Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State has lost a commitment from its top prospect for 2015, but is still in the running for the services of one of the top transfers in the market. Missouri transfer Johnathan Williams III is still considering Michigan State as a possible destination for next season, his mother Barbara told MLive on Friday.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  I'm on a 9-year roll here of avoiding anonymous sources, and I'm hoping that isn't violated when I report today something heard in the general vicinity of the Michigan State campus: "It's no biggie."
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Football mlive.com —  Kurtis Drummond's pre-snap reads and ability to quickly apply what he learned in the film room was to the extent that Michigan State co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett nicknamed him "The Matrix." "You know how Neo was able to slow things down, and dodge those bullets?" Barnett said last week on "The Griff and Grinz" show on Lansing's The Team, 92.1 FM.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State 2016 recruiting target Auston Robertson is also high on Notre Dame and Ohio State, according to a Notre Dame football recruiting article on SBnation.com. The article, based on an interview conducted in Addison, Illinois, at the "Nike Opening" regional camp on Sunday, quotes the 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end from Fort Wayne, Indiana, discussing the schools.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Where does all this leave Michigan State the court? Thursday's news is nothing that will keep the Spartans from making a return trip to the Final Four. Swanigan is a high-level talent, to be sure. But he wasn't as highly ranked as Parker, Okafor and the like, and doesn't project to have that level of immediate impact. Michigan State still has good frontcourt depth in Matt Costello, Gavin Schilling, Marvin Clark and Deyonta Davis.
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Football freep.com —  The last few weeks, Michigan State has received a bevy of impressive commitments from the state of Ohio. Over the coming weeks, the focus could change and several Michigan players could decide to play for the Green and White. The Spartans are solidly in the mix for half a dozen in-state players and if they land them all, it will give Mark Dantonio one of the top classes in the nation.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  If you know anything about Michigan State recruiting, you know that the Michigan State Spartans are about to add one of the most highly-touted quarterback prospects in quite some time. Messiah deWeaver has it all — the arm, the footwork and the attitude — to be a champion. After dominating the Rivals Camp Series in Cleveland a couple weeks ago and the Elite 11 Camp in Chicago this past week, the four-star quarterback has received an exclusive invite to another camp.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's Branden Dawson will have a chance to make his case for the NBA draft against most of this year's top prospects and in front of every team in the league. Dawson is one of 62 players invited to this year's NBA Draft combine, the league announced Thursday. The combine will be held next week in Chicago.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Since April 10, when Caleb Swanigan said he was committing to play next season at Michigan State, the Spartans have been waiting on a signed national letter of intent. It appears the letter will not come, at least not to Michigan State. Sources confirmed on Thursday that Swanigan has decommitted from Michigan State, news that was first reported on Twitter by ESPN and Scout.com.
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Women's Golf msuspartans.com —  Michigan State junior women's golfer Gabby Yurik shot a 79 (+7) on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA South Bend Regional at the Warren Golf Course on the Notre Dame campus. She enters the second round tied for 70th place.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  According to multiple reports, Waynes has agreed to his four-year deal with the Vikings on the eve of the team’s rookie minicamp. The Vikings will also hold onto a fifth-year option on Waynes’s contract which they’ll have to exercise after his third season with the team.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Tony Lippett had a couple destinations he thought the most likely going into the NFL Draft. He had seen the interest from pair of teams – the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles – above the rest, so he assumed one of the two might be his landing spot. So when the call came from Miami on Saturday afternoon, it was a bit of a surprise for the former Spartan to be picked by a team he had briefly met with at the NFL Combine.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  The Spartans enter their final home series of the season in a tie for fourth place in the Big Ten standings with an 11-7 conference record and 29-18 overall mark. The Spartans are 8-2 over their last 10 games and 17-5 since the beginning of April ... MSU has won each of its last four Big Ten series.
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Football freep.com —  With the 14th pick, McShay has the Lions taking an offensive lineman for the second year in a row: Michigan State tackle Jack Conklin. McShay writes of Conklin: "He has great size (6-6, 317) and two years of starting experience at left tackle for the Spartans. The offensive line isn't an area of strength for the Lions, so here they'd be able to bolster it with the help of a local product."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  There may be no bad time for a summer jaunt in Italy, but this seems like an especially good off-season for Tom Izzo's MSU basketball team. The Spartans will have five newcomers next season, for one thing -- a four-man recruiting class plus West Virginia transfer Eron Harris, who sat out last season and will be a junior in 2015-16.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  Being recruited heavily by Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo, Cassius Winston knows he has some solid choices college-wise. He could join either program in the state of Michigan, or beyond, and have a chance to start right away and win championships.
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Football highschoolsports.mlive.com —  Once Brandon Randle locks in on an opposing player he rarely misses. The Battle Creek Central linebacker’s performance at Rivals Combine hosted by Saline High School on Sunday shows why.
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Football mlive.com —  Naquan Jones, a four-star defensive tackle from Evanston, Illinois, said he's giving Michigan State consideration, along with other schools, as his recruiting process begins to wind down. "Coach (Mark) Dantonio talked to me on the phone yesterday (Tuesday),'' Jones said. "He said I was one of the top defensive linemen that are recruiting.''
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  Taro Hirose, an 18 year old forward from Calgary, Alberta became the 7th member of the 2016-17 class, joining the Honeybaked commits (Lewandowski, Eliot, Bederka, Lalonde), Ty Farmer and John Lethemon. The 2016-17 class has shaped up to be an extremely good haul for coach Tom Anastos, who has continued to show an ability to recruit, even without great success on the ice. The class now consists of three defenseman, three forwards and a goaltender.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The three year starter for the Spartans was Izzo’s only offensive presence in the paint from his sophomore to senior seasons. He gave the Spartans the option to get him the ball in the paint, or have him stretch the floor with his jump shot. His ability to roll to the basket or pop back after screens made the pick and roll with Drew Neitzel and Kalin Lucas nearly impossible to defend.
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