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Michigan State men’s soccer begins the 2019 campaign with the first of three exhibitions, taking on UIC at Flames Field on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. (ET).

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

4 days ago

Cody White doesn’t want to hear about potential or how high someone’s ceiling might beat. The Michigan State junior is more interested in results. “With me being out there and the other guys that got hurt, just knowing that our potential,” White said before pausing for a beat.

Source: Detroit News

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5 days ago

Jay Sharett knew quickly that Xavier Henderson was special. The Pickerington Central coach developed trust in a defensive back who flashed advanced football talent even as a high school freshman. But what Sharett discovered off the field led him to realize Henderson could be the nerve center of his entire secondary as a sophomore. And then some.

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

Senior Darrell Stewart, junior Cody White and sophomore Jalen Nailor figure to be the three main targets this year for senior quarterback Brian Lewerke. “They fit right in with those great wide receiver groups we’ve had in the past,” coach Mark Dantonio said. “They’ve gotta be able to make plays — make those 50-50 catches, and I’ve seen them all do that on a continuous basis. We look forward to that being a strength on our football team offensively, and it should be.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

Brian Lewerke wrinkled his face, tilting his eyes upward in thought. The question: Did Michigan State football’s offense ever have full rhythm in any game last season? ”Probably not, honestly,” the starting quarterback said after a long pause Monday. “It takes a lot to be able to do that. But no, I’m not sure there was one time where everyone was doing the right thing at the right time.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

7 days ago

Jacob Slade snapped out of his stance, powered through the man across from him and found an opening. With a clear path to Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, the Michigan State defensive tackle forced a hurried incomplete pass and wrapped up the tackle after the ball was thrown away.

Source: MLive.com

7 days ago

When Michigan State secondary coach Paul Haynes puts himself in the mind of an opposing offensive coordinator, it’s not difficult to come up with a game plan against this Spartans defense. Those coordinators in 2019 will be tasked with moving the ball against a team that was No. 1 in the nation in rush defense last year and returns all four defensive line starters and two starting linebackers.

Source: MLive.com

7 days ago

Brad Salem, also the running backs coach, would not rule out a platoon system. He did that previously in 2010-11 with Le’Veon Bell, Edwin Baker and Larry Caper when he was their position coach. “I think the reality is, when I did it before, it was always three guys,” Salem said. “And then one guy, does he become a third-down guy? You gotta use the things that they can do, too.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

Ranked the 25th best running back in the nation by 247Sports.com in 2018, the former UD-Jesuit standout might just be on the verge of getting his chance to shine. “Potentially,” Collins said, “but it’s a tough battle. The guys back there, they can do it all, just like I can. So it’s like whoever wants it.”

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

A 6-foot-4 and nearly 300 pounds, it’s not like Devontae Dobbs has missed many meals. Of course, to be an offensive lineman in the Big Ten it takes every advantage you can get. So, as the highly touted freshman takes part in his first preseason camp at Michigan State, he’s making sure he doesn’t push too soon away from the dinner table these days as he battles for playing time as a true freshman with the Spartans.

Source: Detroit News

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“I think it was one of the best scrimmages the offense has had since I’ve been here for five years,” Lewerke said after practice Monday. “We came out hot and just kind of kept it going the entire time and never lost a ton of momentum. We just kept it going, and I think we all played very well.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

Defensive tackle Jalen Hunt, wearing No. 89, was going through drills with the rest of the interior defensive lineman. He wasn’t in full pads, though, as he was taking part in his second practice. “Excited to have him here,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Jalen Hunt and Tre’Von Morgan are at Michigan State. Only one, however, will be able to be on the field right away. Coach Mark Dantonio said late arrival Morgan, a true freshman from Massillon, Ohio, has a “knee issue.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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1 week ago

After beginning on the offensive side of the ball with the running backs and wide receivers, our 2019 Michigan State Spartans positional breakdown series continues on the defensive side of the ball with the linebackers. This should be a group that the coaching staff and Spartans fans alike can be confident in.

Source: The Only Color

1 week ago

Jim Bollman was an offensive lineman at Ohio before beginning his coaching career in 1977. In more than four decades on sidelines, he has coached positions on both sides of the ball in college and the NFL. He has been a defensive coordinator and an offensive coordinator, but the bulk of his career is rooted in the offensive line.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Michigan State football’s 2020 recruiting class continues to take shape in steady fashion. Cole DeMarzo became the Spartans’ 13th commitment and 12th 3-star prospect to join coach Mark Dantonio’s group for next season.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

Michigan State head coach Suzy Merchant led the United States women’s basketball team to a silver medal at the Pan American games in Lima, Peru on Saturday night. The U.S. was looking for its first Pan Am women’s basketball gold medal since 2007, the U.S. (4-1) came up short offensively, falling 79-73 to Brazil (5-0) in the gold medal game at Coliseo Eduardo Dibos in Lima.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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