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Former Spartan All-American Dick Tamburo Passes Away

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Former Michigan State All-American center Dick Tamburo passed away on Monday, Feb. 24. He was 90 (1930-2020). A three-year letterwinner (1950-52) under Hall of Fame Coach Biggie Munn, Tamburo earned first-team All-America honors and was named the team MVP as a senior in 1952 after leading the Spartans to the National Championship…

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Mel Tucker Named Michigan State University Head Football Coach

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Mel Tucker, a 23-year coaching veteran with championship experience, has been named Michigan State University’s 25th head football coach. The hire is pending approval by the MSU Board of Trustees this afternoon. Tucker is scheduled to be introduced at a press conference at 6:30 p.m. today at the Gilbert Pavilion in…

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Mark Dantonio Announces Decision To Retire

EAST LANSING, Mich. – After a storied 13 seasons as head coach of the Michigan State football program, Mark Dantonio announced his decision to retire on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Dantonio finishes his career with a record of 114-57 in East Lansing, 132-74 in 16 seasons overall. During his time at the helm of the Spartan…

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George Perles Dies at 86; Coach Revived Michigan State Football

George Perles, who coached Michigan State to two Big Ten titles and a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was an assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s, died on Tuesday at his home in East Lansing, Mich. He was 85. The university announced his death. He had been treated for Parkinson’s…

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Henry “Hank” Charles Bullough 1934 – 2019

(Born Jan. 24, 1934, in Scranton, Pa.; died Nov. 24, 2019, in Haslett, Mich.) For 85 years, Bullough was his name. Football was his game. And those who knew him will never be the same. He was known as “The Doctor of Defense,” “Hurricane Hank,” “True Grit” and “The Patriarch.” But the names that meant…

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2019 Meet The Spartans

MEET THE SPARTANS IS NEXT MONDAY! Michigan State football fans of all ages are invited to attend Meet the Spartans, presented by Pepsi and Sparrow Health System, on Monday, August 19 from 5-8 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. Admission and parking is free. The lots open at 3 p.m., with parking encouraged in ramps 5 and 7; Lots 79, 62,…

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Bachie, Willekes Named to Bednarik Award Watch List

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie and defensive end Kenny Willekes have been named to the 2019 Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced on Monday. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995. Chuck Bednarik, former standout at Penn and with…

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3rd Annual Mike Sadler Celebration of Life

THE LEGACY CONTINUES! Join us to celebrate the amazing life of Mike Sadler on July 14, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT! Atwater Brewery, producers of Hey Diddle Diddle, will host this year’s 3rd Annual Mike Sadler Celebration of Life: The Legacy Continues.  Atwater Brewery is located at 201 Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503.  Each…

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2020 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

IRVING, Texas (June 3, 2019) – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the names on the 2020 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, including 76 players and five coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 101 players and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks. “It’s…

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Kirk Cousins Delivers Michigan State University Commencement Address

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Former Spartan great Kirk Cousins delivered the commencement address at Michigan State University’s undergraduate convocation on Friday afternoon at the Breslin Center. A four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection who graduated from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in December 2011, Cousins received an honorary doctorate of humanities. “Remember as you…

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