Spartan Sports Page https://www.spartansportspage.com Mon, 06 Apr 2020 01:25:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://www.spartansportspage.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/cropped-ssp-logo-32x32.jpg Spartan Sports Page https://www.spartansportspage.com 32 32 137338340 Spartan to Spartan: https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/05/spartan-to-spartan/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/05/spartan-to-spartan/#respond Mon, 06 Apr 2020 01:25:00 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=26553
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Michigan State football players will do anything to train for NFL draft https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/05/michigan-state-football-players-will-do-anything-to-train-for-nfl-draft/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/05/michigan-state-football-players-will-do-anything-to-train-for-nfl-draft/#respond Sun, 05 Apr 2020 14:45:03 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=26550 When the coronavirus pandemic canceled his pro day and left him without a gym to train at, former Michigan State football cornerback Josh Butler turned man’s best friend into man’s best workout partner. In an effort to stay in shape for prospective NFL teams ahead of this month’s draft, Butler has been doing daily workouts — sometimes three a day — with his dogs, Roxy and Remi.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Kenny Willekes NFL draft diary: How coronavirus has changed my draft preparation https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/04/kenny-willekes-nfl-draft-diary-how-coronavirus-has-changed-my-draft-preparation/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/04/kenny-willekes-nfl-draft-diary-how-coronavirus-has-changed-my-draft-preparation/#respond Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:40:03 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=26548 This is the second installment of an occasional series of draft diaries from Michigan State defensive end Kenny Willekes. Willekes had 49 tackles for loss and 23.5 sacks — including 10 in the 2019 season — over four seasons at Michigan State.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Locked On Spartans: Kenny Willekes on 2017 win over Michigan https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/04/locked-on-spartans-kenny-willekes-on-2017-win-over-michigan/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/04/locked-on-spartans-kenny-willekes-on-2017-win-over-michigan/#respond Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:34:35 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=26545 Wil and Matt are joined by Kenny Willekes as he preps for the NFL Draft. They talk bout Michigan State’s road win over No. 7 Michigan in 2017.

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Michigan State offense aims to put the ‘pounds’ back on https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/04/michigan-state-offense-aims-to-put-the-pounds-back-on/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/04/michigan-state-offense-aims-to-put-the-pounds-back-on/#respond Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:32:50 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=26543 There used to be a phrase that was heard often around the Michigan State football program. “Pound, green, pound.” It described the way the Spartans intended to win games, by running the ball down the throat of their opponent. From George Perles to Mark Dantonio, Michigan State wanted to control the game on the ground, eating up the clock and putting pressure on the opposition.

Source: Detroit News

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Father of Dwayne Stephens dies from COVID-19 https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/03/father-of-dwayne-stephens-dies-from-covid-19/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/03/father-of-dwayne-stephens-dies-from-covid-19/#respond Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:11:58 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=26541 Dwayne Stephens Sr., the father of Michigan State men’s basketball associate head coach Dwayne Stephens, died Wednesday after contracting COVID-19.

Source: Detroit News

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A Special Thanks from Conner George to Michigan State https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/03/a-special-thanks-from-conner-george-to-michigan-state/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/03/a-special-thanks-from-conner-george-to-michigan-state/#respond Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:05:50 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=26539 Conner George and his classmates each took time to say farewell to the Spartans following the conclusion of the 2019-20. The letter from George is the second of three this week.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Chris Kapilovic must revive run game https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/03/chris-kapilovic-must-revive-run-game/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/03/chris-kapilovic-must-revive-run-game/#respond Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:47:53 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=26537 A new coaching staff faces the same dilemma Michigan State football’s previous regime struggled with for two years. How can the Spartans begin to run the ball better and produce more points on offense? Mel Tucker brought in Jay Johnson and Chris Kapilovic to try and fix what Mark Dantonio’s staff couldn’t due to extensive injuries up front in consecutive years. It will be the third straight year the Spartans will have a new offensive coordinator and different offensive line coach.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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MSU football players use social media to get NFL teams’ attention https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/03/msu-football-players-use-social-media-to-get-nfl-teams-attention/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/03/msu-football-players-use-social-media-to-get-nfl-teams-attention/#respond Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:46:19 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=26535 Michigan State’s pro day, which was scheduled for March 19, was supposed to give Spartan football players such as Matt Seyfert, Tyler Higby, and Josh Butler – who did not receive invites to February’s NFL Combine – a chance to make an impression in front of league scouts, either to be drafted or signed as undrafted free agents. But with the cancellation, players have been forced to get creative with A) how to get workouts in with most venues shuttered and B) getting their numbers from various agility drills in front of NFL teams.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Where the Spartans stand in April https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/03/where-the-spartans-stand-in-april/ https://www.spartansportspage.com/2020/04/03/where-the-spartans-stand-in-april/#respond Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:44:48 +0000 https://www.spartansportspage.com/?p=26533 It has now been three weeks since almost all sporting events in the United States have come to a halt, but that hasn’t stopped the Michigan State football program from doing as much as they can to prepare for the upcoming season, assuming it takes place.

Source: The State News

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