Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek Class of 2016 wide receiver Cameron Chambers committed to Michigan State in August. The 6-foot-3,195-pound Chambers has a 94.2 rating in the 247Sports Composite. The four-star, No. 5 prospect in New Jersey was the first commitment in the class and joined by Illinois offensive lineman Matt Allen recently. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that last week Chambers received an invitation to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Game.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football captain Shilique Calhoun said the Spartans are in the midst of winter workouts that are "difficult beyond comprehension" as they look to improve on last season's 11-2 campaign. "We're already in the process of being that team we need to be,'' Calhoun said last Thursday, appearing on the BTN Live appreciation special from Breslin Center. "We need to finish it out, keep working hard, trying to be the best.
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Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook makes no bones about it, he's going to miss throwing to 2014 Big Ten Receiver of the Year Tony Lippett and speedy Keith Mumphery. Those two departing senior targets ultimately enabled Michigan State to finish last season with a 42-41 Cotton Bowl win over Baylor that led to the program's first back-to-back top 5 finishes since 1965-66.
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Football mlive.com —  Nicholson was a state track champion in Pennsylvania in addition to being the No. 1-ranked recruit in the state, according to Rivals.com.
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Football mlive.com —  "It's fun," he said of latest spot of Big Ten Network, but he doesn't want to make it look like he's anything but dedicated to quarterbacking Washington.
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Football mlive.com —  Dantonio reiterated that winning the Cotton Bowl and finishing No. 5 was nice, but Michigan State did not accomplish its goals during the 2014 football season.
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Football freep.com —  There is a window of time in the career of every promising young quarterback, college or pro, when their imperfections are blurred by a team and fan base hoping desperately to be in love. At some point, it's either real or not. Kirk Cousins is at this crossroads with both his NFL career and with the Washington Redskins.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio extended scholarship offers to two new prospects this week: athlete Chris Evans of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis and defensive back Kenny Lyke of Fremd High School in Palentine, Ill.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk MSU and NFL football with former MSU signal-caller current Washington Redskins QB, Kirk Cousins.


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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State may have jumped in at the right time with safety Kenney Lyke. A 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior from Palatine (Ill.) Fremd, Lyke had a strong season, but still fielded only a handful of offers until recently, when Pittsburgh and the Spartans jumped in with offers.
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Football mlive.com —  There's another Allen brother headed to Michigan State, and he's just like his ornery older brothers with a couple of exceptions. Matt Allen, a 2016 class member who made his verbal commitment on Wednesday, is a high school star wrestler and offensive linemen, just like his big brothers, All-American center Jack Allen and Freshman All-American offensive guard Brian Allen. Discuss »
Football freep.com —  One of the top players on Michigan State's board for 2016 is Green Bay (Wis.) Bay Port offense lineman Cole Van Lanen. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect currently holds offers from MSU, Wisconsin and Iowa among others. He is the No. 2 prospect in Wisconsin and the #36 offensive tackle prospect in the nation for the class of 2016.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Neil Koepke talk MSU Football, NFL Combine and general strength and conditioning with head strength and conditioning coach for MSU football, Ken Mannie.


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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State picked up its second commitment in the class of 2016 from Hinsdale (Ill.) Central offensive lineman Matt Allen at 3:47 pm Wednesday afternoon: "I just committed to Michigan State,"Allen said. "It feels amazing to have this opportunity to play with my brothers." The 6-foot-3, 262-pound Allen's older brothers Jake & Brian currently play at Michigan State. Allen is ranked the No. 6 overall center in the class of 2016 by 247Sports.
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Football mlive.com —  Brandon Clemons is expected to stay exclusively on the Michigan State offensive line, at least for now, according to Spartans assistant coach Mark Staten. Staten, whose offensive line was recently projected by ESPN as the best in the Big Ten heading into the 2015 season, said on "The Griff and Grinz" show on Lansing's 92.1 FM The Team that Clemons will no longer be a two-way player.
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Football espn.go.com —  Shilique Calhoun's return guarantees the Spartan Dawgs will retain their bite up front. Starting defensive tackles Lawrence Thomas and Joel Heath also will be back, and Malik McDowell could be ready to take a leap forward after getting his feet wet as a true freshman. Michigan State does have to replace four-year starter Marcus Rush, but it has Demetrius Cooper groomed to take on a much larger role. This is a deep and talented bunch anchored by a potential NFL first-rounder in Calhoun.
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Football freep.com —  Before the NFL combine, draft analyst Mike Mayock entertained the idea of Trae Waynes going as high as No. 6 overall to the New York Jets. Afterward, at least one analyst agrees with him. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah now has the Michigan State cornerback going No. 6 overall to the New York Jets -- with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota still on the board -- in his latest mock draft.
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Football msuspartans.com —  While the focus of the NFL Scouting Combine is on the rookie class for the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, msuspartans.com also had a chance to visit with several media members from around the country last week in Indianapolis to talk about the state of the Spartan football program after MSU finished in the top five of the national polls for the second consecutive season in 2014.
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Football mlive.com —  The smile Mark Dantonio flashed on the NFL Network telecast when Trae Waynes ran a 4.31-second 40-yard dash was back on display Tuesday night at the J.W. Marriott Hotel. Dantonio, in Grand Rapids for the Spartan Winter Tailgate fan event, described his trip to the NFL combine at Lucas Oil Stadium as "exciting,'' saying that he's not sure another program could recently match having the fastest players in two position groups.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio categorically rejected the ESPN-generated narrative that Michigan State's program is on the decline, dismissing an article that suggested as much as "abstract" media fodder.
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