Salem taking over as Michigan State offensive coordinator

Football 01/10/19, 20:13

Mark Dantonio is standing by his assistant coaches after a disappointing season for Michigan State.Dantonio announced several changes within his staff Thursday, but they all involved current assistants taking on new roles. The Spartans did not announce any firings or new hires from outside the program."I'm a foxhole guy. I ...

Spartans hope to give seniors good send-off against Rutgers

Football 11/23/18, 01:41

As a senior at Michigan State, Khari Willis has certainly experienced college football's ups and downs.His freshman season, the Spartans won the Big Ten and went to the College Football Playoff. Then the team collapsed to a 3-9 record the following year. Michigan State bounced back to win 10 games ...

Dantonio calls for perspective as Spartans sputter

Football 11/20/18, 19:48

At times like this, when Michigan State is dealing with a disappointing game or season, coach Mark Dantonio sometimes becomes philosophical.That was certainly the case Tuesday. When asked whether his team has underachieved this year, Dantonio went on for more than 3 1/2 minutes, discussing injuries, the Spartans' offensive struggles ...

Spartans, Wildcats have plenty of room for improvement

Football 10/05/18, 03:15

Two years ago, Michigan State and Northwestern combined for 94 points. Last season, they threw for over 800 yards.Their next meeting is this weekend, but both teams have issues that could prevent another shootout."I think, for our football team, we got to get some players back who are hurt," Michigan ...

Top Big Ten defenses thrive with focus on stopping run first

Football 10/04/18, 15:00

In an era of high-scoring, pass-happy offenses, some of the Big Ten's top teams keep it old school: Their defenses are big, stout and focus first on stopping the run.The conference has three of the top seven run defenses and four of the top 18 in the Football Bowl Subdivision. ...

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