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For Michigan State's players, there's plenty at steak in spring game

Mark Dantonio is hoping to see 50,000 fans at Spartan Stadium on Saturday for Michigan State's spring football game, but whether that many show up, one team will be eating steak. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

Mark Dantonio is hoping to see 50,000 fans at Spartan Stadium on Saturday for Michigan State's spring football game, but whether that many show up, one team will be eating steak. More

Ex-Michigan center Jordan Morgan aims for NBA tryout

Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis, left, jokes around with Michigan senior basketball player Jordan Morgan before Wednesday's White Sox-Tigers game. Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News

Performing in front of large crowds is nothing new for Jordan Morgan. He's played in a Final Four and in four NCAA Tournaments. On Wednesday night, he made a quick switch from basketball to baseball, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the White Sox-Tigers game at Comerica Park. More

U-M's Dave Brandon, MSU's Mark Hollis oppose unionization for athletes

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook doesn't think a union is needed for college football players. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

On Friday, 76 football players at Northwestern could have the future of college athletics in their hands. That's when they will vote on whether to unionize and become part of the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA). More

Michigan's Taylor Lewan could go No. 2 in draft, Kiper says

Mel Kiper Jr. says Taylor Lewan is a 'nasty, tough street fighter.' John T. Greilick / Detroit News

Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is widely considered one of the 10 best players in the upcoming NFL draft, but most analysts rank him the third-best player at his position. More

Michigan State chooses up sides for spring game

Connor Cook was the No. 1 draft pick for Michigan State's spring game. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

With Michigan State's spring game set for Saturday at Spartan Stadium, the seniors got down to picking sides on Wednesday afternoon. The senior class was placed on the Green team and the White teams by the coaching staff before the players drafted the remaining rosters position by position. More

Report: New statue of Penn State's Joe Paterno planned in State College

The original statue of Joe Paterno was outside Beaver Stadium on Penn State's campus. Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press

A statue of the fired Penn State coach was removed from campus in 2012 following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case. But now plans are underway to build a new statue of Paterno – next to campus and outside a restaurant called The Tavern. More

Michigan OL Graham Glasgow to be charged with drunk driving

Graham Glasgow is expected to be a starter on Michigan's offensive line this season. John T. Greilick / Detroit News

The offense was committed March 15 and Glasgow, who started every game last season, was suspended for a portion of spring practice by coach Brady Hoke. More

Big Ten Network to show six football games in prime time in 2014

Tight end Tyler Kroft returns for Rutgers after earning freshmen All-American honors in some publications. He caught 43 passes for 573 yards. Jeff Zelevansky / Getty Images

Six football games will air in prime time this season on the Big Ten Network, kicking off with Penn State at conference newcomer Rutgers on Sept. 13. More

Tuesday's college basketball notebook: Kentucky's Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

Projected as a lottery pick from the outset, Julius Randle solidified his draft stock by leading Kentucky (29-11) to the NCAA final behind a string of double-doubles despite being double- and triple-teamed. Eric Gay / Associated Press

Kentucky forward Julius Randle will leave after one season to enter the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections. More

Report: Alabama's Chad Lindsay expected to transfer to OSU, not Michigan

Chad Lindsay warms up with Alabama QB AJ McCarron prior to the Iron Bowl game against Auburn last season. Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

Offensive lineman Chad Lindsay is expected to transfer from Alabama to Ohio State, not Michigan, according to Jeremy Fowler, a college football reporter for CBS Sports. More

Experience aids Michigan State's offensive line

As practice winds down toward Saturday's spring game, Jack Allen is focused on what his unit can do better this year and has put last season in the rear view mirror. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

After 13 victories that included Big Ten and Rose Bowl titles, Michigan State still is playing with a chip on its shoulder. At least that's how junior center Jack Allen and the rest of the offensive line are approaching things. More

Spartans get second prime time game, at Maryland on BTN

Jeremy Langford and the Spartans open the season against Jacksonville State. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

Michigan State's game at Maryland on Saturday, Nov. 15 will be a prime time game on the Big Ten Network starting at 8 p.m., it was announced Tuesday. More

Michigan at Rutgers game kicks off at 7 p.m. on BTN

Receiver Amara Darboh returns for Michigan in 2014 after missing the 2013 season with a foot injury. John T. Greilick / Detroit News

Michigan's game against Rutgers on Saturday, Oct. 4 will begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised on the Big Ten Network, it was announced Tuesday. More

Lacey's rock at MSU painted over but with inspiring message

The rock painted for Lacey Holsworth at Michigan State on April 10. The tribute remained through Lacey's public memorial at Breslin Center on Thursday, before being painted over either Sunday night or Monday morning. Tony Paul / The Detroit News

The breathtaking tribute to 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth – the girl from St. Johns who took on cancer with grace and a smile, all while captivating a nation, before passing away earlier this month – lasted nearly two weeks. More

Michigan's Brady Hoke says players have learned to trust each other

Brady Hoke's three-year record at Michigan is 26-13. David Guralnick / Detroit News

Michigan coach Brady Hoke reiterated a theme he has pounded this spring – the Wolverines have a chemistry he likes and hasn't seen. More

Report: USC leading scorer Byron Wesley considers transferring to MSU

Byron Wesley has been a starter at Southern Cal since arriving on campus. Gus Ruelas / Associated Press

Byron Wesley, a 6-5 guard for Southern Cal, is considering transferring to Michigan State for his final year of college eligibility, according to a report. More

Michigan's Jordan Morgan will throw out first pitch at Wednesday's Tigers game

Jordan Morgan went on to Michigan after finishing high school at U-D Jesuit. Robin Buckson / Detroit News

Michigan's Jordan Morgan, who helped lead the Wolverines to the Elite Eight this season and to the NCAA championship game last year, is used to being the center of attention. More

Oakland's Travis Bader named to Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team

Travis Bader averaged 19.7 points in three games at the tournament. Jose Juarez / Special to Detroit News

Travis Bader, the NCAA career 3-point record holder from Oakland, was named to the Under Armour All-Tournament Team at the Portsmouth Invitational last week in Portsmouth, Va. More

Michigan offers Illinois four-star receiver Miles Boykin

Miles Boykin, a four-star receiver from Providence Catholic in New Lenox, Ill., has been offered a scholarship by Michigan for the 2015 class, according to Sam Webb of GoBlueWolverine.com. More

Phoenix quarterback Brian Lewerke commits to Michigan State

He picked MSU over Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and Florida. He is ranked a four-star prospect by Rivals and a three-star by Scout. More

Dan Dierdorf and Jim Brandstatter weigh in on their history at Michigan

Jim Brandstatter, left, and Dan Dierdorf, here flanking ex-Michigan coach Lloyd Carr at Michigan Stadium, will be reunited as teammates, this time on the radio instead of the field. John T. Greilick / Detroit News

The stories the two share aren't about the grueling nature of playing in the trenches or the demands of their coach, Bo Schembechler. No, they talk about their weight and how they outsmarted Schembechler and their position coach, Jerry Hanlon. More

Michigan State hopes for same old results from new defense

Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi on what's pleased him most from spring practice: 'The best thing is everybody's been on time for meetings, OK?' Dale G. Young / Detroit News

It doesn't hurt to have defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Pat Narduzzi running the show. He is rarely satisfied and had a tough time early this week coming up with what he is most happy about with just one week left in the spring. More

Michigan adds recruit Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman to 2014 class

Earlier this week, Michigan announced that it would be losing two of its leading scorers, as Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III were entering the NBA draft after their sophomore seasons. More

Brady Hoke: Michigan has shown great chemistry during offseason

A headset with the iconic "BO" label is at the new museum inside the renovated Schembechler Hall. Max Ortiz / Detroit News

The way Brady Hoke looks at it, nothing is different this offseason in terms of pressure and urgency coming off a 7-6 season than it was after an 11-win record and Sugar Bowl victory his first year as Michigan's head coach. More

Devin Gardner 'might' be starting quarterback if Michigan played today

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner is the incumbent starter heading into next season. John T. Greilick / Detroit News

Gardner sounded confident even after a sub-par showing during the final spring practice, a public practice/scrimmage April 5 at Michigan Stadium, that he had not lost any ground to his competition. More

Museum at Schembechler Hall will be open to public April 28

A statue of Bo Schembechler is at the the entrance to the new museum at Towsley Museum. Max Ortiz / Detroit News

Local media were given a tour on Friday of the newly renovated Schembechler Hall, which houses Michigan's football offices and the Towsley Museum, featuring interactive displays, retired jerseys, a 'Win Wall' featuring a football for each of the program's 910 victories, and a variety of artifacts... More

Spartans pursue smart, athletic Ohio DT Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson is ranked the No. 24 defensive tackle in the nation for the 2015 class by Scout.com Photo by Scott Reed / SWOF

As the spring evaluation period begins and schools head out to visit top prospects across the country, Michigan State actually received a visit from one of their top targets as Cincinnati La Salle junior defensive tackle Jordan Thompson came to town. More

SI mock NBA draft: 2 Michigan State players, 3 from Michigan go in first round

Guards Gary Harris of Michigan State, left, and Nik Stauskas of Michigan will be lottery picks, according to an SI mock draft. The Detroit News

The 76ers, who are expected to have two top-10 picks, will use the 10th pick on Michigan State guard Gary Harris, Chris Mannix wrote, calling him 'a capable scorer and a strong defender who should fit in well alongside Michael Carter-Williams.' More

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