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Stars don’t matter once Michigan State recruits hit campus

Most of the time, you will college position coaches boasting about how well they recruited for their position for the upcoming season. Michigan State assistant defensive line coach Ron Burton is exactly the same way, unless it’s July and the new recruits are just getting to campus. According to College Football Talk, Burton doesn’t believe in what “star” rating they had before...
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MSU's Shelton among nation's most versatile players

R.J. Shelton has been identified as one of the players who could be the most dangerous in the most situations in college football this fall.  Shelton, a junior receiver at Michigan State, is one of seven players from the Big Ten included on the initial watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, which goes annually to the player who displays the most versatility, a la the Notre Dame...
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Report: Michigan State defensive back recruit yet to enroll

  Not every member of Michigan State's 2015 recruiting class has made it to East Lansing yet.  MLive.com reported Sunday night Kaleel Gaines, a three-star safety from Frostproof, Fla., still has to finish some academic work before he can officially become a Spartan.  "I started the (online biology) class on Saturday, and I'm planning to be finished in a week-and-a-half,'' Gaines...
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Handful of youngsters could contribute early for Michigan State

While Michigan State fans have focused a lot of attention on the runaway freight train that is coach Mark Dantonio's 2016 recruiting class, there is a whole season yet to play before any of those highly rated recruits will be suiting up in East Lansing.  Dantonio's class of 2015 was also a top 20 effort nationally, and it could help the Spartans this fall in their quest to get back...
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Michigan State Football Recruiting: How the 2017 class could shape up

Michigan State has almost filled up their 2016 recruiting class, and it is looking impressive. The Spartans have been able to get an early start on the 2017 class, already picking up a committment from four star wide receiver Hunter Rison, the son of Michigan State legend Andre Rison. MSU is already in on a couple of big names. In this piece, I will go over a few names you should...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football All-Dantonio team: Javon Ringer and Jeremy Langford

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mark Dantonio begins his 9th season at the helm of Michigan State’s football program this fall. In the coming weeks, the isportsMSU team will be putting together the “All-Dantonio Team” which will consist of the top players in the Mark Dantonio era, listed in a depth chart format. The criteria for selecting the players is their performance as a player at...
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Michigan State Basketball: Spartans make impact in NBA Summer League

These next couple of weeks will impact the immediate NBA futures of borderline NBA-talent, recent late draft picks, and undrafted rookie free agents. The NBA Summer League kicked off during the course of the holiday weekend. There are three different leagues that will take place over the remaining 23 days, with the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League beginning the action...
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Michigan State Basketball: NBA Summer League Stats

Over the course of the next few weeks, you can come right here to check out how former Michigan State basketball players Branden Dawson, Travis Trice, Keith Appling and Gary Harris are performing in the NBA Summer Leagues, as well as their schedules. According to MLive.com, other possible participants include Adreian Payne and Kalin Lucas. Payne, and maybe Lucas, along with any other...
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This Michigan State Hype Video Will Get Fans Jacked For 2015-2016

The Michigan State Spartans, led by head coach Mark Dantonio, are now one of the premier college football programs in the country. But can they take the next step and compete for a national championship? In 2015, MSU returns a number of starters, including quarterback Connor Cook, and plans on giving Ohio State a run for its money in the BIg Ten. This week, a YouTube account named...
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RB Delton Williams to return to MSU football, off scholarship

Suspended Michigan State Spartans running back Delton Williams is expected to return to the team as early as this month, but will not be on scholarship. Mike Griffith of MLive.com reported the development. Williams was suspended from the team back in March following his arrest for brandishing a weapon during a traffic incident with another motorist, and MLive reported last month...
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Report: Suspended Michigan State RB Delton Williams Expected To Rejoin Spartans

Delton Williams is expected to soon be back with the Michigan State football program, according to a report by MLive.com.  Williams, a junior, was suspended indefinitely in mid-March after getting arrested on a misdemeanor charge.    @williams_delton  He rushed for 316 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore in 2014.  From MLive.com’s report:  Williams could face a multi...
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Michigan State Basketball: What Nairn’s evolution means to title hopes

Last season, the Michigan State basketball team made their late season push behind a move meant to free Travis Trice by moving him off the ball. With only one other player capable of playing as a full-time point guard, Spartan coach Tom Izzo inserted true freshman point guard Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn into the starting lineup. That move paid off in the long run for the Spartans...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spartans have big hopes for McDowell on defensive line

After getting his feet wet as a true freshman last fall, Malik McDowell could be ready for big things at Michigan State in 2015.  Just ask his position coach.  "It's now time for him to go out and dominate, and we're super excited about the opportunity he'll have this fall,'' MSU defensive line coach Ron Burton told MLive.com. "We expect him to dominate.'' Those are big words for...
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Spring game atmosphere helped convince Ohio TE to commit to Michigan State

Still unconvinced spring game attendance matters in recruiting? Think again.  Tight end Noah Davis told MLive.com the atmosphere at Spartan Stadium in April was a factor in his decision to play for Michigan State next year.  "I think it plays a pretty big role because you always want people backing you up, and the biggest part of that is the fans,'' said Davis, a three-star prospect...
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Michigan State basketball recruiting: meet Josh Langford

Ryan Squanda is a former isportsweb writer who now writes for the State News. Read more from him here. When Madison Academy (Ala.) head basketball coach Andy Blackston saw a then-7th grade Joshua Langford come to his school for the first time and pick up a basketball, that’s when he knew. For Tellus Langford, it was when he saw his son win the Alabama 3A player of the year as an...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football All-Dantonio team: Trenton Robinson and Kurtis Drummond

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mark Dantonio begins his 9th season at the helm of Michigan State’s football program this fall. In the coming weeks, the isportsMSU team will be putting together the “All-Dantonio Team” which will consist of the top players in the Mark Dantonio era, listed in a depth chart format. The criteria for selecting the players is their performance as a player at...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Izzo’s journey to greatness

The year is 1995, Tom Izzo becomes the 16th coach in Michigan State basketball history. He is now the longest tenured coach in the Big Ten and has the most wins as a Michigan State basketball coach. But, what is it that has allowed for Izzo to have so much success in East Lansing? If you haven’t seen the interview I had with Mateen Cleaves (Catching up with Mateen), Cleaves talked...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football All-Dantonio Team: Trevon Pendleton

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mark Dantonio begins his 9th season at the helm of Michigan State’s football program this fall. In the coming weeks, the isportsMSU team will be putting together the “All-Dantonio Team” which will consist of the top players in the Mark Dantonio era, listed in a depth chart format. The criteria for selecting the players is their performance as a player at...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Who starts at running back

Over the past few weeks, Matt Hoeppner and I, along with some help from Ryan McCumber, have whet your Michigan State football appetite by offering up a few players to keep an eye on when the season finally get here. We have already taken a look at a few potential impact freshmen, as well as a breakthrough candidate on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Today,...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spartans lead Big Ten in experience heading into season

Based on Phil Steele's formula, no team in the Big Ten this season brings back as much experience as Michigan State.  MLive.com notes Michigan State comes in 27th nationally, edging No. 30 Ohio State. Michigan ranks No. 37 nationally and third in the Big Ten in Steele's formula that takes into account several factors, including not only members of the depth chart from last season...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State among nation's best bets almost every week

How good will Michigan State be this fall?  Only time will tell, but the Spartans have the attention of oddsmakers in Las Vegas.  Per RJ Bell at Pregame.com, Michigan State is one of seven teams who are underdogs only once this fall.  Ohio State is favored by 12.5, although Bell notes that line has moved after the Buckeyes opened as 14-point favorites.  Oregon is also in the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans: Izzo vs Dantonio

Matt Hoeppner and Tony Garcia are MSU writers for the Michigan-based sports website isportsweb.com. Their opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. Read isportsweb’s column every Monday and follow Matt on Twitter @matthoeppner and Tony @realtonygarcia. Historically speaking, the Michigan State Spartans have been considered a basketball...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: MSU Put Together A Video Recap Of Branden Dawson’s Emotional NBA Draft Night

Michigan State fans had to wait a while before one of their Spartans went off the board during Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Branden Dawson was the lone Spartan selected, and a video team from MSU was with his draft party to document the experience. Dawson is in good spirits throughout, but when he is finally selected with the 56th pick by the New Orleans Pelicans, the Final Four...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Maryland OT gives Rutgers fourth verbal in a week

Rutgers has not quite enjoyed the recent recruiting explosion being seen at Big Ten East foes Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State this month, but the third week in June was a productive one on the recruiting trail for coach Kyle Flood.  Elijah Johnson, a three-star offensive tackle from Dematha Catholic in Maryland, committed Thursday, becoming the fourth new Scarlet Knight...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

IAKOW Mailbag 6/26/15: OL, Michigan State basketball series and McElwain discipline

Welcome to our first edition of the IAKOW Mailbag! This is the perfect opportunity for our readers to directly ask about whatever they want. We’ll try to do them once or twice a month; email me questions at any time to … Continue reading →
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