2 days ago

It was second-and-7 from the Indiana 20-yard line, a little more than 3 minutes remaining. Michigan State was nursing a five-point lead on the host Hoosiers, and quarterback Payton Thorne went for the kill shot. Just after center Nick Samac snapped the ball, right guard Matt Carrick’s right leg buckled as soon as he got out of his stance to begin his pass set.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 days ago

It’s been five long years since Michigan State has had any doubt at its kicker position. That’s how great Matt Coghlin was. Consistent, clutch, and, mainly, durable. The new MSU all-time points leader is now gone, leaving a wrinkle for special teams coordinator Ross Els. And it could be a big one. Teams never want their kicker to be in the news cycle. It typically means someone missed a big kick, or there is uncertainty about a kicker’s capabilities.

Source: The State News

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3 days ago

Daniel Barker went into his senior season at Illinois believing it would be his last in college. The tight end was focused on having a strong year and then leaving for the NFL. But after declaring for the draft in December and getting feedback, he pulled his name out the following month.

Source: MLive.com

3 days ago

After Michigan State’s first practice of training camp, Darius Snow sat in the Spartan Stadium media room and confidently stated, several times, that the 2022 Spartans are a better team than the group that went 11-2 and won the Peach Bowl last season. That’s the theme around MSU’s facility this month, as the Spartans begin their third camp under head coach Mel Tucker – that 2021, exciting as it may have been, was ultimately a sub-standard campaign.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 days ago

Michigan State is ranked No. 14 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Preseason Poll, which was released on Monday. This marks the first time MSU has been ranked in the USA TODAY Coaches Preseason Poll since 2019. It’s also the highest MSU has been ranked in the USA TODAY Coaches Preseason Poll since entering at No. 12 in 2018.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 days ago

Based on the preseason rankings’ data, how many wins will the Spartans earn in 2022? How will the season play out, and what odds will Michigan State adds to the trophy case? We crunched the numbers, so you don’t have to.

Source: The Only Colors

3 days ago

After losing Jacub Panasiuk to the NFL, Mel Tucker knew he needed to go out and replace him through the transfer portal. He did just that with Florida’s Khris Bogle. The former top-100 recruit didn’t have the most productive career with the Gators, but he also played for a defensive coordinator that was on the hot seat for a couple of years. He also came to Florida off an injury during his senior year of high school. Now that he’s joined Michigan State’s defense, expectations are high. Everyone is hoping he has just scratched the surface, and early reports indicate that he could be a breakout star.

Source: Spartan Avee

4 days ago

“Oh, I got a quite a few of those guys,” Tucker said. “I could definitely see (quarterback) Payton Thorne doing this. No doubt, Payton Thorne.” Izzo picked junior guard A.J. Hoggard. “He’s on the certifiable list,” Izzo said, with a chuckle.

Source: MLive.com

4 days ago

Although Thorne is entrenched in his role, the question now is who will be behind him on a depth chart that couldn’t be thinner on experience beyond the starter. The redshirt junior is the only quarterback on the roster who has played in a college game.

Source: MLive.com

4 days ago

Depth at the position should contribute to improvements on the defensive side entering 2022. It’s easy to assume the Michigan State defensive unit will improve as a whole, considering there’s no where else to go but up from last season — at least when it comes to defending the pass.

Source: The Only Colors

4 days ago

Remember the “Tom Izzo is washed” crowd? It’s nearly gone extinct over the past couple of weeks. Five-star big man Xavier Booker committed to Michigan State over Indiana, four-star athletic sharpshooting wing Gehrig Normand picked the Spartans just days after getting an offer, and now four-star freak athlete Coen Carr looks to be well on his way to joining the already-loaded 2023 class. Right now, the class is almost perfectly balanced.

Source: Spartan Shadows

4 days ago

It’s tough to say what would make 2022 of success, but I think if the defense can show improvement, the offense keeps pace with 2021’s, thanks to Jalen Berger or Jarek Broussard breaking out and winning at least 1-of-3 against Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State, it would qualify as “successful.” Michigan State must also keep the Ohio State game respectable.

Source: Spartan Shadows

5 days ago

As the 2022-2023 offseason progresses for the Michigan State men’s basketball program, and as the class of 2023 begins to round into shape with the excitement of the recent commitments of Xavier Booker and Gehrig Normand (who join Jeremy Fears Jr.), MSU fans can, at least tentatively, sketch out what the 2023-2024 season will look like, on paper.

Source: The Only Colors

6 days ago

Michigan State women’s soccer player Lauren Kozal was named to the NCAA Division I Goalkeepers to Watch list by the United Soccer Coaches  The senior from Ada, Michigan, was one of 13 Division I goalkeepers named to the watch list. She is the only representative from the Big Ten.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

6 days ago

After passing on leaving for the NFL draft, Reed is back with the Spartans and has a vision of how the fall will play out for him with the team starting fall camp practice on Thursday. “It looks very legendary, something that’s never been done before,” Reed said last week at Big Ten media days in Indianapolis.

Source: MLive.com

6 days ago

Perhaps no person benefited more from Michigan State football’s performance in 2021 than its coach, which is why Mel Tucker’s interpretation of the Spartans’ 11-2 record is so strange. “We didn’t even do anything last year,” he said.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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7 days ago

The Michigan State football team officially opened preseason camp with a 90-minute morning practice in helmets, jerseys, and shorts on Thursday. MSU is looking to build off the momentum from last season’s school-record turnaround, as the Spartans posted a nine-game improvement from 2020 (two wins) to 2021 (11 wins), won a New Year’s Six bowl game over No. 12 Pitt in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and finished No. 8 in the AFCA/USA TODAY Coaches Poll and No. 9 in The Associated Press Poll.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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