400 active player roster spots.

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

Tre Mosley has quietly become one of the most important pieces to the Michigan State offense. While Jayden Reed and Keon Coleman get the fanfare, Mosley quietly sits in the starting lineup and goes about his business being a sure-handed pass catcher and a plus in run blocking on the outside. On Mel Tucker’s radio show, Mosley announced that he will be using his fifth year of eligibility and returning to East Lansing.

Source: Spartans Wire

2 weeks ago

In an effort to learn more about Indiana, we connected with Luke Norton, managing editor at The Crimson Quarry — SB Nation’s site for all things relating to the Hoosiers. What exactly has gone wrong for the Hoosiers? Is there anything that Indiana does well? Is IU head coach Tom Allen on the hot seat? Luke answers these questions and more.

Source: The Only Colors

2 weeks ago

“Our linebackers are very active,” Head Football Coach Mel Tucker said. “Playing fast, being physical. Really trusting their teammates, knowing where they fit. Just playing with a really high motor.” Highlighting that excellent play from the linebackers is redshirt sophomore Cal Haladay. Building off of a stellar redshirt freshman season, he’s had a productive year that has only gotten better as the days have gotten shorter.

Source: State News

2 weeks ago

What could’ve happened a year ago is happening for real now for Michigan State receiver Jayden Reed. Reed, along with MSU punter Bryce Baringer, have accepted invitations to the Senior Bowl, MSU announced Wednesday. Considered the premier college all-star game for senior NFL Draft prospects, the 2023 Senior Bowl is set for Feb. 4, 2023.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 weeks ago

Elijah Collins was a high school recruit on his first visit to Michigan State when he stepped in the media room at Spartan Stadium. The fifth-year senior running back was in the same spot on Tuesday when he recalled that moment while looking ahead to what could be his final game at Spartan Stadium. “I just remember thinking about all the possible chances I would have – after-game speeches and stuff like that,” Collins said. “And now, it’s like I had those moments happen and it’s like it’s coming to an end. What a great ride it’s been. I just enjoyed the whole thing.”

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

After starting the season with victories over Big Ten West co-leader Illinois, Idaho and Western Kentucky, the Hoosiers have dropped seven-straight games. Indiana now sit at the bottom of the Big Ten East standings at 1-6 in conference play and 3-7 overall. Indiana is also yet to gain a victory on the road.

Source: The Only Colors

2 weeks ago

Michigan State football’s matchup with Indiana already has a deeper meaning behind it. In addition to granting bowl eligibility should MSU come away with the win, Saturday’s game will also serve as senior day for the Spartans.

Source: The State News

2 weeks ago

Michigan State had just blown a 25-point lead at home in a loss to Illinois for a fourth straight defeat. That was three years ago this month. Following the game, safety Xavier Henderson returned to the team hotel to pick up his car and sat inside while crying for five minutes.“I felt like I was at the bottom,” Henderson recalled on Tuesday. “I realized, shoot, nobody really cares. This is life, I’ve got to pick myself up and I’ve got to attack another day.”

Source: mlive.com

3 weeks ago

It is kind of ironic when you examine my headspace regarding Michigan State’s coordinator situation in early October versus mid-November. Whereas my earlier columns were full of complaints about the defensive side of the ball, in recent weeks I have become more quizzical of the offensive side of the ball.

Source: The Only Colors

3 weeks ago

Michigan State will be looking for its fourth win in the last five games when it hosts Indiana on Saturday, Nov. 19 at noon in Spartan Stadium. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with Cory Provus (play-by-play), Matt Millen (analyst) and Elise Menaker (sidelines) on the call.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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The Spartans (5-5, 3-4 Big Ten) need one victory in the final two weeks of the regular season to become bowl eligible and host Indiana (3-7, 1-6) on Saturday (noon, BTN) in East Lansing. “We talked this morning about not really talking about becoming bowl eligible,” coach Mel Tucker said on Monday. “Just focus on playing our best game of the season, our best 60 (minutes) of complementary football and focusing on what it takes to be able to get what we want on Saturday and that’s a process.

Source: mlive.com

3 weeks ago

To borrow from Mel Tucker, November is a month for Michigan State football to keep choppin’. Through cold weather. Through the injuries and suspensions. Through the ups and downs that took the Spartans from a four-game losing streak at one point to back-to-back wins the past two weeks. And without worry about needing one win in the final two weeks to achieve bowl eligibility for the second straight season.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

It’s time to give Cal Haladay some respect. After landing Jacoby Windmon and Aaron Brule in the offseason while retaining Ma’a Gaoteote, some Michigan State football fans were projecting Cal Haladay as a backup linebacker. Eleven weeks into the season, we all now realize how ridiculous that was.

Source: Spartan Shadows

3 weeks ago

The Michigan State linebacker was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. It is the second week in a row he earned the award. Haladay, a redshirt sophomore, posted a career-high 19 tackles, including one for a loss, in last week’s 27-21 win against Rutgers. That was the most tackles for a Spartan since Eric Smith’s 19 in a 2004 loss to Notre Dame.

Source: Mlive.com

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