Top 10 greatest Michigan State Football players of all-time

Last week we listed the 10 greatest Spartan football players of the 21st century. This time we are busting open the history books, blowing some dust off some of the names, giving them a bit of a spit-shine, and...

BREAKING: Michigan climbs in latest Amway Coaches Poll

It was not pretty, but the University of Michigan took care of business on Saturday by beating Cincinnati 36-14 in Week 2 of the college football season. They are now 2-0 on the season. With the win, the Wolverines moved...
NCAA Football: Big Ten Championship-Iowa vs Michigan State

3 takeaways from Michigan State’s 28-14 win over Western Michigan

On Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans defeated the Western Michigan Broncos 28-14 at Spartan Stadium, securing their second victory to start the year, and putting themselves two-thirds of the way to their 2016 victory total of three. It seems...

Michigan State to honor Jud Heathcote with jersey patches, tribute game vs. Purdue

The Michigan State family and the college basketball community lost a giant icon last week when former Spartans head coach Jud Heathcote passed away at the age of 90. Heathcote spent the latter 19 of his 24 seasons as a...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

Michigan State players traveling to Houston next week to aid in hurricane relief

Following this weekend's game at home against Western Michigan, the Michigan State Spartans will be putting football in the backseat. Members of the team are planning to travel down to Houston next weekend to assist in helping those recover...
NCAA Football: Michigan State at Notre Dame

3 Keys for a Michigan State victory over Western Michigan

While it took a little over a quarter of play for the Spartans to gain their footing against Bowling Green, once they did they cruised to a 35-10 victory. But if they start slow this week against the Western...

LOOK: Opening spread for Western Michigan/Michigan State tilt revealed

Entering their season opener on Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans were dubbed a rather big favorite against MAC foe Bowling Green. The Spartans were favored by 17 points and went onto win by a final score of 35-10. This coming...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

3 Biggest takeaways from Michigan State’s 35-10 victory over Bowling Green

Michigan State began the 2017 College Football season with a 35-10 win over Bowling Green State, and while it was not pretty to start, the Spartans were able to gain their footing and enjoy a relatively easy second half....

Top 10 Michigan State Football players this century

Let's be real here, as a fan of Michigan State, the 21st century has been pretty good to us. We've got countless Final Fours and a National Championship on the basketball court, and on the football field, we've seen...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

3 Reasons why Michigan State will steamroll Bowling Green

Well if it ain't about damn time. We are just a couple of days away from the Spartans (and the rest of the college football world's) kickoff to the 2017 college football season. And to get your mouth even frothier,...

JUST IN: Former Michigan State coach Jud Heathcote passes away at 90

Jud Heathcote, former head coach for the Michigan State basketball program, has passed away at the age of 90. Jud roamed the sideline for 19 years as leader of the Spartans, from 1976 until 1995. From 1983 on, one...

LOOK: Michigan State names its captains for the 2017 season

Almost every year at Michigan State since Mark Dantonio became the head coach in 2007, the Spartans have had three co-captains. However, with yet a lot of change to the roster and a severe lack of experience, the team...
NCAA Football: Michigan State at Michigan

WATCH: Hype Video – Return of the Michigan State Spartans

One would be hard-pressed to find a team more anxious and relieved to get back into the football swing of things than the Michigan State Spartans. After collecting just three wins in 2016 followed up with a rather eventful...
NCAA Football: Rutgers at Michigan State

EDITORIAL: Is Mark Dantonio on the hot seat at Michigan State?

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the...

Michigan, Michigan State fans rank on opposite ends of ‘Happiness Index’ by ESPN

ESPN decided to rile up all kinds of emotions before the college football season starts on August 26th. The worldwide leader in sports created a ranking system of the "happiness" of every fan base in college football. Their list included...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

3 Key players to watch for the Michigan State Spartans this season

From 2013-15 the Michigan State Spartans compiled a remarkable 36-5 record overall, capturing two Big Ten championships and a Rose Bowl victory along the way. Coming into 2016 with high hopes, the Spartans plummeted to the bottom of the conference...

USA Today: Double-digits wins again for Michigan; .500 for Michigan State?

As fall camps continue around the country for all 130 Division I FBS programs, predictions will be flying off the handles left and right in the coming weeks leading up to the first slate of games on Saturday, August...

Former Michigan State guard Keith Appling sentenced to one year in jail

Former Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling pled guilty "charges of carrying a concealed weapon as well as evading police" last month and and receiving a one-year jail sentence as punishment. He had his sentence hearing on Thursday and expressed...
NCAA Football: Orange Bowl-Michigan vs Florida State

JUST IN: USA Today/Amway College Football Top 25 Coaches Poll revealed

With Week 1 of the 2017 college football season less than a month away, fans around the country are started to get just a bit excited about their favorite team's chances of earning a spot in this year's College...
NCAA Football: Michigan State at Notre Dame

3-star WR from Pittsburgh commits to Michigan State for 2018

On the recruiting front, the Michigan State Spartans are putting an exclamation mark on the month of July. On Saturday, they received their latest pledge from the Class of 2018 in 3-star wide receiver Julian Major (Pittsburgh, PA). https://twitter.com/Gboy_600/status/891395860340277248 Major (6-1,...
NCAA Football: Furman at Michigan State

Former Spartans DL Malik McDowell absent from Seahawks camp after ATV accident

One of the very few bright moments for the Michigan State Spartans last season was seeing two players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Among the two was defensive lineman Malik McDowell, who was drafted in the second round...
NCAA Football: Rutgers at Michigan State

Big Ten coaches say last year was a “complete anomaly” for Michigan State

Among the more intriguing teams to watch in the Big Ten this upcoming season will be the Michigan State Spartans. Turning in a 3-9 season after collecting 11+ wins in five of the previous six years was eye-opening to...

Draymond Green being sued by former MSU player for alleged assault

It was around this time a year ago when there was misunderstanding of sorts in East Lansing between two Spartans. Former basketball star and current Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and former football player Jermaine Edmondson were involved...
NCAA Football: Michigan State at Illinois

Judge permits former MSU DE Auston Robertson to play JuCo football in Kansas

Among the many notable departures from the Michigan State football program this offseason included defensive end Auston Robertson. The former 4-star prospect was dismissed from the team followed charges of criminal sexual conduct brought against him. The charges stemmed from...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

Mark Dantonio compares this year’s Spartans to Rose Bowl team from 2013

The annual preseason media circus for the Big Ten took place these last couple days in Chicago, where coaches and players from all 14 conference programs took time to handicap their respective teams for the upcoming season. The Michigan State...

Michigan State picks up commit from 3-star LB Chase Kline for 2018

Michigan State's latest football commit from the Class of 2018 comes from a state where they have made a field day plucking talent: Ohio. Another Buckeye State-made prospect announced his pledge to the Spartans for next season on Tuesday, 3-star...

Spartans land commit from 3-star DE Parks Gissinger for 2018

It had been largely quiet on the recruiting front for the majority of college football programs this month, after all the summer camps in June that allowed them to rake in prospects left and right. That included Michigan State, who...

LOOK: Former MSU wide reciever pleads for NFL gig with cardboard sign

A rare down year in East Lansing influenced seeing only two former Michigan State Spartans hear their names called in the 2017 NFL Draft: defensive lineman Malik McDowell (2nd Round, Seattle Seahawks) and defensive back Montae Nicholson (4th Round,...

LOOK: Bovada updates over/under on wins for Michigan and Michigan State

The DSN staff here recently laid out game-by-game predictions for both Michigan and Michigan State in the upcoming 2017 season. One writer who broke down the Wolverines' schedule has them pegged for another 10-win season in Ann Arbor. Yours...

6 Lineman from Michigan schools named to Outland Trophy watch list

The latest preseason award watch list featuring players from Michigan-based programs is the Outland Trophy, given to the country's most outstanding interior lineman by the Football Writers Association of America. In total, 81 players across the nation have been named...

MSU Hockey forward Mason Appleton inks contract with Winnipeg Jets

Michigan State will head into the 2017-18 hockey season without their leading point-getter. It was announced that sophomore forward Mason Appleton signed a pro contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. https://twitter.com/NHLJets/status/885516125949349889 https://twitter.com/MTAppleton/status/885510613014900736 The Green Bay-native Appleton was a former sixth-round draft...
NCAA Football: Michigan State at Penn State

Wolverines’ Speight, Spartans’ Scott named to Maxwell Award watch list

The preseason award watch lists for the upcoming 2017 college football season continue to roll out in the month of July. It first started with the Chuck Bednarik Award -- given to the best defensive player -- which features...

Ex-Spartan Keith Appling to spend one year in jail after pleading guilty to gun...

News came down from the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit on Monday that former Michigan State men's basketball standout Keith Appling will serve one year in the Wayne County Jail, after pleading guilty to multiple charges stemming from...

MSU commit Davion Williams to consider playing both football and basketball

It was back in May when Michigan State offered a scholarship to 3-star defensive back Davion Williams, from Belleville High School, to play football in 2018. He announced his hard commit to the Spartans a month later. Word on the...

MSU nabs 4-star PF Marcus Bingham Jr. from Grand Rapids Catholic Central for 2018

Michigan State hoops landed another big future recruit on Friday, and their highest-rated commit thus far for the Class of 2018. 4-star power forward Marcus Bingham Jr. out of Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids announced his pledge...

MSU hockey finalizes 2017-18 schedule; features game vs. Minnesota at MSG

Michigan State will enter the 2017-18 hockey season with a new head coach, as former head man of the U.S. National Team Developmental Program and Spartan alum Danton Cole takes over for Tom Anastos, who stepped down after six...
NCAA Football: Michigan State at Michigan

Michigan State nabs 3-star DL twin brothers from Ohio for 2018

Perhaps the next great family lineage at Michigan State will be the Slade Family. On Sunday, the football program picked up not one, by two more pledges from the Class of 2018. Defensive linemen and twin brothers, Zachary and Jacob...
NCAA Football: Furman at Michigan State

3 Biggest questions facing Michigan State entering the 2017 season

There is nobody who wants to get back out onto the field in real game time and forget about the off-season more than Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio. The 11th-year head man for the Spartans has had a...

2017 Game-by-Game Predictions – Michigan State Spartans

It's been an off-season to forget for the Michigan State Spartans football team. As if finishing 3-9 a year ago wasn't enough for those in East Lansing, the program went through a litany of off-the-field situations regarding some key...
NCAA Football: Furman at Michigan State

Michigan State schedules future home-and-home series with Boston College

Michigan State has had just six meetings all-time with Boston College on the gridiron. News surfaced on Wednesday that the two will reunite as opponents in the coming years. https://twitter.com/MSU_Football/status/877541888970162176 The Spartans' and Eagles' postseason bout against one another in 2007...

Tom Izzo, Spartans pick up commit from Belleville SF Gabe Brown for 2018

Michigan State and head basketball coach Tom Izzo had been largely quiet on the recruiting front, with its 2017 class getting their feet wet with the program this summer. But on Tuesday, the Spartans landed their third pledge from the...

2018 3-star Saline offensive tackle Dimitri Douglas commits to Michigan State

After picking up an in-state commit over the weekend in defensive back Davion Williams (Belleville High School), Michigan State added another Michigan-made prospect from the Class of 2018 on Monday. This latest pledge comes from 3-star offensive tackle Dimitri Douglas...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

3-star CB Davion Williams from Belleville HS commits to Michigan State for 2018

Michigan State's latest pledge from the Class of 2018 is close to home. 3-star defensive back Davion Williams from Belleville High School announced his commitment to the Spartans this past weekend. https://twitter.com/on_the_com_up_/status/876233930982260736 Williams (6-2, 185 pounds) is listed as the No....

Does Michigan State own the toughest schedule in college football this season?

Michigan State is going to enter the 2017 college football season already in a steep, uphill battle. With the tumultuous off-season of players transferring and being dismissed coupled with a largely young and inexperienced roster in the fold, things...
NCAA Football: Big Ten Championship-Iowa vs Michigan State

LOOK: Michigan State to don white helmets for first time in 60+ years

The football uniforms for the Michigan State Spartans have been tweaked here and there over the years, but a long-time constant has always been some variation of a green football helmet with a single, solid white stripe. Well that is...
NCAA Football: Furman at Michigan State

MSU NEWS: 2017 roster finalized, more player departures, one more pledge for 2018

There was a collection of news and announcements regarding the Michigan State football program on Tuesday, the kind that people want to hear about... the on-field activity. Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio discussed and disclosed a number of things regarding both...
NCAA Football: Big Ten Championship-Iowa vs Michigan State

Former Spartan football players pleading not guilty to sexual assault charges

Former Michigan State football players Donnie Corley, Josh King and Demetric Vance -- who were formally charged with sexual assault on Tuesday and immediately dismissed from the program -- are pleading not guilty after a judge authorized warrants for...
NCAA Football: Rutgers at Michigan State

5 Players for Michigan State who need to step up in 2017 post-investigation

The news of the three (now former) Michigan State football players facing criminal sexual conduct charges in the third degree sent shock waves across the state of Michigan on Tuesday. After months of turmoil and speculation, the investigation has...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

WATCH: Mark Dantonio and Mark Hollis close book on investigation with presser

The big news of the day took place in East Lansing when Michigan State football players -- or former now, rather -- Donnie Corley, Josh King and Demetric Vance were officially charged with criminal sexual conduct and promptly dismissed...

BREAKING: MSU’s Donnie Corley, Josh King, Demetric Vance charged with criminal sexual conduct

The hammer has come down hard Tuesday morning in East Lansing. Authorities have issued arrest warrants and charges have been authorized for three Michigan State football players. https://twitter.com/kylebaustin/status/872088580717518848 Donnie Corley (19, from Detroit), Josh King (19, from Darien, IL) and Demetric...
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Don’t look now! Matthew Stafford odds on favorite to win NFL...

Just prior to the start of the 2017 regular season, it was announced that the Detroit Lions had decided to make Matthew Stafford the highest...

FLASHBACK: Michigan State pulls off “Little Giants” fake field goal vs....

Following their latest chapter to a storied rivalry this Saturday in East Lansing, the Michigan State Spartans and Notre Dame Fighting Irish will put...

LOOK: Graham Glasgow reduced to an awkward spectator during end zone...

The rules for NFL end zone celebrations have been calmed down a bit for 2017. The league now allows players to involve their teammates during...

LOOK: Lions TE Eric Ebron and Giants S Landon Collins square...

Welcome to the 2017 NFL season for the Detroit Lions. The team is off to a 2-0 start and Eric Ebron is starting to show some...

3 Biggest positional match-ups for Michigan State vs. Notre Dame

The Michigan State Spartans and Notre Dame Fighting Irish will do battle for most likely the last time until 2026, and while us fans...
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