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...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

REPORT: 3 unnamed MSU football players in sexual assault case will be charged

After much deliberation in East Lansing, the Ingham County Prosecutors' Office has decided that the three unidentified Michigan State football players will be facing sexual assault charges stemming back to an incident in January. https://twitter.com/chrissolari/status/871821424322859009 The approval from Ingham County Prosecuting...

MSU Football: Team picks up late commit for 2017, two players transfer out

The Michigan State football program saw more personnel changes on the field this past weekend, with a couple subtractions and one addition. It all began on Friday when cornerback/receiver Kaleel Gaines reportedly announced his decision to leave MSU and continue...

Michigan State to reportedly cut ties with football staffer Curtis Blackwell

A spokesperson with Michigan State University has confirmed that football staffer Curtis Blackwell will no longer be employed with the school and involved with the program. https://twitter.com/chrissolari/status/869898534841200645 Blackwell, whose title was "director of college advancement and performance" with the program, was...

Former MSU WR Keith Mumphery was expelled in 2016 for sexual misconduct

According to MSU Police documents obtained by the Detroit Free Press, former Michigan State wide receiver Keith Mumphery was expelled from his graduate studies program at the school in 2016 for violation of the university policy on sexual misconduct. https://twitter.com/chrissolari/status/869902963359318017 Mumphery...

Southfield Christian guard Brock Washington commits to MSU as preferred walk-on

Michigan State added their second commit of the walk-on variety on Tuesday, when Southfield Christian guard Brock Washington announced his pledge to the Spartans for the upcoming season 2017-18 season. https://twitter.com/chrissolari/status/869898706061053953 https://twitter.com/brock_wash/status/869676210900660224 The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Washington out of Detroit ultimately chose to...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

MSU lands pledge from Michael Dowell, brother of current Spartans Andrew and David

Could another family lineage be forming at Michigan State? Their latest pledge for the Class of 2018 may support that. On Monday, 3-star defensive back Michael Dowell (Lakewood, OH) announced his commitment to the Spartans. https://twitter.com/mike_mikeyd123/status/869235461960732677 https://twitter.com/kylebaustin/status/869241707975643136 Michael (6-foot, 195 pounds) is the...

Canadiens sign former Spartan forward Thomas Ebbing to pro contract

Former Michigan State forward Thomas Ebbing has found a home for the 2017-18 season to continue his hockey-playing career. The Montreal Canadiens have reportedly signed him toa one-year, two-way entry-level deal for the 2017-18 season. https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL/status/868119596649385985 Ebbing, who was born in...

LOOK: Denver brewery crafts beer in honor of late MSU punter Mike Sadler

A tip of the cap and raise of the glass to Jagged Mountain Brewery based out in Denver, Colorado. They revealed on Tuesday that come next Friday June 2, they will be having an official release party for a...

Michigan State DB Tyson Smith suffered a stroke last season

While the 2016 season was a trying and tumultuous one for Michigan State on the gridiron, a multitude of injuries played a big role into it. One of those was that of sophomore defensive back Tyson Smith, who missed...

MSU AD Mark Hollis wants to see Big Ten Tournament held at Little Caesars...

The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament has turned into a bit of a traveling circus. This past season, the annual "celebration of Big Ten basketball" was held at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. And come next season, and...

MSU News: Future football schedules, potential changes to hoops scheduling

There was some news recently regarding the scheduling of athletics involving both the football and men's basketball programs at Michigan State University. We'll start with the news on the football front. The program has formally announced the completion of scheduling...
NCAA Basketball: Iowa at Michigan State

Michigan State adds Robert Morris transfer Braden Burke as a walk-on

Michigan State continues to add some big bodies in the front court for the foreseeable future. On Wednesday, the team received a commit from former Robert Morris transfer Braden Burke, who will join the program as a preferred walk-on. https://twitter.com/JSWarno247/status/862476877734301696 https://twitter.com/BradenBurke_/status/862464801699758082 Burke...

Dick Vitale bashes Draymond Green on Twitter: ‘Hard to believe he is a Spartan’

During his time at Michigan State, Draymond Green went from a pudgy freshman to one of the greatest basketball players ever to play in East Lansing. That can be credited not only to Green's work ethic and drive to...

Michigan State forward Ben Carter granted sixth year of eligibility

On Monday, Michigan State forward Ben Carter was granted a sixth year of eligibility as MSU's medical hardship waiver was approved by the NCAA. https://twitter.com/isportsDave/status/861680088605130752 Carter arrived at MSU as a graduate transfer from UNLV prior to the 2016-2017 season. Unfortunately...

WATCH: Spartans DE Demetrius Cooper films himself violating plea deal

As if the Michigan State Spartans football team didn't already have enough off-field distractions to deal with, they received yet another on Thursday. Spartans DE Demetrius Cooper was arrested and faced a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery after allegedly spitting in the...
NCAA Football: Michigan State at Illinois

Auston Robertson dismissed from MSU football team, arrested on Sunday following CSC charges

News surfaced this past Friday that Michigan State freshman defensive end Auston Robertson was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Just hours after the news broke, Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio announced that Robertson had been dismissed from the...
NCAA Football: Michigan State at Illinois

Michigan State DE Auston Robertson charged with criminal sexual conduct

According to the Ingham County Prosecutors' Office on Friday, Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. https://twitter.com/chrissolari/status/855429960261128193 https://twitter.com/chrissolari/status/855430981519650816 The charges against Robertson stem from an incident that happened back on April 9 in Meridian Township,...
NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Michigan State

Vegas: Spartans among top title contenders with Miles Bridges returning next season

Fans of Michigan State received some big news Thursday evening when superstar freshman Miles Bridges announced on campus that he was returning for his sophomore season. He confirmed it a day after sources close to the situation revealed that...
NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Michigan State vs Miami

SOURCES: Miles Bridges ‘leaning heavily’ towards staying at MSU

The Michigan State men's basketball team might have had their season end unceremoniously getting popped by the Kansas Jayhawks in the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament, but the future of Spartans basketball looks eminently bright if what...

Spartans hire Danton Cole as next hockey coach

The Michigan State Spartans mens hockey team was in need of a new coach after Tom Anastos stepped down last month after six seasons. Earlier today, they filled that vacancy with an old friend. https://twitter.com/MSU_Hockey/status/851870090438078464 Danton Cole, 50, was officially hired...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

5 Biggest takeaways from the Michigan State spring game on Saturday

Michigan State was one of several schools to kick off the slate of spring football games this month on Saturday, and one of two Big Ten schools (Northwestern) to take the field. Head coach Mark Dantonio has had much more...
Dantonio 1 Michigan State

Mark Dantonio breaks silence amid sexual assault case as MSU Spring game approaches

The MSU football program held a much anticipated press conference today. Mark Dantonio took to the podium to answer questions presumabley about a sexual assault scandal in the Michigan State University football program and the state of the football team...
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Ameer Abdullah Could Be Key to Lions Season

One of the positions Lions fans will be keeping their eye on very closely this weekend in their second preseason game against the Jets,...

Oh My! Dick Enberg Returns for Tigers-Dodgers Telecast

Michigan native and Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg will be back home on Sunday to receive a lifetime achievement award, and to return...

REPORT: Justin Upton planning to stay in Detroit after this season

Justin Upton has been one of the bright spots for the Detroit Tigers this season. In a season that most would like to forget, finally...

EDITORIAL – Hey Golden Tate: How You Can Stand Up without...

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and...

FLASHBACK: Rod Allen chases Japanese pitcher after being hit by pitch

Anyone who is remotely familiar with Detroit Tigers baseball is well-aware of the work and/or history of Rod Allen. The former big leaguer and current...
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