7 days ago

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

7 days ago

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.

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1 week ago

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

1 week ago

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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1 week 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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1 week ago

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.

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1 week 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.”

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2 weeks ago

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.

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2 weeks ago

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

2 weeks ago

Kenny Willekes became Michigan State football’s third defensive end in school history to twice earn first-team All-Big Ten honors. The senior was named to the media’s first team Tuesday for the second straight season, joining Bubba Smith (1965-66) and Shilique Calhoun (2013-14).

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

One of the biggest questions surrounding Michigan State’s 2019 recruiting class was how Julian Barnett would be used. Cornerback or wide receiver? It proved to be the latter and Barnett played on offense in all 12 regular-season games for the Spartans this year. And that wasn’t what he expected. “Not really,” Barnett said after Michigan State (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) beat Maryland on Saturday to become bowl eligible. “When I came up here, I just had an idea of me helping out the team any way I could.”

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2 weeks ago

Travel to Hawaii with Men’s Basketball, and celebrate our seniors in both Football and Volleyball as they both had big wins over the weekend.

2 weeks ago

Maybe it will be Detroit. Maybe New York. Those destinations are the likely bowl landing spots for Michigan State football in the next month. Ignore the cold-weather stigma and conventional thoughts about what a postseason trip should be. For the Spartans to get to a 12th bowl game in the past 13 years under Mark Dantonio is important.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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2 weeks ago

The Michigan State football program held its 2019 awards banquet on Sunday afternoon before a crowd of more than 600 at the Kellogg Center on campus. Kenny Willekes became the first defensive player in school history and just the seventh player at MSU to be named Most Valuable Player (Governor’s Award recipient) by his teammates for a second time.

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2 weeks ago

What seems fairly likely this season is that Michigan State won’t be enjoying sun and warm temperatures on its bowl trip. That’s especially true if the Spartans end up at the Quick Lane Bowl, played Dec. 26 at Ford Field in Detroit. Michigan State hasn’t played in the game during its five-year run, nor did it appear in the Little Caesars Bowl or Motor City Bowl, two games that came before the Quick Lane Bowl and were played at the Pontiac Silverdome before shifting to Ford Field.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

BOX SCORE | Post Game Quotes | Post Game Notes



Michigan State gives Maryland the boot, becomes bowl eligible Detroit News Michigan State hasn’t done anything easy all season, so it was fitting that becoming bowl eligible was a grind. Kicker Matt Coghlin kicked four field goals, including a 33-yarder with 2:14 left in the game to give Michigan State a 19-16 victory over Maryland before a sparse crowd at Spartan Stadium. The victory means Michigan State (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) is bowl eligible for the 12th time in coach Mark Dantonio’s 13 years leading the Spartans.

Michigan State’s offense struggles, but finds way to beat Maryland, becomes bowl eligible Detroit Free Press Two years’ worth of Michigan State football ineptitude on offense took over a near-empty Spartan Stadium one more time Saturday against Maryland. All of the trappings of all of the failings over most of the last 25 games were there, condensed into one 60-minute window of one final regular season game in 2019 that dragged on with a bowl berth hanging in the balance for Mark Dantonio’s program.

MSU secures bowl eligibility with narrow win over Maryland Spartan Tailgate At the end of a turbulent season, Michigan State will play a 13th game. The Spartans needed four Matt Coghlin field goals to narrowly defeat Maryland, 19-16, on Saturday to reach their 12th bowl game in 13 seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio.

Michigan State edges Maryland to become bowl eligible MLive Needing a win to become bowl eligible, Michigan State got it. Just barely. Michigan State (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) rallied in the fourth quarter for a 19-16 victory against Maryland (3-9, 1-8 Big Ten) on Saturday in East Lansing. It was the second straight victory for the Spartans as they became bowl eligible for the 12th time in coach Mark Dantonio’s 13 seasons.

Michigan State defeats Maryland, achieves bowl eligibility State News
Michigan State solidifies bowl eligibility, beating Maryland 19-16. Despite a five-game losing streak, the Spartans are now 6-6 and are on their way to a bowl game, the 12th under Dantonio. There was a lot on the line today as it was MSU’s Senior Day. It seems like the seniors weren’t ready to take their green and white off just yet.


Michigan State crawls by Maryland, earns 12th bowl bid in last 13 seasons Spartans Wire
I feel like I’ve seen this game before; Michigan State football trying their best to lose on senior day to one of the Big Ten’s worst teams. One year after MSU was fortunate to eke by Rutgers on the regular season’s final day, the Spartans did the same against lowly Maryland with a 19-16 bowl-securing victory.

Michigan State football grades: Same woeful problems arise vs. Maryland Detroit Free Press
Free Press sports writer Chris Solari rates Michigan State football on a scale of 1 to 10 after the Spartans’ 19-16 win over Maryland on Saturday

Spartans Take Down Terrapins, Become Bowl Eligible MSUSpartans.com Matt Coghlin tied a career high with four field goals and Brian Lewerke threw for 342 yards as Michigan State defeated Maryland, 19-16, on Senior Day at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) won their sixth game of the season, becoming bowl eligible for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio.

Michigan State football’s defense was ‘able to figure it out’ and make the stop Detroit Free Press Twice this season, Michigan State’s defense has had a simple objective: Get one stop at Spartan Stadium and celebrate a victory. Both times, on Sept. 14 against Arizona State and Nov. 9 against Illinois, the Spartans allowed winning touchdowns in the final minute. So when Maryland took over at its own 42-yard line with 2:05 remaining, the feeling was familiar. The defense knew one stop would take the team to its 12th bowl game in 13 seasons under coach Mark Dantonio. One letup would result in the season coming to an abrupt end.

Matt Coghlin ensures Spartans’ sixth victory carries a footnote Detroit News If not for Matt Coghlin, Michigan State might not be preparing for a bowl game. That statement would have been hard to believe earlier in the season, especially has the junior was experiencing a miserable 4-for-11 stretch on field goals. However, he certainly found some redemption on Senior Day.

Tre Mosley fires up Spartans by burning redshirt in ‘fantastic game’ Detroit News
Tre Mosley had a choice to make this week — sit out and take a redshirt season or keep playing and lose the extra year. For the freshman wide receiver from West Bloomfield, the choice was a simple one. He wanted to play, and with Michigan State thin at wide receiver, Mosley’s emergence paid off in the 19-16 victory over Maryland on Saturday as Mosley had a career-high eight receptions for 73 yards, including a 13-yarder on the winning drive when Mosley danced along the sidelines and kept his feet in for a first-down grab.

Grading Michigan State’s win against Maryland MLive.com
Michigan State needed a win in its regular-season finale against Maryland to become bowl eligible. The Spartans got one, but just barely while avoiding an ugly upset at home. Michigan State (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) rallied in the fourth quarter for a 19-16 victory against Maryland (3-9, 1-8 Big Ten) on Saturday in East Lansing.



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Michigan State will take the field at Spartan Stadium one last time Saturday to close out the 2019 regular season against Maryland. The Spartans are fighting for a bowl bid, while Maryland is simply trying to snap a six-game losing streak to end head coach Mike Locksley’s first season on the job.

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