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Michigan State redshirt senior ILB Riley Bullough (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day.

Bullough missed last week's loss to Wisconsin with the injury. Sparty coach Mark Dantonio, keeping it close to the vest, would only say that Bullough was battling an injury that he aggravated in Wk. 2 against Notre Dame. Michigan State gets Indiana this weekend.
Source: ESPN
Sep 27 - 6:37 PM

Michigan State sophomore RB LJ Scott rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 36-28 win over Notre Dame.

In two games this season, Scott has now rushed for 203 yards on 42 carries. That works out to a 4.8 YPC average. The 6-foot, 233-pounder is looking to surpass the 699 yards and 11 touchdowns he notched as a true freshman in 2015.
Sep 17 - 11:50 PM

Michigan State redshirt senior QB Tyler O'Connor completed 19-of-26 passes for 241 yards, an interception and two touchdowns in Saturday's 36-28 win over Notre Dame.

Sparty was something of a mystery entering this game, as we had yet to see them play a real opponent. They opened the season with a win over Furman and subsequently rested up on a bye last weekend. They looked sharp against Notre Dame on Saturday, though, with O'Connor making several clutch, difficult throws. He tossed both of his touchdowns in the second quarter. Michigan State starts into their conference schedule against Wisconsin next Saturday.
Sep 17 - 11:33 PM

Michigan State redshirt senior LB Ed Davis has received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA.

A knee injury sidelined Davis for the entirety of the 2015 campaign, leading to his request for a medical redshirt. The 6-foot-3, 233-pounder still needed a few academic credits before the NCAA would grant the sixth year, though, and Sparty has been waiting on a decision ever since Davis completed his summer courses in mid-August. That day has finally arrived. Michigan State is off on bye this weekend, but Davis will be able to take the field in a marquee showdown with Notre Dame on September 17. In a healthy 2014 season, he recorded 58 tackles (12.5 for loss).
Source: mlive.com
Sep 9 - 1:26 PM

Michigan State sophomore RB LJ Scott saw 20 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown in Friday's win over Furman.

Scott scored his lone touchdown on a one-yard rush several minutes into the game. The 6-foot, 233-pounder picked up a long run of 20 yards and averaged 5.3 YPC for the contest as a whole. He rushed for 699 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015.
Sep 2 - 10:41 PM

Michigan State redshirt senior QB Tyler O'Connor completed 13-of-18 passes for 190 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Friday's win over Furman.

The Spartans weren't exactly blowing Furman off the map here, scoring a solitary touchdown in each quarter to finish with 28 points as a team. Despite the lack of fireworks, O'Connor played well in his starting debut. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder averaged 10.6 YPA, but it took a little while for him to throw his first touchdown pass. He wouldn't do so until he found Felton Davis III on a 13-yard scoring pass with 3:19 remaining before halftime. He would loosen up to throw a pair after coming out of the locker room for the second half. Sparty won't play again until September 17, but when they do, their opponent will be just slightly more imposing than Furman -- that would be Notre Dame.
Sep 2 - 10:35 PM

Michigan State redshirt freshman DE Cassius Peat will transfer.

Scout.com's Jason Jewell is reporting that Peat has transferred to JUCO program Eastern Arizona, but that has not yet been confirmed by player or program. HC Mark Dantonio said earlier in August camp that the 6-foot-3, 264-pounder was not participating due to the need to get his academics lined up. "So he is sort of in flux right now. He has not been suspended or anything like that," Dantonio said prior to Peat's release from his scholarship. "I have given him an opportunity to work on his academics and sort of get himself in order." Peat was a three-star recruit for the 2015 cycle.
Aug 25 - 12:38 PM

Michigan State announced that redshirt senior QB Tyler O'Connor will start.

"He's the No. 1 guy," coach Mark Dantonio said. "He's had a good enough camp to say that at this point." O'Connor, who appeared in four games last season and threw for 133 yards and two touchdowns, will replace Connor Cook under center. He beat out senior Damion Terry and sophomore Brian Lewerke, who will now battle for No. 2 duties.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 22 - 5:50 PM

Michigan State sophomore RB LJ Scott would not mind if all three Spartans ball carriers were on the field at the same time.

"One at Wildcat, two in the backfield," Scott told the media. Now, this is certainly unlikely, but remember the Arkasnas Razorbacks used a similar personnel with Felix Jones, Darren McFadden and Peyton Hillis. Scott, Gerald Holmes and Madre London make up the trio for the Spartans. Scott finished the 2015 season as the school's leading rusher in just his freshman year.
Source: Rivals
Aug 15 - 9:58 AM

Michigan State junior DL Malik McDowell told reporters he will only leave for the NFL if he will be selected in the top three.

"Top 10 ain't good enough for me," McDowell said. "I ain't leaving if I'm (only) top 10... I'm happy, I like it here, I ain't really in a rush to leave." This absolutely could be true, but we have heard this song before from many prospects prior to their junior season. A prospect is never guaranteed a top 10 or top three selection, unless they play quarterback and a team trades up ahead of the draft. Still, it is noteworthy how much McDowell is enjoying his time with the Spartans. Many believe the defensive lineman has massive potential.
Aug 9 - 10:15 AM

Michigan State redshirt senior LB Ed Davis will learn if he has received a sixth year of eligibility on August 18.

Davis will finish up his summer courses on August 18, at which point his eligibility for the coming season will be determined one way or another. He is hoping to receive a medical redshirt for the 2015 season, which he missed due to a knee injury. Until his situation is sorted out, the 6-foot-3, 233-pounder will act as a student-coach for the Spartans.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 6 - 1:37 PM

Michigan State hired former Lions executive Sheldon White to serve as a program consultant.

White had served the Lions faithfully in a variety of capacities -- including interim general manager and vice president of pro personnel -- for the past 19 years, but was let go this offseason. In a statement, he said, "Michigan State has a great program and I’m looking forward to joining in and giving whatever insight I can provide. Anywhere I can help out and wherever Coach Dantonio needs me to go, that’s where I’ll be."
Jul 23 - 12:57 PM

Michigan State senior CB Jermaine Edmondson will transfer.

Edmondson found himself in the middle of a firestorm over the weekend after he and Warriors star Draymond Green were involved in an altercation in which, Edmondson alleges, Green slapped him. And then lo and behold, a transfer. HC Mark Dantonio noted in a statement that this is over playing time (rather than the result of Draymond Green exercising the Michigan State nuclear codes to enact minor revenge). "In discussions with Jermaine Edmondson following spring practice and in the weeks thereafter," Dantonio said, "it became clear that Jermaine wanted to play a larger role on the team." The 6-foot, 183-pounder will transfer as a graduate and be eligible to play immediately for another FBS program in 2016. During the past campaign, Edmondson registered 24 tackles (2.0 TFL), three pass breakups and a pair of fumble recoveries.
Jul 14 - 12:46 PM

According to the police report, the Warriors' Draymond Green's simple assault charge stems from an altercation with Michigan State senior CB Jermaine Edmondson.

Edmondson elaborated on the circumstances in a statement to the East Lansing Police Department. "As he responded to me [regarding an earlier Friday run-in in which Green physically bumped into Edmondson in a displeasing fashion], he began to poke me on my shoulder and I tell him that he doesn't need to put his hands on me, we can just talk. As I started to talk again, boom, I'm punched in the jaw, in front of all my friends and peers." Green has been contrite since his arrest on Sunday and expects the case to resolve itself in short order.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 13 - 3:01 PM

Four-star 2017 TE Matt Dotson committed to Michigan State.

Dotson was deciding between Penn State and Michigan State. Nittany Lions HC James Franklin will have to look elsewhere for his stud tight end, though, and that has to sting considering that the 6-foot-5, 232-pounder showed up at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in June sporting a Penn State hat. At the time, he said that Franklin's crew held a slim lead on Mark Dantonio and company. And then, not so much. " It hasn’t been that hard," Dotson said of his commitment, "because I really thought it out and knew I made the right decision." Rivals' Josh Helmholdt sees Dotson as a potential impact freshman come 2017.
Jul 7 - 2:00 PM


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