Michigan State Spartans

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The Ultimate Spartan Ranking

Just on time for this year’s season opener against Boise State on Friday, we present the Statebeat’s 2nd Annual Ultimate Spartan Preseason Ranking. So where does Michigan State Football rank on average this preseason? Continue reading


MSU vs U-M: The Best Rivalry Games in History

Paul Bunyan isn’t a pretty sight. Neither is his trophy. Some even argue that the Paul Bunyan Trophy is one of the strangest/ugliest things an athlete could possibly win. Well, I think it could be worse. A lot worse. I mean it, a hell of a lot worse. Continue reading

Molon Labe: A new Kind of Swagger!

Yes, it’s a commercial. And yes, it has been around for a couple of days now. But why shouldn’t it give me goosebumps, anyway? And hell, it does! Can’t wait till Michigan State wears the new green-and-bronze uniforms during its Oct. 15 game against Michigan. Neither do the players. “Oh man, they are amazing from … Continue reading

Little Giants, reloaded?

48 Total Yards. One First Down. Zero Pionts. That’s what the Spartans’ defense allowed in last weeks 44-0 victory over pitiful Florida Atlantic. And after going without a sack in the sloppy opener against Youngstown State, Michigan State got to the Owls Quarterbacks three times. In other words: total dominance against an overmatched opponent. “The sky’s the … Continue reading

The Ultimate Spartan Ranking

Fall means Football. That’s what the “State News” was displaying on it’s frontpage this Monday. And let me tell you what: it’s true! The waiting? Over (well, almost). The Media Day? Done. So: It’s football season, guys! And when the Spartans enter Spartan Stadium to face Youngstown State (on September 2nd), they will be ranked … Continue reading

The Greatest Comeback in NCAA History

You can say whatever you want about Drew Stanton’s NFL career. And if you’re not a Spartan – or a die-hard Stanton fan for some other odd reason – whatever you’re going to say is probably not very nice (enter favourite Detroit Lions losing anecdote here). But there is one game Stanton will always be remembered … Continue reading

what is a beat writer?

Beat writer build up a base of knowledge on and gain familiarity with the sector they report on, allowing them to provide insight and commentary in addition to reporting straight facts. And thats’s exactly what this blog is all about. It’s about Michigan State University. The Spartans. Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer – and everything a sports lunatic has to say about it.

This is the beat writer!

This is Jan. Jan is a sports writer and editor for SPOX.com, one of Germany's most popular sports websites. But Jan is also a Ph.D student at Michigan State. That's why he decided to start this blog on the Spartans. GO GREEN, GO WHITE!

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