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Remembering 9/11 as a Michigan State student

It was a Tuesday morning early in the fall semester of my sophomore year at Michigan State, and in a move uncharacteristic for me, I got up early to go to the Akers ‘caf’ to get some breakfast before my first class of the day. I grabbed a breakfast sandwich, some coffee, a glass of orange juice, and that morning’s edition of The State News and sat down in view of one of the...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: 2014 not lost for the Spartans

When a program comes into a season with as high of expectations as the Michigan State Spartan football team had, any bumps in the road can throw off the morale of the team, the program and the fan base. It didn’t take long for the Spartans to face their first bump in the road, as they traveled to Oregon last Saturday and were defeated 46-27 despite leading 24-18 at halftime. The...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

As the Oregon Ducks Flew North, Big Ten Teams Go South in the new AP Poll

Voters took notice of Saturday’s action in College Football and adjusted their voting on the Big Ten Conference. After just two weeks, only one team remains in the Top 15, two in the Top 20 with a third team now hanging on for dear life in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. As Michigan State head Mark Dantonio shook the hand of Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich; he was also shaking...
Via 110 Nation Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Big Ten ever be an 'elite' football conference again?

There used to be a time when a smash-mouth style of football was the only way to play the game. The outcome of a game was usually determined by what happened at the line of scrimmage, “the battle in the trenches” it used to be called. Good college football teams could run the ball down the defense’s throat. Elite programs could run it down the throat of any opponent. Speed...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State football unveils North End Zone Project

The Michigan State football program revealed its $24 million North End Zone Project at Spartan Stadium on Monday to both the project’s donors and the media. The project, which took over a year to complete, includes two new locker rooms, a training room, a media center and a recruiting lounge. “We are a great university and we should never apologize for that,” MSU Athletic Director...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State’s Dantonio: “We’d have been National Champions”

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio believes the same as many of Spartan Nation do. He believes that had the NCAA implemented a playoff system prior to the 2013 season, that Michigan State would have come out on top as the National Champions. Here is what he had to say at the Big Ten Media Days session on Tuesday: “Do I ever think about that? Yeah, I’ve thought about...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Reigning Conference & Rose Bowl Champs may be feeling disrepescted (Video)

While many of the Big 10 members spoke favorably of their Conference’s chances of placing one of their own in the inaugural College Football Playoffs, it is the reigning Big 10 and Rose Bowl Champion Michigan State Spartans may be feeling a little disrespected headed into the 2014 season.  The Spartans are not favored to repeat as the Ohio State Buckeyes were chosen to take...
Via NCAA Football Zone
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Dantonio Thinks Michigan State Would Have Won Last Year’s National Championship If There Was A Playoff

For Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, the College Football Playoff is coming one year too late. According to the head coach of the Spartans, Michigan State would have won last year’s national championship if there was a playoff system in place, according to the Detroit News. While the Spartans did not get the chance to play for the national title, the team did win the 2013...
Via College Spun
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: The Malik McDowell recruiting saga

If you were to ask anyone who is involved with high school football recruiting if they have ever heard a story as bizarre as Malik McDowell’s, the response would be a universal and resounding no. The reason? His mom played as big a role in his recruiting as he did. Malik McDowell chose to attend Michigan State despite his mother’s opinion of the schoolMcDowell, a five-star defensive...
July 21, 2014  |  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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