EX-MSU quarterback Connor Cook among the list of local XFL draft prospects

With the XFL starting back up in January or February of 2020, they have released the 8 team locations and names, only one problem they don’t have any players! Well, they will be holding the official XFL draft on October 15th through the 16th, some local names have made the list, let’s check out who. … Read more

REPORT: Former Detroit Lions’ quarterback trying out for XFL

According to reports, former Michigan State (and briefly Detroit Lions) quarterback Connor Cook was in St. Louis on Saturday for the XFL’s final Summer Showcase. Notable names at XFL’s final Summer Showcase today in St. Louis: RB David Cobb, RB Jonas Gray, RB Trent Richardson, QB Connor Cook, QB Zach Mettenberger, TE Clay Harbor, DE … Read more

REPORT: Former Michigan QB turns down Detroit Lions’ offer

On New Year’s Day, the Detroit Lions announced they had signed former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook to a Reserve-Futures deal. Embed from Getty Images According to Lions’ general manager Bob Quinn, Cook is a player who he has had his eye on for much of the 2018 season. From Detroit Free Press: “Obviously, he’s … Read more

FLASHBACK: Michigan State downs undefeated Iowa in 2015 Big Ten Championship

The last time Michigan State and Iowa duked it out on the gridiron, it wasn’t the Big Ten opener for the Spartans, it was for the Big Ten Championship and a basically-guaranteed spot in the College Football Playoff. And while this game gets forgotten due to a lack of offense and both combatants getting embarrassed … Read more

Blind Resume! YOU choose your Top 10 Michigan State Spartans from this century

While gathering the info I needed to create the list of top 10 Michigan State Football players from this century, I came across a common problem: who makes the cut? Who was really worthy of this list? And while you think it would be easy to decide who stays and who goes, it really isn’t. So I … Read more

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 numerous winning seasons, a couple BigTen titles and even a College Football Playoff spot. So it … Read more

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

NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

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 Spartans will undoubtedly be a team to watch. After finishing a dreadful 3-9 a year … 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

Mark Dantonio is done with the ‘Underdog’ moniker

Michigan State University coach Mark Dantonio has had enough of the current ‘expert’ analysis of the Spartan football program. Apparently, the oddsmakers have put the Spartans down as underdogs for many of their matchups for the upcoming season. In fact, Bill Connelly at SBNation.com has MSU ranked 2nd behind Michigan and just ahead of Ohio State. … 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

Former MSU QB Connor Cook falls to Round 4, selected by Oakland Raiders

The winningest quarterback in Michigan State history, Connor Cook, has been selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 4th Round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He continued to slide down the board until the Raiders grabbed him with the 100th overall pick. Cook, a native of Hinckley Township, OH, was a three year starter at MSU. … Read more

5 Bold ‘Locally Flavored’ 2016 NFL Draft Predictions

With the 2016 NFL Draft set to begin on Thursday night, there is one thing that you can count on. Expect the unexpected. Each and every year, the NFL Draft gurus put together their mock drafts, certain that they know what they are talking about. Heck, we do the same thing here at DSN. Then, … Read more

Detroit Lions: 7-Round NFL Draft Player Guide

There are plenty of roster holes the Detroit Lions could fill with their ten picks in the 2016 NFL draft. Although only a few glaring needs exist, there is always room for improvement at other positions. Projected Draft Strategy: Offensive Line- It doesn’t make a ton of sense to draft an offensive tackle in round one who can’t … Read more