Saturday, March 2, 2024

Sports | Football


Tailgating Project gears up for season opener Saturday

The football players are gearing up to take on Central Michigan on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. But they’re not the only ones preparing for the game.As usual, tailgaters are getting fired up, and this year, members of the recently formed Tailgating Project are ready for them.The project, which was formed in May by university administrators, will be evaluating the activities that go on during tailgating.“This project gives us a snapshot of what is really happening at tailgates,” said Pat Enos, assistant to the vice president for student affairs and a member of the committee.The committee wants to make sure tailgating continues to be enjoyable, she said.“Tailgating is an important part of MSU,” Enos said.


Henry burned by bad grades

Projected starting cornerback Cedric Henry has been ruled academically ineligible and will miss the entire season, head coach Bobby Williams said Tuesday evening.


Media may say nay, but Spartans still believe

For the past two weeks, the MSU football team survived grueling two-a-day practices, complete with countless sprints in 90-degree heat and intense sessions in the weight room. All that hard work raised many players’ expectations for the season and the mediocre pre-season media predictions have left some of them miffed.


Baker and McCoy sidelined; Knott in?

With only two weeks before the season kicks off Sept. 8 against Central Michigan, the MSU football team has some holes to patch. The team took a big hit last week when senior tight end Chris Baker and senior linebacker Ivory McCoy both suffered long-term injuries during non-contact drills. Baker tore the meniscus cartilage in his left knee Aug.