Arthur Ray Jr. is an honorary captain today for the Spartans, a fitting senior day tribute to a player whose story has meant a lot to MSU during Mark Dantonio’s tenure.
Rexrode has more on Ray’s football future. Two other items of note for today’s game with Northwestern: LB Chris Norman gets the start over Taiwan Jones in his last game at Spartan Stadium, and FB Niko Palazeti is not dressed.
And here’s my story on three juniors – RB Le’Veon Bell, DE Will Gholston and TE Dion Sims – who also might be playing for the final time at home today, should they decide to pursue their NFL dreams. I’ll have more from the cutting room floor on MSU’s draft candidates later this week (most likely as a leadup to the Minnesota game due to my move this week, but possibly earlier).