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Spartans lead Big Ten with 11 on Senior Bowl watch list

Michigan State has more seniors with NFL potential than any other team in the Big Ten, at least as far as the Senior Bowl is concerned. Released this week, the Senior Bowl's 2016 watch list includes 11 Spartans: quarterback Connor Cook, offensive linemen Donavon Clark and Jack Allen, wide receivers Aaron Burbridge and Macgarrett Kings Jr., defensive linemen Shilique Calhoun, Lawrence...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Safety preview

We are 23 days away from Michigan State football kicking off the season against Western Michigan. On Monday, we opened up our position previews with a very important special teams group. Today, we preview another group that struggled last season, the safeties. Projected starters: R.J. Williamson (strong safety), Montae Nicholson (free safety) Overview: As expected, R.J. Williamson...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Player with the most to prove

Matt Hoeppner, Ryan McCumber and I have been helping you get primed for the upcoming football season. Today, we are going to present cases for the player with the most to prove. The Spartans are locked in at most positions, with solidified talent coming back predominately in the trenches. The skill positions and secondary still leave a little to be desired, at least on paper. Until...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State secondary could be deep, if unproven, to start 2015

After a year in which the "No Fly Zone" showed some uncharacteristic vulnerabilities, Michigan State's secondary will have a new look in 2015.  Head coach Mark Dantonio might not know exactly who will fill the three open starting roles (safety R.J. Williamson is back after entering the starting lineup last season), but he can name a large group of candidates.  "Montae Nicholson...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Potential impact freshman

Over the past couple of weeks, Matt Hoeppner and I have looked at potential breakout players on both offense and defense for the Michigan State football team. Today, Ryan McCumber and I are going to look at some true freshmen that could earn a few reps. Given the depth of the program last year, it’s going to be tough for most everybody in the incoming class to contribute significantly...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan State Blocks Field Goal, Drives Down Field For Game-Winning Score

Baylor led virtually all afternoon in its Cotton Bowl contest against Michigan State, but in the game’s final quarter, the Spartans were dominant. MSU mounted a 21-point comeback to win a thriller, 42-41, despite Bears quarterback Bryce Petty throwing for 550 yards and three touchdowns. With just over a minute to play and Baylor leading 41-35, the Bears lined up for 45-yard field...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline, Scarlet Knights Edition: Rutgers vs. Michigan State Preview

The Michigan State Spartans rebounded in strong fashion last week, throttling the Maryland Terrapins on the road from start to finish 37-15. As a result, the team has begun to crawl back around the top 10 in the rankings. A strong finish is what they will need to ensure a top ten finish and an excellent bowl opportunity, and Saturday’s game would help them take another step in...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Brown throws a pick six, draws the ire of coach Randy Edsall

Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown is not having on of his better games. The senior quarterback is 12 of 30 passing for 137 yards, one touchdown, and three interception. The third resulted in six points for Michigan State. With their back against the their own end zone Brown's pass was tipped on first down. R.J. Williamson located and caught the tipped pass for the turnover and rumbled...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State football continues dominance over Michigan

While it wasn’t a flawless performance for the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten), true Spartan football was played at Spartan Stadium Saturday afternoon, and it was enough to come away with the 35-11 victory over in-state rival Michigan Wolverines (3-5, 1-3). In short, the Spartan’s victory over their hated rivals had everything the Michigan State football program...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State looks to rebound from Oregon loss

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since a loss at Oregon on Saturday, but not before a tough film session looking back on several mistakes that could have made a big difference in Eugene. "It was hurtful. Sickening," safety R.J. Williamson said. "As a ball club, we let one get away." Michigan...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State looks to rebound from Oregon loss

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since a loss at Oregon on Saturday, but not before a tough film session looking back on several mistakes that could have made a big difference in Eugene. ''It was hurtful. Sickening,'' safety R.J. Williamson said. ''As a ball club, we let one get away.'' Michigan...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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