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Mel Tucker and Michigan State football are making a huge push for their 2023 class as Tucker looks to take the program up a level on the recruiting front. This weekend (June 3 – June 5), Tucker has a number of high-profile recruits on campus to discuss their recruitment to MSU and to check out the campus.

Source: Spartans Wire

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Michigan State made it through spring practice with a shorthanded offensive line while relying on youth. The Spartans started their summer strength and conditioning program on Tuesday and are getting healthier after missing players who were dealing with injuries or recovering from surgery.

Source: mlive.com

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Entering the 2021 season, the Michigan State football program was coming off of a 2-5 record during a 2020 season derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationally, expectations were low for the Spartans in Mel Tucker’s second season. There weren’t many fans or analysts out there who predicted Michigan State would finish the 2021 season with an 11-2 record and a New Year’s Six bowl victory over Pittsburgh in the Peach Bowl. But, in doing, so, Tucker and his team put MSU back on the national stage.

Source: The Only Colors

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The nation’s #4 overall recruit David Hicks Jr. along with fellow five-stars Vic Burley and Jayden Wayne will all be in East Lansing this weekend. Hicks and Burley are on their official visits, while Wayne will be on an unofficial visit. All three prospects are defensive linemen and are being heavily recruited by newly hired defensive pass-rush specialist, Brandon Jordan.

Source: Sports Illustrated

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Coach Mel Tucker and his staff are about to welcome a slew of 2023 recruits from across the country to campus for official visits this month, looking to build on what is a strong foundation of the class. “It’s going to be huge,” 247Sports Midwest recruiting analyst Allen Trieu said, “and it doesn’t take long looking at the list of who’s visiting to see that.”

Source: MLive.com

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Longtime ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. on Tuesday released his first big board and position rankings for the 2023 NFL Draft, and Michigan State’s Bryce Baringer is listed No. 1 among kickers and punters. Baringer, a former walk-on who began his career at Illinois, is back with the Spartans for a sixth year after emerging as one of the best punters in the Big Ten.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Michigan State brought in five transfers in January who went through spring practice with the team. The second wave of portal additions were officially added to the team last week with a trio of graduate transfers in running back Jarek Broussard (Colorado), tight end Daniel Barker (Illinois) and offensive lineman Brian Greene (Washington State). The summer strength and conditioning program begins on Tuesday and all three fill positions of need for the Spartans.

Source: MLive.com

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The Big Ten on Thursday announced start times for the Spartans’ three nonconference games and their homecoming matchup against Wisconsin, and none begin at noon. “I glanced at it,” coach Mel Tucker said Thursday, a few hours after they were released. “I think it’s going to be great for our fans. Whatever time we have kickoff, we’re going to be ready to go but I think those times are going to be great for our fans. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Source: MLive.com

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Michigan State’s 2022 season opener on Friday, Sept. 2 vs. Western Michigan in Spartan Stadium will start at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN. This marks the eighth time in the past 12 years that Michigan State will open the season with a Friday night game in East Lansing, and the first under third-year head coach Mel Tucker. It’s also the 10th time since 2011 that MSU will open on a Friday night. The Spartans are 14-2 all-time against the Broncos, including a Friday night home win in 2013. MSU also beat WMU in Kalamazoo on Friday night to start the 2015 season.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Joey Silveri’s phone wasn’t ringing much when it came to college recruiters. That has hardly deterred Grand Rapids Catholic Central’s senior quarterback from pursuing his dreams, however. He has decided to go out and create his own opportunities. Silveri announced this week that he will be attempting to walk-on at Michigan State University.

Source: Gmlive.com

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The Big Ten announced revised schedules in January and Michigan State’s features a difficult October that will define its conference title chances. Although the Spartans’ nine-game Big Ten slate included plenty of changes, their nonconference schedule was not altered. Here’s a breakdown of the nonconference opponents and individual looks at the 2022 Big Ten foes will follow in the future:

Source: MLive.com

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After 15 new scholarship transfers helped fuel MSU’s 11-2, Peach Bowl-winning season, the program added eight more experienced players through the portal this offseason, and seven of them landed in 247Sports’ updated Transfer Portal Top247 rankings.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Mel Tucker’s modernized use of the transfer portal translated into swift success for Michigan State in 2021. With a few more high-impact transfers coming in for this upcoming season, the Spartans look to build off of last year’s surprising 11-win season, and appear to be one of the more intriguing teams heading into 2022.

Source: The Only Colors

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When Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller was in the process of hiring the Spartans’ new hockey coach, Adam Nightingale, he had Tom Izzo and Mel Tucker meet with him. Not to assess his hockey prowess — Haller had a separate team of people for that — but to establish how they think he would mesh within MSU athletics. “We’re building a culture of excellence, within that culture of excellence in our Spartan family, fit is important and how that next coach fits in our family,” he said Monday afternoon at the Detroit Economic Club’s annual Spartan luncheon at MotorCity Casino. “They know that importance.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Thorne is probably one of the top 3-4 quarterbacks in the Big Ten heading into the season behind the most obvious selection as No. 1 in Ohio State’s CJ Stroud. Brad Crawford of 247Sports actually released his ranking of the top 25 quarterbacks in the country for 2022 and Thorne came in at No. 25.

Source: Spartan Avenue

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Michigan State fifth-year graduate senior safety Xavier Henderson has been named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced on Thursday. Named after NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, The Lott Trophy annually goes to the Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year, a player who has had the biggest impact on his team both on and off the field.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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On Wednesday, CBS Sports released its Top 25 college football head coaches list, part of a two-day release that ranks each of the 65 head coaches in the Power 5 conferences of college football. Tucker skyrocketed up the list, climbing a whopping 33 spots between 2021 and 2022 to land at No. 24 in the country. It was the second-largest jump of any Power 5 coach in the rankings, trailing only Baylor’s Dave Aranda — who leaped 51 spots in the rankings after leading the Bears to a school-record 12 wins and a Big 12 championship last season.

Source: Sports Illustrated

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Anthony Treash of Pro Football Focus produced a statistic that showed just how effective Michigan State was at running the flea flicker. Per his numbers, the Spartans had 4 touchdowns of 35 yards out or more through flea flickers alone.

Source: Saturday Tradition

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