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National Signing Day: Michigan State scores major recruiting victory with Malik McDowell

Photo: 247 Sports Michigan State secured the National Letter of Intent from the number one recruit in the state of Michigan and one of the best defensive players still available on National Signing Day. Defensive end Malik McDowell, despite earlier reports suggesting his family wanted otherwise, chose to stay close to home by submitting his letter of intent to defending Big Ten...
Via Bloguin Best
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

National Signing Day: Michigan State scores major recruiting victory with Malik McDowell

Photo: 247 Sports Michigan State secured the National Letter of Intent from the number one recruit in the state of Michigan and one of the best defensive players still available on National Signing Day. Defensive end Malik McDowell, despite earlier reports suggesting his family wanted otherwise, chose to stay close to home by submitting his letter of intent to defending Big Ten...
Via Crystal Ball Run
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline: Michigan State vs. Notre Dame Keys to the Game

Following a 55-17 dumping of Youngstown State, the Michigan State Spartans finally have found somewhat of a pulse offensively. That’s good news considering they face a major challenge this weekend against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, annually the Spartans’ toughest September game. Though Notre Dame lost to Michigan and had to fight just to pull away against Purdue on the road...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

RB Bell finishing up big season at Michigan State

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Le'Veon Bell's 2012 season really began last January, when fellow running back Edwin Baker announced he was skipping his senior year to enter the NFL draft. Suddenly, Bell's carry-splitting arrangement in Michigan State's backfield was a thing of the past. There was no doubt about whom the Spartans...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Battle for Paul Bunyan: Michigan State vs. Michigan preview

Looking for their first win over in state rival Michigan State since 2007, Michigan is entering today’s big rivalry game looking to continue and ride on offense that has outscored its opponents by a combined score of 89-13 in two conference clashes. The Wolverines are also looking to continue to capitalize on the apparent resurgence of quarterback Denard Robinson who they hope...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan St.-Cent. Michigan Preview

Le'Veon Bell put on an incredible show in the opening week of the season, carrying Michigan State on his back. Now it's time to see what he can do for an encore. Following a workhorse performance, Bell and the 11th-ranked Spartans look to keep the production up as they make the short trip to face Central Michigan on Saturday. After splitting time at running back the past...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

MSU's Bell makes immediate impact as featured back

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Le'Veon Bell was a part-time running back his first two seasons at Michigan State, competing for carries with Edwin Baker and trying to make the most of his opportunities. In the first game of this season, he seemed like the Spartans' entire offense at times. Baker left the team after last season, leaving...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Bell receiving heavy dose of Heisman talk following big performance

Le'Veon Bell launched the Spartans into the 2012 season with a win because of his big performance against Boise State, but he also launched himself from darkhorse in the Heisman race to candidate.Le'Veon Bell put his name in early Heisman discussions with a big game against Boise State. (MLive.com Photo) That's what a 50-touch, two-touchdown game with 265 total yards...
Via Little Brother Blog
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Ten Preview – Michigan State

Big Ten Preview – Michigan State Big Ten Preview – Michigan State Offense – Returning Starters – 5; Key Departures – QB, Kirk Cousins (3rd round, Redskins). WR, B.J. Cunningham (6th round, Dolphins). WR, Keshawn Martin (4th round, Texas). WR, Keith Nichol, TE, Brent Linthicum, RB, Edwin Baker (7th round, Chargers) The Spartans lost a four-year starting quarterback...
Via BeyondUSports
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: 10 questions going into August

We are closing in on August, which means fall camp is about to start. Here are 10 major questions that come to mind regarding the 2012 Spartan football team. 1.) Who will emerge as the top receivers for the start of the season? Bennie Fowler The addition of sophomore DeAnthony Arnett (5’11″, 170 lb.) will really help provide depth at the young and inexperienced Spartan receiving...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Big Ten Preview: Who challenges Wisconsin, Michigan?

"WE DO! WE DO!" (Maybe) This is the time of year when college football sites start interacting more and more with each other in hopes of gaining a broader perspective in to the upcoming college football season. The folks over at The Saturday Edge are polling members of the Big Ten blogosphere this week to get an idea of what we think will happen this season...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: All-time 10 best tight ends

Rank Player Bio 10 Duane Young (1987-90) Duane Young caught 35 passes for 347 yards and one touchdown, including 12 grabs for 95 yards in the Spartans’ 1990 Big Ten Championship season. Young was a first-team All-Big Ten Selection in 1990, as voted by Big Ten Coaches. He helped Blake Ezor rush for over 1,000 yards in two seasons as well as playing a role in...
Via Sports Blog Net
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: All-time 10 best tight ends

RankPlayerBio 10Duane Young (1987-90) Duane Young caught 35 passes for 347 yards and one touchdown, including 12 grabs for 95 yards in the Spartans’ 1990 Big Ten Championship season. Young was a first-team All-Big Ten Selection in 1990, as voted by Big Ten Coaches. He helped Blake Ezor rush for over 1,000 yards in two seasons as well as playing a role in helping Tico...
Via isportsweb.com
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

The Breakdown Running Backs: Bell moves into featured role

(Editor's Note: This is the second installment of positional previews. Also check out the preview on running back recruiting from last week. Previous: The Breakdown: Quarterbacks)  Big Man on Campus: Le'Veon Bell Bell has been dynamic since he set foot on campus in East Lansing, but he has yet to be the featured back. After really breaking out in 2011, Bell forced the...
Via Little Brother Blog
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Football. NFL Scouting Combine Update 2

Running back Edwin Baker, quarterback Kirk Cousins, and wide receivers B.J. Cunningham and Keshawn Martin performed in front of NFL scouts Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. In addition, MSUSpartans.com caught up with Baker and also safety Trenton Robinson, who will test on Tuesday at the NFL Combine. | Spartan NFL Combine Central
Via MSUSpartans.com
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Six Spartans Audition At 2012 NFL Scouting Combine

Four Michigan State seniors - quarterback Kirk Cousins, wide receiver B.J. Cunningham, wide receiver Keshawn Martin and safety Trenton Robinson - along with juniors (defensive tackle) Jerel Worthy and (running back) Edwin Baker have accepted invitations to participate in the NFL's 2012 Scouting Combine, scheduled for Feb. 22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The six...
Via MSUSpartans.com
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL invites six Michigan State players, three Michigan players to Combine

Running back Edwin Baker, quarterback Kirk Cousins and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy were among the Spartans invited. Wolverine invitees include receiver Junior Hemingway, defensive lineman Mike Martin and offensive lineman David Molk.
Via Detnews.com
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans: 2011 Exit Survey

Because of their disasterous finish to 2010, the Spartans flew under the radar a bit coming into 2011. We had them at #15 in our Pre-Season Preview but Phil Steele had them at #28. Coming into the season, the Spartans had the third most offensive production in the Big Ten returning from 2010. That played out on the field as the Spartans finished 4th in the Big Ten in Total Offense...
Via College Football Zealots
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

RB Nick Hill Shows His Commitment to MSU With This Massive Spartan Tattoo

Know how I can tell that Michigan State redshirt freshman RB Nick Hill is super pumped for the upcoming Spartans football season?  Because he should get an opportunity for more playing time with the departure of junior RB Edwin Baker. Duh! In all seriousness, that Spartan tattoo on Hill’s torso is not only massive, it’s exceptional.  Great detail and totally badass.  On the...
Via The Last Angry Fan
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Another Spartan heading to the NFL early

Thursday, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy announced he was leaving Michigan State with eligibility remaining.  A day later, an offensive teammate has followed suit. Running back Edwin Baker confirmed to the Associated Press Friday evening that he is taking his leave of the Spartans for a career in the NFL.  Baker informed head coach Mark Dantonio…
Via College Football Talk
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Narduzzi remains with MSU

Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi announced Friday night that he will return to Michigan State for the 2012 season. Narduzzi recently interviewed for the coordinator's job at Texas A&M. He also had been a canddiate for head-coaching jobs at Illinois and Akron. Narduzzi, who is expected to receive a substantial raise, has been coach Mark Dantonio's defensive coordinator...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State RB Baker tells AP he's entering NFL

Edwin Baker says he's skipping his senior season at Michigan State to enter the NFL draft. Baker tells The Associated Press he told Spartans coach Mark Dantonio of his decision Friday, a day after defensive tackle Jerel Worthy declared himself eligible for the draft. Baker ran for 665 yards and five touchdowns last season, sharing carries with Le'Veon Bell. The 5-foot...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State running back Edwin Baker to skip senior season for shot at NFL

Baker split carries with Le'Veon Bell in the Spartans' backfield this season.
Via MLive.com
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Spartans RB Baker declares for NFL draft (AP)

Edwin Baker says he's skipping his senior season at Michigan State to enter the NFL draft. Baker tells The Associated Press he told Spartans coach Mark Dantonio of his decision Friday, a day after defensive tackle Jerel Worthy declared himself eligible for the draft. Baker ran for 665 yards and five touchdowns last season, sharing carries with Le'Veon Bell.
Via Rivals.com
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Outback Bowl Photo Gallery

Edwin Baker during Outback Bowl pregame. (Photo by: Jon Coffey/isportsweb.com) The Michigan State Spartans defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 33-30 in a thrilling triple-overtime win in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2. MSU Head Coach leads the Spartans onto the field. (Photo by: Jon Coffey/isportsweb.com) (Photo by: Jon Coffey/isportsweb.com) (Photo by: Jon Coffey/isportsweb.com) Georgia QB...
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January 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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