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Spartans facing mystery man at QB Saturday

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Mark Dantonio thought he had endured just about everything in his first 99 games as Michigan State's coach. He recovered from a heart attack in 2010; lost the inaugural Big Ten championship game to Wisconsin in 2011; dealt with a string of narrow losses in 2012; and celebrated all those blowout wins in 2013 that ended with the Spartans' first Rose...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Affleck addressed Michigan State's football team

Academy Award-winning actor Ben Affleck may be more known as a baseball fan, but he’s apparently got some love for those who throw the pigskin around too. Thursday, Michigan State tweeted out a photo of the Gone Girl star speaking to the Spartans’ football team ahead of their clash with Indiana this Saturday. Mark Dantonio seems to be enjoying what he’s hearing. Ben Affleck...
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Michigan State Football: Tyriq Thompson is “going to work”

Tyriq Thompson might not know exactly when he’ll move to campus or who his roommate is going to be, but he does know one thing. “I’m going to get in the weight room with Coach Mannie as soon as possible,” Thompson said. “And I’m going to work.” Michigan State University announced Monday that Thompson has signed a valid Big Ten tender, will graduate from high school...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Tyriq Thompson officially signs with Spartans

Although signing day for high school football recruits in the class of 2015 isn’t until February, head coach Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans were able to get their first official member of the class yesterday. Detroit Martin Luther King High School linebacker Tyriq Thompson (6’1, 220) officially signed a Big Ten tender with the Spartans yesterday, meaning he will...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio Made An Awesome Reference To The Movie ‘Frozen’ During His Press Conference

Michigan State ran a fake punt during their contest against Purdue Saturday. It did not go well. Facing a fourth-and-6 at their own 29-yard line up 38-24 over the Boilermakers with 7:31 remaining in the game, the Spartans attempted the fake. It failed.  During today’s press conference with reporters, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said what the name of the play is called...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Freep Column: Michigan State must eliminate fourth quarter collapses

In this week’s isportsweb Freep Column I take a look at Michigan State’s recent struggles late in games and how it will affect the team going forward. Michigan State hopes to finish this season with a second consecutive B1G Championship and an invitation to the inaugural College Football Playoff; both of which are achievable goals if the Spartans win out. MSU has the talent to...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Staff picks: Michigan State Football vs Purdue

The Spartans head to West Lafayete to take on Purdue this week following a tumultuous victory over Nebraska in their B1G opener. Our entire staff correctly picked MSU to win last week, but we all predicted a much higher scoring contest. The game tomorrow kicks off at 3:30 EST and can be seen on ABC in the Midwest and ESPN2 everywhere else. Max Lapthorne 2014 prediction record: 5...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dantonio, Pelini don’t see eye-to-eye on clapping issue

Call it “Clapgate” or “The Great Clapping Debate of 2014″ or whatever name you want, but it’s pretty clear that Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini don’t see eye-to-eye on what went down last Saturday night in East Lansing, Mich. What we initially saw were multiple snapping issues between quarterback Tommy Armstrong, Jr. and senior...
Via Talking 10
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dantonio Wants Playoff Restricted to Conference Champs (Because the Big Ten Sucks)

ESPN - Michigan State's path to a spot in the initial College Football Playoff will need to go through the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis, and that's the way coach Mark Dantonio thinks it should be.Dantonio said he doesn't think teams should be able to duck top competition in a conference championship setting and qualify for one of the four playoff spots....
Via Double Coverage Football
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio’s “Michiganian Of The Year” Plaque

Mark Dantonio has had it pretty good over the last 12 months. The Michigan State coach led the Spartans to an 11-1 regular season, a Big Ten championship game victory against Ohio State, and a Rose Bowl win against Stanford.  Recently, Dantonio was named a “Michiganian of the Year” by the Detroit News. Here’s a photo of the plaque he received:
Via College Spun
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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