Michigan Stadium tunnel incident: MSU fined, Michigan reprimanded, 1 player suspended into 2023
In an official statement about the Michigan Stadium tunnel incident, the Big Ten Conference said they would fine Michigan State University, reprimand the University of Michigan, and suspend one player from the Spartans into the 2023 season.
Spartans star Windmon among 4 more suspended in tunnel melee
One of the Big Ten's top defensive players and three other Michigan State football players were suspended Tuesday for their roles in the melee in the Michigan Stadium tunnel. Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller and coach Mel Tucker announced the latest suspensions in a statement, bringing the total number of suspended players to eight. The players suspended Tuesday were defensive end-linebacker Jacoby Windmon, cornerbacks Malcolm Jones and Justin White and defensive end Brandon Wright.news.yahoo.com
Four more Michigan State players suspended following tunnel incidents
The number of Michigan State players suspended in the fallout of postgame incidents after a loss at Michigan last week has doubled. That brings the total of players suspended to eight. Tucker on Sunday announced linebacker Itayvion “Tank” Brown, defensive backs Khary Crump and Angelo Grose and defensive end Zion Young were suspended. Although it’s unclear how the incidents started following Michigan State’s 29-7 loss at Michigan, video evidence from the tunnel released Monday afternoon by ABC showed Crump swinging his helmet and hitting Michigan defensive back Gemon Green. Brown, Grose, Young, Wright and White were among a group of Spartans involved in an incident in which Michigan defensive back Ja’Den McBurrows was struck and pushed around.mlive.com
This charity event is one you won’t want to miss
Are you looking to support a local charity over a fun meal? The Ronald McDonald House Charities Detroit is hosting its 4th annual house chef challenge on October 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sheri Mark, Chris Gadulka, and Brandon Wright joined Tati Amare on “Live In The D” to discuss the event.
Switch from running back to defensive end pays off for Michigan State’s Brandon Wright
Coaches had always made the case for him to play defensive end based on his size. “That’s where all the money’s at,” Wright recalled Tucker saying of defensive end. The intricacies of defensive end started to sink in throughout the season, though, and by late in the year Wright was blossoming. And while Wright said he now feels fully like a defensive end, he hasn’t left his running back self completely behind, either. “I feel like more of a defensive end but with the speed of a tailback,” Wright said.mlive.com
Michigan State’s defensive line remains strong at tackle but there’s heavy turnover at end
Today’s position: defensive lineJacub Panasiuk had already spent four seasons at Michigan State while Drew Beesley logged five. They both had a strong year as an improved defensive line helped Michigan State to an 11-2 finish. Beesley and Panasiuk are now on to pursuing professional careers and the Spartans head into spring practice with a split outlook on the defensive line. Coleman, who played 14 seasons in the NFL, was hired away from Georgia Tech as Michigan State’s defensive line coach and defensive run game coordinator. Michigan State defensive line coach Marco Coleman received raise to leave Georgia TechAt defensive end, the Spartans must replace their top two players at the position.mlive.com
Brandon Wright moves from RB to DE as Michigan State looks to improve pass rush
Michigan State began spring practice on Tuesday with a crowded backfield. After spending his first two seasons at running back, Brandon Wright is now a defensive end. “I will say in the fall that was more of an experiment,” Michigan State coach Mel Tucker said on Tuesday. “He played a lot of running back so he’s a very quick guy,” Michigan State defensive end Drew Beesley said on Tuesday. We feel like (Wright) can give us something that’s much needed on the edge.”Related Michigan State football stories:Michigan State brings back No.mlive.com
Michigan State’s continued search to improve running game now features crowded backfield
Note: This is the second installment in a series reviewing Michigan State’s position groups and looking ahead to the 2021 season. Today’s position: running backLess than two weeks after being hired as Michigan State’s new coach, Mel Tucker outlined goals for the offense. The outlook for Michigan State’s backfield in 2021 is a crowded room with the team on pace to have eight scholarship running backs on the roster. After using as many as five running backs in a game, Michigan State’s backfield rotation shrunk late in the season. Related Michigan State football stories:Former Michigan LB Ben VanSumeren transferring to Michigan StateMichigan State athletics reports first clean week of COVID-19 testing in six monthsNCAA extends recruiting dead period for eighth timeAn early projection of Michigan State’s depth chart on defense and special teamsAn early projection of Michigan State’s depth chart on offensemlive.com
Mixon's 3 TDs pace Bengals in 33-25 win over Jaguars
Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Jordan Evans (50) celebrates late in the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. The Bengals defeated the Jaguars 33-25. After linebacker Jordan Evans intercepted a tipped Gardner Minshew pass, the Bengals started on Jacksonville’s 40 and got nowhere, Burrow overthrowing an open A.J. The Jags added a field goal with 8 seconds left, but the ensuing onside kick was unsuccessful. He missed a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter but converted on four others, including a 50-yarder in the second half.
Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again, this time with Dolphins
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick laughs with coaches as he comes off the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as anyone in the NFL. Fitzpatrick completed his first 12 passes — a career high — as Miami scored touchdowns on its first three drives for the first time since 2011. Fitzpatrick also ran for 39 yards and a score, his 37-year-old legs looking as fresh as any in Miami’s backfield. “As a group we just didn't get it done,” said Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, who completed 30 of 42 passes for 275 yards and two turnovers. The Jaguars have won two in a row against the Bengals, notching victories in 2017 and 2019.