Before Michigan State football kicked off its season opener Saturday, everyone in Spartan Stadium observed a moment of silence to honor the late, great Jud Heathcote. MSU's former basketball coach who won the program's first national title in 1979 and insisted he be replaced by a long-time assistant named Tom Izzo died last week at the age of 90.
It's finally game week for Michigan State football, as the Spartans open up the 2017 season at noon Saturday at Spartan Stadium against MAC opponent Bowling Green. MSU hasn't dropped a season opener since 2008, when the Spartans lost at Cal 38-31. The last time Michigan State lost a home opener was 2004, when a Rutgers team that was still part of the Big East came to Spartan Stadium and won 19-14.
Without a running back commitment yet in the 2018 class, Michigan State offered another prospect at the position Tuesday. Naples (Fla.) Palmetto Ridge running back DeMarcus Townsend announced an offer from the Spartans, his 18th so far during the recruiting process. Since the end of his junior season, Townsend has picked up offers from Baylor, Tennessee, UCLA, Purdue, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Iowa State. Townsend is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 31 running back in the 2018 class and the No.
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