2014 Preseason All-Big Ten football team

As we head towards the start of the college football season, it’s only appropriate we throw our hat in the ring for picking the all-conference players heading in to the year. After all, there is no official prediction from the league’s coaches (looking at you SEC) or even the media. That said, here is a look at the players you should know and watch heading in to the 2014 season...
Via The Big Ten OT
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Preseason All-Big Ten Conference Team: Michigan State six first team players

The 2014 Preseason All-Big Ten Conference Team by College Football Universe is released with first team selections and honorable mentions. Michigan State tallied the highest number of first team players with six. Nebraska has the next most first team selections with four players.  The rest of the CFU All-Big Ten Conference First Team is rather evenly distributed among the schools...
Via College Football Universe
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Class of 2014 commit Brian Allen ready to join older brother Jack Allen

Brian Allen would be the first one to tell you that there are some notable differences between he and his older brother, Michigan State rising junior guard Jack Allen. The mere fact that Brian Allen would tell you that is the first difference. "Yeah, you picked out one of the differences, he (Jack) is kind of a shy guy,'' said Brian Allen, a 6-foot-2, 285-pound Class...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Michigan State’s Players Swap Jerseys On Thanksgiving To Express Appreciation

There’s no rest for the Michigan State Spartans as they continue to prepare for both Minnesota this Saturday and a shot at Ohio State in the Big Ten Football Championship Game next weekend. But while the team held practice on Thanksgiving, the players were at least allowed to have a little fun. The school tweeted out a photo of team members wearing each others’ jerseys on the...
Via College Spun
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Make Up Your Mind – Fixing What Ills Michigan State Football

Wishy washy, flip flopping, indecision are the only three phrases that you can use to describe the current Michigan State Football season. The offensive staff has not only managed the Quarterback situation like a three year old that can’t decide on what Halloween candy they want to eat, but have played blind darts with pretty much every position group on the offensive side of the...
Via The Majors Detroit
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

O-line meshing as players return from injury

Jack Allen returns and starts and Spartans explore combinations at tackle with Notre Dame on the clock.
Via michiganstate.scout.com
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Allen Feeling No Pressure

With older brother Jack Allen already wearing the Green & White, some might think Brian Allen would be feeling pressure to following the same path. We check in with Allen for the latest on his interest in Michigan State.
Via michiganstate.scout.com
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Allen Feeling No Pressure

With older brother Jack Allen already wearing the Green & White, some might think Brian Allen would be feeling pressure to following the same path. We check in with Allen for the latest on his interest in Michigan State.
Via michiganstate.scout.com
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

OSU Sends Allen Tape to League Office

OSU Sends Allen Tape to League OfficeThis past Saturday, the Ohio State Buckeyes snuck into East Lansing and came away with a 17-16 win over the Michigan State Spartans. Apparently, though, the coaches of these two teams aren’t willing to let the game end just quite yet.  Urban Meyer announced on Monday that Ohio State has sent tape of the game to the Big Ten offices.  The video...
Via BeyondUSports
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Ten: MSU player did nothing wrong

The Big Ten has determined that a Michigan State player did not violate the conference's conduct policy after Ohio State sent in film that appeared to show him trying to gouge the eyes of a Buckeyes player. In a statement, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said the Big Ten determined that MSU offensive lineman Jack Allen didn't violate the conference's sportsmanlike...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Meyer: Ohio State sends gouging clip to Big Ten

Ohio State has sent a tape to the Big Ten office which appears to show a Michigan State player gouging at the eyes of Buckeyes defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins. The short clip appears to show the Spartans' Jack Allen or a teammate trying to thrust a gloved hand inside Hankins' facemask. At the same time, Hankins is trying to get his fingers inside Allen's facemask...
Via Fox Sports
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer sends video of alleged Michigan State eye gouging to Big Ten

Two days after being accused of doctoring game film sent to their opponent, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer responded by sending the Big Ten a complaint video of his own.The Detroit Free Press reported that Meyer said at his Monday press conference that he sent video to the conference of a Michigan State player allegedly gouging one of his players in the eye. Buckeyes defensive tackle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer Accuses Michigan State Lineman of Eye-Poking

The stories from this game just won’t end, will they? Two days ago, the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Michigan State Spartans 17-16 in East Lansing. Later that day, a report came out that MSU filed a complaint with the Big Ten accusing OSU of doctoring film tape to gain a competitive advantage. Today, the contest’s latest complaint, again via the Detroit Free-Press, deals...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State’s Jack Allen eye-gouges Ohio State player (VIDEO)

Michigan State offensive lineman Jack Allen probably thought the coast was clear when he decided to reach in to the face mask of Ohio State defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins and thumb wrestle with his face.  But in today’s day and age, Allen should be smarter.  Keep in mind, the game was nationally televised.  So ABC had a camera in every crevice of the field. Hankins seemed...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Player Appears to Gouge Ohio State Player's Eyes

In the first quarter of yeaterday's Michigan State-Ohio State game, it appeared as if a Michigan State player gouged the eyes of an Ohio State defender. After a Le'veon Bell run, Spartans offensive lineman Jack Allen appeared to gouge the eyes of Ohio State's Jonathan Hankins. In the video, it shows Allen digging his fingers into Hankins' eye and really giving it...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Injury Means Opportunity For Allen

With the announced injury to Michigan State left guard Blake Treadwell, Jack Allen will have a chance to show why the Spartan coaches have been excited about the redshirt freshman since he arrived on campus last year.
Via michiganstate.scout.com
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Developed freshmen providing depth for MSU

One of the rewards for college football teams with solid programs is having a high percentage of redshirt freshmen. Rather than throwing true freshmen into the fire, they are allowed a year to acclimate and develop before hitting the playing field on game day. They are not needed to immediately fill holes on a team desperate for talent. Michigan State, coming off its only back...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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