Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio wasn’t about to suffer multiple questions from ESPN’s Heather Cox before tonight’s Cotton Bowl playoff matchup against Alabama, so the Michigan State head coach went full Popovich and walked away. Maybe he heard about this.
ESPN has gone all-in on its Latin American programming strategy, with today’s college football semifinals airing on ESPN Deportes, a Deportes simulcast on ESPN2, and on the main ESPN in Mexico. Unfortunately, some confusion still reigns as you can see in this promo that ran on Deportes (and ESPN2) during halftime of…
We love these incredible basketball plays, so here’s Michigan State’s Alvin Ellis scoring on his own basket while trying to deflect an Iowa inbound pass. It’s emblematic of the Spartans’ rough night in Iowa City; they fell to the Hawkeyes 83-70.
ESPN just revealed the matchups for the second annual College Football Playoff. #1 Clemson will take on #4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, and #2 Alabama has #3 Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. Both games will be played on December 31, with the final on January 11 in Arizona.
Michigan State went 82 yards on a whopping 22 plays before L.J. Scott pushed his way into the end zone for the Spartans’ first touchdown of the night, one that earned them a 16-13 win that ended Iowa’s unbeaten season.
Lick it up, kids, because this is probably our last College GameDay sign roundup.
Michigan State senior center Jack Allen lined up in the backfield today in the Spartans’ blowout over Penn State, and the 300-pounder made the most of his opportunity in finding the end zone while showing off some elite rushing skills. Happy Senior Day!
Michigan State is in the midst of what looks like it should be a comfortable home win against Maryland. Early in the second quarter, the Spartans’s Macgarrett Kings Jr. hauled in this left-handed catch in a tight window to give his team a first down.
Michigan State’s undefeated season is no more after officials awarded a game-winning touchdown to Nebraska’s Brandon Reilly despite the fact the Cornhuskers receiver appeared to go out of bounds on his own before re-entering the field to catch the pass with just seconds remaining in Lincoln.
When we put this photo in our work chat room, Kyle asked if the chipmunks were dead.
Michigan simply had to execute a punt—any punt—to beat Michigan State. They couldn’t, and the immediate and inexplicable reversal of fortune left Michigan State’s radio announcers on WJR (above) in ecstasy; it left the Wolverines’ announcers on WTKA (below) despondent.
Michigan State found victory in the most unlikely of circumstances when the Spartans returned a botched long snap on the final play of the game to turn what the world assumed would be a 23-21 Michigan win into a 27-23 loss. This is absoutely bonkers.
Zeke The Wonder Dog is a Michigan State tradition, with some iteration of the frisbee dog performing at Spartans games since the 1970s. Here’s your most modern Zeke getting some action during halftime of tonight’s big game against Oregon. Good dog!
Here is your always-amusing, often-disturbing College GameDay sign roundup, with our usual special guest appearance from SEC Nation.
Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 5 Michigan…
Alabama lost to Ohio State 42-35 in the Sugar Bowl, and at SEC Media Days yesterday Nick Saban advanced a bizarre theory to explain that loss. He says that team chemistry was harmed by players learning about their NFL Draft grade in the days leading up to the game, and that somehow hurt preparation. Via AL.com:
Garrick Sherman played two years of college basketball at Michigan State, before transferring and playing his final two years at Notre Dame. He graduated in 2014, and now plays professionally for Dinamo Tbilsi in Georgia (the country).
Well, that kind of sucked.