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. (MLive.com 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 […]

Bell receiving heavy dose of Heisman talk following big performance

Le’Veon Bell launched the Spartans into the 2012 season with a win because of his big performance against Boise State, but he also launched himself from darkhorse in the Heisman race to candidate.Le’Veon Bell put his name in early Heisman discussions with a big game against Boise State. (MLive.com Photo) That’s what a 50-touch, two-touchdown […]

Bell rings in 2012 season with huge game against Boise State

Well, the Spartans are who we thought they were — so far. A great defensive team with a great running back — who might be even better than that. Le’Veon Bell went off on Boise State on Friday night, outgaining the Broncos entire team, as Michigan State won 17-13 and extended its home win streak […]

Expect to see … Boise State edition

Football is back and for Michigan State, it means a big first game against Boise State. What a way to open the season. Top 25 opponent. Under the lights on Friday night. National television. It’s go time. Here is what to look for: 1. Sacks of SouthwickWill Gholston, right, and Marcus Rush have big roles […]

We made it! Football is back!

We made it, you guys! Since the 2011 season concluded when Anthony Rashad White’s big ol’ paw blocking a Georgia field-goal attempt in triple overtime, it has been a wild ride with plenty of ridiculous drama keeping fans longing for this moment. From the moment Mark Dantonio “interrupted” a Michigan coach at a coaches clinic […]

Sense of family leads to big recruiting weekend for MSU

The Spartans added two big commitments to the 2013 class last weekend. Chicago Julian defensive end Demetrius Cooper and Cass Tech offensive tackle Dennis Finley decided to join Michigan State’s class and both cited the feeling of family at Michigan State as a big reason for their verbal commitments. “It was the best spot for […]

Seven Michigan State commits ranked in Scout’s Midwest 150

The Spartans recruiting class has 11 commitments, and seven of them were ranked among the top 150 in the midwest by Scout.com. Ten of the commits qualified for the ranking, as defensive tackle Devin Salmon is from Tampa, Fla.Linebacker Jon Reschke is rated the No. 35 player in the midwest according to Scout.com. (Scout.com Photo) […]

The Breakdown: Defensive backs Adams and Dennard key MSU defense

(Editor’s Note: This is the seventh installment of positional previews. Previous: The Breakdown: Quarterbacks; The Breakdown: Running Backs; The Breakdown: Wide Receivers; The Breakdown: Offensive Line; The Breakdown: Defensive Line, The Breakdown: Linebackers) Big Man on Campus: Johnny Adams When people talk about swagger being a huge part of how the Michigan State defense plays, […]

Maxwell, Bullough and Norman named 2012 team captains

When Kirk Cousins graduated, it left more than a gap at the quarterback position — it left a void in the team’s leadership.From left, Max Bullough, Mark Dantonio, Andrew Maxwell and Chris Norman in Chicago at Big Ten Media Day. Fortunately, it looks like his replacement at quarterback also is a well-respected team leader. The […]

Yahoo! ranks MSU coaching staff No. 9 nationally

It is one of the worst kept secrets that the Michigan State coaching staff is among the nation’s best — and Yahoo! Sports certainly agrees. Pat Narduzzi is a big reason why the Michigan State coaching staff is considered one of the nation’s best. (AP Photo) The organization ranked the MSU coaching staff as the […]

So Cousins is gone, what do the numbers say is in store for MSU in 2012?

As the season nears, there is one question that is dominating the minds of Michigan State fans everywhere — how well is the offense going to do with Andrew Maxwell at the helm. Well, my buddy Danny did a little statistical analysis of how teams fare after losing a quaterback such as Kirk Cousins — […]