Michigan State Spartans Articles

Bryce Petty
Football nerds unite. Just think, less than a decade ago, Baylor and Michigan State were teams worthy of laughs in their respective conferences. Baylor was a bottom feeder in the Big 12, and Michigan State’s various foibles made the...
David Fox
7 months ago
Georgia Bulldogs
Here are the 30 best, most entertaining, most dramatic and most important Power 5 football games of the 2014 season: 1. (2) Florida St 31, (5) Notre Dame 27It’s hard to make an entire nation root for the usually hated Fighting Irish but...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Big Ten played a lot of dramatic and exciting games in 2014. Unfortunately, when it came to non-conference contests, the league didn’t win too many of them. However, an entire year of disappointment can all be washed away by two...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
A play in Saturday’s Michigan State-Rutgers game was truly a dream for an offensive lineman. Connor Kruse is a former walk-on and a senior contributor for the Spartans. And in Saturday’s easy win over the Scarlet Knights, Kruse had...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Duke and Michigan State may look familiar to the untrained eye when the two teams meet Tuesday night in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis. Mike Krzyzewski is here. So is Tom Izzo. Duke has talent. Michigan State has plenty of upperclassmen...
David Fox
8 months ago
Urban Meyer
College football’s playoff committee has released two sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Connor Cook
The Big Ten has spent most of 2014 out of the national spotlight, but the Michigan State-Ohio State showdown on Saturday night carries significant playoff implications. This matchup is easily the biggest game of the year in the conference and is a...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Mark Dantonio
Entering Saturday, one of the themes for Michigan State and Ohio State will be the differing character of the two programs. One program features a classic dropback quarterback while the other runs the spread through a pass-run threat. One...
David Fox
8 months ago
Michigan State Spartans
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Connor Cook
Months before the start of the college football season kicked off there was one specific game every college football fan following the Big Ten knew to circle on the calendar. Michigan State will host Ohio State in a rematch of the 2013 Big Ten...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Michigan State may still be the best team in the Big Ten, but their struggles to close out games should be alarming for Spartans fans. Painful memories of what could have been against Oregon are still fresh. Michigan State held a 27-18 lead at...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Gus Malzahn
The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format....
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Mark Dantonio
Giving up 28 unanswered points to a healthy Oregon team on the road temporarily knocked Michigan State out of the national conversation a month ago. The Spartans defense made sure it didn’t happen again. Though Michigan State’...
David Fox
9 months ago
Connor Cook
The SEC owns the spotlight in Week 6, but the marquee night matchup on Saturday resides in the Big Ten, as Nebraska travels to Michigan State. Considering how both teams have performed this year, this could be an early preview of the Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Bo Pelini
After the Big Ten stepped into the national spotlight for the wrong reasons this week as a coach and athletic director found themselves not just battling their player safety procedures, but their job status. By Saturday night, that may...
David Fox
9 months ago
Tom Izzo
The Big Ten has taken its lumps during football season, but all that changes on the hardwood. Much of that is due to the coaches on the bench, a deep group of some of the nation’s best coaches that’s only getting better. Tom...
David Fox
10 months ago
As expected, Michigan State handled Eastern Michigan without too much trouble on Saturday.The Spartans rotated several players into action and were able to rest the starters thanks to a huge lead.The Eagles are rebuilding under first-year coach...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Big Ten already has losses to the Pac-12 (twice), SEC, ACC and Notre Dame — not to mention two losses to the MAC. Many, including myself, are writing the Big Ten off as a playoff contender. It’s not that there won’t...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Everett Golson
After Saturday night, Notre Dame and Michigan both should have good reason to want to continue a rivalry that ended with a 31-0 Irish win.Notre Dame certainly would want to continue to embarrass Michigan in perpetuity. Michigan would likely want to...
David Fox
10 months ago
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
Oregon has done many things since it became the leading program in the country for the hurry-up spread offense.Saturday, though, may be one of its finest moments.The Ducks scored 46 points against a Michigan State/Pat Narduzzi defense. Consider...
David Fox
10 months ago
Marcus Mariota
All eyes in the college football world will be focused on Eugene, Ore. this Saturday, as Michigan State takes on Oregon in a clash of top 10 teams. The Spartans handled Jacksonville State 45-7 last Friday and dodged a bullet after a nasty hit to...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
 Three Big Ten teams will be the center of the college football world in the second week of the season.The league will hope it’s not the last time that’s the case in 2014.This could be the week the Big Ten establishes its College...
David Fox
10 months ago
Mark Dantonio
Mark Dantonio didn’t set out to be everyone’s favorite coach in the Big Ten.Seven seasons after he arrived to fix a broken Michigan State program, there’s a sense he still wants to be seen as a full-time taskmaster.The image,...
David Fox
10 months ago
Urban Meyer
The Big Ten will have to wait another week to have a good grip on its College Football Playoff hopes.Perhaps that seems an obvious statement considering it’s Week 2. But imagine if Wisconsin hadn’t collapsed in the second half against...
David Fox
10 months ago
Oregon Ducks
Just when you think you've got it all figured out… the season starts. Texas A&M, Rutgers and Temple got things started on Thursday evening in shocking fashion by pulling off huge upsets. The madness continued on Saturday...
Braden Gall
11 months ago

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