Q&A: Previewing the Buckeyes with TheOzone

With the Buckeyes coming to East Lansing this Saturday, it is time to take a look into what Ohio State brings to the table this year under new coach Urban Meyer. Last year the Spartans managed to bottle up Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. Finding a way to stop him this year could be a […]

Michigan State basketball schedule, game times released

Even though college football season got underway just less than a month ago, college basketball isn’t that far off.Keith Appling returns to lead the Spartans’ backcourt in 2012-13. (USA Today Photo) On Wednesday, the Michigan State 2012-13 basketball schedule was released — including most games times. The Spartans open with Connecticut in the Armed Forces […]

Spartan Pups: Holmes putting up big numbers for C-A

Flint Carman-Ainsworth is undefeated this season (5-0) and a big reason why is the rushing attack led by Michigan State commit Gerald Holmes.Gerald Holmes has run for nine touchdowns this year, including this one against Flushing last week. ( Photo) Holmes broke out on two touchdown runs — of 39 and 75 yards — to […]

MSU pulls another recruit from Cass Tech in linebacker Drake

After a drought that lasted more than a decade, Michigan State now has received two commitments from Cass Tech in less than a month.Cass Tech’s Deon Drake is the third commitment in the class of 2014 for Michigan State. (247Sports Photo) 2014 linebacker Deon Drake committed to Michigan State on Saturday, joining 2013 offensive lineman […]

Expect to see … Eastern Michigan edition

One in-state MAC school down, one more to go.DeAnthony Arnett has just one catch as a Spartan. He should see the field more against EMU as the Spartans search for explosive playmakers. (Detroit Free Press Photo) The Spartans downed Central Michigan 41-7 on Sept. 8, and now Eastern Michigan is up this weekend. This time, […]

Spartan Pups: Reschke, Brother Rice take down Morris, De La Salle

Michigan State has had some pretty good linebackers in the past few years, and the 2013 class is bringing in a couple more very good ones — Jon Reschke and Shane Jones. Brother Rice linebacker Jon Reschke had 13 tackles in the Warriors’ win Saturday. (247Sports Photo) Reshcke, a senior at Birmingham Brother Rice, helped his […]

MSU basketball freshman Kaminski to miss 4-6 months

One of the members of the Spartans’ 13th-ranked 2012 basketball recruiting class is all but certain to receive a redshirt after undergoing shoulder surgery on Sept. 7. Kenny Kaminski, a forward from Medina, Ohio, will be out four-to-six months after the surgery to repair a torn labrum. It is Kaminski’s second shoulder surgery in 10 […]

Spartans’ lack of explosive plays a concern

Everyone in the stands at Spartan Stadium could see it. Anyone watching on national television couldn’t miss it.MSU’s Bennie Fowler, right, drops a pass in the end zone against Notre Dame. (LSJ Photo) The Spartans’ lack of offensive firepower was evident to all against Notre Dame on Saturday night — and it could be the […]

Michigan State drops chance to impress against Notre Dame

Under the lights in a national spotlight, the 10th-ranked Spartans had a chance to really impress in a major way against No. 20 Notre Dame, but they dropped their chance — literally — in a 20-3 loss.Max Bullough tries to bring down Everett Golson on Saturday night. (Detroit News Photo) Michigan State dropped six passes […]

Expect to see … Notre Dame edition

Here it is, y’all. No. 10 Michigan State vs. No. 20 Notre Dame.Bennie Fowler, left, should have plenty of chances to make plays against Notre Dame. ( Photo) The Fighting Irish come in 2-0, as do the Spartans. The Irish will be seeking their first win in East Lansing since 2006, a game any MSU […]

Spartan Pups: Terry leads top-ranked team in Pennsylvania

(Note: Welcome to a new segment, Spartan Pups. This (ideally) is going to be a weekly segment to break down and update how the Michigan State commitments for the class of 2013 and 2014 are doing in their high school seasons. Any and all feedback is welcome.) When Michigan State received a commitment from Erie […]

New faces making a splash at wide receiver for the Spartans

“Nobody’s safe right now. We don’t have a B.J. Cunningham, a Keshawn Martin, that’s been established.” –MSU wide receivers coach Terry Samuel (Sept. 5, 2012)Freshman Aaron Burbridge looks downfield in his debut against Central Michigan. (Detroit News Photo) As the search for a big play wide receiver continues, Michigan State turned to some new options […]

Team effort leads to MSU rolling over CMU

Last week against Boise State it was Le’Veon Bell’s turn, this week against Central Michigan it was everyone else’s for MSU.Andrew Maxwell improved greatly in his second start, throwing for 275 yards on 20-of-31 passing. (LSJ Photo) From Andrew Maxwell to Aaron Burbridge and just about everyone in between, plenty of Spartans played a part […]

Expect to see … Central Michigan edition

It’s that time again, another week has gone by and another game is on tap. This week the Spartans head to Central Michigan for a pretty neat road game just up U.S. 127. Isaiah Lewis returned an interception for a touchdown last season against CMU. ( Photo) The Chips won their season opener against Southeast […]

Maxwell has chance to make strong impression Saturday at CMU

It’s not unusual for all eyes to be on the quarterback, but for Michigan State fans, a focus on Andrew Maxwell is necessary.Andrew Maxwell can make a big statement against Central Michigan. (AP Photo) It’s safe to say this weekend is big for Maxwell. After an up-and-down debut last Friday at Spartan Stadium, the new […]