Football mlive.com —  Big Ten championship football hopes at Michigan State have become Big Ten championship expectations during the head coaching tenure of Mark Dantonio. The Spartans, 5-1 and ranked No. 8, are the favorites to win the College Football Playoff according to odds released on Monday by VegasInsider.com. Dantonio admits the pressure is mounting as the expectations increase, but, he says, "I think it's a good problem to have.''
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Football youtube.com —  Mark Dantonio previews Indiana, discusses his 100 games at Michigan State, his future, and football recruit Tyriq Thompson who signed his tender and can enroll this Spring.


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Football mlive.com —  As Mark Dantonio prepares for his 100th game as Michigan State's football coach Saturday at Indiana, he took a brief look back to his introductory press conference nearly eight years ago. "The one thing that I do remember vividly saying is if we could all go in one direction here we could be champions," Dantonio said Tuesday. "I think that's what we've created here. We've got great chemistry here."
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Football detroitnews.com —  It will never be remembered with the likes of "Little Giants," or "Mousetrap" or "Charlie Brown." But that doesn't mean the fake punt Michigan State ran last week didn't have its own unique name. And the Disney theme proved to be almost perfect. "Frozen," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday when asked the name of the play.
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Football freep.com —  For starters, Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio was asked at his weekly news conference today whether the Big Ten contacted him about presnap defensive clapping vs. Nebraska -- after Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said last week he would contact the league office about the issue. "Uh, no," Dantonio said, then paused for a moment, amid some laughter.
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Women's Soccer statenews.com —  Three weeks remain in the women’s soccer season, and despite an unfavorable start to league play, MSU is gaining ground at just the right time. After defeating Nebraska and Purdue for its first two conference victories of the year, MSU has its sights set on the postseason.
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans return six defenseman and their starting goaltender from last season, a year in which they were 20th in the nation, surrendering just 2.58 goals per game. The Spartan defense was responsible for keeping games close most nights and if they can continue that this season, with moderate offensive improvement, this team could shock some people.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Former Michigan State player Travis Walton may be moving on to the professional ranks after taking a job with the Idaho Stampede in the NBDL. But his influence is still helping the Spartans in his hometown.
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans aren't too likely to overlook Indiana, however, on account of the competitive moments in the past two meetings. Last season in East Lansing, the Hoosiers held a 7-0 lead through the first quarter before Michigan State stormed back for a 42-28 win. The year before, in Bloomington, Indiana was up 27-14 at halftime before the Spartans rallied for a 31-27 victory.
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Volleyball statenews.com —  MSU (10-7 overall, 3-3 Big Ten) will have to lean on every player on its roster if they want to make a push in a tough Big Ten conference. “We got to continue to improve our depth and get ready to use people in a pinch.” George said of her team, which used a balance attack on Saturday to defeat Iowa.
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Men's Soccer statenews.com —  As the men’s soccer team (7-2-2 overall, 2-1-1 Big Ten) prepares to take on the Western Michigan Broncos (6-3-3 overall, 0-0-1 MAC) on Oct. 15mr, the team can rest easy for a day having won a key game against the Wisconsin Badgers (2-8-1 overall, 0-4-0 Big Ten) 2-1 on Saturday.
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Football mlive.com —  Contrary to the commonly-held notion that Indiana runs an unstoppable offense, the Hoosiers actually outside the top 50 scoring teams in the nation. Losing their starting quarterback doesn't help.
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Men's Basketball m.bleacherreport.com —  Displayed proudly in a “little bottle” are three “teeth-like” pieces of cartilage that nearly ended Paul Davis’ professional basketball career. And every so often, the former Michigan State superstar center stares at what’s left of them. He says they serve as a reminder of where he’s been, who he is and where he’s going.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio announced Monday that Tyriq Thompson (Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King High School) has signed a valid Big Ten tender to attend Michigan State. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has to like where it's sitting at the halfway point of the season, especially after oddsmakers at VegasInsider.com listed the Spartans as the favorites to win the national championship. Michigan State opened the season with 30-to-1 odds of winning the college football championship game but is now at 13-to-2, according to the popular website.
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Football freep.com —  It already was going to be difficult for Indiana to upset Michigan State, but now it’s going to take an improbable performance from an unproven quarterback to go with a career day from running back and Heisman Trophy darkhorse Tevin Coleman. Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson made official today what was feared Saturday, when starting quarterback Nate Sudfeld went down in a 45-29 loss at Iowa: Sudfeld has a separated left (nonthrowing) shoulder and is out for the season. That has big implications for Saturday’s game between No. 8/6 MSU (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) and Indiana (3-3, 0-2) at Memorial Stadium (3:30 p.m., ESPN).
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