WATCH: Malik McDowell berates officers in arrest video gone viral [NSFW]

Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive lineman Malik McDowell has not played at all this season due to injuries sustained in an ATV accident during the summer. The former Michigan State star recently found himself into legal trouble. This past Sunday (December 10) in the wee hours of the morning, McDowell was arrested for disorderly conduct at … Read more

Former Michigan State star Malik McDowell arrested for disorderly conduct

Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive end Malik McDowell has yet to make his debut this season, after suffer injuries sustained in an ATV accident during this past summer. The second-round pick out of Michigan State was the Seahawks’ top draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. McDowell found himself in the news on Sunday for events … Read more

Former Spartans DL Malik McDowell absent from Seahawks camp after ATV accident

NCAA Football: Furman at Michigan State

One of the very few bright moments for the Michigan State Spartans last season was seeing two players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Among the two was defensive lineman Malik McDowell, who was drafted in the second round (No. 35 overall) by the Seattle Seahawks. As NFL training camps get underway, teams are figuring … Read more

DL Malik McDowell did not impress at combine – One team says ‘Worst interview we did’

NFL: Combine Malik McDowell

Yahoo Sports’ Eric Edholm is calling MSU DL Malik McDowell the “loser” of the Combine and reportedly many teams were left unimpressed by the lineman. Malik McDowell official results (Pt. 1): 40 YARD DASH: 4.85 SECBENCH PRESS: 23 REPSVERTICAL JUMP: 28.5 INCHBROAD JUMP: 112.0 INCH — Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) March 5, 2017 One NFL … Read more

REPORT: Michigan State DL Malik McDowell to enter 2017 NFL Draft

News broke late Monday night that Michigan State junior defensive lineman Malik McDowell will be foregoing his senior season in East Lansing, as he has reportedly hired an agent will enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Malik McDowell will forgo his final year of eligibility at Michigan State and declare early for the NFL draft — … 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

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

Could Spartans DT Malik McDowell be the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft?

If the Michigan State Spartans have any chance of replicating the success they had in 2015 and want to find their way back to Indianapolis and perhaps the College Football Playoff, then they will need to be stout on defense once again. Leading the way will be junior defensive tackle Malik McDowell. Since stepping foot on campus … 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

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

3 Wolverines, 2 Spartans listed among SI Top 100 players of 2016

Sports Illustrated released their top 100 players for the 2016 college football season on Wednesday as Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers and Michigan State’s Malik McDowell were included in the list. Peppers was the highest ranked in-state player at No. 5. The junior defensive back is shifting to a new position this Fall as a safety/linebacker hybrid. … Read more

5 Michigan-based CFB linemen named to ‘Outland Trophy’ watch list

The preseason watch list for various college football awards continue to be released this week. On Friday, one of the trophy lists made public was the Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the nation’s best interior lineman. Among the 70 names making the cut on July 8 – two Michigan Wolverines, two Michigan State Spartans, and one … Read more

U-M, MSU ‘Bednarik Award’ watch list players named to ‘Nagurski Trophy’ watch list

We learned earlier this week that three defensive players from the Michigan Wolverines and two standouts from the Michigan State Spartans were listed among the 90 players on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which is given annually the nation’s top defensive player from the Maxwell Football Club. The three Michigan players – Jourdan Lewis, Jabrill Peppers and Chris … Read more

5 Wolverines, 2 Spartans named to preseason POY watch lists

It’s about that time of the year for various preseason rankings and player watch lists to be released, making us one step closer to the 2016 college football season. On Tuesday, the Maxwell Football Club announced a list of players that are being considered for both the Maxwell Award as well as the Bednarik Award. … Read more

2016 Game-by-Game Preview: Michigan State Spartans

The Michigan State Spartans continued their winning ways under head coach Mark Dantonio in 2015 when they won their second Big Ten title and a bid in the College Football Playoff top-4. Unfortunately the season came to a screeching halt there when the eventual champion Alabama Crimson Tide opened up a can on the Spartans in a 38-0 … Read more