Men's Basketball freep.com —  One day after the start of the college basketball early signing period, Michigan State officially added the big catch of its 2015 class: 6-foot-9 big man Deyonta Davis of Muskegon, a consensus top-30 player nationally. Davis signed today with MSU, according to Muskegon High's Twitter account, becoming the third member of a consensus top-15 class.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Eugene Valentine planned all along to see his grandson, Denzel, play basketball in person this season for the first time ever — on Jan. 17 at Maryland, conveniently not too far from his home in Washington, D.C. His Michigan State basketball schedule research stopped as soon as he found the date.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  The Memphis Grizzlies have an NBA-best 7-1 record. Zach Randolph has been a big reason behind the strong start. The former Michigan State star has double-doubles in six of eight games this season for Memphis, which lone loss was a 93-92 setback to the Bucks on Saturday. The 31-year old Randolph has scored in double figures in all eight games and is shooting 49.5 percent from the floor in the season's early stages.
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Field Hockey statenews.com — 
With MSU field hockey graduating seven senior players, next year's roster has some holes to fill. Head coach Helen Knull is being charged with the task of replacing nearly 78 percent of her team's offense. While MSU will return multiple players who have played key roles and contributed meaningful minutes over the last two years, Knull will have at least four new players to work with starting next season. Joining the Spartans next year will be New Jersey natives Sam Siegel and Alyssa Judd, and Pennsylvania natives Amanda Robinson and Maddie O'Neill.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State and Maryland represent two football programs that couldn't get much different than one another, from the classic simplicity of the Spartans' uniforms, to the various multi-colored looks worn by the Terrapins. In fact, Maryland will be breaking out special "Black Ops" uniforms for their "Blackout Sparty" campaign when the teams meet at 8 o'clock on Saturday night at Byrd Stadium.
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Football freep.com —  The calls for Darien Harris immediately filtered in from family and friends almost two years ago when the Big Ten revealed Maryland was part of its latest expansion. The move that was part of the conference's push to extend its reach to the East Coast instantly had big fans in Harris and his family.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Michigan State welcomes Boston College to Munn Ice Arena for the first time since Nov. 16-17, 1990, when the teams split a pair of games ... The teams have split the last four meetings and MSU leads the all-time series, 16-7-1.
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Football freep.com —  Backup quarterbacks don't last eight years in the NFL without a keen sense of self-awareness and a little bit of levity, and Drew Stanton showed some of both as he reflected back on a career that's taken him from Detroit to Arizona with two stops in between while never getting a chance to be a full-time starter until now.
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Football espn.go.com —  Giving up the long ball is a major change for a team that has built its recent success on an air-tight defense that avoids the mistakes that so often lead to losses. It’s a problem that threatens the defensive philosophy that has been largely responsible for Michigan State’s climb to a conference powerhouse. “I don’t know,” said cornerback Darian Hicks, who got turned around in man coverage on Thomas’ 79-yard score. “We have new starters here. Obviously our team is not the same as last year.”
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  This week the Spartan hockey team has just one game, but it's a big one hosting the Eagles of Boston College. The Eagles sit at 4-5, and are ranked 8th in the country after starting the season 4th.
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Football mlive.com —  The most efficient member of Michigan State's "No Fly Zone" secondary has also been the quietest. Opponents have thrown away from Trae Waynes on the field, while he's shied away from the cameras off the field. For Waynes -- who has widely been projected as a first round pick in the 2015 NFL draft -- it's all about focus. That's why it came as no surprise when Waynes said he wasn't ready to discuss whether or not he would return for his senior season with the Spartans.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Seth Greenberg traveled to East Lansing in the early 1980s as a young college basketball coach to interview for an assistant's job on Jud Heathcote's Michigan State staff. It was then he first met a fellow young assistant named Tom Izzo, then early in his tenure as a Spartans assistant. Three decades later, after rising to become head coaches at the highest levels of college basketball, the circumstances have changed dramatically for both.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Izzo's 20 seasons, 6 Final Fours, 17 NCAA Tournaments, 655 games coaches, 468 wins and 221 Big Ten wins put him among the nation's elite
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Football freep.com —  This past weekend Michigan State hosted several players on official recruiting visits. Two of the players have already committed to play for the Spartans, wide receiver Felton Davis of Highland Spring High School in Virginia and defensive back Josh Butler of West Mesquite High School in Texas.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  He missed making the Final Four for the fourth straight year last season, the longest such drought of his career. But Michigan State’s Tom Izzo is still No. 1 in Athon Sports’ annual ranking of college basketball coaches for the third straight year.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Aerial Powers was armed and dangerous this summer. All the Michigan State sophomore talked about early this fall was how much time she spent working out with “The Gun.” She did not have a permit, but then she couldn’t really carry that gun around with her. The Gun 6000 is made by Shoot-A-Way and is a bulky contraption that attaches to a basket, permitting it to corral made and missed shots and deliver passes to the shooter, meaning you don’t need someone to rebound for you.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  When Tom Izzo was asked a couple of weeks ago what he expects from Branden Dawson, he didn't mince words. "He's supposed to be a pro," Izzo said bluntly. "He's supposed to be a great player this year."
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Football detroitnews.com —  "When it came down to defending the pass, it all comes down to the D-line because it starts up front," defensive end Shilique Calhoun said. "If we can get home faster, there is less opportunity for them to get the ball. We have to shed our blocks and make more opportunity for our linebackers to come downhill and make plays." Calhoun managed half a sack, but most of the pressure from the front came in the first quarter. After that, the Ohio State offensive line was in control.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State fell in a tight four-set affair at No. 11 Nebraska on Wednesday evening (25-20, 21-25, 22-25, 23-25), a the Spartans put up a valiant effort in one of the Conference's toughest road venues. MSU falls to 13-13 overall, and is 6-9 in Big Ten play.
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