An inside look at the paths Michigan State Spartans and Alabama Crimson Tide took to the College Football Playoff

IT HAS LONG been MSU’s misfortune to share a state with the most victorious program in college football history. But in this Year of the Spartan, the Michigan game on Oct. 17, five weeks before Ohio State, especially encapsulated Sparty’s good fortune.

Source: An inside look at the paths Michigan State Spartans and Alabama Crimson Tide took to the College Football Playoff

To say it’s been an uphill climb for the Michigan State football program to be where it is today would be an understatement. The program has been a case study for inconsistency since the time Duffy Daugherty retired from coaching. There has been seven head coaches since Duffy and there has never been a level of consistent winning until Dantonio arrived in East Lansing. Gaining any type of respect has been hard because of the history of the program, not to mention the success of the University of Michigan program under Bo Schembechler and the coaches that followed him. In the state of Michigan, they get all the publicity. So, for lifetime Spartan fans such as myself, we are enjoying the success of the Spartan football program and are optimistic that it will continue.

 

Spartans’ Denzel Valentine out 2-3 weeks after knee surgery

Eron Harris is expected to start in Denzel Valentine’s place for the Michigan State basketball team.

Source: Spartans’ Denzel Valentine out 2-3 weeks after knee surgery

Just when everything was clicking on all cylinders for MSU’s mens basketball team, we get some bad news like this. I hope this isn’t the start of injuries hitting the team like it did in 2013 that hampered the Spartans and likely was a factor in the team not getting to the Final Four. Valentine is the team’s best and most important player. The good thing if you can say that, is the timing of this injury is that it’s early in the season and not a serious injury that end his season. This means that others will have to step up.

This gives Eron Harris a chance to really play into the comfort zone that he needs to help the team continue their quest to a national championship. Freshman Matt McQuaid may also benefit with more playing time as well.

ESPN headline praises Spartans while tweaking Jim Harbaugh

Is ESPN trolling Michigan, maybe just a little?”Who’s got it better in football and basketball than Michigan State? Nobody,” the headline says at espn.com.That’s a play on one of those iconic Harbaughisms, of course. MSU liked it so much, the school’s official football Twitter account tweeted it out, too. Who’s got it better in football and basketball than Michigan State? Nobody https://t.co/GXRaaKeQO4#Spartans#ReachHigher — Spartan Football (@MSU_Football) December 15, 2015

Source: ESPN headline praises Spartans while tweaking Jim Harbaugh

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Looks likes ESPN finally gives the Spartans a little bit of praise on the success of both the football and basketball programs. It’s nice since the football team has a chance to be national champion and the basketball team is ranked number 1 following last years’ run to the Final Four.

‘It’s unfortunate’: 5 targets, 1 catch for Calvin

St. Louis — Calvin Johnson was about 2 minutes and 30 seconds from finishing an NFL game without a reception for the first time in his career.

Source: ‘It’s unfortunate’: 5 targets, 1 catch for Calvin

You have got to be kidding!!! Your best offensive player and he only has one catch for the entire game? The Lions head coach, Jim Caldwell needs to go. This is inexcusable!!! This team is continually ill-prepared week in and week out to compete in the NFL. Well, the “NFL” means “not for long” when you continue to get results like this.