Football freep.com —  Before he left the big stage in Ballroom A at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio got in his plug. “Just want to give a shoutout,” Dantonio said, “to all our players coming and currently from the city of Chicago.” Chicago has, after all, been very, very good to Dantonio and the Spartans lately. MSU’s 20 verbal commitments for 2016 include five from suburban Chicago.
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Men's Soccer statenews.com —  East Lansing is the 17th best soccer city in the U.S., according to wallethub.com's 2015 rankings. East Lansing was the highest of all Michigan cities ranked. The city was followed by Kalamazoo at No. 77, Rochester at No. 81, Ann Arbor at No. 87 and Detroit at No. 163.
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Football mlive.com —  The last of Michigan State's six incoming freshmen defensive backs is eligible for this season, but Mark Dantonio said it took a petition to the NCAA for Kaleel Gaines to get cleared. Gaines, a highly coveted player from Frostproof, Florida who had offers from Ohio State, Auburn and Florida State, among others, told MLive.com earlier this month he was finishing up an online science class to meet enrollment standards. Dantonio explained why at Thursday's Big Ten media days.
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Football mlive.com —  Cook says if he's in the conversation for the award after the year, it will be a byproduct of a winning season for Michigan State.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio revealed on Thursday that redshirt freshman defensive tackle Craig Evans was suspended through spring drills, although the Michigan State head coach stopped short of providing the reason. "It was just an internal situation,'' Dantonio said at the Big Ten media days.
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Football freep.com —  Earlier this week, Michigan State extended a scholarship to Chandler (Ariz.) Basha quarterback Ryan Kelley. The 6-foot-2, 173-pounder is a four-star recruit and the No. 164 prospect in the nation for the class of 2017 by Rivals.com. Kelley has an impressive list of early scholarship offers. In addition to MSU, he also has been offered by Arizona State, Nebraska, UCLA, Washington, Texas A&M and North Carolina.
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Football detroitnews.com —  “I know your question,” senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun said, cutting off a reporter with a smile near the beginning of his podium session. “Let me ask it for you: ‘So, since you guys are highly-ranked this year and been doing well, do you still think you’re underdogs?’ Yes. Yes.”
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Football usatoday.com —  Mark Dantonio’s public speech rarely deviates from a standard tone and tempo, one that might best be described as unvaried or, unkindly, as monotonous. Yet there are hidden messages speckled within the measured rhythm — those of plus-sized assurance, uttered quietly, in a manner that fits into Michigan State’s ethos of workmanlike efficiency amid a run of historic success.
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Football si.com —  Connor Cook is tired of finishing second to a Buckeye. After two straight seasons of being named second-team All-Big Ten behind an Ohio State quarterback (Braxton Miller in 2013 and J.T. Barrett in ’14), Cook, Michigan State’s senior quarterback, is ready to move up in the world. “Being on that first-team All-Big Ten list would be great,” Cook said at his conference’s media day on Thursday. “And I believe I should be on that.”
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Football youtube.com —  The Spartans' Connor Cook spoke to Campus Insiders' Shae Peppler at the 2015 Big Ten Media Days about making smart choices on the field, who can replace Jeremy Langford, and hosting the Oregon Ducks.



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Football youtube.com —  The Spartans' Shilique Calhoun spoke to Campus Insiders' Shae Peppler at the 2015 Big Ten Media Days about the departure of Pat Narduzzi, the importance of graduating, and getting to play Oregon at home in week 2.


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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun thinks he has a future as a broadcaster after his football career. Consider Big Ten media days his practice, then.



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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State tailback Delton Williams is back on the roster, but the door remains open for him to be suspended for multiple games or even redshirt this season. Coach Mark Dantonio, who stripped Williams of his scholarship and suspended him for spring and summer drills after a misdemeanor weapons incident on March 16 led to his arrest, made it clear the situation is fluid.
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Football btn.com —  Connor Cook is having a blast. Why not? He is in Chicago on a bright and sunny day in late July posing for a group selfie with teammates between conducting TV interviews. He’s a young, handsome BMOC with a cannon arm. He is a Heisman Trophy contender. And I believe he is also the best player in the Big Ten.
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Football freep.com —  "He's never been like this before," said fellow fifth-year senior Shilique Calhoun, who joined Cook in delaying NFL draft prominence for a year and will help lead with him in 2015. "It's easy to see. He's much more serious and I've seen him step up a couple times like that to call guys out -- basically saying, 'We need to get our stuff together.'"
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