Football db.lsj.com —  Michigan State added to its 2015 recruiting class Wednesday night with another commitment from the Lone Star state. Tyler Higby, a 6-foot-5 offensive lineman from Kinkaid High School in Houston, announced his commitment to MSU via Twitter. “Blessed to say that I am officially committed to Michigan State, going to be a Spartan. #GoGreen #GoWhite,” Higby wrote.
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Football freep.com —  Few enjoy or can put into words the value of the punt like Mark Dantonio, and few can boast a punting situation like the one he has had at Michigan State.
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Football freep.com —  “I do think an early signing period would be beneficial, but there would have to be certain things tied into it that covers everybody,” Dantonio said. “But it’s been talked about for a long time, and it’s amazing to me that a lot of coaches don’t want it. Because they want to keep recruiting.”
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Football db.lsj.com —  Their coach certainly knows how to win with less, and do so on the road against an unsuspecting favorite. Bohl coached North Dakota State to the last three FCS national titles, going 43-2 in from 2011-13 with the Bison. They won at higher-division foes Minnesota, Colorado State (both rather easily) and Kansas State during that span.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State’s defense has been among the best in the nation the last three seasons, finishing second overall last year. And while the Spartans must replace six starters on defense, there is a belief there will be little to no drop-off headed into this season. To achieve that, it seems at least a true freshman or two might get a shot to play. Much of that speculation has surrounded the interior of the line, a position the Spartans restocked through what coach Mark Dantonio has called likely one of his best recruiting classes.
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Football mlive.com —  ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy tweeted parts of a conversation he had with Dantonio, including a candid remark on his demeanor. “I’m the most serious looking, least serious person you know,” Dantonio said. “I’ve tried to loosen up." Dantonio also told McMurphy that more than 20 schools have visited Michigan State for ideas about defense since the end of last season.
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Football espn.go.com —  Mark Dantonio talks about the rivalry with Michigan, the play of QB Connor Cook last season, and making up for the loss of talent and leadership on defense.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State players and coach Mark Dantonio agree, incoming freshman defensive lineman Malik McDowell looks every bit the part of the 5-star prospect he was billed to be during his recruitment. "Malik McDowell now weighs 286 pounds, he's going to be a player, you can see that,'' Dantonio said at Tuesday's Big Ten media day round table session. "Malik McDowell is a guy who is very light on his feet, he's very quick.''
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio doesn't typically challenge his players in the media, and that might not have been the intent of the Michigan State head coach on Tuesday at the downtown Hilton at Big Ten media day. That said, Lawrence "L.T." Thomas is on the clock.
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Football mlive.com —  After spending two days in Chicago talking everything Michigan State football at Big Ten media days, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio is headed to Connecticut for another media day of sorts. Dantonio is scheduled to be at ESPN headquarters in Bristol Wednesday to participate in the "car wash" -- a marathon of ESPN programming across a variety of platforms during a five-hour span.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Voting is underway for the 2014 Michigan State Football student section t-shirt. Fans can vote for one of the three options for each the front and the back of the shirt, all of which are designed by Nike. Polling will close on Friday, August 1 at 12 p.m. ET.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State fans have spent the summer revelling as game after game on the Spartans schedule has been announced as a night kickoff -- evidence of the program’s increasing stature drawing more a primetime television audiences. But for many of the Michigan State players, the feelings are different about the increasing amount of late kickoffs.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Some people are said to be products of their environment. Michigan State free safety Kurtis Drummond's work ethic and character were molded from the example set by his mother, Evette, while growing up in Masury, Ohio.
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