DION SIMS NEWS

Tight ends work to replace Sims' production

With the loss of Dion Sims to the NFL, the Spartans have a gap to fill at tight end. Coach Jim Bollman and a pair of candidates talk about the work they've done and their expectations.
Via michiganstate.scout.com
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football Preview: From Rose Bowl Hopes, to Barely Bowl Eligible

  Well I am sure like me, other Spartan fans are extremely happy that the 2012 football season is over. Unfortunately, today is the day that we re-live the brutal 2012 Michigan State season. Expectations were high, and many were picking the Spartans to reach their first Rose Bowl since 1987, but everything seemed to go wrong as MSU finished 7-6 (3-5).  The 2013 season...
Via The B1g Time
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Spartans In The NFL: Sims City, Setting Ghols(ton), And More Bad Puns

Greetings, Spartans faithful, Mr. and Mrs. America, and you, whoever you are. Not wanting to appear as though I am only ringing in the new season with regard to Le’Veon Bell, I thought it best to do a quick post on the rest of this year’s NFL rookie class with MSU origins. I got a list, here’s the order of my list that it’s in. Dion Sims: Selected by the Dolphins in the fourth...
Via Banks Of The Red Cedar
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Robinson selected by Jaguars early in 5th round

Dennard Robinson's wait for a new employer stretched to the final day of the NFL draft, but the former Michigan standout didn't have to wait long. The Jacksonville Jaguars selected him early in Saturday's fifth round with the 135th overall pick and plan to use him as a running back and kick returner. ''They can put me in at receiver or running back or whatever...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Dion Sims headed to Miami

On Saturday, the third day of the 2013 NFL draft, former Michigan State football player Dion Sims was selected in the fourth round, 106th overall, going to the  Miami Dolphins. The 6’5″ 285 lb. tight end was the second Spartan chosen in this years’ draft, after Le’Veon Bell went 48th overall to Pittsburgh on Friday. “I was just excited to hear my name called and get the...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Spring Football Preview: Michigan State looks to get back on track

  2013 Spring Football Preview: Michigan State looks to get back on track Michigan State had a ton of hype heading into the 2012 season, people outside of the program were calling for the Spartans to make it back to their first Rose Bowl since the 1987 season. Unfortunately that didn’t happen, the exact opposite happened: Michigan State almost missed out on a bowl...
Via The B1g Time
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State signs 18 in 'quality' class

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says his relatively small class has a lot of talent. Dantonio announced the Spartans signed 18 recruits to national letters of intent Wednesday. Michigan State has some voids because running back Le'Veon Bell, tight end Dion Sims and defensive end William Gholston chose to skip their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft. Dantonio says some...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Spartans signs 18 in 'quality' class

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says his relatively small class has a lot of talent. Dantonio announced the Spartans signed 18 recruits to national letters of intent Wednesday. Michigan State has some voids because running back Le'Veon Bell, tight end Dion Sims and defensive end William Gholston chose to skip their senior seasons to enter the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Positional Rankings: Tight Ends

Queen City Sports Top 10 Tight Ends:   1. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame (38 pts) 1. Zach Ertz, Stanford (38 pts) 3. Jordan Reed, Florida (32 pts) 4. Dion Sims, Michigan State (20 pts) 5. Travis Kelce, Cincinnati (19 pts) 6. Gavin Escobar, San Diego State (18 pts) 7. Ryan Otten, San Jose State (14 pts) 8. Chris Gragg, Arkansas (9 pts) 8. Levine Toilolo, Stanford (9 pts) 10. Joseph Fauria...
Via Queen City Sports
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

MSU's Gholston confirms he'll enter NFL Draft

EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State defensive end William Gholston, despite reports that he had informed Spartans coach Mark Dantonio he was leaving, had not confirmed his decision to forego his junior season as both MSU tailback LeVeon Bell and tight end Dion Sims had on Thursday. But recently, via his Twitter account @Will_Gholston2, he tweeted: I love my SPARTANDAWGS and the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Three Michigan State Spartans opt for 2013 NFL Draft

As teams are concluding their seasons, wrapping up bowl games, this is the time of the year that juniors decide whether they will return to college for their senior season or opt for the 2013 NFL Draft. Three members of the 2012 Michigan State Spartans have opted to enter the NFL lottery in April. RB Le’Veon Bell, DE Will Gholston and TE Dion Sims. The decision for Bell to enter...
Via thepigskinreport.com
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Sims Feels Time Is Right

In the mind of Michigan State tight end Dion Sims the time was right for him to take his talents to the next level. Sims and Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio released statements on Thursday afternoon about the decision.
Via michiganstate.scout.com
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Spartan’s Le’Veon Bell and Dion Sims will enter NFL draft:

  Spartan running back Le’Veon Bell and tight end Dion Sims will forgo their senior season’s to enter the NFL draft. Le’Veon was Michigan State’s offense this year, and often carried the team to a win; including the bowl victory over TCU.  He rushed for 1,793 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, and is high on the Spartan’s all-time rushing list while ranking...
Via The B1g Time
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bell & Sims Declare For Draft

After another stellar performance in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell tweeted Thursday he was ending his Spartans career early. Joining Bell will also be Spartans tight end Dion Sims.
Via michiganstate.scout.com
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Dion Sims Reportedly Entering NFL Draft

The Michigan State Spartans are still awaiting word on the futures of Le’Veon Bell and William Gholston, but they reportedly will have to say goodbye to another key member of this year’s team: Michigan State tight end Dion Sims will enter the NFL draft, according to a source — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 2, 2013 Sims had 36 catches for 375 yards and two touchdowns during...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Ten Bowl Extravaganza Vol. 2: Michigan State

After, what most would consider, a letdown season, Michigan State takes on TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. E.T. The game will be aired on ESPN. Here is how our staff sees things shaking out. Andy Coppens (Co-managing editor): Thoughts: I think this game is actually one of the more intriguing match ups, not only of the B1G ones, but in all...
Via The B1g Time
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

MSU vs. TCU: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Preview and Prediction

Who: Michigan State Spartans (6-6) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (7-5) What: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Where: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz. When: Dec. 29th, 10:15 PM ET Why: Money, exposure, and…. MONEY   If this game was played during week 1 of the season it would arguably be one of the most anticipated meetings of the year. However, as the 2012-2013 season played out, we were given another...
Via isportsweb.com
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Let’s make some guesses: Spartan Style

                          Ok the season is FINALLY over (well there is a bowl game eventually) and after the year Spartan fans have endured I think it may be time for a little fun. The All-B1G teams were announced last night and the Spartans had 7 players receiving 1st or 2nd team honors. Le’Veon Bell was the only MSU player to be selected on the first team...
Via The B1g Time
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

DD’s Pigskin Preview: Michigan State @ Minnesota

  Michigan State (5-6) at Minnesota (6-5) (3:30 p.m. ET, on BTN) Line: Michigan State -8 (Bovada) Last Meeting: 2011 (Michigan State 31-24) 3 Players to Watch: 1) Le’Veon Bell (HB, MSU):Bell is currently 7th on the MSU all-time rushing list with 2,935 career yards, and could catch Lorenzo White (4,513) if he returns for his senior season. Much speculation...
Via The B1g Time
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

MSU vs. Northwestern Recap: Now Is The Winter Of Our Discontent

The leaves are off the trees, the sun sits lower on the horizon, and with each day that passes we advance toward a future of a truly bleak nature. The late summer and autumnal dreams have faded leaving us all discomfited and searching for a lone perpetrator whom has caused our woes. The days will soon grow colder and this season will mercifully draw to a close, but we shall find...
Via Banks Of The Red Cedar
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Spartans Must Build off of Win in Wisconsin:

  Michigan State found itself down 10-3 following a Wisconsin field goal with six minutes left. The defense had played great all day as the Spartans were able to accumulate five sacks, but the offense continued to struggle. Michigan State fans were expecting the same old offense that they have seen all game as well as all season, but someone changed it up. I am not sure if it...
Via The B1g Time
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Vs. Wisconsin Preview

Saturday. 3:30 PM. ABC. Camp-Randall Stadium. It goes down. Over the past 2 years, the Michigan State-Wisconsin game has been probably the best, if not most important, game in the Big Ten. It has also become possibly the most heated rivalry in the Big Ten in recent years (Ohio State and Michigan fans may disagree, but come on- be real here). Coming into this year, the game in Madison...
Via Banks Of The Red Cedar
October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

DD’s Pigskin Preview: Michigan State @ Michigan

  Michigan State (4-3) at Michigan (4-2) (3:30 p.m. ET, on BTN) Line: Michigan State -9 (Bovada) Last Meeting: 2011 (Michigan State 28-14) 3 Players to Watch: 1) Denard Robinson (QB, UM):Can Denard finally beat the Spartans? As a starting quarterback he is 0-2 and as a player he is 0-3 while facing Michigan State. The Spartans have been able to shut Robinson...
Via The B1g Time
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans must step up in order to extend "little brother" curse against Michigan Wolver

After a humiliating and heartbreaking home loss this past Saturday to Legends Division rival Iowa Hawkeyes, the Michigan State Spartans find themselves with no margin for error for the rest of the season if they want to travel to Pasadena. Michigan State dwells just above the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Legends division cellar, and in order to climb out, they’ll need to play...
Via 60 Max Power O
October 17, 2012  |  2 Comments

DD’s Pigskin Preview: Iowa @ Michigan State

  Iowa (3-2) at Michigan State (4-2) (12:00 p.m. ET, on ESPN) Line: Michigan State -8 (Bovada) Last Meeting: 2011 (Michigan State 37-21) 3 Players to Watch: 1) Andrew Maxwell (QB, MSU):There will be a lot of pressure on Maxwell this Saturday without the help of tight end Dion Sims who will miss the game with an ankle injury. Can Maxwell continue to keep the mistakes...
Via The B1g Time
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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