Football freep.com —  “They broke through, they are back on the map in terms of the national stage,” said former MSU quarterback Jim Miller, now an analyst with the Big Ten Network. “Mark Dantonio has rebuilt things since he’s been back at Michigan State. So the bull’s eye will be on their back, and I think it’s (about) how they handle success.”
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The state of Michigan landed two coaches in the Sporting News' top 25 active coaches among the six major sports (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, college football, college hoops). Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo ranks No. 11.

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Football isportsweb.com —  Over the past two seasons no player has managed to excite and confuse Michigan State football fans more than DeAnthony Arnett. Originally from Saginaw, Arnett transferred to MSU from Tennessee following his freshman year so he could be closer to his father who was having heart and kidney issues.
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Football espn.go.com —  Despite putting together the kind of dominant season in Big Ten play that is essentially unmatched in recent history, Michigan State still seems to be flying somewhat under the radar even within its own division -- let alone nationally.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Earlier this week, the Big Ten Blog at ESPN released their preseason FPI projections for the East and West divisions. In the East projections is an interesting nugget for MSU:
Projected overall record: 7.79 wins, 4.32 losses
Projected conference record: 4.72 wins, 3.28 wins
Odds of winning the Big Ten: 5.9 percent
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State senior swingman Branden Dawson is predicted to be one of the 10 'most productive performers' in college basketball this season, according to ESPN's John Gasaway.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook was one of 39 quarterbacks — five in the Big Ten — named to the Davey O'Brien watch list on Wednesday morning. Cook should enter the 2014 season with as much momentum as any quarterback in the nation after starring performances in the Big Ten championship game against Ohio State and again in the Rose Bowl against Stanford.
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Football spartannation.com —  This will be the deepest offense MSU has had since Dantonio arrived. The question marks at most positions have to simply do with growing up and maturing. This team has a chance to be special and be in the national title hunt. This team must embrace that early and police themselves. Will they rise to the occasion?
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State junior Connor Cook is among five Big Ten quarterbacks on the preseason watch list for the Davey O’Brien Award.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State baseball associate head coach Mark Van Ameyde has been named head coach at Eastern Michigan, it was announced by the school on Tuesday. Van Ameyde spent six years on the Spartan staff under head coach Jake Boss Jr.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Former Michigan State point guard Keith Appling saw his first playing time in the NBA summer league after signing with Portland as a free agent in a game against the Atlanta Hawks and former teammate Adreian Payne. Meanwhile, former Spartans' 2013-14 team MVP Gary Harris led the Denver Nuggets in scoring for the second time in three summer games in the Las Vegas league, albeit, on an off-shooting night.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The transfer who might play right away might be better off sitting out a year. The one who will sit for sure is happy about it, but there’s little doubt he’d help Michigan State right now. All three incoming freshmen could be assets for the retooled 2014-15 Spartans to varying degrees. And Denzel Valentine has them all pegged.
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Football mlive.com —  Elsworth didn't get a call back after mini camp with the Washington Redskins, but the CFL's Montreal Alouettes maintained interest in him and after a tryout last week signed him on Tuesday.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It’s hard to imagine a college football season at Michigan State as highly anticipated as the one beginning in a few weeks. The Spartans are coming of one of their most successful seasons, winning the Big Ten championship and the Rose Bowl en route to a record 13 victories. And with the core of the offense and several defensive playmakers returning, hopes are high.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It's a little too early to suggest Michigan State running back commit Larry Scott will be the next Adrian Peterson. But his high school coach, Brian Hoffman of Hubbard High in Northeast Ohio, would agree that Scott's running style resembles that of the star Minnesota Vikings tailback.
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