Football mlive.com —  The Connor Cook watch is officially on at the NFL draft, which resumes today at noon in Chicago. Michigan State's all-time leading passer was ranked as the 37th-best player entering the draft by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., and he was most widely projected as a second-round NFL draft pick and the fourth-best quarterback.
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Baseball statenews.com —  The MSU baseball team (19-4) defeated the Oregon Ducks (11-11), 3-2, Friday afternoon. The win came on a tenth-inning walk-off home run by Jordan Zimmerman on Friday afternoon.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Tom Crawford talk with Curtis Blackwell, MSU's third-year director of college advancement and performance, a former high school coach at Detroit King and Mackenzie, director of the Sound Mind, Sound Body camp for nine years, on football recruiting and trends
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Misc. freep.com —  the athletes – pardon me, the “student-athletes,” in honor of the thousand times that will be uttered at news conferences in Houston this weekend – because at that age you’re generally going to find more honestly and less polish. However, it should be noted that if this included everyone, Tom Izzo would top the list. He’s probably the most quotable sports figure out there right now.
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Track & Field onlyfans.cstv.com —  Sophomore Katelyn Daniels took third despite breaking a 25-year old record in the women’s discus on the second day of the Pepsi Florida Relays at the Percy Beard Track, located inside James G. Pressly Stadium, on Friday, April 1.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Davis is projected to go No.12 overall to the Boston Celtics, while Valentine is projected to go No. 16 to the Utah Jazz in the first-round mock.
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Football mlive.com —  Hunter Rison described the feeling of his re-commitment to Michigan State on Friday as "refreshing," explaining how the Spartans have made him feel more at home than any of the other schools competing for his services. "Michigan State set a high standard, treated me like family from day one," said Rison, a 4-star receiver prospect in the 2017 class from Ann Arbor Skyline High School. "Throughout all of the other offers, no college or schools showed the consistent love like the Spartans, and that speaks volumes, so I'm sold on this commitment."
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Football detroitnews.com —  When an All-American center who started 47 games heads off to the NFL, it creates quite the void in an offensive line. That’s why Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten is spending plenty of time this spring tinkering will all of his parts, coming up with the best combination, after the loss of Jack Allen. That might even mean fifth-year senior Kodi Kieler, who has started 19 games at tackle, moving to the middle.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  “It’s tough, but you’ve got to move on,” Costello said Friday of the Spartans’ stunning loss to Middle Tennessee in the first round of the 2016 NCAA tournament. “You can’t dwell on it too much, especially being a senior. The next step of your life is what you’ve got to focus on and put all your effort into. There’s a time to mourn, but now I think everybody’s trying to move on and take care of the next step of their lives. Staying busy has helped. Portsmouth coming up, working out, getting ready for a wedding, life’s been pretty busy. And that has helped. I guess.”
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State's recruiting momentum continued in a big way on Friday, as Hunter Rison recommitted to the Spartans during a visit to campus. The 2017 Ann Arbor (Mich.) Skyline wide receiver informed the coaches he is ready to follow in the footsteps of his father, former MSU and NFL wide receiver Andre Rison, and made his commitment again to MSU.
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Women's Rowing msuspartans.com —  Michigan State, which sits just outside the CRCA Division I top 20 poll this week, heads to Columbus this weekend for the B1G/ACC Double Dual. No. 3 Ohio State hosts Saturday's races, held on the Buckeyes' home course on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir. Due to the forecast of high winds in the afternoon, the first set of races will begin just after 7 am, and the second half of the dual is slated to begin at 9:30.
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Baseball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Playing in big series against top nonconference teams is not something Jake Boss has shied away from in his time at Michigan State as the Spartans have traveled to play the likes of TCU, Texas A&M, Baylor, Mississippi State and Oregon in recent years. But this weekend will bring a different experience: A top nonconference opponent coming to East Lansing as Oregon will return the trip that MSU made last year by coming to play at MSU on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Neither Bryn Forbes or Denzel Valentine advanced to the finals of Thursday night's college 3-point competition. But the two longtime friends and the best shooters on Michigan State's roster did get to have a head-to-head shooting competition on ESPN. Forbes and Valentine went head-to-head in a first-round matchup, shooting simultaneously on opposite ends of the court in the annual competition, held near Houston, the site of the Final Four.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio received some good news on Thursday when Rivals.com four-star Park Ridge (Ill.) Maine South offensive line recruit Kevin Jarvis committed to the Spartans. “Once I visited on Tuesday, I knew that I wouldn't find another school like Michigan State," Jarvis said. "They offer so many positives and offer everything I was looking for in a school. Michigan State has just a great family feel and everyone cares about each other on and off the field. The coaches are great and it's just a great fit for me so I committed."
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Believe it or not, there was a time at Michigan State when Tom Izzo was not the king of campus. Before the national championship. Before the Final Fours. Before the Big Ten titles. Before the more than 500 victories. Before all that, Izzo was just an unproven, untested coach on the hot seat. The possibility of one day entering the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame was laughable. As Izzo says these days, it was “far-fetched.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  This is the first year Izzo has been among the nominees for the award, despite the fact that the 21st-year Michigan State coach met the hall of fame's requirements for nomination back in 2009, when he had been a full-time assistant or head coach for 25 years. So why is this the first year he's been nominated for the award? For active college basketball coaches like Izzo, it's up to schools to decide when to nominate their coaches for induction
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  AP Player of the Year Denzel Valentine of Michigan State University has been selected as the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award® winner in NCAA® Division I men’s basketball. The announcement was made tonight at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship, part of Final Four Weekend in Houston, Texas.
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Baseball statenews.com —  This weekend the Oregon Ducks are visiting the Spartans at McLane Baseball Stadium for a three game set. The Ducks have an 11-9 overall record this season and will look to get their season back on track. Here are some key things to look for before game one starts on Friday, with first pitch set for 3:05 p.m.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State will hold its first spring scrimmage today, and there's a very good chance there will be a lot of action out of players wearing the No. 9. Safety Montae Nicholson wears the number on defense, while midterm freshman receiver enrollee Donnie Corley wears it on offense.
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Football mlive.com —  EAST LANSING — Michigan State could be on the verge of more verbal commitments, the spring football recruiting push on with top prospects criss-crossing the nation on unofficial visits. Quarterback Rocky Lombardi of Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, picked up a scholarship offer from the Spartans on Monday and is expected to attend MSU's limited spring scrimmage today.
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