Could MSU be in the running for Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire?

A frustrating and atypical season for the Michigan State Spartans came to a close last Saturday, a 45-12 loss to Penn State in Happy Valley. A number of things contributed to the 3-9 overall record, but the one thing that was under constant scrutiny was the quarterback play. Whether it was redshirt senior Tyler O’Connor, redshirt junior Damion … Read more

Game Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights @ Michigan State Spartans

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS (2-7, 0-6 Big Ten) @ MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (2-7, 0-6 Big Ten) WHERE: Spartan Stadium – East Lansing, MI KICKOFF: Noon ET on Big Ten Network GAMETIME FORECAST: Sunny, with a high near 49. Light southwest wind becoming west southwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. LINE: MSU -16 OVER/UNDER: 55 The Michigan … Read more

Spartans falter late again, drop seventh straight game 31-27 at Illinois

A pair of underwhelming Big Ten programs, in different ways, hooked up in Champaign on a simply spectacular November afternoon for football. The Michigan State Spartans were desperate to get back in the win column, something they haven’t done since all the way back in Week 3 against Notre Dame. MSU was opposing the Illinois Fighting Illini, … Read more

Michigan fends off late rally from Spartans, move to 8-0 with 32-23 victory over MSU

Saturday was the latest chapter in the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. The No. 2-ranked Michigan Wolverines came in steamrolling opponents and absolutely dominating on defense. On paper, it was not a favorable match-up for the in-state rival Michigan State Spartans, who have had struggles in just about every facet of the game that has contributed to … Read more

A quarterback competition Is officially underway at Michigan State

The Michigan State Spartans have gotten off to a disappointing start this season. A sluggish offense has led to a pedestrian 2-3 record with the latest of three straight losses coming at the hands of Brigham Young University by a score of 31-14 last weekend. Head coach Mark Dantonio made a desperation change at quarterback in the 4th quarter … Read more

BYU ambushes MSU in second half, hands Spartans a third straight loss, 31-14

On Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans (2-2, 0-2 Big Ten) were looking to end a two-game skid, their first such losing streak since 2009. They returned home after a disappointing 24-21 overtime loss to Indiana last week, stepping out of conference this week to play independent foe BYU Cougars (2-3), who survived a shootout with Toledo at … Read more

5 Bold Predictions for Michigan State in 2016

The Michigan State Spartans have built their current college football powerhouse off of the constant disrespect they receive nationally. Pundits and publications never seem to get the Spartans rankings, or the name of their head coach, correct. One would think that after winning the Big Ten two out of the last three years, the Spartans … Read more

Tyler O’Connor named the starting quarterback for MSU in Week 1 vs. Furman

Without question, the biggest off-season storyline surrounding the Michigan State Spartans as they head into 2016 looking to defend their 2015 Big Ten crown was who would be the starting quarterback, replacing the all-time winningest and most prolific quarterback in school history in Connor Cook. On Monday, we learned from the head man himself. Coach Mark Dantonio has … Read more

EDITORIAL: Don’t sleep on Michigan State in 2016

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 author and the author alone. If you look back in the history of the Big Ten, … 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

Tyler O’Connor with an early edge in QB competition after Spartan spring game

One of the biggest questions for Michigan State heading into the 2016 season, is who will be under center when the season kicks off Friday night, September 2nd at Spartan Stadium. After nearly three seasons with Connor Cook at the helm of the Spartans offense, MSU will have to find it’s next quarterback. It will … Read more

Rosters set for Michigan State’s Green-White game this Saturday

Michigan State held its annual Spring player draft on Tuesday for the upcoming Green-White game, being played this Saturday at 3 p.m. at Spartan Stadium. The game will also be aired on the Big Ten Network. The draft began with Spartan seniors being split into two teams. From there, the two teams took turns drafting … 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

MSU’s win vs Buckeyes was preview of 2016 QB battle

Going into last Saturday’s game against the #3 Ohio State Buckeyes, the Michigan State Spartans were given little to no chance of winning, regardless of who you asked. Considering that both teams have played with fire all season long, the Spartans did not have star senior quarterback Connor Cook playing in the game, and everyone had been waiting … Read more