Women's Rowing msuspartans.com —  Michigan State races in the state of Michigan for the first time this spring, taking on Big Ten foes Minnesota and Wisconsin on Belleville Lake.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Harris is expected to eventually declare and is expected by analysts to go high in the first round. Dawson is the question mark — underclassmen have until April 27 to declare — and is projected by no one to go in the first round and by some to go in the second. The distinction is important because only first-round picks get guaranteed contracts. That’s why Izzo, who is helping both assess their standing within NBA circles, said last week he is leaning toward advising Harris to go and Dawson to stay.
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Football freep.com —  This past weekend Michigan State hosted an impressive group of recruits which included Rivals250 prospect Hale Hentges of Helias High School in Jefferson City, Missouri. "Yes, I went up for a visit last weekend," Hentges said. "Everything was very impressive. The staff was great and Coach (Jim) Bollman is very knowledgeable."
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Football detroitnews.com —  In the last two weeks, Michigan State hosted two of the quarterbacks at the top of their recruiting board when Phoenix Pinnacle’s Brian Lewerke and Decatur Central (Ind.) product Tommy Stevens both came to town.
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Football statenews.com —  With the departures of cornerback Darqueze Dennard and safety Isaiah Lewis, the well-known “No Fly Zone”of 2013 is simply no more. But the addition of a few new members and the return of senior safety Kurtis Drummond and junior cornerback Trae Waynes to the starting secondary still pose a difficult matchup for offenses across the country.
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Baseball statenews.com —  After splitting a pair of games this week against in-state rivals, the MSU baseball team (18-11 overall, 3-3 Big Ten) will host Big Ten Conference foe Purdue this weekend for a three-game series.
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Football soundcloud.com —  Mark Dantonio explains how his teams needs to be ready to handle success after their first ever BCS-Bowl win, and the steps Connor Cook can take to becoming an elite College QB with Jack Arute and Rick Neuheisel on the College Football Playbook.


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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Gary Harris moved up one spot on ESPN analyst Chad Ford’s newest big board, released this week, to the No. 10 overall slot. Ford writes that Harris is “widely regarded as the second-best two-guard” in the draft, behind only Wiggins of Kansas.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  The Spartan standout is ranked alongside Justin Gilbert and Kyle Fuller at the top of the position group and is expected to go in the first round on May 8. He’ll be visiting some of the teams that could select him in the coming days. Gil Brandt of NFL Network reports that Dennard is meeting with the Rams on Thursday with visits with the Jets and Bengals lined up for next week.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State enters its weekend series vs. Purdue as winners of eight of its last nine games ... The Spartans have limited their opponents to three runs or fewer in all eight of those victories, including three shutouts.
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Football freep.com —  Lost in the discussion about Michigan State’s ongoing No. 2 quarterback battle lately is the reality of the situation at No. 1 – it’s pretty good. Dantonio made that much clear Thursday on a teleconference for Big Ten football coaches and players. He said Cook has had an “outstanding spring so far” as a passer and a burgeoning runner.
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Football mlive.com —  If Michigan State is to repeat as Big Ten champions, the route there will go through a familiar place: Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions are back on Michigan State’s schedule as the regular-season finale in 2014, and Spartans coach Mark Dantonio on Thursday didn’t shy away from the importance of that game and its place as a rivalry.
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Football mlive.com —  For the past three seasons, when Burbridge's name has come up, sooner or later someone will remark that he could be the best receiver on the team. Perhaps he could, but Burbridge hasn't been -- and he's yet to win back the starting position that was essentially handed to him his first two seasons largely because of his great potential.
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Football mlive.com —  Joel Heath calls it a "25-pound move,'' but there's more to his transition from defensive end to defensive tackle than just gaining weight. For the record, Heath has added 30 pounds since last year — moving from 265 to 295 — and counting. "There are so many different components between defensive end and defensive tackle, there's a big difference,'' said Heath, currently No. 1 on the depth chart alongside Damon Knox.
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Football college-football.si.com —  Fueled by Dry Branch, Ga., native and All-America cornerback Darqueze Dennard’s love for the hit record, Rich Homie Quan’s “Type Of Way” became Michigan State’s unofficial anthem over the course of the 2013 season. After the Spartans knocked off previously unbeaten Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 7, head coach Mark Dantonio revealed that he was headed to the locker room to dance to the track with his players, giving a shout-out to Rich Homie Quan on national television.


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