Football video.wkar.org —  Ken Mannie is currently in his 20th year as Michigan State's head strength and conditioning coach for football, while additionally directing and overseeing the strength and conditioning programs for all men's and women's sports. A 40-year coaching veteran, Mannie is the longest-tenured head football strength and conditioning coach in the Big Ten Conference.


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Football detroitnews.com —  For the first time, Khari Willis focused entirely on football this past summer. And it paid off with his best season at Jackson Lumen Christi — and one of the best years for a running back in state history.
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Football thesportsbank.net —  NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr did an ESPN conference call with the nation’s media and the one college program that kept coming up was…Miami? Notre Dame? USC? Nope. Someone from the SEC? No, it was a Big Ten program. Ohio State? Michigan? Neither, it was Michigan State football actually. Yes, the Spartans are loaded with prospects; for both the 2015 NFL Draft and 2016 NFL Draft.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Tyriq Thompson, 3-star LB from Detroit Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, MI. He is an early enrollee at MSU. Tyriq is ranked as the #1 LB in MI according to Scout.com, who also ranks him at #186 in the Scout 300. Tyriq is listed at 6’1” and 220 pounds.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State verbal commit Kyonta Stallworth said he has been getting an idea of what awaits him with the Spartans from early enrollee Tyriq Thompson, his former teammate at Detroit's Martin Luther King High School.
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Football freep.com —  On Sunday Michigan State will be hosting a core group of class-of-2016 players that are some of the top prospects in the country at their respective positions. The Spartan Elite Day will allow the staff to have plenty of time to interact with recruits and build rapport with their families. Coming off a second consecutive top 5 finish and another BCS bowl championship, the Spartans have plenty to offer. Most of the players have already been offered a scholarship by MSU and are viewed as plan "A" recruits for Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff.
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Football freep.com —  Scott picked Michigan State in July, has stuck with that through frequent attempts by Ohio State and others to change his mind, and through the departure of primary recruiter Pat Narduzzi. And he said he'll stick with it Wednesday, when he signs to become the centerpiece of Mark Dantonio's 2015 recruiting class.
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Football statenews.com —  By the time the Super Bowl arrives on Sunday, when the Seattle Seahawks will make their second straight appearance against the New England Patriots, it’ll mark the first time in five-years that a former MSU Spartan wasn’t on an active roster.
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Football freep.com —  The journey that took Michigan State’s Lawrence Thomas from his defensive tackle position to a sack of Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty in the waning seconds of the 42-41 Cotton Bowl victory was a long one. He blew past Baylor’s Kyle Fuller and steamrolled Petty. A play later, Riley Bullough and Marcus Rush sacked Petty. Then Bullough sealed the deal with an interception to complete the Spartans’ rally.
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Football freep.com —  Cole Chewins’ phone rang a few days before Christmas, and Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio was on the other end. Dantonio wasn’t calling to wish the Clarkston senior a Merry Christmas. The called seemed strange, since MSU coaches had previously made it clear that the numbers had worked against Chewins.
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Football freep.com —  Sorry, Michigan State fans with perspective and a healthy disdain for the stars handed out by recruiting services — the newest Spartans have a lot of them.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The week leading up to National Signing Day is always prime time for surprises. And just when it looked like Michigan State's recruiting board for the class of 2015 was set, a pair of surprises happened in the form of Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward twins Andrew and David Dowell. They switched their commitments from Kentucky to the Spartans on Wednesday.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Le'Veon Bell was one of the best running backs in Michigan State history, but for whatever reason, the Spartans jumped to the next level after he left for the NFL in 2013, winning the Rose Bowl last year and the Cotton Bowl this year. Now thriving with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bell said Wednesday he's not jealous of his former teammates who he said have given Michigan State the appearance of "an elite program."
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Football freep.com —  In a matter of 24 hours, Michigan State made a serious statement by picking up three high-level recruits. MSU now has 18 commitments, shooting them up to third in the Big Ten behind only Ohio State (25 commitments) and Penn State (23).
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Football mlive.com —  Fraternal twins Andrew Dowell and David Dowell have made verbal commitments to sign with Michigan State in the Class of 2015. The Dowells, from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, were previously verbally committed to Kentucky.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Drake Martinez was originally an MSU target in the class of 2013 but ultimately decided to join his brother, Taylor in Nebraska. After getting sick in the spring of 2014, Drake went the JuCo route, to Saddleback C.C. in California. The second time around, he chose MSU. The presumption, it seems, is that Drake will fill the "Star" role on the defense.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The 2015 recruiting class for Michigan State is coming along nicely with National Signing Day a week away. The Spartans have pulled talent from all across the country.
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Football freep.com —  East Lansing — the home of your Michigan State Spartans — is the nation's second-best city overall for football fans, behind only Green Bay. That's according to new rankings by wallethub.com, a personal finance resource site, which had a team of experts judge 142 cities on 11 metrics, including their proximity to college and NFL teams, the success and value of said teams, stadium quality, ticket prices, attendance, etc.
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Football mlive.com —  The team colors and level of play have changed, but the game plan is the same for Darqueze Dennard. "I just go out there every day and bust my tail to be the best player I can be,'' said Dennard, who just completed his rookie season after being selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. "I'm my own biggest critic, hard on myself, because I want to be the greatest player I can become.''
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Football highschoolsports.cleveland.com —  On Tuesday night, St. Edward football players Andrew and David Dowell switched their verbal commitments to Michigan State from Kentucky, according to Bill Greene of Scout.com.
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