Football espn.go.com —  Sweat beads coalesced on Ron Burton's shaved head as he paced a packed ballroom at the Kentucky International Convention Center on Sunday night. Coaches from just about every level of the game, from small high schools to major FBS programs, squeezed into the room and peppered Burton with questions during a "buzz session" at the American Football Coaches Association national convention. They wanted nuggets of wisdom from the man who has overseen one of the top position groups in the country as Michigan State's defensive line coach the past two seasons.
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Football mlive.com —  "It's all about what system you run,'' said Snyder, asked about the challenging role he most recently had working as defensive coordinator at Texas A&M, a program coached by offensive-minded Kevin Sumlin. "I will just say this, we are excited to be here ... (I'm) familiar with all of it, the whole system. Feel very comfortable."


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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio likes to talk about how the Spartans were "in the national discussion" most of this season. Michigan State was among the top 10 teams in the AP Top 25 poll 13 of 16 weeks, the most for the program since the 1966 season, and until a Nov. 8 loss to Ohio State, MSU was among top College Football Playoff contenders.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo took his hand and drew a steady line, starting low and moving upward slowly across the air next to the podium. This is how he would like his team to improve throughout the course of the season. Then he took his hand and waved it way up, way down, and way up again. That's how his Michigan State team has looked instead.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio was looking for a "big-picture thinker" during his recently completed search for a new assistant. With the hiring of Mark Snyder as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator, and Sunday's announcement by two-time All-American defensive end Shilique Calhoun saying he will return for his senior season, the Spartans' picture just became a panorama.
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Football detroitnews.com —  When Mark Snyder heard that Pat Narduzzi was leaving Michigan State to become the head coach at Pittsburgh, it didn’t take long for him to act. He was on the phone with Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio almost immediately.

Mark Snyder introduced as new MSU defensive assistant Detroit Free Press
efore Shilique Calhoun stole the show and before Mark Snyder spent the afternoon hanging out with Michigan State power players at the Spartans' basketball win over Northwestern, the new MSU football assistant coach shed more light on what he'll bring.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Despite trimming a 20-point second-half deficit down to two, the Michigan State women's basketball team fell to rv/rv Northwestern, 77-70 in Evanston on Sunday. Sophomore guard Aerial Powers led the way for the Spartans with 24 points, including 15 in the second half alone. Powers had a very balanced game adding seven rebounds, seven assists and a career-high six steals. Fellow sophomore guard Tori Jankoska added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Spartans.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team fell to No. 15 Michigan, 28-9, Sunday afternoon before a season-high crowd of 1,623 at Jenison Field House. Fifth-year seniors Nick McDiarmid (197 pounds), Nick Proctor (174) and John Rizqallah (184) all recorded victories for the Spartans (3-6, 0-3 Big Ten) in their final home dual against the Wolverines (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten).
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Football mlive.com —  "It's not their attitude, I mean they just, they can't get their first wind much less their second wind and I don't know why," Izzo said. "So we're gonna get them tested and see if something is really wrong with them. Because you look at them and they just don't look into it."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo has said more than once that Schilling is his most improved player, and he was pleased with how he performed against the Wildcats (10-6, 1-2). "I do think Gavin, here he has a game, 13 (points) and six (rebounds),'' Izzo said. "We can't ask more than that.''
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  MSU extended said week by five minutes during an 84-77 overtime home win over Northwestern, a game Tom Izzo felt the Spartans should have lost. “Every time I think we’re taking a step forward, to me, we take a step back,” Izzo said. “Performance today was not one that I’m very proud of.”



Izzo: Michigan State took step back in win over Northwestern MLive
"We've lost three games this year that I thought we deserved to win," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said "Today we won one that I thought he deserved to win."

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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  It may have sputtered to the finish, but Michigan State followed up its worst 14-game start in a decade with a three-win week to begin 2015. Michigan State blew an 11-point lead with seven minutes left in regulation before putting together a strong overtime period to finish off Northwestern, 84-77, Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center.

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Travis Trice, Spartans too tough for resilient Wildcats Detroit News
Michigan State was playing its third game this week on Sunday, and it looked like it. Twice the Spartans had double-digit leads against Northwestern and twice they watched them disappear. But even with the Wildcats fresh off a six-day break, Michigan State managed to overcome both blown leads, going to overtime to knock off Northwestern, 84-77, and pick up its third straight victory.

MSU survives scare from Northwestern, wins 84-77 in OT Detroit Free Press
Every team has its good and bad stretches within games, but Michigan State's seem to be getting more and more dramatic. A couple of bad ones nearly forced the Spartans to endure a stunning loss to Northwestern today at Breslin Center. But some clutch plays late in regulation and overtime – most of them by captains Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine – helped MSU escape with an 84-77 extra-session victory.

Men's basketball defeats Northwestern 84-77 for first overtime win of season State News
In its fourth overtime game of the season, MSU finally found a way to end up on top, pulling away for an 84-77 victory.

Michigan State Spartans Down Northwestern Wildcats in Overtime 84-77 Spartan Nation
On a rare noon edition of Big Ten basketball the Michigan State Spartans improved their season record to 12-5 (3-1) with an overtime win 84-77 over a vastly improving Wildcat team.

Michigan State Holds Off Northwestern 84-77 in OT MSUSpartans.com
Travis Trice had 18 points and 10 assists, and Michigan State outlasted Northwestern 84-77 in overtime Sunday. The extra session was finally kind to the Spartans, who had lost their first three overtime games this season, including a double-OT defeat against Maryland late last month. Michigan State (12-5, 3-1 Big Ten) held the Wildcats (10-6, 1-2) without a point in the overtime until the final minute.

Spartans survive Northwestern in OT isportsweb
Michigan State survived a scare at home from Northwestern but was able to pull away in overtime for an 84-77 win. Travis Trice led the way for the Spartans with 18 points and Denzel Valentine added 17 points in the win.

MSU 84, Northwestern 77 (OT): Living on the Edge The Only Colors
The Wildcats' hot shooting from behind the arc nearly led to a big upset, but shut-down defense in the extra session and good free throw shooting closed it out.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun, a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection and two-time second-team All-American, has announced his decision to return for his senior season in 2015. Calhoun, who led the 11-2 Spartans in tackles for loss (12.5 for 109 yards) and sacks (8 for 91), made the announcement at a press conference prior to Sunday's Michigan State-Northwestern basketball game at the Breslin Center.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State junior Shilique Calhoun announced on Sunday that he's returning for his senior season with the Spartans. "I love being a part of this group, and I love playing under Coach D. (Mark Dantonio),'' Calhoun said Sunday morning at Breslin Center. "The decision boiled down to who I have above me, teaching me and guiding me. "I've got unfinished business at Michigan State.''
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State has won 20 of its last 22 games against Northwestern, including three games last season. The Wildcats, in their second season under former Duke assistant Chris Collins, have three players averaging double figures scoring: Tre Demps (12.1), Bryant McIntosh (11.8) and Alex Olah (10.1). Olah also ranks fourth in the Big Ten in rebounding at 6.9 per game.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  He has had the brace on to protect a fracture suffered in a Dec. 17 win over Eastern Michigan. Dawson missed MSU's next two games, one of them a loss to Texas Southern, and has played well since his return — averaging 12.3 points and 13 rebounds per game.
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Gymnastics onlyfans.cstv.com —  Lisa Burt won her third career all-around title in Saturday's opener at Bowling Green. MSU fell to the Falcons 194.775-194.075.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Michigan State returns home on Sunday to face Northwestern for their third game in seven days. The Spartans are 2-0 in this stretch and are coming off a big come-from-behind win against the Hawkeyes in Iowa on Thursday.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Colby Wollenman chose Michigan State for its academic reputation. Little did he know that he would become a part of the highly successful Spartan basketball program.
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Women's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State hits the road to take on Northwestern for the second time this season. The Spartans take on the Wildcats on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 3 p.m. (ET). Northwestern captured the first meeting of the season 61-57 in the Big Ten opener on Dec. 28.
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