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2018 Schedule
10-3, 2nd in Big Ten - East
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9dDan Murphy

Michigan St. WR Rison plans to change schools

Former Michigan State All-America star Andre Rison says his son, Hunter, a freshman receiver for the Spartans, is planning to change schools this offseason. Rison is unhappy with the playing time he received in his first season on campus.

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Florida State hires MSU's Barnett as DC

Florida State Seminoles coach Willie Taggart has hired Harlon Barnett as defensive coordinator, after Barnett spent 11 seasons with the Michigan State Spartans.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Florida State is hiring Michigan State co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett as its new defensive coordinator. Sports Illustrated first reported the move, as Barnett leaves his alma mater after 11 years on staff. He coached the Spartans defensive backs throughout his tenure and oversaw one of the nation's top pass defenses for much of his tenure. Barnett has worked for MSU coach Mark Dantonio since 2004.

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14dPaul Lukas

The sizzle fizzles in college playoff unis

Despite claims to the contrary, teams that make the college football playoff tend to leave the flashy uniforms to the other guys.

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Big Ten dominates bowl season (1:29)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State QB Messiah deWeaver asked for and received a full release to transfer from the Spartans. The 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman was firmly behind starter Brian Leweke on the depth chart. He was rated as a four-star recruit coming out of high school.

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Michigan State walks all over Washington State (1:14)
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20dAdam Rittenberg

Leading rusher Scott to return to Michigan St.

Running back LJ Scott says he'll return to Michigan State in 2018. With Scott back, the Spartans are expected to return 10 of 11 offensive starters.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A great night for Michigan State continued after the game as running back L.J. Scott told FS1 that he will return for his senior season. Scott has led the Spartans in rushing in each of his first three seasons and has 2,591 career rush yards and 25 touchdowns. MSU likely will return 10 of 11 offensive starters in 2018.

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Lewerke, Spartans roll past Cougars 42-17 in Holiday Bowl

Brian Lewerke threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns, and LJ Scott ran for 110 yards and two scores for No. 18 Michigan State, which took advantage of Luke Falk's absence to rout No. 21 Washington State 42-17 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night.

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Michigan State's Lewerke goes deep for TD (0:26)
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Michigan State band, Sparty march in Holiday Bowl parade (0:31)
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Mike Leach cools down coffee during news conference (0:40)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

There are metal detectors outside an at-capacity Michigan State trustees meeting this morning. Dozens of protestors are here to ask the trustees and university President Lou Anna Simon for more transparency in the case of former athletic dept. doctor Larry Nassar, an admitted sexual abuser.

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Jemele says Harbaugh should learn how to beat Michigan State (0:52)
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44dDan Murphy

Harbaugh hits back at Dantonio over bowl barb

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh fired back at Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, who took a swipe at him on Sunday over the bowl destinations for his Spartans and the Wolverines.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State added ESPN 300 defensive back Kalon Gervin to its 2018 class on Saturday. Gervin had been committed to Notre Dame, decommitted in May. He is now committed to the Spartans and is the highest ranked commitment in the Michigan State class.

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Auburn, Wisconsin debut in CFP; Clemson first

Defending champion Clemson is back at No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings ahead of Oklahoma at No. 3 and CFP newcomers Auburn (No. 2) and Wisconsin (No. 4).

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51dPaula Lavigne and Dan Murphy

Lawsuit: MSU didn't help woman in assault case

A Title IX gender discrimination lawsuit filed Sunday claims that Michigan State failed to support or protect a woman who had reported she'd been sexually assaulted by former Spartans WR Keith Mumphery.

Team Stats

Passing Yards215.276th
Rushing Yards167.862nd
Points For24.5101st
Points Against20.323rd

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