LOOK: Michigan State to don special uniforms for the PK80 Invitational next week

The Michigan State men's basketball team has been given the great luxury of playing in the commemorative 'PK80' tournament, or the Phil Knight Invitational. The newest of the early-season college basketball tournaments is to celebrate the 80th birthday of...

Michigan State forward Kenny Goins to miss “a couple weeks” with a knee injury

One reason the Michigan State Spartans are considered a big favorite to win the national title in college basketball this season is directly correlated to their depth, particularly in the frontcourt. Head coach Tom Izzo has the ability to...
NCAA Football: Rutgers at Michigan State

Mark Dantonio named semifinalist for George Munger ‘Coach of the Year’ honor

Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio has been named a semifinalist for the George Munger coach of the year award. His Spartans currently sit at 7-3 (5-2 Big Ten), and are on pace to completely flip their record...

3 Keys to a Michigan State victory in their home finale vs. Maryland

Michigan State (7-3, 5-2 Big Ten) return to action this Saturday in East Lansing, as they will host the Maryland Terrapins. The Spartans are fresh off of a demoralizing 48-3 loss at Ohio State last weekend. This Saturday they'll be...

FLASHBACK: No. 2 Michigan State takes down No. 1 Kentucky in Champions Classic

There's really no better way to ring in the new college basketball season that with an onslaught of hoops games to open the year. Said games are often highlighted by various early-season tournaments, none more noteworthy than the annual...

AP POLL: Michigan State plummets, Michigan rises in latest Top 25

After plenty of drama and upsets on Saturday, there figured to be quite a shakeup in the latest AP Top 25 Polls. Both Michigan and Michigan State were at the heart of it all -- particularly the latter when...

JUST IN: Game time announced for Maryland/Michigan State tilt next Saturday

Just about everything that could have went wrong for Michigan State on Saturday did go wrong. The Spartans turned in by far their worst performance, not only of this season but perhaps ever in the Mark Dantonio era. The 48-3 shellacking...
NCAA Football: Michigan State at Notre Dame

BURN! Ohio State fan epically trolls Spartans mascot during blowout [Video]

On Saturday, Mark Dantonio and his Michigan State Spartans had a golden opportunity to take a giant step towards winning another Big Ten Championship when they invaded the Horseshoe to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Unfortunately, the Spartans came out...
NCAA Football: Furman at Michigan State

3 Takeaways from Michigan State’s loss to Ohio State

It was a disastrous afternoon for the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday in Columbus. The Spartans were blown out 48-3 by the Ohio State Buckeyes in a game that likely decided the Big Ten east division. Here are three...

5 Things that must happen for Michigan State to make the College Football Playoff

The Michigan State Spartans are currently 7-2 (5-1 Big Ten), and are ranked No. 12 in the country. They head to Columbus to take on the 13th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes this weekend, in a game that will likely decide...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

Michigan State controls their own destiny, but what exactly is that?

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FLASHBACK: Michael Geiger, Michigan State take down Ohio State in Columbus

November 21, 2015: No. 9 Michigan State were heavy underdogs facing No. 2 Ohio State in Ohio Stadium. In order for the Spartans to remain in the hunt for a Big Ten title, they had to find a way...

3 Keys to a Michigan State victory at Ohio State this weekend

The Michigan State Spartans return to the football field this weekend, when they travel to Columbus to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in a game that will most likely decide the Big Ten East. The Spartans are fresh off...

FLASHBACK: Michigan State stuns Ohio State in 2013 Big Ten Championship

The Michigan State Spartans visit Columbus to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes this weekend. Michigan State has a history of upsetting the Buckeyes in the Mark Dantonio era, most recently at the horseshoe in 2015. But perhaps the most...
Dantonio 1 Michigan State

WHAT!?!? You will not believe the Michigan State vs. Ohio State point spread

After defeating Penn State 27-24 on Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans finally started to get some respect as they jumped all the way to No. 13 in the AP Top 25 poll. http://gty.im/870248372 But apparently, the Las Vegas sportsbooks are not...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

Mark Dantonio and his players have message for hard-core Michigan State fans

As the Michigan State Spartans were making their final preparations for Saturday's matchup against No. 7 Penn State, the "so-called" experts were busy making their last-minute picks and not many had MSU winning the game. But as we now know,...

AP POLL: Michigan State makes big jump, Michigan climbs back into Top 25

A successful week of football in the state of Michigan has resulted in positive movement for both school's in the Week 11 AP Poll. https://twitter.com/MSU_Football/status/927262977547436033 Michigan State (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten) made the largest jump after their impressive home win against...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

3 Takeaways from Michigan State’s upset victory over Penn State

Not a lot of people expected No. 24 Michigan State team to take down the defending Big Ten champion Penn State Nittany Lions. Seven hours after kickoff -- thanks to a three and a half hour weather delay --...
NCAA Football: Michigan State at Notre Dame

MUST SEE: Michigan State’s game-winning FG over Penn State set to Titanic music

Last Saturday, Michigan State had a chance to remain unbeaten in Big Ten play but Northwestern was not given the memo as they defeated the Spartans in overtime. One may think that a Spartan team loaded with underclassmen may get...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

LOOK: Mark Dantonio tweets message to MSU fans during weather delay

Michigan State fans waited patiently all week for their ultra-important matchup on Saturday against the Penn State Nittany Lions. After all, despite losing to Northwestern last weekend, the Spartans still control their own destiny in the Big Ten East....
NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Michigan State

Michigan State checks in at No. 2 in preseason AP Top 25 for college...

We're just less than two weeks away from the start of the 2017-18 college basketball season. One team that is expected by many to be contending for a national title is Michigan State. Led by Hall of Fame coach...

3 Reasons why Michigan State could upend Penn State on Saturday

Saturday is shaping up to be an exciting day of college football from start to finish. There are a number of games featuring ranked opponents pitted against one another. Among them is a Big Ten rivalry clash between No....

Cody White becoming a serious weapon on offense for Michigan State

The youth movement is alive and well at Michigan State. Already, the Spartans have played 13 true freshmen this season, the most ever under Mark Dantonio in his now 11 seasons as head coach. That surpassed the previous record...

DSN staff predictions for the initial College Football Playoff rankings

With Week 9 of the college football season in the books and Week 10 about to begin, the very first College Football Playoff Rankings will be released later this evening. So we at Detroit Sports Nation have decided to...
NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Michigan State vs Miami

LOOK: Michigan State’s Miles Bridges and Sparty share the cover of Sports Illustrated

It's almost time for college hoops season, Nation. And with it comes perhaps the talk of the town around these parts - can Michigan State finally break through and win the national title? The consensus from many outlets around the...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

Mark Dantonio and The Rock have friendly exchange over ‘Moana’ ringtone during presser

We've all come to know Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio very well over the years. Aside from being perceived as one of the better coaches in the country, Dantonio has a very stoic, stone-faced way of going about...
NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Michigan State

Michigan State’s Miles Bridges leaves after nasty fall, returns for second half

Miles Bridges is one tough kid! The Michigan State Super Sophomore took an ugly tumble closing out on defense in the first half. https://twitter.com/BigTenNetwork/status/923701461476818944 While it looked scary, Bridges returned in the second half. https://twitter.com/FortuNateShev/status/923688608082595842 And while Michigan State looked a bit off...
NCAA Football: Rutgers at Michigan State

3 Keys to a Michigan State victory over Northwestern

The Michigan State Spartans are 6-1 on the season, 4-0 in BigTen play, and are bowl eligible after last year's debacle of a 3-9 season. Coach Mark Dantonio & Co. are far from finished though as we are only...
NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis-Wichita State vs Michigan State

Season Preview: Can Michigan State live up to lofty expectations?

The Michigan State Spartans get set to begin the 2017-18 season as certainly one of if not the favorite to win the Big Ten as well as one of the favorites to cut down the nets in San Antonio....

Michigan State to play charity exhibition vs. Georgia in Grand Rapids for disaster relief

We're still a little less than three weeks away from opening night in college basketball. A lot of teams have begun practicing and teams will soon be holding exhibitions. The Michigan State Spartans, preseason No. 2 in the USA Today...

Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie earns another Big Ten honor

The Michigan State Spartans have already doubled their win total from a year ago through seven games this season. In the eyes of many, anything positive that follows this 6-1 start will be considered gravy, given the type of...

5 Reasons why we can ALL hate the Ohio State Buckeyes

This is Detroit Sports Nation and whether you are a fan of the Maize and Blue or the Green and White, we can all agree that Ohio State is absolutely awful and that the planet would be better without...

MUST SEE: Former Spartan Drew Stanton dresses up as Superwoman after losing bet

You know what they say, "never make a bet unless you can afford to pay up." Apparently, former Michigan State quarterback Drew Stanton was willing to pay up after losing the Arizona Cardinals QB challenge. Take a look as Stanton warms...

AP POLL: Michigan State moves up, Michigan drops out of Top 25

Can you believe we're already through eight weeks of the 2017 college football season? Time is just blowing right by. The first reveal of the College Football Playoff rankings will be next Tuesday, October 31 and our rankings pieces will...
NCAA Football: Big Ten Championship-Iowa vs Michigan State

3 Takeaways from Michigan State’s 17-9 slugfest victory over Indiana

The Michigan State Spartans are officially bowl eligible at week 7 of the college football season, after defeating Indiana (3-4, 0-4 BigTen) 17-9 in a game that was a nail-biter from start to finish. Michigan State (6-1, 4-0 BigTen)...

BREAKING NEWS: Mark Dantonio makes decision regarding RB LJ Scott

On Thursday, news broke that Michigan State running back LJ Scott was arrested for driving on a suspended license. It was the seventh time Scott had faced that or a similar charge. Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio released a statement...

BREAKING: Michigan State star running back’s future in jeopardy following arrest

Here we go again. Another black eye for the Michigan State football program. According to a report by Christopher Haxel from the Lansing State Journal, Spartans running back LJ Scott was arrested on Wednesday for driving on on a suspended...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

3 Keys to Michigan State getting revenge against Indiana

http://gty.im/861448478 The Michigan State Spartans are back home following a very successful two-week road trip for night games in Ann Arbor and then Minneapolis. The No. 18 Spartans (5-1, 3-0 BigTen) celebrate homecoming this week against the Indiana Hoosiers (3-3,...
NCAA Football: Big Ten Championship-Iowa vs Michigan State

3 Takeaways from the Spartans survival at Minnesota

The 21st-ranked Michigan State Spartans (5-1, 3-0 BigTen) continued their successful trip away from East Lansing, escaping with a 30-27 victory over Minnesota (3-3, 0-3 BigTen). The defense was superb at times, yet undisciplined in the fourth quarter, the...

3 Keys to Michigan State victory over Minnesota

Michigan State is in new, yet familiar territory, once again being ranked in the AP Top-25. The No. 21 Spartans (4-1, 2-0 BigTen) hit the road this Saturday to face Minnesota (3-2, 0-2 BigTen) and the Golden Gophers will...

LOOK OUT! P.J. Fleck praises MSU while taking shot at Michigan

For those of you who followed college football in 2016, you probably have heard plenty about P.J. Fleck. Fleck, who is currently the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, coached the 2016 Western Michigan Broncos to a 13-0 regular...

3 Takeaways from the Spartans’ 14-10 victory over No. 7 Michigan

Earlier this week, I wrote a piece on the things Michigan State needed to do in order to defeat Michigan. Now I'm not going to get full of myself and say I called it, but let's review how those...

BREAKING: Michigan free falls, MSU makes debut in latest AP Top 25 Poll

The latest AP College Football Top 25 Poll was just released, and the Big Ten now has five teams included in the rankings. Following last night's loss to Michigan State, we all knew Michigan would take a fall and that MSU would...
NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

WATCH: Mark Dantonio shows off dance moves while celebrating with MSU football team

Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans have much to celebrate after Saturday night. After all, with an offense that gained a whopping 252 yards, was 2-14 on 3rd down, and went 3-&-out 8 times who wouldn't be jumping up and...

Spartans upset No. 7 Wolverines 14-10 to reclaim Paul Bunyan Trophy

The Paul Bunyan Trophy is headed back to East Lansing. Under the bright lights, through a rain storm, in ridiculous wind, Michigan State (4-1, 2-0 BigTen) outlasted No. 7 Michigan (4-1, 1-1 BigTen) 14-10 at the Big House. The Spartans...

U-M vs MSU: All-time performers by position

Welcome to rivalry weekend, as the Michigan Wolverines host the Michigan State Spartans at the Big House on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. (ET). These two teams have a long history full of devastating upsets and complete blowouts dating...

10 Michigan/Michigan State games… From a fans point of view (Part Two)

Welcome back to Men on Football... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt8kve-dEWE Once again I've got Paul Rochon and I’ve got Dylan Bair to give their opinions on 10 recent UofM/MSU football games… from a male’s point of view. Editor’s disclaimer: Paul is, and I quote, the...

10 Michigan/Michigan State games… From a fans point of view (Part One)

Welcome to Men on Football... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt8kve-dEWE I've got Paul Rochon and Dylan Bair to give their opinions on 10 recent UofM/MSU football games... from a male's point of view. Editor's disclaimer: Paul is, and I quote, the "best couch General Manager alive....

WATCH: 5 Greatest upsets In Michigan State/Michigan football rivalry

The football rivalry between the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines has no shortage of legendary games. College football fans of this great state have been treated to some amazing games over the course of the series. Because Michigan has the...

3 Keys to Michigan victory over Michigan State

It is Michigan-Michigan State week! The Wolverines are ramping up to host the Spartans on Saturday night. U-M is 4-0 as suspected, and got an extra week of rest because of their bye week. MSU comes in 3-1 after a...

Three takeaways from the Lions’ 30-23 loss to Minnesota Vikings

If the Lions were going to have a shot at the NFC North, Thursday was a game they had to win. However, it was...

MUST SEE: Insane TD catch by Marvin Jones!

Talk about a spectacular catch! In what has been regarded as Detroit's biggest game of the season thusfar, the annual Thanksgiving matchup wasn't going quite...

MUST SEE: NFL on FOX releases ‘Detroit vs. Everybody’ video featuring...

On Thanksgiving Day, the Detroit Lions will be hosting the Minnesota Vikings at Ford field in what is being called one of the biggest...

LOOK: Vikings WR Stefon Diggs to wear cleats featuring Detroit rap...

When Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs trots out onto Ford Field on Thanksgiving Day to take on the Detroit Lions, he will be doing...

BREAKING: Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day inactive list revealed

This afternoon, the Detroit Lions (6-4) will host the Minnesota Vikings (8-2) in what many are calling a "must-win" game for the Lions. If...