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    • 10:54 PM, Jul. 28, 2014

    Michigan State will use its status as Big Ten's 'second-best'

    At the Big Ten's Media Days at the Chicago Hilton, there was no question who the Big Ten champion was last season. The contingent from Michigan State proudly displayed its reward after last year's conference title and Rose Bowl victory.

    • 12:20 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    'Little brother' comment still irks Michigan State, Connor Cook says

    Even on a day when the emerging rivalry between Michigan State and Ohio State draws attention, the more storied rivalry battles are never far from mind.

    • 2:10 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Spartans the 'hunted' but know sustained success can be elusive

    As coach Mark Dantonio continues to preach handling success to his team, he understands the nature of what he has built entering his eighth season at Michigan State.

    • 11:17 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Complete Michigan State preseason depth chart here

    Here is Michigan State's first preseason depth chart, ahead of the start of fall camp.

  1. Hot topics will get plenty of attention at Big Ten Kickoff

    The rest of college football's power conferences have had their turn and on Monday the Big Ten gets its shot to promote its 14 teams with its annual media days that culminate Tuesday with the Kickoff Luncheon at the Hilton Chicago.

    • 3:01 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio: Spartans ready to handle success

    Here are excerpts from the news conference by Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio at Big Ten Media Days on Monday:

    • 11:36 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun selected for Big Ten's players to watch

    Michigan State junior defensive end Shilique Calhoun was named one of the Big Ten's players to watch Monday in advance of the conference's media days in Chicago.

    • 9:36 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
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    Five players to watch on Michigan State's offense

    It took the Michigan State offense a few weeks to get going last season, but once it did, it led the Spartans to a Big Ten championship and a victory in the Rose Bowl. Most of that core is back for 2014.

    • 9:43 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
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    Five players to watch on Michigan State's defense

    Michigan State's defense has been among the best in the nation for three years running and the Spartans will expect no less in 2014. Still, six starters are gone, so some guys will have to step up.

    • 11:56 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Michigan State's class continues to grow with Josh Butler, Felton Davis

    Michigan State's recruiting class of 2015 grew by two this week when Highland Springs (Virginia) wide receiver Felton Davis and West Mesquite (Texas) cornerback Josh Butler both committed to the Spartans.

    • 5:48 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Michigan State's Adreian Payne signs rookie deal with Hawks

    Financial terms were not announced, but under the NBA's rookie pay scale, Payne will make about $1.5 million in his first season.

  2. MSU's Archie Collins, Michigan's Cato June join Lions for internship program

    The Lions have added four interns to their coaching staff as part of the the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship. They are Archie Collins, Cato June, Quinn Gray and Kefense Hynson.

  3. Media predict MSU's Shilique Calhoun will win Big Ten's top defensive award

    Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun is the favorite to win Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, according to media members who cover conference teams.

    • 12:05 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
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    Michigan State conditioning coach Ken Mannie keeps players strong for long run

    As he enters his 20th season, Mannie has become a leader in his field and now runs an entire department, one that includes far more than a GA nobody could ever find. A staff of six work full time for Mannie, three on football. He also has a graduate assistant and two interns.

    • 1:18 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
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    Spartans snubbed on ESPN ranking of top defenses in college football

    Defensive efficiency is determined from a formula that includes three years of recruiting rankings, coaching tenure, returning starters, and defensive ...

    • 7:41 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
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    Indiana stars Austin Mack, Auston Robertson surging as MSU targets

    While the offer to Mack is new, their recruitment of him is not, as he has been steadily in contact with them since a freshman season in which he broke out as ...

    • 12:11 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    Analyst: MSU's Branden Dawson will be among nation's 'most productive' players

    Michigan State senior swingman Branden Dawson is predicted to be one of the 10 'most productive performers' in college basketball this season, according to ...

  4. Michigan's Devin Gardner, MSU's Connor Cook on watch list for top quarterback award

    Michigan senior Devin Gardner and Michigan State junior Connor Cook are among five Big Ten quarterbacks on the preseason watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award.

    • 12:10 AM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    Defensive battles highlight Michigan State's football camp

    When preseason camp begins in a little more than two weeks, there will be plenty of key position battles to keep an eye on leading up to the opener against ...

    • 11:22 AM, Jul. 15, 2014
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    SI calls Michigan State-Oregon best nonconference football game to watch

    According to outgoing SI.com college sports writer Stewart Mandel, the Sept. 6 game at Oregon is tops because it is expected to be a study in contrasts.

    • 10:35 PM, Jul. 14, 2014
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    NFL Pro Bowl lineman Flozell Adams leads 6 into Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame

    Adams, the offensive lineman who played 13 seasons in the NFL after earning All-American honors as a senior in 1997, is joined by Greg Johnson (wrestling), ...

    • 11:13 AM, Jul. 14, 2014
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    MSU's Taiwan Jones, Michigan's Jake Ryan on Butkus Award watch list

    The Butkus Award, named after the Hall of Famer from the Chicago Bears and the University of Illinois, is presented annually to the nation's top linebacker in ...

    • 6:01 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
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    Future Spartan QB Brian Lewerke 'solid all week' at Elite 11

    One of the counselors at the Elite 11 was current Spartan Connor Cook. The two future teammates knew each other coming in, but had an extended opportunity to ...

    • 10:21 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
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    Four-star Ohio running back L.J. Scott commits to Michigan State

    Scott, 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds, is ranked the No. 9 running back in the nation for 2015 by Scout.com. He had been offered by Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, and ...

    • 1:30 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
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    Cornerback Ezra Robinson leaves Michigan State football team

    Robinson (6-0, 178 pounds) appeared in 12 games last season, primarily on special teams. He had an interception in the 2014 spring game and was expected to ...

    • 11:14 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
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    MSU's Drummond and Waynes, Michigan's Countess on Thorpe watch list

    Michigan State could make it two-for-two for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented to the top defensive back in college football.

    • 4:24 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
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    Michigan State home game vs. Ohio State will start at 8 p.m.

    Michigan State's Nov. 8 home game against Ohio State will begin at 8 p.m., it was announced Thursday. The game will be televised by ABC.

  5. Three Wolverines, three Spartans on watch list for top defensive award

    Three players from Michigan and three from Michigan State are on the preseason watch list for one of college football’s most prestigious individual awards – ...

    • 12:40 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
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    MSU's Kurtis Drummond, Michigan's Devin Gardner among 42 at Big Ten Kickoff

    Michigan State senior safety Kurtis Drummond and Michigan senior quarterback Devin Gardner are among the 42 players who will represent their schools at the Big ...

    • 10:26 AM, Jul. 10, 2014
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    MSU’s Jack Allen, Jack Conklin on preseason watch list for Outland Trophy

    Michigan State offensive linemen Jack Allen and Jack Conklin are among 64 players on the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy, given annually to the ...

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    Spartans discuss upcoming season
    Coach Mark Dantonio and players Connor Cook, Shilique Calhoun and Kurtis Drummond talk at Big Ten Media Days. ()
  • Mark Dantonio on MSU spring game

    Mark Dantonio on MSU spring game
    Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio talks after Saturday's spring game at Spartan Stadium. ()
  • Gary Harris leaves MSU

    Gary Harris leaves MSU
    Michigan State sophomore decides to enter NBA draft. ()
  • Mark Dantonio on signing Malik McDowell

    Mark Dantonio on signing Malik McDowell
    MSU coach talks about adding one of the nation's top recruits. ()

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