Men's Basketball freep.com —  Draymond Green recalls it well. He earned a spot on the 2011 USA Basketball team that competed at the World University Games in China just before his senior season at Michigan State. The team finished in fifth place with a 7-1 record, but he thought his days representing the United States were over. He was wrong. Now he owns an NBA title ring.
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Football mlive.com —  In the midst of signing autographs and posing for photos with young fans, former NFL star Andre Rison was able to grab Miles Bridges' attention for a brief moment. "Aye Miles, have you met my son? This is Hunter," he introduced them. The pair of rising stars, both headed to Michigan State, met for the first time at Saturday's Fresh Flint Festival in the Dort Federal Event Center. Top football recruit Hunter Rison and Bridges, incoming MSU basketball freshman, were proud to shake hands for the first time as they shared a bond as future Spartans.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Denzel Valentine, selected No. 14 overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2016 NBA draft, holds the championship trophy after leading Chicago to a 7-0 mark in summer-league play. But to Valentine, it’s important every time you lace up the sneakers.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State has played basketball in a lot of unique venues. It actually has gained some fame for that very reason. And it sounds like it will add another one to the list this season. The Palestra. The Spartans will play Penn State at the famed gym in Philadelphia, according to MLive, which cited unidentified sources. The Jan. 7 contest will be a home game for the home-state Nittany Lions.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio has announced that the Spartans have hired former Detroit Lions Vice President of Pro Personnel Sheldon White as a program consultant.
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Men's Basketball thegame730am.com —  Draymond Green and his lawyers have agreed to a plea bargain in relation to the assault and battery charge against him.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Kyle Ahrens made a choice last year. A Michigan State freshman, he couldn't bear the thought of sitting out another season and so, with his parents' blessing, he told coach Tom Izzo that he would prefer not to redshirt his first year of college.
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Football espn.go.com —  Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's drug policy, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano. The suspension is the result of a missed drug test, not a failed one, sources said. The reason it hasn't been announced is that the appeal process is ongoing.
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Football freep.com —  One of the top players in the Midwest for the class of 2017 is Cincinnati Colerain cornerback Amir Riep. The 6-foot, 180-pounder is four-star prospect and the No. 236 player in the nation for the class of 2017 by Rivals.com. When you consider he holds over 30 scholarship offers from the likes of Michigan State, Ohio State, Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Georgia, that rankings could be a bit low.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Draymond Green has a personal connection to Michigan State’s top-ranked incoming class of basketball freshmen. The Saginaw native, Golden State Warriors star and former MSU standout has had a long relationship with Flint small forward Miles Bridges. And he has known Detroit’s Cassius Winston since the former U-D Jesuit point guard was in the “eighth or ninth grade.”
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Men's Tennis msuspartans.com —  Michigan State men’s golfers Charlie Netzel and Josh Heinze have been named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars, as announced by the GCAA. In total, now just 14 MSU golfers have earned this prestigious honor. A total of 218 players in Division I, 91 in Division II and 12 in NAIA earned the honor.
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Men's Golf msuspartans.com —  Michigan State men’s golfers Charlie Netzel and Josh Heinze have been named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars, as announced by the GCAA. In total, now just 14 MSU golfers have earned this prestigious honor. A total of 218 players in Division I, 91 in Division II and 12 in NAIA earned the honor.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Thinking about going to pick up Madden NFL 17 next month when it hits stores? If you’re a diehard Michigan State Football fan, you might want to grab a copy if you’re currently unsure whether you want to pay $60 for the game or not. Why? Well, because you’ll be able to play with a couple of Spartan rookies, one of which is rated as one of the top-10 rookies in the game. Jack Conklin, of course, is the sixth-highest rated rookie in this year’s game, according to College Spun.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State’s offer to Fairfield (Ohio) cornerback Josiah Scott came this week, but it has been in the works for some time. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound senior-to-be says the staff has been in contact with him every week since their recruitment of him began. Each time they spoke, the Spartans let him know where they were at and where he stood. Then this week’s conversation took place and he received the good news.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Big Ten Network continued its countdown of the conference's top 100 players Thursday with Nos. 41-60, and one more Michigan State player made the list, despite appearing in only two games so far in his career. Corner Vayante Copeland is the eighth Spartan to make the cut in BTN's ranking, coming in at No. 51 as he enters his sophomore season.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The fall depth chart hasn’t come out yet and, with head coach Mark Dantonio not being a stranger to moving players around, things are definitely subject to change. While the entire defense should be the strength of the team this season, the linebackers are the strongest and deepest group in what could be a potentially top 10 defense.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  In any other year, Eron Harris would be the guy. He'd be the one kids flocked to on the side of the court at the Moneyball Pro-Am. He'd be the one TV cameras followed and reporters interviewed. A fifth-year senior, Harris is Michigan State's top-returning scorer. He averaged 9.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists, and was a starter for a 2015-16 team that ascended to a No. 1 ranking.
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Football landof10.com —  The 6-foot-5, 318-pound defensive line prospect and Michigan State commit told 247Sports.com that his academic ducks are in a row and, more specifically, that his last high-school class is slated for July 26: “I finished with one B and three A’s,” Jones said. “Those are what my final grades are projected to be. I’ll be done with everything next Thursday. I was supposed to take five classes, but I only ended up having to take four. I’ve submitted everything to the (NCAA) clearinghouse and it’s all taken care of.”
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  For Denzel Valentine's next trick, he will be trying to guard Klay Thompson or DeMar DeRozan. "I'm right back to it," Valentine said of his spot on the U.S. select team that scrimmages against Team USA this week in preparation for next month's Olympics. "It's a blessing to be invited. It's just giving me confidence that I can play with anyone. I know it's going to be a challenge. Those guys are the best in the world. But I'm excited for it."
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