Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 12:44 PM EST Jan 23, 2019 EAST LANSING — Michigan State football will hold its annual spring football game at 2 p.m. April 13 at Spartan Stadium. The game will be shown on Big Ten Network, with broadcast details to be determined. More on MSU: 5 personnel questions for offense in offseason Kenny Willekes (leg) expected to miss spring practice The Spartans, coming off a 7-6 season, open spring practices on March 12. They return 17 position starters on offense and defense and a total of 37 players who have starting experience (17 on offense, 14 on defense and six on special teams). MSU opens the 2019 season on Aug. 30 at home against Tulsa. Contact Chris Solari: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @chrissolari. Download our Spartans Xtra app for free on Apple and Android devices! … [Read more...] about Michigan State football to hold annual spring game April 13
Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 12:30 PM EST Jan 23, 2019 (Note: This is Part 2 of a series reviewing Michigan football’s 2018 position groups and looking ahead to 2019). Jim Harbaugh wasn't thrilled with Karan Higdon's decision to skip the Peach Bowl, even if he respected his right to do so. But, the silver lining in Michigan not having its top running back for the final game of the season was its ability to evaluate the future. And the future has been underway for more than a month now. In 2018, Higdon was U-M's first 1,000-yard running back since Fitzgerald Toussaint in 2011. And just the second since Mike Hart in 2007. An insane stat, but reality nonetheless. Part 1: Michigan's QB situation as strong as Jim Harbaugh has had Now, he's gone. And Michigan's running back stable features potential – but many questions. "It was (kind of) a taste of the end zone and I want to get back there," redshirt freshman Christian … [Read more...] about Michigan football loses RB production, welcomes talented youth
Vietnamese football fans are being offered the chance to travel to the AFC Asian Cup 2019 with prices ranging between VND28 million and VND30 million. Immediately after Vietnam’s victory over Jordan to advance to the AFC Asian Cup 2019 quarterfinals, many domestic travel companies promptly designed tours to bring Vietnamese fans to Dubai to support the team for their quarter final match up. Accordingly, Saigontourist has a tour on offer for VND29.9 million per person lasting four days and four nights. This fee includes a return ticket between HCM City and Dubai through Emirates Airlines, a ticket to the quarterfinal match, and other fees involving tourist attractions and shopping areas around Dubai. A representative from Vietravel said the company will organise a charter tour to Dubai priced at VND27.9 million for visitors from Hanoi and VND29.9 billion for visitors from HCM City. The deadline to register for these tours will end before 12am on January 22. According to … [Read more...] about Football fans storm city streets to celebrate historic Asian Cup victory
Opinion Pablo Hernandez was excellent in Leeds' 3-0 win at Norwich City earlier this season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Paul Chesterton Marcelo Bielsa might be better advised getting his staff to give Elland Road a lick of pink paint ahead of City’s visit. The Leeds chief reportedly met FA officials in London earlier this week, as the investigation into what is now known as ‘spygate’ stepped up a notch or two. This, after Norwich City confirmed over the weekend they were one of 11 signatories to a letter urging the EFL for ‘full disclosure’ into the events that led to a member of Bielsa’s backroom set-up apprehended at Derby County’s training ground.Followed by the Argentine’s bid for a cameo in any re-make of City’s amusing ‘The Office’-themed season ticket renewals’ video, featuring Stuart Webber, Ben Kensell and a selection of players. Bielsa went full David Brent with a … [Read more...] about Paddy Davitt: Spying and social ills. When did football stop being entertainment?
ON THIS DAY 1919: One of the most successful managers in English Football League history, Bob Paisley, was born. He joined Liverpool from Bishop Auckland as a player in 1939 and stayed more than 40 years with the club. He took over from Bill Shankly as manager in 1974 and led the club to six league titles, three European Cups, three League Cups and the Uefa and European Super Cups once each. He died in 1996. 2000: Bradford striker Stan Collymore headed to Spain for talks with Real Oviedo. He was to sign for the club only to walk out several weeks later, stating he had retired. 2004: Louis Saha signed for Manchester United for £12.83million from Fulham, agreeing a five-and-a-half-year deal. 2006: The English Football Association confirmed Sven-Goran Eriksson would leave his position as England manager after that summer's World Cup in Germany. 2009: Hull signed midfielder Jimmy Bullard from Fulham for a then club-record fee of £5million on a four-and-a-half-year … [Read more...] about On this Day, January 23 1919: One of the most successful managers in English Football League history, Bob Paisley, was born