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Dantonio still not concerned about MSU's closer-than-expected wins

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio had to answer questions about a closer-than-expected win for the second week in a row, and for the second week in a row, he did not express much concern. This time it was in the aftermath of the second-ranked Spartans' 24-21 win over Purdue. "The bottom line is, do you win or do you lose?" Dantonio told reporeters in East Lansing on Saturday...
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Michigan State loses another starter on defense

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio told reporters on his Sunday teleconference the Spartans will be without yet another starting defensive player for most of the rest of the season after safety R.J. Williamson had surgery to repair a torn bicep. He is the third Spartan defensive starter to go down this season, following cornerback Vayante Copeland (neck) and linebacker...
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Multiple injuries have Spartans shifting offensive line

By the end of Michigan State's 24-21 win over Purdue was over last Saturday, the Spartans were without their top three offensive tackles. Head coach Mark Dantonio told reporters after the game, Dennis Finley, will not return this season after suffering multiple leg fractures against the Boilermakers. "That's another thing I guess you have to add when you talk about the football...
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Michigan State Football: Boilermakers play Spartans tough

Michigan State takes on Purdue on Saturday for homecoming and once again, Purdue is not very good. The Boilermakers come in at 1-3, with their lone win coming against FCS opponent Indiana State. Their losses include Marshall, Virginia Tech and Bowling Green, all by double digits. Purdue’s last winning regular season came all the way back in 2007, which also happened to be Mark...
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Michigan State Football: Purdue predictions

Every week, the isportsMSU writers will offer their predictions on how the Michigan State football team will perform during their game. This week, we offer up our best guesses on how the Spartans will open conference play as the Purdue Boilermakers come to town. But before we do that, we take a look back at who had the closest prediction from last week’s game against Central Michigan...
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Michigan State Football: It was a hard climb up, always a potential quick fall down

“It’s a hard climb up and a quick drop down,” said Mark Dantonio in his press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Dantonio’s second ranked Michigan State Spartans (3-0) have their first test as a top-two team in nearly fifty years when they host their last non-conference game of the regular season this week against Central Michigan (1-2). The Spartans are ranked second in the...
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Dantonio announces MSU DE Sweat is suspended

Montez Sweat, a redshirt freshman defensive end at Michigan State, has been suspended, Spartans’ coach Mark Dantonio announced today.  Sweat, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound defensive lineman, was a three-star recruit in the 2014 class. He recorded four tackles in MSU’s season opener against Jacksonville State.  Dantonio said the suspension is “not long term” and he did not provide...
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Michigan State Football: Spartans #2 in latest AP Poll

The Michigan State football team has had an awfully good start to the 2015 campaign, and are now just one win away from the first clean slate in September of the Dantonio era. It began with a week one win on the road over a formidable Western Michigan side in Kalamazoo Mich, which took place as a part of a “celebrate the state” initiative set up by Mark Hollis back in 2009....
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Michigan State Releases 30-Second Teaser For Air Force Game

Michigan State scored a huge victory over Oregon this past Saturday, avenging a loss to the Ducks suffered during the 2014 campaign. This week, they’ll need to avoid a letdown against Air Force at Spartan Stadium. Friday, head coach Mark Dantonio tweeted out a 30-second teaser to prepare fans for the upcoming contest. It features highlights from the game against the Ducks. Check...
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Le’Veon Bell Calls Mark Dantonio “The Best Coach In The Nation”

Michigan State, after its huge win over Oregon this past Saturday, is now a major player in the College Football Playoff discussion. Apparently, that has Spartans alums pretty excited. This past Saturday, former star running back Le’Veon Bell was on-hand for the pivotal contest, and after Michigan State’s win, he made quite a declaration on Instagram. Bell posted a photo of himself...
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