Spartans recognized for winning the 100th Rose Bowl Game.
Michigan State begins spring practice Tuesday.
Spartans and Horned Frogs ready to meet in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
Football Media Center: TCU
In the first six seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio, 70 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.
Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.
Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue
Fourth-year player will compete for playing time at tight end . . . two-year letterwinner has seen action in 23 career games.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 13 games to earn his second letter . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second-straight year.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 10 games, including two starts (Ohio State, Northwestern), to earn his first letter . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . had three catches for 8 yards . . . recorded his first career touchdown with a 2-yard reception at No. 23 Michigan . . . started at Indiana . . . had a 4-yard reception vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . missed all of spring practice with a back injury.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . missed the entire 2011 season with a back injury.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 62) . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Northeast and PrepStar's All-East Teams . . . ranked among Pennsylvania's Top 25 seniors by SuperPrep (No. 23) . . . earned first-team all-state and first-team all-conference honors as a senior . . . also named one of The Almanac's Premier Pigskin Performers . . . two-way starter (tight end and defensive end) for Coach Chris Haering at Mount Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh who helped lead the Blue Devils to an 11-1 record and a trip to the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals in 2010 . . . had 25 receptions for 341 yards (13.6 avg.) and four touchdowns as a senior . . . also recorded 51 tackles (33 solos, 18 assists), including four sacks (19 yards), and a fumble recovery in 2010 . . . caught five passes for 37 yards (7.4 avg.) and a score as a junior . . . four-year starter and three-time captain for the Mount Lebanon basketball team . . . helped lead the Blue Devil basketball team to back-to-back appearances in the WPIAL Class AAAA finals . . . in his senior season, he became only the second two-sport athlete in school history to eclipse the 1,000-point career milestone . . . averaged 14.3 points and 8.4 rebounds as a junior for Coach Joe David while helping the Blue Devils to a 26-2 record . . . member of the National Honor Society and Student Athletic Leadership Academy . . . son of Michael and Carolyn Lang . . . born May 24, 1992 . . . majoring in economics.