Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Denzel Valentine had a career-high 19 points, Bryn Forbes added 15, and No. 20 Michigan State rolled past Rider 77-45 Thursday night in the first round of the Orlando Classic.

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Stifling first-half defense sends Michigan State to Orlando Classic semifinals MLive
Michigan State vs. mid-majors is starting to take on a familiar pattern this season. For the third straight game, the Spartans jumped out to a huge first half lead and were never challenged, this time against Rider in a 77-45 win Thursday night at HP Field House in an Orlando Classic quarterfinal.









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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans take on Rider in Orlando to give you something to watch after your inevitable Thanksgiving nap.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State is facing an old foe Saturday afternoon in the Keystone State in a stadium that holds both one of the fondest memories of Coach Mark Dantonio's tenure with the Spartans along with one of his low points.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Three times this season Michigan State has won the first game of a two-game series and had its sights set on a coveted sweep. But the Spartans came up short the next night and came away disappointed, settling for a series split.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State, ranked No. 10 in the media polls and by the College Football Playoff selection committee, is being projected to play in one of the 'New Year's Six' bowls this season.
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Football ldnews.com —  Kurtis Drummond is 6-foot-1, 200 pounds and hits like a runaway ram. He has a knack for creating turnovers. He was a star on one of the nation's most intimidating defenses a year ago and a captain and All-America candidate now. He's the favorite to create havoc Saturday as Michigan State looks for it's 10th victory of the season in Beaver Stadium. But is he as tough as his mother? He paused and laughed just a bit. "I definitely try to be. She's a strong woman. ... My mom never complains about anything. I can never tell if she has a bad day, she always has a smile on her face."
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Cross Country spreaker.com —  Jack and Tom Crawford talk with coaches Walt Drenth and Lisa Senakiewich and runners Emma Drenth and Leah O'Connor of the MSU Woman's National Champion Cross Country team.


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Men's Basketball youtube.com —  "The Navy Experience": Spartan Basketball All Access takes you behind the scenes of Michigan State Basketball's trip to the U.S. Naval Academy for the 2014 Veterans Classic.


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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  This weekend will likely bring the Spartans' toughest test before Big Ten play starts in late December. After a Thursday matchup with Rider (6:30 p.m., ESPN2), Michigan State will play either Georgia Tech or Marquette Friday in the semifinals. Sunday will bring a matchup against either Kansas, Tennessee, Rhode Island or Santa Clara to close the weekend.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Denzel Valentine advanced the ball to Travis Trice, who attacked in transition, attracted a defender and swung it back to a trailing Valentine — who prepared to shoot, lured the defender back to him and zipped it back to Trice, who was waiting in the corner. Swish. This scene has taken place more than once in Michigan State's young season. Discuss »
Football freep.com —  Last weekend, Michigan State hosted numerous class of 2016 prospects on campus for unofficial recruiting visits. The players were able to learn about Mark Dantonio's program and experience the game day environment in East Lansing.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Aerial Powers scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and No. 16 Michigan State beat Oakland 79-64 on Wednesday night.


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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  MSU won its fourth straight match with a 3-0 sweep of No. 19 Purdue, sending the Spartan seniors out with a victory in their final game at Jenison Field House.


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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner has been nominated by the Rotary Club of Little Rock for the Broyles Award, which recognizes the best college football assistant. Spartans' defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi won the award last season after his unit led the Big Ten in total defense for a third consecutive season and finished the 2013 regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State is on the brink of another season of 10 or more wins, the team's fourth in five years. Harlon Barnett believes that success proves the program has reached an elite level.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Penn State linebacker Mike Hull remembers hearing the pundits on ESPN talking about the fact Ohio State hadn't played a good defense until beating Michigan State a couple weeks ago. The fifth-year senior could only shake his head. After all, two weeks before the Buckeyes went to Spartan Stadium and rolled up 49 points, they had to go double-overtime for a road victory over the Nittany Lions. "That kind of stuff just eats at us a little bit," Hull told Pennlive.com. "So we've got to go prove it again."
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Before winning last year's Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, it had been a while since Michigan State had come out on top in a preseason tournament. In fact, it was the 2003 Spartan Classic, when Michigan State defeated Penn and DePaul. But it wasn't one of the marquee events the Spartans have been part of in the last 10 years. From a pair of trips to the Maui Invitational to the CBE Classic in Kansas City, they have failed to reach that championship game and win.
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Football freep.com —  Penn State was all Delton Williams knew for much of his life. And the place that the late Joe Paterno turned into a successful football program was where the Erie, Pa., native always envisioned he and high school teammate Damion Terry ending up for their college careers.
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Cross Country msuspartans.com —  For the past seven years or so, members of the Michigan State women's cross country team have been wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the words, "Spartan Storm."
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Football spartannation.com —  Coming off their 45-3 win over Rutgers, the Spartans travel to State College for the season finale with the Penn State Nittany Lions at 3:30 on ABC.
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