Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Derrick Nix is not the same person fans remember. Far from it. He’s still chasing his NBA dream as a member of the Pistons Summer League roster. It’s just taking a bit longer. After a stellar high school career at Detroit Pershing, where he was named Mr. Basketball in 2010, Nix played four years at Michigan State that included a trip to the Final Four as a freshman.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  When Mark Snyder looks at his room of linebackers at Michigan State, he sees a group with some wild and some long-haired players that harkens back to his days as the linebackers coach at Ohio State. There, in the early 2000s, the now Michigan State linebackers coach had a unit of players led by AJ Hawk, Bobby Carpenter and Anthony Schlegel – all with long hair and all standouts in the middle of a formidable OSU defense.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Going undrafted is never a good feeling, but the silver lining is that it gives players more of a choice of where they land. The day after the draft, former Spartan sharpshooter Bryn Forbes was signed to a Summer League contract by R.C. Buford, Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs. I can't think of a better fit for Forbes.
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Football detroitnews.com —  In October 2014, Orlando Bishop Moore Catholic and Oviedo Hagerty played a close, hard-fought game, with Bishop Moore winning 23-20. During that game, Bishop Moore head coach Matt Hedrick had his eyes caught by No. 35 on Hagerty. Little did he know that in just under two years, he would have a chance to coach that player, Donovan Winter, who transferred to Bishop Moore this offseason.
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Men's Golf video.wkar.org —  Al's guest is MSU men’s golf team head coach Casey Lubahn. Lubahn joins Al to discuss his outlook for next year's team, thoughts on the PGA Tour season, returning to his alma mater to coach and more.
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Ice Hockey usatoday.com —  The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Torey Krug to a four-year contract worth $21 million. Krug's 40 assists last season were ninth among all NHL defensemen. He also had four goals and was second on the team only to Zdeno Chara with 21 minutes, 36 seconds on ice per game. In 241 games over four NHL seasons, Krug has 30 goals and 95 assists.
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Track & Field grossepointenews.com —  Grosse Pointe South 2016 graduate Kayli Johnson takes her talents to Michigan State University where she will throw the shot and discus under the watchful eye of Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Walt Drenth, as well as throwing coach Blaine Maag. She went on several college visits, including one to her parents’ alma mater, University of Michigan, and University of Florida and San Diego State University, home of a Summer Olympic Training facility. “I enjoyed my visits and the campuses were nice, but Michigan State was the best fit for me and so I chose to be a Spartan,” Johnson said.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Mustafa Khaleefah is headed into his senior season at Dearborn High this fall, but that is hardly where his journey begins. Khaleefah recently committed to Michigan State on June 23, is an Iraqi native. He spoke with Spartan Tailgate about the adversity he faced as a child growing up in a war zone, being an Iraq war refugee, his journey to the United States and following his dream to become a Spartan.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes each signed Summer League deals that will allow them to continue auditioning for potential suitors. We will get to Forbes later as we are going to cover Costello’s opportunity with the Atlanta Hawks today.
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Football mlive.com —  Dominique Long came to East Lansing from the heart of Ohio State country, and by the time he was ready to go home, he knew he wanted to play college football for a rival of his childhood team.
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Football scout.com —  All new Spartan Digest podcast taking a look at The Opening as three Michigan State targets are set to announce their college decisions. We also look at a few other prospects and the recent excitement following the Spartans camps with new members of the 2017 class and more.



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Football freep.com —  Michigan State has a long tradition of successful players from the state of Florida. The staff already has three commitments from the Sunshine State for the class of 2017 and will likely add more before National Signing Day. One of the players the staff is focused on is wide receiver Tarique Milton of Manatee High School in Bradenton.
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Football freep.com —  Spartans rookies prepared to head to training camps next month as undrafted free agents are: center Jack Allen with New Orleans, cornerback Arjen Colquhoun with Dallas, linebacker Darien Harris with Cincinnati, defensive tackle Joel Heath with Houston, tight end Paul Lang with Pittsburgh and defensive end Lawrence Thomas with the New York Jets.
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  Seven Spartans are set to compete at the United States Olympic Trials at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, from July 1-10. Current Michigan State student-athletes Katelyn Daniels and Tim Ehrhardt join five alums in TrackTown USA, headlined by 2015 Big Ten steeplechase champion Leah O’Connor.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  If it's up to Shaquille O'Neal, his son will play college basketball for LSU's Johnny Jones, Michigan State's Tom Izzo or Kentucky's John Calipari. During his weekly podcast, O'Neal said he wants Shareef O'Neal (ranked 51st in the 2018 class per RecruitingNation) to play for coaches who can help him reach the NBA and develop more discipline.
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Misc. freep.com —  Lansing State Journal sports producer Dan Kilbridge, LSJ sports writer Chris Solari and LSJ columnist Graham Couch return to break down last week's NBA Draft developments. They talk Denzel Valentine's rise, Deyonta Davis' fall, and argue about what can be done to fix the process. They also discuss summer football camps gone wild and more.



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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  For a young, athletic big man that is a multi-year project, however, the Grizzlies are an amazing fit. Big men Marc Gasol and former Spartan one-and-done Zach Randolph are both past their primes and getting older. Eventually, the core of the grit-grind system they run in Memphis will turn over. Davis, who has potential as a power forward or a center -- he can guard smaller players with his athleticism and is poised to become one of the best shot blockers in the game -- will finally give the Grizzlies a play style that fits the current landscape of the NBA.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  The buzz surrounding Malik McDowell continues to grow, as the Michigan State junior defensive is highly regarded from college and NFL viewpoints alike. After being named the No. 23 player in college football this season by Pro Football Focus this week, McDowell was pegged as the No. 2 interior defensive lineman to watch in college football this season by NFL.com on Wednesday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Just before basketball recruiting picks up again with the July evaluation periods, Michigan State is getting closer to landing its first 2017 recruit. The Spartans are among six finalists for the services of five-star Illinois power forward Jeremiah Tilmon, according to a report from ESPN.
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Ice Hockey spartanpodcast.com —  Anastos discusses the challenges of the recruiting process where younger and younger players – 15 or 16 – are being recruited, in part due to the competition from the Canadian junior leagues. “The irony in our sport – as crazy as this is – is the average entry level age of a kid now is over 20 years old, yet we’re recruiting them at younger ages.”
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