Men's Basketball freep.com —  All of the numbers pointed to Nick Ward providing a breakout performance. The 24 points and 10 rebounds, both career highs. The 26 minutes, also the most for the freshman this season. Saturday’s 80-76 win over Oral Roberts was a game that put the freshman forward’s best offensive traits on display.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Cassius Winston caught the ball on the left wing, dribbled right, then crossed it back over. He drove toward the baseline. Two Duke defenders converged. Winston left his feet. A third player stepped into his passing lane. Turnover. And a Duke three-pointer at the other end. Michigan State’s freshman knows plays like that are mistakes he can’t make. But it’s also part of the learning curve for a rookie point guard getting more and more playing time.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  In one sense, if Michigan State had to lose Miles Bridges for a few weeks due to an ankle injury, this is an ideal time for it. The team had its freshman superstar for its brutal November start, with 13,000 miles of travel and four games against teams currently in the top 16. Now, as Bridges sits out for at least two weeks to rest the sore ankle, the Spartans embark on what is on paper the easiest three weeks of its schedule.
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Men's Basketball fanragsports.com —  Injuries to senior forward Gavin Schilling and grad-transfer Ben Carter had already thrown Michigan State’s Nick Ward onto the fast track of development. And because of that depleted frontcourt, the Spartans freshman had been all but forced to quickly adapt or risk falling behind the curve.
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Football mlive.com —  The season may have ended prematurely for Michigan State, but recruiting always starts right on time. Sunday marked the beginning of a NCAA contact period, meaning coaches can travel to visit recruits at their schools or homes. The means Spartans coaches spread across the country to visit prospects during the two-week window.
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Men's Basketball highschoolsports.mlive.com —  With shoes squeaking loudly on the upper-level gym floor at Clarkston High School, Foster Loyer runs around in his element during basketball practice. The newest Michigan State recruit in the 2018 class, Loyer looks like as much of a coach as he is a player among his teammates. He is constantly approaching his peers to correct them and helping them understand different situations. He even physically, although gently, moves them into place at times, all the while explaining what should be happening around them.
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Football freep.com —  The Michigan State football coaching staff has been on the road and extending scholarship offers to several prospects this week. One player was 6-foot, 315-pound defensive tackle Cam Goode of St. Johns College in Washington, D.C. Coach Ron Burton is the primary recruiter for Michigan State in D.C., and Goode is a player he is hoping to land in the 2018 class. Other schools that have offered him include Pittsburgh and Wake Forest.
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Track & Field onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State track & field team will begin the 2016-17 indoor season at the Grand Valley State University Holiday Open in Allendale, Michigan, at the Kelly Family Sports Center on Friday, Dec. 2.
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Football landof10.com —  The news of former Ohio State outside linebacker commit Antjuan Simmons’ decision to reopen his commitment was met with a flurry of excitement on Michigan State’s end. “Already Know Where To Come,” Spartans running back commit Weston Bridges said to Simmons on Twitter in the wake of the news. “We need one more ‘backer, and he’s it,” on source close to Michigan State told Land of 10.
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Women's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  The No. 22 Spartans finally return home after a lengthy five-game road trip to take on Oakland at the friendly confines of the Breslin Center on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Miles Bridges will miss at least two weeks with an ankle injury, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said on Thursday. Izzo said he's not sure of the exact nature of the injury, but said that Bridges had X-rays and does not have any broken bones. He will sit out "at least a couple of weeks", Izzo said, then be reevaluated.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  The Spartans (4-6-1) will play their final exhibition game of the season on Sunday when they host the USNTDP U-18 team for the fifth consecutive year at Munn. MSU is 6-6 all-time against the USNTDP U-18 team and has won each of the last two meetings, including last year in overtime, 3-2.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It’s time to unpack the bags, take a deep breath, exhale and examine. Michigan State’s arduous first month is over. The once-pertinent numbers of eight games, 22 days and 13,000-plus miles of travel are complete. They give way to new, important digits.
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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  After stunning then-No. 5 University of North Dakota during Thanksgiving weekend, the MSU hockey team will be tested in its last exhibition game of the season. The Spartans are scheduled to face off against the USA Hockey National Team Development Program for the fifth straight year at Munn Ice Arena.
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Football isportsweb.com —  When you go from making the college football playoff to losing nine games, there is going to be more than just one thing that went wrong. The easy thing to say is that everything was bad, and while that is not necessarily a wrong answer, there are probably answers that are slightly more correct. So let’s dive into the numbers and see what they tell us about the debacle that was the 2016 Michigan State football team.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State is looking for a stalwart offensive tackle for the football recruiting class of 2018, and Ryan Hayes of Traverse City West has emerged as one of the best players in the state. The Spartans offered a scholarship to the the 6-foot-7, 255-pounder on Monday.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman asks Coach Izzo about finally playing a few games at home
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Football landof10.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and his staff began their evaluation process this week, looking for ways to make sure this kind of season doesn’t get repeated. Michigan State played more freshmen (nine) this season than ever before in Dantonio’s 10 seasons and had 20 first-time starters, many of whom were first- or second-year players. That much inexperience hurt during the season but should help in the future. Here’s a position-by-position look at who’s leaving and who’s due to return next season for Michigan State, with this key to their status next year
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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  In the first period of game one of the MSU hockey team’s stunning series against then-No. 5 University of North Dakota, redshirt-freshman defenseman Jerad Rosburg quieted down the hostile crowd of Ralph Engelstad Arena with two simple shots on goals. Both found the back of the net, giving the Spartans an early lead they did not relinquish.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It has been a busy first week of the contact period for Michigan State’s football staff. The Spartan coaches have been out on the road, setting the stage for a home stretch to National Signing Day (Feb. 1), which will kick into high gear during the month of December. The Spartans have already had in-home visits with two of their top remaining senior targets, Cleveland Heights wide receiver Jaylen Harris and Covington (Ga.) Newton linebacker Jaquan Henderson.
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