Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sports | Football


Trannon commits to Spartans

Flint Northern football and basketball standout Matt Trannon verbally committed to play for the Spartans in 2002 on Friday afternoon.The 6-foot-7 wide receiver/forward will accept a scholarship from MSU football head coach Bobby Williams and in-turn give MSU men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo a top 20 recruit with walk-on status.


Dortchs broken leg shuts him down for season

Madison, Wis. - The MSU football team rallied behind another fallen Spartan soldier Saturday as it beat Wisconsin 42-28 at Camp Randall Stadium. A season-ending injury stung sophomore cornerback Tyrell Dortch when he broke his leg in the second quarter. After doctors reset his leg in the field, Dortch was taken to the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where he underwent surgery.


Spartans bury Badgers 42-28

Madison, Wisc. - A starter’s leg broke, but MSU’s spirit held firm, as the Spartans rolled to an erratic 42-28 victory at Wisconsin on Saturday. Sophomore cornerback Tyrell Dortch suffered the injury to his right leg while covering Badger wide receiver Lee Evans, who caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jim Sorgi to give Wisconsin a 14-7 with about seven minutes remaining in the first half.


Multiple injuries plague Spartan quarterbacks

MSU’s Duffy Daugherty Football Building is operating more like an infirmary these days. With at least 10 players injured - six of them out for at least three weeks or more - the prognosis is shaky for a strong second half of the season. The Spartans’ latest spell of doom came Saturday in a 28-19 loss at Minnesota. And nobody was hit harder than MSU’s quarterbacks.


Injuries cant ruin Van Dyke

Minneapolis - Things have been rough for me lately. I took the toughest midterm of my life Friday morning,Then about an hour later, I began an 11-hour Midwest highway trek with my fellow State Newsers to cover the MSU-Minnesota game.Then shortly after the Spartans disappointing 28-19 loss Saturday, I found out my girlfriend didn’t receive the flowers I bought her - so much for a little bit of sweetness on Sweetest Day.