Football freep.com —  One came to Michigan State as a defensive end, the other was initially recruited a tight end, and they've switched and turned this spring into campaigns for heavy duty in the fall.
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Football mlive.com —  Cook says the sky is the limit for Lyles, who at 6-foot-3, and 260 pounds has the size and speed to be a weapon for the Michigan State offense this season.
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Football mlive.com —  "Montez Sweat has had a great spring, (and) his attitude is amazing,'' said Calhoun, the 2013 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year. "At the end of last season, Montez said he'd become a playmaker, and he's definitely stepped up and made an impact. I take great delight in seeing his development. He wants to become a major contributor.''
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Football mlive.com —  There's a reason AJ Troup jumps so high, runs so fast and exerts as much focus and energy as any receiver on the Michigan State football team on each play. It's because perhaps no player on the Spartans' football team has jumped through more hoops for the opportunity to touch the football on Saturday afternoons at Spartan Stadium that Troup, a fifth-year walk-on who has torn the ACL in his left knee three times.
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Football freep.com —  It's the fourth and final spring football routine for Connor Cook at Michigan State, and that means more leadership, more ownership and one thing in particular he's hoping to see: failure. Because every time MSU's defense takes it to MSU's offense, Cook has fewer concerns about the other side of the ball and more confidence he'll be quarterbacking a championship team in 2015.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The Michigan State defense completed a spring practice sweep on Saturday, winning the second scrimmage, 43-37, in a modified scoring system. After taking the first matchup last week, the defense recorded two interceptions, a fumble recovery in the end zone and a safety as it rallied to the victory.
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Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook is five wins shy of becoming Michigan State's all-time winningest quarterback, and one of the reasons why is that he only has two multi-interception games in his career. But in the past two weeks, Cook is 0-2 in intrasquad scrimmages, and on both occasions he has gotten picked off twice by the Spartans' defense.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  The defense used two interceptions, a fumble recovery in the end zone, and a safety to rally past the offense, 43-37, in the second spring scrimmage on Saturday in Spartan Stadium.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  After Tony Lippett stepped in last season to pick up where Bennie Fowler left off, the favorite appeared to be Aaron Burbridge. But with the senior out with an undisclosed injury, the job of stepping in has trickled down. Junior R.J. Shelton insisted there is not any added pressure to the wide receiver corps. “We’ve got guys that can make plays,” Shelton said. “We’re a good unit and if anyone goes down, we are ready to go right back down and replace them.”
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's defense made it two wins in a row over the offense, and the Spartans did it by intercepting quarterback Connor Cook twice for the second week in a row. Cornerback Jermaine Edmondson's interception sealed a 33-31 win at Spartan Stadium, according to a Saturday afternoon school release. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  Wide receiver was a bit of a misnomer for Michigan State's R.J. Shelton last season. Playmaker is a more accurate title. Shelton had more kick returns (31) than catches (16) last season. He also had more rushing attempts (21) than catches. For the rising junior, this spring is about learning even more of the Spartans' offense and trying to continue his role as the team's most versatile offensive player.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Traditional powerhouses such as Ohio State and Nebraska average 60,000 fans and above at their spring games, so what is to say MSU cannot duplicate the same thing? MSU should well exceed the 50,000, after all their football team has now won four straight bowl games and has the potential to be one of the nation’s best teams this year.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Tom Crawford talk with legendary Michigan State fullback, Bob Apisa, about Duffy Daugherty's legendary 1965 and 1966 National Championship teams and Duffy's legacy of roster integration and championing of gridiron Civil Rights.



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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  As Michigan State continues to look for answers at cornerback this spring, Mark Dantonio said the Spartans are seeing good play from the position. And for the second time, Dantonio said that junior Demetrious Cox is a player that “has gotta be on the field” for the Spartans, while a pair of veterans are raising their play in senior Arjen Colquhoun and junior Jermaine Edmondson.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's veteran defensive players have said for years they suspect the offense is "supposed" to win the second spring scrimmage, even if coach Mark Dantonio claims he has no control over the result. That theory could be put to the test today with the Spartans holding their second closed scrimmage at Spartan Stadium.
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Football freep.com —  Shilique Calhoun might have been the first person to bring him up all spring, but it's hard to imagine that a 6-foot-6, 285-pound athlete such as Malik McDowell could go unnoticed for long.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's spring game is April 25, and for the second year in a row Mark Dantonio is campaigning to get 50,000 fans at the game. Last year, an estimated 35,000 people were in attendance. After getting his own sport's showcase to its attendance goal, Izzo is now lending his support to the effort to get football's spring game there. "If this is a goal of his, let's make the damn goal, let's encourage people," Izzo said.
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Football espn.go.com —  Michigan State tailback Jeremy Langford deserves more respect. Ask anybody. In February, ESPN.com’s Todd McShay labeled him “underrated” and said he could “wind up being a steal” in the 2015 NFL draft. In March, NFL.com’s Charles Davis placed Langford on his all-underrated team. Last week, CBS’ Frank Cooney also listed Langford as “underrated” and advised teams to put him on special teams until he undoubtedly proves himself -- again.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio said he's looking forward to redshirt freshman punter Jake Hartbarger having the opportunity to punt in front of a big crowd at the Spartans' Green-White game on April 25. Hartbarger has had a year to prepare to take over the punting duties from departed All-American Mike Sadler, but as Sadler himself has said, it's not as simple as stepping on to the field and kicking the ball.
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