Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo left Bankers Life Fieldhouse late Tuesday with a 1-1 team that could look quite different – and better – in about a month. By then, the Spartans should have all their players, sophomore guard Alvin Ellis (ankle sprain) to help with perimeter depth and freshman guard Javon Bess (broken foot) to provide more length and aptitude defensively. These elements were missed badly at times in No. 19 MSU's 81-71 loss to No. 4 Duke in the Champions Classic.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  The Spartans travel to Columbus to open Big Ten play against Ohio State ... The Spartans went 0-2-3 against the Buckeyes last season. MSU is coming off a 3-2 loss to eighth-ranked Boston College in its only game last weekend, while Ohio State split a home-and-home series with Bowling Green.
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  Considering the circumstances, Michigan State held its own Tuesday night versus Duke. However, as usual, coach Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils—who are 9-1 in the series—came out on top, taking down Tom Izzo's Spartans 81-71 at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis.
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Wrestling spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman Fills In For Scott Westerman. Guest Include Associate AD For Compliance Jen Smith, Director Of Basketball Operations Kevin Pauga, And Associate AD For Ticket Operations Wendy Brown.
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Misc. detroitsports1051.com —  Ryan and Rico were joined by our Michigan State Insider Matt Charboneau to talk MSU basketball and football. MSU lost last night to Duke, how dissapointing was the loss? The football team is ranked 11 after the playoff ranking came out last night, has State lost their fire after their loss to Ohio State.

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Football freep.com —  Mark Dantonio is pulling in $5.6 million this year, making him the second-highest-paid college football coach in the country, according to a new database compiled by USA TODAY Sports. Dantonio trails only Alabama's Nick Saban, who is making $7.2 million in 2014. Dantonio's pay is inflated by a $2-million stay-bonus that kicked in when he remained on the job through Jan. 15, 2014. That bonus was put in place in 2011. Dantonio got a raise this summer, bumping his salary from just less than $2 million
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Football statenews.com —  Senior year is an emotional time for any college student, whether they are on the field or in the stands at Spartan Stadium during fall Saturdays. For running back Nick Hill, his time in college will culminate Saturday when No. 10 MSU (8-2 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) takes on Big Ten newcomer Rutgers (6-4 overall, 2-4 Big Ten) for senior day.
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Swimming & Diving statenews.com —  The swimming and diving team will head to Evanston, Illinois this weekend to compete in the Northwestern Invitational — their biggest meet of the fall semester. After falling to Notre Dame last weekend, the boys are looking to regain their confidence against the other four teams competing.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State commit Khari Willis of Jackson Lumen Christi finished his standout high school career with 412 rushing yards in his team's 27-26 regional final loss to Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central. Willis's performance came on 50 carries with two touchdowns and shattered the school record he previously held.
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Cross Country msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men's and women's cross country teams will wrap up one of the most successful seasons in program history on Saturday afternoon at the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana. The women's 6K race will get underway at 12 p.m. (ET), followed by the men's 10K race at approximately 1 p.m. (ET) and the NCAA awards presentation at 2 p.m. (ET). The two races will be hosted by Indiana State University at the Lavern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course for the 10th time in the last 12 years.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Michigan State junior center Mike Ferrantino has played seven games against Ohio State during his two seasons as a Spartan. All of them have been close. But he's never skated off the ice after one of those games with a winning feeling. Well, there was one shootout victory, but no regulation wins.
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Ice Hockey impact89fm.org —  This week on Behind the Mask, hosts Jason Ruff and Brian Bobal recap Michigan State men’s ice hockey’s close loss to No. 8 Boston College and what they take away following MSU’s fifth one-goal loss this season. In addition, our hosts look at the MSU women’s upcoming series against Davenport, take a look at Tom Anastos’ latest recruiting class, and preview Michigan State’s Big Ten opener against Ohio State.
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Football freep.com —  Calhoun — whose 15 sacks are ninth all-time in MSU history — isn't ready to make that decision just yet. Any thought of his future, he said, won't take place until after the season. And in the present is his present: that chance to face his home state school he followed as a kid and a number of guys he has played against growing up a short drive away down the Garden State Parkway.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Senior Day is tough on a head coach, especially for Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, who on Saturday will watch potentially the winningest senior class in school history play its final game at Spartan Stadium.
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Football freep.com —  Mark Dantonio wants the Big Ten to get a team into the College Football Playoff, even if it is not Michigan State representing the conference. On Tuesday, Dantonio said he would "absolutely" love it when asked whether he would like to see Ohio State get into the inaugural four-team playoff. The seventh-ranked Buckeyes defeated the No. 10 Spartans, 49-37, on Nov. 8 at Spartan Stadium.
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