2 days ago

The Michigan State women’s soccer team travels to Ann Arbor for a Sunday afternoon battle against rival Michigan. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. from U-M Soccer Stadium.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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MSU had its struggles to start the match, but gained confidence as the match wore on and played even with the home team for much of the second and third sets, just unable to put away the potent Illini offense UI hit .327 in the match (50-17-101), while MSU recovered from a difficult start to hit .198 (24-17-86). The teams each had six blocks and Illinois had a slight edge in digs, 31-29.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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3 days ago

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 21-7 loss to Michigan Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch breaks down the Spartans’ performance in Saturday’s loss to Michigan.

No. 6 Michigan Tops No. 24 Michigan State Michigan State Official Site
The Spartans (4-3, 2-2) struggled to move the ball, getting held to 94 yards and failing to convert any of its 12 third downs.

Michigan came to play, Spartan offense didn’t Spartan Avenue
As soon as the ball was kicked, Michigan had a certain edge. The Spartans, too, were playing with high energy, but the Wolverines just had the pieces on defense that Michigan State couldn’t respond to.

Trick TD is lone highlight for Michigan State football against Michigan Detroit Free Press
There were deflected passes that went for receptions against Michigan State’s defense. There was another major injury — this time, it was Felton Davis III — that challenged an already stagnant offense. There was a defacing of the midfield logo after a pregame confrontation.

Brian Lewerke played with shoulder injury vs. Michigan Detroit Free Press
Brian Lewerke played injured against Michigan on Saturday, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said. Dantonio, speaking to reporters after MSU’s 21-7 loss to the Wolverines, said Lewerke did not practice from Monday-Thursday but was “well enough to play.” “Yeah, he was dinged,” Dantonio said, adding that Lewerke did not ask to come out of the game.

MSU loses in ugly fashion to UM, 21-7 The Only Colors
By the time the final whistle blew, Michigan State’s starting quarterback had been benched and the star wide receiver was likely lost for the rest of the season. Fresh off of their upset win over Penn State, the Michigan State Spartans fell flat against the Michigan Wolverines. MSU lost its third game of the year, going down 21-7 to its rival at Spartan Stadium. Possibly even more importantly, the offense may have lost their two most important players under very different circumstances.

MSU offense dominated by Wolverines in rivalry loss Impact Sports
Coming off an upset win over Penn State last week, Michigan State looked to carry their momentum over into Saturday’s matchup against in-state rival Michigan. Michigan was coming off an important Big Ten win themselves against Wisconsin and traveled to East Lansing, where they last won their most recent matchup against the Spartans in 2016.

Felton Davis tears Achilles, out for season Detroit Free Press
The Michigan State football team lost its best receiver during its rivalry game against the Michigan Wolverines. Spartans wideout Felton Davis III went down with a non-contact injury in the second quarter of Saturday’s 21-7 loss at Spartan Stadium. After being looked at by trainers, Davis was carted off the field. Coach Mark Dantonio confirmed after the game the senior ruptured his Achilles’ tendon on his left leg.

‘Bush league’: UM-MSU rivalry boils over into war of words Detroit News
Earlier in the week, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio suggested there has been more civility in the rivalry with Michigan over the previous three years. Those days appear to be long gone following No. 6 Michigan’s 21-7 victory over No. 24 Michigan State Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

Mark Dantonio says ‘BS’ to Jim Harbaugh’s ‘bush league’ claim MLive.com
The animosity between Michigan and Michigan State started with a confrontation two hours before the game. It continued with words exchanged after the outcome was decided and No. 6 Michigan beat No. 24 Michigan State 21-7 on Saturday afternoon in East Lansing.

Michigan State report card: Offense fails in loss to Michigan Detroit Free Press
Chris Solari rates the 24th-ranked Michigan State Spartans on a scale of 1 to 10 after their 21-7 loss to No. 6 Michigan.

Brian Lewerke can’t wait for all the injuries to stop Detroit Free Press
As Michigan State wide receiver Felton Davis III attempted to accelerate when the ball was snapped, he crumpled down immediately, grabbing at his left leg. After being looked at by trainers, he was carted off the field, head down late in the second quarter.

Dantonio, MSU players give their side of pre-game incident Spartan Tailgate
Before every game, MSU’s players link arms and walk the length of the field together. When they did so Saturday, a group of Michigan players and personnel did not move out of the way, causing the dust-up that allegedly included a Wolverine player getting clotheslined and another getting his headphones ripped off.

3 days ago

Now comes the biggest game of the year for No. 24 Michigan State (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) as it hosts No. 6 Michigan (6-1, 4-0) on Saturday (noon, FOX) in East Lansing. And the Spartans are hoping to capitalize on the momentum created in last week’s victory.

Source: MLive.com

3 days ago

Under coach Mark Dantonio, Michigan State has dominated the rivalry with eight wins in the last 10 meetings for the first time in the history of the series. The Spartans are looking to extend their streak of success and keep ownership of the Paul Bunyan Trophy for at least one more year. Here are five keys to Michigan State beating Michigan:

Source: MLive.com

3 days ago

Even after Brian Lewerke was recruited by both MSU and UM, it took some time to truly understand the rivalry when he first got to East Lansing.

Source: Detroit News

3 days ago

Michigan State dropped a three-set decision to Northwestern on Friday night in Evanston (21-25, 19-25, 20-25). The Spartans (15-7, 3-6 Big Ten) had a rough night from a hitting standpoint, having nearly many hitting errors (25) as they had kills (28, .032).

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 days ago

Michigan State cross country raced to top times Friday in the EMU Classic at Hudson Mills Metropark, wrapping up the regular season before the Big Ten Championships Sunday, Oct. 28 in Lincoln, Neb.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 days ago

No. 13 Michigan State men’s soccer battled to a defensive scoreless draw with Northwestern Friday night on the Spartans’ Senior Night at DeMartin Stadium.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

4 days ago

Josh Henschke of The Michigan Insider on 247Sports stopped by to lend his perspective on the Wolverines ahead of Saturday’s game in East Lansing. Thanks to Josh for his help.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

4 days ago

The big day is almost upon us, the culmination of a year’s worth of back and forth and bragging and it all comes down to what happens on the field Saturday at noon in East Lansing. The weather is not expected to be great and the game looks like it should be a tight one, so special teams may very well come into play in a big way this year. Not like that has ever happened befOH HE HAS TROUBLE WITH THE SNAP!

Source: The Only Colors

4 days ago

The News’ Matt Charboneau and Angelique S. Chengelis break down Saturday’s Michigan-Michigan State game.

Source: Detroit News

4 days ago

Kickoff in the state of Michigan’s biggest rivalry game is less than 24 hours away, and I can’t wait. The No. 6 Michigan Wolverines visit East Lansing to take on No. 24 Michigan Spartans for a Saturday kickoff at noon. The Paul Bunyan Trophy is on the line.

Source: The Only Colors

4 days ago

Michigan State head coach Jaquie Joseph has announced the 2019 schedule for the Spartan softball program. The 54-game slate features four home Big Ten series in addition to a home-and-home with archrival Michigan; non-conference tournaments at Florida International, Grand Canyon, Miami (Ohio), Auburn and Alabama in addition to the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Source: Softball Announces 2019 Schedule

4 days ago

Michigan State junior men’s basketball player Nick Ward (Columbus, Ohio/Gahanna) was selected to the watch list for the 2019 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today. He was one of 21 players selected to the watch list.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

4 days ago

In its two competitive games this season (Notre Dame and Northwestern), UM clamps down in the second half. MSU will have a hard time getting points on Saturday with the injuries and weather playing a big enough role – adding in a team that makes solid adjustments at the break will make that even harder.

Source: The Only Colors

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4 days ago

The past two victories by MSU in this rivalry have been characterized by “Whoa he has trouble with the snap” and a severe rainstorm that some U of M fans still believe is the reason MSU won last year. Rain or shine, shootout or tightly contested battle, Mark Dantonio has found a way to have a tremendous amount of success against the Michigan Wolverines in his career.

Source: The Only Colors

4 days ago

The Michigan State Spartans earned an enormous victory last week on the road against Penn State. To get the job done, the offense needed to put together a 76-yard drive in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. But despite the late game heroics, the MSU offense still isn’t playing at a high level.

Source: The Only Colors

4 days ago

It’s rivalry week here in East Lansing. The battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy is upon us and Michigan is closing in on the Spartans home turf. Everyone knows what this rivalry means to the fans.

Source: The Only Colors

4 days ago

Khari Willis called his father, John, and swore him to secrecy. He was a few days away from starting his first career game for Michigan State. As a true freshman. In the Big House. His dad got nervous. But nowhere near as anxious as he was about 19 years earlier on a trip to Ann Arbor with his son. A few miles from Michigan Stadium, at CS Mott Children’s Hospital, is where University of Michigan doctors helped save Khari Willis’ life.

Source: Detroit News

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