Football detroitnews.com —  Montae Nicholson says there's nothing to worry about. Michigan State's secondary will be just fine when the Spartans kick off the 2015 season in a few months at Western Michigan. "The No-Fly Zone will be in effect once more," the rising sophomore said after Michigan State's spring game Saturday.
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Football videos.mlive.com —  Joel Heath is one of 24 seniors on the Spartans' football team. Heath is competing to start at defensive tackle, and he has pledged to assume more of a leadership role.
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Football videos.mlive.com —  Michigan State rising senior Aaron Burbridge came to the Spartans as the No. 1-ranked recruit in the Great Lakes State in 2012, and he has improved as a receiver each season. Burbridge believes a 1,000-yard receiving season could be in his grasp with hard work.
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Football mlive.com —  A collegiate football team doesn't have the same benefit as a college basketball team when it comes to have a wide margin for error in its regular season. In the case of Michigan State football and its quest to make the College Football Playoff this season, the Spartans' limited margin for error requires them to win the Big Ten championship, at a minimum. Between now and next December's Big Ten championship, the Spartans have plenty of games to win and plenty to sort out, starting with their starting lineup.
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Football mlive.com —  It took Aaron Burbridge three years, but it sounds as though the rising senior receiver is finally on the verge of living up to his potential, having grown up both on and off the field. "Burbridge is in the position to take the next step, along with R.J. Shelton and Monty Madaris and AJ Troup, right along with DeAnthony (Arnett),'' Michigan State receivers coach Terrance Samuel said earlier this spring on 'The Griff and Grinz Show' on Lansing's 91.1 FM, The Team.
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Football mlive.com —  Jack Conklin merely laughed when the notion of him turning pro early was brought up last December at Michigan State's Cotton Bowl press conference. It wasn't that the Spartans' rising four-year left tackle wouldn't have been a highly sought-after pick, so much as it is the fact that Conklin has much more he wants to accomplish in his Michigan State career.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State football concludes its 15 spring practices under ninth-year head coach Mark Dantonio with the Green-White intrasquad game on Saturday, April 25 at 2:07 p.m. EDT in Spartan Stadium. Parking is free (in Lots 79, 63E/W, 67, 56, 39/40, 41; Ramps 2 and 5; Lot 62W has been reserved for disabled parking). Admission is free, and the stadium gates (Gates B, C, J and K) open at 12:30 p.m.
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Football collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  The Spartans’ Cotton Bowl victory and Final Four berth allowed them to be the only program to rank among the elite in both of the major money sports in college athletics. In fact, Michigan State was one of only two football top 10 teams to appear in the basketball top 25 – their Cotton Bowl victims, Baylor, were the other.
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Football isportsweb.com —  To call the Michigan State basketball team’s 2014-15 season a rollercoaster ride would be like calling Magic Johnson a decent basketball player. The Spartans entered the season with tempered expectations after losing two first-round NBA draft picks from the previous years team and they underperformed for much of the year. MSU ended up with an 11-loss regular season and had some wondering if its NCAA tournament appearance streak would end.
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Football freep.com —  He was an underrated player and now an underrated loss, but Michigan State has viable candidates to replace what defensive end Marcus Rush gave them. Lawrence Thomas, who will be a senior this season, is the logical candidate to start on Rush's side opposite Shilique Calhoun, and he's with the starters outside right now after moving from tackle.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football recruiting target Messiah deWeaver has a vested interest in the Spartans' Final Four game against Duke, if only because hometown hero Travis Trice is representing his community. "I know Travis, he's from the high school I'm at right now,'' deWeaver told Mlive.com Friday night. "I played basketball with his little brother, D'Mitrik. He was on my AAU basketball team. I played until eighth grade, and then I started to focus on football.''
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Football mlive.com —  As of last week, Michigan's State' 2005 team was perhaps the most unlikely of Tom Izzo's six Final Four teams. The 2010 Spartans could make an argument, but the 2005 team's coup of knocking off Duke and Kentucky in the same weekend of the NCAA tournament was a stunner. Now, however, there are the 2015 Spartans.
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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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Football freep.com —  Michigan State hosted an impressive group of recruits on campus last weekend. One of the players in attendance was Battle Creek Central linebacker Brandon Randle. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Randle got some good news while he was in East Lansing when MSU coach Mark Dantonio offered him a scholarship.
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Football espn.go.com —  Michigan State has lost only three games in the last two seasons. It returns what head coach Mark Dantonio considers maybe the best senior class he has had during the program’s consistent rise. Quarterback Connor Cook may be the program’s most prolific passer ever before his career is done. And yet, in a world where the Belk Bowl posts better TV ratings than March Madness, Michigan State’s football program continues its march forward relatively unnoticed.
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Football freep.com —  Extra time helped Connor Cook and Tony Lippett build chemistry before last season, and now it's Aaron Burbridge's turn. "This year, Connor knows I'm gonna have to be his guy, so we've been doing a lot of running routes in the off-season," said Burbridge, who will be a senior in 2015 for Michigan State. "We've got that connection, that chemistry."
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Football mlive.com —  Khalid Kareem and KJ Hamler, two of the most sought-after high school football prospects in the Great Lakes State, were taking unofficial visits in East Lansing while the Spartans' basketball team was making headlines at press conferences in Indianapolis on Thursday.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio extended a scholarship offer to defensive tackle recruit Jovan Swann of Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Ind. on Tuesday. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound prospect came to East Lansing with offers from Boston College, Iowa, Mississippi State, Illinois and Vanderbilt among others. He is rated the #4 prospect in Indiana for the class of 2016 and the #34 defensive tackle in the nation.
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Football mlive.com —  Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is making sure his team -- and anyone who asks, for that matter -- is aware that Michigan State has a championship level basketball team in his estimation.
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