Football freep.com —  As Trishton Jackson signed his name to a letter of intent for Michigan State in West Bloomfield High’s media center Wednesday, football coach Ron Bellamy pledged to root for Jackson “every weekend but one.” That’s because Bellamy, who has coached at West Bloomfield since 2010, is best known outside Lakers circles as a Michigan man — a Wolverines wide receiver in 1999-2002. He was later on the Detroit Lions’ practice squad in 2006-07 and played for the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens. “I’ll be honest — I tried to get him to go to Michigan, but he wasn’t feeling Coach Harbaugh,” Bellamy quipped before the jam-packed room.
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Football freep.com —  If college football programs were judged solely on the excitement they could generate on signing day, Michigan State would have been a miserable operation Wednesday. There was no late-breaking drama — other than losing a four-star defensive end. No big-time last-minute additions. No pizzazz of any sort. Just a no-frills press conference with Mark Dantonio announcing his latest recruiting class. And a staff quietly celebrating progress.
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Football freep.com —  Here comes Michigan State with its overlooked, undervalued, overachieving, underrated football players, out to prove grit beats glitz.It was already overblown, this idea that MSU wins in spite of its roster, but now it just won’t fly. After years of outperforming the rankings assigned to his classes by recruiting analysts, coach Mark Dantonio has his third straight top-25 class — his highest-ranked and the most celebrated haul at MSU since he was an assistant for Bobby Williams in 2000.
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Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The Michigan State women opened a busy week in impressive fashion on Wednesday, rolling over rival Michigan, 85-64, at the Breslin Center. Aerial Powers scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead No. 17 Michigan State while Branndais Agee scored a career-high 20, Tori Jankoska added 16 and Morgan Green chipped in 10.



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No. 17/14 MSU Women Down In-State Rival Michigan 85-64 MSUSpartans.com
Aerial Powers scored 27 points and No. 17 Michigan State was perfect on 19 free throws in defeating Michigan 84-64 on Wednesday night. Powers was 9-of-12 shooting and now has 1,502 career points in three seasons, passing Kristen Rasmussen (1996-2000) for eighth on the all-time Michigan State list. This is the fifth time in school history that MSU has shot 100 percent from the charity stripe, bettering their previous mark of 14-14 set on Feb. 9, 2003.

Spartans Win Fifth Straight, Beat Rival Wolverines 85-64 Impact Sports
It started better than expected. The No. 17 ranked Michigan State women’s basketball team defeated the Michigan Wolverines tonight in Breslin 85-64 in front of a roaring sellout crowd.

No. 17 MSU flexes muscle against rival U-M, wins 85-64
Only days before their male counterparts travel out to Ann Arbor, Spartan and Wolverine fans alike filled the Breslin for the two schools’ only matchup of the regular season. The Spartans (17-4 overall record, 8-2 in the Big Ten) defeated the Wolverines (12-10 record, 4-7 B1G) by a final score of 85-64.

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Football btn.com —  It was a great day for Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans. MSU put together an outstanding 2016 recruiting class, which currently has 19 commits and ranks No. 18 in the nation. The Spartans’ class currently features 12 four-star standouts, including four outstanding four-star receivers.
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Football detroitnews.com —  There is a good chance for more than one receiver to play with Aaron Burbridge, Macgarrett Kings and DeAnthony Arnett all graduating. The obvious choices are Cam Chambers and Donnie Corley because they are enrolled early and will go through spring practice.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Almost like an NFL team drafting for need, Michigan State set about putting together its 2016 recruiting class knowing it needed to replenish its receiving corps. With departures over the last three seasons of Bennie Fowler, Tony Lippett, Keith Mumphery and Aaron Burbridge to the NFL, filling some holes was going to be necessary. The Spartans have done just that, and they’ve done it in impressive fashion.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State did not finish strong in the sense of adding players, but the Spartans did meet their needs and produced what's arguably the highest rated class of Mark Dantonio's tenure. Here are five things from Michigan State's national signing day:
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  No matter the sport, time of year or talent of team, whenever MSU and the University of Michigan take each other on, the game matters a little bit more. And with Saturday’s basketball contest between No. 10 MSU (19-4, 6-4 Big Ten) and unranked U-M (17-6, 7-3 Big Ten) being this season’s only meeting between the two teams, it’s all the more important — especially for seniors and Michigan natives Denzel Valentine, Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes.
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Baseball statenews.com —  With baseball season right around the corner, the MSU baseball team is looking ambitious and is hoping to achieve success this season in the Big Ten. The Spartans are looking to better last year's performance where they tied for third in the conference.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State signee Brandon Randle stands 6-foot-2 and wears size-17 shoes. As a three-star linebacker recruit, hailing from Battle Creek and from a family with a rich athletic background, Randle has his coaches salivating at his versatile abilities.
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Football thedzone.net —  It comes to no surprise to the community and friends of Edwardsburg 2016 ATH Dante Razzano that he would be walking on at Michigan State University. The problem is that somehow many have turned a blind eye to the Southwest Michigan playmaker. Razzano led the Eddies the past 3 years under center, running their potent wing-t offense that reached the semi-finals as a Junior and this year, the normal Division 4 program was placed in Division 3 where their lone loss of the season came vs. Saint Joseph in the District Finals.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It didn’t come with quite the same amount of flash as it did down the road in Ann Arbor, but Michigan State closed its Signing Day just as it expected — filling needs and continuing to build on the momentum of on-field success. There were no late additions this time and the Spartans missed out on a couple of Signing Day targets, but the 20 players who are now part of the 2016 class rank as the best in Mark Dantonio’s tenure.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio introduced the Spartans' 2016 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon at a press conference inside the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan Stadium.
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Football freep.com —  The Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch and Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press / LSJ beat writer Joe Rexrode and Free Press columnist Shawn Windsor analyze the Spartans' recruiting class on signing day.
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Football highschoolsports.mlive.com —  Cass Tech star Demetric Vance was cool, calm and collected sitting in the back row at Wednesday’s Detroit Public School League signing day event. He cracked jokes with his high school buddies and even took a brief phone call from a couple of friends that couldn’t be in attendance at the Horatio Williams Foundation Center. Vance sported his gray US Army All-American Bowl jacket with a Michigan State hat tucked in his front pocket.
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Football highschoolsports.mlive.com —  It was a long time coming but Trishton Jackson is now, officially, a member of the Michigan State Spartans football team. A four-star wide receiver from West Bloomfield, Jackson actually played quarterback for West Bloomfield since his freshman year. However, that did not stop the Spartans from offering the 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Michigan State and Michigan will meet for the 54th time at Joe Louis Arena on Friday … MSU went 1-2 against the Wolverines in the building last year. This weekend will mark meetings No. 308 and 309 between the Spartans and Wolverines, making it the most-played rivalry in college hockey. The two teams will be competing for the newly-constructed “Iron D” Trophy, which will go to the winner of the annual “Duel in the D” clash between U-M and MSU.
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