No. 15 Michigan St. opens season of promise vs W. MichiganSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
Michigan State has quickly changed the conversation about its football program.
The Spartans are ranked No. 15 in the preseason AP Top 25 going into Saturday's home game against Western Michigan.
No. 7 Michigan St looks to stop march of No. 4 BuckeyesNovember 18, 2021 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Mel Tucker took the coaching job at Michigan State, he promised his players they would play for championships.
The second-year coach has the Spartans knocking at the door already.
Vikings-Bears game stirs college memories for Cousins, FolesNovember 15, 2020 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Kirk Cousins remembers signing to play for Michigan State, then finding out a few weeks later some prospect from football-obsessed Texas was joining the Spartans as part of Mark Dantonio's first recruiting class...
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio retiring after 13 seasonsFebruary 5, 2020 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — From “pride comes before the fall” to Little Giants, Mark Dantonio leaves Michigan State fans with an abundance of fond memories after bringing the Spartans to heights they hadn't reached in decades...
Arizona State edges No. 18 Spartans 10-7 in wild last minuteSeptember 15, 2019 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Jayden Daniels and Arizona State spoiled Mark Dantonio's bid for a milestone.
Instead, the Michigan State coach was left to explain a chaotic finish to a disappointing home loss.
Lewerke rallies Michigan State over No. 8 Penn State, 21-17October 14, 2018 GMT
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Each Michigan State player brought a poker chip to Happy Valley and coach Mark Dantonio encouraged the Spartans to push them all to the center of the table Saturday...
DT Kyonta Stallworth becomes latest to transfer from MSUMay 19, 2018 GMT
East Lansing — Michigan State defensive tackle Kyonta Stallworth announced on Twitter Saturday that he transferring.
Stallworth, a former four-star recruit out of Detroit King, played in six games last season after appearing in just two games in 2016.
Mark Dantonio wanted his team to vote again. The Michigan State football coach hadnt decided on his starting quarterback, and yet one of the candidates, Kirk Cousins, was voted team captain for the 2009 season.
Michigan State gymnastics team tries to move on from NassarFebruary 3, 2018 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The gymnasts danced like no one was watching , a joyous circle of pink-clad young women celebrating a meet with their teammates...
Blue Chip profile: Summer work pays dividends for DayJanuary 24, 2018 GMT
This is the sixth in a series of profiles on the top 15 players on The Detroit News Blue Chip list. Today: No. 10, Dearborn Divine Child quarterback Theo Day.
Theo Day turned some heads last summer during camps to turn his three-star status into four stars heading into his senior year at Dearborn Divine Child.
Belleville’s Barnett nets UM offer, but sticks with MSUJanuary 17, 2018 GMT
Belleville — Julian Barnett is one of the top cornerbacks in the country for the 2019 class and already has committed to Michigan State.
He picked the Spartans on Dec. 22 over a long list of national powers, including Alabama and Georgia, who played in the national title game earlier this month.
Penn Hills WR Julian Major signs on with Michigan StateDecember 22, 2017 GMT
Julian Major has known for months where he wanted to play football in college.
So, he didn't want to waste any time making his decision final. He signed a letter of intent to play at Michigan State during the first-ever NCAA Division I early signing period Dec.
MSU dream comes true for Cass Tech’s GervinDecember 21, 2017 GMT
East Lansing — When Detroit Cass Tech defensive back Kalon Gervin was in seventh grade, he took a picture with Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio.
Before Gervin committed to play for the Spartans, he texted that photo to Dantonio, reminding him of that day when Dantonio talked about dreams coming true.
Niyo: Buckeyes’ wave crashes Spartans’ title hopesNovember 12, 2017 GMT
Columbus, Ohio — There's an ebb and flow in college football that's impossible to ignore. The waves of emotion roll in, they roll out and sometimes there's not much a coach can do about it.
Mark Dantonio does a better job of stemming the tide than many of his peers.
Weber, Dobbins gash MSU’s vaunted run defenseNovember 12, 2017 GMT
Columbus, Ohio — Michigan State entered Saturday's game at Ohio State as the best run defense in the Big Ten and the third-ranked unit in the nation.
Allowing just 87 yards a game and coming off back-to-back games where it limited the likes of Northwestern's Justin Jackson and Penn State's Saquon Barkley to pedestrian rushing numbers, the Spartans were confident they could do the same to the Buckeyes.
MSU’s Dantonio to The Rock: ‘You’re welcome!’October 31, 2017 GMT
It might not have been all bad for Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio on Saturday.
Sure, his football team fell in triple overtime to Northwestern, 39-31, for its first conference loss of the season, but Dantonio did get a shoutout from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson after a cell phone went off at the podium during the coach's postgame press conference.
MSU doesn’t stew after first Big Ten lossOctober 30, 2017 GMT
East Lansing — Michigan State suffered its first Big Ten loss on Saturday at Northwestern, but that doesn't mean the season is over for the Spartans.
Sure, not many before the season expected Michigan State would be near the top of the East Division standings with just four games remaining, but after the 39-31, triple-overtime loss to the Wildcats, that's exactly where the Spartans are.
MSU kept running, but scored when offense opened upOctober 29, 2017 GMT
Evanston, Ill. — There's no secret to Michigan State's offensive game plan — run the ball first to set up the passing game.
It's the plan every week and rarely changes. It's the philosophy of head coach Mark Dantonio and gets executed each week by co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner, who calls the plays.
Waynes leaving Michigan State for NFLJanuary 5, 2015 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
The school announced Waynes' decision Sunday. The deadline for underclassmen to declare themselves eligible for the draft is Jan.
Michigan State football staff adds Jim BollmanMarch 4, 2013 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio has added former Ohio State assistant Jim Bollman to his shuffled staff.
Dantonio announced Monday that Bollman has been hired as co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach.