Monthly Archives: September 2012

MSU football: Shoulda, coulda … didn’t

While many of MSU’s coaches and players could see a play here, a call there that would have changed the outcome of Saturday’s loss to Ohio State, William Gholston provided this week’s “Next question” sound bytes.

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MSU football pregame: Hollis donates $1 million, Hoover out

MSU announced late this morning, hours before kickoff against Ohio State, that athletic director Mark Hollis and his family has donated $1 million for a variety of purposes.

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HALFTIME: Ohio State 7, MSU 3

The defense has made a couple big plays in this one to prevent the score from looking any worse for Michigan State at the half. The Spartans have forced two turnovers with the Buckeyes driving to prevent any more scores … Continue reading

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Ohio State-MSU game has recruiting implications, game day notes

Big Ten season is upon us and there is a large College GameDay crowd on campus for  today’s main event. Today’s game against Ohio State is an important one for the Spartans. It offers a chance to get off to … Continue reading

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Friday’s potpourri: What to watch for, John Smoltz, James Jackson

It’s a busy weekend around East Lansing. ESPN’s College GameDay is less than 24 hours away from kicking off the MSU-Ohio State festivities. Today, MSU’s swim team is holding an outdoor meet at 5 p.m. at IM West. And here are … Continue reading

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Former Spartans candidates for Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Former Michigan State basketball stars Mateen Cleaves and Steve Smith and football standout Percy Snow are nominees to join the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. The trio, along with sports broadcaster and East Lansing native Jim Brandstatter, has a chance … Continue reading

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Dion Sims picks up honors, Arkansas committed to John L. Smith

Dion Sims was the subject of out Gameday package prior to the Eastern Michigan game Saturday and then delivered the best performance of his career. He was recognized for his performance with a pair of weekly honors. Sims was selected … Continue reading

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MSU’s future games with Notre Dame still on for now; Dantonio addresses boos

As for now, the future games in Michigan State’s series with Notre Dame are still on. Notre Dame made news earlier today when they opted of scheduled games with Michigan in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons. MSU coach Mark … Continue reading

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More on Deon Drake’s commitment, tracking other recruits

Detroit Cass Tech running back/linebacker Deon Drake became the third commitment in MSU’s 2014 recruiting class on Sunday. Drake chose MSU over Ohio State and Iowa and also had offers from schools like Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Syracuse.

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Bell named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

Michigan State junior running back Le’Veon Bell was named the Big Ten Offensive player of the Week on Monday. Bell, who earned the weekly honor for the second time this season, ran for a career-best 253 yards and a touchdown … Continue reading

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