Football mlive.com —  Waynes, widely projected as a first-round NFL draft pick, will compete in the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge in the "hands competition" against Alabama's Landon Collins and Quinten Rollis of Miami (Ohio). The competition, which will air at 6 p.m. on Friday on ESPN2.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Tony Lippett had one seven-yard catch for the North Team in the Senior Bowl and proved to be one of the most intriguing prospects in the week of practice leading up to the game. Lippett was the Big Ten’s best receiver this fall and emerged as a very reliable No. 1 option for quarterback Connor Cook, playing a large role in the most prolific Spartan offense in school history. Still, some think he could have a future on the other side of the ball in the NFL. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football's back-to-back top 5 finishes have many in the Spartans' fan base elated, an epic fourth quarter comeback to win the Cotton Bowl capping off an 11-win season. Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, however, is feeling the offseason pain of the team's two losses.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State wasn't looking to get out of the third leg of its "Celebrate the State" series with instate Mid-American Conference schools, but when Eastern Michigan came calling last week, Mark Hollis took time to listen. The Spartans' athletic director agreed to let the Eagles out of the remainder of the series contract without the $500,000 buy-out fee after EMU athletic director Heather Lyke informed him her school couldn't play the 2016 game as the contract was written.
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Football detroitnews.com —  A week ago, after Michigan State had been beaten up at Maryland, coach Tom Izzo described the performance as inept. It was just one of the words he used to portray the Spartans' 16-point defeat, one that came on the heels of three straight victories.
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Football btn.com —  Michigan State is in the midst of a magical time in its program’s history, winning double-digit games four times in the last five seasons with a Rose Bowl title after the 2013 season.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State was well-represented in this year's Reese's Senior Bowl - at least during the week of practice. Safety Kurtis Drummond, wide receiver Tony Lippett and running back Jeremy Langford all accepted invitations to play in the annual college all-star game in Mobile, Alabama. But Lippett was the only one of the Spartans to take part in Saturday's game.
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Football mlive.com —  Jeremy Langford and Kurtis Drummond didn't play in Saturday's all-star game, but like Tony Lippett they took part in practices and were evaluated.
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Football freep.com —  When Michigan State football hired Curtis Blackwell as director of college advancement and performance in August 2013 — a new position with a primary purpose of bolstering recruiting — he soon realized it would take time to adjust to a system that already was in place and working.
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Football mlive.com —  Three Michigan State football players took part in Senior Bowl activities this week, but receiver Tony Lippett was the only Spartan to play in the North's 34-13 win over the South on Saturday at Ladd Stadium. Kurtis Drummond didn't play because he told MLive.com he strained his hamstring in Thursday's practice, while Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said Jeremy Langford was experiencing back tightness.
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Football mlive.com —  Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi's interviews with Colorado State and Pittsburgh were well-documented, but he also interviewed for the head coaching position at Wisconsin, according to a report.
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Football spartanpodcast.com —  “We’re at the point now where an eleven-win season isn’t good enough, and that’s awesome that Coach D has brought us to that point,” Spartans quarterback Connor Cook tells Michigan State University Provost June Pierce Youatt and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today.
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Football mlive.com —  Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said he's come to notice a common thread among the Michigan State players coach Mark Dantonio has sent to the all-star game in Mobile, Alabama. I think first of all they are disciplined,'' Savage said on Friday's 'Griff and Grinz' show on Lansing's 92.1 FM. "They are well-coached, and they learn techniques that will carry over to the NFL.''
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Football freep.com —  Mike Huguenin of NFL.com wrote last week that Jones "might be the most physical player" in the East-West Shrine game, but Jones also believes he surprised people with his mobility. The NFL scouting combine, Feb. 17-23 in Indianapolis, and MSU's pro day March 18 will be key for Jones in continuing to make that case.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  MSUSpartans.com conducts Q&As with safety Kurtis Drummond, running back Jeremy Langford and wide receiver Tony Lippett prior to Saturday's Senior Bowl.
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Football freep.com —  Pat Narduzzi has been the underdog before. And the former Michigan State defensive coordinator — and new Pitt football coach — is letting it be known that the big dog in Pennsylvania needs to be taken down a notch. "I've been at a state where they thought they owned it," Narduzzi said. "They thought."
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio will take retention and player development over high attrition/transfer rate and bigger recruiting classes any day of the week. The result, of course, is that the Spartans' smaller recruiting classes don't hold the same team ranking as programs that seem to annually sign 25 players. With only 85 scholarships available for FBS programs, it doesn't take a math whiz to figure out the numbers don't add up at some places.
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Football detroitnews.com —  A visit to Michigan State has long been in the works for Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton linebacker Quart'e Sapp, and it appears as though this weekend the Spartans will finally get the highly-recruited, 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect on campus.
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Football mlive.com —  "We felt this past season that the offensive line was our best offensive line in eight years at Michigan State, and we feel that our 2015 offensive line will be even better,'' Warner said on 'The Griff and Grinz Show' on Lansing's The Team, 92.1 FM. "Of course we've got Connor Cook coming back, and he'll make a difference for us, too.''
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