Swimming & Diving freep.com —  The way David Zoltowski explains it, the brain is a series of connections that, when altered slightly, can change dramatically the way it processes information. The brain is Zoltowski's passion, his life puzzle. So the Michigan State senior swim team captain, Rhodes scholarship finalist and Churchill scholarship hopeful spends much of his free time in a lab, poring over data with MSU engineering professor Selin Aviyente. A National Science Foundation grant funds their search for algorithms to better analyze our least-understood organ.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The Spartans didn't respect their opponent, they're too reliant on the three, their talent level makes a glaring drop when Branden Dawson isn't on the floor, they're much better right now against zone defense than man defense, they can't afford Travis Trice to struggle like that (3-for-13 shooting is one thing, four turnovers is very unlike him this year), their freshmen have growing to do, and they just lost a healthy chunk of NCAA tournament bid cushion entering Big Ten play.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  There was plenty for Michigan State to be unhappy with on Saturday night. The 25th-ranked Spartans had just lost at home to Texas Southern, a team that came into the game with one victory and lopsided losses to Gonzaga, Florida, Baylor and Indiana.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  With senior forward Branden Dawson sitting out because of a fractured wrist, it was obvious that Michigan State was missing something in a 71-64 loss to Texas Southern. Beyond the absence of a veteran starter and a consistent rebounding threat in Dawson, MSU couldn’t find the energy to take care of business against a Southwestern Athletic Conference team that entered the game at 1-8 overall.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  He may be coaching a mid-major based in Houston now, but Texas Southern coach Mike Davis is plenty familiar with Tom Izzo's Michigan State teams. He played against them for six years as Indiana's coach. The Spartans squad he saw Saturday at the Breslin Center didn't look like the ones he remembered. "I thought Michigan State came out and just kind of played," Davis said. "Not with the energy or effort they normally play with."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State center Matt Costello speaks after the loss to Texas Southern on Saturday.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Denzel Valentine on the loss to Texas Southern on Saturday in East Lansing.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Chris Thomas scored 22 points, and Texas Southern beat No. 25 Michigan State 71-64 in overtime Saturday. The Tigers were coming off a loss to Gonzaga, but they remained poised throughout against the Spartans. Texas Southern never trailed in the extra session. "We did know it was possible as long as we stayed as a team," Thomas said. "We've played good teams before. We knew we were getting better."
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  It was Texas Southern's first win over a Top 25 team since it beat 16th-ranked Minnesota on Dec. 21, 1994, according to STATS. "The losses all go to the head coach," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "This one should have an asterisk next to it, to say that he solely did not do his job. So for all the guys that told me to never, ever, in the history of the world admit that it's the coach's fault, hear me out: That was a coaching loss, and I take full responsibility for it, and I plan on rectifying it starting at 8:30 tomorrow morning."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo took to the postgame press conference podium and assumed full blame for his team's stunning 71-64 home loss to Texas Southern on Saturday. "That loss falls strictly on me," Izzo said. "My job is to get a team ready to play."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After Michigan State fought back to tie the game late in regulation, Texas Southern went up by four after making a short jumper with 2:32 left in overtime. It held on to its lead by making free throws down the stretch, and the Spartans never got to within a basket as they continued their game-long offensive struggles.




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Women's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Spartans had four of five starters score in double digits Saturday but Baylor won after taking away a second half lead.
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Misc. blogtalkradio.com —  Satchmo and DB discuss Michigan State's prospects in the Cotton Bowl against Baylor, how they feel about the Spartans landing in the Cotton Bowl, offer their thoughts on every bowl game on the schedule, take a closer look at the college football playoff games, engage in a little Narduzzi speculation and talk some college hoops.
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Football freep.com —  Following a 10-2 season and Cotton Bowl berth, many Spartans were named for national honors
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Everything you need to know for the Spartans' 5 p.m. Saturday tipoff against the Tigers.
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Football mlive.com —  The Michigan State core football fans who attended the Green-White spring football game will remember seeing Demetrius Cooper and Damion Terry show flashes of brilliance.
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Football mlive.com —  Remember last year's Fiesta Bowl, when 17-point underdog Central Florida beat a No. 5-ranked Baylor team 52-42 in Glendale, Arizona? Bears safety Orion Stewart said Baylor will not stand for that sort of repeat performance in the Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl Classic when it plays No. 8-ranked Michigan State at AT&T Stadium.
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Football spartannation.com —  Spartan Nation broke the story yesterday via Twitter that Vanderbilt and Coach Derek Mason are very interested in MSU recruiting coordinator and QB Coach Brad Salem. There were multiple people on Mark Dantonio’s staff and in his athletic department who thought Salem should have landed the OC job at MSU when Dantonio gave it to Dave Warner.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Jim Boylen joined the Spurs as an assistant coach at the start of the 2013-14 season after two seasons with the Indiana Pacers. He previously had two stints on the Michigan State coaching staff, the first under Jud Heathcote from 1987-92, alongside Izzo, and the second under Izzo from 2005-07. When Izzo and Boylen sat down over the summer and talked about a few topics, the Spartans head coach had some questions the Spurs' famous ball movement.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has interviewed for head coaching jobs at Pitt and Colorado State, according to a MLive source.
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