Hey Spartans, it’s time to stop acting like “Lil Brother”

Chris Frey is the latest example in a string of Lil Brother-like comments (Author’s note, I am and always will be a Spartan. Was born Green and White thanks to two wonderful Michigan State alums for parents) The date is November 4th, 2007. Michigan and Michigan State duke it out at Spartan Stadium in a … Read more

Spartans’ Riley Bullough trolls Wolverines’ Chase Winovich tweet

For those of you who are diehard Michigan Wolverine fans, you were most likely salivating at the news that Chase Winovich was returning for his final season in Ann Arbor. Winovich plays defensive end for the Maize-and-Blue, and led the team in sacks, with eight, and tackles-for-loss, with 18. Here’s Chase’s tweet: “Those who stay … 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

Detroit Lions Final 2017 Perfect NFL Mock Draft: This One Counts

Nov 28, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Michael Thomas (3) makes a catch over Michigan Wolverines cornerback Jourdan Lewis (26) in the third quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It’s hard to believe that it has already been three months since the Detroit Lions fell to the Seattle Seahawks 26-6 in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs. Since that loss, Bob Quinn, who is in his 2nd season as general manager of the Lions, has been working countless hours to enhance the … Read more

Detroit Lions Perfect Pre-Combine NFL Mock Draft

NCAA Football: Rutgers at Michigan

With the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine set to begin this week, it’s time to take a look at which direction the Detroit Lions should head in this year’s NFL Draft. The 1st Round of the draft will be held on April 27th beginning at 8 p.m. ET, with Rounds 2-3 taking place on April 28th … Read more

Perfect Detroit Lions 2017 NFL Mock Draft: Every pick revealed [Vol. 1]

The 2016 season is officially in the books for the Detroit Lions after falling to the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the NFL Playoffs. Some will argue the Lions season was a complete failure after losing their final four games, while others feel like they overachieved compared to their preseason expectations. Regardless of … Read more

Michigan State linebacker Riley Bullough to start against Northwestern

A bit of good news came across the wire for the Michigan State Spartans (2-3, 0-2 Big ten) ahead of their homecoming contest against the Northwestern Wildcats. Middle linebacker Riley Bullough will get the start after missing the last three games (all losses) with a right shoulder injury. MSU linebacker Riley Bullough is in the … 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

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

Athlon Sports: MSU linebacking core ranks top 5 in the country

While the offense for the Michigan State Spartans will feature a lot of new faces, the defensive side of the ball should be the strong suit, front to back. A big part of that is the influx of linebackers they have, headlined by senior Riley Bullough. He without question will be the heartbeat of the Spartan defense. … 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

Spartans LB Riley Bullough named to ‘Butkus Award’ watch list

It is already well-documented that Michigan State Spartans fifth-year senior Riley Bullough will be an integral part of the Spartan defense come this fall. So much so, Bullough has already been named to preseason watch lists for two other awards, the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. On Tuesday, Bullough was named to his third … 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

Michigan State LB Bullough suspended for 1st half vs CMU

Michigan State will be without one of their star players next Saturday when the Central Michigan Chippewas pay a visit to Spartan Stadium. Junior linebacker Riley Bullough will have to sit out the opening half next week due to an automatic NCAA suspension. Riley Bullough has been ejected for targeting and will miss the first … Read more