Football msuspartans.com —  The first official practice of the 2014 season was held on Saturday - in shorts, helmets and jerseys. But the unofficial beginning of preseason camp took place on Wednesday, as the Spartans practiced for the first time in full pads under partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the high-60s.
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Football mlive.com —  This much is in agreement: Jack Allen and Brian Allen, the Michigan State offensive linemen brothers who both won Illinois high school wrestling titles, faced off in a wrestling match this summer following a weightlifting session. After that, though, the stories diverge.
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Football isportsweb.com —  “Marcus Rush will be, as long as he remains, stays healthy and continues moving forward, you know, as he always has,” Dantonio said. “He’s going to have the most starts I think in Michigan State football history.”
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio gave a "state of the Spartans" address of sorts on Friday, hitting the reset button on his evaluation of the team heading into its seventh practice on Friday and upcoming Saturday scrimmage. "We're right where we need to be right now, we just need to stay healthy and not get ahead of ourselves,'' Dantonio said. "Really, as I told our young players, this week — although it will feel like a year — really this week will define whether you play or not.''
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Football highschoolsports.mlive.com —  In some respects, Tyson Smith has the qualities you would not expect to find in a Division I prospect. Quiet, reserved, keeps to himself, a homebody. But those are not the qualities that drew interest from Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. His speed, size and dedication to improving his craft is what had the green and white calling early December.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Mike Griffith talk with standout defensive back from Frostproof (Fla.) High and MSU's 12th verbal commitment for 2015, Kaleel Gaines.


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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State junior Ed Davis sat on a shaded wooden bench outside the Duffy Daugherty football building Friday afternoon, discussing his days as an all-city golfer at Detroit Southeastern High School.
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Football mlive.com —  Kirk Cousins made a good initial impression in his first game action under new Washington coach Jay Gruden, Darqueze Dennard was among Rose Bowl Spartans looking to show they belonged in their NFL debuts in preseason action Friday night.
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Football mlive.com —  Brian Lewerke, Michigan State's Class of 2015 quarterback commitment from Phoenix, said he's been keeping up with recruiting and team activities through the coaches and the magic of the internet.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Led by a potent passing attack, the offense topped the defense, 47-30, in the first jersey scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday. The scrimmage, which utilized a modified scoring system, was 183 plays long (including special teams) and lasted three hours under partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low-70s.
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Football mlive.com —  Coach Mark Dantonio came away from Michigan State's scrimmage as impressed with this offense as much as any other he has had at this stage of the fall, and yet, the Spartans' first-team defense had found its form by the end of the day. Those were the takeaways from Michigan State's press release on Saturday's 183-play, 3-hour closed scrimmage at Spartan Stadium.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Sophomore Tyler O'Connor, taking most of the snaps against the second-team defense, was 16-of-24 passing for 246 yards and a touchdown while redshirt freshman Damion Terry was 13-for-18 for 288 yards and four touchdowns.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The defense has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation each of the past three seasons. Last year, they finished No. 2 overall. But now, as Michigan State sets to prove it has reached elite status in college football, the biggest questions are surrounding the defense.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Last week at the Big Ten's Media Days, Mark Dantonio was busy extolling the virtues of the punting game and how valuable Mike Sadler has been to Michigan State. Dantonio said 60 times last season, opponents started from inside the 20 and not once did they score a touchdown. That is because of Sadler.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Quotes from Spartan assistant coaches at Michigan State's annual media day on Monday at Huntington Club in Spartan Stadium.
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