Michigan State Spartans Articles

Michigan State Spartans
The Heisman Trophy may be the most coveted trophy in all of sports. Ten of the last 11 winners of this priceless award have been quarterbacks. And since 1950, only one time has a non-offensive skill player — e.g., quarterback, running back or...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
The inaugural Big Ten title game featured the teams widely regarded as the league’s best. This season’s race could be less clear-cut. The Legends Division looks rock solid, while the Leaders is filled with more than a few question marks. Michigan...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a difficult task. Many factors play into just how successful a coach is at any school. How well are the assistants paid? Are the facilities up to par with the rest of the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
Athlon's College Football top 25 countdown for 2012 continues with No. 18 Michigan State. The Spartans are the defending Legends Division champs, but must replace quarterback Kirk Cousins and defensive tackle Jerel Worthy. What...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
The Michigan State Spartans check in at No. 18 in Athlon's college football 2012 top 25 countdown. Here's a look at our predictions for the most valuable players, games to watch, breakout candidates and other key categories...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
Here are some of our favorite jokes about Michigan State's biggest rivals.   • What's the difference between a litter of puppies and Michigan fans? Eventually puppies grow up and stop whining.   • Did you hear about the new honor...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
Spring practice is wrapping up around the nation, which means the 2012 college football season is just around the corner. Athlon’s top 25 for 2012 kicks off on May 1 and ends in early June with our pick to win the national title. The SEC has won...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
The 2012 college football season is still months away, but it's never too early to preview. Athlon continues its countdown to the upcoming season and spring previews by ranking the quarterbacks in each of the BCS conferences. The...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
The 2012 college football season is still months away, but it's never too early to preview. Athlon continues its countdown to the upcoming season and spring previews by ranking the quarterbacks in each of the BCS conferences. The...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
By Braden Gall (@BradenGall on Twitter) The journey to claim the 2012 national title begins in February, March and April, as 124 college football teams open up spring practice over the next three months. Athlon will preview some of...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
The editors at Athlon Sports debate some of the hot topics surrounding the NCAA Tournament. What No. 1 seed has the toughest remaining path to the Final Four? Nathan Rush: Syracuse has not been the same since Fab Melo was suspended. The...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
by Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on twitter) and Braden Gall (@BradenGall) Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a difficult task. Many factors play into just how successful a coach is at any school. How well...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview: West Region Top Dog — Michigan State (1) Coach Tom Izzo punched the ticket to his 10th Sweet 16, thanks in no small part to his all-everything point forward Draymond Green. No insult intended Steve Smith, but...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
By Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) and Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven) College football spring practice is already underway and it won't be long until Athlon's 2012 preseason annuals are hitting the shelves. The top 25 countdown will...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
2012 NCAA Tournament WEST REGION Phoenix Top Two – Michigan State (1), Missouri (2) The Michigan State Spartans (27–7, 13–5 Big Ten) locked up the fourth No. 1 seed by beating Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament title game — after sharing...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
By Mitch Light Athlon Sports is in the business of preseason prognostications, so let’s look back at who we tabbed as the preseason Player of the Year in the nation’s top conferences and who deserves the award in the postseason. ACC...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
Each college basketball weekend is taking on more meaning with less than a month to go until league tournaments begin. Saturday saw several big-time clashes, highlighted by Kentucky surviving in a great SEC game at Vanderbilt, Michigan State...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
-by Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on twitter) We all know recruiting rankings are very subjective, but it is also true that every fan base would like a highly-ranked class. A star-studded haul is no guarantee of future success, but the odds...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@BradenGall on Twitter) Very Early 2012 Big Ten Predictions Leaders Division 1. Ohio State Buckeyes Key Returnees: QB Braxton Miller, RB Jordan Hall, RB Jamaal Berry, RB Carlos Hyde, WR Corey Brown, TE Jake Stoneburner, OL...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) The ink is barely dry on the 2011 college football season and Athlon Sports is already fired up about 2012. The Sears Crystal Ball parade still has plenty of K-Marts to visit before the defending...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
by Rob Doster Outback Bowl Teams: Michigan State (10–3) vs. Georgia (10-3) Date: Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.   This game, one of the most intriguing matchups of bowl season, is a rematch of the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall) There is no doubt this is the Era of the Quarterback. Houston’s Case Keenum (152) and Boise State’s Kellen Moore (142) both broke Graham Harrell’s all-time NCAA touchdown record of 134 scoring strikes...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
By Mitch Light Friday No. 67 Ohio vs. No. 57 Northern Illinois (MAC Championship Game) Northern Illinois, winner of seven straight, brings an explosive offense to Ford Field in Detroit. NIU ranks ninth in the nation in total offense and has...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
The rollercoaster tenure of Ron Zook has ended after seven seasons at Illinois, and athletic director Mike Thomas is conducting a search that has a wide array of candidates. Houston coach Kevin Sumlin’s name seems to come up in every coaching...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Michigan State Spartans
By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 13 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. And two Big Ten teams came in at #1 of our Top 25 College Football Rivalries. 1. Michigan State (10-2, 7-1...
Braden Gall
2 years ago

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