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  • Seventh Michigan State player enters portal since season began

    College Football Talk "For Michigan State and its ever-shifting roster, the portal has become almost second nature. The latest subtraction from said roster is Dimitri Douglas, with an MSU official confirming that the offensive lineman is listed as available in the NCAA transfer database. The fact that..." December 07

  • Michigan State CB Josh Butler’s parents died, so he walked out with his dogs on Senior Day

    Larry Brown Sports "Senior Day at East Lansing on Saturday was celebrated just a little differently than usual by one of Michigan State’s players. Josh Butler, a senior cornerback from Mesquite, Texas, celebrated Senior Day by walking out with his dogs. Most players walk out with their..." December 01

  • Mark Dantonio says he plans to be Michigan State's coach in 2020

    247 Sports "For the first time this season, Mark Dantonio offered a firm answer relative to his future as Michigan State’s head coach. Dantonio said “yes” Tuesday afternoon when asked if he planned to be MSU’s head coach when the Spartans open the 2020 season against..." November 19

  • Michigan players chafed by Michigan State's 'dirty' hit on Shea Patterson

    USA Today "Michigan football was chafed by Michigan State defensive end Jacub Panasiuk's late hit against quarterback Shea Patterson on Saturday.  Two days after the Wolverines' 44-10 win over the Spartans, left tackle Jon Runyan Jr. and tight end Sean McKeon..." November 19

  • Mark Dantonio's best days are behind him, and Michigan State has a big decision to make

    CBS Sports "It was back in 2015 when Michigan State last won the Big Ten, finishing the season 12-1. The Spartans were chosen for the College Football Playoff. At that point, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was at the highest point of his career. The 12-win season marked the third straight year in which..." November 17

  • Burning Questions For CFB’s Biggest Week 12 Games

    Sportsnaut "A week after college football delivered its most exciting weekend of action this season, Week 12 offers the chance for fans to enjoy more entertaining matchups. While this weekend’s games might not offer the caliber of clash we saw in Tuscaloosa between LSU and Alabama,..." November 16

  • How Michigan-Michigan State evolved into college football's nastiest sibling rivalry

    Sporting News "The FOX Sports film "Divided We Stand: Michigan vs. Michigan State" premieres this Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on FS1 — and it will take an in-depth look at the football and men's basketball rivalry between the Mitten State schools. On the football side, it's..." November 14

  • Spartans QB Brian Lewerke checked for concussion, school says

    ESPN "With a little more than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter against Illinois on Saturday, Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke took a hit to the head from Fighting Illini linebacker Dele Harding's knee. Lewerke stayed down for a..." November 13

  • Michigan State AD: Mark Dantonio firing ‘not even a discussion’

    Larry Brown Sports "For the third time in the last four years under Mark Dantonio, the Michigan State football program is treading water. It has raised some question whether Dantonio’s job is safe, but according to athletic director Bill Beekman, that’s not even a question. Beekman was..." November 09

  • Michigan State star LB Joe Bachie declared ineligible following positive test for a banned substance

    CBS Sports "Michigan State senior linebacker Joe Bachie has been declared ineligible by the Big Ten after testing positive for a banned substance. The school will appeal the decision, according to 247Sports. "All my career I've done my very best to represent Michigan State..." October 31

  • Penn State starting DT Antonio Shelton suspended for spitting on Michigan State player

    College Football Talk "While it’s true that spit happens sometimes, that same spit can get you into some hot water with both your team and your conference. In the fourth quarter of Penn State’s win over Michigan State, Antonio Shelton was ejected from the contest after expectorating in..." October 30

  • Michigan State's Mark Dantonio set for $4.3 million payment if he stays through Jan. 15

    USA Today "In three seasons from 2013 to '15, Mark Dantonio won 36 of 41 games and two Big Ten championships. He got to major bowl games in three consecutive seasons and earned wins in the Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl. On Feb. 19, 2016, Michigan State announced it had reached agreement with..." October 22

  • Michigan State football tight end Noah Davis latest to enter NCAA transfer portal

    Detroit Free Press "A Michigan State tight end appears set to join the exodus of players that has taken place over the past month.   Tight end Noah Davis submitted his name to the NCAA transfer portal Friday, according to a source. He is the latest member of the..." October 18

  • Michigan State football loses WR Weston Bridges, 4th Spartan to enter transfer portal

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State football lost another player to the NCAA transfer portal. Weston Bridges on Monday confirmed to the Free Press he is leaving the Spartans. The sophomore has not played this season after making the transition from running back to wide receiver in the..." October 16

  • Mark Dantonio Has Allowed Michigan State Football to Die

    The Big Lead "Against all odds, Mark Dantonio took Michigan State football to the College Football Playoff in 2015. He has since allowed the program to regress into irrelevance. Years ago, the Spartans undoubtably caught a magic carpet to ascend to unbelievable heights. That magic carpet frayed and lost its..." October 13

  • That Sweet, Sweet Big Ten Defense Is Back

    The Big Lead "The Big Ten is no longer a collection of dust from three-yard gains. All manner of newfangled offensive schemes have come and gone and the scoreboards have reflected a more uptempo, freewheeling game. And yet, deep down in the soul of everyone from Cedar Rapids to Happy Valley who is of a..." October 03

  • Michigan State OL Jarvis expected to miss 6-7 weeks

    Detroit News "Already scrambling at left tackle, Michigan State got some news this week that only adds to its woes at arguably the most important position along the offensive line. Kevin Jarvis will miss at least 6-7 weeks, head coach Mark Dantonio confirmed on Tuesday, after the junior..." September 17

  • Michigan State long snapper Ryan Armour out for season with leg injury

    Detroit News "A week into the season and Michigan State is already testing its depth chart. While plenty of fans frustrated with the offensive performance in the Week 1 win over Tulsa would like to see a shakeup along the offensive line, the first shuffle is coming on special teams, and it’s..." September 03

  • MSU player's dad lived secret life as drug dealer. Now he cheers for son from prison

    Detroit Free Press "Work hard. Stay away from parties. Do what's right. Don't do what I did. Something good will turn out. You are going to have a great football season, son. I'm so proud of you. Every few weeks, Antonio Simmons calls his son, Antjuan, who is the new starting linebacker..." August 30

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Spartans fans hate the new Michigan State football uniform

    Sportsnaut "Michigan State unveiled a bold new uniform on Monday that appears to be an acquired taste. Here’s a look at the new Michigan State football uniform, which seems to take a page out of the Seattle Seahawks’ lime green Color Rush scheme. Spartans fans aren’t exactly..." August 05

  • Michigan State football shifts 4-star recruit Julian Barnett to WR for now

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State had just two 4-star recruits in its freshman class for this season. Now, both are on the offensive side of the ball. Cornerback Julian Barnett, a 4-star recruit, made his practice debut Thursday wearing a green jersey with the offense. The Belleville product..." August 02