4 days ago

Eight Michigan State wide receivers missed a combined 25 games in 2018. The Spartans need them to stay healthy and have breakout seasons in 2019.

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 days ago

After spending a season watching and waiting, Rocky Lombardi’s number was called. The Michigan State quarterback had an unexpected debut, a successful first start and then a few rough outings. It was part of an uneven redshirt freshman season last year but one he believes was a net positive.

Source: mlive.com

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6 days ago

“I have high expectations,” coach Mark Dantonio said on Wednesday night after speaking to high school coaches at the Horatio Williams Foundation in Detroit. “He’s a fifth-year senior and he’s got a great deal of ability and he’s led very positively in the past. He’s been productive. Especially when you go back to ’17, he was a very productive quarterback.”

Source: mlive.com

6 days ago

Connor Heyward and La’Darius Jefferson became Michigan State’s top running backs in 2018 by default. The returning duo enter this season with much more competition for carries — and without the assuredness that one of them will be the guy to replace LJ Scott as the Spartans’ featured ball-carrier.

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 days ago

Darius Snow, a four-star safety from Carrollton (Texas) Hebron, announced on Twitter that he’d play for the Spartans in 2020. Snow is the son of former Michigan State basketball standout Eric Snow, and nephew of former MSU football star Percy Snow.

Source: Detroit News

6 days ago

The Big Ten Conference announced home and away opponents for the 2019-20 men’s basketball season on Thursday afternoon. This will be the second-straight year the league will play a 20-game conference schedule, with each team playing seven opponents both home and away and then playing six opponents once (three at home and three away).

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

6 days ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team has received a signed National Letter of Intent from Mark “Rocket” Watts Jr. (Detroit, Mich./SPIRE Academy [Ohio]). Watts is the second signed recruit for the Spartans, joining Malik Hall (Aurora, Ill./Sunrise Christian Academy [Kan.]), who signed in the Fall.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

6 days ago

Jalen Nailor was still in high school at this time last year. The wide receiver from national powerhouse Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas was just a couple months removed from signing a national letter of intent with Michigan State and asked to describe his strengths.

Source: mlive.com

6 days ago

He is back for his senior year and appears to retain control of the job, saying his right arm is 100% healthy as MSU prepares for its offseason and Aug. 30 season opener against Tulsa. And for the third straight year, Lewerke could be the Spartans’ most important individual performer to determine success or struggles.

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 days ago

For Forbes, a third-year guard out of Michigan State, drawing the Nuggets makes it more personal than the usual first-round playoff fracas. Denver guard Gary Harris — one of the few Nuggets who excelled in both Game 1 (20 points) and Game 2 (23 points) — is an old pal, a longtime workout-slash-sparring partner.

Source: Denver Post

6 days ago

The Spartans held their annual Green-White Spring Game last Saturday, but Tuesday gave MSU head coach Mark Dantonio and his staff one last chance to work with the team this spring. “I thought we had a good last practice,” said Dantonio. “We wanted to end on a high note and do a lot of specialty work, whether it’s certain situations in a game or on special teams.” For the third year in a row, the Spartans concluded spring practice after playing the spring game.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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1 week ago

Before he signed with Michigan State, Xavier Henderson sought a head start. The safety talked to defensive backs already on the roster, asking about football, classes and the transition to college life. He leaned primarily on safety Khari Willis to fill him in on what to expect. And it was a fitting partnership.

Source: mlive.com

1 week ago

The Spartans held back in Saturday’s Green-White game and weren’t anxious to unveil much about the changes offensive coordinator Brad Salem has made.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Kenny Goins was one of 64 seniors from across the country selected to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (P.I.T.) this week in Virginia. The P.I.T. will be held from Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20 at the Churchland High School Sports Complex in Portsmouth, Va.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 week ago

The Super Spartan Brothers break down all the action from the Spring Game and take a deep dive on the new alternate uniforms that were released this weekend.

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1 week ago

Anthony Williams Jr. enrolled at Michigan State just three months ago. The freshman running back is still in the early stages of making the challenging transition to college football and isn’t familiar with playing in front of large crowds. Yet, when speaking with the media for the first time as a Spartan after Saturday’s spring game, Williams showed the restraint of a veteran when asked if running back was a position open for the taking.

Source: mlive.com

1 week ago

The games for Michigan State basketball ended last Saturday, when the Spartans were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament in the Final Four. But particularly for some of the youngest players in the program, the competition will be starting up again soon when offseason workouts begin.

Source: mlive.com

1 week ago

Looking back at what happened in Michigan State’s spring game, which was won 42-26 by the defense, and looking ahead to the Spartans’ offseason and 2019 season opener against Tulsa.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

Saturday’s performances from Brian Lewerke and his receivers are a reminder that health was as much to blame as anything in ’18

Source: Lansing State Journal

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