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Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell is headed to the NFL draft after a tireless junior season in which he carried the ball 382 times.
Bell said Thursday he will skip his senior year following a terrific performance as the focal point of the Spartans' offense. He ran for 1,793 yards this season and also caught 32 passes.
''This was the hardest decision of my life,'' Bell said. ''It's difficult to leave my teammates and coaches as well as Spartan Nation, but I couldn't pass on pursuing my dream and the opportunity to change my mom's life.''
The 6-foot-2, 237-pound Bell ran for more than 200 yards three times this season, including a 266-yard effort in the regular-season finale at Minnesota that helped Michigan State become bowl eligible.
''It was his physical durability that was most impressive,'' coach Mark Dantonio said. ''As a 20-year-old, Le'Veon faced an extremely difficult decision. While I ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Who: Michigan State Spartans (6-6) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (7-5)
What: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Where: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
When: Dec. 29th, 10:15 PM ET
Why: Money, exposure, and…. MONEY
If this game was played during week 1 of the season it would arguably be one of the most anticipated meetings of the year. However, as the 2012-2013 season played out, we were given another...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Le'Veon Bell's 2012 season really began last January, when fellow running back Edwin Baker announced he was skipping his senior year to enter the NFL draft.
Suddenly, Bell's carry-splitting arrangement in Michigan State's backfield was a thing of the past. There was no doubt about whom the Spartans...
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl TCU (7-5) vs. Michigan State (6-6) Game Time: 9:15 CST TV: ESPN Sirius Channel: 84 The Spread: TCU -2 The Lowdown: Michigan State enters Saturday night's Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl with a 6-6 record and didn't lock up bowl eligibility until their final game of the season when they beat Minnesota, 26-10. All told, it was a rather disappointing season...
EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo announced Friday afternoon that sophomore guard Brandan Kearney, an All-State selection at Detroit Southeastern High, has decided to leave the program and will transfer to another school.
Brandan Kearney came back from Christmas break and informed me it was in his best interests to pursue other avenues in his basketball...
Michigan State quarterback coach Dave Warner knows the Spartans will see a little different defensive scheme when they face off against TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
The bowl game in Tempe will be a last chance to build any sort of momentum for both Michigan State and TCU into 2013.
The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl...
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Michigan State guard Brandan Kearney has decided to transfer.
Coach Tom Izzo says Kearney came back from Christmas break and told him he was going to try to find a place where he could play a larger role. Kearney says in a statement that he wishes his teammates the best and he's thankful for his opportunity with the Spartans.
The 6-foot-5 Kearney is averaging 2.3 points per...
SpartanDigest.com takes a look at five keys Michigan State will need to have in beating a tough TCU in tonight’s Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl game.
Michigan State defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett had the following to say about TCU and some of his players prior to the Spartans taking the practice field on Thursday.
Well, this is it. Michigan State at home is the absolute perfect test to let us know just how good this Gopher team is this year. A good, but not great, team at home. The kind of game that a Sweet 16 (or better) contender should be able to handle without much of an issue. Not that the game shouldn't be close or anything like that, just that you should always have the...
Butler (Kansas) Community College defensive tackle Stephon Hall just spoke to Michigan State recently, and the Spartans are still keeping a close eye on him.
TCU and Michigan State are 48 hours away from battling in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.