Cornerbacks Dennard, Gilbert could be what Bears are looking for – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesWhen Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard and Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert met at the College Football Awards in December, Dennard coined a nickname for Gilbert: “Pretty Boy.” “He … Read More

MSU at Michigan: Adreian Payne vanishes from offense late – Lansing State Journal

Lansing State JournalTalkin’ Spartans: MSU vs. Michigan: Freep’s Joe Rexrode joins LSJ’s Graham Couch and Chris Solari to break down MSU’s 79-70 loss at Michigan. Talkin’ Spartans: MSU vs. Michigan. … Read More

‘Big story’ Caris LeVert teams with Nik Stauskas as new Michigan dynamic duo – The Detroit News

The Detroit NewsAnn Arbor — Last season, Michigan had the 1-2 punch of national player of the year Trey Burke, along with Tim Hardaway Jr. In tight games, they presented … Read More

College basketball: No. 7 Michigan State holds off No. 15 Iowa in OT – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsKeith Appling scored 16 points and No. 7 Michigan State outlasted No. 15 Iowa 71-69 in overtime Tuesday night, handing the Hawkeyes their first home loss of … Read More

Michigan notes: Freshman Derrick Walton Jr. rebounds from illness, makes key … – Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free PressEAST LANSING — Five days ago, Derrick Walton Jr. had a fever. Four days ago it broke. In the days since he loaded up with fluids. But when … Read More

No. 5 Michigan State Beats Minnesota 87-75 in OT – ABC News

ABC NewsMichigan State can’t count on many of its players to perform consistently well. Keith Appling has been an exception in Big Ten play. Appling scored 24 points to help … Read More

Michigan State overtakes Stanford in Rose Bowl – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChroniclePasadena –. Stanford traded blows with another smash-mouth team on New Year’s Day, and this time, the other guys connected too many times. The Cardinal offense was held … Read More

Mark Dantonio, Mich. St. president expected Rose Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Before every football game this season, Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon would exchange text messages with Spartans coach Mark Dantonio and offer encouragement to the … Read More

Michigan St beats Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comPASADENA, Calif. — On a confetti-covered stage atop a hallowed field, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio managed to sum up a quarter-century of frustration, a stellar season and a tenacious … Read More

Brennan: Dantonio sends message, Spartans still Rosy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Not many big-time college football coaches these days are willing to make the decision Mark Dantonio made Christmas night. He suspended a superstar, the face of … Read More

Michigan State holds off Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — Stanford built a championship season on wearing teams down with its punishing ground attack and winning close games. But in its most important game, the roles … Read More

Michigan State Quarterback Gets Better of Stanford, on Balance – New York Times

New York TimesPASADENA, Calif. — Sometimes, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook looked like a Heisman Trophy candidate. Sometimes, he looked lost. Sometimes, he looked like a sophomore at the end … Read More

Cook’s Successes Outweigh Miscues to Lift Spartans Over Cardinal – New York Times

New York TimesPASADENA, Calif. — Sometimes, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook looked like a Heisman Trophy candidate. Sometimes, he looked lost. Sometimes, he looked like a sophomore at the end … Read More

Rose Bowl preview: Michigan State vs. Stanford – National Football Post

National Football PostThe 2013-14 college football bowl season continues on New Year’s Day as the Rose Bowl takes place between Michigan State and Stanford in Pasadena. Here are some things … Read More

Rose Bowl matchups: How Stanford and Michigan State compare – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesStaff writers Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne analyze the matchups as Stanford and Michigan State meet Wednesday in the 100th Rose Bowl game: Stanford run game vs. Michigan … Read More

Michigan State vows to ‘rise up and play’ without Max Bullough – USA TODAY

USA TODAYANAHEIM, CALIF. — Mark Dantonio mostly stuck with the official statement on Max Bullough’s Rose Bowl suspension Thursday at a Disneyland news conference, though when asked how Michigan State … Read More

Michigan St. LB Max Bullough suspended for Rose Bowl – SI.com

SI.comMax Bullough was named first team All-Big Ten this season, with 76 tackles on the year. Mark A. Cunningham/SI. EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State has suspended senior linebacker Max … Read More