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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Getting to the top is one thing. Staying there is something entirely different and more challenging. That's what the Michigan State football team is experiencing right now: a case of greatness growing pains.The Spartans are coming off back-to-back 11-victory seasons and were ranked No. 13 in the preseason Associated Press poll. But they dropped out of that poll this week, after barely surviving an Indiana team that has lost 10 consecutive Big Ten games.Strange things have happened on the Spartans' way to their dream game in Pasadena, Calif.: Notre Dame slammed the door in their faces; Ohio State also beat them at home; and they had to rally to beat both Eastern Michigan and the Hoosiers.The defense has turned out to be good but not great. The running game, even with LeVeon Bell, has been turned away in the two losses and to some extent in other games. The passing game was AWOL to start but is showing signs of coming together.As a whole, the Spartans ...
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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Getting to the top is one thing. Staying there is something entirely different and more challenging.
That's what the Michigan State football team is experiencing right now: a case of greatness growing pains.
The Spartans are coming off back-to-back 11-victory seasons and were ranked No. 13 in the preseason Associated Press poll. But they dropped out...
In Tuesday’s press conference, Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio confirmed that tight end Dion Sims, the Spartans leading receiver, will not play this week against Iowa.Sims suffered an injury to his left ankle early in Saturday’s 31-27 comeback victory against Indiana and spent all of the second half in street clothes and a protective boot.The junior tight end...
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio took questions during Tuesday's weekly Big Ten Coaches Teleconference. Listen to what the Spartans head coach had to say about Iowa and more.
Michigan State found itself down 17-0 at Indiana in the first quarter of Saturday’s B1G matchup. A place no team wanted to be or has been since 2009, which was the first time in a long time that Indiana led a B1G opponent at halftime. The Spartans have had two previous 17 point comebacks under Mark Dantonio and the players knew what had to be done. With...
Michigan State found its quarterback for the class of 2013 from Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep, and now it added an explosive athlete from the same school.
Standout Delton Williams committed to Michigan State on Tuesday over West Virginia, joining Damion Terry as future Spartans.
A video of Williams' commitment can be seen here, courtesy of The Erie Times-News.
He is coming off a...
Post game video of Michigan State freshman safety R.J. Williamson.
Michigan State women's head coach Suzy Merchant officially opened up the Spartans basketball season with his media day press conference. Here is the transcript as Merchant talks about her teams hard schedule and more.
An interesting day of Big Ten football last Saturday left more unanswered questions.
Heading into last week, it looked as if Purdue and Michigan State would be the favorites to head into the Big Ten Championship game in December. After a close call at IU for the Spartans, and Purdue getting destroyed by the Wolverines on its home turf, the conference still looks very much like a...
It may have taken a little longer than some wanted, but in the end Delton Williams gave his verbal pledge to Michigan State.
Michigan State added to its recruiting class Tuesday when Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pa.) athlete Delton Williams chose the Spartans.
Tuesday’s decision by Delton Williams to pledge to Michigan State didn’t happen overnight. SpartanDigest.com spoke with Williams about his pledge and the process leading up to becoming a Spartan.
Iowa heads to East Lansing as the early leader of the Legends Division with a win over Minnesota. Now the Hawkeyes face a Michigan State team still looking for an identity. We have five questions prior to the Spartans and Hawkeyes squaring off on Saturday.