Football freep.com —  Connor Cook saw himself improve during his last spring at Michigan State, and the work will continue in San Diego and in East Lansing with teammates before his fifth and final season. "You can never be too good at being accurate, you can never be too good at doing footwork drills, you can never be too good at one thing," Cook said after leading the White to a 9-3 victory over the Green on Saturday in MSU's spring game.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Forget the No. 7 seed. Michigan State rejects the notion it should be considered the underdog in the Final Four even if Kentucky, Duke and Wisconsin are all No. 1s. For one thing, can any team that reaches the national semifinals really be considered an underdog? For another, can any game won by MSU ever really be considered an upset after what Coach Tom Izzo and the Spartans have accomplished over the past 18 seasons?
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Men's Basketball foxsports.com —  Lourawls Nairn Jr. has always been a team player. In fact, that's part of the reason the Michigan State freshman took up basketball in the first place. "I ran track, and I never really lost because I was so fast," Nairn said. "I didn't like celebrating by myself when I won. I wanted to be with a group of people and celebrate."
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  It has been a while since a team like Michigan State has won a national title after being such big underdogs heading into the NCAA Tournament. Or has it? Not even 365 days ago, a team just like Michigan State won the title and proved all doubters wrong. Just how similar are the two teams? Well, it’s actually kind of scary how alike they are; let’s take a look at the striking resemblances to each other.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "No. I'm at the point that I just can't travel," he said. "I'm on a walker or a cane, and any distance eliminates my going anyplace. So I'll be watching on TV like everyone else."
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State is headed back to the Final Four for the seventh time under head coach Tom Izzo and for the ninth time in school history. Follow the Spartans all week as they look to win the school's third National Championship.
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Women's Tennis msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's tennis team looks to continue its strong start in Big Ten play this weekend in the state of Indiana. The Spartans come into the weekend at 16-3 and 5-1 in the Big Ten. The Spartans take on No. 58 Indiana at 11 a.m. on Saturday and No. 35 Purdue at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Michigan State is 3-1 on the road this season with wins over Western Michigan, Connecticut and Rutgers.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The last time Michigan State faced Duke back on Nov. 18, it did so after a near upset loss to Navy in its season opener, with multiple players injured and while breaking in two freshmen and a transfer. After a 10-point loss in which the Spartans challenged the then-No. 4 Blue Devils in the second half, Spartans coach Tom Izzo wasn't entirely disappointed. "I'll probably take away more positive than negative," Izzo said that night.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "I would tell them to play within themselves, don't let the moment get bigger than it really is,'' Hutson said on The Drive with Jack Ebling show on Lansing's 92.1 FM, The Team. "From my past experiences the two years we lost in the Final Four, mainly the first year when we lost to Duke, I think we were really caught up in the moment, the excitement of making it to the Final Four.''
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State might get a chance at an unlikely rematch for one of its toughest losses on the season. And that rematch would come on college basketball's biggest stage
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  The city of Indianapolis is no stranger when it comes to intriguing matchups between MSU and Duke, as both programs have squared off twice at the capital of Indiana in two different locations.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  In an age in which some of the top college basketball players look to increase their own playing time and career prospects, the unselfishness within MSU basketball has vaulted the team to the Final Four. Quite a few relationship dynamics exist across the roster but three stand out among the rest.
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  Okafor, to an extent, can be limited in some capacity. He just needs to be pushed to the outside, forced into bad shots, lured into traps and pushed to dribble more than usual. He’s a great player, but he’s not invincible.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Anyone who spends a significant amount of time around the athletic staff at MSU knows they are a tight-knit group, always eager to support one another. With the men’s basketball team making their seventh Final Four appearance under head coach Tom Izzo, a few of the other head coaches at MSU weighed in on the man Izzo is, the basketball team’s success and Izzo’s ability to keep producing quality teams that make long post-season runs.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  He crossed them off his list nearly 18 months ago. But Jahlil Okafor once again has Michigan State's undivided attention this week, as the Spartans' prepare for top-seeded Duke — and the Blue Devils' All-America center — in Saturday night's national semifinal game in Indianapolis.
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Football freep.com —  Add a name to the Michigan State running back race, or at least to the short-yardage race. Freshman Gerald Owens "has a big, big upside," coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday, and that's an appropriate adjective for a 6-foot-2, 260-pound player from Thorofare, N.J.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Travis Trice learned his status had changed when he walked into a class this week and his teacher led a round of applause. "I felt weird," Trice said. He knew his family's status had change when he tuned in to SportsCenter to see his dad and two brothers interviewed live about their own high school state title. "I'm like, that's sort of weird," Trice said. "I think it's just good, I think they deserve it. I'm happy for them."
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Football mlive.com —  The Michigan State football program's primary concern is its secondary, so the Spartans are doing everything they can to sort through the position and establish some sort of pecking order. The self-described "No Fly Zone" has been somewhat grounded through the first three practices, with the receivers feeling they are getting the better of matchups and no positions secured through four of the 15 spring practices.
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