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A week after the winningnest football coach in Michigan State history, Mark Dantonio, announced his retirment in the wake of alleged NCAA violations and a bruising season, Mel Tucker was officially named head coach of the MSU football team.

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First reported by The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, Michigan State University has found its next football coach in Mel Tucker, current head coach at the University of Colorado . Tucker, 48, will replace Mark Dantonio, who coached the MSU football program for 13 seasons. Dantonio announced his retirement last week. No contract terms have become immediately available. The news comes after front-runner Luke Fickell, who is the current head coach at the University of Cincinnati, turned down the MSU job on Monday morning.
 

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MSU Athletics

The Michigan State football team finished the season with a 27-21 victory over Wake Forest on Friday night at Yankee Stadium in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The win moved the Spartans record to 7-6, marking the 11th winning season in 13 years under head coach Mark Dantonio. 

Listen to what the Spartans had to say after the victory. 

Michigan State Beats Wake Forest 27-21 In Pinstripe Bowl

Dec 27, 2019
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NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Lewerke threw for 320 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score in Michigan State’s 27-21 victory over Wake Forest on Friday night in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

Mark Dantonio
MSU Athletics

The Michigan State football team is expected to have up to 20 players sign national letters of intent today for the early signing period of the 2020 recruiting class. 

According to 247 Sports, the class is ranked 38th nationally, and 11th in the Big Ten Conference. 

Listen as Mark Dantonio addresses the media this morning from Spartan Stadium, giving you details on the future players who will be wearing Green and White on the gridiron. 


Mark Dantonio
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Current Sports host Al Martin gives his thoughts on the Michigan State win over Maryland this past Saturday, which made the program bowl eligible for the 12th time in 13 seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio. But, how much is the accomplishment really worth and how soon can the Spartans be a legit competitor in the Big Ten East? That, and more, in this segment! 


Charles Rogers
MSU Athletics

Cody Tucker is a former features reporter for the Lansing State Journal who got the opportunity to fly down to Florida and spend intimate moments with former MSU football great Charles Rogers, who sadly died on Monday morning. Tucker details what it was like getting to know the once revered football star, telling of how his meteoric rise led to a dark ending away from the gridiron. 


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We ask the question on Current Sports with Al Martin if Michigan State football fans care about this Saturday's rivalry matchup against Michigan, in light of the down season the Spartans have had? 


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The Michigan State Spartans were defeated by the Illinois Fighting Illini, 37-34, as the team lost its fourth straight game and fell to 4-5 on the season.  

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