Michigan State Rumors & News

  • Nick Saban responds to Plaxico Burress' comments

    CBS Sports "Nick Saban took a lot of flak last week following his comments about draft grades being a distraction to his players before their Sugar Bowl loss to Ohio State, including from one of his former players, Plaxico Burress. Following the comments Burress took to his Twitter account. Burress tweeted..." July 20

  • Plaxico Burress says Nick Saban lied to Spartans, has no room to talk

    ESPN "Nick Saban was called out by one of his former players Wednesday after the coach called for the timetable for players to receive feedback on their NFL prospects to be pushed back because it was a distraction. Plaxico Burress, who played for Saban at Michigan State, ripped his former coach on..." July 16

  • Suspended RB Delton Williams expected to return to Michigan State football team sans scholarship

    Michigan Live "Tailback Delton Williams is expected to return to the Michigan State football team, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. Williams, a rising junior from Erie, Pennsylvania, could rejoin the team as early as this month in the Spartans' voluntary summer workouts, barring..." July 03

  • Sophomore Jalyn Powell granted release from Michigan State, transferring to Youngstown State

    Michigan Live "Sophomore linebacker/safety Jalyn Powell has been granted a release from Michigan State and is transferring to Youngstown State, according to two people with knowledge of the transfer. Powell, a hard-hitting 5-foot-11, 195-pounder from Warren, Ohio, appeared in nine games last season and made..." June 23

  • MSU lands commitment from 3-star West Bloomfield WR

    Detroit Free Press "West Bloomfield wide receiver Trishton Jackson verbally committed to Michigan State this morning, becoming the 19th member of the Spartans' 2016 recruiting class. Jackson is listed at 6-feet-2 and 181 pounds and is rated as a three-star recruit by rivals.com. The site ranks him as the No. 11..." June 18

  • Michigan State pickup hoops game goes bad, like NCAA violation and blown Achilles bad

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The torn Achilles tendon that Michigan State assistant coach Harlon Barnett suffered last summer happened as the Spartans were committing an NCAA violation. It was, as MLive.com noted, a case of adding insult to injury — quite literally. The injury and violation, subsequently self-reported..." June 17

  • Delton Williams' future with Michigan State remains uncertain

    The Score "Delton Williams is standing on shaky ground at Michigan State. The school suspended the running back in March after he was arrested for allegedly brandishing a firearm in public, and his name remains noticeably absent from the Spartans' online roster after spring workouts. Williams, who was..." June 15

  • Defense sells four-star safety Kenney Lyke on MSU

    Detroit News "Spring continues to be the perfect time of year for Michigan State football recruiting as the Spartans added their 13th commitment for the 2016 class on Friday when Palatine (Ill.) Fremd safety Kenney Lyke announced he would attend Michigan State. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound four-star prospect had..." May 24

  • MSU's Drake Martinez wins appeal, can play in the fall

    Detroit Free Press "Mark Dantonio called for some "public outcry" on signing day and tweeted a public cry of excitement today -- Michigan State's appeal to the Big Ten to allow linebacker Drake Martinez to play right away is a success. Dantonio tweeted to Martinez: "Congrats on winning the appeal! 3 for 3! Special..." May 19

  • Andre Sims Jr. graduates, receives scholarship release from Michigan State

    Michigan Live "Receiver Andre Sims Jr. is parting ways with Michigan State entering his senior season, having received his degree from the school and a scholarship release from coach Mark Dantonio. Sims was competing in a receiver rotation top-heavy with five rising seniors, and it appeared his opportunities..." May 19

  • 4-star safety Vance commits to Michigan State

    Detroit News "Demetric Vance, a four-star safety from Detroit Cass Tech, had more than a dozen offers. On Wednesday, he made his decision: Michigan State. "It was pretty hard because there was a bunch of schools I was thinking about going to, but I just felt Michigan State was home," said Vance, who turned..." May 14

  • WR Andre Sims Jr. will transfer from MSU

    Detroit News "Wide receiver Andre Sims Jr. has been granted a release from his scholarship, Michigan State announced on Tuesday. Sims, who graduated last Friday with a degree in journalism, has one year of eligibility remaining and will seek to play elsewhere. A three-year letterwinner, the native of..." May 13

  • Michigan self-reports four secondary NCAA violations under Harbaugh

    CBS Sports "Jim Harbaugh hasn't coached a game at Michigan, but he's already brought plenty of attention to the program since taking the job in January, and now it seems he's broken some NCAA rules in the process. Don't worry, Michigan fans (and sorry, Ohio State fans!), none of the violations are..." May 11

  • Michigan State's Mark Scarpinato transfers to Pitt

    The Score "Mark Scarpinato has come out of retirement to continue his education at Pitt. Following the 2013 season, the Michigan State defensive lineman didn't suit up in order to focus on medical school. But it appears he had a change of heart, as he'll play one more season, but this time for the..." April 30

  • Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun will watch NFL draft with no regrets: 'Still love my decision'

    Michigan Live "Shilique Calhoun knows he could be in Chicago today, picking out a fancy suit to wear to tonight's NFL draft and ordering filet mignon for dinner. Instead, Calhoun found himself eating franks and beans last Saturday after his Green team was defeated by the White team in Michigan State's annual..." April 30

  • Michigan State WR Kings pleads down arrest, admits to littering

    College Football Talk "Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings, Jr., was arrested in late February on charges of drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer. On Tuesday, Kings plead down his two misdemeanor charges to public littering according to the..." April 15

  • Columbus DeSales DB closing in on MSU offer

    Detroit Free Press "One of the top prospects in Ohio for the class of 2016 is Columbus DeSales cornerback prospect Austin Andrews. He is ranked three-star recruit and the No. 52 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com. He is also rated the No. 25 player in talent-laden Ohio for his class. He holds close to 20..." April 10

  • Michigan State running back Delton Williams jailed and suspended from team

    Michigan Live "Michigan State University running back Delton Williams was lodged at the Ingham County Jail on Tuesday afternoon, and he's been suspended from the football team. Williams, 21 of Erie, Pennsylvania, did not have any charges filed against him in district courts in East Lansing or Mason. The..." March 17

  • Police: Macgarrett Kings kicked a parking enforcement truck

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week we learned that Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings was arrested and charged with drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer. What we didn't know was what Kings had allegedly done to warrant the arrest. Now we..." March 07

  • MSU receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. arrested, charged

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State football player Macgarrett Kings Jr. is in trouble with the law again after a weekend arrest. Kings, who will be a senior receiver in the fall, has been charged with drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer, according to..." March 05

  • Michigan State QB Connor Cook will miss departing targets but others stepping up in offseason

    Michigan Live "Connor Cook makes no bones about it, he's going to miss throwing to 2014 Big Ten Receiver of the Year Tony Lippett and speedy Keith Mumphery. Those two departing senior targets ultimately enabled Michigan State to finish last season with a 42-41 Cotton Bowl win over Baylor that led to the..." March 03

  • Andre Rison not pressuring son, Hunter, to follow footsteps to Michigan State

    Michigan Live "Andre Rison made a name for himself playing football at Michigan State before a successful NFL career. He'll tell you he's still a Spartan who bleeds green and white to this day. He also says he'll stand by his son, Hunter Rison, no matter what college he chooses to attend in 2017. "We..." February 23

  • MSU's Barnett looking for two new starting DBs

    Detroit Free Press "Harlon Barnett has more responsibilities, but the defensive backs room still is his domain. And the Michigan State co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach recently sent a message to all who will attempt to cover receivers for the Spartans next season. "I said this in the defensive..." February 11

  • Four-star MSU recruit Scott could play right away

    Detroit News "It's not every season a freshman has a chance to step into one of the best offenses in the Big Ten and make an immediate impact. But that is just the position L.J. Scott could find himself in next fall at Michigan State. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound running back from Hubbard (Ohio) High is..." February 04

  • Report: MSU lands DE Kareem for 2016

    Detroit News "Michigan State was making a final recruiting push over the weekend for the 2015 class expected to sign on Wednesday, but the Spartans managed to come away with an early recruiting victory for 2016. Khalid Kareem, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end from Farmington Hills Harrison, committed..." February 03

  • Michigan will have at least one night football game; Michigan State, Ohio State possibilities

    Michigan Live "Michigan has a new athletic director, but it's not going to ease back on the night football game craze started by former AD Dave Brandon . Interim athletic director Jim Hackett said Sunday at halftime of the Michigan-Michigan State basketball game that the Wolverines will host at least one..." February 02

  • Four-star Dowell brothers flip to Michigan State

    Detroit News "Michigan State's 2015 recruiting class is getting some punch added late in the game with National Signing Day looming on Feb. 4. After defensive back Drake Martinez, who spent a redshirt season at Nebraska in 2013 before transferring to Saddleback (Calif.) Community College, announced on..." January 29

  • Defensive back Martinez commits to Michigan State

    Detroit News "Michigan State added a 16th commitment to the 2015 recruiting class on Tuesday and it went the junior college path to do so. Defensive back Drake Martinez, who spent a redshirt season at Nebraska in 2013 before transferring to Saddleback (California) College, announced on Twitter that he would..." January 28

  • Shilique Calhoun returning to MSU

    ESPN "Michigan State defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun is returning to the Spartans for his senior season. Calhoun announced his decision at a news conference Sunday before Michigan State's basketball game against Northwestern. The 6-foot-5, 256-pound Calhoun had eight sacks this season, and the..." January 11

  • Report: MSU's Trae Waynes heading for NFL

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State junior cornerback Trae Waynes has told the Kenosha (Wis.) News -- his hometown newspaper -- that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft. Waynes did not announce a decision to reporters in the locker room after No. 7 MSU's dramatic comeback to beat No. 4..." January 02

  • Sources: MSU coordinator Pat Narduzzi in talks to become next Pitt coach

    Yahoo! Sports "Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has emerged as the leading candidate to become the next head coach at Pittsburgh, sources told Yahoo Sports on Monday. Narduzzi had interviewed with both Pittsburgh and Colorado State within the last week, sources said. Narduzzi was the leading..." December 23

  • Michigan State's Connor Cook expects to return for senior season to take care of 'unfinished business'

    Michigan Live "Quarterback Connor Cook said Tuesday he's made up his mind about returning for his senior season at Michigan State. Cook was asked at the Spartans' Cotton Bowl press conference: "Have you made up your mind about next year,'' as far as coming back for his senior season. Cook's response:..." December 16

  • Tony Lippett to be Michigan State's first two-way starter since 1968

    USA Today "Regardless of which side gets the ball first in what coach Mark Dantonio is calling a "program game," Michigan State senior Tony Lippett will be starting Saturday. A mix-up prevented Lippett from becoming MSU's first two-way starter since 1968 in Saturday's 45-3 rout of Rutgers. But Dantonio..." November 26

  • Michigan State LB Says J.T. Barrett A “Way Better QB” Than Braxton Miller

    College Spun "Michigan State and Ohio State are set for a huge Big Ten game this Saturday, and for the first time in a long time, the Spartans won’t have to prepare for Buckeyes star quarterback Braxton Miller. Instead, given Miller’s season-ending right shoulder injury, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett will be..." November 05

  • First-round prospect Connor Cook intends to stay in school

    CBS Sports "On The Dan Patrick Show this week, Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook said he intends to bypass the 2015 NFL Draft and return to the Spartans for his senior season. "That's the main goal," Cook said in response to possibly going pro early. "I've always talked about it with my parents and..." November 01

  • Michigan State fans vandalize iconic Ann Arbor campus symbol

    Fox Sports - College Football "It must be Michigan-Michigan State week. Wednesday morning, as Michigan students awoke and began their days, they were treated to a surprise. Sometime overnight, a Spartans fan or fans presumably snuck onto campus and left their mark on an iconic campus symbol. The block ‘M’ on the..." October 22

  • Pelini, Dantonio spar over Spartans' clapping

    ESPN "Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio traded comments Tuesday over MSU defenders whose clapping disrupted the Huskers' offense in the Spartans' 27-22 win last weekend. Nebraska center Mark Pelini, the coach's nephew, experienced trouble on several occasions in..." October 07

  • Michigan State RB Jeremy Langford says ankle is '100 percent' by his definition

    Michigan Live "Michigan State tailback Jeremy Langford says his ankle “feels good’’ and “it’s 100 percent” entering Saturday’s noon homecoming game against Wyoming at Spartan Stadium. Of course, Langford -- who sprained his ankle in the Spartans' Aug. 29 opener against Jacksonville State -- admits his..." September 25

  • 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 "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 "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

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