Detroit Lions’ tryout consists of eight players, including three former MSU standouts

The Detroit Lions tryout featured a few players with whom college football fans in Michigan might be familiar. Initially reported by Howard Balzer on Wednesday, the Detroit Lions worked out a bevy of players this week.  Michigan State University wide receivers Aaron Burbridge and Bennie Fowler, along with former WR-turned-cornerback, Tony Lippett, led the list of … Read more

Inside the Numbers: 5 reasons why Michigan State is struggling in 2016

So the Michigan State Spartans have certainly seen better days in recent program history. This past Saturday, they faltered again the second half in their 31-14 loss at home against the BYU Cougars. The loss was their third straight on the season, putting them under .500 this late into a season since 2012 when they finished the … Read more

MSU coach Mark Dantonio ‘frustrated’ with Spartans falling in NFL Draft

Very few things can make a college football coach more proud than seeing his players graduate and move to the professional level, whether it is on the field or off. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio is no different. He saw 13 players have their name among the best NFL prospects heading into last week’s event … Read more

Local Michigan talent selected in 2016 NFL Draft

Plenty of local kids heard their name called during the 2016 NFL Draft. Whether it was during the very first round, or all the way down in the very last round, there were plenty of Michigan based college players’ names being called throughout. Here are the Michigan based collegiate programs and the players from those … Read more

Detroit Lions Perfect 2016 NFL Draft: Every pick revealed (Final Cut)

On Thursday night, Lions general manager Bob Quinn will have his first opportunity to run an NFL Draft. It just so happens to be a draft that could be the most important in Detroit Lions team history. We have compiled what we believe will be the ‘Perfect’ NFL Draft outcome for the Lions, all seven … Read more

Detroit Lions Perfect 2016 NFL Draft: Every pick revealed Vol. 3

[tps_header] With the 2016 NFL Draft set to take place April 28th-April 30th, Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions are preparing for one of the most important drafts in team history. Luckily, we have compiled what we believe will be the ‘Perfect’ NFL Draft outcome for the Lions, all seven rounds, and all 10 picks. So … Read more

MSU receiver Aaron Burbridge has productive meeting with Detroit Lions

Homegrown Michigan State wide receiver Aaron Burbridge met with the Detroit Lions this past week. From the sounds of it, Burbridge enjoyed his visit. Per  Mike Griffith of “It went real good,” said Burbridge, who met with the NFL team he grew up cheering for on Tuesday. “They just try to get to know you as … Read more

Top 5 storylines to watch as Michigan State opens spring practice

[tps_header]The defending Big Ten champions will open Spring practice today as Michigan State football head coach Mark Dantonio prepares for his 10th season at the helm for the Spartans. Coming off a birth in their first College Football Playoff, MSU will have many questions to answer before they open the 2016 season on September 2nd … Read more

Detroit Lions Perfect 2016 NFL Draft: Every pick revealed Vol. 1

  [tps_header] The Detroit Lions finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 7-9 record. That being said, they did play well down the stretch, going 6-2 in the second half of the season. If newly hired general manager Bob Quinn makes the right decisions in both free agency and the NFL Draft, the Lions could … Read more

5 players from MSU’s 2016 class that will make an immediate impact

[tps_header] The Michigan State Spartans on National Signing Day received letters of intent from many of their early commits, bringing their total to 20. Despite missing out on some notable, high-profile names throughout the day and a top target putting his signing day on hold due to a pending legal issue, Michigan State finished with their highest-ranked … Read more

VIDEO: MSU’s Aaron Burbridge catches Hail Mary pass to conclude Senior Bowl

Michigan State Spartans senior wide receiver Aaron Burbridge was one of three seniors representing the Big Ten champions in the Senior Bowl down in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday, along with center Jack Allen and defensive lineman Lawrence Thomas. Burbridge finished with two catches for 43 yards and a score. The touchdown he reeled in came in … Read more

Top 10 NFL Draft prospects from Michigan-based collegiate programs

The 2016 NFL Draft takes place on April 28th through the 30th at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. As with any NFL Draft, plenty of athletes from different schools and different states will be showcased. Here is a look at the Top 10 NFL Draft prospects from Michigan based collegiate programs:   10: Kavon … Read more

Great Lakes State to be well-represented at 2016 Senior Bowl

The 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl will have quite a contingent from the state of Michigan as five seniors from Michigan, Michigan State, and Western Michigan will showcase their skills for NFL scouts in preparation for this year’s NFL Draft. The Spartans lead the Mitten State with three representatives with wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, center Jack … Read more

Top 10 catches by Michigan football teams in 2015

[tps_header] 2015 has just about come and gone, and it’s time to look back and relive those spectacular catches that made us jump out of our seats over the past 12 months. From the Detroit Lions to the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, there were plenty to choose from, but DSN is here to … Read more

2015 All-Big Ten teams: Michigan, MSU well-represented

The 2015 Big Ten regular season has come to a close, and there is more than a conference championship on the line in Indianapolis on Saturday when the Michigan State Spartans square off against the Iowa Hawkeyes (8 PM on FOX). On Monday and Tuesday, both the Big Ten coaches and media announced their 1st, 2nd, and … Read more

WATCH: Aaron Burbridge makes three defenders miss on great catch and run

On Michigan State’s first drive of the second half against Penn State, Connor Cook went to his top receiver Aaron Burbridge for a score to put the Spartans up 27-10. Burbridge made three defenders miss as he spun and and ran in for the touchdown. Continue to follow with us on Twitter, @detsportsnation as the Spartans … Read more