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The Big Ten Conference announced the 2020 football schedule on Saturday morning. The nine-game schedule will feature all conference games. MSU is slated to begin the 2020 season on Oct. 24 vs. Rutgers in Spartan Stadium.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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The school conducted 400 COVID-19 tests from Sept. 7-14 on student-athletes and staff members resulting in a total of 46 positive tests. Of those tests, 376 were administered to student-athletes and 45 came back positive. Twenty-four staff members were tested, with one positive test.

Source: Detroit News

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Senior defensive end Jacub Panasiuk, who decided on Aug. 5 to opt out of the season, has chosen to opt in and will play this fall, a team spokesman confirmed on Friday. It came soon after Panasiuk posted an action photo of himself with the message “October 24 … #GoGreen.”

Source: Detroit News

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Cassius Winston is far and away one of the most accomplished prospects available in the 2020 NBA draft. Winston, the 2019 Big Ten Player of the Year and a two-time consensus All-American, is both a polished passer and scorer who looks ready to contribute to any NBA team at the next level

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If you watched a Michigan State game over the last two years, you likely heard the name Xavier Tillman quite a bit throughout the broadcast. The 6’8″ 245-pound forward routinely stuffed the stat sheet for the Spartans. He also did plenty of things that don’t show up in the box score, like setting hard screens, making the defensive rotation just ahead of the ball, anticipating where it’s going next.

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For a minute there, things were getting dicey. Before the Denver Nuggets stormed back from a three-games-to-one deficit in their series with the Los Angeles Clippers to advance to the Western Conference Finals, it appeared that Michigan State‘s streak of having an alum (forever a Spartan) in the Western Conference Finals would be broken.

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There should have been excitement and a feeling of rejuvenation. The possibility of playing football again in weeks — not months — was real again. But on the eve of the Big Ten’s announcement of a return to play in late October, one Michigan State football player told the Free Press he was whipped. “It’s exhausting,” he said.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Lansing State Journal sports columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari catch their breath after a whirlwind Wednesday that saw the Big Ten Conference reverse course and reinstate football for the fall 2020 season

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Following the Big Ten Conference’s announcement on Wednesday that the 2020 football season would begin the weekend of Oct. 23-24, Michigan State head football coach Mel Tucker answered questions from the media for 30 minutes on Thursday afternoon.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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“I’m excited to know that we have a date to start our season and that’s a positive for college basketball,” Izzo said in a statement. “It’s a bit of a later start than we’ve had in the past, but I think we have had time to look at things and that we will be able to put a schedule together that includes our great non-conference games and the Big Ten”

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Beekman said MSU’s $140 million budget breakdown is about ⅔ non-personnel costs, much of where he and his staff have “been working very, very hard to trim the budget.” And with football? “We should be at about break-even for this year,” he said.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

There have been multiple hurdles to overcome for Tucker, who wasn’t hired until Feb. 12, putting him a tough spot as he had to quickly assemble a staff and prepare for the start of spring practice. Of course, spring practice never happened as the sporting world shut down as the coronavirus overtook the country.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

Practices can begin in full immediately. Daily testing for players is expected to begin no later than Sept. 30 across all campuses. The weekend of Oct. 24 is the target for kickoff. Details of an eight-game regular season schedule, which will culminate in a ninth game against an equally seeded cross-divisional opponent, remain under construction.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

So we’re going to get a Big Ten football season this fall after all, it appears, with Mel Tucker’s debut as Michigan State’s head coach now slated for Oct. 23 and 24, the Big Ten announced Wednesday morning. That’ll begin an eight-game, campus-sites, conference-only schedule for the Spartans and the rest of the league, with a guaranteed ninth game on Dec. 19 based on order of finish — the Big Ten championship game between the two division champions, the two second-place teams against each other and so on and so forth.

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 weeks ago

All 14 teams will play and are expected to start games the weekend of Oct. 24, two Big Ten sources with direct knowledge of the decision said. The reported plan is for an eight-game season, with the Big Ten championship game scheduled for Dec. 19. That is the day before the College Football Playoff pairings are expected to be announced.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

A source close to the situation, who asked to remain anonymous because they aren’t authorized to speak publicly about the conference’s plans, told The News about the eight-game plan, which, if started Oct. 17 or 24, would allow the Big Ten time to be eligible for the College Football Playoff.

Source: Detroit News

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2 weeks ago

CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reports that eight early-season college basketball events or tournaments will be played in Orlando in a bubble-like atmosphere, including the Champions Classic. That opening night, two-game event has included Michigan State basketball, Duke, Kentucky, and Kansas since its inception in 2011. This season, MSU is scheduled to play the Blue Devils.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

A total of 21 Michigan State baseball players were in action in summer leagues across the country, with Spartans in action in leagues as close at Lansing, to as far away as Kansas and South Carolina, and several points in between.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 weeks ago

Hear from a group of student-athletes as they Vlog their experiences during quarantine, watch MSU Football’s 1999 win over Oregon, hear about some Football history, and learn more about Track and Field runner, Morgan Beadlescomb.

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From high school teammates to Michigan State football teammates. Audric Estime, from Montvale, New Jersey, announced Sunday that he is committing to the Spartans’ 2021 class. That means the running back will continue to follow St. Joseph Regional High offensive lineman Geno VanDeMark, who committed to MSU on Aug. 22.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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