Football freep.com —  Pressed to come up with the best thing that he has seen from his defense this spring, Pat Narduzzi eventually settled on this: “The best thing is everybody’s been on time for meetings, OK?” The Michigan State defensive coordinator and assistant head coach was quicker to specify on the other end of the evaluation. “The worst is sometimes I don’t like the effort,” Narduzzi said. “The effort has not been what I’ve wanted and expected it to be.”
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Football mlive.com —  Darqueze Dennard was out running an errand when ESPN aired "Mel Kiper Jr. Mock Draft 4.0" on Thursday night. But even if Michigan State's unanimous All-American cornerback had been home watching television, he would not have been tuned in to see the latest on where he's projected to go in the upcoming NFL draft.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Rick Adelman is still the coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, though his days might be numbered. And if he goes, expect to hear speculation about Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo.
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Football mlive.com —  Terry feels like he has made progress from where he was last season, when he redshirted as a freshman after very nearly playing. "I felt way better, just more comfortable and understanding more,'' Terry said, asked how his second football scrimmage of this spring compared to his first.
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Women's Golf msuspartans.com —  In the final tune up before next week's Big Ten Championships, the No. 24 Michigan State women's golf team is traveling to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend (April 19-20) for the 34th annual Lady Buckeye Invitational. The 12-team tournament is being held at the par 72, 6,268 Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State's volleyball program will wrap up its spring training and competition with the MSU Spring Invitational this Saturday at Jenison Field House.
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Football mlive.com —  Damion Terry describes his progress as "light years" ahead of where he was last fall, when an injured thumb prevented him from getting game snaps on a Michigan State team that finished its season Rose Bowl champions ranked No. 3 in the nation. Terry doesn't play the "what if" game when it comes to 2013 — he's dealing in the "now,'' and that's challenging enough as he competes with friend and fellow quarterback Tyler O'Connor for the No. 2 position behind starter Connor Cook.
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Football mlive.com —  Take one look at Michigan State receiver DeAnthony Arnett, and you can tell he’s in a better place physically. After an offseason of hitting the weight room, the junior jumped from 175 pounds last fall to 189 now, and has used that added weight to start playing the more physical brand of football his coaches want to see.
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Men's Basketball thegame730am.com —  An emotional Tom Izzo joined Fred Heumann on Mad Dog in the Morning Wednesday, after news broke that Lacey Holsworth had died. The 8-year-old St. Johns girl became part of the MSU basketball family this season as she battled cancer. Holsworth developed an especially close bond with Adreian Payne, which Izzo said was one of life’s “difference-making events.”
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Women's Rowing msuspartans.com —  Michigan State heads to the 21-team Clemson Invitational this weekend, a regatta filled with highly-competitive and nationally-ranked teams. The Spartans, who are receiving votes in the most recent Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) national poll, will see eight top-20 teams as well as five others which are receiving votes this week.
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Softball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State plays a three-game series at Iowa this weekend. The two teams did not meet in the 2013 season. MSU trails in the all-time series by a 30-73 margin; in games played in Iowa City, the Hawkeyes hold a commanding 46-7 edge in the series vs. MSU.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Herm Edwards knows a little about cornerbacks. He played the position for 10 seasons in the NFL, then coached defensive backs as an NFL assistant for nine years before becoming a head coach for eight more. Who does Edwards think is the best cornerback in the 2014 NFL draft? Darqueze Dennard.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State announced Wednesday that forward Marvin Clark has signed a National Letter of Intent for the 2014-15 season. “Marvin Clark Jr. is a physical wing with a very good shooting touch," coach Tom Izzo said in a press release. "He has a Big Ten-ready body and doesn’t shy away from contact. He can guard multiple positions and is a strong rebounder from the wing. There’s no question that he is mature beyond his years, and has shown the ability to overcome adversity in life.”
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