Football mlive.com —  SI.com writer Chris Burke predicts that All-American left tackle Jack Conklin will be the first Spartan off the draft board on April 28 in Chicago, with the Indianapolis Colts selecting him at No. 18 overall.
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Football soundcloud.com —  Mike Griffith talks with former MSU and current Denver Broncos WR and World Champion, Bennie Fowler.



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Football spartanavenue.com —  Kirk added to his ever-growing and impressive resume, breaking a Guinness World Record along with Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers previously held by Drew Brees and Odell Beckham Jr. The record was most one-handed catches in a minute, previously set at 33 by Brees and Beckham Jr. a year ago.
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Football mlive.com —  The runs didn't compare to the walk. It probably wasn't what many college football fans expected and maybe not even what DeAnthony Arnett expected. But that's OK. Arnett isn't complaining. The 23-year-old receiver from Michigan State isn't about to give up his dream, especially since he already realized part of it.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has held even at No. 14 in the latest edition of the ESPN "way-too-early top 25" rankings. The new poll is meant to be an update from the Jan. 12 edition, factoring-in national signing day additions and early NFL entrees.
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Football freep.com —  Malik McDowell flashed inside as a freshman, starred inside as a sophomore and will be all over the place as a Michigan State junior defensive lineman. “He will play everywhere, that’s for sure,” MSU defensive line coach Ron Burton said of McDowell. “No maybes. He will play everywhere.”
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has the most difficult non-conference schedule in the Big Ten and the ninth-toughest in the nation, according to ESPN.com. The Spartans' 2016 slate opens with FCS school Furman on the evening of Friday, Sept. 2, before non-conference showdowns at Notre Dame (Sept. 17) and at home against Brigham Young (Oct. 8).
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Football highschoolsports.mlive.com —  A compound fracture to his right leg in October meant the end of Corey Pryor II’s high school football career. It also left the Jackson senior wondering if colleges, mainly Wayne State and Ferris State, would stop recruiting him. “I honestly didn’t have many options,” he said. As it turned out, Pryor’s next stop is the one he’s always had in mind as he’ll be a preferred walk-on at Michigan State.
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Football mlive.com —  Former Michigan State All-America Darqueze Dennard is coming off shoulder surgery and rehabilitating this offseason, but Dennard is doing so with visions of a promising NFL future. "The chance I had to go out and play and crack the starting lineup gave me confidence to know I can play the game at the NFL level and be successful," Dennard said on The Spartan Beat radio show on Lansing's 92.1 FM, The Team.
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Football freep.com —  Purdue freshman power forward Caleb Swanigan is doing well this season, and so is Michigan State freshman power forward Deyonta Davis. They were supposed to be coming to MSU together after Swanigan verbally committed to Tom Izzo's program in the spring, but then he dropped that commitment and switched to Purdue. Izzo reiterated today, before the teams' only meeting this season, that "there was never any hard feelings."
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Football msuspartans.com —  Former Spartan wide receiver Bennie Fowler has gone from a Big Ten Champion to a Rose Bowl Champion to now a Super Bowl Champion. The Broncos wide receiver caught a 2-point conversion pass from Peyton Manning with 3:08 left in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50 to give the Broncos a 14-point lead in their eventual 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Fowler is the 26th former Spartan to be on an active roster for a Super Bowl Champion.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Drew Beesley has heard people thinking he’s crazy and others with encouragement -- that’s just the expected split in reactions for the Warren (Mich.) De La Salle defensive end after he picked a preferred walk-on spot at Michigan State instead of scholarship offers. But he could not be more happy with the decision he announced on signing day.
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Football mlive.com —  Special teams was a factor in the Super Bowl on Sunday night, and if Mike Tressel has his way, it will be even more of a positive factor for Michigan State next season. "We need guys to light it up on special teams," said Tressel, who spent his first nine years as the Spartans' primary special teams coach before taking over as co-defensive coordinator last season.
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Football mlive.com —  Fowler's catch represented the only scoring catch in the Super Bowl, and it might end up being the final pass of Manning's NFL Hall of Fame career. Many believe the five-time league MVP is likely going to retire. It was also the first official scoring pass of Fowler's career, as his preseason touchdown catch does not register in NFL statistics.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Bennie Fowler is now the owner of invaluable memorabilia from Super Bowl history, and he plans to give what might be the last completed pass of Peyton Manning’s career to his mother.
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Football freep.com —  When Bennie Fowler checked his cell phone not long after Super Bowl 50 ended, the Denver Broncos receiver had some 300 unanswered text messages. "I’m not answering any of them," Fowler said. "I can’t. There’s too many."
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's defense will be adding a potentially dynamic playmaker in 2016 in the form of Drake Martinez, but the Spartans aren't yet sure how or where they'll use him. "I'm excited to see Drake this year, he will have a role, he will have a role, there's no doubt about it," MSU co-defensive coordinator Mike Tressel said last week. "I still can't tell you what, exactly, it's going to be.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's offensive line is a work in progress this offseason, and incoming midterm enrollee Thiyo Lukusa is certainly no exception. The Spartans signed four offensive linemen in the 2016 class, with Matt Allen, Luke Campbell and AJ Arcuri set to join Lukusa in the meeting room in June, after their high school graduations. Lukusa said he'll do what he can to get ready to play this season -- he's been practicing snapping the ball -- but he knows he has a lot of work ahead of him.
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Football freep.com —  Harlon Barnett and Mike Tressel are in “research mode” as they plot a course for the side of the ball that will lead the way for Michigan State next season. The co-defensive coordinators finished the 2016 recruiting season with the rest of the staff last week, an effort that culminated with Wednesday’s signing day. But Monday, their big board consisted of two top-10 lists — the top-10 defenses in college football and the NFL in the 2015 season.
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Football freep.com —  Going by the 2015 roster and depth chart, the top candidates to take that important spot in MSU’s offense would be senior David Fennell, redshirt freshman walk-on Collin Lucas, and tight ends Matt Sokol and Dylan Chmura. Defensive lineman Gerald Owens and running back Delton Williams make sense as considerations. And another candidate was introduced Wednesday when Dantonio announced the addition of Reid Burton of East Lansing High. The 6-foot-1, 227-pound Burton is the son of MSU defensive line coach Ron Burton and will start out at fullback.
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