Enoch Smith leaves Michigan State Spartans

Enoch Smith Jr. would have been a redshirt sophomore this year after making three appearances in 2015. With a new season looming, the Michigan State Spartans are losing defensive tackle Enoch Smith Jr. Smith announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the program. Thank u #SpartanNation so much. I will forever appreciate the love. MSU will always hold a special place...
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6 hours ago

The Only Podcast: Michigan State depth chart breakdown, season predictions and more

It's our season preview special bonanza! We've got a loaded episode, and the RSS/auto-downloads should be fixed this time. Topics include: - MSU's "Those Who Stay" recruiting graphic... was it a good shot or arrogance? - Ohio State has 7 captains. What if MSU did that last year? - The latest with Ed Davis - Depth chart breakdown - Offense... what will it look like? - Defense...
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6 hours ago

Michigan State Football: 5 players to watch vs. Furman

With the first Michigan State Football game of the season approaching, here are five players we should be watching for. The wait is almost over. It’s officially game week, as the reigning Big Ten champs, the Michigan State Spartans, are set to kick off their 2016 season against Furman on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. Michigan State […] Michigan State Football: 5 players to watch vs...
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10 hours ago

Red Cedar Report Podcast: Michigan State-Furman preview

On today’s isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributors Tyler Hayward and Ryan McCumber preview Friday’s upcoming contest and Furman. They also break down the depth chart and talk about the surprises on it while previewing the rest of the season. Can Michigan State overcome it’s offensive overhaul to go “back-to-back.” To hear the entire podcast, you can listen...
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Michigan State Football: 5 bold predictions vs. Furman

Michigan State Football will open the season Friday night against Furman, and here are our five bold predictions. The start of the 2016 Michigan State Football season is just a few days away. After months without football we will finally have it back. Training camp is over. The players are tired of hitting each other. […] Michigan State Football: 5 bold predictions vs. Furman ...
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11 hours ago

Michigan State Football: 5 storylines to follow vs. Furman

Michigan State Football opens the 2016 season with its easiest opponent in Furman, but there are a few intriguing storylines for Spartan fans to watch. As they have the past three years, the Michigan State Football team will open the season with a game against a clearly inferior opponent. With MSU expected to win by a large margin and a […] Michigan State Football: 5 storylines...
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O'Connor eager to get started as Michigan State's No. 1 QB

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Tyler O'Connor expects it will feel different to take the field this week in Michigan State's opening game. ''You can finally go out there like it's your team,'' the fifth-year senior said. After three years backing up Connor Cook at quarterback, O'Connor finally has his chance to lead the Spartans. He's the starter now, and when No. 12 Michigan State...
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WATCH: MSU Football Practice Update: 8.30.16

The Spartans speak as they prepare for a season-opening home matchup against Furman on Friday.
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Former Michigan State star Appling charged in new case

DETROIT (AP) Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with another weapons violation and other crimes. Appling was arraigned Tuesday in Detroit on charges including carrying a concealed weapon and fleeing and eluding. Prosecutors say police stopped Appling Sunday for a suspected traffic violation. Investigators say he offered identification but drove...
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College Basketball Coaches Want to Have a Beer With Tom Izzo

“Izzo — with a bottle of red.” Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo is a legend in East Lansing and far beyond, but what’s he like away from the cameras and the bright lights? Apparently he’s pretty cool, judging by a new survey of anonymous college basketball coaches performed by CBS Sports. Izzo, who is the coach other coaches most want their son to play for and...
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1 day ago

Michigan State Football: Ranking opponents by difficulty

Let’s take a look at which of Michigan State Football’s opponents provide the biggest threat to an unbeaten season. With the 2015 season in the rear-view mirror, the 2016 Michigan State Football campaign is going to be filled with many challenges. It’s up to the new starters, incoming freshmen and transfers and returning players to silence […] Michigan State Football: Ranking...
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1 day ago

MSU 2016 Position Preview: Linebackers

Would it really be a Spartan defense without a Bullough at the helm? Follow me on Twitter @acsmith06 . I’ll be the one standing in line for the buffet. If you’ve watched a Michigan State football game anytime since the 1950’s, chances are a member of the Bullough family was involved in it, in some way, shape, or form. After all, six of them have played — or are playing...
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1 day ago

Michigan State Football 2016 Position Preview: Linebackers

Michigan State Football boasts one of the deepest and most talented linebacker groups in the nation. While there are questions entering the 2016 Michigan State football season surrounding the depth of the defensive line and the effectiveness of the secondary’s pass defense, no one can deny the strength of the Spartans’ linebacker group. MSU features arguably the deepest...
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2 days ago

Michigan State: Gruff Sparty officially enters iconic status at MSU

You might not have noticed yet, but Gruff Sparty is more exclusive than he used to be. Whether it’s on t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, or sweatpants, Gruff Sparty isn’t hanging around these parts as much as he did before. Why might that be, you ask? Two words: College Vault. You might remember that Michigan State University decided to stop doing its own in-house licensing ...
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Former Michigan State star Appling arrested in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling is in trouble again with police. Detroit police say Appling was arrested Sunday night after he drove away from a traffic stop. Sgt. Mike Woody says a gun was found in a bag on the side of the road. It's Appling's third encounter with Detroit-area police since spring. Gun charges are pending in two separate cases...
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WATCH: 2016 Euro Trip: Day 9 (London)

For more information on the Michigan State Women's Basketball team's trip to Europe visit: msuspartans.com
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WATCH: Michigan State Basketball 2016 Summer Workout Highlight

Highlights from Michigan State Men's Basketball 2016 Summer workouts.
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Michigan State trolls Michigan with a team recruiting graphic

Michigan State director of college advancement and performance Curtis Blackwell posted a team graphic featuring Michigan State players. A pretty normal thing for those in the recruiting business. On this graphic, it reads, “Those who have stayed are already champions.” Which is fine, right? Until you realize that the Spartans have stolen a slogan from Michigan. “Those who...
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WATCH: Michigan State Field Hockey 2016 Season Preview

MSU is led by seven seniors, and returns eight players who saw action in all 19 games last season. Senior Megan Fenton was second on the team with six goals in 2015, while classmate Kristin Matula finished third on the team with 14 points. Redshirt senior Sierra Patton and junior Katie Miller both return as goalkeepers with starting experience, as the two split time in net last season.
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WATCH: Michigan State wins in Paris, 75-57

For more information visit, msuspartans.com
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Freep Column: Why Michigan State football needs more explosive plays this season

In this week’s isportsweb Detroit Free Press column, I explain why the Michigan State football team needs more big plays from its offense this season to help out new quarterback Tyler O’Connor. As always, you can start reading the article here and finish reading on the Freep website. The Michigan State football program is known for its hard-nosed mentality and penchant for running...
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This Michigan State Concept Helmet Uses A Giant Chrome Spartan Logo

Michigan State football has a fairly classic green and white uniform look, but the Spartans haven’t been afraid to change things up on occasion. Last season, the program broke out some bold new green and bronze, ‘phalanx’ inspired alternate uniforms. While some traditionalists don’t like the look, we think they’re pretty cool. The folks at Fresh Football Helmets, one of...
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Michigan State Star Malik McDowell On NFL Draft: “If I’m Not Top 3, I Don’t Leave”

Malik McDowell is one of the top defensive players in all of college football. If he chooses to leave for the 2017 NFL Draft after this season, there is a very good chance that he will go extremely high. However, the Spartan star is in no rush to get to the next level. At Michigan State football media day, McDowell was asked about the decision that he will have to make this spring...
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Thomas Kithier, 2018 3-Star PF, Commits To Michigan State

Macomb (Mich.) Dakota 2018 three-star power forward Thomas Kithier has committed to Michigan State, he announced on Twitter this afternoon. Kithier was offered by Michigan State in June, and he chose the Spartans over DePaul, Detroit, Oakland, Rice and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I am extremely excited to announce that I have committed to Michigan State University!#spartandawgs pic.twitter...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dantonio hangs up on radio show after bizarre questions

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio apparently grew tired of the questions he was being asked during a radio interview because he hung up less than three minutes into the discussion. Dantonio appeared on Fox Sports Daybreak with Mike North and Andy Furman on Wednesday morning, and shortly after answering a few of the hosts’ questions he hangs up. Why you ask? Let’s...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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