Football freep.com —  It often takes until late in that senior season, the acquisition of enough comfort to stand around and chat freely with a bunch of people recording your every word. Tony Lippett is there now. The affable Michigan State senior receiver, set to become the school's first two-way starter since 1968 on Saturday at Penn State, stayed late and had plenty to say to reporters after Tuesday's practice.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State is facing an old foe Saturday afternoon in the Keystone State in a stadium that holds both one of the fondest memories of Coach Mark Dantonio's tenure with the Spartans along with one of his low points.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Three times this season Michigan State has won the first game of a two-game series and had its sights set on a coveted sweep. But the Spartans came up short the next night and came away disappointed, settling for a series split.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State, ranked No. 10 in the media polls and by the College Football Playoff selection committee, is being projected to play in one of the 'New Year's Six' bowls this season.
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Football ldnews.com —  Kurtis Drummond is 6-foot-1, 200 pounds and hits like a runaway ram. He has a knack for creating turnovers. He was a star on one of the nation's most intimidating defenses a year ago and a captain and All-America candidate now. He's the favorite to create havoc Saturday as Michigan State looks for it's 10th victory of the season in Beaver Stadium. But is he as tough as his mother? He paused and laughed just a bit. "I definitely try to be. She's a strong woman. ... My mom never complains about anything. I can never tell if she has a bad day, she always has a smile on her face."
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Football freep.com —  Last weekend, Michigan State hosted numerous class of 2016 prospects on campus for unofficial recruiting visits. The players were able to learn about Mark Dantonio's program and experience the game day environment in East Lansing.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner has been nominated by the Rotary Club of Little Rock for the Broyles Award, which recognizes the best college football assistant. Spartans' defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi won the award last season after his unit led the Big Ten in total defense for a third consecutive season and finished the 2013 regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State is on the brink of another season of 10 or more wins, the team's fourth in five years. Harlon Barnett believes that success proves the program has reached an elite level.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Penn State linebacker Mike Hull remembers hearing the pundits on ESPN talking about the fact Ohio State hadn't played a good defense until beating Michigan State a couple weeks ago. The fifth-year senior could only shake his head. After all, two weeks before the Buckeyes went to Spartan Stadium and rolled up 49 points, they had to go double-overtime for a road victory over the Nittany Lions. "That kind of stuff just eats at us a little bit," Hull told Pennlive.com. "So we've got to go prove it again."
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Football freep.com —  Penn State was all Delton Williams knew for much of his life. And the place that the late Joe Paterno turned into a successful football program was where the Erie, Pa., native always envisioned he and high school teammate Damion Terry ending up for their college careers.
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Football spartannation.com —  Coming off their 45-3 win over Rutgers, the Spartans travel to State College for the season finale with the Penn State Nittany Lions at 3:30 on ABC.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Tony Lippett is set to become Michigan State’s first two-way starter since Allen Brenner in 1968. Unlike last week, Lippett swears he won’t forget to come out at cornerback for the game’s first play.
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Football mlive.com —  Penn State's Christian Hackenberg has not had the type of season many envisioned for the gifted sophomore quarterback, but Michigan State secondary coach Harlon Barnett indicated Hackenberg has the ability to change that perception in a hurry. "I can see why people have been talking about him, put it that way,'' said Barnett, who has studied tape of the Nittany Lions' offense all week. I know he may have had some struggles here or there, but you can see the ability and the talent when you watch the film. Discuss »
Football msuspartans.com —  During the previous three seasons, Michigan State's identity was tied to a back-breaking defense that was consistently rated among the best in the nation. This year, the Spartans have developed an alter ego that's pushing the envelope on the ground and through the air.
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Football freep.com —  You might have noticed something about Tony Lippett's day at cornerback Saturday -- he looked like a better cornerback than when he played the position full time, getting five starts, as a redshirt freshman in 2011. Asked about that Sunday night, coach Mark Dantonio said that Lippett simply is a more confident football player now, which makes sense. I think improved upper-body strength has been a big part of his 1,000-yard senior season as a receiver, and he used it to his advantage on defense against Rutgers.
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Football msuspartans.com —  No. 10 MSU will look to record its fourth double-digit win season in five years in the regular-season finale Saturday, Nov. 29 at Penn State at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ABC (ESPN2 outer markets).
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Football mlive.com —  Of the 15 high school football players committed to Michigan State, 12 have seen their senior season end. But for three others, the dream of the ultimate prize, a state championship, is still alive heading into Thanksgiving Weekend.
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