MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS NEWS

Starting Michigan State Defensive Tackle Damon Knox Leaves Team To Pursue Law Enforcement Career

If granted a waiver by the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility, Damon Knox was likely to start at defensive tackle for the Michigan State Spartans this fall. Knox, who dealt with injuries throughout his career, started three games for the Spartans between the 2013 and 2015 seasons, finishing with 15 tackles last season. He would have been one of the most experienced players returning...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Michigan Betting Lines Released For Ohio State, Michigan State

WagerTalk.com released betting lines for notable college football games this upcoming year. Ohio State is a -6.5 favorite at home against Michigan (WT notes that Michigan has not been favored over Ohio State since 2011 and not covered a game vs. Michigan State since 2006.) Michigan is a -2 favorite at Michigan State (WT says that Michigan State are underdogs (+2 vs. Michigan) at...
Via Diehardsport
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green Gives High Praise For Oakland’s Kay Felder, Says He’ll “Destroy” Every PG At NBA Combine

Kay Felder is the shortest player at the 2016 NBA Combine, but the 5-foot-8 point guard has the support of one of the league’s best players.  Former Michigan State star Draymond Green, who was also believed to be undersized heading into the draft, thinks the former Oakland (Mich.) guard is the best point guard at the combine.  Green and Felder are both from Michigan.  Will...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Baseball: Spartans complete Comerica Park sweep

Michigan State baseball, perhaps more than any other athletic team on campus, travels to various places across the country to play baseball, such as Greenville, South Carolina or Corpus Christi, Texas. These cities on the southern barnstorming tour vary from year to year. One of the constant fixtures on Michigan State’s baseball schedule recently has been a game or two in Comerica...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State: MSU’s best coach, Tom Izzo vs. Grady Peninger

Over the next few weeks, we are going to have a tournament to decide the greatest Michigan State coach in the university’s illustrious athletic history. We seeded the coaches that will be involved in this, but the readers will be the ones casting their votes to decide who moves on. There are a couple of things to keep in mind as we wrap up the first round.  The first thing is...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Arjen Colquhoun gets northern call.

Michigan State’s impressive number of alumni playing in the CFL may have just gotten a boost on May 10th. The Spartans’ own Arjen Colquhoun was drafted by the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos in the second round of the CFL draft, 17th overall. The Edmonton Eskimos, who recently won the 104th Grey Cup made Colquhoun the third defensive back drafted in the first two...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State: MSU’s best coach, Ron Mason vs. Gene Kenney

Over the next few weeks, we are going to have a tournament to decide the greatest Michigan State coach in the university’s illustrious athletic history. We seeded the coaches that will be involved in this, but the readers will be the ones casting their votes to decide who moves on. There are a couple of things to keep in mind as we continue going through the first round.  The...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Deyonta Davis NBA Draft Profile

Just hours after the Spartans heard that Josh Jackson was going to commit to the University of Kansas, they learned that Deyonta Davis was going declare for the NBA Draft. When Davis left MSU, he averaged 7.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds in the 18.6 minutes he played. He shot just under 60 percent from the field and was a 61 percent free throw shooter. Davis showed signs of promise...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Denzel Valentine Shows Off Impressive Trophy Collection

As a senior, Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine won a slew of awards, including the Big Ten Player of the Year and Associated Press Player of the Year. He also helped the Spartans to a Big Ten Tournament title. Valentine is currently preparing to play in the NBA next year, but this afternoon he posted a photo on Instagram showing off his full trophy collection.  Trophies
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine is a lottery ticket worth cashing for the Pelicans

Alvin Gentry said he was looking for a playmaker on the wing who can shoot... Almost everyone had Denzel Valentine in their top 10, but he is much lower in national mock drafts. Why are you so high on Valentine? Isaac Constans: Ahhhh, now for the tough question. I don't want to give away a future article, but let's just say it boils down to fit, draft position, and desired roles...
Via The Bird Writes
20 days ago

Michigan State: MSU’s best coach, Jud Heathcote vs. Charlie Bachman

Over the next few weeks, we are going to have a tournament to decide the greatest Michigan State coach in the university’s illustrious athletic history. We seeded the coaches that will be involved in this, but the readers will be the ones casting their votes to decide who moves on. There are a couple of things to keep in mind as we continue going through the first round.  The...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Network releases 2016 primetime schedule

The Big Ten Network is ready for the start of the 2016 college football season. On Monday, the network released the full primetime schedule for the upcoming season. As you would expect, schools like Michigan State, Iowa and Penn State will be featured on more than one occasion. News: @BigTenNetwork 2016 Saturday primetime schedule is announced: https://t.co/z2Rg81Ka8H pic.twitter...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Network Announces Full Primetime Schedule For 2016 Season

Less than two weeks ago, the Big Ten Network announced a portion of its 2016 primetime college football schedule. Today, the network unveiled its primetime slate in its entirety. Michigan State, Penn State, Iowa, Nebraska and Northwestern each make multiple appearances. Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota and Rutgers appear once.  News: @BigTenNetwork 2016 Saturday primetime...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Grad Decorates Graduation Cap With Parking Tickets

Anyone who’s ever brought their car to school knows that it’s nearly impossible to get by without getting at least a few parking tickets per semester. At Michigan State, it’s no different. One graduating senior came up with a clever use for those annoying pieces of paper on her final day on campus. According to Mashable, an MSU senior named Kaila Davidson got 10 tickets during...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Draymond Green emerging as one of NBA’s best players

Going into the NBA Draft, not many people knew what to think of Michigan State basketball star Draymond Green. Many viewed him as too slow to play small forward and too small to play power forward. But during his time with Golden State, Green has emerged as one of the better players in basketball. Over his first four seasons in the league, Green’s numbers have improved each year...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State: MSU’s best coach, Biggie Munn vs. Amo Bessone

Over the next few weeks, we are going to have a tournament to decide the greatest Michigan State coach in the university’s illustrious athletic history. We seeded the coaches that will be involved in this, but the readers will be the ones casting their votes to decide who moves on. There are a couple of things to keep in mind as we continue going through the first round.  The...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-Star TE Matt Dotson Has Three Schools Sticking Out

Matt Dotson, the No. 9 TE in the country, told Scout.com’s Josh Newkirk that Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State are the school sticking out. Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller 2017 TE Matt Dotson says his top three is #Michigan, Michigan State & Penn State. @Mattdotson21 @SamWebb77 — Josh Newkirk (@JoshNewkirk7) May 7, 2016 Dotson, a Cincinnati (OH) native, is ranked No....
Via Diehardsport
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Michigan State Star Denzel Valentine Walk At Graduation

Denzel Valentine put together an unbelievable senior season at Michigan State. The do-it-all star averaged 19.2 points, 7.8 assists, and 7.5 rebounds per game this year, leading the Spartans to a Big Ten Tournament title. Today, Valentine graduates from MSU, along with fellow Spartans Matt Costello, Bryn Forbes, and Colby Wollenman. Here is Valentine walking during this morning...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Cook’s father is a loose cannon, may have hurt son’s draft stock

In today’s bizarre news, we get to introduce the blogosphere to the father of former Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook. During the 2016 NFL Draft last weekend, Cook was a projected Day 2 pick. However, he mysteriously fell down draft boards and was not selected until the fourth round on Day 3 as the sixth quarterback selected. Outside of some concerns about Cook not...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Did father's offensive Twitter account affect Connor Cook's draft stock?

It was widely believed that former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook had some concerning personal issues to deal with as he entered the 2016 NFL Draft, but it now appears NFL personnel may have been concerned about his father as well.  Cook’s behavior after the Big Ten title game was widely documented, after he aggressively snatched the MVP trophy out of Hall of Famer Archie...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Did father's offensive Twitter account affect Connor Cook's draft stock?

It was widely believed that former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook had some concerning personal issues to deal with as he entered the 2016 NFL Draft, but it now appears NFL personnel may have been concerned about his father as well.  Cook’s behavior after the Big Ten title game was widely documented, after he aggressively snatched the MVP trophy out of Hall of Famer Archie...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: What to expect from the recruiting class

Michigan State basketball is currently putting the finishing touches on the 2016 recruiting class. The Spartans currently have four freshmen and a graduate transfer committed to play next season. Miles Bridges, Joshua Langford, Nick Ward, Cassius Winston, and Ben Carter should all have a role on the team next season, but each player will contribute in different ways. Bridges is the...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State: MSU’s best coach, Mark Dantonio vs. Rick Comley

Over the next few weeks, we are going to have a tournament to decide the greatest Michigan State coach in the university’s illustrious athletic history. We seeded the coaches that will be involved in this, but the readers will be the ones casting their votes to decide who moves on. There are a couple of things to keep in mind as we continue going through the first round.  The...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Spartans star arrested outside strip club on drug, weapon charges

DEARBORN, Mich. — Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling was charged Wednesday with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes after being found in possession of guns and marijuana in suburban Detroit, according to authorities.The Wayne County prosecutor's office says the 24-year-old was arrested Sunday evening outside a Dearborn strip club. Club security called...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Michigan State player Appling faces weapons charges

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes after being found in possession of guns and marijuana in suburban Detroit. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says the 24-year-old was arrested Sunday outside a Dearborn strip club. Club security called police after seeing...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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