Football detroitnews.com —  Raequan Williams, a highly-recruited defensive tackle from Chicago DePaul Prep, visited Michigan State last Saturday for their win over Michigan and left with a scholarship offer from the Spartans. That offer and his experience on the visit have the Green and White immediately moving into his list of top choices.
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Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook says that of course Ohio State will be a special game for him on Nov. 8, because he is from Hinckley, Ohio. According to Cook, everyone in Ohio loves the Buckeyes, and the fans are about as extreme as they come.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk with the leader of the nation's No. 8 team and the second-winningest head coach in MSU football history, Mark Dantonio.


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Football freep.com —  Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi came away from Saturday’s 35-11 win over Michigan with junior safety RJ Williamson on his mind.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Every team approaches a season with plenty of mantras or sayings. Michigan State is no different. With the final four games facing the Spartans after this week's bye, one phrase hammered home by defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett is "November is for contenders."
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio was speaking at a luncheon Saturday afternoon three hours before kickoff of the Michigan game when he was surprised with a rare piece of Michigan State football history. Bob Apisa, the All-American fullback at Michigan State in the 1960's, walked up to Dantonio at the luncheon and surprised him with a game ball he had kept from his playing days.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Coach Dantonio And WIll Tieman Recap The Michigan Game And Look Forward To The Bye Week. Guest Include Junior Defensive Back RJ Williamson And Senior Tight End Andrew Gleichert.
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Football freep.com —  "I think what you can do is control your own destiny, and that's what we need to do," he said before MSU's lone practice of the week. "So the focus needs to be on winning football games and not looking at newspapers. Trying to shut the noise out a little bit, as best we can. But the focus comes next Saturday night, it's real. It's not fragmented, it's not something on a piece of paper, it's real. And that'll be where the challenge is at."
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State was back on the practice field Thursday, just two days after it was revealed the Spartans were placed No. 8 in the College Football Playoff rankings. And while the attention has been increasing from around the nation – quarterback Connor Cook was on the Dan Patrick Show earlier in the day – coach Mark Dantonio is working on keeping his team focused.
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Football espn.go.com —  Rod Oden still remembers pacing his kitchen more than a year ago, as he listened to Michigan State wideout Tony Lippett express his mounting frustration. I haven’t done anything wrong. Why am I not playing? I’m at the point where I don’t even need to shower after games; I don’t even get the chance to go off. A change in Tony Lippett's confidence was sparked by a conversation he had with his high school coach.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Cook, in a radio interview Thursday on the "Dan Patrick Show," was asked if he plans to return to Michigan State next year. "I was planning on it the whole time before this conversation," Cook said. "Who wants to leave college? College is fun. You have great relationships with people here, especially the coaches, your teammates.'

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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State senior punter Mike Sadler, the first three-time Academic All-American in program history, has been named to the 2014 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Class. Based upon his selection, Sadler also becomes one of 17 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the best scholar-athlete in the nation.
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Football mlive.com —  -Dan Patrick got a dose of Connor Cook on his nationally syndicated radio and television show on Thursday, and the decorated broadcast veteran wasn't exactly sure what to make of the Michigan State quarterback. "Interesting personality, confident,'' concluded the 58-year-old Patrick, who has interviewed the top personalities in athletics since first breaking in as a sports reporter on CNN in 1983. "I wasn't sure who he reminded me of ... sounds a lot older than a junior in college."
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Football isportsweb.com —  Since the hiring of Mark Dantonio in 2007, the quality of Michigan State football has increased exponentially and the program has seen a large amount of success. Dantonio has done a great job of finding and developing players into college superstars, and Michigan State has featured numerous all-conference and All-American selections during the Dantonio-era.
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Football statenews.com —  Tuesday was a historic day for all of college football, but by next week it won’t mean a darnn thing. The first ever College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night on ESPN, with MSU cracking the top ten at No. 8. That means if the playoffs were to start today, MSU would be on the outside looking in. But as we all know the regular season is still in full swing and these rankings serve simply as a starting point, not the final product. So don’t buy too much into it.
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Football mlive.com —  Coach Mark Dantonio gave his team the first few days of this week off while he and his assistants hit the road recruiting, following the same plan used during the bye week earlier this season. "We want to make sure we don't get anybody hurt in practice, so we will practice a little bit but not overly practice them,'' Dantonio said. "I think the main focus will be on getting healed up a little bit and reaffirming who we are from a strength perspective." Discuss »
Football spartanpodcast.com —  “The first thing I did when I got to MSU is get to know the culture here and then look for individuals who fit that culture for our football program,” Spartan Football‘s director of college advancement and performance Curtis Blackwell tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis.
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