Michigan State Rumors & News

  • MSU running back Jeremy Langford 'back up to speed'

    Detroit Free Press "Jeremy Langford simply misspoke, but it was a telling mistake. "Now I feel good going into the season," the Michigan State senior running back said after Tuesday's practice, then quickly corrected himself: "I mean, this game." When Eastern Michigan (1-2) visits No. 11 MSU (1-1) on Saturday..." September 17

  • Connor Cook: Hit was 'bad cheap shot'

    ESPN.com "Michigan State fans had to hold their breath last Friday night when starting quarterback Connor Cook took a hit low on his left knee against Jacksonville State. Cook completed a pass for a touchdown on the play but was slow to get up. And he is also apparently slow to get over it, after he..." September 03

  • Michigan State WR Macgarrett Kings Jr. on probation after April DUI

    Michigan Live "Michigan State junior wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. was arrested and charged with driving under the influence shortly before being suspended from the football team this spring, according to Ingham County court records. Kings was arrested April 6 for driving with a blood alcohol content of..." August 21

  • Spartans' quest: Prove '13 was no fluke

    Covers.com "Michigan State has spent the last few months basking in the glow of a Big Ten championship and a victory in the Rose Bowl. Or, at least, that's what it has done publicly. Behind closed doors, the Spartans insist the focus on 2014 began on the plane back from Pasadena. The Spartans are on a..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Report: DB/WR Kaleel Gaines commits to Michigan State

    Detroit News "Michigan State landed its 12th commitment for the 2015 class, and it came from another player who was considering Alabama. Defensive back/wide receiver Kaleel Gaines of Frostproof (Fla.) committed Michigan State on Sunday evening, according to 247sports.com “When I visited Michigan State..." August 05

  • Michigan State gets verbal commitment from Virginia WR Felton Davis III

    Michigan Live "Receiver Felton Davis III from Highland Spring, Va., has made a verbal commitment to Michigan State. Davis is a 6-foot-3, 175-pounder who has a composite national ranking of 615 from 247sports, which also rates him the No. 77 receiver in the nation and the No. 21 player in the state of..." July 22

  • Four-star Ohio running back Larry Scott commits to Michigan State

    Detroit Free Press "Amid the LeBron James frenzy of Thursday afternoon, one of the top-ranked running back prospects in the country tweeted that he’d announce his college decision if James announced his next destination. And former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell responded on Twitter to Larry “LJ” Scott:..." July 13

  • Mich. St. releases CB Ezra Robinson from scholarship

    College Football Talk "Expected to enter summer camp as one of a handful of contenders to replace All-American Darqueze Dennard, Ezra Robinson will instead continue his collegiate career somewhere other than East Lansing. In a very brief press release, Michigan State announced that Robinson has been granted a release..." July 12

  • Spartan Stadium in East Lansing evacuated due to bomb threat, reopened after search

    Michigan Live "According to the City of East Lansing, Michigan State University police have re-opened Spartan Stadium and the surrounding area as of 5:12 p.m. Wednesday after a search revealed no bomb. Spartan Stadium has been evacuated Wednesday afternoon due to a bomb threat, according to Michigan..." July 02

  • Michigan State considering $33 million in upgrades

    Michigan Live "The homes of Michigan State’s football and basketball teams could be getting spruced up soon. The school’s Board of Trustees voted Friday to authorize planning for two projects that would upgrade the Breslin Center and Duffy Daugherty Football Building at a combined projected cost of $33..." June 23

  • Michigan State QB Damion Terry recovering from shoulder surgery, expected to be ready for opener

    Michigan Live "Michigan State quarterback Damion Terry is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum and is expected to be ready in time for the team's 2014 opener, the school confirmed Tuesday night. The news was first reported by Spartan Nation. The injury was to Terry's non-throwing shoulder,..." June 18

  • Report: QB Jayru Campbell decommits from Michigan State, still has D1 offers

    Michigan Live "Detroit Cass Tech quarterback Jayru Campbell has announced that has has decommitted from the Michigan State football program after appearing on a WXYZ My20 News report on Monday night. "I would say that I would have opened up the recruiting process again and decommitted from Michigan State,"..." June 17

  • Noah Listermann commits to Michigan State for 2015

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State’s 2015 recruiting class is off to an early start up front — two of its five commitments are offensive linemen after Cincinnati Winton Woods tackle Noah Listermann committed Sunday to the Spartans. Listermann confirmed his choice on Twitter after Scout.com reported it first. The..." June 03

  • Michigan State Commit Jayru Campbell apologizes but gets 60-day jail sentence that will extend into season

    Detroit Free Press "A judge sentenced Detroit Cass Tech football star Jayru Campbell to 60 days in jail, probation and community service today for an assault on a school security officer that was caught on video and widely circulated earlier this year. The 17-year-old must turn himself in July 28, which gives him..." May 30

  • Mark Dantonio wants 50,000 at Green and White game

    Michigan Live "Mark Dantonio has spent the past month challenging his Michigan State football team on the practice field. The Spartans head coach has now turned his attention to the Michigan State fan base. "I want to see 50,000 at the Green and White game,'' Dantonio said. "I think that's where this..." April 18

  • Michigan State WR Macgarrett Kings Jr. suspended for spring drills for undisclosed violation of team rules

    Michigan Live "Michigan State receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. has been suspended for spring drills on account of an undisclosed violation of team rules, according to Coach Mark Dantonio. Dantonio said Tuesday he does expect Kings back for the fall session, provided Kings remains in compliance with the..." April 15

  • Michigan State's defensive hopes invested in Taiwan Jones, returns are good -- so far

    Michigan Live "Taiwan Jones is saying all of the right things, but it's not what he's saying so much as how he's saying it that makes it so convincing at this stage of spring drills. Jones, at 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, has the physical tools to be better than the great collegiate middle linebacker he's trying..." April 03

  • Malik McDowell signs NLI with Michigan State

    CBSSports.com "Five-star defensive lineman Malik McDowell will be a Spartan after all. The Detroit native's highly scrutinized and highly public recruitment finally ended Tuesday night, when McDowell tweeted that his letter of intent had been delivered to Michigan State and mlive.com cited sources "with..." April 02

  • Michigan State QB Connor Cook uses off-season to hone leadership skills

    Detroit Free Press "One year changed Connor Cook forever. From a backup fighting for the starting job to a Rose Bowl champion quarterback, Michigan State’s rising junior now will add one more job description: team leader. “I’ve never been the kind of guy to be a rah-rah leader. I’ve always let my playing do the..." March 29

  • Taiwan Jones to middle linebacker among Michigan State defensive changes

    Detroit News "Michigan State opens spring football practice on Tuesday, and while coach Mark Dantonio is emphasizing that his team needs to learn to handle the success it had last year, there will be some changes. After losing six starters from its Rose Bowl-winning defense, there were a few minor surprises..." March 25

  • In history-making season, loss still motivates Michigan State

    Detroit News "For everything Michigan State’s football team accomplished last season, there is one thing that, collectively, still bothers them. The Spartans won a school-record 13 games, captured the Big Ten championship by ending Ohio State’s 24-game winning streak and brought home their first Rose Bowl..." March 25

  • Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard looking out for No. 1

    Detroit News "Darqueze Dennard is a confident competitor. The Michigan State cornerback might not be as fast as Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert, but when the NFL draft starts in May, Dennard almost definitely will be a first-round pick — and could be the first cornerback taken because of his tenacity in..." March 13

  • Recruiting: Michigan State offers athletic Indiana QB Tommy Stevens

    Detroit Free Press "On Monday, Michigan State extend a scholarship offer to Indianapolis Decatur Central quarterback Tommy Stevens. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect now has Big Ten offers from MSU, Iowa, Purdue and Indiana. “Michigan State was the offer today and I am really excited about them,” Stevens told..." March 13

  • Former Michigan State linebacker T.J. Turner passes away at 35

    Michigan Live "Former Michigan State middle linebacker T.J. Turner died on Monday at the age of 35 after battling cancer, according to Turner's hometown paper, the Highland County Press. Turner, from Hillsboro, Ohio, played at Michigan State from 1997-2000 and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick in 1999..." March 13

  • Michigan State offensive changes not visible, but co-coordinator Dave Warner says they're real

    Michigan Live "The biggest difference in Michigan State's offense now from a year ago will not be apparent to the naked eye when the team opens spring drills March 26. Spartans' co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner said it's an attitude — not a scheme or a major personnel change. "The biggest difference in..." March 13

  • Big Ten not keen on Friday night football

    Chicago Sun-Times "“Friday Night Lights” is not coming to the Big Ten any time soon. Social media was abuzz Thursday regarding various reports the Big Ten was looking into playing football games on Friday night. The Big Ten’s 10-year broadcast contract for regular-season games with ABC and ESPN is up in 2017...." March 01

  • Kyonta Stallworth sticking with Spartans despite Alabama offer

    Detroit News "Much has happened with Michigan State commit Kyonta Stallworth in recent weeks. One of the nation’s top offensive line recruits, he first transferred from South Lake High in St. Clair Shores to Detroit King. Shortly after arriving at his new school, he was presented with a new offer. "Coach..." February 28

  • Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, football assistants get pay raises

    Detroit Free Press "Here's what Michigan State's football coaching performance has yielded: The third-highest-paid head coach in the Big Ten, the second-highest paid staff and the highest-paid assistant coach. The school announced Tuesday that head coach Mark Dantonio has signed a new deal that increases his..." February 25

  • Max Bullough claims Rose Bowl suspension won’t hurt draft stock

    Detroit News "Former Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough on Saturday refused to explain what led to his suspension prior to the Rose Bowl. “That’s a situation that I’m not discussing right now,” he said at the NFL combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. “It’s a personal issue, and I’m moving forward from it. I made..." February 23

  • MSU's Darqueze Dennard rising, Max Bullough falling on NFL draft boards

    Detroit Free Press "Four Michigan State football players will take part in the NFL scouting combine that starts this week in Indianapolis. One looks like a first-round pick, one might be dropping, and the other two have a chance to show they should be drafted. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said on a..." February 19

  • Malik McDowell remains committed to Mich. St.

    College Football Talk "The soap opera that is Malik McDowell and his parents continues to be the lone remaining storyline left over from National Signing Day nearly two weeks ago. The five-star defensive end from Southfield, Mich., announced earlier this month that he would be signing with Michigan State. His..." February 16

  • Four-star running back Darrin Hall visits Michigan State, plus more

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State football has its eyes on one of the top running backs of the 2015 recruiting class: Darrin Hall of Austintown Fitch High School in Ohio. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder already has an offer from MSU and several other programs. MSU will lose running backs Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill..." February 14

  • Two-sport star Khari Willis has athleticism, humility, MSU offer

    Detroit News "Khari Willis has the Jackson Lumen Christi basketball team off to an undefeated start this season, and that is coming on the heels of a football season in which he rushed for 1,565 yards and 27 touchdowns. He has scholarship offers in both sports, most recently Michigan State for football, and is..." February 14

  • Recruiting classes of Michigan, Michigan State in top 30

    Detroit News "Where’s the drama? There used to be 25-30 top recruits that would wait until National Signing Day to announce where they were going to college. But in recent years, the top-tier FBS schools have their classes all but filled well ahead of what ESPN national recruiting director Tom Luginbill..." February 07

  • Signing day: Ranking the Big Ten

    Chicago Sun-Times "1. Ohio State The Buckeyes may have stubbed their toe in the Big Ten title game against Michigan State, but Urban Meyer hasn’t lost his recruiting touch. OSU has seven four-star players from Ohio in a 23-man class that also draws from the talent hotbeds of Florida and Texas. Locally, Meyer has..." February 06

  • Five-star recruit Malik McDowell picks Michigan State

    USA Today "In the end, Son knew best — and Mom and Dad agreed. Southfield defensive lineman Malik McDowell picked Michigan State today and signed to play football for the Spartans, despite the fact that his parents publicly pleaded with him to go elsewhere. Michigan, Ohio State and Florida State were the..." February 05

  • MSU keeps 5-star McDowell in state

    247Sports "In one of the more anticipated National Signing Day announcements, Southfield (Mich.) High five-star defensive lineman Malik McDowell gave his commitment to Michigan State, choosing the Spartans over Florida State, Michigan and Ohio State on Wednesday morning. This one went down to the wire,..." February 05

  • Class of 2014 commit Brian Allen ready to join older brother Jack Allen

    Michigan Live "Brian Allen would be the first one to tell you that there are some notable differences between he and his older brother, Michigan State rising junior guard Jack Allen. The mere fact that Brian Allen would tell you that is the first difference. "Yeah, you picked out one of the differences, he..." February 04

  • Michigan isn't out of Malik McDowell sweepstakes, but not exactly in driver's seat

    Michigan Live "It seems there may be only one way Michigan adds to its 2014 class at this point. And that one way comes in the form of five-star Southfield High School defensive end Malik McDowell. McDowell, ranked as the No. 36 prospect in America per Scout.com, has whittled his recruiting list down to..." January 30

  • Michigan State football has chance to drastically improve class as signing day nears

    Detroit Free Press "With one week left before national signing day, Michigan State is focused on a few select players to finish out the class of 2014. More so than any team in the Big Ten, the Spartans have the potential to vault up the rankings and end up the top-rated class in the Mark Dantonio era. Here are the..." January 30

  • Michigan State QB commit Jayru Campbell arrested after body-slamming security guard

    USA Today "The Detroit Public Schools Office of Communications today issued a statement after reports emerged that Cass Tech (Detroit) junior quarterback and Michigan State commit Jayru Campbell body-slammed a security guard on Wednesday. "Cass Technical High School student Jayru Campbell was arrested..." January 26

  • Michigan State capitalizing on dominant Big Ten, Rose Bowl season, hosts marquee recruits

    Michigan Live "The No. 3-ranked Michigan State football team looked to continue the "ripple effect'' of success that coach Mark Dantonio believes its carrying into the offseason right onto the recruiting trail. The Spartans, coming off a historic 13-1 season that saw them become the first Big Ten team in..." January 22

  • MSU gets commitment from 3-star DE Darius Slade

    Detroit Free Press "Defensive end Darius Slade, who rescinded his verbal commitment to Nebraska earlier this week, committed to Michigan State today, according to 247sports.com. "Committed to Michigan State University," Slade texted the site. "I was a Spartan all along. That's home for me. MSU were my family since..." January 17

  • Michigan State lands 6-foot-4, 234-pound DE recruit Darius Slade

    Detroit News "As signing day closes in, Michigan State is continuing to put the final touches on its football recruiting class. On Friday, the Spartans received a commitment from defensive end Darius Slade, who decommitted from Nebraska on Thursday. According to a report from 247sports.com, Slade picked..." January 17

  • Spartans zero in on tough Florida safety T.J. Harrell

    Detroit News "With just a few more weeks until the Feb. 5 National Signing Day, Michigan State has a handful of remaining targets, a couple of which hail from Florida, a state the Spartans have raided for late commitments in the past. In 2011, Juwan Caesar was a January commit and last year Noah Jones and..." January 17

  • Michigan State's Dantonio has no doubt Max Bullough will wear Spartan helmet in Shrine game

    Detroit News "Former Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough didn’t play in the Rose Bowl after being suspended for violating team rules, and as the two-time captain spent this week preparing for Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game, some wondered whether his standing with the Spartans would keep him from wearing..." January 17

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