Men's Basketball fivethirtyeight.com —  Crunch time in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals wasn’t subtle. The Oklahoma City Thunder lost the ability to run even basic basketball plays — they had six turnovers in the last five minutes, with four coming in a disastrous two-minute stretch — and Kevin Durant, who has played masterful defense all series, spent the final possessions looking like an overgrown Tim Thomas. Klay Thompson carried the Golden State Warriors with a record-setting 11-for-18 performance from three, and Stephen Curry registered enough of a pulse to get the Warriors over the final hump. But just as important to the Warriors’ Game 6 win as those runs of inept or brilliant play was Draymond Green’s return to form.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  It was the spring of Donnie Corley at Michigan State and understandably so, as the early enrollee from Detroit King arrived in East Lansing with as much hype surrounding him as any receiver in the past 15 years. But when “young receivers” are talked about at Michigan State, there already were two on the roster expected to make a solid mark on this season and ones to come. Both Felton Davis and Darrell Stewart were getting their chances to show what they could do last season at MSU as freshmen, with Davis getting a handful of snaps throughout the season and Stewart redshirting.
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Baseball freep.com —  ironically ended in Omaha. The Spartans got ousted from the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday and were left out of the NCAA tournament’s 64-team field Monday.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State may not be a popular preseason pick to win the Big Ten in 2016, but it is tops in the conference in one ranking. ESPN named Michigan State the most stable coaching situation in the Big Ten, in rankings released last week.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State football has been known for its defense, but in recent years the team has slipped a bit in the total defense team rankings. According to ESPN, the Spartans ranked second in total defense in 2013. In 2014, the Spartans slid down to No. 7 in the rankings. This past season, the Spartans' defense finished 46th.
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Men's Golf onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State men’s golfers Mitch Rutledge and Josh Heinze have been named Division I PING All-Midwest Region, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Sunday.
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Baseball onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State baseball team fell, 7-3, to Ohio State in the semifinal of the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday morning in Omaha, Nebraska. Leading 4-3, Ohio State scored three runs in the seventh inning to pull away from the Spartans and earn a spot in the championship game vs. Iowa. The Spartans drop to 36-20 for the season while Ohio State improves to 42-18-1.
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Football scout.com —  What are the Five Keys for defending Big Ten Champion, Michigan State to having a successful season during the 2016 season? Here are the five keys Spartan Digest came up with as we get ready to get in serious countdown mode to the upcoming season.
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Baseball mlive.com —  No. 4 seed Ohio State beat seventh-seeded Michigan State 3-2 in 10 innings on Saturday night in the Big Ten Tournament at Nebraska. Ohio State's Ronnie Dawson hit a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning for what proved to be the game-winning run. Because that was Michigan State's first loss of the double-elimination tournament, the two teams will square off again at 10 a.m. Sunday with the winner playing No. 8 seed Iowa at 2 p.m. Sunday for the title.
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Track & Field onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State track & field concluded the three-day NCAA East Preliminary Round at Hodges Stadium on the campus of North Florida with a total of seven qualifiers for the NCAA Championships. Sophomore Katelyn Daniels had the Spartans’ top finish of the day, coming in 16th in the shot put.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State’s home games against both Michigan and Ohio State will be are huge. ESPN ranked both in the top 10 games with the highest stakes this season. The MSU-UM game was No. 4 while MSU-OSU was next at No. 3. But for the Spartans, high stakes are everywhere. Assuming the matchups with Michigan and Ohio State carry the most weight, here’s a look at some other biggies.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State lost more than most in the eight weeks since the end of the college basketball season -- including a likely lottery pick in Deyonta Davis, two transfers in Marvin Clark and Javon Bess, plus three senior starters who were the team's three leading scorers. But the Spartans are still trending as a likely top 10 team entering 2016-17.
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Men's Basketball cbssports.com —  "Voters were asked to select two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing players at the position they play regularly. Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position where they received the most votes." The second sentence there is the important one, and it represents a change in how the league calculates these results. Draymond Green primarily plays forward, but he also regularly plays center and was arguably the best player at that position this year -- the Golden State Warriors' "death lineup" with Green in the middle outscored opponents by 47 points per 100 possessions in the regular season. Since Green received more votes as a forward than as a center, he was bumped from the first team to the second team.
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Track & Field onlyfans.cstv.com —  Four Spartans qualified to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday, May 27, at the NCAA East Preliminary Round at Hodges Stadium on the campus of North Florida. Through two days of competition, Michigan State track & field has had seven student-athletes advance to Eugene.
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Men's Basketball gabeisaacson.sportsblog.com —  Michigan State's Deyonta Davis declared for the NBA Draft after just one season under coach Tom Izzo. Davis is Izzo's first "one-and-done" player since Zach Randolph in 2001. In an era dominated by freshmen phenoms - both on the college court and in the NBA Draft - Tom Izzo's success without reliance on any of these elite freshman cannot go unacknowledged.
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Baseball freep.com —  Another strong pitching performance and more timely hitting has Michigan State moving on in the Big Ten baseball tournament. Ethan Landon threw seven strong innings, and Jordan Zimmerman homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Spartans defeated Maryland, 4-3, this morning in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Misc. isportsweb.com —  When you talk about the two major revenue sports, it’s impossible to find another Division I or FBS-level school with the consistent level of recent success of Michigan State.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State’s coaching staff extended new offers in the 2018 class this week, and one of the most interesting was the one to Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne wide receiver L’Christian Smith. If the name of that school sounds familiar, that’s because the Spartans signed a quarterback in the 2016 class, highly-regarded Messiah DeWeaver, from Wayne High. It may also sound familiar because that’s the same school the Spartans found Jerel Worthy.
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Track & Field onlyfans.cstv.com —  A trio of Spartans punched tickets to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on the opening day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round at Hodges Stadium on the campus of North Florida on Thursday, May 26.
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Men's Basketball video.wkar.org —  Al's guest this week is author and former MSU basketball guard, Kelvin Torbert. Kelvin joins Al to discuss the inspiration for the children's book he co-authored, his recruiting experience as Michigan's Mr. Basketball and much more.
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