Men's Basketball sbnation.com —  The Spartans lost a lot of talent from a 29-win team a year ago, but with tons of shooting and a star forward in Branden Dawson, the rebuilding year shouldn't be too painful.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  One look at the game and the frame of Caleb Swanigan, and it’s tough to shy away from the comparison. Swanigan, a standout power forward at Homestead High School in Ft. Wayne, Ind., does things offensively that a player listed at 6-feet-8 and 280 pounds shouldn’t be able to do. And he’s doing it less than an hour up the road from where one of the most versatile big men in basketball burst onto the scene about 15 years ago.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Tickets for the 2014 Orlando Classic, held annually on Thanksgiving weekend and now in its ninth year, will go on sale Friday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. ET. The Orlando Classic will begin Thursday, Nov. 27 and continue on Friday, Nov. 28 and Sunday, Nov. 30, from HP Field House at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When Adreian Payne returns to Lansing next week and stands in front of a gym full of young basketball hopefuls, he hopes his own basketball story resonates. Payne, who didn’t start playing basketball until eighth grade and developed into an NBA prospect during his four-year career in East Lansing, is hosting the first Adreian Payne Youth Basketball Camp in the town that was his home for the last four years. And if some of the campers feel like they aren’t natural-born basketball superstars, Payne will be there to give them hope.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State junior guard Bryn Forbes has been granted an NCAA waiver and is eligible to play for the Spartans in the upcoming 2014-15 season. A native of Lansing, Michigan, Forbes will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after transferring from Cleveland State to Michigan State in June.
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Men's Basketball atlanta.cbslocal.com —  If only he can stay healthy, we may actually witness the promises fulfilled by Spartans head coach Tom Izzo, quoting “BJ” has yet to scratch the surface of his maximum potential and could do more than just show flashes of production but must stay off the sidelines in street clothes and off the IR.
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  In order for the Spartans to thrive, they must come together and toe the company line for coach Tom Izzo, whose system will likely be the deciding factor this season—not the amount of pure talent at his disposal. He lost a lot of that when Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Gary Harris moved on to the next phase of their careers and lives. Of course, Branden Dawson, Denzel Valentine, Travis Trice and Matt Costello will be important and assist in keeping the ship afloat; one of them will likely be the team’s MVP.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State’s fall semester is just eight days away, but the Spartan basketball team could still be looking to add a player before then. Ray Kasongo, a Class of 2014 power forward, plans to visit East Lansing Wednesday, according to reports from Zagsblog and 247sports.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After two years of recruiting classes ranked outside the top 40 in the country, Michigan State has the beginnings of a class that could be ranked as one of the tops in the nation.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State will be playing only once in ESPN's Super Tuesday package in 2015. But its lone appearance will be a big one. Michigan State will face Michigan Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Ann Arbor, with tipoff set for 9 p.m. on ESPN, the network announced Wednesday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State’s seventh reported offer of the Class of 2016 went to a big name. Josh Langford, a five-star Alabama guard, received an offer from the Spartans last week, according to multiple reports.
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  This has been said in prior years, but the upcoming season could shape up to be one of Tom Izzo’s most challenging, frustrating and rewarding since he took over the reins of Michigan State basketball in 1995. The veteran Spartans head coach just sent Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Gary Harris to the NBA, Russell Byrd transferred, fatherhood took precedence for Alex Gauna and Kenny Kaminski was asked to leave because he couldn’t keep his ducks in a row.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "With losing AP, I've got to step up my role a little bit," Costello said. "Coach has talked to me about stepping up my role. I feel like I've put in the time to step up and take advantage of the opportunity. I'm looking forward to it." Costello started 20 games as a sophomore and averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds, but he led the team and finished 10th in the conference with 43 blocks for 1.3 a game.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  There is no question who the No. 1 back is — senior Jeremy Langford, who rushed for more than 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. But the Spartans don’t want to wear out Langford, and believe they have plenty of talent to help him out. Senior Nick Hill has been a steady performer in spot duty throughout his career, while sophomore Delton Williams played nine games last year as a true freshman. Then there’s redshirt freshman Gerald Holmes and true freshman Madre London, who wowed coaches with a 50-yard touchdown run this week.
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