Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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Injuries drag down 'U'

As MSU's season moves downhill with three consecutive losses, injuries continue to plague the team.One of the downfalls of the past week occurred on Thursday, when sophomore safety Eric Smith came down wrong, twisting his knee when defending a pass thrown to senior wide receiver Ziehl Kavanaght.On Saturday, head coach John L.

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Thrashed

Madison, Wis. - It began with a flash of brilliance, but as the season has carried on, MSU's hopes have dimmed. Mistakes and injuries wore on the Spartans again as they lost their third straight game, this time a 56-21 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. The loss likely dropped the Spartans (7-4 overall, 4-3 Big Ten) out of contention for a New Year's Day bowl game and also dropped them out of The Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today top 25 polls. "We got our tails kicked, right up between our shoulders," head coach John L.

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Blowout reminiscent of many 2002 games

Madison, Wis. - As far as blowouts go, MSU has seen plenty in the past two seasons. But this year was supposed to be different. With a new coach and a new attitude, the Spartans were supposedly beyond getting torn apart.

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Spartans give up 56 against Badgers

Madison, Wis. - MSU lost any remaining chance of tying for the conference crown as the Spartans fell, 56-21, to Wisconsin on the road. The Spartans (7-4 overall, 4-3 Big Ten) looked lackluster from the start, giving up 28 first-half points en route to losing their third straight Big Ten game Saturday. "We weren't ready to play," MSU head coach John L.

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Wheeler OK, won't play against Badgers

After suffering a neck injury in Saturday's game at Ohio State, sophomore left tackle Stefon Wheeler returned to East Lansing on Sunday night.Results were negative on an MRI done Sunday, but Wheeler will not return for Saturday's game against Wisconsin.

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Dropped Again

Columbus, Ohio - With starting strong safety Eric Smith out, the MSU defense was forced to make many pass-coverage adjustments. But in the end, they weren't enough, as MSU lost to Ohio State 33-23 at Ohio Stadium.

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All Raiders should be benched

It was an utter blowout for Styf in Week 9. With a huge outing, Styf narrowed the gap between the gurus in total points and tied the season series at 4-4.

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Team loses player, QB's streak over

As MSU head football coach John L. Smith described the season-ending injury to junior defensive tackle Greg Yeaster, he went through the motions as well from behind the podium at his Monday afternoon press conference."He was making a move, it was almost like he was stepping over to run down the line, and the turf gave way, and then it caught.

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Trailing was unfamiliar for Spartans

MSU was in need of a big play. In unfamiliar territory, trailing 27-13 with a little more than six minutes remaining, the Spartans knew they would have to score quickly. But with Michigan in possession of the football and senior running back Chris Perry rolling to a career day, the odds appeared low. So MSU head coach John L.

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Wolverines take bragging rights, 27-20

In a rivalry game with bragging rights and possibly the conference title on the line, Michigan's surprising rush-oriented offense dominated MSU's defense, handing the Spartans their first conference loss. The two highly ranked Big Ten powers, which both feature two of the nations top offenses, played as polar opposites Saturday as the No.

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Buckhalter, Glenn worth roster spot; bench struggling Burress

With the Michigan-MSU football game approaching, this fantasy football column is taking a rivalry approach.We will show how many former Wolverines have faltered and how they compare to the Spartans in the pros.Styf barely slipped by last week, with help from Jamal Lewis, for a slight victory over Stevie E., but "E" still has a huge point lead overall.With Priest Holmes and the Kansas City Chiefs, along with the Tennessee Titans and Steve McNair on bye weeks, this week should be less interesting, but Saturday will make up for that.Styf scouts the Spartans and the WolverinesThe late arrival this season has been a gem for the former Wolverines.

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'U' No. 10 in latest BCS

MSU still is moving up in the polls, even without winning last weekend. But the Spartans (7-1 overall, 4-0 Big Ten) didn't lose either -

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Bye week lets players relax

For one week, the football players will get to relax and act like normal students. Members of MSU's football team took advantage of their bye week by playing video games and catching up on some much-needed sleep. "I felt like a normal student, just kicking back having nothing to do," junior defensive tackle Matthias Askew said.

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'U' No. 13 in 1st BCS rankings

With a bye week approaching and almost all of the MSU football team on the road recruiting, the Spartans received a national vote of confidence Monday when they were ranked No.

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Lone Leaders

Minneapolis - Like a punch from Mike Tyson, the MSU football team confronts its Big Ten opponents with a powerful hit early and tries to knock them out. This tactic worked once more Saturday as the Spartans beat Minnesota, 44-38, in front of a lackluster crowd of 38,778 at the Metrodome.