6:51 PM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014

Michigan State's Mark Dantonio one of 13 on Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year watch list

Dantonio was a finalist for four national coach of the year awards last year, but not the Bobby Dodd Award, which was won by Duke's David Cutcliffe.
Ask Griff: Don't worry about College Football Playoff or Connor Cook's NFL future

Ask Griff: Don't worry about College Football Playoff or Connor Cook's NFL future

There's nothing new about Connor Cook's plans for the future, he'll make the decision on whether or not to turn pro when he learns about his projected draft stock at the end of the season.
Grand Rapids Press 7 hours ago
AP Top 25: Michigan State debuts at No. 18, Michigan is No. 24

AP Top 25: Michigan State debuts at No. 18, Michigan is No. 24

The rankings are in line with several other preseason predictions for the two programs. The USA Today coaches poll, released earlier this month, ranks the Spartans No. 18 and the Wolverines No. 23.
Michigan State's Tom Izzo says Bryn Forbes must improve defense but shot is no joke

Michigan State's Tom Izzo says Bryn Forbes must improve defense but shot is no joke

Forbes was at Cleveland State last season, where he made as many threes as departed MSU shooting guard Gary Harris, while also shooting a better percentage from beyond the 3-point arc and free-throw line than Harris.
Grand Rapids Press 10 hours ago
Mark Dantonio still confident in Michigan State kicker Michael Geiger, game plan won't change

Mark Dantonio still confident in Michigan State kicker Michael Geiger, game plan won't change

Geiger has now missed four of his last six kicks, one in each of his last four games.
Grand Rapids Press 22 hours ago
How the game ball from the 1966 'Game of the Century' returned to Michigan State last weekend

How the game ball from the 1966 'Game of the Century' returned to Michigan State last weekend

Nearly 50 years after the game, former Spartan All-American fullback Bob Apisa gave the ball back to the program Saturday
Grand Rapids Press Oct 30, 2014
Big Ten picks: Michigan hosts Indiana, as idle Michigan State keeps an eye on the Buckeyes

Big Ten picks: Michigan hosts Indiana, as idle Michigan State keeps an eye on the Buckeyes

The Spartans need Ohio State to be impressive to help their showdown next week in the eyes of the College Football Playoff committee.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 30, 2014
Michigan State punter Mike Sadler named Campbell Trophy finalist for top scholar-athlete

Michigan State punter Mike Sadler named Campbell Trophy finalist for top scholar-athlete

Sadler, a Grand Rapids native named a first-team All-Big Ten selection last year, graduated in May 2013 with a degree in applied engineering sciences and a 3.97 GPA. He is now pursuing a Ph.D in economics.

'Swashbuckling' Connor Cook dishes on NFL draft status, Michigan tent spike and No. 8 rank

Cook said his plan has been to exhaust his eligibility before leaving MSU for the NFL draft, but that being a sure first-round pick would be a reason to leave.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 30, 2014

Michigan State's Tom Izzo worried new Big Ten schedule could determine outcome more than on-court play

Big Ten teams this year will play just five league opponents twice

Mark Dantonio putting 'fresh' Michigan State team back on the practice field

Michigan State players have been off this week leading up to today's practice.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 30, 2014
Javon Bess injury another blow to Michigan State's basketball depth

Javon Bess injury another blow to Michigan State's basketball depth

Bess was in contention for a spot in the Spartans' starting lineup

Marcus Rush, one of 10 Michigan State starters from Ohio, says Buckeyes are 'a threat'

The Spartans have 27 players from Ohio, including 10 starters.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 29, 2014
Former Michigan State guard Gary Harris expresses calm before NBA debut vs. Pistons

Former Michigan State guard Gary Harris expresses calm before NBA debut vs. Pistons

The first-round pick is the Denver Nuggets' third shooting guard, behind Arron Afflalo and Randy Foye, so there is some possibility he could be inactive tonight.