Football btn.com —  No one would argue that having NFL talent will surely help a college team be successful. Ohio State is proof of that. The Buckeyes, winners of at least a share of six of the last 10 Big Ten titles, annually are in the mix for the Big Ten’s most NFL draft picks. What’s really impressive, though, is when a team has continued success without boasting the most NFL talent. Michigan State, under Mark Dantonio, is that program for the Big Ten.
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Gymnastics freep.com —  After beating cancer, Arthur Ray's odds-defying journey back to football will take him to the NFL. The former Michigan State offensive lineman agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins and will join the team's rookie minicamp that begins Friday in South Florida, his agent, Paul Sheehy, said today.
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Football mlive.com —  Kenney Lyke, one of Michigan State's top recruiting targets in the 2016 class, is getting down to the nitty gritty on his decision and said he plans to make an announcement May 14. Lyke, a 6-foot-2, 182-pounder out of Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois, plays receiver and defensive back. But he said the Spartans are recruiting him primarily as a safety.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio is known for keeping a close eye on his players and maintaining relationships even after players leave. So the Michigan State head coach was able to reel off the numbers of players the Spartans have sent to NFL training camps the past two seasons (17), as well as the number of players he has coached since he took over as MSU's head coach in 2007 that have been on active rosters (18).
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Football espn.go.com —  It was late December 2012, and Michigan State was stuck in a rut. The Spartans offense had picked up only 84 yards in two-plus quarters of work at the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. They trailed TCU, 13-0, and looked to be headed toward their fifth loss in seven games. Head coach Mark Dantonio decided to turn to freshman quarterback Connor Cook in search of a spark.
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  Coming off of a winning season and a surprise second place finish in the B1G Regular Season standings, the Michigan State Spartans got great news in the month of April. On April 20, West Bloomfield native Thomas Miller committed to the Spartans for the 2017-18 season.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Harris only played two years for Izzo, making him the first player that left early to make this list. Despite possibly being the most talented basketball player Izzo has had, he didn’t spend enough time in East Lansing to be higher on this list. Could you imagine the possibilities if he hung around for last season? Though his time under Izzo was short-lived, he made an impact from the second he stepped on campus.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  For college basketball coaches, there's little time to celebrate a Final Four run. Within a week of Michigan State's trip to Indianapolis in early April, its coaching staff was back on the recruiting trail. And in the last month, the Spartans have put out three reported offers to class of 2017 players, prospects who just finished their sophomore years in high school.
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Football mlive.com —  Rush has signed a free-agent deal with San Francisco and will attempt to make the 53-man active roster as an outside linebacker in the 49ers 3-4 scheme.
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Football freep.com —  The numbers on Michigan State's defensive front seven in the past two years say No.1 in the nation in rush defense in 2014 (88.5 yards per game), No. 2 in 2013 (86.6) and no NFL draft picks. Mark Dantonio can explain. "Well, we've got some left," the coach said Monday on a teleconference when asked about that somewhat surprising contrast, citing 2015 senior defensive linemen in Shilique Calhoun, Lawrence Thomas and Joel Heath.
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Football freep.com —  "It was a life moment," Dantonio said. "I think when Brad Salem recruited him (out of Kenosha, Wis., he) saw a guy and looked into the future on him. And so I wanted Brad to be there, he had been a big part of his life since he's been at Michigan State. And Harlon Barnett really helped develop him and really, day in, day out, he's in that meeting room with Harlon, coach Barnett. I wanted him to be there as well. So for all of us, it was a moment we wanted to be able to stand back and say: 'Wow, here we are.'"
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is winning again. He leads a group of 10 coaches participating in an online auction fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society.
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Football freep.com —  Ever since deWeaver, a former Michigan commitment from Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne, picked MSU over Penn State and Mississippi State on April 22, he has been on a stated mission to help bring in more recruits. He started a surge of five commitments in five days, bringing the class to seven. And over the weekend at a Nike regional camp in Chicago, he was in MSU gear and in the ear of receiver Donnie Corley (Detroit King), defensive ends Josh King (Darien, Ill.) and Auston Robertson (Fort Wayne, Ind.), safety Kenney Lyke (Palatine, Ill.) and other prospects.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  If Michigan State can make a return trip to the Final Four in 2016, the run won't come with nearly as much surprise as the Spartans' 2015 run. The Spartans have 10/1 odds to win the 2016 national championship, according to recently released odds by the sportsbook Bovada, making them among offseason favorites to win the crown.
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Football detroitnews.com —  "We're selling results. We're not selling hope." It's obvious that will be one of Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio's mantras moving forward. He used it on National Signing Day in February. He used it during spring practice. And after Michigan State had four players taken in last weekend's NFL draft, there it was again.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said success in the NFL draft validates the school's football program, as the Spartans strive for individual advancement within the concept of their team goals. "You don't get where we're at with Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl wins without great players,'' Dantonio said on a Monday morning teleconference. "The two go hand in hand."
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio spoke with the media on Monday regarding the four Spartans who were selected in the 2015 National Football League Draft (cornerback Trae Waynes, first round, No. 11 overall, Minnesota Vikings; running back Jeremy Langford, fourth round, No. 106 overall, Chicago Bears; wide receiver/cornerback Tony Lippett, fifth round, No. 156 overall, Miami Dolphins; wide receiver Keith Mumphery, fifth round, No. 175 overall, Houston Texans).
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Ice Hockey freep.com —  The United States beat defending champion Russia, 4-2, today for its third straight win at the ice hockey world championship. In a matchup of two unbeaten teams, Torey Krug (Michigan State, Livonia) used a two-man advantage in the second period to score the go-ahead goal, making it 2-1. Mark Arcobello made it 3-1 in the third.
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Women's Tennis msuspartans.com —  With her entire family living in the sunny state of Florida, senior women's tennis player Julianne Gruber packed her bags, boarded the plane and was off to begin her journey as a Spartan. A native of Clearwater, Florida, Gruber was faced with a lot of change as she transitioned to East Lansing. "I had no idea how to walk in the snow, drive in the snow or live in the snow," said Gruber. "People were worried about me moving up here."
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Football mlive.com —  Draymond Green and Zach Randolph missed each other at Michigan State by seven years, with Randolph finishing his one year in East Lansing in 2001 and Green not starting his All-American career with the Spartans until 2008. But Green said he still feels a connection to the fellow former Michigan State big man.
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