Michigan State Spartans Articles

With two of its best teams ineligible for a bowl game, 2012 was mostly a year to forget for the Big Ten. Despite having nothing to play for, Ohio State ran the table and finished with a perfect 12-0 record. The Buckeyes were joined by Penn State...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country’s most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. The evolution of the tight end...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country’s most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. The running back position has...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Now that the calendar has turned to March, fans of bubble teams may be refreshing web sites of their favorite bracketologists. As college basketball’s regular season and conference tournament season nears a close, Athlon Sports will keep you...
David Fox
1 year ago
We have ranked every college football program in the country, based on the attractiveness of the position from a coaching perspective. We considered many factors — tradition, facilities, location, money  — but in the end, we simply asked...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
With spring practice getting ready to start for all 125 college football teams, quarterback battles will now take center stage. For most national title contenders – Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, Stanford, Georgia, Notre Dame and Clemson –...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is many things, but dumb isn’t one of them. His conference snaked football blue blood and powerhouse Nebraska from the Big 12 to grow the conference in 2011. He followed that up by stealing ACC founding member...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
For all of last week and into this week, Athlon Sports ranked football and men’s basketball coaching tandems in the power conferences. It’s a tall task recognizing excellence in both major college sports, but the top of our list, for the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Chris Henry was a running back at the University of Arizona from 2003 to 2006. After redshirting, he rushed for 159 yards as a freshman, 119 yards as a sophomore and 581 yards as a junior. Henry had 859 career rushing yards over three seasons...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
With college football’s spring practice and basketball’s postseason around the corner, Athlon Sports decided this would be a good time to evaluate each school’s coaching tandem. In this ranking, we aimed to reward balance. In short, which...
David Fox
1 year ago
Recruiting in college football is downright nasty. It is a cutthroat, cannibalistic big business that is microscopically analyzed by fans, administrators and media members alike. The Big Ten's recruiting trail is chalked full of intriguing...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on newsstands — use many things to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic trends,...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
National Signing Day 2013 is right around the corner and Athlon Sports is releasing its position-by-position rankings for the Class of 2013 based on the Athlon Consensus 100. Who is left on the board? Who has the best class at one position?...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Perhaps the best sign of the Big Ten’s depth this season is the revolving door of teams as the flavor of the week. Indiana started the season as the preseason No. 1. Then, Illinois won the Maui Invitational and started 12-0. After that,...
David Fox
1 year ago
The early entry deadline to the NFL Draft is always a nervous time for many coaches in college football. Even though most coaches have an idea of which players will be back for the next season, there’s always a few surprises. And of course, it’s...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The Big Ten had a year to forget in 2012. Two of the conference’s best teams (Ohio State and Penn State) were ineligible to compete for the postseason, while Michigan State underachieved and finished with a 7-6 mark. While the 2012 season will...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The bowl game in Tempe will be a last chance to build any sort of momentum for both Michigan State and TCU into 2013. The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (formerly the Insight Bowl) puts together two teams that have not won back-to-back games since...
David Fox
1 year ago
With 347 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Kentucky's Anthony Davis Kentucky was the nation’s best team for 2012 (at least through April). Anthony Davis was the nation’s best player. And great rivalry games in the Bluegrass State and out churned out some...
David Fox
2 years ago
Entering the season, Athlon ranked the Big Ten the nation’s top conference. Despite a loss by its top team Saturday, the league has done nothing to change that notion. If anything, the league looks more formidable than we projected. Indiana...
David Fox
2 years ago
The merits of recruiting rankings are debated in every sports bar and around every water cooler in the nation. Athlon continues its look at how each all-conference team ranked as high school recruits with the first-team All-Big Ten team....
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. Today, we rank college football's...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. Although Alabama and Notre Dame is clearly the biggest bowl game, with 34 other contests, there are plenty of other...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Basketball season is in full swing, which for the ACC and Big Ten is a welcome sight. The ACC-Big Ten Challenge, as usual, will feature Final Four-type matchups at the top, including implications for the No. 1 spot. Duke has defeated two Final...
David Fox
2 years ago
Bizarre might be the best word to describe the 2012 edition of Big Ten football. The best teams with the best player and the best coach won't be playing for a championship of any kind after finishing the season as one of only two undefeated teams...
Braden Gall
2 years ago

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