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Despite the strong showing by Michigan State’s defense, Mark Dantonio found several positives in how his offense performed during the team’s first jersey scrimmage of the preseason.

2012 Big Ten Conference Previews: Michigan State Spartans

Head Coach: Mark Dantonio Mark Dantonio is going into his 6th year as head coach. He has had the Spartans on the brink of going to a BCS bowl game the past two seasons. In his first season, Dantonio brought the rebuilding team to a bowl. He has since brought the Spartans to a bowl five times, never missing out on postseason play since he became head coach. Last year, the Spartans...

Michigan State Football: Rising talent at linebacker position

The Michigan State football team is known across the Big Ten Conference and even nationwide for its fast, swarming, and hard-nosed defense. Players like William Gholston, Max Bullough, and Johnny Adams are popular names known to all college football fans. Teams are aware of Denicos Allen’s playmaking ability and of Isaiah Lewis’ nose for the ball. Many people, however, may not...

Michigan State Scoreboard Almost Finished

Michigan State has spent the last six-weeks or so upgrading their scoreboard. Here are some photos of the almost finished project. Michigan State scoreboard construction Michigan State scoreboard construction Michigan State scoreboard construction Michigan State scoreboard construction Michigan State scoreboard construction Michigan State scoreboard construction According to Michigan...

The Breakdown: Talented trio of linebackers lead MSU defense

(Editor's Note: This is the sixth installment of positional previews. Previous: The Breakdown: Quarterbacks; The Breakdown: Running Backs; The Breakdown: Wide Receivers; The Breakdown: Offensive Line; The Breakdown: Defensive Line) Big Man on Campus: Denicos AllenDenicos Allen and Max Bullough celebrate a sack against Central Michigan. (AP Photo) Thsi spot easily could go...

Maxwell Knows Spartans Have Talent

Sunday’s first jersey scrimmage found Michigan State flexing its defensive strength against a young but talented offense. For first year quarterback Andrew Maxwell, early mistakes will lead to growth as the Spartans get ready for their season opener against Boise State.

Michigan, Nebraska, Michigan State Favored to Take Big Ten Leaders Division

While the race for the Big Ten Leaders Division title seems very one-sided, with Wisconsin being heavily favored, the competition will be much stiffer to win the Legends Division. Michigan, Nebraska and Michigan State are all expected to be neck-and-neck to represent the other half of the Big Ten in the championship game, and even Iowa will be a factor in the picture this season...

Defense Claims First Jersey Scrimmage

Weather forced Michigan State to move their first jersey scrimmage to Sunday and it was no surprise the defense flexed its muscles.

2012 Pre-Season Preview: #12 Michigan State Spartans

2011 Record: 11-3 (7-1 in Big Ten) Head Coach: Mark Dantonio (44-22 at MSU, 62-39 All-Time) Four Year Win Trend:  9.25 wins and 4 losses overall; 6 wins and 2 losses in conference Last Bowl Game: 2011 season Outback Bowl: beat Georgia 33-30 in 3OT 2011 Preview 2011 Exit Survey   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link Out of Conference: 9/8 at CMU, 9/22 vs EMU Revenge...
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