Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head strength and conditioning coach Ken Mannie gave the Spartans their reward for winning the Big Ten and Rose Bowl championships this summer. The toughest offseason regimen ever.
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Football freep.com —  Coach Mark Dantonio said Monday during Big Ten media days that sophomore safety Demetrious Cox might get a look at cornerback during preseason camp. This is the latest indication that junior RJ Williamson is the clear leader over Cox to replace three-year starter Isaiah Lewis at strong safety.
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Football freep.com —  “That thing is amazing,” the junior quarterback said Monday during Big Ten media day in Chicago. “Compared to what we had for the past 70 years or however old those locker rooms were, we’re so lucky, we’re so fortunate to have the facilities we have. … We actually have room to stretch and not be worried about someone stepping on our face with their cleats as we’re laying on the ground stretching.”
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Football detroitnews.com —  At the Big Ten's Media Days at the Chicago Hilton, there was no question who the Big Ten champion was last season. The contingent from Michigan State proudly displayed its reward after last year's conference title and Rose Bowl victory.
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Football db.lsj.com —  This is a matchup that would have been fun to see last season — Oregon’s mighty offense against an equally special Spartan defense. This year, in Week 2, it’s unclear if both programs will be rolling in the same gear they were in 2013.
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Football cbssports.com —  On a national level, Michigan State isn't considered one of the top football factories for producing NFL talent, but the Spartans have had at least one player drafted every year since 1940, a streak that falls just shy of Michigan (1938) for tops in the Big Ten. The Spartans top prospects for the 2015 class are mostly underclassmen, but it's not unrealistic to think that Michigan State could be the most represented Big Ten team in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Football cbssports.com —  Is there a conference that leans too heavily on tradition more than the Big Ten? So your best team from last year -- you know, the team that won a Rose Bowl and would have been in a four-team playoff -- could actually be better this year. Or at least "deeper," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says. It finally has an offense Dantonio's arm-punting Big Ten peers could be proud of. The Spartans' three toughest conference games are all in East Lansing. Yet, somehow, Michigan State is picked to finish second in the league by about three touchdowns to Ohio State, which visits Spartan Stadium on Nov. 8.
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Football mlive.com —  Much was learned as Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio made the rounds at Big Ten media day at the downtown Hilton with quarterback Connor Cook, defensive end Shilique Calhoun and free safety Kurtis Drummond. Here's a list of seven things learned, some more important than others
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Football msuspartans.com —  The annual Big Ten Football Kickoff began Monday at the Hilton Chicago. Eighth-year head coach Mark Dantonio, junior defensive end Shilique Calhoun, junior quarterback Connor Cook and senior safety Kurtis Drummond took part in several interviews throughout the first day of the event, which is being covered by more than 500 media members.
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Football cdn.stationcaster.com —  Jim Comparoni, of SpartanMag.com, joins Huge from Chicago at the Big Ten Media Days.


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Football freep.com —  The big difference, Connor Cook said Monday in the Chicago Hilton of his Michigan State ascent, is “this stuff” – as in, the media stuff. The game is the game. The transition to public figure has been more difficult.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State senior Taiwan Jones will be a starting linebacker for the Spartans this season, but coach Mark Dantonio stopped short of declaring Jones the starting middle linebacker at Big Ten media day on Monday at the downtown Hilton. Asked if Jones was the "clear No. 1 inside (linebacker) now,'' Dantonio responded: "I think he's a number one linebacker, we're going to find that out.''
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Football mlive.com —  There was plenty of buzz about the emerging rivalry between Michigan State and Ohio State in the Big Ten, but it quickly became clear Monday that the Spartans' biggest rival remains Michigan. The "little brother" element to the fierce in-state rivalry has maintained a seething presence nearly seven years after then-Wolverines tailback Mike Hart referenced the Spartans as such. Discuss »