Posted October 16, 2012 on
Michigan State enters Saturday’s battle with Michigan looking for a fifth consecutive victory over their rival. If successful, it would mark the first time in program history in a battle that dates back to 1898 the Spartans pulled off the feat. Tuesday, Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio spoke with members of the media about the game and his team.
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Listen to the audio of Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio from this weeks Big Ten coaches teleconference.
After a humiliating and heartbreaking home loss this past Saturday to Legends Division rival Iowa Hawkeyes, the Michigan State Spartans find themselves with no margin for error for the rest of the season if they want to travel to Pasadena. Michigan State dwells just above the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Legends division cellar, and in order to climb out, they’ll need to play...
The proverb “Pride comes before the fall” comes from the King James Version of the Holy Bible. But for Spartan fans this saying is much more than a proverb, it is the mentality of the football program and has been for five years. Following the 2007 loss to Michigan, Mark Dantonio was asked if he was aware that the Wolverines had a moment of silence at midfield to mock...
Before taking the job as the Michigan State head football coach, Mark Dantonio knew that the criteria for longevity in East Lansing would include contending for Big Ten Championships and beating the Michigan Wolverines.Since becoming the Michigan State football coach in 2007, Dantonio has won a Big Ten Championship, contended for another, and has defeated the in-state rivals four...
The week leading up to the game against one of your rivals is always tense. And if Michigan needed any added motivation to beat the Michigan State Spartans, after losing to them four years in a row, this would certainly do it. Nothing can be as irritating as staring at one of your hated rivals helmets all week in practice.
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The Thrill is Gone.
Michigan State and Michigan's lackluster performances this season have taken the shine off of Saturday's rivalry game between the Spartans and the Wolverines. Because Drew Sharp said so. (The Detroit Free Press)
You're Ankle's Too Short...
Spartan Digest takes this time to recognize a couple of members of the Michigan State football program by handing out our Top Spartan honors for those Spartans we feel played a huge role in the Spartans success on the field.
Michigan State's defense played hard and held Iowa in check for most of the game. However, when the big play was needed it failed to come up with the football. We take one last look at the Spartans defense and hand out our grades.
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The New York Yankees picked the worst time of the year to have their bats go missing.
Mark Dantonio understands the feeling all too well.
As Michigan-Michigan State week kicks off, the Spartans head coach finds himself with an offense that has ranged from mediocre to awful this season. The low point came Saturday, when Michigan State lost 16-13 in double...
We posed five questions prior to Michigan State hosting Iowa and return with disturbing answers.
Jabari Parker plans to visit Michigan State this weekend.
It's a big week for the Michigan Football program. Even in the midst of the Tigers' playoff run, there's still plenty of hype going on around this weekend's matchup in Ann Arbor. Let's take a look at some of the mid-week headlines making the rounds by the more legit media outlets.
First though, a headline from the future via the Detroit Free Press.
Michigan has met Michigan State on the football field more than 100 times since 1898, winning more than two-thirds of the games.
The Spartans, though, have had their way with the Wolverines lately.
''They took it to us four straight years and that's something we're aware of,'' Michigan linebacker Desmond Morgan said.
And if Michigan State can pull off an...