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Oregon's Justin Herbert of the South squad runs drills during practice for the Senior Bowl college football game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Herbert, other Senior Bowl players hope staying put pays off

Jan. 23, 2020 3:53 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A year ago, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert decided to stick around for his senior season instead of turning pro. Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun didn’t really have much choice. Both had impressive final college seasons, including a head-to-head Rose Bowl matchup, and believe...

Michigan State WR Cody White says he's entering draft

Jan. 10, 2020 3:49 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State receiver Cody White said Friday he's forgoing his senior season and entering the 2020 NFL draft. White made the announcement on social media. “After a tough decision, I have decided to pursue my lifelong dream of playing in the NFL,” White said in a...

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, right, speaks while holding the Pinstripe Bowl NCAAcollege football game trophy after playing Wake Forest, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Spartans still face plenty of questions after bowl victory

Dec. 30, 2019 5:50 PM EST

After ending the season on a positive note with a bowl victory, Mark Dantonio and Michigan State now face a daunting future. That reality was clear Monday, when cornerback Josiah Scott announced he was leaving early for the NFL draft. After finishing 7-6 in 2019, the Spartans face questions about their coaching...

Michigan State's Brian Lewerke (14) throws a pass during the second half of the team's Pinstripe Bowl NCAA college football game against Wake Forest on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in New York. Michigan State won 27-21. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Michigan State beats Wake Forest 27-21 in Pinstripe Bowl

Dec. 27, 2019 9:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Panasiuk ripped off his Michigan State helmet and hoisted it in the air, unleashing the hidden part of his scruffy beard that's normally a no-no at Yankee Stadium. Facial hair is banned for all Yankees, and so, for the Spartans, are the kind of acts of unsportsmanlike conduct that get...

Wake Forest, Michigan State set for chilly Pinstripe Bowl

Dec. 26, 2019 2:26 PM EST

Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson attended the same college as members of the Steinbrenner family and even got to meet "The Boss." That would be, of course, George Steinbrenner, the late New York Yankees owner known for his tempestuous nature who demanded World Series trophies and championship rings become a fixture...

Wake Forest set to play Michigan State in Pinstripe Bowl

Dec. 26, 2019 12:33 PM EST

Pinstripe Bowl: Michigan State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (8-4), Friday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Michigan State by 3½. Series Record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE Wake Forest is one of nine schools to win a bowl game in each of the past three seasons and needs one more win to become just the third team in...

Michigan State's Kenny Willekes (48), Jack Saylor (54) and Jacub Panasiuk (96) warm up before an NCAA college football game against Maryland, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Willekes finishing up remarkable run for Michigan State

Dec. 25, 2019 1:45 PM EST

Almost a year to the day after breaking his leg, Kenny Willekes is ready for his Michigan State swan song. As usual, he's trying to think of himself as an underdog. “Always," he said. "That's the way you've got to play, that's the mentality I play with. I play with a chip on my shoulder regardless. I still...

Ohio St. secures two 5-stars, only top-10 class in Big Ten

Dec. 18, 2019 9:16 PM EST

CONFERENCE: Big Ten BEST IN CLASS (based on 247 Sports composite rankings): If signing day is any indication, Ohio State continued its domination of the Big Ten by pulling in the third-ranked class in the country. The Buckeyes landed two five-star recruits and a Big Ten-high 15 four-star players. Michigan and...

Wake Forest wide receiver Donavon Greene, left, is tackled by Syracuse defensive back Christopher Fredrick after a reception during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Michigan State meets Wake Forest in Pinstripe Bowl          

Dec. 8, 2019 6:04 PM EST

Wake Forest (8-4, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs Michigan State (6-6, Big Ten), Dec. 27, 3:20 p.m. ET LOCATION: New York City. TOP PLAYERS Wake Forest: QB Jamie Newman, an All-ACC honorable mention selection, ranked second in the conference with 289.1 yards of total offense per game (244.8 passing, 44.3 rushing)....

Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke looks to throw against Maryland during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michigan State bowl eligible after edging Maryland 19-16

Nov. 30, 2019 9:15 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State players came out to meet reporters after the game with green hats that said “PROGRAM WIN” on the back. It’s a far cry from the Big Ten championships the Spartans played for earlier in the decade, but they were able to save face a bit by beating...