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Michigan State defensive tackle Raequan Williams has been named to the 2019 Outland Award Watch List, while linebacker Joe Bachie and defensive end Kenny Willekes are on the 2019 Nagurski Award Watch List, which were both announced Monday by the Football Writers Association of America.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Tulsa is coming off a disappointing 3-9 season. Phil Montgomery is the Golden Hurricane head coach after being a long-time Art Briles assistant coach. He ran the high-powered Baylor offense before becoming Tulsa’s coach since 2015 where he has a 21-29 record.

Source: Spartan Avenue

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Matt McQuaid is in a holding period as he figures out the next steps in his basketball career. The former Michigan State shooting guard and captain has had a busy summer crisscrossing the country preparing for his future as a professional.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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When asked if there was one loss from last season that should have been a win, Raequan Williams had options but didn’t hesitate. The Michigan State fifth-year senior defensive tackle pointed out a 16-13 defeat at Arizona State on Sept. 8. Although the Spartans gave up just three points through the first three quarters in 100-degree heat on the road, the Sun Devils rallied and won on a field goal as time expired.

Source: mlive.com

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One current Michigan State student-athlete and two former All-Americans have qualified for the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships that will be held July 25-28 in Des Moines, Iowa. Former Michigan State All-American Justine Kiprotich will run in the first round of the 1,500m on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Jerimiah Evans who will be a junior next season will compete in the discus, while former All-American and Big Ten Champion Tori Franklin will compete in the triple jump.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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You’d have a hard time believing it watching Lorenzo White smile from ear to ear and unleash a hearty belly laugh, but he’s still a little bitter.OK, maybe bitter is too harsh. Let’s say the former Michigan State running back is bummed he never achieved his ultimate goal as a player — winning the Heisman Trophy.

Source: Detroit News

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Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie has been named to the 2019 Butkus Award Watch List, while defensive back Josiah Scott has been named to the 2019 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Watch List, as both were announced Monday. Bachie is one of 51 players on the preseason list for the Butkus Award, given annually to the best linebacker in college football. Scott is one of 46 players on the preseason list for the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award, which annually recognizes the best defensive back in college football.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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“In watching Adam, it’s hard for me to say this, he’s legitimately 6-7, I’ll say 6-6 ½, 255,” Dantonio said. “When I watch his explosiveness in drills out there and his intentions and how he goes about his business, he will be an outstanding football player.”

Source: mlive.com

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While no one in the Big Ten is sure what to expect from Michigan State’s offense this year — beyond the familiarity of quarterback Brian Lewerke — opponents seem fairly certain about the stomach-churning challenge they’ll face from MSU’s defense. Here’s what some of MSU’s opponents this season had to say about the Spartans late last week

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Willekes’ ascent from walk-on linebacker with no Division I offers to the Big Ten’s defensive lineman of the year left him with what four years earlier seemed like an improbable choice: leave MSU a year early for the NFL or stay in school.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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“Mike has grown immensely,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said on Thursday afternoon at Big Ten media days in Chicago. “Mike is as good a coordinator as we’ve had – attention to detail – and we’ve had great ones, so it’s not to take away from anybody. But, the excellence that is existing right now on the defensive side of the ball is an indication of that.”

Source: mlive.com

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Remember that at this time last year there were articles being written touting Lewerke as a potential high NFL draft pick and dark horse Heisman candidate. Those look like ridiculously bad takes now, but there was plenty of reason to think that Lewerke was capable of putting up big numbers based on his performance as a sophomore. So when I hear that he is bigger, stronger, and most interesting of all, faster, I think the potential is there for that next level to be reached.

Source: The Only Colors

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“We were talking about him last year at this as being a Heisman hopeful and all that kind of stuff,” Dantonio said on Thursday. “So, fame is fleeting, we all know that. Again, I go back to assess where we’re at, adjust, hit the reset button. But he’s prepared, he’s ready to go.”

Source: mlive.com

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Kenny Willekes went from having no Division I scholarship offers to an All-American defensive end and the Big Ten’s defensive lineman of the year in 2018. Meantime, Kenny said his 20-year-old brother Charles has spent the past two years working at a snowmobile parts shop since graduating from Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian High in 2017.

Source: Charles Willekes’ different path to Michigan State football

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With Big Ten Media Days comes the release of Michigan State’s official roster for the 2019 season. We’ve taken the time to thoroughly analyze it name by name so you don’t have to. There are no defections from the spring roster, but there are a couple of number changes and a few guys listed at new positions. There’s also an unexpected new name: Charles Willekes, an incoming freshman linebacker and the younger brother of star defensive end Kenny Willekes.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Renovations are coming to part of Michigan State’s Duffy Daugherty Football Complex, including expanded coaching offices and a refreshed hall of history. Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio thinks it’s worth considering a facelift for the entire facility.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Mark Dantonio insists he doesn’t worry much about what’s next. Entering his 13th season as the head coach at Michigan State, Dantonio says he hasn’t put a timetable on how long he’ll stick around. No one is pushing him out the door, mind you, but at 63 there’s not much he hasn’t done as a head coach outside of winning a national championship. So, the obvious question for Dantonio these days surrounds his future. Quite simply, does he think about when he might step down?

Source: Detroit News

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Mark Dantonio didn’t blink Thursday when asked if he thinks he’s rolling the dice on his legacy by shuffling his offensive staff, rather than replacing it.“No, I really don’t,” Michigan State’s football said, ahead of his 13th season. “I think my legacy’s intact.”I believe it — that he doesn’t think he’s risking his legacy.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Eron Harris last played in front of Michigan State fans back in February 2017. It was a game at Purdue and the West Virginia transfer injured his right knee, tearing his ACL, partially ripping his PCL and dislocating the joint in his right kneecap.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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