Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio doesn’t deny that Michigan State is bringing the Big Ten banner with it when his team heads out west to Oregon Thursday. But he’s not buying the narrative that the game’s result has a significant larger meaning for the two leagues as a whole.
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Field Hockey statenews.com —  All three of the MSU field hockey members named to the preseason Big Ten Players to Watch List were seniors. Yes, team captain Heather Howie is also a senior. Yet, it’s starting to look like the underclassmen on this roster will be the ones to push the Spartans to the next level.
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Cross Country msuspartans.com —  Michigan State men’s cross country runner Nick Moon was recognized as the Big Ten Conference men’s cross country Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. He is receiving the award for the first time as a Spartan and is the first MSU men’s runner to receive the honor since Andrew Cusmano in 2013.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's crucial week two matchup with Oregon will indeed be a top-10 battle on the west coast. The Spartans (1-0) moved up one spot to No. 7 in The Associated Press' latest Top 25 poll. Michigan State routed Jacksonville State last week, 45-7. The Spartans will take on Oregon, who held firm at No. 3, on Saturday night in Eugene.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman and Coach Dantonio talk about what it takes to get a football team to the west coast.
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Football detroitnews.com —  With the matchup between Michigan State and Oregon still four days away, the hype is already kicking in to high gear. ESPN will have its GameDay crew on site and analysts around the country are already breaking down what is likely the marquee matchup of the non-conference season in college football. But Mark Dantonio doesn’t think for one second his team will be fazed by it. Oregon’s Autzen Stadium is not huge, with capacity at 54,000, but it can be very loud.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio got nostalgic today, as he looked ahead to the biggest game in college football Saturday: a top-10 matchup between the Spartans and Oregon at Autzen Stadium (6:30 p.m., Fox). Seven years ago, Dantonio recalled, when he was starting out as MSU’s head coach, “it was about trying to get to these moments.”
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Football mlive.com —  "Right now I anticipate them practicing and playing,'' Dantonio said at his weekly press conference on Tuesday in the north end zone facility at Spartan Stadium. "We'll list them and when we get to the game, if they're not going to play, I'll let you know.''
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans move up two spots from last week. Michigan State's impressive win over Jacksonville State was enough to earn them a two-spot improvement in the Coaches poll, putting them above Ohio State for the time being.
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Football grantland.com —  Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi have shared a sideline for more than a decade, first at Cincinnati and now at Michigan State, and in the process they’ve forged one of college football’s great coaching pairings. In recent years the head coach and his defensive coordinator won the Big Ten title, returned the Spartans to the promised land of Pasadena, and accomplished something even more exceedingly rare: In the age of the wide-open offense, they’ve built a shutdown college defense.
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Football mlive.com —  Former Michigan State linebacker Denicos Allen couldn't wait to get started with the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday morning, arriving at the team's complex just as he was finishing up a phone interview with MLive.com. "Man, I'm real excited,'' said Allen, who was picked up by St. Louis after being cut by Carolina on Saturday. "Second chances are hard to come by in this league. Carolina didn't work out, it was tough not getting many reps or having a chance to show what I could do, but it's a business.''
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Friday wasn’t only a big day for the Michigan State football team. The Spartans basketball team hosted several prospects in the first visit weekend of the school year, including a pair of highly rated in-state recruits.
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Football mlive.com —  Stopping Mariota and the Ducks' high-profile offense will be job No. 1 for the Spartans, who will travel to Oregon on Thursday in preparation for Saturday's 6:30 p.m. showdown of top 10-ranked teams.
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Football mlive.com —  Oregon, ranked No. 3 at the start of this week, has been favored by anywhere from 11 to 14 points against the No. 8 Spartans. Here are five things to watch in Saturday's game, which will be televised at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern) by Fox:
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Football spartannation.com —  How far would you go for your dream? AJ Troup endured three knee surgeries, four seasons on the sidelines, and countless hours in the training room for his dream – playing football at the college level. On Friday night under the bright lights of Spartan Stadium, Troup realized that dream. Troup notched the first catch and touchdown of his collegiate career in the same play, a 17-yard connection with quarterback Connor Cook.
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Football freep.com —  No.8 Michigan State at No.3 Oregon is big enough to put in blockbuster movie terms, so think of it this way: Oregon is Superman, MSU is the superhero's least favorite substance and the Big Ten is Princess Leia in 'Star Wars' saying: 'Michigan State, you're our only hope.'
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-3 senior Jenna Allen of Bedford (Ind.) North Lawrence, according to HHC Sports. One of the top players in the country, as a junior she averaged 14.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and hit 60% of her shots as North Lawrence won its second consecutive 4-A state championship. Allen committed to Indiana in August 2013 but reopened her recruitment after former Indiana coach Curt Miller resigned.
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Volleyball statenews.com —  The women’s volleyball team is undefeated, and a big reason why is because of the contributions of underclassmen.No. 14 MSU (4-0) swept the competition at the UAB/Samford Invitational over the weekend. The Spartans won three of the four games in the minimum three sets.
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Football statenews.com —  No. 8 MSU (1-0 overall) football cruised to a 45-7 win over Jacksonville State last week to kick off the season. The offense was electric, defense stiff and overall lived up to its top ten preseason ranking. Now with a top ten matchup set in place between MSU and No. 3 Oregon (1-0 overall) on Saturday, let’s take a quick look back for a few takeaways from the season opener.
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