Football mlive.com —  Former Michigan State quarterback Brian Hoyer was his own worst critic following Cleveland's 24-23 loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night. "It probably couldn't have been any worse,'' Hoyer said in the post game press conference aired on ESPN following his 2-of-6, 16-yard passing performance. "It's disappointing, it's embarrassing. We started off poorly and it never changed after that."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State’s fall semester is just eight days away, but the Spartan basketball team could still be looking to add a player before then. Ray Kasongo, a Class of 2014 power forward, plans to visit East Lansing Wednesday, according to reports from Zagsblog and 247sports.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack talks with Michigan State middle linebacker, outside linebacker, would-be running back and kick returner, Darien Harris.


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Football freep.com —  “Narduzzi’s always fired up, man, he’s always fired up, never a dull day with him,” Calhoun said. “But he definitely came in with a different approach, and he told us: ‘Hey, you know what, they won the first one, but what are you gonna do now?’ ”
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Football freep.com —  Taiwan Jones received an endorsement to start at middle linebacker at Michigan State — from his main competition. “He’s the best, I think, in my opinion,” redshirt freshman linebacker Jon Reschke said of Jones. Better than you? “Well of course, he’s a great football player, obviously,” Reschke said of the senior. “But we play differently. He’s a big, powerful guy. He runs through guys. I’m quick downhill, I make quick reads and get downhill real fast. And it’s a new position for him.”
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Football isportsweb.com —  Harris has emerged as not only a candidate to start this year, but as possibly the leader of the linebackers, despite not knowing if he would even be a starter. He has relished the opportunity to seize a leading role in this year’s camp.
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Football detroitnews.com —  For the bulk of his first four years at Michigan State, Mylan Hicks was a guy that wasn't getting noticed. Unless, of course, that is for being injured and never really living up to the promise he had when he arrived on campus as a highly recruited defensive back from Detroit Renaissance in the fall of 2010.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  BetOnline has made Hoyer a -280 favorite to be the Browns’ Week One starter, according to Dave Mason, sports book brand manager for the company. The odds suggest Hoyer has about a 73.7 percent chance of capturing the job.
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Football mlive.com —  Heading into last Friday’s scrimmage, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said he wanted to see freshman running back Madre London take care of the ball and be solid in pass protection. Two days after the scrimmage on Monday morning, the verdict was apparently good: Dantonio said London “may show up” in the Spartans’ Aug. 29 opener against Jacksonville State, one of a handful of newcomers with the potential to do so.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State starting offensive guard Connor Kruse was injured in Friday's scrimmage and is out for an undisclosed amount of time. But coach Mark Dantonio said the injury — also undisclosed — is not season-ending. Dantonio even left open the possibility that Kruse, MSU's right guard, could be back for the Sept. 6 game at Oregon. While Kruse is out, No. 1 right tackle Donavon Clark will be the No. 1 right guard, and backup tackle Kodi Kieler is now the No. 1 right tackle.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Back in the recent dark times of Michigan State football, a lot of the team units were mediocre compared to their Big Ten counterparts. However, one aspect of Spartan football was almost always very good to great: the special teams.
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Football espn.go.com —  It's tempting to boil Michigan State's season down to the two "O" games: Oregon and Ohio State. Oh, but it's not that simple. The Spartans also play host to Nebraska, which won't be easy. There's always the Michigan game to think about, even though Mark Dantonio & Co. have dominated that series of late.
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Ice Hockey detroitnews.com —  Call it a sort of hockey class reunion for Michigan State. And another sign that hockey season can’t be too far away. About 20 former Spartans — and local pros looking to get back in hockey shape — are taking part in a pro hockey camp at Munn Ice Arena this week in preparation for training camp and the upcoming season.
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Football spartannation.com —  The two positions attract men of similar stature, but they have completely different goals. Offensive linemen wish to protect the quarterback, while defensive linemen wish to sow chaos in the backfield. That’s part of the reason why the relationship between Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun and offensive tackle Jack Conklin is so unique.
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Football mlive.com —  Former Michigan State team captain Max Bullough had another strong outing for Houston on Saturday night, picking off a pass and making three tackles as the Texans' scored a 32-7 home victory over the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL preseason game.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After two years of recruiting classes ranked outside the top 40 in the country, Michigan State has the beginnings of a class that could be ranked as one of the tops in the nation.
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