6 days ago

On this emergency pod, Dan and David discuss Enoch Boakye’s commitment to Michigan State, his playing style and what he brings, and what it means for the program. They also discuss what a potential reclassification to the 2021 class means, and what it looks like if he stays in 2022.

6 days ago

Boakye draws comparisons to recent Indiana center Thomas Bryant. I’ve heard that from a couple places. If he’s similar to Bryant, who spent two productive years at Indiana, that would be a strong get for the Spartans. Another person who’s seen Boakye a lot described him in the mold of Chris Webber, though not at that level.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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6 days ago

Boakye announced the massive news that he picked the green and white over Duke, Kentucky, Texas Tech, Arizona, Oklahoma State, and UCLA. The No. 3-ranked center for the class of 2022 now makes it two commits for what is already a storied class with Bates. However, just like Bates, rumors are swirling that a reclassification could be a possibility.

Source: The Only Colors

1 week ago

Michigan State reported Monday of 122 student-athletes tested July 20-24, 16 tested positive for COVID-19. Four athletic department staff members also tested positive, according to a statement from the athletic department, in testing that took place at both campus and off-campus locations.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

The NBA will resume its regular season on Thursday in its bubble in Orlando with 22 teams. Each of those teams will play eight regular-season games before the 16-team playoffs begin. And once again, there will be former Spartans involved. Bryn Forbes (San Antonio), Gary Harris (Denver), and Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis) will all be in action when the NBA resumes its season starting on Thursday.

Source: mlive.com

1 week ago

All three of Michigan State’s current entrants in the NBA Draft, Cassius Winston, Xavier Tillman Sr., and Aaron Henry, are on the list of the top prospects to be invited to an eventual combine.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 week ago

There are a number of former Michigan State Spartans on NFL rosters as things get going; some undrafted rookies looking to make a roster and some established, and high-paid, veterans.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 week ago

It was a scene from another time, when optimism was in the air and a new beginning was on the horizon. Mel Tucker stood behind a lectern on that February evening, beaming a smile and telling a rapt audience of Michigan State dignitaries his plans for the football program he just inherited. Fresh off the plane from Colorado after a whirlwind hiring process, Tucker promised his new regime would immediately come alive. “We want to hit the ground running,” he said. “Time is of the essence. We’ll be sleeping fast and getting after it.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

1 week ago

Former Michigan State baseball player Anthony Misiewicz made his Major League Baseball debut Friday night with the Seattle Mariners on MLB’s Opening Night. Getting called out of the bullpen to start the bottom of the sixth inning, Misiewicz pitched 1.0 inning of relief in the Mariners’ 8-2 loss at Houston, firing one strikeout. Friday was Opening Day of the 2020 MLB season, in which teams are playing a 60-game season because of the shutdown forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 week ago

Based on early results from COVID-19 testing conducted over the last week on football staff and student-athletes, which included a second staff member and one student-athlete testing positive on Thursday, all members of the football team will quarantine or isolate while awaiting completion of a 14-day quarantine

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 week ago

Playing in Canada, it can often be difficult for a prospect to gain as much attention as those who play in the United States. It’s been no different for Boakye, who is rated a five-star prospect by 247Sports and is rated the No. 18 player in the 2022 class. However, he isn’t rated by Rivals (he’s listed as a four-star prospect on that site) nor is he among the top 60 players at ESPN. It’s certainly provided him with motivation, his high school coach says.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

We’ve already seen the Big Ten Conference eliminate nonconference games from the 2020 schedule due to COVID-19. It’s certainly possibly — likely, even — that more changes are coming. But one Michigan State football player went on social media Friday to ask why the NCAA and the Big Ten are dragging out decisions regarding the upcoming season.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 week ago

Michigan State redshirt sophomore running back Elijah Collins has been named to the Maxwell Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced on Friday.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 weeks ago

Xavier Tillman: 22:30-30:30

Cassius Winston Interview: 54:00-end

2 weeks ago

Connor Heyward has been named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, the Louisville Sports Commission announced on Thursday. Heyward, who only played in four games in 2019 to preserve his redshirt season, was a finalist for the Hornung Award as a sophomore in 2018. The Paul Hornung Award is given annually by the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) to the most versatile player in major college football.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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2 weeks ago

I caught up with Enoch this past Saturday [prior to the news about his impending commitment date on July 28, 2020 at 11:30am to discuss the state of Canadian basketball, his growing recruiting interest, his basketball skill-set, and why Tim Horton’s is what most of America is missing.

Source: Spartan Hoops

2 weeks ago

When Michigan State basketball landed Ypsi Prep Academy guard Emoni Bates on June 29, head coach Tom Izzo secured the highest-rated recruit of his tenure. Naturally, bringing in a five-star recruit like Bates will produce great publicity and buzz for the MSU basketball program. But Bates, the Gatorade national player of the year, could bring a lot more to the table.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Michigan State football has paused workouts because of a positive COVID-19 test, the athletic department announced Wednesday. After student-athlete testing was completed Wednesday afternoon, the department became aware of a staff member who produced a positive result during weekend testing

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Mel Tucker has made an interesting addition to the roster in former Division II defensive back Justin White who played his freshman season at Colorado Mesa. He led all of Division II in kickoff return average and this may be just what the doctor ordered on special teams.

Source: Spartan Avenue

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