Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  For a young, athletic big man that is a multi-year project, however, the Grizzlies are an amazing fit. Big men Marc Gasol and former Spartan one-and-done Zach Randolph are both past their primes and getting older. Eventually, the core of the grit-grind system they run in Memphis will turn over. Davis, who has potential as a power forward or a center -- he can guard smaller players with his athleticism and is poised to become one of the best shot blockers in the game -- will finally give the Grizzlies a play style that fits the current landscape of the NBA.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  The buzz surrounding Malik McDowell continues to grow, as the Michigan State junior defensive is highly regarded from college and NFL viewpoints alike. After being named the No. 23 player in college football this season by Pro Football Focus this week, McDowell was pegged as the No. 2 interior defensive lineman to watch in college football this season by NFL.com on Wednesday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Just before basketball recruiting picks up again with the July evaluation periods, Michigan State is getting closer to landing its first 2017 recruit. The Spartans are among six finalists for the services of five-star Illinois power forward Jeremiah Tilmon, according to a report from ESPN.
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Ice Hockey spartanpodcast.com —  Anastos discusses the challenges of the recruiting process where younger and younger players – 15 or 16 – are being recruited, in part due to the competition from the Canadian junior leagues. “The irony in our sport – as crazy as this is – is the average entry level age of a kid now is over 20 years old, yet we’re recruiting them at younger ages.”
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  Eron Harris underwent a complete and total transformation as a basketball player from 2014 to 2016. When he was at West Virginia for the first two years, he was a scoring machine with little regard for defense. Team basketball wasn’t a priority, but getting buckets was. Anyone who follows Michigan State basketball knows that style doesn’t fly with Coach Izzo.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Davis brings a lot more to the table than what was displayed during his only season in East Lansing. Obviously his length and athleticism makes him a premier shot-blocker as he set Michigan State’s freshman record with a team-leading 64 blocks last year.
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Football bleacherreport.com —  Kirk Cousins has come a long way from being considered a long-term backup drafted the same year as Robert Griffin III to being declared the team's franchise player this offseason after winning the division in 2015. This year, however, Cousins has a major task to accomplish. He has to prove he is truly the team's quarterback for the future and not just a one-hit wonder. Cousins sat down with Bleacher Report to discuss his situation
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Men's Basketball thesportsbank.net —  It was #DenzelValentinesDay at Chicago Bulls headquarters on Monday. Denzel Valentine, the last pick in the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery, by the Chicago Bulls at #14, was unveiled to the local media for some Q&A. Zel will wear #45 with the Bulls, the same number that both he and his Dad wore at Michigan State. It’s also the same number that Michael Jordan briefly wore in 1994 during the first season of his historic comeback.
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Football isportsweb.com —  With so many players leaving on the defensive line or the entire offense, there are a lot of newcomers that can come in and play significant reps right away. Today we are taking a look at potential transfers or freshmen that can come in and have an immediate impact.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Fred Heumann talk with Bryn Forbes, Lansing Sexton High standout, MSU basketball sharpshooter, record-setting three-point marksman and free agent with the San Antonio Spurs



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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Denzel Valentine is a great fit on the Bulls. Not only is he a versatile player that can fit pretty much anywhere you put him, but he's filling a need for the Bulls. Just days before the draft, the Bulls shipped Chicago legend Derrick Rose to the Knicks along with shooting guard Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick for Robin Lopez and point guards Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  Playing for the hometown team seems to be what every kid grows up wishing for. Denzel Valentine wanted to play for the Detroit Pistons, but got drafted by the Chicago Bulls. One former Spartan who has been off the radar for some time is big man Derrick Nix. According to reports, he will be playing NBA Summer League ball with the Detroit Pistons, looking to earn a spot on Stan Van Gundy’s roster.
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Women's Golf msuspartans.com —  Former Michigan State All-American and Big Ten Golfer of the Year Caroline Powers has been named assistant women’s golf coach, 20th-year head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll announced on Tuesday.
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Women's Golf msuspartans.com —  Michigan State women’s golfer Sarah Burnham finished ninth overall at the 2016 World University Championships (June 23-26) with a four-round total of +14 (73-79-76-74 — 302). Burnham shot a final round of 74 (+2) on Sunday to help the United States to a bronze medal in the 14-team field.
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Men's Basketball patrickhayes.net —  Deyonta Davis is an athletic-as-hell, fast, 7-foot-tall, 19-year-old whose greatest basketball skills are catching and finishing around the basket, blocking shots and running the floor in a way that looks more like a wing than a big. Davis played one season of college basketball for one of the best (uh … regular season, anyway) teams in the NCAA.
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Football mlive.com —  Mustafa Khaleefah was a three-star prospect with only mid-major offers from a high school not known for producing elite recruits. So when he started receiving serious interest from Michigan State, he appreciated it. "They texted me and said we want big linemen like you, even though I was only a three-star recruit with not a lot of offers, they still wanted me to go up there," Khaleefah said.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  He thought he was good enough to play in the NBA. The Memphis Grizzlies agreed and traded for his rights after the Boston Celtics took him with the first pick of Round 2. He will get paid. He will have a chance to make the roster. He will be playing alongside former Spartan Zach Randolph, who also left East Lansing after his freshman year.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  As Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg spoke to reporters Monday, Denzel Valentine sat next to him watching him closely, differently than he does people he already knows. It was as if he was learning Hoiberg, figuring out his new coach, the man who will decide his playing time and earliest NBA opportunities. It’s a new beginning for Valentine. And a restart for the Bulls, too.
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Football washingtonpost.com —  Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has spoken several times this offseason about how much more confident he feels compared to this time last year.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  Surely Valentine doesn’t mind being mistaken for one of the most famous and beloved actors out there, but have you ever wondered if Washington minds it? Well, TMZ Sports caught up with the actor and asked him if he knew Denzel Valentine and if he was a fan of the former Spartan. To the shock and amazement of just about everyone, Washington said that he was a fan and he’s ‘tracked down’ Valentine because “how many Denzels do you get a chance to meet?”
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