Football impact89fm.org —  On this episode of Spartan Red Zone, host Dan Tyler is joined by beat reporter Bradley Allen again to talk more Spartan football following the victory against Nebraska and preview Saturday’s game in West Lafayette, Indiana against Purdue. Plus, the two discuss accusations by the Nebraska head coach of false starts by the MSU defense.


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Football spartannation.com —  Once again we find ourselves facing another opponent where my opening line is “The Spartans are truly facing themselves this week.” For the record, I am a buyer on Coach Darrell Hazell at Purdue. He is a great coach. He is a tactician from the coaching tree of Jim Tressel and a very good one.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News breaks down Saturday's game between Michigan State (4-1) and Purdue (3-3) at Ross-Ade Stadium (3:30 p.m. ABC/WJR)
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Football freep.com —  Mike Carmin of the Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier is known for his tropical shirts, Chuck Taylors and Purdue football knowledge. We're asking for one of the three from him today, as the Spartans and Boilermakers prepare to clash (3:30 p.m. Saturday, ABC).
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Football detroitsports1051.com —  Our Michigan State Insider Matt Charboneau joined Ryan and Rico to discuss Michigan State football and preview their upcoming game against Purdue.


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Football theonlycolors.com —  Maybe it's a sign of MSU's improved cachet with college football fans that this game against Purdue was chosen to be aired at 3:30. Maybe the execs over at ABC Sports thought MSU vs. Purdue would be more interesting than either of Indiana vs. Iowa or Illinois at Wisconsin. Whatever the case, MSU will look to stay in the Big Ten title and playoff hunt by facing the Boilermakers in West Lafayette.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State will not overlook Purdue. At least, that's what coach Mark Dantonio says, and he might have his players write that on a chalk board 100 times before the teams kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette.
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Ice Hockey impact89fm.org —  Hockey season is upon us, and coach Tom Anastos and his crew have some work to do prior to their first regular season game against Massachusetts on Oct. 17. In his press conference at media day last Wednesday, Anastos talked about several areas in which his team needs to improve. The most glaring issue facing the Spartans is finding a way to put the puck in the net.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State's annual Midnight Madness event to tip-off the 2014-15 basketball season will be held on Friday, Oct. 24. Doors to the Breslin Center will open at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.
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Football freep.com —  "Shilique Calhoun and Marcus Rush are playing as good as anybody in the country right now," MSU defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said of the junior and the senior, both of whom may be in the NFL next fall. "I mean, those two guys, Marcus Rush has been playing good all year. Shilique started off a little slow, but the last two weeks he has been really on point. He's back to where he was, I think."… (Rush), that guy just doesn't make many mistakes. The guy has had a great year. He's played like an All-Big Ten player for all five games."
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio spent the week talking about the importance of finishing games, following a near-comeback by Nebraska last Saturday at Spartan Stadium. Crazy things can happen in those final moments, he said. To illustrate his point, he invoked a memorable trip to Purdue as an assistant on the Michigan State staff in 1997.
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Football espn.go.com —  The redshirt senior has had as much success slipping past the spotlight as he’s had slipping past opposing linemen during his long career at Michigan State. “Not a lot of people talk about him. He’s one of those silent but deadly type of guys,” said Shilique Calhoun, Rush’s more boisterous counterpart on the opposite end of the defensive line. “He won’t say much. You won’t know he’s coming, but it happens in an instant.”
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Football msuspartans.com —  At a chiseled 6-foot-3, 252 pounds, Taiwan Jones has always looked like the prototypical middle linebacker, when he wasn't imitating a super hero or statue of a Greek god.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State Class of 2015 commit Josh Butler, from West Mesquite High School in Texas, has likely suffered a torn ACL that will end his senior season, according to a 247Sports report.
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Women's Basketball impact89fm.org —  Noted as being one of the top shooters in Big Ten history, Lindsay Bowen takes our No. 2 spot on the list. Bowen entered MSU in 2002 with many accomplishments already under her belt. She was named first team All-State by the Detroit News three times, the Detroit Free Press twice, captain of her softball team senior year, and a national society member who graduated eighth in her class. It was only right that she continue this practice of greatness while at Michigan State.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Last week’s 27-22 blowout-turned-thriller victory over Nebraska showed how dominant the Spartans can be, but also displayed their inability to close out games. The win left the Spartans with as bad a taste in their mouths as possible after beating an undefeated top-20 team, but they have to refocus and put their attention towards avoiding an upset against Purdue this weekend.
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Football mlive.com —  In addition to being somewhat like-minded to the Spartans on offense, Purdue has mixed more press coverage into its defensive scheme since last season, hoping that the Spartans' receivers will struggle as they did at times in their 27-22 win over Nebraska last Saturday.
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans' special teams received more minutes in practice this week heading into the team's Saturday game at Purdue. Tressel said the key is to not only to work on special teams plays to but to not simply go through the motions when doing so. "Sometimes if you just roll through special teams periods just to get them over with just like anything else, if you don't prepare, your mindset isn't right," Tressel said.
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