Volleyball lansingstatejournal.com —  Michigan State’s volleyball suffered an even bigger loss in its first defeat of the season Friday. Junior outside hitter Autumn Bailey, an All-American honorable mention a year ago, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee against No. 15 Kentucky and will miss the season.
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Football mlive.com —  New beginnings was Mark Dantonio's season-opening theme Tuesday, along with the understanding that "there are no guarantees" for the Michigan State football program. "As far as expectations, the most important expectations are the expectations we have on the inside of our locker room," Dantonio said. "There's a lot of talk because of our record the last couple of years.
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Football statenews.com —  On two separate Mondays, August 24th and August 31st, two former MSU Quarterbacks, Brian Hoyer and Kirk Cousins, were named starting quarterbacks for their respective NFL teams.
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Football freep.com —  Third-year sophomore linebacker Jon Reschke has moved into a co-starting situation with second-year sophomore Chris Frey at the outside "money" linebacker position, and redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland is a first-team cornerback on the first Michigan State depth cha
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Football mlive.com —  Mike Tressel knows a deja vu feeling of sorts is coming on game day, because he and fellow co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett have already felt a bit of it through fall drills. It's that feeling of knowing exactly what former MSU defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi — now Pitt's head coach — would have said or did in various situations, because they've already been though most every sort of situation with him.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State is looking at WMU and Oregon as teams with passing games that may attack the No. 5 Spartans with a variety of receiver “rubs.”
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Michigan State basketball coach, Tom Izzo, joins Jack and Rico Beard live from Italy during their last day of the Spartans' invasion of Rome.



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Cross Country onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State women’s cross country team begins the 2015 season as the top-ranked program in the Great Lakes Region, according to the USTFCCCA Preseason Poll released on Monday. The men’s side was tabbed No. 4 in the region.
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Football freep.com —  In this week's episode of Spartan Speak, Lansing State Journal sports producer Dan Kilbridge, LSJ sports writer Chris Solari and Detroit Free Press beat writer Joe Rexrode talk MSU's season opener at Western Michigan, break down players to watch Friday and explain how Simon and Garfunkel factors into the Spartans' matchup against the Broncos.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Before basketball fades into the background for a couple months, and before Tom Izzo's team returns from Italy on Tuesday night – just in time for the start of classes Wednesday – let's review what four exhibition games hinted to us about the Spartans. They went 1-3, facing pros on all three national teams they faced (Russia, Italy, Georgia) and trying a variety of lineup combinations.
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Football freep.com —  Make no mistake about it: Michigan State enters the college football season as one of the top 5 or 6 teams in the nation. But losing senior linebacker Ed Davis for the season with a knee injury is a big blow to the defense. CBS Sports writer Jon Solomon goes as far as to say the loss of Davis is the worst injury of the college football season, ranked No. 1 in his top 10.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  After saying for months that Robert Griffin III was his quarterback, Washington coach Jay Gruden reversed course today, saying that Cousins is the starter — and will remain the starter, meaning Griffin has no chance to unseat him. “Kirk Cousins will be the starter for 2015, moving forward,” Gruden said. “It’s Kirk’s team.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State went 0-3 over the weekend, with two losses by 19 or more points and one on a missed buzzer beater. And Tom Izzo could hardly have been happier about it. "This trip was as good as anything I've done in my 20 years," Izzo said Sunday afternoon.
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Football washingtonpost.com —  “The fan base and the excitement and their desire to react to the highs and lows is what makes our league so special, and what gives us the opportunity to have such a great career and such a great job,” Cousins said. “So, it comes with the territory and I’ve learned there’s an important way to handle it. I think, going back to my days at Michigan State, I learned that it’s best for me to just kind of almost stay naive or ignorant to what’s going on on the outside, try to ignore that noise, and just focus on what’s going on inside the building. Sometimes that can cause me to be almost a little naive and uninformed of updates on the team, but at the same time it protects me, it insulates me from stuff that could get in my head and start to kind of make me mentally weak.”
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Football freep.com —  Game week is here and, with it, an end to at least some of the talk outside the field of play. As Mark Dantonio said, "The game is played on the field; it will be determined between those lines." And for Michigan State's head coach, the expectations never have been higher. When Dantonio first came to Michigan State, he spoke of championships. Not just bowl wins nor division or conference championships, but national championships.
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Football detroitnews.com —  "Friday night we host No. 5 Michigan State in possibly one greatest events in Kalamazoo history besides a 1970s – somewhere in there – Simon and Garfunkel concert," Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck said. "I was not alive so I could not verify that, but according to what's going on in our town and all the businesses, hotels and restaurants ... the buzz is truly bumping, which is wonderful. We're really excited about that and we've got an incredible opponent coming into Waldo Stadium."
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Going into the matchup with Western Michigan this Friday, the Michigan State football team has a few question marks to answer before a primetime showdown with Oregon the following weekend.
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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  On a Friday morning two days before official move in for freshmen, a group of alumni gathered in a familiar spot on MSU’s campus. They weren’t saying goodbye to MSU or even reminiscing about their former glories. Instead this group was partaking in an annual ritual. Skating around the ice, in the cold confines of Munn Ice Arena were the Spartan Hockey alumni.
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Football mlive.com —  The Broncos return nine starters from an offense that burst onto the scene last year and should once again be explosive this season, but they will be going up against an MSU defense built to beat anyone in the country.
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Football isportsweb.com —  This is not a list of the best players for Michigan State, but rather the players the Spartans can least afford to lose. So depth is a major contributing factor in these rankings.
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