Smith wants to reduce mistakes vs. Central

The Spartans didn't expect that they would have to overcome both the Scarlet Knights and themselves. Dropped passes, penalties and missed opportunties doomed the Spartans to an opening loss on the road.
September 10, 2004

Football preview: Spartans to crash bowl party

"We started building a solid foundation in 2003." "We've become accustomed to having success, and success breeds success. We're not satisfied with what we accomplished this season. We're hungry to become the premier team in the Big Ten." --safety Jason Harmon
August 10, 2004

Spartans can get stranglehold on Big Ten lead

The key to winning for MSU will be to slow the Minnesota rushing game and force Abdul Kahliq to throw the football. Although he ranks first in the conference and seventh nationally in passing efficiency, Abdul-Kahliq has shown a propensity to turn the football over in pressure situations. MSU would love nothing more than to contain Minnesota's potent run game and put the ballgame on Abdul-Khaliq's arm.
October 17, 2003

QB position still a mystery for Spartans

Michigan State started its rebuilding program in earnest yesterday with the start of two-a-day practices leading up to the August 30th opener against Western Michigan. With a new head coach, a new offensive scheme and a new overall philosophy, many questions surround the Spartans, not the least of which is who will be the starting quarterback. analyst Mike Fowler previews the 2003 Spartans.
August 13, 2003