7 days ago

Beekman said MSU’s $140 million budget breakdown is about ⅔ non-personnel costs, much of where he and his staff have “been working very, very hard to trim the budget.” And with football? “We should be at about break-even for this year,” he said.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

There have been multiple hurdles to overcome for Tucker, who wasn’t hired until Feb. 12, putting him a tough spot as he had to quickly assemble a staff and prepare for the start of spring practice. Of course, spring practice never happened as the sporting world shut down as the coronavirus overtook the country.

Source: Detroit News

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1 week ago

Practices can begin in full immediately. Daily testing for players is expected to begin no later than Sept. 30 across all campuses. The weekend of Oct. 24 is the target for kickoff. Details of an eight-game regular season schedule, which will culminate in a ninth game against an equally seeded cross-divisional opponent, remain under construction.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

So we’re going to get a Big Ten football season this fall after all, it appears, with Mel Tucker’s debut as Michigan State’s head coach now slated for Oct. 23 and 24, the Big Ten announced Wednesday morning. That’ll begin an eight-game, campus-sites, conference-only schedule for the Spartans and the rest of the league, with a guaranteed ninth game on Dec. 19 based on order of finish — the Big Ten championship game between the two division champions, the two second-place teams against each other and so on and so forth.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 week ago

All 14 teams will play and are expected to start games the weekend of Oct. 24, two Big Ten sources with direct knowledge of the decision said. The reported plan is for an eight-game season, with the Big Ten championship game scheduled for Dec. 19. That is the day before the College Football Playoff pairings are expected to be announced.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

A source close to the situation, who asked to remain anonymous because they aren’t authorized to speak publicly about the conference’s plans, told The News about the eight-game plan, which, if started Oct. 17 or 24, would allow the Big Ten time to be eligible for the College Football Playoff.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Hear from a group of student-athletes as they Vlog their experiences during quarantine, watch MSU Football’s 1999 win over Oregon, hear about some Football history, and learn more about Track and Field runner, Morgan Beadlescomb.

1 week ago

From high school teammates to Michigan State football teammates. Audric Estime, from Montvale, New Jersey, announced Sunday that he is committing to the Spartans’ 2021 class. That means the running back will continue to follow St. Joseph Regional High offensive lineman Geno VanDeMark, who committed to MSU on Aug. 22.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

It might have taken longer than some expected, but Michigan State got its man. Three-star safety Jah’Von Grigsby from Scotlandville High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced on Friday his commitment to Michigan State.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

Everything seemed to be lining up quite well for Matt Allen. The fifth-year senior offensive lineman was getting set for his final season at Michigan State, and even amid a late coaching change and the loss of spring practice, Allen felt like things were shaping up for a perfect finale to his Spartans career. Matt Allen (64) has played 30 career games at Michigan State, including 16 starts. Of course, COVID-19 had other plans.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

While the current Michigan State players are in limbo following the Big Ten’s postponement of all fall sports, there are more than a dozen former Spartans still hanging around the NFL, including 11 on 53-man rosters on opening day.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 weeks ago

Kline (6-foot-4, 235 pounds) came to Michigan State as a four-star recruit from Chardon, Ohio. With that ranking came expectations he’d contribute quickly. However, a shoulder injury that required surgery was suffered during preseason camp and led to a redshirt in 2018. By the spring of 2019, however, Kline was 100-percent healthy and had a team-high eight tackles in Michigan State’s spring game.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

Michigan State’s coaching search was a wild ride, with the Spartans reportedly swinging and missing on top candidates before circling back to Mel Tucker. In the end, among all FBS offseason hires, MSU ultimately set itself up best for success, according to ESPN college football analyst Joey Galloway.

Source: 247Sports

2 weeks ago

Hear from a group of Football players about their season being postponed, move back to campus with Volleyball player, Elena Shklyar, and learn about a real Spartan Family with Matt Allen.

2 weeks ago

Michigan State, under first-year coach Mel Tucker, was originally scheduled to host Northwestern in the season-opener on Saturday. Then the Big Ten canceled nonconference games in July, and on Aug. 6 released revised 10-game schedules. The Spartans were then slated to host Minnesota in the opener, which would have been Saturday.

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

To be frank, roster cut down day did not treat most of these Spartans kindly, but with new practice squad rules in place —due to COVID-19 — allowing for up to 16 players, and another new rule that now allow for veterans with more than two years accrued in the NFL to be practice squad eligible, many former Michigan State players have found an NFL home for now.

Source: The Only Colors

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2 weeks ago

The New Orleans Saints on Sunday announced three former Michigan State players have been signed to their practice squad. Linebackers Joe Bachie and Andrew Dowell, as well as wide receiver Bennie Fowler, were retained as practice players after being cut Saturday as NFL teams trimmed their rosters to 53.

Source: 247Sports

3 weeks ago

Dominique Long’s presence has been felt on Michigan State football’s special teams for three years. Chances are, any time you saw a spectacular tackle on a kickoff or a flash of green zooming down the field on a punt, it was No. 9. On defense, though, his role — like the entire program the past few months — has been in flux.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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3 weeks ago

Former Michigan State All-American punter Greg Montgomery Jr. passed away on Aug. 23, 2020. He was 55 (1964-2020). A two-time first-team All-American (1986-87) and three-time All-Big Ten First Team selection (1985-87), Montgomery ranks first in Spartan history in punting average (45.2 ypp), which also ranks second in the history of the Big Ten Conference.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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