Michigan State junior cornerback Trae Waynes has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually since 1986 to the nation’s top defensive back by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
No matter how easily Michigan State beats Michigan these days, the Spartans always seem to find a reason to feel disrespected.
Even before Michigan and Michigan State took the field at Spartan Stadium on Saturday, we all knew what the outcome would be.
It didn’t take long for Michigan coach Brady Hoke to issue an apology, taking full responsibility for the action because the stake was used during practice as a motivational tool.
The Spartans have won six of their past seven games against the Wolverines, only the second time Michigan State has accomplished that in a series that dates to 1898.
The Spartans have feasted on the Wolverines in the Paul Bunyan game ever since Brake Hoke took over the helm in Ann Arbor, and they don’t want that to change.
Aside from the usual bragging rights, the Spartans are hoping to continue their march toward a potential spot in the college football playoff.
For the Wolverines, there is still time to revive this season — and a win over Michigan State would be quite a start.
Mark Dantonio has been outspoken when it comes to the University of Michigan and does not shy away with his quotes.
If you have lived in Michigan your entire life – you understand the Michigan and Michigan State rivalry.