3 weeks ago

Former Spartan defensive end William Gholston and quarterback Drew Stanton won Super Bowl rings on Sunday night as Tampa Bay defeated Kansas City in Super Bowl LV in Tampa, 31-9.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 weeks ago

After Sunday, there will have now been 46 Spartans to have ever played in a Super Bowl, some of whom were extremely significant contributors on their squads.

Source: Spartans Wire

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3 weeks ago

Mel Tucker wasted no time putting Mat Ishbia’s donation and forthcoming Michigan State football building to use “Yesterday, I was on the phone with several recruits, and we talked about it quite a bit,” Tucker said Friday. “It shows a commitment to excellence.” That is exactly what Ishbia, a former walk-on for Tom Izzo and the billionaire owner of United Wholesale Mortgage, wanted to do for his alma mater.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

Michigan State football’s game this fall against rival Michigan will be played Oct. 30 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing after two straight years in Ann Arbor. That was the major schedule change for the Spartans as the Big Ten released its revised 2021 schedule Friday, but there were a few other tweaks from the previous version that was created in 2017.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

Mel Tucker is just a week shy of marking one year since he was hired as Michigan State’s new football coach. Despite the looming anniversary, his focus remains on the future. “I’ve had a little bit of time to reflect but not a lot,” Tucker said on Wednesday. “I’m really just looking to gain ground and move forward. It has been a little bit of a whirlwind but I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve learned a lot and I’m really excited about our future.”

Source: mlive.com

4 weeks ago

Signing day offered a pair of surprises for Michigan State football. The downside? Losing four-star Oak Park defensive tackle Rayshaun Benny to rival Michigan in a last-minute flip. The upside? Landing three-star wide receiver Keon Coleman, a gifted athlete who plans to play for both Mel Tucker in football and Tom Izzo’s basketball team.

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 weeks ago

Matt Dotson’s time with the Spartans isn’t over. The Michigan State senior tight end is coming back for the 2021 season, coach Mel Tucker announced on Wednesday. Although Dotson already played four seasons for the Spartans, the NCAA in August granted all fall sports athletes an additional year of eligibility due to COVID-19.

Source: MLive.com

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Keon Coleman is heading to Michigan State football. Coleman, a 2021 three-star wide receiver from Opelousas (La.) Catholic, plans to play football and basketball in college. He picked MSU over 40 other offers, including Kansas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Penn State, Auburn, and Arizona. The plan is for Coleman to be on scholarship for Mel Tucker’s team and walk on to Tom Izzo’s team.

Source: MDetroit Free Press

4 weeks ago

Tucker last month said he is looking for 34 new scholarship players on the roster by the start of fall camp. Between the 18 recruits already signed, Benny, and five scholarship transfers who were midyear additions (not counting Auburn transfer running back Harold Joiner, who committed in December but hasn’t enrolled yet), that leaves up 10 more openings through transfers and the 2021 recruiting class. And there are high school prospects left on the board.

Source: mlive.com

4 weeks ago

A signing week surprise came on Saturday for Mel Tucker and his staff, earning the commitment from 5-star kicker and punter Garrison Smith. Smith is a native of Norwalk, Ohio. Smith will be coming to Michigan State as a preferred walk-on and will have a chance to earn the scholarship Matt Coghlin will leave behind after next season.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 month ago

Roseville junior receiver Tyrell Henry committed to Michigan State football on Friday. The three-star prospect announced the decision on his Twitter account, writing a message thanking those who supported him and “1000% committed to MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY.”The 6-foot, 160-pounder is the No. 18 ranked recruit in the state in the 2022 class, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

Michigan State has been very active in the transfer portal since the early signing period and has used the transfer portal to help retool the roster. That does not mean that closing out the 2021 recruiting class has been ignored. Let us take a look at five recruits Spartan fans should pay attention to as decisions are made over the next few days.

Source: Spartan Wire

1 month ago

Michigan State head football coach Mel Tucker announced on Thursday that Travares Tillman has been promoted to the program’s cornerbacks coach. Tillman joined Tucker’s staff last season in East Lansing as a senior defensive assistant. Harlon Barnett, who is entering his 13th season overall on the Spartan defensive staff and second with Tucker, will transition from cornerbacks to secondary coach.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

Tucker said he is looking to have 34 new scholarship players on the roster by the time fall camp starts and potentially adding from the portal until then. With five scholarship transfers already on the team and one committed, 18 signed recruits and one committed, that leaves up to nine spots left through 2021 recruits and transfers. And with Benny as the only committed recruit this cycle left unsigned, it appears the portal is Tucker’s best option at filling the remaining spots ahead of fall camp.

Source: mlive.com

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1 month ago

Dominique Long became the latest Michigan State football player to enter the transfer portal Wednesday. After the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to fall sports athletes, the senior special teams standout has signaled he will try to use it at another school. Long is the 16th member of the 2020 team to leave the program since mid-November as the Spartans continue a roster overhaul with head coach Mel Tucker approaching the one-year anniversary of his hiring.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

Michigan State offensive line coach and run game coordinator Chris Kapilovic has added a new title: assistant head coach. Head coach Mel Tucker announced the promotion Wednesday afternoon. The 52-year-old Kapilovic served as Tucker’s offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Colorado in 2019 and followed Tucker to East Lansing last year. Kapilovic will continue to serve as MSU’s O-line coach and run game coordinator.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 month ago

“It’s better than what I thought. I got it coming along a little bit right now,” Michigan State commit Kameron Allen said. Allen was moving into his new home away from home, his dorm room at Michigan State. As I was talking to Allen, his parents were finishing organizing his box of belongings in the background. “I’m excited to be away from home a little bit. It goes both ways; it might be sad being far away, but a little joyful having to start over and meet a new crowd.”

Source: Spartan Nation

1 month ago

Michigan State football will be represented on both sidelines in the 2021 Super Bowl, with defensive lineman William Gholston on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and running back Le’Veon Bell with the Kansas City Chiefs. It’ll be the first time either former Spartan standout has played for the NFL championship.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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