Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State opens the season in Honolulu for the Armed Forces Classic in a likely top-10 matchup with Arizona followed four days later in New York with another top-10 battle with Kentucky in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State quarterback Tyler O'Connor was announced as one of three captains for the Spartans on Thursday, along with safety Demetrious Cox and middle linebacker Riley Bullough. That's no surprise considering the way O'Connor's teammates and coaches have talked about him since the spring, but it was made out to be a big deal because of the fact his predecessor was not a captain despite being a three-year starter.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Riley Bullough, Tyler O'Connor and Demetrious Cox couldn't have plotted three more divergent vectors to the same destination: the captaincy of the Michigan State football team. The fifth-year senior trio was selected to lead the 2016 Spartans by a player vote that was announced Thursday.


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Football msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State football team wrapped up preseason camp on Thursday after nearly three weeks of practice for the upcoming season. The Spartans will take the next two days off before reporting back to campus on Sunday afternoon to begin game preparations for the Sept. 2 season opener against Furman in Spartan Stadium.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State released the 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule on Thursday, Aug. 25. The slate features 15 teams that appeared in the 2016 postseason, including 11 opponents that played in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. In addition, nine opponents are ranked in either the ESPN or CBS Sports Preseason Top 25.
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Football mlive.com —  One is an obvious choice for captain, the third man in his immediate family to hold the title and a returning starter at the center of Michigan State's defense. One has just one career start under his belt, but has worked into a leadership role behind the scenes as he prepares to take over as quarterback. The third is likely the least known to fans, but said he's worked to be a positive influence around his teammates on the practice field.
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Football espn.com —  Mark Dantonio’s team slogan two years ago, when Michigan State won the Rose Bowl, was “Chase It.” Last season, he asked his team to “Reach Higher,” and the Spartans did so by making it to the College Football Playoff and winning a conference championship. This year, his stated objective is even more on the nose: “Back 2 Back.”
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State opens the 2016 season in southern California, participating in the San Diego State Aztec Invitational. The Spartans will take on Denver on Friday, and then the host Aztecs and Marist on Saturday.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins signed the one-year, $19.9 million franchise tag this year, putting himself in what he views as a no-lose situation in 2017: He’ll either get the franchise tag again with a minimum salary of $23.9 million, or he’ll get to test his worth in free agency.
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Men's Basketball cbssports.com —  CBS Sports asked more than 100 college coaches the following question: Which college coach would you most like your son to play for?
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State closed preseason camp on Thursday, but before sending the players home for a couple of days, the Spartans needed to select their captains for the 2016 season. Quarterback Tyler O’Connor, linebacker Riley Bullough and safety Demetrious Cox – all fifth-year seniors – were elected as captains by the team.
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Field Hockey youtube.com —  MSU is led by seven seniors, and returns eight players who saw action in all 19 games last season. Senior Megan Fenton was second on the team with six goals in 2015, while classmate Kristin Matula finished third on the team with 14 points. Redshirt senior Sierra Patton and junior Katie Miller both return as goalkeepers with starting experience, as the two split time in net last season.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Miles Bridges, Joshua Langford, Cassius Winston and Nick Ward all have been on campus, taking classes and working out this summer, and Izzo has been impressed. “The guy that’s impressed me the most on how he’s handled things is Miles,” Izzo said. “The guy that’s impressed me a lot with the way he’s played has been Ward. The guys that are giving me a lot of what I expected and more are Cassius and Josh.” Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  Last year's Michigan State defensive line included some of the most recognizable names on the team. There was Shilique Calhoun, the sack leader and entertaining off the field personality. There were two former five-star recruits in Lawrence Thomas and Malik McDowell, plus the steady presence of Joel Heath. This year, you might want to have a roster handy when watching the defensive line play.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Only Harrison Barnes played less than Draymond Green on the United States team during the 2016 Olympics, but United States assistant Jim Boeheim defended the decision to give playing time to other members of the team. Boeheim said on Sirius XM Radio that Green's playing time was limited because of his size.
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Football freep.com —  One of the top football recruits in the nation for the class of 2018 is Detroit Cass Tech defensive back Kalon Gervin. The Rivals.com top 100 prospect was in East Lansing recently. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Gervin is the No. 9 cornerback in the nation and the No. 83 player overall according to Rivals.com. He has an extensive list of scholarships offers that includes Michigan State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Wisconsin.
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Football scout.com —  Spartan Digest latest podcast talks about the latest news surrounding the Michigan State Spartans as head coach Mark Dantonio has named his starting quarterback and another player has left the program.



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Football isportsweb.com —  As the season is just over one week away from kicking off, the isportsMSU writers have their predictions for the next season of Michigan State football.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Gavin Schilling returned from Michigan State’s basketball tour of Italy last fall as an improved player on the cusp of a starting job. And then, his path to success on the hardcourt hit a road block: turf toe. Schilling would miss the Spartans’ first 11 games of the season and never returned to the same form.
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