Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio has a hankering for trick plays. And most of them work out well for the Spartans, but he failed miserably on his play call during the teams’ annual Green & White end-of-spring scrimmage Saturday.
During the first quarter, Sparty, the MSU mascot lined up in the backfield and took a handoff from redshirt freshman quarterback Connor Cook. And then he failed miserably. Despite Dantonio’s simple direction to “don’t leave it on the ground,” Sparty did just that. He was met immediately by junior defensive end William Gholston and wet the bed.
It’s safe to say that Sparty won’t be getting any game action come the fall.
Saturday provided Arthur Ray Jr. another chance to wear a Michigan State uniform as his journey continues in his goal to reach the level many projected the Illinois native to achieve. Following the Green-White game, Mark Dantonio spoke about Ray’s future on the field.
EAST LANSING, Mich. Defense, defense, defense.
If there was one thing that could be extrapolated from the Spartans annual spring game, it was that this is still a defense-heavy team.
The 14-2 final in favor of the White team looked more like a lopsided baseball score than a football tally, but offense was not so easy to come by on Saturday.
The game was stuck at 2-0, in favor...
The Michigan State football team held their annual youth football clinic before the spring game at the Duffy Daugherty practice facility Saturday morning.
Sophomore linebacker Taiwan Jones teaches how to form-tackle
Spartan coaches and players put together stations both outdoors and indoors where they taught young aspiring football players the fundamentals of the game. A short video...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It didn't take long for Packers' second-round pick Jerel Worthy to embrace his new life as a Cheesehead.Less than 24 hours after being drafted by Green Bay, the 308-pound defensive lineman out of Michigan State was already wearing the signature hat of Packers fans.Worthy spent three seasons in the Big Ten making life stressful on college football fans in...
East Lansing, Mich. — Even though the calendars says the date is April 28th, there definitely was a fall feeling in the air, as the Michigan State Spartans held their annual Green-White game in which the white team won 14-2.
While the game had a fall feeling to it, the play was far from what is expected of the Spartans come the beginning of the season.
Most of that was due to injury...
Saturday was the day Michigan State fans knew former standout quarterback Kirk Cousins would hear his name called by an NFL team during the final day of the 2012 draft. Cousins was not the only Spartan to get the call or sign with a team following the final pick of the day.
Michigan State’s spring game yesterday became a Burger King commercial as MSU's mascot, Sparty, got in on the action.
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The first of two video clips of Michigan State coaches Brad Salem and Terrence Samuel following the annual Green-White game.
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