Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Forget the No. 7 seed. Michigan State rejects the notion it should be considered the underdog in the Final Four even if Kentucky, Duke and Wisconsin are all No. 1s. For one thing, can any team that reaches the national semifinals really be considered an underdog? For another, can any game won by MSU ever really be considered an upset after what Coach Tom Izzo and the Spartans have accomplished over the past 18 seasons?
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "I would tell them to play within themselves, don't let the moment get bigger than it really is,'' Hutson said on The Drive with Jack Ebling show on Lansing's 92.1 FM, The Team. "From my past experiences the two years we lost in the Final Four, mainly the first year when we lost to Duke, I think we were really caught up in the moment, the excitement of making it to the Final Four.''
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State might get a chance at an unlikely rematch for one of its toughest losses on the season. And that rematch would come on college basketball's biggest stage
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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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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Travis Trice learned his status had changed when he walked into a class this week and his teacher led a round of applause. "I felt weird," Trice said. He knew his family's status had change when he tuned in to SportsCenter to see his dad and two brothers interviewed live about their own high school state title. "I'm like, that's sort of weird," Trice said. "I think it's just good, I think they deserve it. I'm happy for them."
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Football freep.com —  Add a name to the Michigan State running back race, or at least to the short-yardage race. Freshman Gerald Owens "has a big, big upside," coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday, and that's an appropriate adjective for a 6-foot-2, 260-pound player from Thorofare, N.J.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  He crossed them off his list nearly 18 months ago. But Jahlil Okafor once again has Michigan State's undivided attention this week, as the Spartans' prepare for top-seeded Duke — and the Blue Devils' All-America center — in Saturday night's national semifinal game in Indianapolis.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Anyone who spends a significant amount of time around the athletic staff at MSU knows they are a tight-knit group, always eager to support one another. With the men’s basketball team making their seventh Final Four appearance under head coach Tom Izzo, a few of the other head coaches at MSU weighed in on the man Izzo is, the basketball team’s success and Izzo’s ability to keep producing quality teams that make long post-season runs.
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  Okafor, to an extent, can be limited in some capacity. He just needs to be pushed to the outside, forced into bad shots, lured into traps and pushed to dribble more than usual. He’s a great player, but he’s not invincible.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  In an age in which some of the top college basketball players look to increase their own playing time and career prospects, the unselfishness within MSU basketball has vaulted the team to the Final Four. Quite a few relationship dynamics exist across the roster but three stand out among the rest.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  The city of Indianapolis is no stranger when it comes to intriguing matchups between MSU and Duke, as both programs have squared off twice at the capital of Indiana in two different locations.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Nearly a full hour of discussion about Duke and the Final Four.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  In January, the NCAA announced it would be providing $3,000 per player to help defray costs of travel, lodging and meals for their families to the Final Four. For the two teams that reach Monday's championship game, another $1,000 will be available.
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Men's Basketball blogtalkradio.com —  Satchmo and DB discuss Michigan State's improbable run to the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, inlcuding their wins over Oklahoma and Louisville, the Tom Izzo-Coach K rivalry, whether it's OK for Spartan fans to like Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan now, the relationship between Izzo and Spartan football coach Mark Dantonio, Izzo's relationship with Nick Saban and their Final Four predictions.
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Women's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State women's basketball player Aerial Powers added to her ever-growing collection of postseason honors Tuesday with Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American accolades.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Clearly, the focus must be Jahlil Okafor. On second thought, maybe it all starts with Tyus Jones, the other Duke freshman Michigan State coach Tom Izzo tried to recruit, a point guard who plays like a senior. Focus too much on him, though, and senior guard Quinn Cook (15.5 points per game) will kill you. Never mind — 6-foot-6 freshman Justise Winslow just sliced through the lane and threw down a dunk.
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Football detroitnews.com —  "Our corner position we have guys with experience, and so we are working back and forth there to see who comes out on top there," coach Mark Dantonio said. "We've got guys, Arjen Colquhoun, is a guy that has a lot of experience runs well and is big. He's got experience, Darian Hicks the same. We've seen a couple other guys start to play better. You never know in shorts, but I thought (Jermaine) Edmondson had a good padded practice the other day. He has an opportunity to step forward. Vayante Copeland as a true freshman has a lot of upside, plays very balanced, is a solid tackler and has great ball skills, so he'll figure in the mix. Those are the four guys that are flipping around there. Demetrious Cox can also go out there and play."
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  How would you like it if you were a big college basketball fan, sitting at your local Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the Final Four games Saturday night, when here comes Michigan State guard Eron Harris and his friends and family sitting at a table close by. Well, that could happen if you're watching the Spartans play Duke at a Buffalo Wilds Wings in Indianapolis, the city where Harris grew up and played his high school ball.
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